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Thursday, 31 August 2017

EU Commission: Daily News 30 / 08 / 2017

Daily News 30 / 08 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 30 / 08 / 2017 Brussels, 30 August 2017 EU supports US authorities with satellite mapping for Hurricane Harvey The European Commission's 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre has recently been in regular contact with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over Hurricane...

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Frédéric BAAB: new National Member for France at Eurojust
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Boštjan Škrlec: New National Member for Slovenia at Eurojust
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Loss of biodiversity endangers our livelihood
EESC sounds the alarm and blames Commission and Member States for lack of political will. The EESC sounds the alarm amid a summer of heavy storms, landslides and other freak weather events. Several EESC proposals for the better protection of nature have been met with no reaction from the Commission or the Member States so far. "We again call on the Commission and Member States to ensure a swift and consistent implementation of the biodiversity strategy, particularly of the Birds and Habitat Directive and the Water Directive as important means of protecting biodiversity", says German EESC member Lutz Ribbe, referring to his opinion on EU biodiversity policy.
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July 2017-Euro area unemployment at 9.1%-EU28 at 7.7%

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 31 August 2017 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in July 2017, stable compared to June 2017 and down from 10.0% in July 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009.

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