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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:47:40 GMT Breathing New Life Into European Defense - Carnegie Europe

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Breathing New Life Into European Defense
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U.S. President Donald Trump's mixed signals on defense guarantees to Europe have played into the hands of those on the continent who feel that the EU remains incomplete as long as NATO acts as the ultimate guarantor of European security. Adherents to ...
Unease in Brussels over Trump's Poland visitCNBC
Polish official: European joint procurement must be balancedDefenseNews.com

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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:10:37 GMT Brexit could blow €20bn hole in EU budget, warns European commissioner - The Guardian

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Brexit could blow €20bn hole in EU budget, warns European commissioner
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Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for the budget, said the loss to the bloc had to be acknowledged, and big decisions made about the scale of the its ambitions after March 2019. “We won't have the UK with us any more, but they were net ...
An EU budget fit for tomorrow: Commission opens debate on future of EU financesEU News
Brexit 'will blow hole in budget', EU commissioner warnsBBC News
Brexit could blow a €20 billion black hole in the EU's budgetMarkets Insider
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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:36:10 GMT Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches - BBC News

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Inmarsat's European short-haul wi-fi spacecraft launches
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A new Europe-wide wi-fi service for aeroplanes came a step closer on Wednesday night with the launch of a key satellite from French Guiana. Airline passengers will soon be able to connect to the internet either through this spacecraft or a ...

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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:15:38 GMT Commission launches a new pan-European personal pensions label to help consumers save for retirement - EU News

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Commission launches a new pan-European personal pensions label to help consumers save for retirement
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Today's proposal will provide pension providers with the tools to offer a simple and innovative pan-European personal pension product (PEPP). This new type of voluntary personal pension is designed to give savers more choice when they are putting money ...
EU unveils plans for pan-European pensionFinancial Times
EU Aims to Hike Old-Age Protection with Proposal for Pan-Europe Pension ProductInsurance Journal
Dombrovskis: 'There is appetite for a pan-European pensions product'EURACTIV
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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:04:03 GMT Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in EU Antitrust Ruling - New York Times

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Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in EU Antitrust Ruling
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Margrethe Vestager, the European Union antitrust chief, in Brussels on Tuesday. In addition to the Google case, she has previously demanded that Apple pay $14.5 billion in back taxes in Ireland, opened an investigation into Amazon's tax practices in ...
What the EU antitrust ruling could mean for Google searchThe Verge
Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage ...EU News
The European Union levies a record fine of €2.4bn against GoogleThe Economist
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 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:50:42 GMT Irish in Europe: How important is the EU to you? - Irish Times

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Irish in Europe: How important is the EU to you?
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Irish Times Abroad is seeking personal submissions from our readers living in other European countries. How does it feel to be an EU citizen residing in a country other than Ireland in 2017? What does the EU mean to you, and your ability to travel and ...

 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:26:00 GMT European Union: We're not biased against American companies - CNNMoney

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European Union: We're not biased against American companies
CNNMoney
But EU rules are clear. The European Commission can levy fines of up to 10% of a company's global annual turnover in antitrust cases. Google's (GOOGL, Tech30) global revenue last year was almost $90 billion, which means the maximum fine could have ...

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 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:13:44 GMT European markets close lower; Burberry down 3.4 % - CNBC

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European markets close lower; Burberry down 3.4 %
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The euro turned lower against the dollar, falling from a day's high, after media reports suggested that investors misjudged comments from President Mario Draghi of the ECB on Tuesday. At the end of the European session it had recovered ground, trading ...

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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:01:00 GMT EU inequality a threat requiring education and jobs - Irish Times

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EU inequality a threat requiring education and jobs
Irish Times
However, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi's message was indeed that Europe's growing inequality was a danger and a threat to social order. It needed to be tackled with education, innovation and investment in human capital ...
European markets close lower as ECB's Draghi defends easy policy; Schaeffler plunges 12%CNBC

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 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:02:22 GMT What the European Academy of Religion Says about Religion - Commonweal

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What the European Academy of Religion Says about Religion
Commonweal
Almost a thousand religion scholars gathered recently in Bologna, Italy, for the first conference of the newly established European Academy of Religion. Hosted by the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies, the conference drew attendees from ...


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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:43:57 +0200 Five convicted over murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov
Russian court convicts five Chechens in Boris Nemtsov murder trial.
 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:07:02 +0200 UK's new aircraft carrier is a 'convenient target', sneers Russia
Russia’s defence ministry has dismissed the UK’s new aircraft carrier as a “convenient, oversized target” and warned it not to come too close
 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:36:12 +0200 Smooth ride or obstacle course? We cycled four EU cities
Many Europeans have bikes in their garages, but only 8% use them as means of transport. The practice is drastically uneven across the EU. One in
 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:48:23 +0200 Watch: Police wrestle pensioner to ground in parking dispute
This is the moment police wrestled a Spanish pensioner to the ground after he refused to pay a fine. Police said the man, 70, had also pushed a
 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:26:17 +0200 iPhone ten years of revolution
iPhone a ten-year-old revolutionary
 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:20:46 +0200 Which is Europe's loneliest country?
New statistics reveal that 6% of Europeans have nobody to turn to in trouble or to confide in.

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 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:30:00 GMT Background - 33rd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session
The 33rd plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will take place in St. Julian’s, Malta, from 19 to 21 June 2017.

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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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 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States
Significant differences can be observed across the European Union (EU) regarding the sector in which government debt is held. Among Member States for which data are available, the share of public debt held by non-residents in 2016 was highest in Cyprus (79%), followed by Latvia (72%), Austria (71%), Finland (70%) and Lithuania (69%).
 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Job vacancy rate at 1.9% in both euro area and EU28
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 1.7% recorded in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was also 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 1.8% recorded in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016.
 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area
In April 2017 compared with March 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19), while it remained stable in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2017, production in construction fell by 1.1% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.
 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Annual inflation down to 1.4% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.4% in May 2017, down from 1.9% in April. In May 2016 the rate was -0.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in May 2017, down from 2.0% in April. A year earlier the rate was -0.1%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:57:00 UT Artificial brain helps Gaia catch speeding stars
With the help of software that mimics a human brain, ESA's Gaia satellite spotted six stars zipping at high speed from the centre of our Galaxy to its outskirts. This could provide key information about some of the most obscure regions of the Milky Way.
 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:17:00 UT Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA's Science programme, while the PLATO exoplanet hunter moves into development.
 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:09:00 UT New catalogues for Herschel legacy archive
Two new catalogues, based on data from ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, have been released to the scientific community. The point source catalogues are examples of a new type of data product from two of Herschel's instruments, SPIRE and PACS. These catalogues are part of the lasting legacy of the Herschel mission, and will further facilitate data exploitation and drive ongoing research.
 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:36:00 UT LISA Pathfinder to conclude trailblazing mission
After sixteen months of science operations, LISA Pathfinder will complete its mission on 30 June, having successfully demonstrated the technology to build ESA's future space observatory of gravitational waves.

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 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-06-27T22:00:00Z European Health Insurance Card: 40% of insured Europeans have one
More than 200 million Europeans have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is around 40% of the total insured population in the reporting Member States, according to the latest available figures for 2015. The card is valid in the 28 EU countries plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-06-21T22:00:00Z Recent social policy developments in Cyprus, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands and Poland
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social policy developments in Cyprus, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Netherlands and Poland:

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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:27:00 GMT "Roaming in the EU" Photo Contest
The Commission has launched an online summer photo contest to celebrate the end of roaming charges in the EU.
 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:16:44 GMT EU Code Week's is celebrating its 5th birthday on 7-22 October – get ready, join in and learn how to create with code!
Europe is skilling up in digital - the fifth edition of EU Code Week will take place 7-22 October 2017. Join the celebrations and learn how to express yourself with code. Create an app, a game, a website, make an interactive story or why not tinker with some hardware or make a robot move? Organise coding events for your parents, grandparents, friends or children and colleagues and help them understand and become active in our digital world.

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 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Reshaping aquaculture with healthier, cleaner ocean farms
An innovative start-up is finalising the development of open-ocean fish farming technology that could reshape the global aquaculture industry, enabling farmers to raise larger quantities of fish in healthier, more natural conditions while minimising environmental impacts.
 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Origins of the (stone fruit) species
As global competition for fresh and processed fruit increases, breeders and producers also have to deal with the effects of climate change and more pathogens, especially sharka disease, appearing in their orchards. EU-funded research traced the origins of stone fruits to discover genetic clues for better disease resistance.
 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Model approach to organic fish farming
Organic aquaculture production is much in demand, but some traditional fish farmers may need guidance on how to make the switch. The ECOFISH project is developing a model and guide that provide just that, helping to set producers on the path to sustainability and added value.
 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Forest study helps Europe prepare for climate change
An EU-funded project tracked tree growth and carbon emissions in forests across Europe and South Africa, drawing lessons for the sustainable management of Europe's more temperate, but warming, forests.

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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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