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Monday, 5 February 2018

EU Commission: Tough laws discourage female genital mutilation

Tough laws discourage female genital mutilation

Strong laws and prosecution are powerful deterrent factors when it comes to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU. Family members fear the consequences of the law more than the consequences of not having it done. However, in order for the laws to work, police and justice must enforce them and prosecute those responsible for their crime. These are some preliminary findings from an upcoming study by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

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December 2017 compared with November 2017 - Volume of retail trade down by 1.1% in euro area - Down by 1.0% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 5 February 2018 In December 2017 compared with November 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Energy consumption in 2016 - Consumption in the EU above the energy efficiency target - 4% gap for primary energy consumption and 2% gap for final energy consumption targets

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 5 February 2018 The European Union (EU) has committed itself to reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020 compared to projections. This objective is also known as the 20% energy efficiency target.

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Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 5 February 2018 On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for International Cooperation and...

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Questions and Answers about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 February 2018 The EU has actively participated in international cooperation to promote the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation is included in human rights and political dialogues with partner countries and in annual dialogues with civil society organisations.

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