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 Mon, 04 May 2015 22:41:25 GMT Europe Gives $260 Billion For Anti-EU Greece But Balks At $65 Billion For Pro ... - Forbes

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Europe Gives $260 Billion For Anti-EU Greece But Balks At $65 Billion For Pro ...
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Ukrainian officials encountered empty seats at its failed April 28 donor conference in Kiev. Most potential contributors from Europe, Oceana and North America stayed away. At the request of EU officials, the conference was rebranded as the Ukraine ...
The decline of the Gazprom era in EuropeThe Hill (blog)

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 16:51:47 GMT Does Europe hate Google or hate America? - Quartz

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Does Europe hate Google or hate America?
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On the same day European regulators filed formal antitrust charges against Google last month, they also announced a new investigation into Google's Android operating system. Meanwhile, the company faces fines in several European countries for its 2012 ...
EU regulators weigh clampdown on web companies' market powerChicago Tribune
EU regulators consider tighter rules for e-commerce and tech companiesInternetRetailer.com (press release) (registration) (blog)

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 11:06:03 GMT EU army is our goal Germany's defence chief to help Europe defend its values - Daily Mail

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EU army is our goal Germany's defence chief to help Europe defend its values
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Ursula von der Leyen called for defence cooperation to be strengthened so that the continent can respond quickly to international crises. But her comments will raise fears the German government will back the call by European Commission president ...
Germany pushes again for European armyExpress.co.uk
Refit is a chance to prove EU's commitment to better law-makingTheParliamentMagazine.eu
Juncker Lost Support of His Own Group on Migration but Won Applause by the ...euinside.eu

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 12:59:00 GMT Greece set to lose last friend in EU as Sapin's patience runs out - Financial Times

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Greece set to lose last friend in EU as Sapin's patience runs out
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At the start of the current crisis, Mr Sapin stood out as the most prominent defender of Greece's new Syriza government, urging his European counterparts to compromise with the debt-laden country. When Mr Varoufakis stopped in Paris in February to ...

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 16:58:28 GMT Europe's top carbon emitters swap 255 million UN offsets for EU permits - Reuters UK

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Europe's top carbon emitters swap 255 million UN offsets for EU permits
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LONDON (Reuters) - Firms in Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) have swapped a total of 255 million U.N.-backed carbon offsets for European Union emissions allowances (EUAs) from April 2013-2014, data published by the European Commission ...

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 00:14:32 GMT EU: Turkmenistan Could Supply Europe with Natural Gas by 2019 - Voice of America

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EU: Turkmenistan Could Supply Europe with Natural Gas by 2019
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A top European official says the 28-nation European Union could begin receiving natural gas supplies from Turkmenistan by 2019, as part of a push to lessen dependence on Russia for Europe's energy needs. European Commission Vice President Maros ...
Iran could transit Turkmen gas to Europe: EU officialTehran Times
Turkmen gas could reach Europe through Iran: EU officialYahoo News UK
Exclusive: European Union sees supplies of natural gas from Turkmenistan by ...Reuters
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 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:56:31 GMT US-EU Trade Deal May Cost Europe Jobs - Sputnik International

US-EU Trade Deal May Cost Europe Jobs
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement between the EU and US will create unemployment, rather than new jobs for the Europeans, according to Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director of the Madariaga, College of Europe Foundation in ...

 Mon, 04 May 2015 13:08:10 GMT New Iron Curtain: EU Leaders to Shield Europe From 'Kremlin Propaganda' - Sputnik International

New Iron Curtain: EU Leaders to Shield Europe From 'Kremlin Propaganda'
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In early 2015 Lithuania, Great Britain, Denmark and Estonia called on the European Commission to develop a strategy of battling Russia's "propagandist campaign." One of the measures stipulated was launching a Russian-speaking TV channel to dispel ...

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 Fri, 01 May 2015 23:05:18 GMT Stephen Harper's Canada-EU trade deal sideswiped by Europe's US fears ... - Toronto Star

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Stephen Harper's Canada-EU trade deal sideswiped by Europe's US fears ...
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Europeans may not care much about Canada. But they do care about the U.S., particularly when faced with the possibility that EU laws, on matters ranging from genetically-modified foods to animal welfare to cultural protection, could be overturned by ...

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 07:00:22 GMT Should we stay or should we go? The low-down on an EU exit - The Guardian

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Should we stay or should we go? The low-down on an EU exit
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Paul Statham, director of software development business Condeco, says he is pro-Europe but singles out red tape as one of the bugbears which comes with being part of the European Union. “There is a burden and I know that that is something which the ...
Britain can't impose its agenda on EU: JunckerTODAYonline

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 20:09:02 GMT Renzi reform to give more power Italy election winners
Italy's parliament has passed a new electoral reform championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. From July 2016 the electoral system will be based on…




 Mon, 04 May 2015 19:19:02 GMT France's Front National suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen
France's Front National party (FN) has suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over inflammatory remarks amid an ongoing feud with his daughter, current…




 Mon, 04 May 2015 18:43:01 GMT Constitutional court VP flees as Nkurunziza 3rd term violence escalates in Burundi
Four people were killed in Burundi on Monday (May 4) as police fired live rounds towards protesters according to AFP. More than 40 others were…




 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:16:03 GMT Immigration dividing the nation ahead of UK elections
For many in Britain, the European Union's cherished principle of free movement is perhaps the most controversial. Net migration - thanks largely to…




 Mon, 04 May 2015 16:33:04 GMT Texas shooting suspect sent out tweets ahead of cartoon attack
US authorities are investigating possible links between gunmen shot dead by police at an anti-Muslim event near Dallas and international terrorist…




 Mon, 04 May 2015 15:59:04 GMT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Ethiopian Israeli soldier Damas Pakada
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with Damas Pakada, the Ethiopian Israeli soldier who was seen on a close circuit video camera being…





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 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 MEST New European Agenda on Security

The Commission adopts a new European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 to support better cooperation between Member States in the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime.

 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00 MEST EU and Ukraine leaders discuss reform and EU assistance

Presidents Juncker and Tusk are in Kyiv for the 17th EU-Ukraine Summit – the first under the Juncker Commission. They will discuss reform, the EU's assistance to Ukraine, the crisis in eastern Ukraine and more.

 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:00 MEST EU leaders agree actions to tackle Mediterranean tragedy

EU leaders held a special meeting on the situation in the Mediterranean and committed to step up both resources and financing to stem the dramatic loss of life.

 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:00 MEST Commission reviews GMOs, meets African Union, sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom

The Commission plans to give member states more freedom on GMOs. Separately the College also met with the African Union Commission and sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom.

 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 MEST Commission opens Google antitrust proceedings

The Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google on its comparison shopping service and has opened a separate formal investigation into Android. The College also welcomed His Majesty Felipe VI, King of Spain.

 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MEST EU continues its strong support for the victims of Syria's crisis

The EU significantly increased its funding in response to the Syria crisis at today's Third International Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait. Together, the European Commission and Member States pledged close to €1.1 billion.

 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET End of dairy quotas: a challenge and opportunity for the EU

31 March 2015 marks the end of the EU's dairy quotas. In the context of a reformed Common Agriculture Policy this provides EU producers with more flexibility to respond to growing demand, especially on the world market and create more jobs.

 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Digital Single Market: Commission agrees areas for action

Digital technology is part of everyday life – yet many barriers remain to using it. Today the Commission discussed the Digital Single Market Strategy due for adoption in May and set out the main areas of its work.

 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET EU and US Joint Statement on Public Services

Following a meeting today in Brussels, during which they took stock of the ongoing negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and US Trade Representative Michael Froman issued a joint statement on public services in trade agreements.

 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Results of the European Council

EU leaders met in Brussels on 19 and 20 March. They focused on the major strategic challenges facing Europe: endorsing plans for an Energy Union, delivering growth and jobs, and dealing with instability on our borders.

 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET New Joint Declaration between the EU and Greenland signed

A new Joint Declaration on the relationships between the EU and Greenland was signed by President Jean-Claude Juncker, Greenlandic Premier Kim Kielsen and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and signals a new cycle in the relations.

 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Commission presents Tax Transparency Package and welcomes French Prime Minister Valls

The Commission presented a package of tax transparency measures as part of its ambitious agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance in the EU. During its weekly meeting the College of Commissioners also welcomed French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Commission calls for determined action ahead of the European Council

President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans presented the Commission's views on Energy Union, economic governance, investment, TTIP and the situation in Ukraine and Libya ahead of the March European Council in the European Parliament.

 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism

Commissioners Avramopoulos and Jourov�� participated in an event in Brussels that brought together victims from recent and past terrorist attacks and victim associations. Together with First Vice-President Timmermans and��High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini they issued a joint statement.

 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Progress on economic policy and investment - geopolitics discussed

The College focused its weekly meeting on the latest economic and geopolitical developments while EU Finance Ministers agreed on the Regulation to set up the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and next steps in economic governance.

 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Supporting Member States to improve their justice systems

The Commission has released the 2015 EU Justice Scoreboard, which gives an overview of the quality, independence and efficiency of the justice systems of Member States.��

 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Social dialogue in Europe: together for a new start

The Commission organises in Brussels, a High-Level Conference bringing together leaders of European and national employers' and workers' organisations in order to better address the economic and social challenges faced in Europe.

 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 MET Connecting better the Iberian Peninsula with the EU energy market

President Jean-Claude Juncker met in Madrid with the Presidents of France and the Prime Ministers of Spain and Portugal to agree on ways to strengthen the connections of the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of the EU energy market.


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 Mon, 04 May 2015 09:27:00 GMT Article - EP this week: undeclared work, Crimea, digital single market
General : MEPs vote this week on proposals to clamp down on undeclared work and a resolution on the military situation in the Black Sea. The tax rulings committee debates the recently launched investigations on state aid being given by a number of member states, while the industry, research and energy committee discusses the EU's strategy for a digital single market.

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 Fri, 01 May 2015 08:30:00 GMT Press release - Festival of Europe - European Parliament open days
General : On Saturday 2 May in Strasbourg and on Saturday 9 May in Brussels and Luxembourg, the European Parliament and other EU institutions will open their doors to the general public in order to celebrate Europe Day in a fun and festive way for the whole family.

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 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0200 Household real income per capita slightly up in both euro area and EU28
In the euro area (EA18), in real terms, household income per capita increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, after an increase of 0.6% in the previous quarter. Household real consumption per capita increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, after an increase of 0.4% in the previous quarter.
 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area annual inflation up to 0.0%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.0% in April 2015, up from -0.1% in March, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area unemployment rate at 11.3%
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in March 2015, stable compared with February 2015, but down from 11.7% in March 2014. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.8% in March 2015, stable compared with February 2015 and down from 10.4% in March 2014. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0200 Almost 10 million part-time workers in the EU would have preferred to work more
Among the 44.1 million persons in the European Union (EU) working part-time in 2014, 9.8 million were under-employed meaning they wished to work more hours and were available to do so. This corresponds to 22.2% of all part-time workers and 4.5% of total employment in the EU in 2014. The large majority of part-time workers being underemployed in the EU were women (67%)

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 10:18:00 UT AKARI far-infrared all-sky data released
The AKARI space telescope's far-infrared all-sky image data are now available to researchers everywhere. The new all-sky maps have four to five times better spatial resolution than conventional far-infrared all-sky images, and include data at longer wavelengths.
 Fri, 01 May 2015 08:15:00 UT Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists
Announcement of Opportunity 2015
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists (PS) programme. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. A brief statement of work is due on 1 June 2015; the full proposal is due on 18 August 2015.
 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:48:00 UT Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary [heic1509]
The glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image aptly resembles an exploding shell in a fireworks display. This vibrant image of the star cluster Westerlund 2 has been released to celebrate Hubble's 25th year in orbit and a quarter of a century of new discoveries, stunning images and outstanding science.
 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:00 UT Giant galaxies die from the inside out - Hubble and VLT observations show that star formation shuts down in the centres of elliptical galaxies first [heic1508]
Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that three billion years after the Big Bang, these galaxies still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors. The quenching of star formation seems to have started in the cores of the galaxies and then spread to the outer parts. The results will be published in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science.

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 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT2015-04-28T22:00:00Z First overview of integrated social services in the EU and best practices
The European Commission published a first overview today of the integrated social services related to labour market and social (re)integration in the EU and identified best practices.
 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT2015-04-27T22:00:00Z Health reforms in Bulgaria and other social policy developments in Europe
Four more Flash Reports on recent social policy developments in Europe are now available:

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 12:59:56 GMT Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day
Free, diverse and independent media are essential in any democratic society because without freedom of expression and media, an informed, active and engaged citizenry is impossible.
 Mon, 04 May 2015 08:58:00 GMT New LED Lighting in the Sistine Chapel
The project LED4ART, which installed a new lighting system in the Sistine Chapel, had its final review meeting on 3 March 2015. It will become a showcase for LED deployment in historical buildings/museums.

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 Mon, 04 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT A global network for food safety
An EU-funded project has developed an online network to encourage global collaboration in research and innovation on food safety. The project's network, online information portal and research aim to improve food safety in Europe and reduce health risks.
 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cleaning up the marine litter that pollutes our oceans
The sea is an important resource for us all. We rely on it for much of our diet. In many cases, our livelihoods depend on it. Robust marine ecosystems are vital both for a healthy planet and also for general human wellbeing.
 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Genetic test for more effective thrombosis treatment
EU-funded researchers have developed a DNA test to help determine the correct dose of anticoagulant medication for people at risk of thrombosis, a blood-clotting condition that affects millions worldwide. Their work is advancing the emerging field of pharmacogenetics that aims to provide patients with personalised and more effective treatment based on their genetic profile.
 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Getting freight on the right track, from road to rail
If you've ever been stuck on the motorway in a tailback of polluting heavy goods vehicles, then you'll welcome this EU-funded project to reduce the burden of freight on the roads by moving it to rail with a new loading system. The method, which also saves rail freight companies both time and money, is already being introduced in one Italian port.

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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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