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European Chips Act enters into force today

The European Chips Act that enters into force today puts in place a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the European Union's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications.

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Share your views on Erasmus + to help us evaluate it

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Erasmus+, the European Union's flagship programme for education, training, youth, and sport. This initiative provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to express their opinions and contribute to the evaluation of Erasmus+.

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Cats and dogs should not be kept permanently in boxes, cages or crates

In a new scientific report, the European Food Safety Authority has recommended avoiding the permanent use of boxes, cages and crates in commercial breeding establishments. This is to support legislative measures to improve the welfare of cats and dogs kept for sport, hunting and companion purposes.

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European Central Bank raises interest rates by 0.25%

While inflation has been trending lower, it continues to persist at elevated levels. The ECB's primary aim is to bring it back to the 2% target. To achieve this, the decision was made to increase three key ECB interest rates by 25 basis points.

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Over €352 million in EU funding for green transport projects

The EU is providing over €352 million in funding to 26 sustainable transport infrastructure projects. The investment will result in around 12,000 charging points, 18 hydrogen refuelling stations, and the electrification of ports and airports, including Rotterdam port and 37 Spanish airports.

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European Heritage Days 2023 celebrate cultural traditions and skills

1 September marks the start of the European Heritage Days with tens of thousands of events taking place in 48 countries. Under the theme ‘Living Heritage’, citizens can learn about Europe's rich and diverse culture and promote the protection of our shared heritage for present and future generations.

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EMA recommends approval of adapted COVID-19 vaccine targeting subvariant

The European Medicine Agency's human medicines committee has recommended authorising an adapted vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant. Vaccines are adapted to better match circulating variants and this one will be used for adults and children from 6 months of age.

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Biggest rescEU aerial firefighting operation to date ongoing in Greece

To tackle the devastating wildfires in Greece, the European Commission has mobilised 11 firefighting planes and 1 helicopter from the rescEU reserve, making this its largest aerial operation to date. Hundreds of firefighters from 7 European countries are also helping fight the blazes.

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New law on more sustainable, circular and safe batteries enters into force

A new law to ensure that batteries are collected, reused and recycled in Europe has entered into force. The new Batteries Regulation will ensure that, in the future, batteries have a low carbon footprint, and use less harmful substances and less raw materials from non-EU countries.