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Survey shows majority of Europeans agree that the EU should ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy

13 September 2019
According to a new Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission, 90% of Europeans agree that the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean and affordable energy for all Europeans – the main pillars of the EU’s energy union. In terms of EU energy policy, the…
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EU continues to lead the global fight against climate change

13 September 2019
On 11 September, the European Commission adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU's commitment to accelerated climate ambition, ahead of the Climate Action Summit being organised by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September. The Commission’s Vice-president for the Energy…
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Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

13 September 2019
On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, the European Union reaffirms its commitment towards democracy as a fundamental right of every human being. Every woman and every man has to be free to participate to the political, economic and social life of her or his country. No one should…
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Vaccination: European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of vaccines

13 September 2019
The European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide. Opening…
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László Trócsányi of Hungary nominated to lead Neighbourhood and Enlargement portfolio in new European Commission

11 September 2019
On 10 September, the newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented her team and the new structure of the next Commission. She proposed László Trócsányi, the former Minister of Justice of Hungary, as the new Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and…
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The von der Leyen Commission: for a Union that strives for more

11 September 2019
Yesterday, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. The new College of Commissioners will have eight Vice-Presidents. Three Executive Vice-Presidents (Frans Timmermans, Netherlands; Margrethe Vestager, Denmark; Valdis…
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EU supports development of telecommunications infrastructure at the Belarus-Lithuania border

10 September 2019
On 6 September, the EU launched a new project, ‘BOMBEL-4’, to assist with the development of telecommunications infrastructure at the Belarus-Lithuania Border. Worth over €3.7 million, the project will be implemented jointly by the EU, the State Border Committee of Belarus and the State Border…
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EU launches new EU4Digital programme in Belarus to improve online services

10 September 2019
On 5 September, the EU launched a new programme to support the digital economy and society in Belarus. The programme, EU4Digital, also covers other countries in the Eastern Neighbourhood region. The programme was launched at a conference in the country’s capital of Minsk, an event supported by the…
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Take part in the new #EU4Energy Babushka competition and you can win a 3D printer

09 September 2019
The #EU4Energy Babushka is back with a new competition! Running on social media from 9th to 19th of September, Babushka will test your knowledge about how to save energy and money by being more energy efficient. You have a chance to win one of 10 prizes, including the main prize of a 3D printer!…
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More than 700 young people from the Eastern partner countries and the EU are appointed as Young European Ambassadors

05 September 2019
Following an open call for applications, more than 1,200 young people in the EU and its six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) have expressed their interest in becoming Young European Ambassadors (YEAs). The YEAs were selected…