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The share of pupils dropping out of UK schools without a diploma decreased by about a quarter in six years – from 14.9% in 2011 to 10.6%. The findings come from the seventh edition of the European Commission's annual Education and Training Monitor. However, there are significant regional variations.
The United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and Spain have offered assistance following Indonesia's request to activate the EU Civil Protection Mechanism after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi. The Commission's Emergency Response Coordination Centre is coordinating the offers of assistance.
UK holidaymakers affected by the collapse of Primera Air are being advised to contact the UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) for help and advice on their individual circumstances. Primera Air, which operated services from various points in the UK, ceased operations as of midnight on Monday 1 October, leaving passengers stranded and others no longer able to take up their scheduled flights.
During the last week of September, schools and local authorities in the UK join people across the EU and beyond to celebrate Europe's linguistic diversity and innovative language teaching.
Airbnb has committed to make changes to their terms and conditions and improve price transparency following a call for action from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities. The company has until the end of 2018 to make the changes on all their EU language websites to bring them into line with EU consumer rights laws.
Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
Two young British scientists join their peers in the annual EU contest that brings together the best and brightest young researchers to showcase their projects and exchange ideas.
Jean-Claude Juncker this morning delivered his fourth annual state of the union (#SOTEU) address. He took stock of the EU's recent successes and biggest challenges and set out a series of new policy initiatives on, for example, tackling terrorism and money laundering, protecting free and fair elections and managing migration.