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 Thu, 05 May 2016 19:33:32 GMT Depression reigns as EU presidents debate future of Europe - Reuters

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Depression reigns as EU presidents debate future of Europe
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Schulz joined European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk for a debate on the future of Europe in the room where the Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, which laid the foundations of today's European ...
EU has 'too many part-time Europeans' - JunckerBBC News
EU chieftains bemoan European disunityFT.com (blog)
EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion'Washington Post
Telegraph.co.uk
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 Fri, 06 May 2016 04:05:54 GMT Why pro-Europeans should back Brexit – to save Europe from the EU - City A.M.

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Why pro-Europeans should back Brexit – to save Europe from the EU
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The EU could not accommodate our desire for reform, we were told, because to do so would have opened the floodgates to further demands from across our beleaguered continent. After all, had the UK managed to negotiate a good deal with the EU, any of ...

 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:06:56 GMT European Union Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Turks - New York Times

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European Union Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Turks
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BRUSSELS — The European Union authorities proposed visa-free travel in the bloc for Turkish citizens on Wednesday, a significant step for the group of 28 nations as it struggles to come to terms with the migrant crisis and hew to its humanitarian values.
'It's a HUGE error...the EU has rolled over to Turkey' EU opens door to 79M from TurkeyExpress.co.uk
EU backs Turkey visa deal, but says conditions must be metBBC News
Migrant crisis: EU Commission 'to back' Turkey visa dealBBC News
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 Fri, 06 May 2016 08:07:20 GMT Europe Today: The EU proposes new channel to up its 'Blame Russia' game - RT

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Europe Today: The EU proposes new channel to up its 'Blame Russia' game
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Now, the latest attempt to pin all the EU's failings on Russia is a "Europe Today" TV channel. Whatever this enterprise is supposed to be, it has been proposed by Elmar Brok, the German head of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs ...

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 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32:47 GMT United Europe 'an illusion': Top 3 EU politicians paint grim picture of bloc's future - RT

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United Europe 'an illusion': Top 3 EU politicians paint grim picture of bloc's future
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European Union President Donald Tusk, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament were all scathing of government leaders across the EU, due to their inability to compromise and ...

 Tue, 03 May 2016 10:03:20 GMT Capital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups - EU News

Capital Markets Union: Commission supports crowdfunding as alternative source of finance for Europe's start-ups
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Supporting innovative ways of connecting savings to growth and diversifying the funding sources for European businesses is crucial to improving growth and job creation in Europe. The report finds that crowdfunding remains relatively small but is ...

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 Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:35 GMT Europe Day: visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg - European Parliament (press release)

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Europe Day: visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg
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The European Parliament in Strasbourg opens its doors to the public on 8 May, giving you the chance to visit the building and enjoy a range of activities to mark Europe Day. It is also an opportunity to find out more about the European Union and the ...

 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:21:00 GMT Europe Refugee Crisis: Germany Expects Turkey To Stick To EU Deal After PM Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu's Resignation - International Business Times

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Europe Refugee Crisis: Germany Expects Turkey To Stick To EU Deal After PM Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu's Resignation
International Business Times
Germany expects Turkey to remain committed to the deal with the European Union aimed at curbing the entry of refugees and migrants to the bloc despite Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu's resignation, a German government spokesman said Friday.
Turkey-EU refugees deal may be biggest casualty of ErdoÄŸan supremacyThe Guardian
Turkish power struggle threatens EU migrant dealFinancial Times
No room for moderatesThe Economist
Sputnik International
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 Wed, 04 May 2016 01:44:00 GMT EU was designed to be United States of Europe, Brussels founder claims in shock interview - Express.co.uk

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EU was designed to be United States of Europe, Brussels founder claims in shock interview
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Georges Berthoin, a surviving member of the European coal and steel commission cabinet, has revealed the initial idea of the EU was to create a closer union. The cabinet was the first step towards a federation of Europe and set up in 1952. But the EU ...

 Wed, 04 May 2016 13:51:12 GMT European Court of Justice Upholds Strict Rules on Tobacco - New York Times

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European Court of Justice Upholds Strict Rules on Tobacco
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PARIS — Europe's highest court upheld tough new tobacco rules on Wednesday, finding that the European Union had the legal right to place restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes and to adopt rules requiring cigarette packs to carry graphic ...
European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packagingWashington Post
European Court of Justice rules against big tobaccoDeutsche Welle
EU Court Backs Tough New Antismoking LawWall Street Journal

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 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:30:12 GMT Iraq PM warns political crisis could harm fight against ISIL
Iraq's Prime Minister has warned that a political crisis gripping the country could harm the war against ISIL militants. Grappling to retain…






 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:38:51 GMT G5 unites to tackle tax evasion
The UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy are to unite to tackle tax evasion in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations. Europe's top five…






 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:52:27 GMT Belgium's transport minister quits amid accusations over Brussels Airport security
Belgium's Transport Minister has resigned amid a row over airport security. Jacqueline Galant quit over claims she neglected EU reports that…






 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:34:34 GMT The aftermath of Japan's deadly earthquake
Flattened houses and rubble were scattered in southern Japan on Friday, a day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit, killing at least nine…






 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:30:31 GMT FYROM: early election to be held on June 5
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has announced an early parliamentary election is to be held on June 5. The decision follows months of…






 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:28:50 GMT FYROM: early election to be held on June 5
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has announced an early parliamentary election is to be held on June 5. The decision follows months of…







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 Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:00 CEST Towards a sustainable and fair Common European Asylum System

The Commission makes legislative proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System. It also opens the way for a decision on visa-free travel for citizens of Turkey by June and takes next steps towards lifting temporary internal border controls.

 Tue, 03 May 2016 12:00:00 CEST World Press Freedom Day 2016

The Commission marks the World Press Freedom Day with the announcement of a colloquium on media pluralism and democracy, by issuing a statement by High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and an article by Commissioner Oettinger.


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 Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:00 GMT Article - Europe Day: visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg
General : The European Parliament in Strasbourg opens its doors to the public on 8 May, giving you the chance to visit the building and enjoy a range of activities to mark Europe Day. It is also an opportunity to find out more about the European Union and the Parliament and how it works.

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 13:40:00 GMT Press release - Visa liberalisation: Turkey must meet all benchmarks before EP can vote
General : The European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) today debated the package of proposals adopted by Commission on refugee and migration policies. This package appears to be a balanced and comprehensive one.

Source : © European Union, 2016 - EP

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Volume of retail trade down by 0.5% in euro area
In March 2016 compared with February 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February the retail trade volume rose by 0.3% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28.
 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Over a million persons died in the EU from a heart attack or a stroke
In the European Union (EU) in 2013, heart attacks (around 644 000 deaths) and strokes (almost 433 000 deaths) were the cause of death for almost 1.1 million persons, accounting for slightly more than 1 in 5 deaths (21.6%). Since 2000 however, the share of both fatal heart attacks and fatal strokes has continuously decreased in the EU, from being responsible for 16.6% and 11.5% respectively of all deaths in 2000, to 12.9% and 8.7% in 2013.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 In 2015, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have slightly increased compared with 2014
Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities. Various EU energy efficiency initiatives aim to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Industrial producer prices up by 0.3% in euro area
In March 2016, compared with February 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2016 prices fell by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU28. In March 2016, compared with March 2015, industrial producer prices decreased by 4.2% in the euro area and by 4.1% in the EU28.

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 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:06:00 UT Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme (M5)
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M5).
 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:52:00 UT Powerful winds spotted from mysterious X-ray binaries
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:00:00 UT Profile of a methane sea on Titan
Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons – and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.
 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:19:00 UT Space Microscope to test universality of freefall
France's Microscope satellite, carrying a set of ESA high-tech thrusters, lifted off last night from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, taking advantage of the same Soyuz launch that took the EU's Sentinel-1B into orbit.

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-05-04T22:00:00Z Commission proposes €1.8 million from Globalisation Fund to Belgium
The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €1.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 488 workers made redundant by several manufacturers of construction machinery in the province of Hainaut (Wallonia, Belgium).
 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-05-03T22:00:00Z Part-time work: A divided Europe
An increasing number of Europeans are working part-time. This can be a positive development if it means that people can choose more freely the balance between work and other pursuits – and between income and leisure – or if it brings employment opportunities to people who were previously excluded from the labour market: such as mothers, older workers, and students.

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 Fri, 06 May 2016 10:41:00 GMT Supercomputing: a key cornerstone of the data-driven European economy
The nature of computing is changing with an increasing number of data-intensive critical applications: by 2020, 25 billion devices will be connected and will generate over two zettabytes of traffic every year. In the face of these growing needs, the EU aims to see a supercomputer based on homegrown technology among the world top three by 2022. More than EUR 700 million have already been committed for HPC-related activities, and EU researchers are already taking huge steps to bridge the gap between technical capacity and industry needs.
 Wed, 04 May 2016 14:24:51 GMT We cannot be complacent on media freedom
Europe has a good record when it comes to the freedom of the media. But the situation is far from perfect.

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 Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT An empirical approach to climate change adaptation
From freak winter storms to summer floods and multi-year droughts, climate change is having an intensifying impact across Europe. Effective adaptation will be essential for countries, societies and industries as they seek to minimise the negative effects and perhaps even harness the potential benefits of a changing climate, according to EU-funded researchers.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Say cheese: the whey forward in renewable plastics
Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project is working on using these by-products in laminated cardboard for food packaging.
 Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Simple apps transform advanced manufacturing
EU researchers have developed a new model for collecting data across the manufacturing life cycle and storing it all in one place. Accessing this data, prototype apps have helped to improve metrics by nearly 90 % in SME advanced manufacturing trials, hinting at how apps could transform this sector in Europe.
 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Driving up the appeal of hybrid vehicles
EU-funded project ECOCHAMPS aims to make hybrid vehicles more attractive to buyers by developing ways to improve their performance and lower prices - increasing Europe's competitiveness in the market.

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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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