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China-EU Partnerships stake on Digital Industry

The goal of the China-EU Foundation led by President Luigi Gambardella is clear. Be the engine of bilateral cooperation in digital, an area where they are investing hundreds of millions of dollars. On the occasion of the first year of activity of the foundation celebrated in Brussels, Chinese ambassador to the EU, Yang Yanyi stressed … Continue reading

Shirodara, a millenary treatment that rebalance the mind

Shirodhara is a millenary origin treatment that continues today to offer an incredible breadth of benefits! Practiced for over 5,000 years, this treatment originated in India and is based on the ancient principles of natural ayurvedic medicine to harmonize the body, mind, senses and the soul. The name takes its origin from Sanskrit, shiro (head) … Continue reading

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 is online!

The event’s website becomes the container of hundreds of events, stories and initiatives The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 website was presented in Milan: 5,000 delegates from 160 countries, over 800 exhibitors, 300 Slow Food Presidia and 500 Terra Madre food communities will take part in the most important international event dedicated to food … Continue reading

A summer with Pierre Marcolini

Pierre Marcolini, the Belgian master chocolatier on 19th May opened its doors to its luscious garden, where delicate flowers with biscuit petals growed, for the discerning palate…It was a very sophisticated event. The entire façade of the maison Marcolini at Sablon was totally covered with gorgeous flowers by famous florist Thierry Boutemy. Guests and VIP … Continue reading

Greece: MEP Atkinson calls for immediate cuts in funding to aid agencies

Having visited the Idomeni camp on 18th of May 2016 and the hotspot camp of Moria on Lesbos, MEP Janice Atkinson said: ‘It is clear that Greece, having been given millions of taxpayers money,  is struggling to cope. That is partly due to inefficiency and a basket case economy but this is compounded by some … Continue reading


From 25 May to 9 June, the China Cultural Center will be hosting the exhibition “Dynamic Life – Rainbow Colors”. It will display the works of artist Zhou Changxin, from oil paintings to coloured porcelain paintings. Born in 1973 in Zhanjiang in the Province of Guangdong, Zhou Changxin is a famous contemporary Chinese artist. After … Continue reading

Technology, infrastructure and tourism: Namibia is ready for business

ACP YPN meeting on May the 10th was a great opportunity to interview Namibian’s ambassador in Brussels, Dr Kaire Mbuende, and ask him details on investment opportunities for foreign companies in Namibia. The Republic of Namibia, situated in Southern Africa, is a wildlife conservation paradise and its stunning landscape are embracing Fish river Canyon the Etosha National … Continue reading

Australia: welcome to island

The ultimate guide to the best aquatic experiences From glittering coastlines to sparkling inland seas, Australia invites you to indulge in its wealth of fun-filled, water-based activities Visitors to Australia often say that it doesn’t take long to start feeling like a local. Sink into the soft sands of sparkling beaches, dine outdoors in a … Continue reading

‘#EmergencyLessons’ campaign highlights importance of education for children in conflict and disaster zones

The European Union and UNICEF today launched #EmergencyLessons, a new campaign to highlight the importance of education for children affected by emergencies. The social media-driven public awareness campaign aims to reach 20 million Europeans, especially those 25 and under, in Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom and inspire them to raise … Continue reading

New four-year EU-Mauritania fisheries deal

EU vessels will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish in Mauritania’s Exclusive Economic Zone under a new four-year fisheries deal approved by Parliament on Tuesday. In return, the EU will pay Mauritania €59.125 million per year- €55 million for the total allowable catches and €4.125 million to support … Continue reading

MEP Atkinson: #ChinaMES means #EUdumping

”I despair at Russia’s treatment with sanctions and sabre rattling over Ukraine, yet we are appeasing China?” – said vice-president of the #ENF/ENL European parliament group, MEP Janice Atkinson (UK) ahead of the hearing on China’s ‘market economy status’ (MES) at plenary session in Strasbourg on 10th of May. Three millions of jobs across the … Continue reading

Visa liberalisation: Turkey must meet all benchmarks before EP can vote

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) today debated the package of proposals adopted by Commission on refugee and migration policies. This package appears to be a balanced and comprehensive one. On visa liberalisation with Turkey, however, Parliament’s position is unchanged from the EU-Turkey meetings of 7 and 17 March: as co-legislator … Continue reading

TRACES, exhibition of Kika Nicolela at “Casa do Brasil” in Brussels

TRACES is the first solo exhibition in Belgium of Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela. She proposes a dialogue between two series of video installations and photographic unpublished outside Brazil: Digital Memory Collection (2012-15) and biographies (2014-16). Digital Memory Collection takes us into the intimate day life of Brazil from 1970 to 1980; reflection on time and … Continue reading


Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg capable of flying day and night without fuel – took off from the Moffett Airfield this morning and is expected to land at Phoenix Goodyear Airport this evening. This flight marks the beginning of the crossing of the United … Continue reading

Bio Based industries: a further €189 million of funding for 2016

BBI Call covering new bio-based economy research and support actions, demonstrators and flagships bio-refineries. Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) officially launches its 2016 Call for Proposals today, supporting research on every type of action on topics ranging from waste treatment to marine tech. In its third Call for Proposals, BBI JU will provide up … Continue reading


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