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Bees and beekeepers: European long-term survival strategy

Ban all harmful pesticides Tighten up checks to halt fake honey imports Promote health benefits of honey embers of the European Parliament urge the EU and its member states to invest more in protecting bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers. The EU needs a wide-ranging, long-term strategy to

Essentials of EU law

he legal order created by the European Union has become an established component of our political life and society. Each year, on the basis of the Union treaties, thousands of decisions are taken that crucially affect the EU Member States and the lives of their citizens. Individuals have long since

Systematic country diagnostic: Montenegro

Montenegro Economy ontenegro is a small and open upper middle-income transition economy that gained independence in 2006 and is negotiating accession to the European Union. Montenegro has a population of 622,000 and a GNI per capita of $7,320. It started negotiations with the European Union in June 2012 and strives to

10th EU-Montenegro Accession Conference: Chapters 2 and 3 opened

The tenth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level was held today in Brussels to open negotiations on Chapter 2 - Freedom of movement for workers, and Chapter 3 - Right of establishment and freedom to provide services. The European Union delegation was led by Mr Sven

Most innovative countries list

Switzerland is the world’s most innovative country. Its capacity for innovation and the quality of its scientific research institutions are just two of the factors that have enabled this small alpine country to hold onto the top spot in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Index. Swiss companies are ready

Towards safer and more innovative electronic payments

he Commission has today adopted rules that will make electronic payments in shops and online safer. This will also allow consumers to access more convenient, cost-effective and innovative solutions offered by payment providers. These rules implement the EU's recently-revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) which aims to modernize Europe's payment services

New EU agencies locations decided on – coin toss!

The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be moved to Amsterdam after Brexit, EU affairs ministers announced. The European Banking Authority, also currently in London, will move to Paris. The decision follows months of intensive lobbying. 6273

EU Budget 2018: Agreement reached

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on an EU budget for 2018 that strongly reflects the EU's main policy priorities. Total commitments are set at €160.1 billion and payments at €144.7 billion.Märt Kivine, deputy finance minister of Estonia and chief Council negotiator for the 2018 EU budget said: "We have strived

WiFi4EU – EU scheme for free internet access

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way. MEPs pass EU scheme to support free WIFI in public spaces ✔️ Safeguards for personal data ✔️ he funds will be used in a “geographically balanced manner” in more than 6000 communities across

2018 Doing Business: Montenegro (42) advances nine places

n the new World Bank Doing Business report for June 2016 – June 2017, Montenegro is ranked 42nd on the lost of 190 ranked countries, and thus, in comparison with last year's revised Report, made progress for 9 seats. Pursuant to the Report, published for the fifteenth time, Montenegro recorded a