€30 million more from EU funds to support Lebanon in the refugee crisis

The European Commission announced the EU decision to allocate €30 million more to provide additional financial support to Lebanon to mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis in the country. In addition, €5 million would be designated for Palestine refugees from Syria.

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The Commission consults on regulating about Internet on TV and TV on Internet

The European Commission adopted a Green Paper that opens a public consultation to explore what this Internet on TV and TV on Internet convergence of technology and content could mean for Europe's economic growth and innovation, cultural diversity, and consumers. In particular, the Green Paper asks whether the current approach will also be appropriate in the future.

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MEPs amended the youth guarantee proposal to extend this measure to young people under 30

The Employment and Social Affairs Committee adopted an amended proposal on the EU Youth Employment Initiative which extends this measure to young people under 30. Also, MEPs adopted that regions that had youth unemployment rates above 20% in 2012 would be eligible for Youth Employment Initiative help.

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11 European countries launched the first pan-European university MOOCs (massive open online courses)

The European Commission welcomed the launching of the first pan-European 'MOOCs' (Massive Open Online Courses) initiative. The initiative is led by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and mostly involves open universities. So far, it counts with around 40 courses, covering a wide variety of subjects, will be available free of charge and in 12 different languages.

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New platform created by the Commission for fighting tax evasion

The European Commission sets up a Platform for Tax Good Governance that has as main aim to monitor member states' progress in tackling aggressive tax planning and clamping down on tax havens.

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