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The indoor farming movement has begun!
Based in the heart of Berlin, InFarm is a farming incubator and aims to provide urban communities access to fresh produce no matter the season.
INFARM has received funding from Horizon 2020's SME Instrument. Thanks to this programme, your business can receive up to €2.5 million in funding and world-class business coaching

http://europa.eu/!Pc63uJ
#investEU #incubator #SMEs #SMEinstrument #funding

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Support for refugees in Turkey through the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN)

The EU's flagship humanitarian aid programme was launched today. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) is set to support 1 million refugees in Turkey via a monthly electronic cash grant.

As of October 2016, monthly cash-transfers to electronic cards will be given to refugees in need across Turkey. The cash card is an efficient way of supporting families in purchasing what they most need, providing them the dignity of choice. Refugees will be empowered to feed and house their families, and to send their children to school. As the money will be spent in local markets, the new system will also boost the local economy.

To ensure funding is well spent, the aid project will be carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a long standing EU humanitarian partner with a track record of successfully implementing large-scale relief projects. WFP will work hand in hand with the Turkish Red Crescent.
Commissioner Stylianides in Turkey to launch largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme - Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
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Hun jı turkîyê re pera dışînın turkîyê jî bı wan pera me kürdan dıkuje ey ewrupa bese bıbîne vê rastîyê 
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Today is the European Day of Languages!
Did you know that many languages have 50.000 words or more, but individual speakers normally know and use only a fraction of the total vocabulary: in everyday conversation people use the same few hundred words?
More facts language facts:
http://edl.ecml.at/LanguageFun/tabid/1516/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

#EDLangs
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I write for smart people who understand what I write. It is necessary to think globally and act locally is required, So I'm thinking. "Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. " John F. Kennedy;
The man best known neighbors. Live as you can, but leave others to live according to the tradition, everyone in his home country.
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This week, Julian King joined the College meeting for the first time.
As Commissioner for #SecurityUnion, his work will focus on 3 key priorities identified in the European Agenda on Security: tackling terrorism and preventing radicalisation, disrupting organised crime, and fighting cybercrime.

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Organized crime? Take a look to Calabria's people all over Europe then. It's like immigration, we italians can't solve this problem alone if you let 'ndrangheta do his own business all over Europe.
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European companies are entitled to set up a branch in another EU country on the same terms as local firms.
A Polish start-up dealing with social media solutions took just 2 days to open a branch in London. Visit the Your Europe site for all the information you need: http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/start-grow/start-ups/index_en.htm

#EUopen4Business #business #entrepreneurs #europeanunion #europeancommission #investEU
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That flag..... utterly ghastly and isn't wanted 
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Did you know that you can check if a business is registered to trade cross-border within the EU with the EU's VIES (VAT Information Exchange System)?
http://europa.eu/youreurope/business/vat-customs/check-number-vies/index_en.htm

#EUopen4Business #business #entrepreneurs #europeanunion #europeancommission #investEU
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Ever been on staycation*? It was certainly popular with European tourists in 2014: 75% of tourist trips taken by EU residents that year took place within their own country! 😎

But can you guess what the most popular foreign destination within the EU was..? ✈️

Let us know in a comment below ⬇️


*a 'vacation' within your own country of residence
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Malta last week, Slovakia today and more to come!
Access to finance for SMEs in EU countries is facilitated with the investment plan for Europe. With the agreements signed with the European Investment Fund, national banks will be able to provide loans to small enterprises in their countries.
See the latest agreements signed here: http://europa.eu/!ut99ug

And for an overview of all agreements so far, see: http://europa.eu/!TD66yq

#investEU #investment #SME #funding
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+Andrew Kelly i am pretty sure the IEF has not much to do with what Obama did or did not.

Also, the USA had a better increase of jobs under Obama than it had under GWB -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S._presidential_terms#Job_creation_by_term
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Banking in another EU country has become easier.
From now on, banks in the European Union cannot refuse you a basic payment account just because you don't live in the country where the bank is established.

Payment cards, online banking, switching to another bank – read all the changing rules on Your Europe: http://europa.eu/!uY83xG 
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The CITES conference tackling illegal traffic of wildlife across the globe started today.
EU (Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella) will be there to fight for better protection of endangered species.
Read the blog post about his goals and expectations: http://europa.eu/!kN99UX #CoP17 #wildlife #environment #wildlifephotography
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It is necessary to define whether a wild animal has the right to leave the forest and make damage to crops and agricultural land. Are individuals who have a concession of forests have a right to hunt the animals and sell the meat of wild animals? It should be noted that the crows threaten other small birds because they steal eggs from nests, attacking songbirds and small ducks. This can be controlled if you disable the excessive reproduction of crow. The crows have found homes on the branches of trees in the city as easily find food and water. Familiarize citizens with species that are protected, and the way that an individual can help regarding the protection of wildlife, including birds and fish in Europe. Due to the surface, which is approximately 10.2 million km2, Europe is the smallest continent but the most populous with residents. It is not good nothing redundant in the world, it is necessary to plan everything in life. Moderation is necessary in all, we everyone care about the continent on which we live.
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Paris Agreement Closer to Entering Into Force after UNGA

This week's United Nations General Assembly brought us a step closer to a realising a universal action plan to tackle climate change. After #UNGA, 60 countries - which together represent 47.7% of global emissions - are now committed to the #ParisAgreement.

Do you know how the Paris Agreement works?

First, it's important to note how BIG a deal this was: last December at the #Paris climate conference [#COP21] 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. That's historic.

We made the deal – now we have to make it real. This means #ratification. The Paris Agreement will enter into force once 55 countries – which represent at least 55% of global emissions – have deposited their instruments of ratification.

So we're nearly there! Now, all EU Member States' ratification is more important than ever - the fight against #climatechange starts at home.

For more info see: http://europa.eu/!Vk46cc
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Hallo Mr. HILL, wie wär's mit den Namen von meinen noch unsichtbaren, über-lichtgeschwindigkeit-schnellen Freunden vom IPU, dem INTERGALAKTISCHEN PLANETENRAT IM UNIVERSUM, die Linkshänder sind und linkssinnge Technik bauen' Nur das Leben brauchen sie nicht imitieren, weil sie in der Liebe, die Kinder entstehen lassen! MATAIFA HURU! UHURU! 
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Change, though sometimes hard, has a beauty all of its own. People often think of autumn as a time of melancholy, when summer is over and winter approaches. We look on the bright side. We look forward to the homemade stews, the colour change of the trees, comfy scarves and the smell of wood fires… What do you look forward to? We hope the autumn season holds positive changes in store for you!

Thank you to Bart Burger for his picture of "Autumn in Europe".
Bart took this picture in Park Abbey in Leuven (Belgium).

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