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Get involved with the Conference on the Future of Europe!

Citizens are being encouraged to take part in the European Union’s Conference on the Future of Europe, where they can engage in an open debate on the challenges Europe is facing, and how we can shape our future together. The conference was launched on 9 May to coincide with Europe Day. Regional and...
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European Commission adopts New EU Forest Strategy for 2030

The European Commission has adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, aiming to reach greenhouse gas emission reductions of at least 55% across the EU by 2030. The Strategy also hopes to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050. On 16 July, the European Commission announced it had adopted the...
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Europe fit for the Digital Age: European Commission proposes new rules for excellence and trust in Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has proposed new rules and actions aiming to turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The combination of the first-ever legal framework on AI and a new Coordinated Plan with Member States will guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of...
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The European Commission launches the Conference on the Future of Europe digital platform

The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission, has launched a multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe, and invites all EU citizens...
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European Commission proposes emergency measures against COVID-19

A recent press release from the European Commission outlines how the EU is putting forward a package of almost €530 million in additional financial support under the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The package will contribute to the efforts of 17 Member States and 3 accession countries (Austria, Belgium...
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Digital Day 2021: EU countries commit to key digital initiatives

The 2021 edition of Europe’s Digital Day marks the fourth anniversary of the Digital Day event. The last edition in 2019 focused on smart and sustainable agriculture, digitising cultural heritage and encouraging women’s participation in the digital and technology sectors. Since then, these...
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Conference on the Future of Europe: Engaging with citizens to build a more resilient Europe

On 11 March, European Parliament President David Sassoli, Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa, and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe. This paves the way for the launch of a series of debates and discussions that will...
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Launch of the InvestEU Programme

Supporting investment that delivers real benefits and makes a difference at the local level, and promoting recovery, green growth, employment, and wellbeing across Europe are some of Europe’s top priorities. InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding to support sustainable recovery...
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Commission supports people working through digital platforms

The Commission has launched the first-stage consultation of European social partners on how to improve the working conditions for people working through digital labour platforms. Context Platform work is developing rapidly in the EU across a growing number of business sectors. It can offer increased...
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Europe’s industrial clusters mobilise to fight COVID-19

How are European industrial clusters active in the fight against COVID-19? Euronews explores this topic in a recent article, accompanied by a video showing how clusters are involved in innovation to fight the COVID-19 crisis. The objective is to innovate, bring new products quickly onto the market...
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Position paper from the European Clusters Alliance: Recommendations for the update of the EU Industrial Strategy

In March 2020, the European Commission published a new strategy to support Europe‘s industry in the green and digital transition and increase the resilience of European ecosystems. The COVID-19 crisis has since presented numerous challenges for society and industry in Europe, however. It has...
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Interview with Anoushka Janssens from SOLVIT

Unfair rules or decisions and discriminatory red tape can make it hard for companies in the European Union (EU) to do business in another EU country. Such issues are a particular problem for small and medium sized enterprises, which may not have the regulatory knowledge and experience or the...