Saturday, 30 March 2019
Eintracht-Kapitän beim Heimspiel am Sonntag die Kapitänsbinde mit der europäischen Flagge tragen."Wie gut Menschen aus den unterschiedlichsten Ländern und Kulturen zusammen leben und arbeiten können, zeigt unser Team in dieser Saison. Bei uns spielt Internationalität eine sehr große Rolle und es ist nur logisch, dass wir uns voll und ganz zu Europa bekennen und diesen Gedanken auch leben“, sagt Eintracht-Sportvorstand Fredi Bobic.
Friday, 29 March 2019
Open borders and open hearts have made our neighbourhoods so much better! Thanks to the freedom of movement, 17 million EU citizens were living in an EU country other than their home country in 2017. This freedom has changed the way we think, travel, live and work today. There is a bit of EU in your very own neighbourhood.
Thursday, 28 March 2019
The EU Budget in 2017 generated great added value for Europeans and made a difference to our lives. For the 11th year in a row, the EU budget got a clean bill of health. By 2017-end, EU budget supported 275,000 businesses in 25 countries, provided better healthcare services for 2.7 million people, improved water supply for 156,000 citizens and much more.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Did you know that Greece has the largest fishing fleet (15 000 vessels) in the European Union? Greece is also the EU's third largest producer of olives after Spain and Italy and is the fourth biggest exporter of olives after Portugal, Spain and Italy. Greece has the EU’s highest share of government expenditure on environmental protection (1.6%).
In July 2017 forest fires were threatening the Italian town of Ottaviano. Ordinary heroes from across Europe acted promptly to tackle the emergency and keep citizens and their homes safe. When Italy asked for help to fight forest fires and keep citizens safe, the EU answered promptly and coordinated aid from different European countries.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Monday, 25 March 2019
The EU wants a climate neutral Europe by 2050. To achieve that we need to move from an energy system of last century to a modern low-carbon system. The European Commission is investing €750 million cross-border energy infrastructure projects. This will improve energy security, provide more choice to consumers, and spur economic growth and jobs.
The EU produces 1/3 of the world's high-quality scientific publications. But turning these into business and market success remains a challenge. The EU is investing €2 billion in creating a whole innovation system through the European Innovation Council to support innovators and bring new technologies and innovations to global markets at a much faster pace.
¿Sabías que la Comisión tiene 10 prioridades para garantizar que la UE funciona para todos los europeos? Esas prioridades son, entre otras, impulsar el empleo y el crecimiento económico, lograr la eficiencia energética y luchar contra el cambio climático, hacer de la UE un actor global más fuerte, construir una unión basada en la solidaridad, la confianza y la justicia.
The EU Datathon is a growing-in-popularity event aiming to further stimulate the use of open data issued by the European Union. It allows competitors to showcase their data skills and innovative ideas. Furthermore, it offers them the opportunity to network and gather support in order to continue developing their ideas after the competition.
As ‘energy efficiency first’ is a central principle of the Energy Union strategy, the EU's adopted new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups - five of them most consumers own at home - : dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, lamps, electronic displays and refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function. Clearer and simple energy labels will help consumers save money and contribute to the implementation of the circular economy.
Islands often have high local energy costs, but can benefit from the transition to renewable energy sources in many ways.
The most important aspect of heritage has always been related to the people creating, living, sharing and protecting it. For centuries, cultural heritage has bridged the gaps between generations and nations all over Europe. In order to honour the communities and individuals that kept the heritage alive and available for many generations to explore, European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 celebrations launched initiative that is continuing to inspire creation of European Heritage Stories edition for the 2019.
The EU is scaling up its response to cyber-attacks! The European Parliament adopted the Cyber Security Act to strength the role of the European Agency for Network and Information Security and to establish a common European cybersecurity certification framework for IT services, systems and equipment.
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Pharmaceuticals discarded in the environment pose a risk to fish or other wildlife and an incorrectly dispose may contribute to the antimicrobial resistance. The EU "Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment" identifies six action areas concerning all stages of the pharmaceutical life cycle, in line with the principles of Sustainable Products in a Circular Economy.
Tequila is now a member of the EU register of protected geographical indications! The most emblematic alcoholic beverage produced in Mexico is made from juices extracted from blue agave sourced and processed in Centre and West Mexico, including the city of Tequila! Some good news to raise a toast to!
What does the EU do for us? It makes sure our food and products are safe. It connects Europe with safe infrastructure that makes travel cheaper and easier. The single market gives job opportunities to millions of EU citizens. And calling home from any EU country is now cheaper than ever. Not bad, right?
Security has been a political priority since the beginning of the Juncker Commission's mandate – from President Juncker's Political Guidelines of July 2014 to his latest State of the Union address on 12 September 2018. Providing support to victims of crime, including victims of terrorist attacks, is an important part of the Commission's work to address all dimensions of terrorist threats.
From an observer to a catalyst for change, Nicole Fontaine was the second woman President of the European Parliament. A champion of Europe and European values, she was an educator and politician who worked to bring the EU closer to Europeans.As the president of the Parliament, she worked tirelessly for dialogue and peace. She also oversaw the adoption of the Euro which turned 20 this year.
Latvia is the only EU country where women are a majority (56%) in managerial positions. It is followed by Bulgaria and Estonia (both 49%), Poland and Slovenia (both 47%), Hungary (43%), Lithuania and Sweden (both 42%), Ireland (41%), and Slovakia (40%). At the opposite end of the scale, women account for less than a third of managers in Luxembourg (15%), followed by Cyprus (23%), Czechia, Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands (all 29%), Germany (30%), as well as Greece and Austria (both 32%).
The EU is committed to a sustainable African agri-food sector. Agriculture and rural development policy is leading the way in EU-Africa political cooperation. The Task Force Rural Africa is at the center of this work: its recommendations explore ways to boost public and private investment, to exchange best practice and share knowledge, and to deepen policy cooperation across the board.
Saturday, 23 March 2019
Friday, 22 March 2019
At a time, when most women's art was listed as "Anonymous," Stockholm-born artist Amalia Lindegren courageously signed her paintings. In the 1860s, her artistic success was seen as an inspiration to supporters of women's rights and a strong argument for eventually admitting women to the Fine Arts Academy.
L'Autorité européenne de sécurité des aliments contrôle soigneusement ce qui va dans nos aliments: tu peux donc savourer tranquillement ton repas. Dans l'UE, chaque bénéfice pour la santé est examiné scientifiquement, puis approuvé ou rejeté par des experts des États membres. L'objectif est de veiller à ce que tous les bénéfices pour la santé présentés sur les étiquettes soient bien fondés.
The EU is the world’s leading source and destination of foreign direct investment. These investments help create jobs and are a source of growth. But it could also affect security and public order. A new European framework, proposed by the European Commission, is soon to enter into force and it will help to monitor foreign investments and safeguard European interests. It is all about a Europe that protects!
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Love fruits? This one is for you! Almost 1.3 million hectares of land in the EU were covered with fruit trees in 2017
The “EU Saves Lives” roadshow will travel across several European cities between February and August 2019. With stops made in Vienna, Naples, Nicosia, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Cologne, Lyon, and Lisbon, visitors vividly experience the EU's response to natural or man-made disasters. In an immersive virtual reality, people will see why humanitarian aid and civil protection are important, based on the principle of solidarity.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
"We have funerals each day.""My house is the last. All the local residents have left. "People at the frontline in Eastern Ukraine tell us how war affected their lives. See it all through the eyes of a 56 year-old woman, Marina. The EU humanitarian aid is helping her and her neighbours meet basic needs.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
The EU is helping scientists find a cure for paediatric cancer, make agricultural systems more resilient to climate change, and fight plastic waste pollution
1,351 excellent researchers and 14 doctoral and 14 post-doctoral programmes will be funded by the European Commission with €273 million and up to €80 million respectively through the 2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships! The EU is helping scientists find a cure for paediatric cancer, make agricultural systems more resilient to climate change, and fight plastic waste pollution.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
Friday, 15 March 2019
Monday, 11 March 2019
Speech that incites racist and xenophobic violence and hatred is illegal. IT companies are now assessing 89% of flagged content within 24 hours. 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate speech is removed.The European Commission Code of Conduct is delivering results and has Google, Instagram, Facebook on board.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Monday, 4 March 2019
Understanding the progression from the stepping reflex to independent walking could help find new therapies for children with cerebral palsy (CP) – a movement disability caused by brain damage before, during or shortly after birth.A baby’s first steps are a magical moment – an early stepping stone towards independent walking. Children usually begin to walk around the time of their first birthday as they move from being an infant to become busy, curious and mobile toddlers.Controlling leg muscles and achieving balance take time, but new-born babies already have an instinctive ‘stepping reflex’ hardwired into their neural circuitry.
As part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, the EU and UN will invest €50 million to tackle domestic and gender-based violence in the Pacific region by supporting preventive measures, and by providing protection and quality services to victims. "This is not an exclusively “Pacific” problem - it is a global problem. We must all join forces with partner governments and civil society".- Neven Mimica, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.