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 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34:14 GMT EU referendum: David Cameron's approval ratings slump amid public anger over Europe negotiations - The Independent

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EU referendum: David Cameron's approval ratings slump amid public anger over Europe negotiations
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David Cameron's personal ratings have slumped amid widespread public dissatisfaction with his renegotiation of Britain's place in the EU. The Prime Minister, who will travel to Brussels on 18 February for a crunch EU summit to thrash out the last ...
Merkel backs Cameron's EU reforms, saying 'Europe as a whole' can benefitITV News
EU referendum: PM says UK will not 'retreat from world'BBC News
Commentary: The View from Europe: A messy divorce - Brexit, the EU and the CaribbeanCaribbean News Now (press release) (blog)
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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:31:14 GMT EU ultimatum to Greece: Stem flow of migrants through to northern Europe - USA TODAY

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EU ultimatum to Greece: Stem flow of migrants through to northern Europe
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MUNICH — The European Union warned Greece on Friday to do a better job of stemming the flood of migrants crossing through to other European nations or face a suspension of the EU's passport-free travel rights. The ultimatum — fix Greece's border ...
A Europe with borders: EU poised to restrict passport-free travel as Greece struggles to control migrationNational Post
EU is poised to restrict passport-free travelCNBC
Schengen zone: EU gives Greece deadline on bordersBBC News
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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:07:05 GMT Students and EU officials brainstorm for a better Europe - Yale News

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Students and EU officials brainstorm for a better Europe
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One hundred students from 53 American and European universities gathered with high-level European Union (EU) officials at the Yale School of Management Feb. 5 and 6 for the second-annual European Student Conference to discuss the future of the ...

 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:57:43 GMT Turkey orders EU to hand over MORE cash or it will unleash MILLIONS of migrants on Europe - Express.co.uk

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Turkey orders EU to hand over MORE cash or it will unleash MILLIONS of migrants on Europe
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TURKEY issued an extraordinary blackmail note to Europe tonight by threatening to send MILLIONS more migrants into the continent unless the EU agrees to hand over extra cash. By Oli Smith. PUBLISHED: 22:37, Thu, Feb 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 22:56, Thu, ...
Erdogan says told EU Turkey could open gates for migrants to EuropeReuters UK

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 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:48:20 GMT Misuse of EU funds holds back Europe's clean energy transition - EurActiv

Misuse of EU funds holds back Europe's clean energy transition
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The new member states from Central Europe misuse the EU funding aimed at decarbonizing their energy systems, writes Markus Trilling, who takes stock of a report published today (26 January). Markus Trilling is EU funds campaigner for CEE Bankwatch ...

 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:53:34 GMT EU's founding members seek 'more Europe', even if it is smaller - EurActiv

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EU's founding members seek 'more Europe', even if it is smaller
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The six founding members of the European Union yesterday (9 February) reiterated their commitment to “ever closer union”, even it means leaving less enthusiastic partners like Britain behind. London has demanded an opt-out from the “ever closer union” ...

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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:01:40 GMT Steel imports from China investigated by European Commission - BBC News

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Steel imports from China investigated by European Commission
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The European Commission is opening three investigations into steel products made in China as cheap imports add to the woes of the UK industry. It said it would not allow "unfair competition" to threaten Europe. Producers of steel in the UK have laid ...
Industry rallies Europe to respond to new EU consultation on market economy status of ChinaEUbusiness (press release)

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 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:02:39 GMT Labour's Corbyn backs UK staying in EU - The Straits Times

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Labour's Corbyn backs UK staying in EU
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LONDON • Britain's eurosceptic opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that staying in the European Union is in the country's best interests. The left-wing veteran, who has displayed a eurosceptic streak throughout his political life, said on ...
Jeremy Corbyn: UK can push for 'a real social Europe' by staying in EUThe Guardian

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 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:58:17 GMT EU referendum: US wants 'strong UK in strong EU' - BBC News

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EU referendum: US wants 'strong UK in strong EU'
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The US has a profound interest in a "strong UK staying in a strong European Union", says the US Secretary of State. John Kerry said many Europeans felt "overwhelmed" by recent challenges but the US was confident Europe would "emerge stronger".
John Kerry urges UK to stay in 'united' EUThe Guardian
EU Referendum: John Kerry says United States wants 'strong UK staying in strong EU'The Independent
John Kerry says UK should remain in EUIrish Times

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 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:19:16 GMT EU referendum: A brief history of British-European trade - BBC News

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EU referendum: A brief history of British-European trade
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EU referendum: A brief history of British-European trade. 11 February 2016 Last updated at 23:17 GMT. David Cameron's attempted renegotiation of the UK's links with the European Union remains in a "fragile" state according to the president of the ...


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 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:48:29 GMT Syria ceasefire more likely to fail than succeed, says Russian FM
Russia's foreign minister said a Syrian ceasefire set to start next week is more likely to fail than succeed. Sergey Lavrov was speaking at a…






 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:19:00 GMT Threat of deportation of baby girl to offshore migrant centre sparks Brisbane protest
Protesters have turned out in support of medical staff in Australia, who are refusing to release a baby girl facing repatriation to an offshore…






 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:09:00 GMT Greek farmers camp outside parliament to protest tax reforms
Thousands of Greek farmers protested against controversial pension reform plans on Saturday (February 13). Many spent Friday night camped out in…






 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:43:02 GMT Taiwan quake: rescue efforts over at site of toppled apartment block
Rescue efforts are over at the site of a collapsed apartment block in Taiwan, with the death toll reaching 114. The building was toppled in the…






 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:06:00 GMT Syria seizes village overlooking key rebel areas near Aleppo
The Syrian army has retaken the a village overlooking rebel-held towns around Aleppo, according to state television. It said the army entered the…






 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:37:08 GMT 'It's just not true' - Russia rejects claims that it's bombing civilians in Syria
Russia has rejected accusations that it's been bombing civilians in Syria. The denial came at a security conference in Munich, as Moscow pressed on…







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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET Commission launches new anti-dumping investigations into steel products

The European Commission has opened new anti-dumping investigations to determine whether imports of three steel products from China have been dumped on the EU market.

 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET Migration: Progress on priority actions and call for urgent action

Ahead of the February European Council the Commission assesses progress on EU migration priority actions. Important building blocks have been put in place and some progress has been achieved. But much more needs to be done urgently.

 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET Commission adopts Opinion on Portugal's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan

The College of Commissioners issues its Opinion on the Portuguese Government's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan.

 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET Winter 2016 Economic Forecast: Weathering new challenges

Commissioner Pierre Moscovici presented the Winter 2016 Economic Forecast showing a consumption-driven trend of moderate growth in spite of global challenges.

 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET EU pledges more than €3 billion in support to Syrian people

The European Union and its Member States pledge more than €3 billion to assist the Syrian people inside Syria as well as refugees and the communities hosting them in the neighbouring countries for the period 2016 and 2017.

 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET President Juncker ahead of the February European Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker this morning addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg in a debate about the next European Council.

 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET Fight against terrorist financing and adoption of Schengen Evaluation Report on Greece

The Commission presented an Action Plan to strengthen the fight against terrorist financing. It also adopted a Schengen Evaluation Report on Greece and discussed the Portuguese Draft Budget for 2016. It supported the conclusion of the new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield.

 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:00 CET EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement Now Available Online

In line with its transparency commitments, the European Commission publishes the text of the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam, and shows how the FTA impacts human rights and sustainable development.

 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET New measures against corporate tax avoidance

Commission's proposals aim for a coordinated EU wide response to corporate tax avoidance, following global standards developed by the OECD. New rules are needed to align the tax laws in all EU countries in order to fight aggressive tax practices by large companies.

 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Tighter rules for cars; Pillar of Social Rights; Schengen, Bulgaria and Romania

The Commission has tabled legislative proposals to ensure car manufacturers comply with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements. It held a debate on a Pillar of Social Rights, discussed a draft Schengen evaluation report and assessed progress by Bulgaria and Romania.

 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Erasmus+: more and better opportunities for Europe's future generations

New reports on Erasmus+ show how the EU's €14.7 billion education and training programme helps millions of young Europeans to find better jobs. In its first year, 2014, Erasmus+ allowed 650,000 people to study, work, train and volunteer abroad.

 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET New European Counter Terrorism Centre launched

As foreseen in the European Agenda on Security 2015-2020 put forward by the European Commission, Europol's new European Counter Terrorism Centre was launched today. It will significantly reinforce Europol's counter-terrorism capabilities.

 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Employment review: Investing in people is key to economic growth

Commissioner Marianne Thyssen has presented the Commission's 'Employment and Social Developments in Europe' (ESDE) report for 2015 which gives a review of the latest employment and social trends, reflecting on upcoming challenges and possible policy responses.

 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Commission priorities on the agenda in Davos

Several College Members are attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, to present Commission policy actions and meet with global political and business leaders. The motto of this year's meeting is “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET The Commission acts on state aid cases in the steel sector

The European Commission has ordered Belgium to recover €211 million from several steel companies; while it has also opened an investigation into Italian support for a steel producer.

 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Commission works towards better criminal data sharing

The College of Commissioners held an important debate on the planned upgrade of the exchange of criminal data of non-EU citizens to combat terror plots.

 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET President's New Year's press conference

President Jean-Claude Juncker today underlined his determination to focus on the Commission's number one priority – growth and jobs – even as the European Union manages a series of crises.

 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET Rule of law in Poland: Commission starts dialogue

The Commission discussed the respect of the Rule of Law in Poland and launched a dialogue under the Rule of Law Framework. It also discussed migration, the Investment Plan for Europe, a pillar of social rights and the treatment of China in anti-dumping investigations.

 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:00:00 CET First Vice-President Timmermans in Turkey for discussions on the refugee crisis

First Vice-President Timmermans visits Turkey for discussions on the Joint Action Plan to address the refugee crisis and delivers a speech on EU-Turkey relations.


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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:14:00 GMT Press release - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - meeting 18/02/2016 (AM) - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - meeting 18/02/2016 (AM)
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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:44:00 GMT Press release - European Parliamentary Week: MPs in Brussels to debate economy, jobs and budget - Committee on Budgets - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
The European Parliament will welcome national MPs from across Europe on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 February for joint debates with MEPs on the European Semester Cycles 2015/2016 (Tuesday) and on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (Wednesday). Both events are being held as part of the 2016 edition of the European Parliamentary Week (#EPW16).
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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:06:00 UT Rosetta's lander faces eternal hibernation
Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:04:00 UT ESA congratulations on gravitational wave discovery
ESA is thrilled to learn that gravitational waves have been detected, and is looking forward to starting its mission to test technologies that could extend the study of these exotic waves to space.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:00:00 UT The sleeping giant [heic1602]
The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.
 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:55:00 UT Announcement of Opportunity for European Scientists on the WFIRST Formulation Science Working Group
This Announcement of Opportunity solicits proposals for membership of the Formulation Science Working Group (FSWG) on the NASA Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission from scientists affiliated with institutes located in the ESA Member States. The AO will close on 8 April 2016 at 12:00 (noon) CEST.

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 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:00:00 GMT2016-02-10T23:00:00Z Labour market shows positive signs: highest overall EU employment rate since 2008
The 2015 winter edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review shows improvements on the EU labour market.
 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:00:00 GMT2016-02-10T23:00:00Z Peer Review in the Netherlands: Social community teams against poverty
The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities, which are expected to follow an integrated approach to social services, while offering solutions tailored to each individual case. In response, most municipalities have set up Social Community Teams. This Peer Review, held in The Hague, discussed the use of SCTs to combat poverty.

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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:05:56 GMT EU-funded project Carewell finalist of the "Quality Innovation of the Year" 2015 Award
Within the Carewell project a new integrated care model aimed at complex chronic and multiple comorbidity patients has been defined, implemented and validated. The purpose of this study was to improve the quality of life for these patients and their carers through the implementation of new care pathways thus achieving improved co-ordination and communication with the staff involved. The “Quality Innovation of the Year” awards aim at promoting the creation and development of innovative products, technology or organisational processes at European level.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:34:27 GMT New MoU means even stronger network research cooperation between GÉANT and Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
GÉANT and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan (NICT) reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen network research cooperation between Europe and Japan by signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT EU project offers fresh perspective on climate change and food safety
The global fresh produce supply chain must take into account climate change in order to ensure food safety, warn EU-funded researchers.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fresh resources from food processing
When oil-seed plants and fish are processed, how can we use the parts not traditionally used in food? How about food ingredients, skincare and pesticides? EU-funded researchers have demonstrated sustainable ways to get the most out of produce. Companies are already building factories and machines to put the results to good use.
 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT An approach to anticipating demand on 5G mobile networks
Could future mobile networks be programmed to automatically predict and adapt to huge peaks in traffic demand? The EU-funded ACT5G project is developing the concept as a key component of next generation mobile networks.
 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tomorrow's grid for low-carbon energy
Could Europe's economy reduce its CO2 emissions by 95% by 2050? An EU-funded project has predicted how an integrated smart grid could evolve by 2050, supporting greater use of green power and a secure, reliable energy supply.

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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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