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Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize

"This is for all Venezuelans"

Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize

Representatives of the democratic opposition of Venezuela have today received Parliament´s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg. Leer más
Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area

Third quarter of 2017 vs second quarter 2017

Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.These figures are seasonally adjusted. Leer más
1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016

E-commerce in EU enterprises

1 in 6 EU businesses sold on the web in 2016

Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the European Union (EU) and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. Web sales include both sales to individual consumers and to other enterprises. The share of EU enterprises making web sales rose from 12% in 2010 to around 16% in 2014, since when it has been relatively stable. Among those EU enterprises with web sales in 2016, nearly all (97%) sold to their own country, while less than half (44%) sold to customers. Leer más
Commission responds to European Citizens´ Initiative

Europe announces more transparency in scientific assessments

With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens´ Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits to presenting a legislative proposal in 2018, to further increase the transparency and quality of studies used in the scientific assessment of substances. Leer más
University of Pittsburgh´s

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health risks: new research finds that for teenagers, even a short period of sleep restriction could, over the long-term, raise their risk for depression and addiction. Leer más
COFACE

Call to support swift progress on Work-Life Balance Directive at EPSCO Council

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to "support work-life balance for parents and carers", a topic that will be on the agenda of the upcoming EPSCO Council of 7 December 2017. The Estonian Presidency has started the discussion, but is it of the utmost importance that the file progresses without being watered down and without any barriers slowing down its approval. Leer más


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Have you heard about #YouthWiki?
Have you heard about #YouthWiki?

The Youth Wiki is Europe´s first online encyclopaedia of national structures, policies and actions supporting young people.
Lina Begdache:Your mood depends on the food you eat and what you should eat changes as you get older Lina Begdache:Your mood depends on the food you eat and what you should eat changes as you get older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University
Libros
Young Consumer Behaviour "A Research Companion" Young Consumer Behaviour "A Research Companion"

Although one perspective depicts young consumers as vulnerable and passive in the marketplace system, our knowledge of this consumer group will be inadequate if limited to this contention. Their roles and relevance in family consumption activities are becoming increasingly profound.
 POLICIES Extend +  
Most Europeans believe being in EU benefits their country
Cheaper phone calls to other EU countries
Europe publishes assessment of offers to host European Banking Authority & European Medicine Agency
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
Nearly 16,000 victims of Human trafficking in the EU
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October
World Food Day, 16 October 2017
 R+D Extend +  
The Force is strong with EU-funded research
The brain is still ´connected´ during non-REM sleep
Five Laureates Named for 2018 L´ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
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Euro area unemployment at 8.8% - EU28 at 7.4%
€3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs
Report confirms effectiveness of EU Globalisation Fund
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
Richard H. Thaler wins the Nobel Prize for Economics
27 September: World Tourism Day
OECD sees global economy growth, but urges actions to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth
 CULTURE Extend +  
The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 takes off
Students and Refugees Together win Citizen´s Prize 2017
The United Nations designates every 31st of October as World Cities Day
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Commission takes action to reinforce EU´s global leadership in clean vehicles
Pollution responsible for 16 % of early deaths globally, according to a report
381 new species discovered in the Amazon
 HEALTH Extend +  
The European Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU
App to helps to fight the scourge of eating disorders
World Antibiotic Awareness Week
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award
Take part in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018!
Commission moves closer to target of at least 40% of Women in management
 SPORTS Extend +  
How contact sports affect mind, body and soul
Registration for European Universities Championships 2017 opens
Runners´ brains may be more connected, research shows
 EDUCATION Extend +  
EU steps up its support to education for all with €100 million
European Commission publishes a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016
Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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1 Narrative Theory and Narratology blog
2 Five Laureates Named for 2018 L´ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
3 App to helps to fight the scourge of eating disorders
4 19th Edition of EU Studies Fair is taking place in Brussels
5 Why can hot water freeze faster than cold water?
6 European Commission publishes a report on the achievements of the Erasmus+ programme during 2016
7 Euro area unemployment at 8.8% - EU28 at 7.4%
8 Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain
9 EU steps up its support to education for all with €100 million
10 Take part in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018!
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