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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The European Environment Agnecy (EEA) launched Environmental Technology portal as a contribution to the EU's Environmental Technology Action Plan.The portal provides easy access to information on environmental technologies, was launched last Friday. The portal, developed and managed by the European Environment Agency, provides an entry point to information on technologies that are cleaner and more resource efficient and which can improve environmental monitoring.
The site contains an EU catalogue of existing directories and databases on environmental technologies,offers knowledge development support and exchange of ideas and research results on eco-innovations. The portal functions as an environmental technology information facility. The system has been set up to enable anyone to publish web content via the portal suitably monitored for quality control.

Wednesday, 09 February 2005
The EU launched an improved and multilingual version of its on-line Expanding Exports Helpdesk, intended to help developing country producers seeking to export to EU markets. The new Expanding Exports Helpdesk service includes new on-line features and key services are now available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. There is a new ‘Market Place’ service to facilitate deals between traders and an enlarged database of trade statistics. Work on the second phase of the system, which will widen the range of information to cover product specific import requirements and internal taxation in the Member States is continuing, and should be completed during the first half of 2005.
CORDIS is the official publisher of the European Commission’s research and innovation information for participation in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) on research and all EU research programmes. User surveys show that CORDIS is seen as the most important source for news on research and development in Europe. CORDIS is an interactive web-site that links together policy makers, managers and key players in the fields of research and industry. Since the launch of FP6, the use of the CORDIS service has doubled. Each month, CORDIS is accessed by some 250,000 users, collectively viewing an average of nearly seven million pages, downloading over 300,000 documents and receiving over 130,000 personal e-mail alerts.

In a speech at the London School of Economics on 4 February 2005 the European Commissioner for Trade Peter Mandelson set out a plan of concrete actions for the EU, the WTO and the G8 that could put trade policy at the service of development in 2005. See his speech attached.

Today, Safer Internet Day will be celebrated by 65 organisations in 30 countries across the world from Australia to Iceland, and Russia to Singapore. Safer Internet Day 2005, held under the patronage of Information Society and Media Commissioner Viviane Reding, features an Internet adventure storytelling contest for children in 19 countries and 16 languages, to be judged in June 2005. Safer Internet Day is part of a global drive by awareness-raising partners to promote a safer Internet for all users, especially young people. It is organised by the European internet safety network INSAFE, which is coordinated by European Schoolnet and co-funded by the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. Other Safer Internet Day activities include conferences, the launch of Internet literacy programmes in schools, media releases on radio and television and the launch of several new Safer Internet websites.