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MEPs to evaluate “search and rescue” operations in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region. MEPs will evaluate “search and rescue” operations … Read the full press release

EP coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt visits Northern Ireland and Ireland

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin, EP coordinator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders. Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti praised Ukraine’s progress in the reform process in recent years

Investment climate and anti-corruption efforts discussed at high-level meetings LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti concluded a visit to Ukraine on Friday afternoon after meetings with the country’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groyssman and a speech at the … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham UK Professor Chris Rudd awarded the Camellia award by Ningbo Municipal Government

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been recognised for his contribution to the development of Ningbo. Professor Chris Rudd, who is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham UK, … Read the full press release

CEP study visit to two Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands

UTRECHT, 18-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the 13th of September 2017 nine people from all over Europe attended a special CEP study visit to two unique Dutch concepts ‘ZSM’ and ‘Safety House’ in Utrecht, The Netherlands. ZSM At the ZSM office … Read the full press release

Jean-Claude Juncker: Our Union needs a democratic leap forward

BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: “Our Union needs a democratic leap forward. Too often Europe-wide elections have been reduced to nothing more than the sum of national campaigns. … Read the full press release

European Union will attend the ministerial week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York

BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A high-level delegation of the European Union will attend the ministerial week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, starting on 18 September in New York. The EU representatives will participate in a large number of … Read the full press release

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution on North Korea

LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Foreign Secretary welcomed the unanimous adoption of the resolution. Speaking after the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted UNSCR 2375, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution today. … Read the full press release

UK Gov: National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) announce new plan to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes

NHS and PHE launch new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes. LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) will today (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) announce a new drive to save thousands of … Read the full press release

London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown comments on Leon Daniels departure from Transport for London

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels has decided to leave Transport for London towards the end of the year. Mike Brown, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: `Leon had intended to … Read the full press release

Sweden will invest an additional SEK 600 million in measures for clean seas

STOCKHOLM, 04-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Robust measures are needed to tackle eutrophication, environmental toxins, littering and other threats against Sweden’s lakes, seas and coastlines. As early as next year, the Government will invest an additional SEK 600 million in measures … Read the full press release

Switzerland and Zambia sign new double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income

BERN, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 29 August 2017 in Lusaka, Switzerland and Zambia signed a new double taxation agreement (DTA) in the area of taxes on income. It replaces the agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom of 1954 which … Read the full press release

Switzerland: Georgian Vice Prime Minister Aleksandre Jejelava met with Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann in Bern

BERN, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met with Mr Aleksandre Jejelava, the Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science, in Bern … Read the full press release

Grammy Winner Coolio & Wrestling Legend Virgil on an Adult Star’s Presidential Ticket – Press Conference

Embarrassed by the state of the country, adult star Cherie DeVille wants to lead by example, bringing change to the country – a Real Person for the People DeVille’s Team features Coolio as Vice President, with WWE great Virgil as … Read the full press release

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Destatis: the highest poverty risk in all of Germany recorded for Bremen

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In terms of the at-risk-of-poverty rate, the poverty risk was lowest in the southern Länder of Baden-Württemberg (11.9%) and Bayern (12.1%) in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the highest poverty risk in all of Germany was recorded for Bremen (22.6%), followed by Sachsen-Anhalt (21.4%) … Read the full press release

Destatis: agreed earnings up 3.8% in 2Q 2017 YoY

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The collectively agreed earnings, as measured by the index of agreed monthly earnings including extra payments, increased by an average 3.8% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. … Read the full press release

Destatis: 509,997 young people concluded new apprenticeship contracts in 2016

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A total of 509,997 young people concluded new apprenticeship contracts in 2016. This was a decrease of 1.3% compared with a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that management assistant for retail services … Read the full press release

Destatis: Germany inflation measured by the consumer price index expected at 1.8% in August 2017

WIESBADEN, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.8% in August 2017. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the … Read the full press release

UK Gov: Scotland’s deficit is more than three times higher than that of the UK

Figures published today show that Scotland’s deficit is more than three times higher than that of the UK as a whole LONDON, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reacting to the Scottish Government’s GERS figures, published today, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: These figures from … Read the full press release

UK: Competition and Markets Authority found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and Cambian Adult Services

The CMA has provisionally found competition concerns in the merger between Cygnet and the Cambian Adult Services division of the Cambian Group. LONDON, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Universal Health Services, Inc. – through its subsidiary Cygnet Health Care Limited (Cygnet) – acquired … Read the full press release

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