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Euro area Government spending
Government spending

22.73

% of GDP

2020
Includes all government current expenditures for purchases of goods and services, compensation of employees, most expenditures on national defense and security, but excludes government military expenditures that are part of government capital formation.
Euro area Government debt
Government debt

98.00

% of GDP

2020
Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans.
Euro area Tax revenue
Tax revenue

19.22

% of GDP

2019
Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. This is the average for the EURO Area. Source: The World Bank.

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ECOPNET (European Cooperation & Partnership Network) is a Brussels-based, politically independent nonprofit network focusing on cooperations and international partnerships, gathering individuals, institutions, universities, academics, scientists, local authorities and companies interested in EU affairs and global cooperation. ECOPNET is also aimed at supporting its members to tackle challenges with the EU policies, as well as promoting the EU values across the ;
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Governments should serve their citizens, not themselves. This is why in 2011, government leaders and civil society advocates came together to create a unique partnership – one that combines these powerful forces to promote accountable, responsive, and inclusive governance.Seventy-eight countries and a growing number of local governments — representing more than two billion people – along with thousands of civil society organizations are members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
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The Child-Friendly Justice European Network (CFJ-EN) is a legal entity and enjoy the support of Défense Des Enfants International Belgique.It was established through DCI-Belgium, with the aim of promoting children’s rights as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the idea to set up a European Network specialised on child friendly justice came as a direct response to the numerous observations and needs assessments made by various lead European organisations active in the field of child friendly justice. Because there are no children's rights without child friendly justice, we, as child friendly justice experts, consider that it is necessary to adapt justice systems to the specificities of children, their particular needs and their vulnerabilities. Each of our members is already making a change in the field but we felt that it was essential to coordinate our actions across Europe to strengthen our impact and harmonise practices.Our work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the Guidelines for a child friendly justice developed by the Council of Europe. Working together as a Network enables us to:▪ Gather our forces & expertise ▪ Exchange our experiences, inspire and get inspired ▪ Cooperate in large-scale programmesAs of July 2024 the CFJ-EN is composed of 36 Members with a specific expertise, acting and advocating for child friendly justice with one unique and strong voice across 21 European countries. Our Membership includes civil society organisations, academic institutes as well as individual experts in the field of child friendly justice.
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JfM is an non-governmental organization, with office in Iasi, Romania, whose multidisciplinary team and members are based in Europe. The NGO is focused on improving the judicial system for minors in Romania and at EU level in accordance to international ; Our mission is to contribute to a substantial improvement in judicial system related to child victims and to safeguard the rights and best interest of the ; We pay special attention to resolving crossborder family conflicts and to protect children that assist helplessly at the separation or divorce of their parents who may become victims of international parental ; The focus will be on resolving the conflict through specialist litigation or crossborder mediation. The Justice for Minors NGO wishes through the expertise of its team to limit the psycho-emotional trauma of children and to guarantee the realization of his best interest. The voice of the child is important and we make sure that through our projects and through the work of the specialists in our team, the children's thoughts and feelings are being appreciated.  Our Activities mainly are dedicated to: Act as a main point of contact for many families with children and with high value stakeholders; Liaise with other NGO’s and EU institutions and other agencies; Publish articles on our platforms, organise working groups that debate relevant judicial and law issues and raise awareness on important gaps in child judicial system; Listen to Youth voice, empower young members’ decisions and consider their opinions inside the Youth Department within its activities and work; As a multidisciplinary center, we offer legal representation in Court and legal advice, crossborder and family mediation, social expertise, counselling and child psychological support, humanitarian aid including legal advice for ; Our experts represent parents and minors in Courts in litigation and mediation cases in Romania, UK and European Union Member States. Humanitarian activities. Recently, we got actively involved in helping refugees with legal, social, psychological support, ensuring accommodation, food and basic necessities, medical consultation if needed and finding transportation to reach families in other countries. Participate in meetings of the International NGOs we are member and on national platforms we are registered. Research in the field of children’s rights and international cooperation of authorities in the case of child abduction. Organisation of working groups meetings, boarding meetings and conferences. Workshops and seminars on international child abduction, litigation and crossborder mediation in child abduction ases.   In detail, our activities are: Legal Assistance & Mediation in family law, children’s rights and any cases which involves minors One of our recent case involved a Romanian family settled in UK. The parents were accused with parental negligence, following the unfortunate incident of their 1 year child that fall over the bed in a moment of parents’ lack of attention.   Webinars, Training & Conferences - educational courses on children's rights and civil and criminal judicial proceedings involving minors, both at national and European level; - training for specialists working in the field of juvenile justice on child abduction cases (mediation, litigation, cooperation between Central Authorities and others);   C. Publications Articles and studies published on our website;   D. Research - elaboration of research documents, strategies and improvement of juvenile justice system - supporting research activities for juvenile justice specialists;   E. Working Groups Family mediators Group Social Experts and Child .Psychologists Group Youth Department   Each group is elaborating a plan in order to improve the justice system in these field with particular interest on children’s rights, including the administration of evidence in cases involving minors, the terms of which are often disregarded; monitoring the execution of sentences, but also regulating alternatives to custodial measures for minors.   F. Cooperation  Particularly, we have built partnerships with authorities, institutions, associations and other specialists at national and international level aiming to improving the situation of minors - victims or witnesses of crimes, involved in legal proceedings, as parents separation, divorce or child abduction. In the light of international cooperation, we have built an online platform for professionals for exchanging information and best practices.   National Partnerships : Ombudsman (Avocatul Poporului) Psychologist College (Colegiul Psihologilor) The Forum for Civil Society for a better justice, which is the national platform of High Council of Magistrates (platforma "Forumul societății civile pentru o justiție în slujba cetățeanului", CSM) Educational Inspectorate (Inspectoratul Scolar) General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC)   International Memberships: Eurochild EPAPFR European Platform for Access to Personal and Family FRA   Organisations for children rights reached: Children for Children Environmental Rights (;) European Bauhaus (link: ) Youth Press 5. Dijuf, Child Support           G. Activities dedicated to Youth and involving Youth  We have established inside the NGO the Youth Department that includes young professionals and students under 30 years old that are actively engaged in the NGOs activities, including decision-making process and weekly ; The Department is run by our young expert and international legal advisor, a member of NGO’s Board, Madalina ; The activities include mentorship, debates, webinars on children’s rights, writing articles and establishing partnerships with other Youth NGOs.  
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The MiRI Project (co-funded by the European Union Justice Programme 2014-2020, JUST-JCOO-AG-2018, under Grant Agreement No 831608​) aims at identifying national current practices regarding the right of the child to be informed in civil proceedings, so as to identify common best practices and create guidelines that might or should be applied in all EU Member States, also with the objective of harmonizing and integrating their national systems, both form a procedural and substantive perspective, as much as possible. The most innovative aspect of the project is the elaboration of common best practices on the child’s information in proceedings: even if the need has been highlighted by numerous studies on children’s fundamental rights in civil proceedings, a consensus on the content of such practices still seems not to have been reached in domestic MSs legislation, as the necessary pre-emptive research to find possible common grounds is still lacking. Participants: University of Genoa, Coordinator (Scientific Responsible Prof. Ilaria Queirolo); Universitat De Valencia; Institute of Private International Law Sofia; Sia Biznesa Augstskola Turiba (Latvia); Defence for Children International Italy; European Association For Family And Succession Law. Duration: – (24 months)
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The Political Festival of Europe is a yearly democracy festival that aims to gather citizens of Europe over the course of four days to discuss politics and embrace Europe’s rich history and cultural heritage. The Political Festival of Europe takes place in a town called Mariager – also known as the city of roses – an old, idyllic medieval town with crooked houses, cobblestoned streets and timber framed houses. With a modest population of just over 2,500 inhabitants, Mariager town will soon become the place where European democracy will come to life gathering hundreds of thousands of Europeans who want in on the future of Europe. Our mission is to be a place of: Courage – where we dare discuss the future of Europe “Peoplelization” – where we build communities as well as celebrate, showcase, and spread insights to local, regional, and national cultures Inspiration – where we establish debates, dialogues, hearings, and citizen involvement Accessibility – where we create an informal environment for citizens, politicians, and business leaders to meet Anchoring – where we anchor and raise the importance of our democracy for the future of Europe at a local level  In line with our missions, our vision is to “peoplelize” European politics and become a platform, where we strengthen democracy and unity in Europe. We aspire to become the political Olympic Games, where everyone has the possibility of participating in creating the future of Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us all the more reason to create a platform, where we together can discuss European politics and its future. A platform, where people actively can get involved in developing European democracy. The inspiration behind Political Festival of Europe comes from the Nordic tradition of folkemøder –  a concept we want to take to the next level and raise from national settings to a pan-European setting in order to discuss matters that influence everyone in Europe. What is a Folkemøde?  The Danish tradition of Folkemøde [Folk – people; møde – meeting] is a public meeting that dates back to 1839. It is a political event that gathers people with different political views and positions in the interest of democracy. A Folkemøde takes form of informal discussions and speeches across opinions and hierarchy that strengthens active involvement of all participants – every one has a say, every one is heard. After the concept faded away in the 1940s, neighboring Sweden’s own form of folkemøde – Almedalsveckan introduced in 1968 – became the inspiration and groundwork for Denmark to revive the concept on the island of Bornholm in 2011 with their very own annual Folkemøde. It took on popularity fairly fast and has generated thousands of national visitors ever since. So far held at national levels, we aim to expand this concept to the whole of Europe. Here is why. What the purpose of a Folkemøde? The Danish model of Folkemøde is the cornerstone for democracy and pays tribute to the community. The foundation of a Folkemøde lies in dismantling barriers between citizens, politicians and decision-makers in order to bring politics closer to the people and to make society a better place for everybody.  The aim is to lead discussions about how to improve the future of the society and have citizens participate in shaping change. A “folkemøde” aims to: o   Inspire and challenge political views and visions o   Let people meet and listen to politicians they voted for o   Let people have a say and be heard o   Increase trust between citizens and decision-makers and hold politicians accountable o   “Peoplelize”, ;build a community where culture is showcased and celebrated o   Facilitate meaningful debates and anchor them in the political agenda  As cultural heritage is also celebrated in a Folkemøde, entertainment and good food are an integral part of such an event. Hence, at the Political Festival of Europe, you will be able to find arts and crafts, music and gastronomy, alongside the political debates, speeches, workshops, hearings etc.
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Századvég Group has been an important player in the Hungarian consulting market for many years, with its macroeconomic analyzes, forecasts of its economic activity and sectoral analyzes. You can rely on experts with extensive knowledge and experience in our macroeconomic, energy, digital and healthcare divisions, and in the planning and drawing up funds from the European Union. The employees, with external experts took part in several sectoral strategy and development policy making and planning in the field of digital economy, healthcare, SME development, energy, financial instruments and development policy coordination.
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ALDA is a key stakeholder in the field of local democracy, active citizenship, and cooperation between local authorities and civil society in Europe, its neighborhood and in the World, mainly acting through participative methods and decentralized cooperation. As a core element, ALDA supports citizens and groups of citizens in their initiatives aimed at improving their local context, building bridges with local authorities in order to make this change real. ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe to coordinate and support the network of Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs), which are self- sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self-government, with which ALDA collaborates in many activities. ALDA is a membership-based organisation gathering today more than 350 members, including local authorities, associations of local authorities, and civil society organisations, coming from more than 45 countries in the enlarged Europe. ALDA is funded through membership fees, as well as project funding from the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other public and private donors.
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Jeunes MR est une organisation de jeunesse politique sur le territoire de la communauté française de Belgique qui rassemble des jeunes âgés entre 15 et 35 ans.Les Jeunes MR partagent les valeurs du parti politique Mouvement réformateur (MR) tout en étant dans une structure indépendante. Leur objectif initial est d’intéresser les jeunes à la politique, notamment pour les sensibiliser aux projets réformateurs.
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he Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. We regard European integration as largely beneficial but recognise that in many respects the Union does not work well. We also think that the EU should take on more responsibilities globally, on issues ranging from climate change to security. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.
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is the umbrella organisation of Dutch-speaking humanist and freethinking associations in Belgium
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ILEAnet is an H2020 project, aiming to build a sustainable organisational Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) practitioners network focused on research & innovation addressing LEA challenges, together with a community of individuals interested to exchange and collaborate in this area. By encouraging such discussion between practitioners and experts from academia and industry, the project will stimulate LEA capabilities to influence, develop and take up research, development and innovation (RDI) that is useful and usable for LEAs, and thus help them to tackle the major challenges they face. Scientists are crucial to answer LEAS' needs, and they are involved throughout the ILEAnet project.
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FORUM • Institut für Management GmbH is a leading training provider that has been assisting specialists, executives, managers and project leaders in all organisational areas for more than 43 years. Our training programmes address major trends and essential specialist knowledge in a modern and practical manner. Our innovative training, which lays the foundations for the successful personal and professional development of our customers, is delivered in a number formats including online, in-person, in-house and e-learning courses, and webcasts.We place our customers front and centre. In fact, all our almost 100 employees are committed to guaranteeing the best possible training experience for you. This comprises: - learning from experienced speakers,- guaranteed current and relevant topics and content,- the benefit of a broad range of training formats,- guaranteed qualified support throughout the event and- a stimulating exchange of ideas with other participants.Organising professional training has earned us an excellent reputation. In fact, we are now one of the most renowned and largest training institutes in Europe. We consistently establish contacts across national borders with the aim of strengthening international collaboration.
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KMOP, founded in 1977 in Greece, is a leading civil society organization dedicated to providing social support services and designing and implementing various initiatives that empower and enhance the well-being of individuals and communities. Over the years, KMOP has broadened its impact to a global scale, maintaining a presence in three countries—Greece, Belgium, and North Macedonia—with permanent offices in Athens, Piraeus, Kifissia, Thessaloniki, Brussels, and Skopje.At the heart of KMOP's mission is the commitment to tackle social challenges through evidence-based solutions that foster individual and collective prosperity. Our approach focuses on creating and implementing innovative social programs designed to build self-worth, reduce inequalities, and promote inclusive and sustainable development.KMOP empowers individuals by equipping them with essential skills and competencies, training professionals who support them, and raising public awareness. Our efforts support a diverse group including people with mental health issues, children and youth with intellectual disabilities, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, human trafficking survivors, Roma women, the elderly, single-parent families, the LGBTQI+ community, as well as migrants, refugees, and disadvantaged youths and students.
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NATO is undertaking its most significant collective defence reinforcement in a generation. At the Vilnius Summit in 2023, NATO Allies agreed the most comprehensive defence plans since the Cold War, detailing how NATO will deter and defend against global threats, including Russia. At the Washington Summit in July 2024, Allies took further steps to boost these plans, endorsing a pledge that strengthens transatlantic defence industrial cooperation to increase production, as well as further enhance our ballistic missile defences. These regional defence plans outline NATO’s strategies for safeguarding different areas of the Alliance, from specific forces and capabilities to levels of readiness required. NATO bolstered its high-readiness forces to 500,000 troops across all domains — far surpassing the goal set at the 2022 Madrid Summit. Additionally, the number of battlegroups on NATO’s eastern flank has doubled from four to eight. In February 2022, Russia launched an illegal, full-scale invasion of Ukraine, significantly altering the security landscape in Europe. To ensure the safety of NATO Allies, a new framework is necessary — one that enables rapid responses on a larger scale, demonstrating the resolve of the Allies to defend their territory against any aggression. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SUBSCRIBE to this channel https://bit.ly/NATOsubscribe SUBSCRIBE to NATO News https://bit.ly/NATONewsSubscribe SUBSCRIBE to NATO History https://bit.ly/NATOHistorySubscribe Connect with NATO online: Visit the Official NATO Homepage: https://bit.ly/NATOhomepage Receive NATO updates via email: https://bit.ly/NATOemails Find NATO on FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/NATOfacebook Follow @NATO on TWITTER: https://bit.ly/NATOtwitter Follow NATO on Instagram: https://bit.ly/NATOinstagram Find NATO on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NATOlinkedin Find NATO on Flickr: https://bit.ly/NATOflickr #NATO #OTAN #NATOsummit
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Why should Putinism be considered as absolute evil? Why should we treat it in the same way as fascism or Nazism? Why does Europe need to view the task of defending Ukraine as its own war? UkraineWorld invites Nicolas Tenzer, the French philosopher and strategist. Mr. Tenzer’s latest book is Notre guerre, le crime et l’oubli (Our War: Crime and Oblivion). This episode is a recording of a meeting between Mr. Tenzer and the Ukrainian and international public in Kyiv, at the UkraineWorld Club and PEN Ukraine, held on June 3rd, 2024. It is part of UkraineWorld’s series Thinking in Dark Times. The FULL episode is available for UkraineWorld's patrons: https://www.patreon.com/posts/108299782 Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of Ukraine’s largest media NGOs. Listen on various platforms: https://li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine Support us at https://www.patreon.com/ukraineworld. We provide exclusive content for our patrons. You can also support our volunteer trips to the front lines at PayPal: [email protected]. Check out another conversation with Mr. Tenzer: Nicolas Tenzer - On Morality in Geopolitics https://ukraineworld.org/en/podcasts/ep-221
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Ce portrait est un hommage vibrant aux femmes ukrainiennes qui « par leur courage silencieux ou exprimé demeurent un bastion d’espoir ». L’œuvre met en évidence la volonté sans équivoque de vaincre. Producteur : Conseil de l’Europe Co-producteur : Micro-sillons Concepteur·es : Charlotte Roux, Antoine Auger Auteur·es : Charlotte Roux, Antoine Auger, Anne Kropotkine Hébergé par Ausha. Visitez ausha.co/politique-de-confidentialite (https://ausha.co/politique-de-confidentialite) pour plus d'informations.
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Who is Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament who was elected for a second time in July 2024? How was she chosen and what is her role? Every two and a half years, the European Parliament selects someone to represent it when dealing with other EU institutions and the wider world. Parliament’s President is elected in a secret ballot that takes place in the first plenary session after the elections. The candidate who receives the absolute majority of the votes cast gets the post. The President also directs Parliament’s activities, chairs plenary sessions and declares the EU budget finally adopted. The role also includes setting out Parliament’s point of view at the beginning of every European Council meeting. Check our article to learn more: https://elections.europa.eu/en/parliament-president/
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19 Jul 2024
Institut français d...
An interview with Remy Sietchiping, Chief of Policy, Legislation and Governance Section within the Urban Practices Branch, UN-Habitat. On June 18 and 19, 2024, Ifri's research program Governing Africa’s Urban Transitions”, co-organized an annual conference in Nairobi with its partners: UN-Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Africa. Across the globe, mayors, city managers and leaders of decentralized governmental institutions are increasingly contributing in international policy making and geopolitics. In Africa, too, cities have become players on the international policy and diplomatic scenes. This conference aimed to take stock of ongoing debates and initiatives about city diplomacy, especially in Eastern Africa. Based on a multi-stakeholder approach, it will bring together experts from Africa and Europe involved in partnerships at the municipal and decentralized levels to identify challenges of city diplomacy and concrete results of this action. Specific attention will be paid to empirical research and data on existing forms of city diplomacy and their results. Emphasis will be put on the contributions of young scholars, whose research is dedicated to the above-mentioned challenges and opportunities of city diplomacy. For more information: https://www.ifri.org/en/debates/city-diplomacy-africa-role-municipal-actors-global-policies-and-geopolitics
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security NATO Summit in Washington: what’s on the agenda?
NATO Summit in Washington: what’s on the agenda?
9 Jul 2024
NATO
NATO Leaders are meeting in Washington, D.C. on 9-11 July 2024, where they will take important decisions for the future of our Alliance. Leaders will agree on a package of deterrence and defence measures, including offering forces to NATO’s command at a scale not seen in decades. Allies are also increasing defence capabilities, to ensure NATO can deter and defend against any aggression. NATO Leaders will also agree on stepping up NATO’s continued support to Ukraine - both now and for the long haul. This includes planning for NATO to take the lead in coordinating international security assistance and training for Ukraine, a financial pledge, and continuing working towards its membership, including through capacity-building to align Ukraine with NATO standards. Moreover, NATO Allies will strengthen our cooperation with partners across the globe; making NATO even stronger and agile in a world that is more dangerous and more competitive. For more information about the NATO Summit in Washington: https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/226799.htm?utm_source=multi&utm_medium=smc&utm_campaign=280624%26summit%26washington ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SUBSCRIBE to this channel https://bit.ly/NATOsubscribe SUBSCRIBE to NATO News https://bit.ly/NATONewsSubscribe SUBSCRIBE to NATO History https://bit.ly/NATOHistorySubscribe Connect with NATO online: Visit the Official NATO Homepage: https://bit.ly/NATOhomepage Receive NATO updates via email: https://bit.ly/NATOemails Find NATO on FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/NATOfacebook Follow @NATO on TWITTER: https://bit.ly/NATOtwitter Follow NATO on Instagram: https://bit.ly/NATOinstagram Find NATO on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NATOlinkedin Find NATO on Flickr: https://bit.ly/NATOflickr #NATO #natosummit #wearenato
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migration 🙋 Why is fundamental rights monitoring important?
🙋 Why is fundamental rights monitoring important?
15 Jul 2024
Frontex
🙋 Why is fundamental rights monitoring important? *** 💡 #FrontexExplained #fundamentalrights #borderguard #Frontex #EU
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homeaffairs The CoE’s Framework for Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation and Ensuring Data Protection
The CoE’s Framework for Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation and Ensuring Data Protection
9 Jul 2024
European Law
Irmak Erdoğan-Peter, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven. / For the premium version, please visit http://www.era.int/?132937&en Benefits of the premium version: - Interactive features - Certificate to earn CPD points - Offline versions (Video, Audio, PDF) - Quiz Topic: This e-presentation explains the intricacies of data protection beyond the European Union. It covers key topics such as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, and Convention 108+ (Convention for the Protection of Individuals regarding the Processing of Personal Data). The presentation emphasises not only the importance of mutual assistance in combating cybercrime, but also the need for accountability and evaluation mechanisms to ensure the protection of personal data. It underlines the global impact of data protection rules and the crucial role of the Council of Europe in promoting these standards.
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politics Celebrating the first elected female President of the European Parliament
Celebrating the first elected female President of the European Parliament
13 Jul 2024
European Parliament
Celebrating the first elected female President of the European Parliament
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justice Eurojust | Working Arrangement with Chile
Eurojust | Working Arrangement with Chile
10 Jul 2024
Eurojust
To fight the increasing threat of criminal activities globally, Eurojust signed working arrangements with the Prosecution Services of Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru on 10 July 2024. The new arrangements will make strategic cooperation between these authorities and Eurojust more effective. _____ Eurojust, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, supports the fight against serious cross-border crime in all its shapes and forms, strengthening the coordination and cooperation between national investigating and judicial authorities. Discover our website: 👉 http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/ Follow Eurojust on social media: LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/eurojust/ Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/eurojust
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politics How is the European Parliament's President elected? [Policy Podcast]
How is the European Parliament's President elected? [Policy Podcast]
10 Jul 2024
European Parliamenta...
On Its first and constituent plenary sitting of the new parliamentary term (16-19 July 2024), the European Parliament will elect its 32nd President, to hold office for the first half of the 10th parliamentary term, until January 2026. The President has an important and increasingly visible function in the EU institutional and international setting, mirroring Parliament's influential role as shaper of EU policies and as co-legislator. See the publication behind this podcast: Electing the European Parliament's President https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document/EPRS_ATA(2024)762340 🎧Listen to our podcasts reporting on the latest EU policy developments, looking into the impact they will have on our lives and capturing their policy implications: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/european-parliament-eprs-policy-podcasts/id1086996218?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6gy0Q2GWrcpPsAE71iSiEn YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPPfzoqPUImUlrgj7CsP5N2x7DNpzp7NL&si=uxxbZBn0Lj96nUov #EuropeanParliament
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politics Youth Peace Camp: Conclusions
Youth Peace Camp: Conclusions
10 Jul 2024
Council of Europe
What is the impact of the #CouncilOfEurope Youth Peace camp? ✌️ 👂Hear from participants about what they expected and what they learned. Peace doesn’t just happen; it needs to be built and #YouthPeaceCamp is equipping European youth from conflict zones with the tools needed to build sustainable peace. Learn more about #CoE work with #Youth: https://www.coe.int/en/web/youth
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homeaffairs A Lawyer’s Perspective on Issues and Challenges Faced with the EAW and Defence Rights
A Lawyer’s Perspective on Issues and Challenges Faced with the EAW and Defence Rights
9 Jul 2024
European Law
Vânia Costa Ramos, Partner, Carlos Pinto de Abreu & Associates, Lisbon; Vice-Chair of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA). / For the premium version, please visit http://www.era.int/?132798&en Benefits of the premium version: - Interactive features - Certificate to earn CPD points - Offline versions (Video, Audio, PDF) - Quiz Topic: This e-presentation examines the practical aspects of European Arrest Warrant (EAW) cases. Key topics include assessing the validity of an EAW, proportionality, grounds for refusal such as ne bis in idem, as well as human rights considerations. The presentation also touches upon the challenges and nuances of handling EAW cases, with a focus on defence strategies.
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politics Webinar on Risk article on neo-brokers in the EU
Webinar on Risk article on neo-brokers in the EU
17 Jul 2024
European Securities ...
ESMA organised a public webinar on the TRV article on neo-brokers in the EU. The webinar was held online on 17 July 2024. During the webinar, the authors of the article gave a presentation on the article’s findings, followed by a Q&A session. Find the article and the presentation here: https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/hearings/webinar-risk-article-neo-brokers-eu
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politics Electing the President, Parliament’s voice in the EU and beyond
Electing the President, Parliament’s voice in the EU and beyond
Yesterday
European Parliament
Every two and a half years the European Parliament elects the person who represents it in other EU institutions and the wider world. Let’s take a closer look at how the President is chosen and what their role involves! #europeanparliament #europeanunion #euelections2024 #europe #eu #democracy #europeanelections
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Yesterday
Frontex
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politics Summer tips: Content portability!
Summer tips: Content portability!
18 Jul 2024
Council of the EU
Want to be able to listen to your favourite songs on the beach? Or don't want to miss summer sports events? Tip: log in as usual! EU rules on portability of digital services allow you to access your subscriptions from abroad at no extra charge. This includes: 🎵music 🥇sport broadcasts 🎬films and series 🎮games
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foreignaffairs How can history help us understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
How can history help us understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
Yesterday
UkraineWorld
Find out the answers in our new Explaining Ukraine podcast episode with Serhii Plokhii, a prominent Ukrainian historian and director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. 🫂 Follow UkraineWorld on: 💛 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukraineworld.org 💛 X: https://twitter.com/ukraine_world 💛 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ukraine__world/ 💛 Website: https://ukraineworld.org/
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