S&Ds: Partnership between African-Caribbean-Pacific States and the EU must be reinforced, also to tackle tragedy such as the tropical cyclone Idai

The tremendous breaking news on the devastating effects of tropical cyclone Idai over Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, has deeply struck the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of members of the African-Caribbean-Pacific and European Union Partnership held in Bucharest. In the light of this tragedy, and to live up to our commitment, the S&D Group has called for the strengthening of the ACP-EU JPA after 2020. 
 

S&Ds welcome provisional agreement on the ambitious EU research programme - Horizon Europe

After lengthy negotiations, last night the European Parliament negotiation team reached an agreement with the EU Council to establish the next research programme, Horizon Europe (2021-2027). The Parliament pushed for a strong deal and ensured that key policy areas are covered - such as climate mainstreaming the partnerships and mission areas, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) role within the new European Innovation Council (EIC) instrument and the widening part or the programme.
 

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Eurogas signs partnership with European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe

Brussels, 19 March 2019. Eurogas has signed a partnership agreement with Clarion Energy, organisers of the European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe taking place on 12-14 November 2019, in Paris, France.
 

New European Employment Barometer Tracks Labour Market Data

Mountain View, California & Brussels, Belgium — March 20, 2019 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and the World Employment Confederation (WEC), the trade association for the private employment industry at a global level, have announced the launch of the European Employment Barometer, an interactive new research tool that covers key labour market indicators across 33 countries.
 

S&Ds achieve better co-ordination of social security systems in the interest of workers

Good news for mobile workers in the European Union: The European Parliament agreed in negotiations with the member states on an update of social security coordination rules including unemployment benefits, long-term care and family benefits as well as better rules for posting and applicable legislation.
 
Guillaume Balas, S&D negotiator for the European Parliament, said:

Animal conservation groups unite to urge the EU to protect giraffes from wildlife trade

EU member states must support a proposal to list giraffes on CITES Appendix II, say groups
 

Closing the accounting for intangibles gap - ACCA and Deloitte report looks at what drives value in modern business

A joint report from ACCA and Deloitte - The capitalisation debate: R&D expenditure, disclosure content and quantity, and stakeholder views - shows there are increasing concerns that financial statements no longer reflect the underpinning drivers of value in modern business – especially when it comes to accounting for intangibles, such as research and development (R&D) costs. 

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