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Did you ever book a car online and find out you had to pay more when you get to the rental desk?

After a strong increase of complaints on car rental issues, together with the national consumer authorities, we engaged with the five leading car rental companies to address these issues.
All info: http://europa.eu/!Tr44Wq

#consumers #cars #europeanunion
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Better read all, virtually all, the thousand tiny words in the Rental Agreement. It's a "world" of traps!
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In the last decades, the world became smaller and traveling more affordable. Having our smartphones the necessary information on your fingertips made exploring the world much easier. But many travellers miss one thing: the authenticity of the visited places. EU funded +Withlocals application promises to connect people across cultures and bring them a real, local experience all over the world.
http://europa.eu/!Pg48Xt

#investEU #SMEs #SMEInstrument #travel #traveltips

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L'Italia se ne sei al corrente a milioni di posti per essere vissuta nel Suo passato, nel Suo presente e nel Suo futuro, arte, gente e ricerca ...
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The Single Market is one of Europe’s major achievements. By allowing people, goods, services and capital to move more freely it opens up new opportunities for citizens, workers, businesses and consumers. It is an engine for building a stronger and fairer EU economy.

Find all about it and our latest actions for a deeper and fairer internal market here - http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/internal-market_en

#singlemarket #trade #consumers #europeanunion
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The use of supplementary employee reward systems has increased across Europe in recent decades both in terms of the number of companies using them and the number of employees covered.
These forms of remuneration can help to motivate and reward workers and to link pay to company results. A report examines the different types of supplementary pay schemes, their prevalence in different countries and sectors across the EU (pdf): bit.ly/2iIxy6S

#remuneration #employment #europeanunion #wef17
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We can and must ensure that war does not give way to a lost generation’ +UNICEF Ambassador Liam Neeson on #MADADfund.
Read more about the objectives of the 'MADAD Fund', the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis here: http://europa.eu/!uu88HB

The Foreign Affairs Council is taking place tomorrow in Brussels. Among other topics, the Council will examine developments in #Syria: http://europa.eu/!Dr97yQ

#ChildrenofSyria #UNICEF
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Such a good cause to support! The Syrians need our help!
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"*Data should be able to flow freely between locations, across borders and within a single data space.*" Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the #DigitalSingleMarket.

This week, we proposed new initiatives to remove remaining obstacles within the #SingleMarket in order to unleash EU's #DataEconomy: http://europa.eu/!bx68Vp. Don't hesitate to share your views on how to build the European data economy by taking part in our new consultation: http://europa.eu/!TF79Gd

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Congratulations to Essen, Germany, European Green Capital 2017.

It reward cities which are making efforts to improve the urban environment and move towards healthier and sustainable living areas.
Lots of activities are planned in Essen throughout the year!

http://europa.eu/!Fr96CB #ECG2017 #Essen #Germany 
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Congratulations, Essen! A true leader by example.
I genuinely wish the Maltese Government, who currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, takes note of this and trys to learn a thing or two about any kind of environmental cleanliness.
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Imagine charging your e-reader with solar power while reading on your sofa? That's made possible with indoor solar cells. Supported by the EU's LIFE programme, Swedish start-up Exeger has come up with a way to produce these so-called dye-sensitized solar cells in an eco-friendly and cost-efficient way. They've set up the world’s largest factory for producing third generation solar cells in the centre of Stockholm #Sweden!

http://www.dyemondsolar.com/

#investEU #LIFE_programme #SMEs #EnergyUnion #GreenEnergy



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What if you skin could repair itself much faster than normal?
A new substance, being developed by a Czech SME, could change all this. Its researchers adjusted a specific growth protein that can help skin repair itself faster than normal.
http://europa.eu/!Mu86TT

The Czech SME, Enantis, received EU funding from the SME Instrument programme. If you want your company to become the next innovation leader, check how to apply for it:
https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/horizons-2020-sme-instrument

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Drinkable rain water? It is possible thanks to Rainsafe, an EU-funded project.
Their machine treats harvested rain water, well water and municipal water to bottled water standards. It uses only natural treatment methods.

Lear more about the project here: http://europa.eu/!XD99rN

#investEU #SMEs #circulareconomy #environment #water
#EuropeanCommission #EuropeanUnion

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Почему-то считается, что дождевая вода самая чистая и полезная. А как же быть тогда с загрязнением атмосферы, через которую эта вода проходит?
Да, дожди нам посылает Бог. И все, что от Бога - не почитай нечистым (Деяния, 10:15). Но человек, как всегда подгадил и загрязнил атмосферу. И вода исшедшая от Бога чистой, пройдя атмосферу, долетает до земли уже грязной.
Так что лучше брать любую воду, фильтровать и только потом пить. С благодарением.
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Congratulations to Dua Lipa!
The twenty-one years old singer and songwriter from London, daughter of the Kosovar Albanian rock singer Dukagjin Lipa, won the 'Public Choice Award' at the European Border Breakers Awards ceremony that took place this week in Groningen: https://www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu/en/news/article/dua-lipa-wins-public-choice-award/

#ebba17 #CreativeEurope
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+Antonio Petrelli​​ maybe you are unaware there are no borders to break INSIDE the EU. This is one of the freedoms EU citizens enjoy (if they are smart enough to recognize). So it makes more sense for an artist with a European migration background to win the award - a person who has actually experienced borders.
BTW Refugees trapped in Serbia due to closed borders are dying in the freezing weather there right now. 
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Feeling drained? The Horizon 2020's SME Instrument – funded SOMA project might help you beat stress at work with smartphones: http://www.soma-analytics.com/

The German project develops a tool for the early detection of work-related stress resulting in negative health outcomes, such as burnout or depression. The tool makes a diagnostic by using indicators like speech patterns, sleep and typing behaviour. A smartphone app then intervenes to alert and reduce stress levels.

Finally anonymous data is aggregated at company level to contribute to wellness programmes with a smart way to get to ends with stress at work.

#investEU #SMEs #SMEInstrument #burnout #stress
#EUhealthyworkplaces #EuropeanCommission #EuropeanUnion
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Very helpfull!
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