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EFJ/IFJ opposes Ukrainian government raids on a prominent Ukrainian news website

BRUSSELS, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EFJ/IFJ has strongly condemned accusations by a Ukrainian MP that the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) was guilty of implementing “Russian media projects” and supporting anti-Ukrainian media. The astonishing claims came after the union opposed … Read the full press release

Schweizer Regierung: SRG-Konzession unverändert um ein Jahr bis zum 31. Dezember 2018 verlängert

BERN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Bundesrat hat am 16. August 2017 die SRG-Konzession unverändert um ein Jahr bis zum 31. Dezember 2018 verlängert. Dies ermöglicht es, die Konzession in der Zwischenzeit so anzupassen, dass die vom Bundesrat identifizierten kurzfristigen Massnahmen … Read the full press release

Destatis: settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for 70.4% of the receipts of medical practices in 2015

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2015, settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for the largest part of the receipts of medical practices (70.4%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 26.3% of the receipts came from settlement with … Read the full press release

Destatis: Mindestlohn verringert Spannweite der Tarifverdienste in einzelnen Branchen

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Abstand zwischen den höchsten und den niedrigsten Verdienstgruppen in Tarifverträgen ist zwischen Dezember 2014 – also kurz vor Einführung des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns – und Juni 2017 gesamtwirtschaftlich um 0,2 % gesunken. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) … Read the full press release

Atypical employment in 2016 in Germany at 20.7% – Destatis

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One in five people in employment aged 15 to 64 years (20.7%) were in atypical employment in 2016. Based on results of the microcensus, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the proportion of people in … Read the full press release

Destatis: 19,5 Millionen Patienten im Jahr 2016 stationär im Krankenhaus behandelt

WIESBADEN, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2016 wurden 19,5 Millionen Patientinnen und Patienten stationär im Krankenhaus behandelt. Das waren 277 400 Behandlungsfälle oder 1,4 % mehr als im Jahr zuvor. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) nach vorläufigen Ergebnissen weiter mitteilt, dauerte der … Read the full press release

Research: 2016 EU referendum result could have been different if access to Higher Education was greater

Heat map showing access to Higher Education in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_5_1/2_5HE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Visualisation of correlation between access to Higher Education and Leave votes in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_3_6/2_3ScatterHE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Copies of this paper are available … Read the full press release

Accenture report examines the adoption of emerging technologies across government agencies

ARLINGTON, Va., USA, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The report, Emerging … Read the full press release

Accenture acquires Virginia-based company specializing in digital transformation for the federal market

ARLINGTON, VA, USA, 09-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Phase One Consulting Group, Inc., a privately held Alexandria, Virginia-based company specializing in modernization and digital transformation for the federal market. The acquisition of Phase One, which … Read the full press release

FATF assessment of Denmark’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system

PARIS, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Denmark has the foundations for a sound regime to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, but needs to improve the implementation of measures to mitigate the risks, including through better assessing those risks and enhancing national … Read the full press release

UK Digital Minister Hancock: UK Gov committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New … Read the full press release

New hosts for UK-based EU agencies EMA and EBA will now be assessed by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The application procedure to host the two UK-based EU agencies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), came to a close at midnight last night, 31 July 2017. The European Commission will … Read the full press release

Sweden submitted its official offer to host the The European Medicines Agency (EMA)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently looking for a new location in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Sweden has now submitted its official offer to host the EMA. STOCKHOLM, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offer guarantees … Read the full press release

EP Brexit Steering group: 3 main withdrawal areas: citizens’ rights, financial settlement and the Ireland border

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Brexit Steering group met Michel Barnier, EU negotiator for Brexit on Tuesday 25 July and issued this common statement after the 2nd round of negotiations between the EU and the UK. “Last week was … Read the full press release

European Commission: companies active in ethylene purchasing may have violated EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 16 May 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in ethylene purchasing, in several Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies … Read the full press release

European Commission issues Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendationaddressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the … Read the full press release

The 9th Security Union progress report: new rules on trafficking in cultural goods

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 9th Security Union progress report, published today, highlights the recent steps taken to prevent terrorist financing through trafficking in cultural goods and improve the interoperability of EU information systems. Based on a comprehensive assessment of … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Police Body Cameras by X-Surveillance

Police Body Camera and Push-To-Talk in one by X-Surveillance The Hague, Netherlands, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Body Cameras will be an indispensable device to encourage and enforce better practices by police forces in addition to increasing accountability for all who … Read the full press release

European Commission approves Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without … Read the full press release

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. … Read the full press release

Leonardo signs EUR 290 million contract with UK Ministry of Defence for IFF technology upgrade

The team will upgrade the IFF systems, which automatically recognise whether vehicles are friend or foe, on 31 UK platform types  The new, more-secure Mode-5 IFF technology is mandated for all NATO nations for installation by 2020 Leonardo and HENSOLDT … Read the full press release

Loughborough University on General Election 2017: the two main political parties dominated campaign media coverage

Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The media offered ‘presidential’ coverage of the 2017 General Election, focussing their attention on May and Corbyn, analysis by Loughborough University has found. In contrast to the 2015 election, where minor parties commanded significantly higher … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June

STOCKHOLM, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June. He will be joined on the trip by several ministers and a business delegation with a focus on green innovation and sustainability. Mr Löfven will … Read the full press release

OSCE Head of Mission to Skopje Suomalainen Offers Reform Process Support to to New Prime Minister

SKOPJE, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen met today in Skopje with the newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated on his election as the Prime Minister. “I welcome the intention … Read the full press release

OSCE’s Role in Migration Governance Discussed During the Organization’s Turkmenistan Event

VIENNA, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Representatives of government institutions and public organizations discussed topical issues of migration and the role of the OSCE in migration governance at an OSCE-organized roundtable discussion that took place in Ashgabat on 9 June 2017. The … Read the full press release

Brexit uncertainty resulted in significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK

The Brexit referendum and surrounding policy uncertainty has resulted in a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). NORWICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 11 months … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia: Insufficient funding for electoral services could ultimately threaten the democratic process

Insufficient resources to maintain the electoral register, plan for the poll and encourage voters to participate could ultimately threaten the democratic process, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and ClearView Research. NORWICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: Brexit may lead to boom in tourism and high-end exports in the South East

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brexit could lead to a boom in tourism and high-end exports in the South East, according to a consultation with local people by trade experts at the University of Sussex. However, there is growing concern about … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: 1,200 business and political leaders from over 60 countries participated

Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties … Read the full press release