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Press Release: European Commission funded cooperation project between European and Chinese Organizations in nuclear safety successfully completed

A European Commission funded cooperation project between European and Chinese Organizations in the areas of preparedness for and management of radiological and nuclear emergency has been a great success. The project implemented in 2014-2017 under the auspices of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) has effectively supported the People’s Republic of China in enhancing their capacities and capabilities for the prevention and management of severe accidents and arrangements for emergency preparedness and response in the field of nuclear safety. Full article…

Joint White Paper by China Green Finance Committee and EIB set to strengthen international Green Bond market

On the margins of the COP 23 climate talks in Bonn, the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking and the European Investment Bank (EIB)  launched a White Paper that provides an international comparison of several green bond standards. The new paper paves the way for enhancing the consistency of green finance definitions and standards between China and the EU. Full article…

Press Release: EU and China deepen collaboration on environmental policies and Natural Capital Accounting

On 1 November 2017 the Delegation of the European Union and Chinese authorities launched the new project “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services” in Beijing.
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Press Release: U.S.-EU Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation

On October 23, 2017, in Washington, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith G. Garber and E.U. Director-General for Research and Innovation Robert-Jan Smits, convened the United States-European Union Joint Consultative Group Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation (JCG).

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Press Release: EU Green Gateway to Japan: Europe’s Innovative Railway Technologies and Services Companies Coming to Japan

Thirty cutting-edge European companies in the railway technologies and services sector will exhibit their technologies and services at Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2017, which will be held at Makuhari Messe from 29 November (Wed) to 1 December (Fri).

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Press Release: EU announces additional EUR 560 million to promote safe, secure and healthy oceans

Opening the Our Oceans Conference in Malta today, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced EUR 560 million of EU funds for 36 concrete actions to protect and ensure the security of the world’s oceans.

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EaP Factsheet : EU Develops Digital Economies and Societies in Eastern Partner Countries

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Press Release: EU conference aims to bolster cybersecurity and e-Governance in Eastern Partnership countries

Today, Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will host a conference aimed at developing e-governance and enhancing cybersecurity in the European Union’s Eastern partner countries. This will be followed by the second Eastern Partnership Ministerial meeting on the digital economy, on 5 October 2017 and the EU’s Ministerial e-Government Conference the day after.

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Press Release: EU and China step-up joint work on water protection as part of the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation

Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, and Chen Lei, Chinese Minister of Water Resources, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a Water Policy Dialogue between the EU and China. This is a sign of political commitment to the co-operation on water policy, and will help implement the joint priorities between the EU and China in the water sector. Full article…

Factsheet: EU-Myanmar relations

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EU support for Western Balkans reconfirmed at UNGA

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Meeting between the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy and the CELAC “pro tempore” Presidency about the prospects for the holding of the 3rd CELAC-EU Summit in 2018

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Press Release: Cleaning action at Mont Choisy public beach ahead of Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5-6 October 2017

Cleaning action at Mont Choisy public beach organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius, the Ministry of National Security, National Solidarity, Environment and Sustainable Development and the Beach Authority. Full article…

Press Release: EU drives international cooperation on cybersecurity; tests ability to respond to threats

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, defending EU citizens from cyber threats is a top priority for the EU. New proposed measures aim to enhance cooperation for cybersecurity within the EU and globally, boost innovation and invest in awareness and capacity-building. In parallel, the EU and NATO are holding coordinated exercises to test their ability to respond to cyber and hybrid threats.

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17th EU-Brazil Joint Committee Joint Statement

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