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Asylum applications
20/06/2018

Asylum applications in the UK fell by 15% in 2017 compared to 2016. Britain received 4.6% of all EU applications and was the fifth largest recipient of people seeking protection in the EU, according to the 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union, published by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).

Europe House
15/06/2018

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

Europe House
08/06/2018

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

Commissioner Carlos Moedas
07/06/2018

The Commission proposes €100 billion (£88 bn) for the next EU research and innovation funding programme, Horizon Europe, between 2021 and 2027. The new programme will build on the achievements of Horizon 2020, but it will put even stronger emphasis on turning research into results, in areas such as medicine, food and tackling climate change. Each euro invested by Horizon Europe could potentially generate a return of up to 11 euro in GDP over 25 years.

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Regions and local development, Science and technology
Europe House
01/06/2018

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

 
Clean bathing waters
30/05/2018

85% of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2017 met the EU's most stringent standards for clean bathing waters, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report published this week. In the United Kingdom, this figure was 61.4%.

Category:
Environment, consumers and health
Europe House
25/05/2018

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

Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
25/05/2018

The General Data Protection Regulation tightens rules on protection of personal data across the EU and introduces substantial fines for companies who do not respect them or who fail to put their house in order to ensure such protection. 

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Justice and citizens rights
GDPR
23/05/2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force on Friday, 25 May. It reinforces the data protection rules by which all organisations and companies that provide services in the EU must abide. The GDPR gives people better tools to say what their data can be used for, to retract such consent, to transfer their data or to ask for it to be erased. The regulation provides common sense exemptions for small businesses, clubs, associations, emergency services, etc. The GDPR modernises a set of principles first established 20 years ago, at the dawn of dial-up internet connections.

Europe House
18/05/2018

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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