New one-stop-shop for market access information to help EU businesses internationalize in China

The Europe-China Standardization Information Platform (CESIP) was launched as a one-stop-shop for market access information to help businesses internationalize and ultimately strengthen SME trade between Europe and China.

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The Commission granted €6 million to ensure the swift launch of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED)

The allocation of €6 million by the European Commission will finance the establishment and initial functioning of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED), which was conceived in the framework of the renewed European Neighbourhood Policy. Its aim is to help promoting deep and sustainable democracy as well as respect for human rights and the rule of law.

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The Commission's priority in the 2012 ICCAT meeting will be the Bluefin tuna conservation

The European Commission has as priority at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) annual meeting the Bluefin tuna. In addition to this, the EU will also continue to propose measures for the protection of sharks including porbeagle and shortfin mako and supporting comprehensive measures for the conservation of Blue and White Marlin.

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Negotiations between Council and the European Parliament on 2013 EU budget were suspended on 10 November

The European Parliament announced that the negotiations on next year's EU budget were suspended on 10 November due to disagreement between Parliament and Council over possible solutions to counter the lack of remaining funds in the 2012 budget. Parliament and Council have until midnight on 13 November to reach an agreement.

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€63 million from the EU to support Kosovo's efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda

The European Commission allocated €63 million to bring Kosovo closer to Europe. In particular, the funding will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, to support the readmission and reintegration of refugees and to improve correctional and probation services.

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