• 17 June 2013

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    Category : Entrevista

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    End of the Scientific Research Project in Morocco

    On 18 June, we ended one of our projects in Morocco: “Supporting the National Research System for its Integration into the European Space”, and, to mark the event, the FIIAPP brought together a number of experts from universities and the Spanish National Resear...

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  • 14 June 2013

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    Category : Opinion

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    Migrants are fundamental for the development of their countries

    Without a doubt, international migrants are an important driver of development in their countries of origin, hence the need for public policies which make it possible to maximise the positive impact of migration. The remittances from migrants represent over 10% of the GDP of many...

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  • 04 June 2013

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    Category : Opinion

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    In an Episode of CSI

    On 19 April, the project to improve forensic capacities in Turkey came to an end. Two years of work to train a large number of specialists in a number of institutions in the most diverse, extraordinary disciplines. If there is one thing that has characterised this project it is precisely the fact that it encompassed many different areas of expertise.

    Engineers specialised in investigating impacts in traffic accidents, entomologists with expert knowledge of the organisms which cause the decomposition of bodies, anthropologists capable of making bones speak and geneticists who can identify suspects from the tiniest of blood samples, have a...

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  • 03 June 2013

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    Category : Opinion

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    The EU’s 2014-2020 financial framework

    At the end of 2011, the European Commission presented its proposal for the 2014-2020 financial framework of the EU.In February 2013, the European Council decided to limit the 2014-2020budget to €959 billion (corresponding to 1% of GDP). This is the first austerity measure in the history of the EU's multi-annual financial frameworks. In real terms, it means a 3.4% reduction in the budget.

    Currently, the European Parliament and the European Council are negotiating with the European Commission on the adoption of the instruments that regulate the different chapters of the financial framework. Heading4, “Global Europe”, includes external action instruments with a funding proposal of €96.25 billion, which must be reduced to the total of €84.69 billion approved by the EU Council (€58.7 billion + €26.98 billion for the European Development Fund).

    Changes in the main external action instruments The October 2011 Agenda for Change is the programming document for the future development cooperation of the EU, introducing concepts such as the differentiated focus (geogra...

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