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Erasmus+ launches in Greece

Between 2007 and 2013, around 50 000 Greek students, young people and education, training and youth staff took part in the EU’s Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes. It is estimated that 75 000 (50% more) could benefit from Erasmus+ between 2014 and 2020. Greece will receive a total of €34 million in 2014 from Erasmus+, a 3% increase compared with the funding it received in 2013.

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Antitrust: Opening of investigation into Pay TV

The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings to examine certain provisions in licensing agreements between several major US film studios (Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures) and the largest European pay-TV broadcasters such as BSkyB of the UK, Canal Plus of France, Sky Italia of Italy, Sky Deutschland of Germany and DTS of Spain.

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Commission tables proposals on animal cloning

A temporary ban on using the cloning technique on farmed animals as well as on the placing on the market live animal clones and embryo clones is foreseen in the first draft Directive. The second draft Directive ensures that food such as meat or milk from animal clones is not placed on the EU market.

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