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Asylum in the EU Member States
During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).
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EC puts forward commitments to reach global targets in sustainable urban development21/10/2016 16:15:00
The New Urban Agenda, adopted at the U.N. Habitat III Conference taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, contains guidelines to make cities all over the world more inclusive, green, safe and prosperous. It is a cornerstone in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other milestone reform agendas, in particular the Paris Agreement.
European research needs both women and men21/10/2016 15:20:00
The European Institute for Gender Equality and the EC have addressed the challenge of making research organisations and the higher education sector equal for both women & men by launching a new tool to support the research community: GEAR, the abbreviation for “Gender Equality in Academia and Research”.
Opening up clinical data on new medicines21/10/2016 14:10:00
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) now gives open access to clinical reports for new medicines for human use authorised in the European Union (EU).
Monetary policy decisions21/10/2016 13:05:00
At this week’s meeting the Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively.
Towards a new reality: Taking back control of our online identities21/10/2016 11:15:00
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides individuals with increased control over how their personal data is collected and used online, but more can & should be done to ensure that individuals are able to take back control of their online identities, the EDPS said, as he published his Opinion on Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS).