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Women’s Power in Politics

Ahead of the European elections, MEPs and national MPs will discuss women’s power in politics during an inter-parliamentary committee meeting today. MEPs and more than 20 MPs from 15 EU national parliaments and Norway will attend this meeting marking International Women’s Day (IWD). The topic chosen this year is at the heart of women’s rights …
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Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors

Ahead of the international women’s day, check out the latest briefing by the European Parliament’s Research Service: “Gender equality in the EU’s digital and media sectors”. For this year’s International Women’s Day the European Parliament is stressing the importance of the role women play in media and ICT. The media and information and communication technology …
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Health at a Glance: Europe 2016

The OECD in collaboration with the European Commission has just published the report “Health at a Glance: Europe 2016. State of Health in the EU Cycle.” According to the report better public health and prevention policies as well as more effective health care could save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of euros each …
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Business Innovation Observatory Sixth Trend Report

The Business Innovation Observatory of the European Comission publishes two trend reports every year, drawing on the case studies and the outcome of the workshops/conferences. The trend reports tackle innovative business practices from a policy perspective. They help policy makers better understand the latest trends in business and industry innovation and provide specific policy recommendations to …
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Equality between Women and Men in the EU

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the European Commission has published the new edition of the report on “Equality between Women and Men in the EU.” Equality between women and men is one of the EU’s fundamental values and its promotion is an obligation enshrined in the Treaty. To fulfil this obligation, the European Commission adopted …
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EU Transport Scoreboard

The European Commission has just published the “EU Transport Scoreboard 2015”, which compares how Member States perform in 29 transport categories. The objective of the Scoreboard is to help Member States to identify areas requiring priority investments and actions, in order to create a Single European Transport Area with high standards, notably in terms of …
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Erasmus Impact Study

The EC has just published “Erasmus Impact Study: Effects of mobility on the skills and employability of students and the internationalization of higher education institutions.” The study’s key findings show: -Enhancing their employability abroad is increasingly important for Erasmus students -Transversal skills important to employers are also the skills improved during an Erasmus period abroad …
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Europeans in 2014

To coincide with the forthcoming European Parliament elections, the European Commission has just published a Special Eurobarometer survey titled “Europeans 2014”. The survey provides a snapshot of current public opinion on the economic outlook in Europe and the future of the EU. The responses show that optimism and trust are on the rise. Here are …
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Promoting Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

The European Commission has just launched, together with ITC stakeholders, a new startup initiative called Watify. The goal of the initiative is to promote digital entrepreneurship in Europe by helping remove some of the obstacles that prevent Europeans from turning great business ideas into reality. The number of people engaged in a new business in …
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Most Prosperous Regions in the EU

The EC has just published the statistics regarding Regional GDP, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards. According to the figures, in 2011 the five most prosperous regions in the EU were Inner London (321%), Luxembourg (266%), Bruxelles-Cap (222%), Hamburg (202%) and Brstislavsky ktaj (186%). The statistics show that there are 41 regions with GDP …
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