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Monday, 13 November 2017

EU Commission: Call to action: Bring children together for diversity

Call to action: Bring children together for diversity
 Bring children together for diversity
13/11/2017
On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the segregation of Roma children in education, equality and human rights organizations call for a redoubling of efforts to bring children together in the spirit of Europe's commitment to dignity, equality and human rights.
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ESMA registers Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited as a credit rating agency

ESMA registers Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited as a credit rating agency

Monday 13 November 2017 10:27

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's direct supervisor of credit rating agencies (CRAs), has registered Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited as a CRA under Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on credit rating agencies (CRA Regulation), with effect from 13 November 2017. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is based in Ireland, issuing sovereign and public finance ratings, structured finance ratings and corporate ratings.

The CRA Regulation seeks to ensure that credit ratings issued in the EU respect minimum standards of quality, transparency and independence by providing that only companies registered by ESMA as CRAs may lawfully issue credit ratings which can be used for regulatory purposes...

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Foundation Forum 2017 - Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU
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Personal transfers in the EU - Amounts sent to non-EU countries by EU residents down at €30.3 billion in 2016 Amounts received from non-EU countries at €9.9 bn

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 13 November 2017 In 2016, flows of money sent by residents of the European Union (EU) to non-EU countries, referred to as personal transfers, amounted to €30.3 billion, compared with €31.3 bn in 2015.

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Next steps against fake news: Commission sets up High-Level Expert Group and launches public consultation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 November 2017 The Commission launched today a public consultation on fake news and online disinformation and set up a High-Level Expert Group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society organisations.

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