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State aid: Commission approves French support for tidal energy demonstration plant Raz Blanchard

The European Commission has found a French project promoting electricity generation from tidal energy to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will contribute further the EU's energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competit...

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Maritime transport: Commission refers Ireland to the Court for failing to correctly implement safety legislation

The European Commission decided today to refer Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU law establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in maritime transport (Directive...

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EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and in...

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European Commission: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost...

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EDA’s new SME Corner now online

The SME Corner at the EDA website has been redesigned to make it an even more comprehensive and reader-friendly source of information on EDA defence industry related matters for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and S...

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