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Friday, 15 September 2017

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July 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €23.2 bn - €8.8 bn surplus for EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT July 2017 - July 2017 - Brussels, 15 September 2017 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in July 2017 was €177.7 billion, an increase of 6.1% compared with July 2016 (€167.6 bn).

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European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 15 September 2017 The European Union adopted a programme worth €2 million to support confidence building among the ethnic communities in Kosovo through cultural heritage protection.

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Reinvigorating Multilateralism: EU attends 72nd United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 September 2017 A high-level delegation of the European Union will attend the ministerial week of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, starting on 18 September in New York.

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State of the Union 2017 - Democracy Package: Reform of Citizens' Initiative and Political Party funding

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 September 2017 . On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "Our Union needs a democratic leap forward. Too often Europe-wide elections have been reduced to nothing more than the sum of national campaigns.

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State of the Union – Democracy Package: Questions & Answers on the European Citizens' Initiative and Political Parties Funding

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 September 2017 . What is the European Citizens' Initiative? The European Citizens' Initiative is a tool for participation and agenda-setting at EU level, offering one million EU citizens the possibility to invite the Commission to submit a legislative proposal.

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