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This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

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Italy is now home to another famous Leonardo! 💻
Meet Europe's new — the 4th most powerful in the world.

Capable of 250 million billion calculations per second, Leonardo will enable scientific breakthroughs in health, climate, and clean energy technologies.

Find out more: ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

There are some new EU accounts you can follow on Mastodon!

@EEAS (European External Action Service) is the diplomatic service of the EU representing Europe across the world.

@IHI (Innovative Health Initiative) is a EU public-private partnership, funding health research and innovation. Follow them for news on funding opportunities!

@eib (European Investment Bank) is where you can keep up-to-date on sustainable projects that make impact on people’s lives in Europe and beyond.

Today is the International Day to End Violence Against Women.

We are wearing orange to recall one simple message:
violence against women has no place in the EU, or the world.

𝗡𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲.

These 6 cities have made it to the finals for the Awards! 🏆

🇫🇷 Grenoble
🇪🇸 Córdoba
🇩🇪 Hamburg
🇸🇮 Ljubljana
🇪🇸 Mérida
🇸🇪 Skellefteå

This recognition is awarded to cities that have made accessibility a priority. This means allowing equal access to services and opportunities for everyone, no matter their age, mobility or ability.

Which of the finalists do you think will win?

Results to be announced this Friday, 25 November. More info: ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?c

Have you heard about the European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency?

It needs the best talents to open up the "black box" of algorithms and help foster a safer, more predictable and trusted online environment.

Are you in for the challenge? Check the vacancies ➡️ europa.eu/!nRnq8q

Russian bombs have destroyed over 2,800 Ukrainian schools. Children now face long and dangerous commutes to the schools that are still open.

To counteract this, we've launched a solidarity campaign calling on companies, governments and municipal authorities in the EU and beyond to donate buses to Ukraine.

By helping Ukrainian children, we help the future of Ukraine.

If you think your company or local, regional or national government can help, spread the word: eu-solidarity-ukraine.ec.europ

We call on the European Council to take the necessary decisions to allow Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia to become full Schengen members.

Their citizens must enjoy the full benefits of Schengen without further delay.

Hrvatska je spremna!
България е готова!
România este pregătită!

More info: ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

What's illegal offline should also be illegal online.

The (DSA) and the (DMA) are a turning point in EU digital policy. In a nutshell:

🔹 The imposes new obligations on so-called gatekeepers so that they do not prevent other companies from competing for users.

🔹 Under the , online platforms must do more to restrict the distribution of illegal content & goods.

More info: ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

How do algorithms decide what content you see online? Is there really no way to prevent the misuse of social media to spread disinformation and hate?

Online platforms must be transparent and accountable for what their algorithms decide to promote. It's time we make this happen.

Starting today, we're setting up a European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency in Sevilla, Spain. This is one of the many measures in our new .

More info: algorithmic-transparency.ec.eu

We want safe technologies that respect our rights and values.
Also when we are online.

Our Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles will make this crystal clear.

Today, we are one step closer to making it a reality.

Executive Vice President Vestager explains why 👇

More on the Declaration: europa.eu/!ttgGck

EU-Ukraine are a lifeline for the Ukrainian economy and key for global food security.

We are now boosting them with a €1 billion investment.

Check out the complete fact sheet here: ec.europa.eu/commission/pressc

Ukrainian people are holding up the torch of freedom for all of us.

Ukraine belongs in the European family.

🇪🇺 🇺🇦

Have you ever needed to send money to someone urgently? 💸

Our new proposal aims to make payments in euros instant for anyone with a bank account in any EU or EEA country, at no extra cost compared to a regular money transfer.

The switch from "next day transfers" to "transfers in ten seconds" is comparable to the switch from mail to email.

More info: ec.europa.eu/instant-payments

Peace. Solidarity. Dignity.
Freedom. Unity. Europe. 🇪🇺

Today, we mark the 33rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – a decisive moment in European history.

This week, the meets to discuss:

🔹Financial support to Ukraine
🔹Security and Defence Policy
🔹Accelerating the use of renewable energy
🔹Communication on fertilisers
🔹Euro 7 Standards: New rules for motor vehicle emissions
🔹Economic Governance Review

Peace. Solidarity. Dignity.
Freedom. Unity. Europe. 🇪🇺

Today, we mark the 33th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – a decisive moment in European history.

Accessibility matters.

The Award rewards cities that have prioritised accessibility to improve everyone’s quality of life.

Which of the following cities will win the 2023 award?

🇪🇸 Córdoba
🇫🇷 Grenoble
🇩🇪 Hamburg
🇸🇮 Ljubljana
🇪🇸 Mérida
🇸🇪 Skellefteå

"Let us not take the highway to hell; let us earn the clean ticket to heaven.

Europe is staying the course. So let us do this journey together. "

— President @vonderleyen@twitter.com at the plenary meeting

We signed a strategic partnership with Namibia for the development of raw materials value chains and renewable hydrogen.

It is an important step for the EU’s climate ambitions and it will create jobs and growth in 🇳🇦.

The forests are one of the world's richest natural resources to combat climate change.

We have to step up action to save them.

Today at , we 🇪🇺 signed 5 Forest Partnerships with 🇨🇬🇬🇾🇲🇳🇿🇲🇺🇬 to preserve forests and support local communities.

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