Did you know that HFCs (which are used in refrigeration, air-conditioning and sprays) strongly contribute to global warming? Even more than CO2!
HFC use is already being phased down in the EU. Now the EU acts to reduce hydrofluorocarbons worldwide as another concrete step in implementing the #ParisAgreement. More details: europa.eu/!fm79BP
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Did you know that each year there are at least 700 000 premature deaths in Europe caused by air pollution? The EU is taking action to improve air quality in Europe find out how: [ Europa.eu Link ]
Did you know that each year there are at least 700 000

Air pollution

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A simpler and more modern CAP - the EU's Common Agriculture Policy - is one of the priorities of the Council's 2017 Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Agriculture ministers discussed the future of the CAP at their meeting yesterday. More: europa.eu/!NU93pT
A simpler and more modern CAP the EU's Common Agriculture Policy is

AgriFish Council 17 July 2017 - Highlights

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EU foreign affairs ministers discussed migration, the situation in Libya as well as in North Korea. Read more about the other foreign affairs topics on their agenda: [ Europa.eu Link ]
EU foreign affairs ministers discussed migration the situation in Libya as well

Foreign Affairs Council 17 July 2017 - Highlights

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Renato Pacetti
Pali Cis
The EU just adopted a plan for a civilian mission in Iraq after a request from the Iraqi authorities.

It will focus on maintaining peace and preventing conflicts under the rule of law, national security, including terrorism, corruption, political instability and ethnic and sectarian polarisation. For more details: [ Europa.eu Link ]
The EU just adopted a plan for a civilian mission in Iraq

Iraq

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Antonio Conte Di Conca
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Check out the latest issue of our library's Think Tank Review - this time with a focus on papers about education and its links with migration: europa.eu/!wM93Uq ✏
Check out the latest issue of our library's Think Tank Review this

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Florin Barbu
Scott Olson
Tarja Benaouda
Take a 360 look inside the Europa building and discover what it feels like to be an EU leader or a journalist at the European summit:
Take a 360 look inside the Europa building and discover what it

360°: Inside the Europa building

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Maria Östergren
Stas Shulepov
A day after the ratification of the association agreement and a month after the launch of visa free travel for the Ukraininan citizens, the EU & Ukraine summit in Kyiv confirms that EU stands by Ukraine. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #EUUkraine #EU4Ukraine
A day after the ratification of the association agreement and a month

EU-Ukraine summit, 12-13 July highlights

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Igor Zunamenko
Watch LIVE now: Council President Donald Tusk speaks after the EU summit with Ukraine in Kyiv:
Watch LIVE now: Council President Donald Tusk speaks after the EU summit

Press briefing following the EU-Ukraine summit

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Don William Walker II
EU and Ukraine will celebrate closer ties in a two-day summit that begins tonight in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The introduction of visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainians and the ratification of the association agreement are two recent steps that strengthen the bonds between the EU and Ukraine. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]
EU and Ukraine will celebrate closer ties in a two day summit

EU-Ukraine summit, 12-13 July 2017

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Don William Walker II
Antonio Paolo Simeoni
The first meeting of finance ministers chaired by the Estonian presidency just finished. Ministers approved an action plan to reduce the stock of bad loans in the EU's banking sector. The financial and economic crisis has left some EU countries with high levels of these "non-performing loans" - this means that borrowers struggle to repay loans and banks are more reluctant to lend money. Read... View more »
The first meeting of finance ministers chaired by the Estonian presidency just

Ecofin Council 11 July 2017 - Highlights

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Rodolfo Robol
Sabin Marius Ispas
Did you miss yesterday's Eurogroup meeting? Don't worry, you can watch our video now to find out what the eurozone ministers discussed. More info about the meeting: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Did you miss yesterday's Eurogroup meeting Don't worry you can watch our

Eurogroup 10 July 2017 - Highlights

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Van Scheurich
Sabin Marius Ispas
Estonia holds the rotating presidency of the Council until the end of the year. It focuses on four areas:
1⃣ an open & innovative European economy
2⃣ safe & secure Europe
3⃣ digital Europe & free movement of data
4⃣ an inclusive & sustainable Europe
Traditionally, each presidency sets up decoration in the Council buildings - the Estonian theme is 'Digital Europe' just like one of its... View more »
Estonia holds the rotating presidency of the Council until the end of

Estonian Council presidency Opening ceremony, 10 July 2017

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Catherine Bony
Watch LIVE now: The Estonian presidency starts their term with an opening ceremony in the atrium of the Council. Estonia holds the presidency from July until December 2017.
Watch LIVE now: The Estonian presidency starts their term with an opening

Estonian Presidency opening event at the Council of the Europe...

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Beev Laws
Daniela Pilla
Migrant smuggling is a profitable business for criminals. Trying to reach Europe, migrants put their lives in the hands of smugglers. Many die on the way. ''I will call on the leaders to be ruthless in the fight against smugglers. We need more efforts at the international level to break the smugglers' business model'', said Donald Tusk, European Council President, ahead of the G20 summit that... View more »
Migrant smuggling is a profitable business for criminals Trying to reach Europe

People trafficking

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Don William Walker II
Dee O'brien
Today is the second day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Here's a look at key facts about the G20 and EU priorities for the summit. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today is the second day of the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany

G20 summit in Hamburg, 7-8 July 2017

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Let Mino
The G20 summit begins in Hamburg, Germany. The EU will participate. "More than ever the EU has become a global point of reference for all those who value the principles of liberal democracy and human rights, free and fair trade or concrete actions against climate change, poverty, terrorism and illegal migration", said Presidents Tusk and Juncker ahead of the summit. More: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The G20 summit begins in Hamburg Germany The EU will participate "More

G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany - 7-8 July

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Yi Jiun
Henk Daalder
A day before the G20 summit, the EU and Japan agreed a historic free and fair trade deal. They also agreed to deepen their strategic cooperation. "Do you know why this agreement was possible? Because it's not just about common trade interests. It is about the shared values that underpin our societies: liberal democracy, human rights and the rule of law" said President Tusk after the summit.... View more »
A day before the G20 summit the EU and Japan agreed a

Highlights of the EU-Japan Summit, 6 July 2017

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Gabriel Giedrius Vaiciulis
Roy Burgess
Today the EU and Japan are set to agree in principle on a free and fair trade deal, the largest ever for both partners. By making it easier for Europeans to export cheese, wine or shoes, the deal will create new jobs. It will also lower tariffs for Japanese cars. The deal guarantees consumer protection. EU and Japan will also work more closely on common challenges, like climate change or... View more »
Today the EU and Japan are set to agree in principle on

EU-Japan summit, 6 July

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Steve Turnbull
Arne Sauer
Peter Spiers
Find out more about the priorities of the 2017 Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU #EU2017EE.
Find out more about the priorities of the 2017 Estonian Presidency of

EU2017EE priorities

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