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New measures to boost key competences and digital skills, as well as the European dimension of education

17 January, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 January 2018 To follow up on the Gothenburg Summit, the European Commission has today adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.

Education and training initiatives

17 January, 2018 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 17 January 2018 Questions and Answers 1. Draft Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning What is the main aim of this Recommendation? The objective of the proposed Recommendation is to improve the development of key competences (e.g.

December 2017 - Annual inflation down to 1.4% in the euro area - Down to 1.7% in the EU

17 January, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT December 2017 - December 2017 - Brussels, 17 January 2018 Euro area annual inflation was 1.4% in December 2017, down from 1.5% in November. In December 2016, the rate was 1.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in December 2017, down from 1.8% in November.

November 2017 compared with October 2017 - Production in construction up by 0.5% in euro area - Up by 0.6% in EU28

17 January, 2018 - 12:00
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 January 2018 In November 2017 compared with October 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Speech by President Juncker at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the presentation of the programme of activities of the Bulgarian Presidency

17 January, 2018 - 11:57
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Strasbourg, 17 January 2018 Mr President, Prime Minister, Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by saying that one of the most pleasing aspects of the Bulgarian Presidency is that I will get to see my good friend Boyko more...