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Agreement on the EU budget: The financing of the European Green Deal is secured

Dear friends and all those who are interested,  This week, the negotiators of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers agreed on the EU budget for the next seven years. The so-called multiannual financial framework (MFF) sets directions for the future of the Union. It is also linked to an agreement […]

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Revolving door rules ineffective: Only 0.62% of changes from EU-institutions to lobby groups rejected

Dear friends, dear interested, A new report by the non-governmental organization Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) sheds light on the Brussels revolving door job changes and provides shocking insights. Out of 366 applications for transfers of EU officials from the EU Commission to the private sector and 597 applications for employment in the private sector during […]

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Eurogroup / candidate for ECB executive board: European Parliament must insist on gender-balanced shortlist

Today, the Euro finance ministers in the Eurogroup agreed on a candidate to succeed Yves Mersch for the ECB executive board. The candidate is to be proposed tomorrow by the Council for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) before being appointed by the European Council, following opinions from the European Parliament and the Governing Council of […]

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Banned poison in imported jewellery must have political consequences

Dear friends, Dear interested, The door is wide open for the import of illegal and dangerous products into the EU. The European Chemicals Agency, in cooperation with the chemicals regulation enforcement and customs authorities in 16 EU member states, has tested imported products for their compliance with EU laws. The results are alarming. Almost a […]

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