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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:54:28 GMT Could the European Union fall apart? - BBC News

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Could the European Union fall apart?
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It has been a dreadful year for the European Union. It has just got a lot worse. Next year could transform a looming existential threat into a terminal reality. The end of a joint 60-year project to transform the politics of an entire continent is now ...
For Europe's Unity, 2017 Will Be a Year of ReckoningWall Street Journal
A New Wave of Popular Fury Could Hit Europe in 2017New York Times
European markets close higher; IG Group shares collapse 38%CNBC

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:51:49 GMT Europe|EU Leaders Talk Tough on 'Brexit' and Warn That Time Is Short - New York Times

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Europe|EU Leaders Talk Tough on 'Brexit' and Warn That Time Is Short
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BRUSSELS — For months, Britain's government has suggested that, when the country leaves the European Union, it will be able to retain many of the economic advantages of membership in the bloc. On Tuesday, that idea received its clearest rebuff yet, ...
Brexit deal could be reached by October 2018, says lead EU negotiator Michel BarnierTelegraph.co.uk
UK will have less than 18 months to reach deal, says EU Brexit brokerThe Guardian
Brexit: EU negotiator says 'time's short' for reaching dealBBC News
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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:01:23 GMT EU-Cuba: Council opens new chapter in relations - EU News

EU-Cuba: Council opens new chapter in relations
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On 6 December 2016, the Council decided to sign a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Cuba. The Council also decided to provisionally apply parts of the agreement. The agreement will be transmitted to the European ...

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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:13:02 GMT Will Italy's 'No' Vote And Renzi Resignation Lead To A European Crisis? - Forbes

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Will Italy's 'No' Vote And Renzi Resignation Lead To A European Crisis?
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Matteo Renzi, Italy's prime minister, speaks at a news conference following the constitutional reform referendum results in Rome, Italy, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg). Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will resign after ...
Brexit has started the disintegration of the EU, Italy's Europe minister saysThe Independent
The disintegration of Europe begins: Renzi ally says mission to 'relaunch' EU has failedExpress.co.uk
Voters in Italy, Austria send message to EU leaders: Hold on tightCNN
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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:47:43 GMT European Populism in the Age of Donald Trump - New York Times

European Populism in the Age of Donald Trump
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A populist groundswell, newly bolstered by voters' rejection of the Italian government's referendum on Sunday, has been building across Europe since the global financial crisis, and it has found a voice in parties on both ends of the political spectrum.

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 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:18:45 GMT Austria Chooses Pro-EU President in Rebuff to Freedom Party - Bloomberg

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Austria Chooses Pro-EU President in Rebuff to Freedom Party
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Austria's president-elect Alexander Van der Bellen pledged to project a pro-European stance to the world after he saw off a challenge by a candidate from the far-right Freedom Party in a sign of the limits to the populist surge buffeting the European ...
Year of electoral tests may end European Union as we know itThe Guardian
The European Union may be fragile, but it's not cracking up just yetPRI
Emerging European right a positive sign for Trump's foreign influenceThe Hill (blog)
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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:15:00 GMT Donald Trump's European fixer … is his neighbor - POLITICO.eu

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Donald Trump's European fixer … is his neighbor
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Lombardi, who describes himself as a real estate investor with rightward political leanings, said that throughout the presidential campaign he fielded calls from representatives of a veritable Who's Who of the European Right, including French far-right ...

 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:20:51 GMT European Companies With Chinese Supply-Chains Brace for New Anti-Dumping Framework - Wall Street Journal

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European Companies With Chinese Supply-Chains Brace for New Anti-Dumping Framework
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An approaching World Trade Organization deadline makes higher prices likelier for European goods made with parts and materials imported from China. On Dec. 11, the European Union could grant China “market economy status,” making it harder under ...

 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:52:35 GMT Europe has given the OK to the Microsoft/LinkedIn acquisition, deal to close 'in days' - Business Insider

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Europe has given the OK to the Microsoft/LinkedIn acquisition, deal to close 'in days'
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The European Union has given Microsoft the OK over its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, CNBC reports. As expected, the EU has put some conditions in the deal. As expected, the EU has put some conditions in the deal. Microsoft has been promising ...
Microsoft Gains European Union Approval For $26 Billion Buy Of LinkedinNDTV

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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:54:00 GMT Italian 'No' Vote Poses Test for European Central Bank - Wall Street Journal

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Italian 'No' Vote Poses Test for European Central Bank
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FRANKFURT—Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to resign after losing Sunday's referendum come at a critical juncture for the European Central Bank. The eurozone's monetary authority is preparing for a major key meeting on Thursday, when it ...

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:07:15 +0100 German court rules energy firms can be compensated for nuclear phase-out
The court in Karlsruhe says utilities should not foot the bill alone for the government's decision to phase out nuclear power.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:43 +0100 Greek economists fear the financial future
Eurogroup agrees to a modicum of debt relief
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0100 France's Cazeneuve officially takes over as PM
France’s new prime minister Bernard Cazeneuve has officially taken office during a handover ceremony in Paris.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:53:16 +0100 Amazon A Go Go real-time queue free shopping coming soon
The latest salvo in Amazon's quest for retail domination.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:31:41 +0100 Germany's CDU reelects Angela Merkel leader with lowest support since she became chancellor
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won reelection as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:41:10 +0100 Doping under the microscope with Dr Fischetto
The 1st International Conference on “Doping in the new era” took place over the weekend in the Greek town of Thessaloniki.

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:49:00 GMT Article - Syria’s White Helmets: “We need a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors”
General : Volunteers from the Syria Civil Defence - better known as the White Helmets - risk their lives on a daily basis by serving as the main rescue group operating in besieged eastern Aleppo. Addressing Parliament’s foreign affairs and development committees on 5 December, their chief liaison officer Abdulrahman Al-Mawwas decried the current situation in Aleppo and called for both a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to prevent a large-scale humanitarian disaster.

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 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:09:00 GMT Press release - Clampdown on terrorism -new counter-terrorism law backed by civil liberties MEPs - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Foreign fighters as well as “lone wolves” training and preparing terrorist attacks on European soil will be criminalised under new EU-rules to fight terrorism backed on Monday.
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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100 GDP up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2016, GDP also grew by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively.
 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100 Volume of retail trade up by 1.1% in euro area
In October 2016 compared with September 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September the retail trade volume decreased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.
 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100 Industrial producer prices up by 0.8% in euro area
In October 2016, compared with September 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2016 prices increased by 0.1% in both zones.
 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0100 1 in 4 people in the EU reported long-standing limitations in usual activities in 2015
A quarter (25.3%) of the population aged 16 or over in the European Union (EU) reported long-standing limitations, i.e. some or severe long-standing limitation in usual activities due to health problems in 2015. This means that they feel limited in performing everyday activities, such as studying at school, occupational activities, housekeeping or participating in leisure activities for six months or longer.

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:09:00 UT New evidence for a warmer and wetter early Mars
A recent study from ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provides new evidence for a warm young Mars that hosted water across a geologically long timescale, rather than in short episodic bursts – something that has important consequences for habitability and the possibility of past life on the planet.
 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:10:00 UT Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity [heic1621]
New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before. The elliptical galaxy is a beautiful cosmic oddity with a bright core wrapped in system of dark, swirling, thread-like filaments.
 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:36:00 UT Two-year extensions confirmed for ESA's science missions
ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has today confirmed two-year mission extensions for nine scientific missions in which the Agency is participating. This secures their operations until the end of 2018.
 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:00:00 UT Icy surprises at Rosetta's comet
As Rosetta's comet approached its most active period last year, the spacecraft spotted carbon dioxide ice – never before seen on a comet – followed by the emergence of two unusually large patches of water ice.

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 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:00:00 GMT2016-12-04T23:00:00Z Commission organises first European Vocational Skills Week
From 5 to 9 December 2016, the European Commission is organising a first European Vocational Skills Week to inspire people to discover, use and improve their talents and abilities through vocational training. It is one of the ten key actions proposed by the Commission under the New Skills Agenda for Europe, presented in June this year.
 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:00:00 GMT2016-11-28T23:00:00Z European Commission rewards British city Chester for enhancing accessibility in its city life
The European Commission today announced the British city of Chester as the winner of the Access City Award. Chester was chosen out of 43 cities from 21 EU countries, because of its inclusive measures for people with a disability in different sectors, in particular the tourism sector.

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:54:55 GMT National laws lack coherence on data treatment, shows the study on Ownership and Access to Data
A new study examining the current European legal landscape on access to and rights over data found that data ownership is not explicitly dealt with by any of the legal instruments at EU and national level.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMT What is your experience in trading on online platforms?
In its follow-up to the Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission has undertaken a study aimed at learning more about the business-to-business (B2B) relations between online platforms and businesses active on these platforms. In order to learn more about current trading practices, the Commission invites all businesses using online platforms and the online platforms themselves to take part in a survey launched by the study.

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 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT What does every crisis have in common?
The recession, an ash cloud, floods, a food scandal or terrorist attacks; each event is different, but is it possible that they behave in a similar way? Social scientists are identifying characteristics of crises to help us prevent them from happening and respond when they occur.
 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Adding 'sparkle' to ultra-hard tools
By applying innovative laser techniques to ultra-hard machine tool materials, such as diamonds, the DIPLAT project has shown the way to better performance. Their technology has led to the launch of a spin-off company and market-ready products that could help EU industry to lower costs and improve quality.
 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Drought-resistant crops provide food for thought
EU-funded scientists are developing dedicated biomass crops that are drought tolerant so that they can be grown on land unsuitable for food crops. This will help sustainable bio-based energy and raw materials to succeed in Europe without applying pressure on food resources.
 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Retraining the immune system may hold key to diabetes prevention
People with Type 1 diabetes could one day see the faulty cells in their pancreas either restored to health or replaced with new ones thanks to new research that could improve the lives of millions of people around Europe.

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 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:30:00 +0200 Nitrogen oxide emissions still a major problem in Europe

Air pollution emitted from sources such as traffic, industry and households is still above internationally agreed limits in many European countries, according to data published today. The accompanying report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms an initial assessment published earlier this year, showing 12 EU Member States exceeded limits under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive in 2010.

 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:05:00 +0200 Rio+20 agreement - a modest step in the right direction

At last week’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, delegates did not agree to any ambitious treaties or deadlines for dealing with pressing issues such as climate change, food and water scarcity. However, there were many positive signs for the future global environment.

 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:45:00 +0200 New cars sold in 2011 were 3.3 % more fuel efficient than those sold in 2010

Europeans are buying cars that are more efficient. Average carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre continue to fall in Europe, according to preliminary figures released today. The 2011 data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also show that car manufacturers are mostly on track to meeting European Union (EU) targets.

 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0200 Rio+20 – time to rethink the way we use natural resources

This week the Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development will open. Rio+20 is an opportunity to look back at changes in our environment since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and also a time to look to the future, re-evaluating the way our economies and our societies depend on the environment and natural resources.


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