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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European Commission adopted a Communication identifying 10 areas in which Member States and the EU are called to reinforce their actions to prevent all types of extremism that leads to violence, regardless of who inspires it.
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.
The best public support systems for promoting and giving advice to higher education students about opportunities to study or train abroad are in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy, according to the first EU ‘Mobility Scoreboard’.
What the Parliament’s experts on foreign relations believe the challenges and opportunities to be in 2014.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has warned that the key objective of EU citizenship, namely for people to feel a stronger attachment to the EU, is not succeeding.
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.