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Europe House
26/05/2017

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu  

Fake news
25/05/2017

An EU-funded researcher at the University of Oxford will receive top-up funding to create an online tool to assess suspicious social media accounts and counter fake news. Prof Philip Howard is one of seven UK-based researchers who will receive top-up funding to explore the commercial or innovation potential of the results of their EU-funded research. Other topics cover health, science and technology, including work that will help control exhaust gases or a novel coating that regulates heat.

Category:
Science and technology
Bathing water
24/05/2017

The latest overview of bathing water quality across the EU, released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission, shows that in 2016 the highest rates of bathing waters with poor quality were found in Ireland (6 bathing waters or 4%) and the United Kingdom (20 bathing waters or 3%). Some of the UK waters with poor quality include Western beach in Gibraltar, Instow in Devon, Walpole Bay, Margate in Kent and Scarborough South Bay in North Yorkshire.

Category:
Environment, consumers and health
EU flags at half-mast at our headquarters. We stand with London and the British people.
23/05/2017

"It was with great sadness and profound shock that I learnt of the brutal attack that struck Manchester.

It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instil fear where there should be joy, to sow division where young people and families should be coming together in celebration.

Michel Barnier
22/05/2017

The European Commission welcomes the Council's decision today to authorise the opening of the Article 50 negotiations with the UK and to nominate the Commission as Union negotiator. The Commission also welcomes the adoption of the first set of negotiating directives.

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Institutional affairs
Europe House
19/05/2017

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu  

languages
18/05/2017

Data from a report released by the Commission today shows that 90% of primary and secondary school students in Europe study English. However, the UK scores a less flattering record in language learning. Less than half of its upper secondary students in general education study foreign languages. This is the lowest by far in Europe.

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Culture, education and youth
Poole hosts European Maritime Day conference
17/05/2017

Europe's maritime community, industry professionals and policy-makers will gather in Poole, Dorset, this week to exchange ideas and foster partnerships as the town plays host to the annual European Maritime Day conference and exhibition on the 18-19 May. Under the banner "The Future of our Seas" the two-day conference will introduce corporate responsibility as one of the pivotal aspects of sustainability and will provide an opportunity for governments, NGOs and business leaders from around the world to show what their companies are doing or pledging to do to protect the oceans.

Category:
Environment, consumers and health
Sesame
16/05/2017

The Synchrotron light for experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), a synchrotron facility which like the Large Hadron Collider in CERN uses light to accelerate particles, started work in Allan, Jordan. SESAME is the first major international research infrastructure in the Middle East and will host researchers from around the world.

Category:
Energy and natural resources, Science and technology
Europe House
12/05/2017

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu 

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