Archive for: May, 2014

Commission announces €175m funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes

European commission president José Manuel Barroso has announced that the EU is to double its funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes to €25m per year for 2014-2020.

Africa and Europe facing ‘common challenges’

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reflects on her first EU-Africa summit as chair of the African Union commission. Kayleigh Rose Lewis reports.

MEPs back ‘European master plan on cycling’

A survey has found that many MEPs support demands for the European commission to develop a ‘European master plan on cycling’ by 2019.

ECJ rules in favour of ‘right to be forgotten’

The European court of justice (ECJ) has ruled in favour of the so-called right to be forgotten, requiring internet search engines to respond to users requests to erase or modify search results which affect their right to privacy.

Ashton and Kerry meet to discuss foreign policy

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and US secretary of state John Kerry have met to discuss their joint foreign affairs priorities.

Greens MEP accuses member states of ‘lack of ambition’ over FTT

The EU’s economic and monetary affairs council has announced the “gradual introduction” of the contentious financial transaction tax (FTT), with a view to start implementation at the beginning of 2016.

TTIP has potential to create ‘growth and jobs’, says De Gucht

EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht has told a dialogue event on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) that both the EU and US need to be “ambitious”.

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