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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:04:08 GMT Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan - Reuters

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Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan
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At a meeting of EU defense ministers in Bratislava, Britain's Michael Fallon said it was up to NATO, not the European Union, to defend Europe against a more hostile Russia and that some northern and eastern EU countries agreed. France and Germany had ...
Juncker left red-faced as European military leaders 'think NATO is BETTER than an EU army'Express.co.uk
EU plan to beef up military prompts battle of words over NatoBBC News
France, Germany present plan for European army despite UK oppositionDaily Sabah
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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:12:00 GMT EU/Europe Quo Vadis - Modern Diplomacy

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EU/Europe Quo Vadis
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Revisiting and rethinking Europe recently on these very pages, prof. Anis Bajrektarevic asked: “… is the EU the world's last cosmopolitan enjoying its postmodern holiday from history? Is that possibly the lost Atlántida or mythical Arcadia– a Hegelian ...

 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:49:34 GMT US banks look to Europe for top hires after Brexit - Financial Times

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US banks look to Europe for top hires after Brexit
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... for senior positions in corporate and investment banking to locations such as Paris and Frankfurt as part of the first step in expanding their presence in mainland Europe,” said Stéphane Rambosson, head of the European Financial Services practice ...

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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:34:14 GMT ISIS may strike Europe with car bomb & chemical attacks, warns EU counter-terrorism chief - RT

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ISIS may strike Europe with car bomb & chemical attacks, warns EU counter-terrorism chief
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Acknowledging that the terrorist threat in the EU has reached its peak in the last two decades, the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator warned the bloc's lawmakers that Europe could face new ISIS-coordinated attacks, possibly even involving chemical ...

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:41:54 GMT What future for Jews in Europe? A debate in the EU Parliament - New Europe

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What future for Jews in Europe? A debate in the EU Parliament
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All across Europe, the military are guarding synagogues and Jewish monuments and anti-Semitism is on the rise. Last years, 10,000 European Jews left Europe and settled in Israel, 8,000 from France alone, the double compared with 2014. France, thus ...
"Europe without Jews would no longer be Europe"European Parliament (press release)

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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:49:27 GMT We're in more danger than we think - Hungary lashes out at EU migrant quota - Express.co.uk

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We're in more danger than we think - Hungary lashes out at EU migrant quota
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The politician added that just because Hungary is in the European Union, it does not mean it is controlled by it and will raise it voice against the bloc “bad decisions”. His comments come just a week before the country will take to the polls in a ...
Central Europe Sees Anti-immigration Fervor, No MigrantsNewsmax
Hungary to Reject Refugee Resettlement, Adding to EU's Post-Brexit WoesVoice of America

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 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:03:29 GMT Apple Goes Without a Lobby Into European Fray - Wall Street Journal

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Apple Goes Without a Lobby Into European Fray
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“The European Commission has become the new center of gravity, the greatest threat to large companies that might have antitrust issues,” said Frank R. Baumgartner, professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-author of Lobbying and ...

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:41:39 GMT Verhofstadt warns Britain about European Parliament's Brexit power - Financial Times

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Verhofstadt warns Britain about European Parliament's Brexit power
Financial Times
The European Parliament has “more power” over a British exit deal than any EU member state and will be ready to wield its veto, the assembly's chief negotiator has said in a warning over the complexity of agreeing Brexit terms.
'Almost all EU states could follow UK, leave union' – French MPRT
It's not just Britain. Europe too has everything to lose from an end to the single market in financial servicesTelegraph.co.uk
Ignore all advice from UK's Brexit ministers, British diplomats tell European business leadersThe Independent

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 Sun, 15 May 2016 06:22:48 GMT Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did - Telegraph.co.uk

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Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did
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The European Union is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate, Boris Johnson says. In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi ...

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:41:15 GMT MEPs launch “EULeaks”, a platform for whistleblowers within the EU - Deutsche Welle

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MEPs launch “EULeaks”, a platform for whistleblowers within the EU
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At a previous press conference, Danish MEP Jeppe Koford, a member of the EU committee investigating European connections to the Panama Papers, said the committee felt it was important to “hold industry accountable,” and “find a way to end this business ...

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:44:11 +0200 Real Madrid held by Dortmund as Leicester City continue perfect start to debut Champions League campaign
Poland International Kamil Glik scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to cancel out Javier Hernandez’s opener and give Monaco 1-1 draw and share of the spoils with Bayer Leverkusen in their seco
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:05:19 +0200 " No where to hide" - volunteer describes conditions inside Aleppo
Syrian government forces have reportedly sealed off yet another rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo adding to the nearly 300,000 people effectively trapped inside the besieged…
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:14:14 +0200 Nine years in jail for destroying Mali's shrines
Some say they are prepared to forgive Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi for the destruction of 10 mausoleums and religious sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012 conflict.
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:54:13 +0200 5 takeaways from the first presidential debate
There was overwhelming consensus among America’s commentators on the day after: the first presidential debate was a clean sweep for Hillary Clinton
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:06:13 +0200 Allardyce quits as England coach after newspaper sting
England manager Sam Allardyce and the FA have parted ways with immediate effect after the 61 year old was caught up in a newspaper sting.
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:40:47 +0200 Azerbaijan votes to extend Aliyev's time in office
Officials in the Caucasus country say lengthening the president's term from five to seven years was backed by a 'vast majority' of voters.

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:12:00 GMT Press release - "Europe without Jews would no longer be Europe"
General : The current situation in Europe of Anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities were debated at a conference hosted by EP President Martin Schulz and First Vice-President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday.

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:39:00 GMT Press release - Debate on possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Committee on Regional Development
Should EU Structural and Investment Funds for Spain and Portugal be suspended, following Council’s 12 July decision to trigger the “excessive deficit” procedure? MEPs from the Regional Development and Economic Affairs committees will debate a possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the EU Commission in Strasbourg on Monday 3 October, in room Louise Weiss N1.3, starting at 18.00.
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 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 1 in 5 tourism nights of EU residents spent by tourists aged 65 or over
With over 1.2 billion nights spent during their trips all over the world in 2014, tourists aged 65 or over (hereafter "older tourists") living in the European Union (EU) accounted for 20% of the tourism activity (in terms of number of nights spent by EU residents).
 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 More than 80% of primary school pupils in the EU were studying a foreign language in 2014
In 2014, more than 18 million primary school pupils (or 84% of all the pupils at this level) in the European Union (EU) were studying at least one foreign language, including nearly 1 million (around 5%) studying two foreign languages or more. At primary level, English was by far the most popular language, studied by over 17 million pupils.
 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Number of first time asylum seekers slightly up to almost 306 000 in the second quarter of 2016
During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).
 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 A digital publication to shed light on energy in the European Union
Lighting, heating, moving, producing: energy is essential for our day-to-day life. Turning on our computers or starting our cars are actions that we take for granted, yet they represent the final stage of a complex process, from extraction to final consumption. For example crude oil is transformed into motor gasoline, while fossil, nuclear and renewable energy are transformed into electricity.

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 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-09-15T22:00:00Z Recent social policy initiatives in Germany, Liechtenstein, Greece, France and Denmark
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Germany, Liechtenstein, Greece and France.
 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-09-08T22:00:00Z Social Agenda n°45 – Skills: a new agenda
In the coming months, the European Commission will take ten initiatives to implement the New Skills Agenda for Europe which it adopted on 10 June.

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT Watch live the Digital Assembly 2016
The Digital Assembly 2016 happens on 28 and 29 September in Bratislava, Slovakia. On this page you can watch the event, workshops and briefings live.
 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:06:13 GMT 2016 Innovation Radar Prize winners
The European Commission has put the spotlight on Europe's most promising digital innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects. Intrinsic-ID from the Netherlands won the 2016 Innovation Radar Prize for its authentication technology. Three other EU-funded innovators secured prizes at the awards ceremony.

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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Collaborative, cost-effective approach to fuel cell manufacturing
Efforts to establish a robust hydrogen-based transport sector in Europe must be underpinned by an equally healthy manufacturing industry for essential hydrogen-powered vehicle components.
 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT New synergies to protect the cities of the sea: coral reefs
Bringing together an international team of coral reef scientists, an EU-funded project is generating crucial insights into reef ecosystems that may contribute to the conservation of these environmentally, socially and economically important habitats.
 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Zooming in on promising materials with new modelling software
Nanoscale modelling software developed by an EU-funded project aims to accelerate the discovery of novel materials and chemical processes - a boost to Europe's industrial innovation and competitiveness.
 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT A faster, more efficient way to search for patents
If you're among the growing ranks of entrepreneurs launching start-ups, you have probably already discovered how complicated, time-consuming and expensive it is to search patent databases to check if your bright idea is really new. European researchers are solving the problem with innovative search technology that will soon be implemented commercially.

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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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