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Austrian Presidency: focus on security, prosperity and SEE integration

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will focus on security and the fight against illegal migration, securing prosperity and competitiveness through digitization, and stability in the European neighborhood. he motto of the Austrian Presidency is ‘A Europe that protects’. In order to achieve this objective, Austria’s approach will be based

11th EU-Montenegro Accession Conference: Ch. 17 opened

he eleventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level was held in Luxembourg to open negotiations on Chapter 17 - Economic and monetary policy. The European Union delegation was led by Ms Ekaterina Zaharieva , Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council

What is GDPR? – A Modern Data Protection Law Explained

imed at strengthening citizens’ rights uniformly while reducing burdens for companies and public entities, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies fully as of 25 May 2018. The long-awaited (and often feared) law is part of a reform package adopted in 2016 to foster trust in a digital age.

Montenegro: Economic indicators and trade with the EU

he first EU-Western Balkans Summit in a decade and a half takes place in Sofia in May 2018, under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council. That is just one indicator of the EU's renewed engagement with the six countries of the region, with the Commission's February 2018 enlargement strategy reaffirming

European Union: Spring 2018 Economic Forecast

Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. rivate consumption

Freelancers: Freelancing in Europe

f you are a highly-skilled professional, wouldn't you rather work for clients on specific projects than have a fixed job? If you have a flair for innovation and are ready to take business risks to gain greater independence and flexibility, why not freelance? Freelancing spans many professions, including newly emerging

EIB: One of most beautiful European railways recaptures past glory

The Montenegro railway upgrade is the first in 40 years ontenegro's railway used to be one of its big accomplishments. It was the largest and most expensive infrastructure project in the former Yugoslav federation. But now it has fallen into decay. With the European Investment Bank's help, the railway plans a

Progress Report on Montenegro 2018

Key findings of the 2018 Progress Report on Montenegro Political criteria he reporting period has been marked by the low level of trust towards the electoral framework and the prolonged parliamentary boycott by the entire opposition since the October 2016 parliamentary elections. Returning the political debate to the Parliament is the responsibility

Circular Economy Explained

The European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tonnes of waste every year. It is currently updating its legislation on waste management to promote a shift to a more sustainable model known as the circular economy. But what exactly does the circular economy mean? And what would be the benefits?   What is the

EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Report

uropean Commission published a report with examples of 7 projects and 10 organizations supported by the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) in 2014-2017. The aims of the presented projects ranged from supporting reforms of national social protection systems and enhancing administrative cooperation on posting of workers to raising awareness on how young people

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