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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(link sends e-mail)
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally on 21 September 2017 and UK businesses are poised to be among the biggest winners from expanded trade across the Atlantic.
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
The sixteenth annual European Mobility Week (16-22 September) is being marked across 46 countries with events in over 2,000 towns and cities, including in Aberdeen, Coventry, Poole and London.
"The wind is back in Europe's sails. But we will go nowhere unless we catch that wind…..now is the time to build a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe for 2025." That was the key message from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his annual State of the European Union (SOTEU) speech today.
On 29 and 30 September, doors will stay open late in museums, universities and laboratories in Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, St Andrews and Tring to mark European Researchers' Night in what has now become a tradition for researchers to show and tell us what they actually do and why it matters for our daily life.
The European Commission has launched the fifth edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators which will be awarded to women entrepreneurs who successfully brought their outstanding innovations to market.
The Commission is seeking views on how the EU's food supply chain could be made fairer for farmers and small businesses and how unfair trading practices could be addressed. Stakeholders have until 17 November to contribute to the online public consultation.
UK-based early-career researchers are top of the league in the European Research Council's (ERC) latest round of starting grants. Seventy nine researchers working in UK institutions will each receive up to €1.5 million (£1.4m) of EU funding to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas. Germany is in second place with 67 successful applicants.
Registration is now open for the annual EU competition for young translators, Juvenes Translatores. 17-year olds from across the EU will have the opportunity to choose from one of the 552 combinations of the EU's 24 official languages. Last year more than three thousand students, among them nearly 300 from the UK, tested their translation skills in the competition.