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Russia’s new nuclear security policy approved by Putin, govt to implement within three months

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving Russia’s updated nuclear and radiation safety policy, running through to 2025 and beyond. It will be implemented within three months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s new nuclear security policy approved by Putin, govt to implement within three months

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving Russia’s updated nuclear and radiation safety policy, running through to 2025 and beyond. It will be implemented within three months. Read Full Article at RT.com

Flower power: Russian govt mulls bill to lift poppy plant production ban to grow for medical use

Russia’s government has received a bill that would lift its current ban on poppy plant cultivation. If approved, the law would allow for the mass domestic manufacture of opiate-based medicines. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flower power: Russian govt mulls bill to lift poppy plant production ban to grow for medical use

Russia’s government has received a bill that would lift its current ban on poppy plant cultivation. If approved, the law would allow for the mass domestic manufacture of opiate-based medicines. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘No warplane to take off’: Russia’s S-700 missile system can cover entire planet – party leader

A leading Russian politician may have just revealed the biggest Russian military secret. Or just invented a non-existent weapon system while ranting about how powerful the country is during a political talk show. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘No warplane to take off’: Russia’s S-700 missile system can cover entire planet – party leader

A leading Russian politician may have just revealed the biggest Russian military secret. Or just invented a non-existent weapon system while ranting about how powerful the country is during a political talk show. Read Full Article at RT.com

Briefing - Ensuring more transparent and predictable working conditions - 15-10-2018

An employer's obligation to inform their employees on the conditions applicable to their contracts is regulated by Directive 91/533/EEC. Major shifts in the labour market due to demographic trends and digitalisation, spawning a growing number of non-standard
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Briefing - Ensuring more transparent and predictable working conditions - 15-10-2018

An employer's obligation to inform their employees on the conditions applicable to their contracts is regulated by Directive 91/533/EEC. Major shifts in the labour market due to demographic trends and digitalisation, spawning a growing number of non-standard employment relationships (such as part-time, temporary and on-demand work), have made it necessary to revise the directive. The European Commission has responded to the need for a change with a proposal aimed at updating and extending the information on employment-related obligations and working conditions, and at creating new minimum standards for all employed workers, including those on atypical contracts. In the European Parliament, the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) has published a draft report focused on the scope of the directive, on employees' working hours and the conditions for making information available to them, and on employers' responsibilities. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Russian police probe mysterious death of 32yo ‘Nigerian prince’ in night club

A Nigerian-born ‘prince’, who became a local celebrity in a small Russian steel-casting city after marrying a local woman and moving in, has died under murky circumstances, triggering a police investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian police probe mysterious death of 32yo ‘Nigerian prince’ in night club

A Nigerian-born ‘prince’, who became a local celebrity in a small Russian steel-casting city after marrying a local woman and moving in, has died under murky circumstances, triggering a police investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin promises to defend Russian Orthodox Christians in Ukraine

Russia will protect Orthodox believers in Ukraine if religious disputes go beyond lawful confrontation, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, adding that Moscow would only use political and diplomatic methods. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kremlin promises to defend Russian Orthodox Christians in Ukraine

Russia will protect Orthodox believers in Ukraine if religious disputes go beyond lawful confrontation, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, adding that Moscow would only use political and diplomatic methods. Read Full Article at RT.com

The presidency in pictures: How news photographers freshen up mundane White House moments

Beat photographers are adept at using what's at hand, even a puddle, to add flair to shots of the president.
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The presidency in pictures: How news photographers freshen up mundane White House moments

Beat photographers are adept at using what's at hand, even a puddle, to add flair to shots of the president.

Mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson pour $25 million into fight to keep GOP control of Senate

The billionaire couple shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress to $55 million this cycle.
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Mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson pour $25 million into fight to keep GOP control of Senate

The billionaire couple shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress to $55 million this cycle.

Briefing - Implementation and functioning of the '.eu' top level domain name - 12-10-2018

The scope of the problem could have been defined in more precise terms. Furthermore, it remains unclear how the proposed options could help achieve one of the two general objectives of the initiative namely enabling or building an online European identity as
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Briefing - Implementation and functioning of the '.eu' top level domain name - 12-10-2018

The scope of the problem could have been defined in more precise terms. Furthermore, it remains unclear how the proposed options could help achieve one of the two general objectives of the initiative namely enabling or building an online European identity as the options (including the preferred one) are mostly concerned with the technical improvements of the regulatory framework. Stakeholder views do not appear to be fully reflected in the report and it is unclear how they fed into the IA. A more thorough integration of the recommendations of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, which appear to be only partially addressed, would have benefited the quality if the IA. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

US repeatedly rejected Russian offer of mutual non-interventionism pact – diplomat

Russia has proposed mutual guarantees to the US on non-involvement in each other’s sovereign affairs, but Washington continues to reject the offer, a senior Russian diplomat has told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US repeatedly rejected Russian offer of mutual non-interventionism pact – diplomat

Russia has proposed mutual guarantees to the US on non-involvement in each other’s sovereign affairs, but Washington continues to reject the offer, a senior Russian diplomat has told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian govt backs bill allowing use of geolocation data to search for missing kids

The Russian government has supported a bill that would allow police and rescuers to quickly access geolocation data on the phones of missing children in emergency situations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian govt backs bill allowing use of geolocation data to search for missing kids

The Russian government has supported a bill that would allow police and rescuers to quickly access geolocation data on the phones of missing children in emergency situations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Briefing - Prospects for EU-Asia connectivity - The 'European way to connectivity' - 12-10-2018

Asia matters to Europe: home to the world's largest population and fastest-growing economies, Asia is a major trade partner of the EU. Recognising this, the EU has promoted the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), established strategic partnerships with four Asian cou
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Briefing - Prospects for EU-Asia connectivity - The 'European way to connectivity' - 12-10-2018

Asia matters to Europe: home to the world's largest population and fastest-growing economies, Asia is a major trade partner of the EU. Recognising this, the EU has promoted the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), established strategic partnerships with four Asian countries, intensified cooperation with the Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN), and negotiated or concluded free trade agreements with several Asian countries. As an implementation of its 2016 Global Strategy, the EU has carried out a mapping exercise on Euro-Asian connectivity, followed by the adoption of a joint communication on 'Connecting Europe and Asia – Building blocks for an EU strategy' on 19 September 2018. The strategy proposes that the EU engage with its Asian partners through a sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based approach to connectivity, exploiting existing and planned EU networks. It acknowledges a significant investment gap in connectivity and recognises the need to mobilise and strengthen cooperation with private investors, national and international institutions, and multilateral development banks. The strategy is part of the EU's contribution to the ASEM12 Summit, which is to take place in Brussels on 18-19 October 2018. Presented by Vice President/High Representative, Federica Mogherini, as the 'European way to connectivity', the strategy was immediately perceived as the EU response to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This initiative is currently raising concerns in the EU and in several participating countries, some of which are worried about possible 'debt traps'. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Kadyrov apologizes for hooligan, summons him to Grozny for telling off

The head of the Chechen Republic has personally apologized for a young man who was caught on video making trouble while shouting the name of the Chechen sports club Akhmat. The delinquent has issued his own apology. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kadyrov apologizes for hooligan, summons him to Grozny for telling off

The head of the Chechen Republic has personally apologized for a young man who was caught on video making trouble while shouting the name of the Chechen sports club Akhmat. The delinquent has issued his own apology. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘We won’t pay for thin air’: Moscow responds to Council of Europe expulsion threats

Russian officials have replied to the Council of Europe’s demands for payment with a promise to suspend its membership unless it introduces anti-discrimination amendments to its parliamentary assembly (PACE) regulations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We won’t pay for thin air’: Moscow responds to Council of Europe expulsion threats

Russian officials have replied to the Council of Europe’s demands for payment with a promise to suspend its membership unless it introduces anti-discrimination amendments to its parliamentary assembly (PACE) regulations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian ombudsman wants nationwide block on AliExpress over fears for kids’ health

The Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed developing a procedure for blocking AliExpress and similar e-trading platforms, as they can bypass regulations to sell goods that are dangerous for children. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian ombudsman wants nationwide block on AliExpress over fears for kids’ health

The Russian ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed developing a procedure for blocking AliExpress and similar e-trading platforms, as they can bypass regulations to sell goods that are dangerous for children. Read Full Article at RT.com

Briefing - The role of the European Council in internal security policy - 11-10-2018

Due to the various terrorist attacks across the EU in recent years, internal security and the fight against terrorism have become major concerns for EU citizens as well as for the EU Heads of State or Government. The European Council has a significant Treaty-
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Briefing - The role of the European Council in internal security policy - 11-10-2018

Due to the various terrorist attacks across the EU in recent years, internal security and the fight against terrorism have become major concerns for EU citizens as well as for the EU Heads of State or Government. The European Council has a significant Treaty-based role to play in the area of justice and home affairs, including on policy issues such as the fight against terrorism and organised crime, police cooperation and cybersecurity, often subsumed under the concept ‘internal security’. In recent years it has carried out this strategic role on various occasions but sometimes in a more reactive way often in the aftermath of major terrorist attacks. The paper also shows that while the policy fields of internal security and migration were usually clearly separated in European Council discussions, the two areas are now increasingly linked, in particular by the subject of external EU border protection. The Salzburg summit of 20 September 2018 is an example for this and also illustrates a recent trend of EU Presidencies to bring together EU Heads of State or Government in their country to discuss policy topics at the top of their own agendas. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Social protection in the EU: State of play, challenges and options - 11-10-2018

Globalisation, technological change, an aging population and changes to the world of work have made securing social protection for all, i.e. economic and social security, a major challenge. When social protection systems work well, they can have a stabilisin
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Briefing - Social protection in the EU: State of play, challenges and options - 11-10-2018

Globalisation, technological change, an aging population and changes to the world of work have made securing social protection for all, i.e. economic and social security, a major challenge. When social protection systems work well, they can have a stabilising effect on the economy and promote socio-economic equality and stability. By contrast, inadequate or ineffective systems can exacerbate inequality. Indeed, improving the existing social protection systems is the priority of half of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights – the European Commission's overarching social field initiative designed to serve as a compass for policies updating current labour market and welfare systems. While implementation of the 'social pillar' remains primarily the responsibility of the Member States, in close cooperation with the social partners, the European Commission has put forward several legislative and non-legislative initiatives to support this process in the area of social protection. These include the proposal for a recommendation on social protection for all, including non-standard workers, responding to calls from the European Parliament and the social partners and stakeholders. This proposal had the difficult task of addressing all the disagreements that had arisen during the two-phase consultation in the preparatory phase. While all parties seem to agree on the importance of adjusting social protection to the new realities of life and work, there are differences of opinion concerning the technicalities, such as the financing of schemes. This is in part a reflection of the current evidence that raises many questions as to the optimal response to the new challenges in very diverse systems of social protection across the Member States. The main trends currently include a combination of social protection and social investment, individualisation of social protection schemes and a potential move towards universal social protection, whereby social protection would be removed from the employment relationship. However, financing these schemes poses a challenge. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Reform of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - 10-10-2018

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was created in 2006 to finance active labour market policies targeting workers who have lost their jobs because of trade adjustment. The fund was subsequently modified in 2009 to cover major structural changes
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Briefing - Reform of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - 10-10-2018

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) was created in 2006 to finance active labour market policies targeting workers who have lost their jobs because of trade adjustment. The fund was subsequently modified in 2009 to cover major structural changes triggered by the economic and financial crisis. The rules of the EGF are laid down in EU Regulation (EU) No 1309/2013, which stipulates that the fund will continue to be financed until 31 December 2020. In May 2018, the European Commission submitted a proposal to reform the EGF and maintain it as a special instrument outside the MFF ceiling. The proposal introduces modifications to the eligibility criteria, the co-financing rules and the mobilisation procedure. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - 10-10-2018

As part of the group of specific IAs accompanying the MFF proposals, this IA provides a detailed overview of the proposed regulation establishing the new NDICI focusing on the main considerations behind the large-scale overhaul of the existing financial frame
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Briefing - Establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - 10-10-2018

As part of the group of specific IAs accompanying the MFF proposals, this IA provides a detailed overview of the proposed regulation establishing the new NDICI focusing on the main considerations behind the large-scale overhaul of the existing financial framework in the field of EU external policy. The Commission has engaged broadly with a wide range of stakeholders and did a thorough stock-taking through a mid-term review of ten existing instruments. However as alternative options are not elaborated beyond a brief comparison of advantages and risks of merging the existing instruments into a broader one, it remains rather difficult to fully assess the proposed merger of different instruments as the only option available. Finally, a clearer account of how the stakeholder views fed into the analysis and a more thorough response to the scrutiny of the RSB, would have benefited this impact assessment. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Top managers of failed banks should be banned from leaving Russia – Duma speaker

The Russian lower house speaker has supported the proposal to pass a law that would ban top managers from failed banks to leave Russia for the period when their organizations are being rescued by the government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Top managers of failed banks should be banned from leaving Russia – Duma speaker

The Russian lower house speaker has supported the proposal to pass a law that would ban top managers from failed banks to leave Russia for the period when their organizations are being rescued by the government. Read Full Article at RT.com

No PACE cooperation in 2019 due to ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – snr lawmaker

As Russia will most likely not return to PACE in 2019 because the group had postponed the discussion of national delegations’ rights following the lead of Russophobic minority, a senior State Duma MP has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No PACE cooperation in 2019 due to ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – snr lawmaker

As Russia will most likely not return to PACE in 2019 because the group had postponed the discussion of national delegations’ rights following the lead of Russophobic minority, a senior State Duma MP has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Half of all Russians and Ukrainians want friendship & open borders between two nations, poll shows

About a half of Ukrainian and Russian people want their countries to remain independent but friendly, with open borders and mutual visa-free regimes for citizens, according to a joint poll by Russian and Ukrainian think tanks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Half of all Russians and Ukrainians want friendship & open borders between two nations, poll shows

About a half of Ukrainian and Russian people want their countries to remain independent but friendly, with open borders and mutual visa-free regimes for citizens, according to a joint poll by Russian and Ukrainian think tanks. Read Full Article at RT.com

Pro-Putin activists say warning system should prevent extremist reposts on the web

Experts have proposed creating a system to find extremist text and pictures on the web and social networks and mark them with special warning, to avoid unwitting reposts from users. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pro-Putin activists say warning system should prevent extremist reposts on the web

Experts have proposed creating a system to find extremist text and pictures on the web and social networks and mark them with special warning, to avoid unwitting reposts from users. Read Full Article at RT.com

Study - Research for AGRI Committee - The CAP beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals - 08-10-2018

On the basis of the European Commission's proposals on the CAP after 2020 published on 1st June, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and Policy Department B of the European Parliament have organise a Workshop on the «The Common Agricultur
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Study - Research for AGRI Committee - The CAP beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals - 08-10-2018

On the basis of the European Commission's proposals on the CAP after 2020 published on 1st June, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and Policy Department B of the European Parliament have organise a Workshop on the «The Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020: appraisal of the EC legislative proposals» in October 2018. This Workshop was structured in three parts: 1. The CAP Strategic Plans beyond 2020 : assessing the architecture and governance issues in order to achieve the EU-wide objectives; 2. The CAP support beyond 2020: assessing the future structure of direct payments and the rural development interventions in the light of the EU agricultural and environmental challenges; and 3. The sectoral approach in the CAP beyond 2020 and possible options to improve the EU food value chain. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Public finances in Euro Area Member States: selected indicators - 08-10-2018

This document presents selected indicators on public finance for the Euro Area Member States and the Euro Area as a whole for 2017 (estimates) and in 2018 (forecasts). For each indicator, it provides a short explanation and the source. A final section provide
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Briefing - Public finances in Euro Area Member States: selected indicators - 08-10-2018

This document presents selected indicators on public finance for the Euro Area Member States and the Euro Area as a whole for 2017 (estimates) and in 2018 (forecasts). For each indicator, it provides a short explanation and the source. A final section provides some information on how the sustainability of public debt is assessed by European and international institutions. The table overleaf shows, inter alia, that in 2017. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements close in on conclusion - 09-10-2018

On 18 April 2018, the European Commission proposed to the Council of the EU to sign and conclude two agreements with Singapore. These agreements were created by dividing the free trade agreement reached between the EU and Singapore (EUSFTA) in 2014, but not r
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Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements close in on conclusion - 09-10-2018

On 18 April 2018, the European Commission proposed to the Council of the EU to sign and conclude two agreements with Singapore. These agreements were created by dividing the free trade agreement reached between the EU and Singapore (EUSFTA) in 2014, but not ratified, into separate trade and investment protection agreements. When presenting the agreements, the Commission underlined that they demonstrate the commitment of Singapore and the EU to fair trade and open markets. The Council of the EU is expected to authorise the signature of the agreements in October 2018. The Commission aims to have the trade agreement come into effect before the end of its mandate in 2019, after its approval by the Council and the European Parliament. Singapore will be the first member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to sign bilateral trade and investment agreements with the EU. The EU views bilateral agreements with ASEAN members as steps towards achieving the final objective of a region-to-region trade and investment agreement with ASEAN. Therefore, the EU Singapore agreements are considered a reference as regards the EU's ambition to conclude trade and investment agreements with other ASEAN members. Second edition. The ‘International Agreements in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the process, from initial discussions through to ratification. To view earlier editions of this briefing, please see: PE 607.255, June 2017. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Access to the international market for coach and bus services - 09-10-2018

The European Union aims to ensure that road transport rules are applied effectively and without discrimination. The current rules governing the access to the international market for coach and bus services appear to have been only partly effective in promotin
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Briefing - Access to the international market for coach and bus services - 09-10-2018

The European Union aims to ensure that road transport rules are applied effectively and without discrimination. The current rules governing the access to the international market for coach and bus services appear to have been only partly effective in promoting this mode of transport. There are still differences in rules on access to national markets, differences in openness of national markets, diverse national access arrangements and discrimination in access to terminals in some EU countries. In an attempt to address the issue, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal on 8 November 2017 to amend the EU rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. The proposal is part of its 'Europe on the Move' package, which aims to modernise European mobility and transport. The rapporteur published his draft report on 15 June 2018, and the Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism is expected to vote on it in the coming months. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

At a Glance - Mission to Austria 11/12 October 2018 - 08-10-2018

This document was prepared to provide background information for Members of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) participating in the Conference «Gender Equality and YOU»organised by the Austrian presidency (Vienna, 11-12 Oct
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At a Glance - Mission to Austria 11/12 October 2018 - 08-10-2018

This document was prepared to provide background information for Members of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) participating in the Conference «Gender Equality and YOU»organised by the Austrian presidency (Vienna, 11-12 October 2018). It is intended to provide information on various aspects of gender equality, based on studies and analyses which have been commissioned by the Policy Department and delivered to FEMM in the course of the current legislature. Of two recent studies a short summary, as well as a link to the full text of the study is given. A number of other Policy Department studies on specific aspects of gender equality in the EU are listed for further reading. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

‘Ukrainian president’s statements of Russian plans to rig elections lack proof:’ Experts to RT

Several politicians and experts told RT that the Ukrainian president’s fears of Russian meddling in future elections were completely unfounded and simply imitated the demagogic tactics used previously by Western nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Ukrainian president’s statements of Russian plans to rig elections lack proof:’ Experts to RT

Several politicians and experts told RT that the Ukrainian president’s fears of Russian meddling in future elections were completely unfounded and simply imitated the demagogic tactics used previously by Western nations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Study - Air Quality and urban traffic in the EU: best practices and possible solutions - 05-10-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, aims at gaining deeper insights into air quality problems of cities and regions, which are often
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Study - Air Quality and urban traffic in the EU: best practices and possible solutions - 05-10-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, aims at gaining deeper insights into air quality problems of cities and regions, which are often caused by traffic. Five cities and regions are analysed in more detail. General best practice examples and policy options are provided for transport, but also for domestic heating, construction work and integrated approaches. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - European Social Fund Plus and European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - 08-10-2018

The Commission proposes to establish a European Social Plus (ESF+) by merging different funds and programmes, and a strengthened European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). These proposals would contribute to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights a
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Briefing - European Social Fund Plus and European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - 08-10-2018

The Commission proposes to establish a European Social Plus (ESF+) by merging different funds and programmes, and a strengthened European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). These proposals would contribute to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and enhance social Europe. The impact assessment report (IA) concerning the proposals explains the challenges of funding and the defined objectives of the proposals. In relation to the proposed measures, risks and mitigating measures have also been discussed. It can be noted that the IA essentially concentrates in providing a thorough assessment of the selected measures, rather than discussing possible alternatives and comparing and assessing them. In addition, it would have benefited the analysis, if the link with the specific objectives had been elaborated more, as the description of social impacts is quite limited, and health impacts are not discussed although the Health Programme is merged into the ESF+. It would have been useful to have further explanation on the merger of the Health Programme into the ESF+ and its expected synergy impacts. A more detailed description would have been welcome concerning the results of the targeted stakeholder consultations. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Launching the Digital Europe Programme - 08-10-2018

Despite its strong position in science, research and innovation, Europe lags behind when it comes to deploying digital capacities and taking up advanced digital technologies. That's why the European Commission proposed a new programme - the Digital Europe Pro
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Briefing - Launching the Digital Europe Programme - 08-10-2018

Despite its strong position in science, research and innovation, Europe lags behind when it comes to deploying digital capacities and taking up advanced digital technologies. That's why the European Commission proposed a new programme - the Digital Europe Programme - to support the deployment and optimal use of the digital capacities that underpin innovation in areas of public interest and business. This briefing provides you with an appraisal of the quality of the impact assessment, which accompanies the Commission's proposal. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Almost half of younger Russians never heard of Stalinist purges, poll shows

A recent poll in Russia has revealed a very surprising fact – despite the ongoing campaign to immortalize the memory of the victims, almost half of young Russians claim that they have never heard of the Stalinist repressions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost half of younger Russians never heard of Stalinist purges, poll shows

A recent poll in Russia has revealed a very surprising fact – despite the ongoing campaign to immortalize the memory of the victims, almost half of young Russians claim that they have never heard of the Stalinist repressions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Fit as fiddles: Populist MP says big companies should pay for staff exercise

A populist Russian lawmaker wants to expand a recent proposal to exempt gym fees and other payments for fitness with a law that would require big companies to offer free physical training to their staff. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fit as fiddles: Populist MP says big companies should pay for staff exercise

A populist Russian lawmaker wants to expand a recent proposal to exempt gym fees and other payments for fitness with a law that would require big companies to offer free physical training to their staff. Read Full Article at RT.com