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 Fri, 27 May 2016 22:33:17 GMT EU DOES want a United States of Europe and the PROOF is the EURO, blasts Lord Owen - Express.co.uk

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EU DOES want a United States of Europe and the PROOF is the EURO, blasts Lord Owen
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Lord Owens, who served as foreign secretary in the 1970s, said the single currency showed Brussels bureaucrats are trying to create a unified European state. Speaking at a Ukip event alongside MEP William Dartmouth, the former Labour minister said ...

 Fri, 27 May 2016 21:26:00 GMT EU leaders are planning a post-Brexit future without the UK - The Independent

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EU leaders are planning a post-Brexit future without the UK
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The leaders of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and other core members are likely to “double down” on closer union, the Financial Times reported, amid concern that Brexit could encourage separatist sentiments in other EU states. Officials expect a ...
The real danger isn't Brexit. It's EU break-upThe Guardian
Europe 2.0? The EU After The British ReferendumSocial Europe
China says EU membership UK's choice, but hopes for strong EuropeReuters
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 Thu, 26 May 2016 21:01:33 GMT Block migrant quotas and lose EU funding, eastern Europe warned - Telegraph.co.uk

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Block migrant quotas and lose EU funding, eastern Europe warned
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Eastern European countries face being stripped of billions of pounds of EU funding as reprisal for refusing to take part in Jean-Claude Juncker's controversial system of refugee quotas. The "solidarity" that rich countries show former communist ...

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 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:07:46 GMT EU wants quota of European films on providers like Netflix - Yahoo News

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EU wants quota of European films on providers like Netflix
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European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, left, speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The European Union has unveiled proposals to make it easier to buy ...
EU pushes for Netflix to have 20% European content in European nations where it operatesCBC.ca
EU pressures Netflix, Amazon to invest in European programmingUSA TODAY
Netflix and Amazon must guarantee 20% of content is EuropeanThe Guardian
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 Thu, 26 May 2016 05:53:00 GMT EU Referendum: Boris Johnson's views on Europe 'not in line with reality,' says Jean-Claude Juncker - Telegraph.co.uk

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EU Referendum: Boris Johnson's views on Europe 'not in line with reality,' says Jean-Claude Juncker
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Boris Johnson's views of the EU are not "in line with reality", European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has suggested. Mr Juncker criticised Mr Johnson for comparing the EU to Hitler and suggested that the former mayor of London visits ...
Boris Johnson as PM is 'horror scenario', says Juncker EU aideThe Guardian
President Jean-Claude Juncker's remarks at the joint press briefing with European Council President Tusk ahead of ...EU News
European Commission president tells ITV News Boris Johnson's view of EU is 'out of line with reality'ITV News
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 Sat, 28 May 2016 12:52:03 GMT Britain 'needs to be in' EU to make Europe more democratic - Belfast Telegraph

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Britain 'needs to be in' EU to make Europe more democratic
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"Voting to leave the European Union will only benefit a national oligarchy and class which is particularly keen on ruling over the British people completely and utterly undemocratically." Referring to the issue of migration, often brought up in EU ...
Varoufakis, McDonnell and Lucas make 'radical' case for remaining in EUThe Guardian
Yanis Varoufakis: Britain can 'reclaim democracy' by staying in EUITV News

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 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:39:47 GMT Turkey threatens to suspend agreements with EU - Stars and Stripes

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Turkey threatens to suspend agreements with EU
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ANKARA, Turkey — German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's president on Monday that Ankara must fulfill all the European Union's conditions to secure visa-free travel for its citizens, but Turkey responded that it would suspend agreements with the ...

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 07:06:49 GMT Are EU having a laugh? Europe passes hopeless cyber-commerce rules - The Register

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Are EU having a laugh? Europe passes hopeless cyber-commerce rules
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Analysis The European Commission (EC) has approved a series of ecommerce rules designed to make Europe more competitive online. In true European fashion however, the proposals contain a lengthy series of inconsistent compromises and avoid ...

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 Sat, 28 May 2016 07:01:10 GMT Brexit is an empire-era trick. Only the radical case for Europe makes sense - The Guardian

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Brexit is an empire-era trick. Only the radical case for Europe makes sense
The Guardian
In any case, the British establishment will never let go of the single market (even if voters choose to leave the EU). And that ensures there is, in fact, no escape from the union's regulatory framework. On migration we are concerned that the ...

 Sun, 22 May 2016 14:40:01 GMT Britain says Turkey 'decades' from joining the EU - Hurriyet Daily News

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Britain says Turkey 'decades' from joining the EU
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Writing in the Sunday Express newspaper, Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU, anti-mass immigration UK Independence Party, said that to stay in the EU "would mean not just net migration at the current record high levels, but at rates even higher" in ...
Minister claims terrorists will flock to Britain if UK votes to stay in EUExpress.co.uk

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 Sat, 28 May 2016 18:29:42 +0200 France's fuel crisis better but not yet over
* Ministers, oil industry meet in Paris * Six of the country's eight refineries affected * Strike action prolonged until next week *What has…
 Sat, 28 May 2016 16:22:40 +0200 Iran swears in its tenth parliament
*What is happening?* Iran has opened its tenth parliament. Newly-elected members of the 290-seat chamber took the oath of office as the…
 Sat, 28 May 2016 16:12:38 +0200 Champions League: Milan gears up for ding-dong Madrid derby
Another Champions league final and another Madrid ding-dong derby. The tension is at fever pitch in Milan as it prepares to host European…
 Sat, 28 May 2016 14:51:20 +0200 Champions League: Spain feels the pain
Madrid will come to a standstill for 90 minutes on Saturday evening as the Spanish capital's two teams go head-to-head in Milan in the final of the…
 Sat, 28 May 2016 11:14:30 +0200 Zika virus: WHO rejects demands to move Rio Olympics
The World Health Organization has rejected demands for this summer's Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed due to the Zika virus. The move by the UN…
 Sat, 28 May 2016 10:34:09 +0200 Football fans warm up for Champions League final
Football supporters have been taking in the atmosphere of Milan, ahead of Saturday evening's Champions League final between Real Madrid and their…

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:00 CEST EU welcomes outcome of G7 summit in Japan

The EU led efforts for an ambitious G7 declaration that reflects global political will to boost economic resilience, tackle the global migration challenge and fight terrorism among others.

 Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:00 CEST EU action leads to further improved quality of bathing water

Forty years of investments have improved Europe’s bathing water. The "Bathing Water Report for 2016" shows that thanks to EU action the quality of bathing water has improved continuously over time leading to 96 % of monitored bathing sites in the EU meeting the high standards for water quality.


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 Fri, 27 May 2016 07:10:00 GMT Article - Open day: visit the European Parliament in Brussels on Saturday
General : Always have been curious about the European Parliament? This Saturday you have the chance to visit it during the open day of the European institutions in Brussels. You have the opportunity to take part in competitions, debates and cultural activities as well as find out how the institution that represents you operates.

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 Thu, 26 May 2016 14:56:00 GMT Article - Breaking down barriers: giving consumers equal access to online products
Plenary sessions : The internet is meant to give you unlimited access to knowledge, yet when you are shopping online, you could be prevented from purchasing a product or service because of where you live. The European Commission has proposed new rules to make an end to the unjustified use of the practice known as geo-blocking as well as ways to create a genuine digital single market in Europe. MEPs debated the plans in plenary on 25 May.

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Household electricity prices rose by 2.4% while household gas prices fell by 1.7%
In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices rose by 2.4% on average between the second half of 2014 and the second half of 2015 to reach €21.1 per 100 kWh. Since 2008, electricity prices in the EU have risen by 33%. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the second half of 2015 ranged from below €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark.
 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 18% of unemployed persons in the EU found a job
Out of all persons in the European Union (EU) who were unemployed in the third quarter 2015, 64.0% (12.5 million persons) remained unemployed in the fourth quarter 2015, while 17.7% (3.5 million) moved into employment and 18.4% (3.6 million) towards economic inactivity in Q4 2015.
 Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 One death out of three in the EU could have been avoided in the light of current medical knowledge and technology
In the European Union (EU), 1.7 million persons aged less than 75 died in 2013. Among them, around 577 500 deaths (or 33.7% of total deaths) could be considered as premature, as they could have been avoided in the light of medical knowledge and technology. Heart attacks (184 800 deaths) and strokes (almost 94 000 deaths) accounted together for almost half (48%) of these total avoidable causes of death of people aged less than 75.
 Fri, 20 May 2016 11:00:00 +0200 EU28 current account surplus €17.6 bn
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €17.6 billion in March 2016, compared with surpluses of €10.7 bn in February 2016 and €7.7 bn in March 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 13:46:00 UT Rosetta's comet contains ingredients for life
Ingredients regarded as crucial for the origin of life on Earth have been discovered at the comet that ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has been probing for almost two years.
 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:42:00 UT Hubble finds clues to the birth of supermassive black holes [heic1610]
Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed. Using data from Hubble and two other space telescopes, Italian researchers have found the best evidence yet for the seeds that ultimately grow into these cosmic giants.
 Mon, 23 May 2016 10:14:00 UT Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?
Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions may be linked to space weather, say Mars Express scientists.
 Tue, 17 May 2016 14:20:00 UT Students taste life as a space scientist in Cassini competition
Over the past 12 years, the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission has made numerous exciting discoveries and returned many stunning images of the Saturnian system. Saturn, its moons, and rings provide the inspiration behind the 'Cassini scientist for a day' competition that is designed to give school students a taste of life as a space scientist. More than 900 students from across Europe participated in the 2015–2016 competition and the winners have now been selected.

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 Thu, 26 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-05-26T22:00:00Z New European Platform tackles undeclared work
The European Commission joins forces with Member States and stakeholders in a further step to fight social dumping and to ensure fairness on the European labour market.
 Wed, 25 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-05-25T22:00:00Z Social Agenda n°44– Integrating refugees
Ahead of the European Commission adopting an action plan on the integration of third country nationals (i.e. from outside the EU), this new issue of Social Agenda looks at the refugee issue from an employment, social affairs and inclusion angle.

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 14:28:21 GMT First-Ever EU Institutional Maker Faire
The EU institutions are hosting the first-ever EU Institutional Maker Faire, which will feature makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life.
 Fri, 27 May 2016 14:24:00 GMT Digital technologies' contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
Mr Andrus ANSIP, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market, has invited high level guests to the European Development Days for a panel debate on Digital technologies' contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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 Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Amputees to benefit from advanced prosthetics control
A breakthrough in prosthetics technology by EU-funded researchers will provide amputees with clinically and commercially viable artificial limbs offering intuitive, proportional and simultaneous control of hand, wrist and elbow movements in the near future.
 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT A picture is worth 1 000 words
Digital forensics for images and videos is growing in importance - the tool can be used to catch criminals and track copyright infringement. EU-funded researchers have developed new techniques to advance the science - this could be a big help for law enforcement and a boost to industry competitiveness.
 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Engaging young people in politics for a more peaceful Europe
Political cynicism and alienation, as well as moves towards violent extremism, threaten the values that underpin democracy. EU-funded research reveals how we can engage young people in peaceful civic and political processes.
 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Reading glasses relegated to the museum case?
As people age, the more likely they are to be reaching for their reading glasses due to failing near sight or presbyopia. But thanks to EU research, contact lenses providing correct vision at all distances could be on the horizon.

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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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