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European Union: 28 countries, 508 million people. United in Diversity. [unofficial forum]
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Hashtag: #SOTEU

On Wednesday 13 September 2017, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will deliver his State of the Union address at the European Parliament Hemicycle.

After a broad debate across our continent on the #FutureofEurope , including the European Parliament, national Parliaments, local and regional authorities, and civil society at large, the President will take these ideas forward and give his personal views on the future of Europe in this speech.

The President will talk about a new chapter of the European project. The Commission launched a process in which Europe determines its own path. We have mapped out the challenges and opportunities ahead of us and presented how we can collectively choose to respond. Read more at http://medium.com/future-of-europe.

The speech will also be streamed in 23 different languages on our dedicated website: http://ec.europa.eu/soteu

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: WHEN YOUR WASHING MACHINE AND BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR BECOME A TARGET FOR CYBERATTACKS

With at least 20 billion devices expected to be connected to the internet by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. While it has many undeniable positive effects, the threats and risks related to the IoT are manifold and they evolve rapidly. 

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Press release: EU Auditors publish briefing on Commission’s fraud controls

European Court of Auditors

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Compliance table for the Guidelines on the calibration of circuit breakers and publication of trading halts under MiFID II (ESMA70-872942901-63)

Economy and the euro 

European Securities and Markets Authority, Other bodies and agencies

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The European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans thanked the EESC members for their contribution to the Commission's 2018 work programme, which was presented in July 2017.

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Press Release: EU Auditors publish 2018 work programme

18/10/2017 - 13:30 

European Court of Auditors

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As announced by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union Address, the Commission is today presenting alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects.

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EU-funded Nobel Prize physicists involved an unprecedented breakthrough in astronomy. For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a collision between two neutron stars, confirming that gold and platinum are formed in such way.

The discovery will further deepen our grasp of the universe.

The scientists used two different kinds of methodologies, those of gravitational waves and light. This marks a new approach in astronomy. More: https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/neutron-star-collision-gives-rise-multi-messenger-astronomy_en.html

#Astronomy #MSCActions
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Justice and Home Affairs Council, press conference in a few minutes, EEC Luxembourg press room, live on http://video.consilium.europa.eu
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