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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:24:27 GMT No 'Grexit' from euro, EU's Moscovici vows - BBC News

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No 'Grexit' from euro, EU's Moscovici vows
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After meeting with the head of the Eurogroup - the finance ministers of the 19 EU states that have the euro as their currency - the new Greek finance minister said he would not work with the troika - the European Commission, European Central Bank and ...
Chattering classes miss point on Greece, EUThe Commentator

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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:42:58 GMT Greek government rejects any debt negotiations with 'anti-European' troika - Irish Times

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Greek government rejects any debt negotiations with 'anti-European' troika
Irish Times
Greece has rejected any further dealings with the troika, sparking fears of major tensions in negotiations with Europe in the weeks ahead and potential financial upheaval. The new government does not plan to deal with the troika – the EU Commission ...
European Minister Dijsselbloem Warns Greece Against Unilateral MovesWall Street Journal
End of austerity in the EU?Deutsche Welle
Greece's Varoufakis: 'No debt talks with EU-IMF troika'BBC News
CITY A.M. -BBC News -The Independent
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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:38:14 GMT Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions - New York Times

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Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions
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BRUSSELS — Gathering in Brussels, European foreign ministers scrambled on Thursday to hold a united front against Russia over Ukraine, calming worries that the election of a far-left government in Greece hostile to sanctions could upend Europe's ...
Greece delays EU agreement on Russia sanctionsThe Guardian
EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over UkraineStars and Stripes
France says EU will step up sanctions against Ukraine separatistsCTV News
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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:36:35 GMT EU executive mulls Europe-wide road toll - Deutsche Welle

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EU executive mulls Europe-wide road toll
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European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told Reuters on Friday that a harmonized Europe-wide road toll could be a way of resolving a current stand-off between Brussels and Berlin, with the German government planning to install a road toll system ...
EU-wide toll could end road spat with Germany - transport chiefReuters UK

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:23:40 GMT Europe in Pills: EU to Regulate Online Gambling, Operators Run Away from ... - PokerNews.com

Europe in Pills: EU to Regulate Online Gambling, Operators Run Away from ...
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As the European Commission reportedly plans to introduce new norms for online gambling in an upcoming directive on money laundering, international operators struggle with Germany's normative uncertainty and the decline of the Union's regulated markets.

 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26:19 GMT Exclusive: EU watchdogs could hold sway over London in Europe markets union ... - Reuters

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Exclusive: EU watchdogs could hold sway over London in Europe markets union ...
Reuters
The 23-page document or "green paper", a draft of which was seen by Reuters on Thursday, is due to be approved by the EU's executive European Commission on Feb. 18. "European businesses remain heavily reliant on banks, which makes the economy ...
Priorities revealed for EU capital markets unionFinancial Times

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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:11:18 GMT Greece's New Left-Wing Cabinet Signals Willingness to Confront EU Over Policies - New York Times

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Greece's New Left-Wing Cabinet Signals Willingness to Confront EU Over Policies
New York Times
ATHENS — From the makeup of his cabinet to an early warning sent to the European Union over Russia policy, Greece's new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, on Tuesday signaled a sharp shift in direction for Greece as he unveiled the first government led ...
Why Europe Will Cave to GreeceBloomberg View
Greece and Europe Dig In on Bailout Terms After Syriza Victory in Greek ElectionWall Street Journal
Syriza's historic win puts Greece on collision course with EuropeThe Guardian
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Social Europe -Financial Times
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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:35:23 GMT Voters think UK should have closer ties with EU in Europe than with USA, says poll - Western Morning News

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Voters think UK should have closer ties with EU in Europe than with USA, says poll
Western Morning News
More voters now believe the UK's closest ties should be with the European Union (30%) than with the USA (25%), according to a new survey. It is the first time Europe has come out on top over the US since the survey was first conducted for respected ...
This general election could define Britain's global role into the next decadeThe Guardian

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:47:21 GMT European investment fund 'up and running by September', says EU - BDlive

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European investment fund 'up and running by September', says EU
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FRANKFURT — A fund to bolster investment in Europe should be up and running by September, a European Union (EU) official said on Friday, outlining the timetable for a highly leveraged scheme to bolster growth in a moribund EU economy. The European ...
Fund to bolster investment in Europe to launch in SeptPanARMENIAN.Net

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 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:49:17 GMT The European Union May Be on the Verge of Collapse - The Nation.

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The European Union May Be on the Verge of Collapse
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The fracturing European Union of 2015 is not the Europe that political scientist Frances Fukuyama imagined when, in 1989, he so famously predicted “the end of history,” as well as the ultimate triumph of liberal democracy and the bureaucracy in ...

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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:17:01 GMT UN calls on Pakistan to protect religious minorities after mosque terror attack
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Pakistan to step up efforts to protect religious minorities and combat terrorism. He condemned the…




 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:43:13 GMT Venezuela troops to use lethal force at protests
As Venezuelans face chronic food shortages and their country's economic crisis deepens, its government has authorised its armed forces to use lethal…




 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:34:44 GMT Rap music producer Suge Knight to spend weekend in jail
Rap music producer Suge Knight is likely to spend the weekend in police custody following a fatal hit and run in Los Angeles. Police said he ran…




 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:09:18 GMT War-war in eastern Ukraine no jaw-jaw in Minsk as peace talks aborted
Separatists in the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk say government shells have hit a cultural centre where civilians were receiving humanitarian…




 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:59:17 GMT Anti-Islamisation group in Leipzig fails to attract support
An offshoot of the Dresden based anti-Islamisation Pegida group has failed in its attempt to attract mass support in the German city of Leipzig.…




 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:55:15 GMT No more Troika talks as Greece seeks new debt deal
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met with European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Strasbourg for…





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 Wed, 21 May 2014 16:21:17 GMT Almunia seeks to focus state aid scrutiny
As few as 10% of all state aid could be notified to the Commission under new rules. Member states giving aid will have to be more transparent, giving other member states and companies greater capacity to monitor respect for EU state aid rules.
 Wed, 21 May 2014 15:38:30 GMT General Court warns OLAF
The EU anti-fraud agency's seven-year investigation into a former Commission contractor was unduly long and breached his fundamental rights, the court has ruled.
 Wed, 21 May 2014 11:01:03 GMT â‚¬25m in EU health aid for developing countries
EU funding will go to the GAVI Alliance, which works to increase access to immunisation in poor countries.
 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:54:35 GMT Final forecasts predict victory for EPP
Centre-right will become the largest party in the next European Parliament, final opinion polls suggest.

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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

The Commission has kicked off its flagship project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. The CMU ties in with the ambition to boost jobs and growth in the EU.

 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET EU priorities on the agenda in Davos

European Commissioners discuss the EU's top priorities with global leaders and other stakeholders at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos (21-24 January), under the motto "the new global context".

 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET A fresh look at European Security

The College of Commissioners discussed possible avenues to tighten security and prevent terrorism as part of the European Agenda on Security for 2015-2020, an initiative that will be adopted in the coming months. 

 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Report on investment protection in EU-US trade talks now out

The European Commission published today its analysis of the almost 150,000 replies to its online consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET â‚¬315 bn Investment Plan: Fund for Strategic Investments proposed

At its weekly meeting the Commission has adopted the legislative proposal for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). It also issued guidance on how it will apply the rules of the Stability and Growth Pact to encourage structural reforms, investment and fiscal responsibility.

 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET We are Charlie

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Vice-President and High Representative Federica Mogherini went to Paris this Sunday 11 January to participate in the march in honour of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Increased public support for development as European Year begins

A new Eurobarometer shows that the number of Europeans in favour of increasing aid to developing countries has gone up to 67%. The European Year of Development was officially launched last week during the visit by the College to Riga.

 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Commission plans €1.8 billion in further aid to Ukraine

The Commission proposed new macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine of up to €1.8 billion in medium-term loans during its visit to Riga at the start of the Latvian Presidency.

 Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Lithuania becomes the 19th Member State to adopt the euro

Lithuania adopted the euro on 1 January 2015– on the 15th anniversary of the launch of the single currency in 1999. Some 337 million Europeans in 19 Member States now share the same currency.

 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 MET European Council 18 December

The European Council endorses the Commission's Investment Offensive and commits to continue supporting Ukraine.

 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 MET Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the Court of Justice

President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office on 10 December in Luxembourg, at the EU's Court of Justice.

 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:00 MET College meets with Latvian government ahead of its EU Presidency

At its weekly meeting, the College received the Latvian government to prepare the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which will start on 1 January 2015.

 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 MET Closing ranks with President Tusk and national parliaments

President Juncker met with Donald Tusk, who took up office as the new President of the European Council on 1 December. On the same day First Vice-President Timmermans debated with representatives of national Parliaments from across the European Union.

 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:00:00 MET A new momentum for jobs, growth and investment

The European Commission publishes its Annual Growth Survey, Alert Mechanism report, Draft Joint Employment Report and its opinions on countries' draft budgetary plans.

 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 MET EU launches a €315 billion Investment Offensive to boost jobs and growth

The European Commission has announced a €315 billion Investment Plan to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work.

 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:00:00 MET Opening the windows: Commission commits to enhanced transparency

During its fourth College meeting on Tuesday 25 November, the Juncker Commission decided to reinforce transparency within the Commission and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the United States.


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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT Article - Facebook chat: your chance to discuss the big EU issues with Manfred Weber
General : The EU is being challenged by a wide range of issues including the economic crisis, unemployment, immigration, globalisation, and various kinds of security concerns. In such tough times what does the future hold for the Union? This coming Tuesday 3 February you can discuss it on Facebook with Manfred Weber, the chair of the largest group in Parliament, the European People’s Party.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:16:00 GMT Article - Charlemagne Youth Prize: deadline extended to 23 February
General : Are you a 16-30 year old running a project with a European dimension? If so, you have until 23 February to register for the 2015 edition of the Charlemagne Youth Prize. The aim of the Prize is to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. Read on to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize as well as trips to Aachen and the European Parliament.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Euro area unemployment rate at 11.4%
The euro area (EA18) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.4% in December 2014, down from 11.5% in November 2014, and from 11.8% in December 2013. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since August 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.9% in December 2014, down from 10.0% in November 2014 and from 10.6% in December 2013. This is the first time the rate for the EU28 has fallen below 10.0% since October 2011. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Euro area annual inflation down to -0.6%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.6% in January 2015, down from -0.2% in December 2014, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014
In 2014, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU is expected to have reached a new peak of around 2.7 billion nights, up by 1.7% compared with 2013. Following the decline observed in 2009 with the beginning of the financial crisis, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU over the last 5 years. This pattern can be observed for nights spent by both residents and non-residents. In 2014, France (403 million nights, -1.2% compared with 2013) and Spain (401 mn, +3.1%) continued to be the top 2 Member States in terms of tourism nights, followed by Italy (370 mn, -1.8%) and Germany (366 mn, +2.9%).
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area and down to 10.3% in the EU28
The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.1% in the third quarter of 2014, compared with 13.0% in the second quarter of 2014. In the EU28, the household saving rate dropped to its record-low level, at 10.3% compared with 10.5% the previous quarter.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:00:00 UT Planck: gravitational waves remain elusive
Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, a joint analysis of data from ESA's Planck satellite and the ground-based BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments has found no conclusive evidence of primordial gravitational waves.
 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:42:00 UT The tell-tale signs of a galactic merger [heic1503]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, dragged streams of material out into space, and triggered bright bursts of star formation.
 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:00 UT Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat
ESA's Rosetta mission is providing unique insight into the life cycle of a comet's dusty surface, watching 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it sheds the dusty coat it has accumulated over the past four years.
 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:06:00 UT Getting to know Rosetta's comet
Rosetta is revealing its host comet as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution.

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT2015-01-29T23:00:00Z 30 years after 'Val Duchesse' Commission gives a new impetus to the social dialogue
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the cooperation with European Social partners at Val Duchesse in 1985. The launch of the social dialogue aimed to involve the European social partners in the internal market process.
 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT2015-01-20T23:00:00Z Commission proposes €115,205 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of ZakĹ‚ady Chemiczne Zachem in Poland
The European Commission has proposed to provide Poland with €115,205 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 50 former workers of Zakłady Chemiczne Zachem and two of its suppliers and downstream producers to find new jobs.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:49:07 GMT Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation Infoday
At this information and network event, you can get information on the modalities of the call on Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS). You'll have the possibility to meet potential project partners and pitch your ideas.
 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:01:00 GMT Photonics Newsletter
The Photonics Newsletter will update you about highlights in the field, upcoming calls, ongoing projects and additional activities or events.

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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Towards science-based policies for the Baltic Sea
The challenges affecting a regional sea cannot be tackled effectively by individual countries acting alone. Nor can they be addressed without a thorough understanding of the relevant facts and processes. The states bordering the Baltic Sea are cooperating in a joint research programme to provide policy-makers with the information they need to achieve greater sustainability.
 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT A robot that grows
Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the potential future applications are not just the stuff of science-fiction.
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Building a graphene-based future for Europe
Graphene is the strongest, most impermeable and conductive material known to man. Graphene sheets are just one atom thick, but 200 times stronger than steel. The European Union is investing heavily in the exploitation of graphene's unique properties through a number of research initiatives such as the SEMANTICS project running at Trinity College Dublin.
 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Robots of the deep
Underwater robots can explore seas and rivers, gathering in groups to solve problems together, if they learn to cooperate. How can we teach robots?

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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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