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EU should impose economic sanctions and a full ban on arms sales to Turkey following its military intervention in Syria

In today’s debate in the European Parliament, Socialists and Democrats strongly condemned Turkish military intervention against Kurdish-led forces in Northeast Syria, calling Ankara to immediately and permanently halt it. 
 

Global Aluminium Associations Call for Action on Market-Distorting Behaviour at Global Trade Forum

Canadian, European and U.S. Aluminium Associations Urge Concrete Steps Toward Rules-Based Trade
 

S&Ds: Saving bees from pesticides means saving our lives. Commission must assess plant protection products toxicity

Following the vote today in Plenary, the S&D Group welcomes the adoption of a joint resolution on the assessment of the impact of plant protection products on bees. The European Commission must now take into due consideration in its regulation the risks of chronic toxicity to bees and the effects on other pollinators.
 

EU 2020 Budget - highest EP stance ever on climate change and youth

Today, in Plenary, the S&D Group pushed for the highest ever EU budget, focused on our priorities. Adding up to 3 billion euros more to the initial draft budget proposed by the Commission is what we need in order to supplement crucial priorities such as the fight against climate change, Erasmus+, migration, development or the youth employment initiative. Undoubtedly, tough negotiations will follow on the suggested 3 billion euro increase. This is why S&D Group members call on EU member states to step up and take financial responsibility.

Announcing the finalists of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Europe Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Europe Award. Now in its fifth year, this award recognises the technology leaders driving European growth and prosperity through technology and innovation in two categories: Large Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).
 
Finalists CTO of the Year Europe 2019:
Large Enterprises
After the successful first AVIS pilot project in Togo, the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and CITA decided to renew their collaboration in Cameroon.
 
The AVIS (Assessment of Vehicle Inspection Systems) project has the overall objective of carrying out audits of vehicle inspection systems in different countries in sub-Saharan Africa – and this second study in Cameroon to make a diagnosis country’s PTI and registration system, along with a review of the structure in charge.

Ethics must top students’ skill-set

ACCA champions commitment to future-proof integrity training

A senior ACCA leader has told an education conference that gaining ethical skills for an increasingly digital world must be central in the training of qualified accountants.

Sharon Machado, ACCA’s portfolio head of business reporting, issued the call at the European Association of Test Publishers (eATP) conference in Madrid.

S&Ds: EU should suspend negotiations with Azerbaijan following the latest crackdown against peaceful protest

Last weekend Azerbaijani authorities violently dispersed peaceful rallies organised by the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), an umbrella organisation of opposition parties, and civil society groups protesting against gender violence. Dozens of participants were detained, beaten and otherwise mistreated, including Ali Kerimli, the leader of the opposition People's Front. 
 

What role for everyday people in the climate crisis? ENERGISE Living Labs achieve energy reductions by challenging social norms in the home

In response to the increasingly urgent climate crisis, the European Commission is promoting several climate and energy targets with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising the economy. However, the current pace and scale of change is insufficient to achieve the necessary sustainability transitions in energy systems. Increasingly, households are seen as playing a role in energy transitions – which implies challenging social norms and habits around energy usage in the home.

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