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 Tue, 23 May 2017 16:24:00 GMT US, EU meet on aviation security as Europe braces for laptop ban - Reuters

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US, EU meet on aviation security as Europe braces for laptop ban
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The EU fears the United States has already made up its mind to extend the ban on flights from Europe to the United States and has told airports and airlines to be prepared, according to notes from a meeting, seen by Reuters, in which the European ...

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 10:51:03 GMT Commission debates future of European defence - EU News

Commission debates future of European defence
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A stronger Europe when it comes to security and defence matters has been a priority for the Juncker Commission since it took office. President Juncker announced the creation of a European Defence Fund in his 2016 State of the Union address, saying: ...

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:11:44 GMT European angst over Trump visit - BBC News

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European angst over Trump visit
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"If Potus leaves here with the idea that the EU is in some way useful, that's it. Job done." The words of a trusted European source when I asked about EU expectations for Donald Trump's first trip to Brussels as US president. Not a far-reaching ...
Upon arrival, Trump sees Europe in stark termsBBC News
Europe wonders which Trump will show up this weekCNBC
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 Wed, 24 May 2017 11:58:21 GMT Threats to Poland over refugees are 'European populism,' says minister - POLITICO.eu

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Threats to Poland over refugees are 'European populism,' says minister
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“It's European populism to say cut the funds,” he told POLITICO, adding that the government would be prepared to use its veto to block agreement on the EU budget if a compromise could not be agreed. “Everyone is ready to stop it, at the end we need to ...

 Mon, 22 May 2017 22:17:08 GMT Hungary rejects EU pressure over asylum and university laws - BBC News

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Hungary rejects EU pressure over asylum and university laws
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The EU objects to Hungary's tight controls on asylum seekers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as a higher education law. Critics say the education law could lead to the closure of the prestigious Central European University, founded ...

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 Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:01 GMT More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before - EU News

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More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before
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More than 85% of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent 'excellent' quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and the environment, according to the annual bathing ...
UK bathing water ranks next from last in EU beach tableThe Guardian

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 Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:18 GMT Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command - Foreign Policy (blog)

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Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command
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But this year, far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like an EU army while avoiding the messy politics associated with it ...

 Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:28 GMT Le Pen's EU group in fresh spending scandal - EUobserver

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Le Pen's EU group in fresh spending scandal
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Marine Le Pen's political group in the European Parliament, the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF), may have misspent almost half a million euros of public taxpayers' money. A report by auditors at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), dated 19 May 2017 and ...

 Wed, 17 May 2017 22:44:40 GMT US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe - BBC News

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US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe
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US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered.

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 16:38:29 GMT Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir nostalgia for the old days - The Guardian

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Trump debuts in Europe as Obama returns to stir nostalgia for the old days
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Donald Trump makes his European debut as US president this week just as his predecessor, Barack Obama, returns to the continent for his first visit since relinquishing the White House in January. While apparently unintentional, the coinciding visits ...

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 20:26:07 +0200 EZB: Draghi hält an seinem Ausblick fest
EZB-Präsident Mario Draghi sieht derzeit keinen Grund für Änderungen am geldpolitischen Ausblick der Notenbank. Das machte er auf einer
 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:10:08 +0200 Manchester stands strong in the face of mindless violence
Thousands attended a vigil in central Manchester on Tuesday night, in a sign of solidarity with victims of the deadly terror attack in the northern English city.
 Wed, 24 May 2017 19:51:30 +0200 Weniger Arbeitslose in Frankreich
In Frankreich ist die Zahl der Arbeitslosen zurĂĽckgegangen. Ende April waren insgesamt 3,47 Millionen Menschen als erwerbslos registriert. Das waren
 Wed, 24 May 2017 17:58:16 +0200 Salman Abadi, otro joven con la huella del yihadismo
Las autoridades intentan desenmarañar el pasado de Salman Abadi para saber que le pudo ocurrir a un joven de 22 años para hacerse explotar en el
 Wed, 24 May 2017 16:41:44 +0200 Gaza at risk of 'systemic collapse'
Often described as the world’s largest open-air prison, Gaza is reaching breaking point. For ten years the Israeli blockade has restricted imports
 Wed, 24 May 2017 15:45:59 +0200 EU Commission: 1-minute silence for Manchester victims
European commission shows solidarity with the British people

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 Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT Article - Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017 goes to Erasmus project from Poland
General : This year's Charlemagne Youth Prize has been awarded to the Erasmus Evening radio show from Poland. The ceremony took place in Aachen, Germany, on 23 May.

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 Fri, 19 May 2017 07:53:00 GMT Article - Plenary overview: refugee relocation, Hungary, Brexit talks
Plenary sessions : From a debate on Brexit negotiations to refugee relocation and the situation in Hungary: read our overview of this week's plenary session.

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 Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Annual inflation up to 1.9% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.9% in April 2017, up from 1.5% in March. In April 2016 the rate was -0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 2.0% in April 2017, up from 1.6% in March. A year earlier the rate was -0.2%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Wed, 17 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Production in construction down by 1.1% in euro area
In March 2017 compared with February 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 1.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2017, production in construction grew by 5.5% in the euro area and by 3.9% in the EU28.
 Tue, 16 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200 GDP up by 0.5% in both the euro area and the EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.5% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the first quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2016, GDP grew by 0.5% and 0.6% respectively.
 Tue, 16 May 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area international trade in goods surplus €30.9 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in March 2017 was €202.3 billion, an increase of 13% compared with March 2016 (€178.9 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €171.4 bn, a rise of 14% compared with March 2016 (€150.7 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €30.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in March 2017, compared with +€28.2 bn in March 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €168.1 bn in March 2017, up by 12% compared with March 2016.

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 08:51:00 UT New NELIOTA project detects flashes from lunar impacts
Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek NELIOTA project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface. NELIOTA is the first system that can determine the temperature of these impact flashes.
 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:28:00 UT Cosmic Vision M4 candidate missions: presentation event
ARIEL, THOR, and XIPE, the three candidates for the M4 medium-class mission in ESA's Science Programme, will be presented to the science community at a special event in Paris on 3 July 2017. The deadline to register for this event is 10 June.
 Thu, 04 May 2017 13:56:00 UT The final frontier of the Frontier Fields [heic1711]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope has peered across six billion light years of space to resolve extremely faint features of the galaxy cluster Abell 370 that have not been seen before. Imaged here in stunning detail, Abell 370 is part of the Frontier Fields programme which uses massive galaxy clusters to study the mysteries of dark matter and the very early Universe.
 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:53:00 UT Detector delivery marks another Euclid milestone
ESA's Euclid mission has passed another important milestone with the delivery of the first three state-of-the art detectors for the Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer instrument.

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 Mon, 22 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-05-22T22:00:00Z Unemployment and inactivity of young people – do we see progress and the right policy responses?
This 'Evidence in focus' on the 2017 Joint Employment Report, adopted on 3 March 2017 by the EPSCO Council, and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators looks at policy efforts to address challenges for young people, including unemployment and inactivity.
 Sun, 21 May 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-05-21T22:00:00Z Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning
The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted the revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning today.

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 09:45:00 GMT Commission launches public consultation on Database Directive
The Database Directive, adopted in 1996, aims at encouraging the development of databases through appropriate legal protection and the use of data. The Commission launches today a consultation to understand better how the Database Directive is used, to evaluate its impact on users and to identify possible needs of adjustment. Since the entry into force of the Directive, the database market, and more generally the role of data in the economy, has evolved. The Commission has recently presented several initiatives to boost the European data economy. 
 Tue, 23 May 2017 15:26:00 GMT Preparatory meeting on Digitising European Industry - European Platform of National Initiatives
In order to prepare the Autumn Roundtable and meeting of the European Platform of national initiatives, this meeting will gather the sherpas of the Roundtable representatives. Participation, at working level, is also welcomed of representatives of the ministry(ies) in charge of the digitalisation of industry, as well as where a national initiative for Digitising Industry is already in place, a representative of the national initiative, typically from industry or from the platform, of the European H2020 Public-Private Partnerships and of European Associations.

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 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Understanding a changing Europe through big data
The EU-funded LONGPOP project will train young researchers in the skills needed to fully exploit big data. With a focus on social change, the researchers will be able to apply the knowledge and techniques learnt to helping welfare systems prepare for the years ahead.
 Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tritium-extracting solution decontaminates nuclear waste
EU-funded researchers have been recognised for their ground-breaking work on recovering and reusing waste material in nuclear fusion reactors. They developed and demonstrated new membrane technologies capable of decontaminating waste and extracting valuable tritium for re-use.
 Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ready to wear electronics
Scientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.
 Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Behind the wall: uncovering the effectiveness of migration policy
Comprehensive new databases of migration flows and policy data since World War II highlight how some policy choices have had unintended effects.

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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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