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Californie : les incendies font 31 morts

C'est le bilan le plus lourd depuis 1933... Depuis jeudi 8 novembre, deux incendies ravagent plusieurs comtés de cet Etat, l'un dans le nord, près de Sacramento, l'autre dans le sud, près de Los Angeles et Malibu. Plus de 250 000 personnes ont reçu l'ordr
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Californie : les incendies font 31 morts

C'est le bilan le plus lourd depuis 1933... Depuis jeudi 8 novembre, deux incendies ravagent plusieurs comtés de cet Etat, l'un dans le nord, près de Sacramento, l'autre dans le sud, près de Los Angeles et Malibu. Plus de 250 000 personnes ont reçu l'ordre d'évacuer leurs domiciles.  

Study - Brexit and Industry and Space Policy - workshop proceedings - 09-11-2018

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop of “Brexit and Industry and Space Policy”, which was held on 24 September 2018. The effects of Brexit on EU27 business, trade, value chains, innovation and space policy were assess
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Study - Brexit and Industry and Space Policy - workshop proceedings - 09-11-2018

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop of “Brexit and Industry and Space Policy”, which was held on 24 September 2018. The effects of Brexit on EU27 business, trade, value chains, innovation and space policy were assessed. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Health and social security - 12-11-2018

While the main responsibility for health and social security lies primarily with the governments of the individual European Union (EU) Member States, the EU complements national policies, especially those having a cross-border dimension. In a recent poll cond
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Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Health and social security - 12-11-2018

While the main responsibility for health and social security lies primarily with the governments of the individual European Union (EU) Member States, the EU complements national policies, especially those having a cross-border dimension. In a recent poll conducted for the European Parliament, more than two thirds of EU citizens expressed support for increased EU action on health and social security. EU health policy aims to foster good health, protect citizens from health threats and support dynamic health systems. It is mainly implemented through EU action programmes, the current one being the third health programme (2014-2020). Challenges include tackling the health needs of an ageing population and reducing the incidence of preventable chronic diseases. Since 2014, steps forward have been made in a number of areas, including antimicrobial resistance; childhood obesity, health systems, medical devices and vaccination. EU action on social security issues in the EU is closely related to the implementation of what is known as the European Pillar of Social Rights as well as labour market developments. The EU helps to promote social cohesion, seeking to foster equality as well as solidarity through adequate, accessible and financially sustainable social protection systems and social inclusion policies. EU spending on social security is tied to labour market measures. Progress can be observed on issues such as work-life balance and equal opportunities, but there is more to do. In the future, social protection schemes will need to be further adapted to the new labour market realities (fewer manufacturing jobs, atypical contracts, 'platform work', etc.). In its proposal for the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework, the European Commission plans to boost funding to improve workers' employment opportunities, and strengthen social cohesion through an enlarged 'European Social Fund Plus'. The fund would also incorporate finance for the stand-alone health programme, with the aim of creating synergies with the other building blocks of the European Pillar of Social Rights: equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions; and social protection and inclusion. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Human Rights - 12-11-2018

In the 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first international document to set common standards of achievement for all states – the pivotal role and moral, legal and political significance of human rights in the
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Briefing - EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Human Rights - 12-11-2018

In the 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first international document to set common standards of achievement for all states – the pivotal role and moral, legal and political significance of human rights in the international arena have become indisputable. However, despite considerable progress in many areas on recognition, codification and implementation, human rights have also come under increased attack. Whether in theatres of war or in the political arena, human rights are now rejected on ideological grounds. The EU itself has not been spared by the current backlash. In its Member States, a populist wave has empowered political forces that increasingly question the significance of core human rights, such as the right to freedom of expression. In these troubled times for human rights, opinion polls show that European citizens perceive human rights as one of the most important values for them personally and one of the values that best represent the EU itself. Having emerged from World War II and its atrocities, European countries were determined to secure lasting peace, and the Union they created is now founded on respect for democracy, the rule of law and human rights, which guide and shape its legislation and policies. Within the EU, recent action has included new legislation on data protection and access to justice, the European Pillar of Social Rights, and initiatives to combat inequality, discrimination and hate speech. There is also an acknowledgement that more needs to be done to complete the legal framework to combat discrimination and strengthen internal mechanisms for upholding the rule of law. Human rights are additionally a general objective of EU external action. The EU is deeply committed to promoting human rights, as enshrined in international treaties, in its relations with third countries and with other multilateral regional and global institutions. During the last EP mandate, the EU consistently applied and deepened a range of policy approaches that strengthen its role and image as a normative power that inspires others through its example. Maintaining and consolidating this policy remains vital for preserving the EU's image and credibility as a normative power, based on values, that has the capacity to act at a time when the principle of multilateralism is increasingly questioned. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - November 2018 - 12-11-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
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At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - November 2018 - 12-11-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Miss Tahiti se prépare à l'élection Miss France

La Miss Tahiti 2018, Vaimalama Chaves, est en pleine préparation de l'élection Miss France. Avant de s'envoler vers la Métropole lundi 12 novembre, notre jeune ambassadrice s'est arrêtée à Bora Bora le temps d'un shooting photo durant lequel elle nous d
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Miss Tahiti se prépare à l'élection Miss France

La Miss Tahiti 2018, Vaimalama Chaves, est en pleine préparation de l'élection Miss France. Avant de s'envoler vers la Métropole lundi 12 novembre, notre jeune ambassadrice s'est arrêtée à Bora Bora le temps d'un shooting photo durant lequel elle nous dévoile ses charmes…  

Séance 129 : un film aux enjeux technologiques forts

Séance 129 est la libre interprétation du discours du 11 novembre 1918 de Georges Clemenceau. Réalisé par Alexandre Perez, le film de sept minutes est visionable à 360° et vous propose de vivre, 100 ans plus tard, ce moment historique.
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Séance 129 : un film aux enjeux technologiques forts

Séance 129 est la libre interprétation du discours du 11 novembre 1918 de Georges Clemenceau. Réalisé par Alexandre Perez, le film de sept minutes est visionable à 360° et vous propose de vivre, 100 ans plus tard, ce moment historique.

Lucas Barbosa, une icône du jiu jitsu à Tahiti

Cette semaine, une star mondiale de jiu jitsu a foulé les tatami du Tahitian Top Team de Dany Gérard : Lucas Barbosa. En No Gi ou en GI, c'est la référence en la matière. Rencontre
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Lucas Barbosa, une icône du jiu jitsu à Tahiti

Cette semaine, une star mondiale de jiu jitsu a foulé les tatami du Tahitian Top Team de Dany Gérard : Lucas Barbosa. En No Gi ou en GI, c'est la référence en la matière. Rencontre

Hippisme : la dernière course de la saison

Pour les passionnés de chevaux, ce dimanche 11 novembre était une journée exceptionnelle avec la 8ème et dernière journée de courses de la saison 2018. Une journée organisée par l'Association Hippique et d'Encouragement à l'Elevage de Polynésie fran
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Hippisme : la dernière course de la saison

Pour les passionnés de chevaux, ce dimanche 11 novembre était une journée exceptionnelle avec la 8ème et dernière journée de courses de la saison 2018. Une journée organisée par l'Association Hippique et d'Encouragement à l'Elevage de Polynésie française.

Pêche : Teva Montagnon et son coéquipier ont remporté le concours

Un concours de pêche sous-marine était organisé à Teva i Uta par les clubs Heke et Tehoro hiti de Mataiea. Il a permis à la fédération de sélectionner les représentants de la Polynésie française pour les Océanias
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Pêche : Teva Montagnon et son coéquipier ont remporté le concours

Un concours de pêche sous-marine était organisé à Teva i Uta par les clubs Heke et Tehoro hiti de Mataiea. Il a permis à la fédération de sélectionner les représentants de la Polynésie française pour les Océanias

Un forum pour découvrir les métiers de l'aéronautique

Des métiers à découvrir, des questions à poser... Le deuxième forum des métiers de l'aéronautique s'est déroulé ce samedi 10 novembre dans le hall de l'Assemblée de Polynésie française.
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Un forum pour découvrir les métiers de l'aéronautique

Des métiers à découvrir, des questions à poser... Le deuxième forum des métiers de l'aéronautique s'est déroulé ce samedi 10 novembre dans le hall de l'Assemblée de Polynésie française.

Education : une grève de plus grande ampleur ?

Lundi 12 novembre, la grève qui va affecter les établissements scolaires publiques du premier et du second degré risque d'être de plus grande ampleur.  
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Education : une grève de plus grande ampleur ?

Lundi 12 novembre, la grève qui va affecter les établissements scolaires publiques du premier et du second degré risque d'être de plus grande ampleur.  

Marché nature : promouvoir les produits d'une agriculture naturelle

Organisé par l'association «Promenade de Nice», une association des commerçants de la rue piétonne, le marché nature de Papeete «On a tout en Polynésie !» s'est tenu ce samedi 10 novembre.  
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Marché nature : promouvoir les produits d'une agriculture naturelle

Organisé par l'association «Promenade de Nice», une association des commerçants de la rue piétonne, le marché nature de Papeete «On a tout en Polynésie !» s'est tenu ce samedi 10 novembre.  

Aéroport : la grève est levée chez South Pacific Sécurité

Après deux jours de grève, un accord a été trouvé entre la direction de l’entreprise South Pacific Sécurité et le syndicat CSIP. Le mouvement n'a causé aucune perturbation pour les passagers des vols domestiques et internationaux.
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Aéroport : la grève est levée chez South Pacific Sécurité

Après deux jours de grève, un accord a été trouvé entre la direction de l’entreprise South Pacific Sécurité et le syndicat CSIP. Le mouvement n'a causé aucune perturbation pour les passagers des vols domestiques et internationaux.

La Californie victime d'incendies meurtriers

Depuis jeudi 8 novembre, des incendies ravagent une partie des Etats-Unis provoquant d’énormes dégâts. Ils ont déjà fait neuf morts et 250 000 personnes ont été évacuées.
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La Californie victime d'incendies meurtriers

Depuis jeudi 8 novembre, des incendies ravagent une partie des Etats-Unis provoquant d’énormes dégâts. Ils ont déjà fait neuf morts et 250 000 personnes ont été évacuées.

Football : l'AS Dragon en route pour la France

L'équipe de l'AS Dragon prend l'avion en direction Paris dans la soirée de ce samedi 10 novembre. Dimanche prochain, le 18 novembre, le club de Titioro jouera un match comptant pour le 7ème tour de la Coupe de France.  
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Football : l'AS Dragon en route pour la France

L'équipe de l'AS Dragon prend l'avion en direction Paris dans la soirée de ce samedi 10 novembre. Dimanche prochain, le 18 novembre, le club de Titioro jouera un match comptant pour le 7ème tour de la Coupe de France.  

Grève aéroport : bientôt un accord ?

Depuis vendredi 9 novembre, une vingtaine de salariés sur 110 employés de South Pacific Sécurité sont en grève. Un accord serait sur le point d'être trouvé.
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Grève aéroport : bientôt un accord ?

Depuis vendredi 9 novembre, une vingtaine de salariés sur 110 employés de South Pacific Sécurité sont en grève. Un accord serait sur le point d'être trouvé.

Boxe : Ariitea Putoa champion de Polynésie

Lors du championnat de Polynésie, le jeune boxeur s'est imposé dans la catégorie reine des super Lourds. L'expérience d'Ariitea Putoa a fait la différence face à son adversaire. 
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Boxe : Ariitea Putoa champion de Polynésie

Lors du championnat de Polynésie, le jeune boxeur s'est imposé dans la catégorie reine des super Lourds. L'expérience d'Ariitea Putoa a fait la différence face à son adversaire. 

Tolérance zéro sur les routes

Avec 30 tués sur les routes depuis le début de l'année, la gendarmerie renforce les contrôles routiers. La cause : l'incivilisme routier et la désinvolture coupable de certains automobilistes.
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Tolérance zéro sur les routes

Avec 30 tués sur les routes depuis le début de l'année, la gendarmerie renforce les contrôles routiers. La cause : l'incivilisme routier et la désinvolture coupable de certains automobilistes.

CPS : les salariés vont-ils devoir payer plus ?

Les retraites sont au coeur des discussions... Eugène Sommers, administrateur à la CPS et trésorier de la CSIP, craint que les cotisations retraites augmentent et que ce soient aux salariés de payer plus. Explications.
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CPS : les salariés vont-ils devoir payer plus ?

Les retraites sont au coeur des discussions... Eugène Sommers, administrateur à la CPS et trésorier de la CSIP, craint que les cotisations retraites augmentent et que ce soient aux salariés de payer plus. Explications.

Projet d'attaque contre Macron : les suspects voulaient poignarder le président

Les suspects ont été mis en examen pour «association de malfaiteurs criminelle terroriste» alors qu'ils projetaient d'attaquer le président de la République française lors des commémorations du 11 novembre.
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Projet d'attaque contre Macron : les suspects voulaient poignarder le président

Les suspects ont été mis en examen pour «association de malfaiteurs criminelle terroriste» alors qu'ils projetaient d'attaquer le président de la République française lors des commémorations du 11 novembre.

Lutte contre les cultures illicites de «pakalolo»

Les 06 et 07 novembre 2018, les militaires des compagnies de gendarmerie départementale des Îles-du-Vent et des Archipels ont mené plusieurs opérations de recherche de cultures illicites de cannabis
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Lutte contre les cultures illicites de «pakalolo»

Les 06 et 07 novembre 2018, les militaires des compagnies de gendarmerie départementale des Îles-du-Vent et des Archipels ont mené plusieurs opérations de recherche de cultures illicites de cannabis

Les FAPF participent au forum des métiers de l’aéronautique

Le samedi 10 novembre 2018, de 08h00 à 16h00, les Forces armées en Polynésie française participent au deuxième forum des métiers de l’aéronautique
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Les FAPF participent au forum des métiers de l’aéronautique

Le samedi 10 novembre 2018, de 08h00 à 16h00, les Forces armées en Polynésie française participent au deuxième forum des métiers de l’aéronautique

L’Institut Louis Malardé soufflera ses 70 ans l’année prochaine

A son origine, il a été créé pour combattre la filariose et le moustique, L'institut Louis Malardé se prépare à fêter l’année prochaine ses 70 ans d’existence.
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L’Institut Louis Malardé soufflera ses 70 ans l’année prochaine

A son origine, il a été créé pour combattre la filariose et le moustique, L'institut Louis Malardé se prépare à fêter l’année prochaine ses 70 ans d’existence.

Briefing - Challenges for the euro area [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 09-11-2018

The discussion on how to deepen and improve the functioning of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) continues on several fronts. Issues under discussion include euro-area governance, the role of the European Central Bank (ECB), the fiscal rules, debt-mutualisati
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Briefing - Challenges for the euro area [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 09-11-2018

The discussion on how to deepen and improve the functioning of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) continues on several fronts. Issues under discussion include euro-area governance, the role of the European Central Bank (ECB), the fiscal rules, debt-mutualisation, risk-sharing, and the nature of, and political compromises between, French and German perspectives within the system. The dispute between Italy and the European Commission over the former’s budget for 2019 is now a major topic for discussion at Eurogroup meetings, as are Banking Union and the sustainability of economic growth, notably in light of the expected tapering of the ECB’s bond-purchase programme. In a separate development, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed increasing the international role of the euro, which some analysts say could replace the US dollar in certain international transactions, given the volatility of US economic policies. This note brings together commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks and research institutes on challenges facing the euro area and related issues. Earlier publications on the topic can be found in a previous edition of 'What Think Tanks are Thinking' published in June 2018. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Own resources of the European Union: Reforming the EU's financing system - 09-11-2018

The EU budget is financed by the system of own resources and cannot run a deficit. The current system provides sufficient revenue to cover EU expenditure, but has often been criticised as opaque and unfair. The European Parliament, which has little say in th
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Briefing - Own resources of the European Union: Reforming the EU's financing system - 09-11-2018

The EU budget is financed by the system of own resources and cannot run a deficit. The current system provides sufficient revenue to cover EU expenditure, but has often been criticised as opaque and unfair. The European Parliament, which has little say in the design of the system, has long pushed for its reform, with a view to shifting the focus of budgetary negotiations from geographically pre-allocated expenditure to the policies with the highest European added value. The European Commission is proposing to modify the financing of the EU budget as of 2021, when the next multiannual financial framework should start. Proposed changes include: the simplification of existing own resources; the introduction of three new own resources linked to EU policies on climate, environment and the single market; the reduction of the share of revenue provided by the GNI-based resource, which is perceived as national contributions; the abolition of the UK rebate (following that country’s withdrawal from the EU); and the phasing-out of corrections currently granted to other five Member States. A special legislative procedure applies to the principal decision, requiring unanimity in the Council. This is considered a major obstacle to reform of the system, which has remained substantially unchanged for 30 years. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - LIFE programme for 2021-2027: Financing environmental and climate objectives - 09-11-2018

Launched in 1992, the LIFE programme is the only EU fund entirely dedicated to environmental and climate objectives. It supports the implementation of relevant EU legislation and the development of key policy priorities, by co-financing projects with Europea
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Briefing - LIFE programme for 2021-2027: Financing environmental and climate objectives - 09-11-2018

Launched in 1992, the LIFE programme is the only EU fund entirely dedicated to environmental and climate objectives. It supports the implementation of relevant EU legislation and the development of key policy priorities, by co-financing projects with European added value. To date, LIFE has co financed more than 4 500 projects. In June 2018, the European Commission submitted a proposal on a regulation establishing a new LIFE programme for 2021-2027. The programme would support projects in the areas of nature and biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, clean energy transition, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. A total of €4.83 billion in 2018 prices (€5.45 billion in current prices) would be earmarked to the new programme. In the European Parliament, the proposal has been referred to the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). The Environment Council considered the information provided by the Commission on the proposal in a public session on 25 June 2018. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Multiannual plan for small pelagic fish stocks in the Adriatic Sea - 09-11-2018

On 9 October 2018, Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) adopted its report on a proposed multiannual plan to manage fisheries of small pelagic fish stocks (anchovy and sardine) in the Adriatic Sea. These stocks, which are in a poor state, are managed
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Briefing - Multiannual plan for small pelagic fish stocks in the Adriatic Sea - 09-11-2018

On 9 October 2018, Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) adopted its report on a proposed multiannual plan to manage fisheries of small pelagic fish stocks (anchovy and sardine) in the Adriatic Sea. These stocks, which are in a poor state, are managed under a complex legal framework at EU, national and international level. They are exploited mainly by Italian and Croatian fishing vessels. Multiannual fisheries management plans are essential tools for the sustainable exploitation of marine resources, offering notably better predictability over time and a framework for improved cooperation between the Member States concerned at sea basin level. With the new plan for Adriatic small pelagic stocks, the Commission proposed to introduce a major shift in fisheries management in this area, currently based on fishing effort, by framing a system of setting total allowable catches (TACs). The PECH report, however, supports maintaining the current fishing effort regime and opposes the introduction of TACs. It also requires that catch limits for small pelagics are set in 2019 at the level of the 2014 catches, and reduced by 4 % annually between 2020 and 2022. Second edition of a briefing originally drafted by Jean Weissenberger. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

At a Glance - LUX Prize: Continued support for EU cinema - 09-11-2018

Every year since 2007, the European Parliament LUX Film Prize has been bringing European cinema into the limelight. Over the past 10 years, the prize has helped promote over 100 films, supporting the dissemination of European (co-)productions in a bid to over
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At a Glance - LUX Prize: Continued support for EU cinema - 09-11-2018

Every year since 2007, the European Parliament LUX Film Prize has been bringing European cinema into the limelight. Over the past 10 years, the prize has helped promote over 100 films, supporting the dissemination of European (co-)productions in a bid to overcome the language and distribution barriers faced by the European film industry. Prize-winners have been very successful in the EU and beyond, thus turning the LUX Prize into a synonym for quality film-making. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Les syndicats d’enseignants des établissements publics du premier et du second degré appellent à la grève le lundi 12 novembre.

Ils dénoncent les suppressions de postes dans l’éducation. Les syndicats organiseront un sit-in devant les locaux du vice-rectorat de 8 heures à 11 heures.
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Les syndicats d’enseignants des établissements publics du premier et du second degré appellent à la grève le lundi 12 novembre.

Ils dénoncent les suppressions de postes dans l’éducation. Les syndicats organiseront un sit-in devant les locaux du vice-rectorat de 8 heures à 11 heures.

In-Depth Analysis - Research for CULT Committee - Best practices in sustainable management and safeguarding of cultural heritage in the EU - 08-11-2018

The study provides an overview of the benefits of cultural heritage conservation and describes good practices for sustainable management and safeguarding of tangible cultural heritage in the European Union. It also presents a brief overview of actions and pro
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In-Depth Analysis - Research for CULT Committee - Best practices in sustainable management and safeguarding of cultural heritage in the EU - 08-11-2018

The study provides an overview of the benefits of cultural heritage conservation and describes good practices for sustainable management and safeguarding of tangible cultural heritage in the European Union. It also presents a brief overview of actions and programmes on the European level in the field of cultural heritage. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - EU support for human rights defenders around the world - 08-11-2018

Twenty years after the UN General Assembly adopted its Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to enhance recognition of their role and encourage states to create a more protective environment, many human rights defenders still face significant threats,
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Briefing - EU support for human rights defenders around the world - 08-11-2018

Twenty years after the UN General Assembly adopted its Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to enhance recognition of their role and encourage states to create a more protective environment, many human rights defenders still face significant threats, and the situation of those working in certain areas has even deteriorated. Support for human rights defenders is a long established component of the EU's external human rights policy and one of its major priorities. The EU guidelines on HRDs adopted in 2004 outline concrete measures for protecting HRDs at risk, including the provision of emergency aid, and encourage EU diplomats to take a more proactive approach towards HRDs. The European Commission manages a financial instrument in support of HRDs working in the world's most dangerous situations. The European Parliament is a long-standing advocate of a comprehensive EU policy on HRDs and has actively contributed to its shaping. Its urgency resolutions on human rights breaches around the world, some of which have focused on individual HRDs and the particular threats they face, have drawn attention to the difficulties facing HRDs in many countries. Parliament has also organised hearings with HRDs, issued statements about cases of HRDs at risk, and highlighted the plight of HRDs during visits by its delegations to the countries concerned. The Parliament's Sakharov Prize is the EU's most visible action in favour of HRDs. It has a significant impact on laureates, providing them with recognition and, in many cases, indirect protection. This a further updated version of a briefing from December 2017: PE 614.626. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Towards a binding international treaty on business and human rights - 08-11-2018

With its extended value chains, economic globalisation has brought numerous opportunities while also creating specific challenges, including in the area of human rights protection. The recent history of transnational corporations contains numerous examples o
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Briefing - Towards a binding international treaty on business and human rights - 08-11-2018

With its extended value chains, economic globalisation has brought numerous opportunities while also creating specific challenges, including in the area of human rights protection. The recent history of transnational corporations contains numerous examples of human rights abuses occurring as a result of their operations. Such corporations are known to have taken advantage of loose regulatory frameworks in developing countries, corruption, and a lack of accountability resulting from legal rules shielding corporate interests. This situation has created a pressing need to establish international norms regulating business operations in relation to human rights. So far, the preferred approach has been 'soft', consisting of the adoption of voluntary guidelines for businesses. Several sets of such norms exist at international level, the most notable being the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Nevertheless, while such voluntary commitments are clearly useful, they cannot entirely stop gross human rights violations (such as child labour, labour rights violations and land grabbing) committed by transnational corporations, their subsidiaries or suppliers. To address the shortcomings of the soft approach, an intergovernmental working group was established within the United Nations framework in June 2014, with the task of drafting a binding treaty on human rights and business. After being reluctant at the outset, the EU has become involved in the negotiations, but has insisted that the future treaty's scope should include all businesses, not only transnational ones. The 'Zero Draft' published in July does not reflect the EU's position on this point. It has been welcomed by experts for its more precise focus on prevention, on effective remedies and access to justice for victims, and on companies' liability for their subsidiaries and suppliers in third countries. The European Parliament is a staunch supporter of this initiative and has encouraged the EU to take a positive and constructive approach. This is a further updated edition of a Briefing published in April 2018, PE 620.229. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

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