New statistics for EU trade with these countries for 2017 have been published.
The European Investment Fund and Komerční banka (KB), have signed a guarantee agreement for Czech businesses supported by the new Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility under the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
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Berlin, 17 January 2018 – The European Strategy for Plastics, published on Tuesday by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource e ciency, and to create value and job growth in Europe, but falls short on presenting a comprehen- sive approach by limiting the focus of the strategy on mechanical recycling. Concrete steps towards reducing the dependency on fossil feedstock by linking the circular economy with the bioeconomy and supporting innovative bio-based plastics solutions have been further postponed. Moreover, the contributions of biodegradable plastics to a circular economy are recognised but concrete measures are still missing.
A new intention for identification as a substance of very high concern has been received for disodium octaborate (EC 234-541-0; CAS 12008-41-2). The proposal for tricobalt tetraoxide containing ≥ 0.1 % w/w nickel oxides (EC 215-157-2) has been withdrawn.
The Commission will give additional funding of €169 million to promote EU agricultural products throughout the world – €27 million more than in 2017.