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PROVINCE IMPLEMENTING CHANGES TO WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

The Manitoba government has introduced proposed legislation that would implement significant changes to The Workers Compensation Act, as recommended by the 2016-17 Legislative Review Committee (LRC), Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today.“The Workers Compensation Amendment Act will enhance the independence of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), confirming the board’s control over and responsibility for its own operations,” said Fielding.  “The Manitoba Employers Council and the Manitoba Federation of Labour…

Farmers quiz Election hopefuls at Glamorgan hustings

Farmers from the Vale of Glamorgan came together to quiz the general election hopefuls in an agricultural husting event, which was held at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge.  The well-attended event, which was hosted in partnership with NFU Cymru, heard from Alun Cairns (Conservative), Belinda Loveluck-Edwards (Labour) and Anthony Slaughter (Green Party), as the candidates outlined their party policies before the floor was opened to questions from the audience. FUW Glamorgan chairman Richard Walker said: “I would like to thank…

Article – What’s behind the decline in bees and other pollinators? (infographic)

Bees in Europe In Europe, pollinators are mainly bees and hoverflies, but also butterflies, moths, some beetles and wasps. The domesticated western honeybee is the best-known species and is managed by beekeepers for honey production and other products. Europe also counts about 2,000 wild species. The threat of pollinator extinction The topic has attracted public attention, as bees and other insect pollinators are essential for our ecosystems and biodiversity. Fewer pollinators mean many plant species could decline or even…

Press release – MEPs call for a reduction in pesticides to protect bees

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative that render it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators’ decline in Europe. The committee proposes that a reduction in the use of pesticides be set as a ‘common indicator’ to evaluate how effective national measures are in protecting bees and other pollinators. To help further decrease pesticide residues in bee habitats, MEPs want the reduction of pesticide use to…

Press release – Biodiversity: MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution setting out their proposals for Parliament’s position for the UN biodiversity conference to be held in autumn next year. Legally binding global targets The Environment Committee believes the upcoming COP15 conference on biodiversity should be the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris agreement on climate change and they want the EU to lead the way. In this context, they call for legally binding targets at global and EU level to increase…

Press release – Sakharov Prize 2019: book your interview slot

The ceremony will take place at noon in the European Parliament’s hemicycle in Strasbourg. As Mr Tohti is in prison in China, you can book an interview slot with his representative - his daughter Jewher Ilham - by sending an email to viktor.almqvist@europarl.europa.eu and eliana.dritsas@europarl.europa.eu by Monday 9 December at 12.00 CET at the latest. Please note that requests cannot be guaranteed and will be confirmed only on Friday 13 December, not earlier. Information on the language combination Interpretation in French…

Enhanced front office for Slovenia

December 03, 2019 General Enhanced front office for Slovenia The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), with the support of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects, has upgraded its front office system. The new software version, which went live on 29 November 2019, notably improves the efficiency, operational effectiveness, security and maintenance of SIPO’s front office system. The improvements were carried out within the framework of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects. The projects aim to benefit users…

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