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 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:18:49 GMT Brexit: Haunted Europe - Financial Times

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Brexit: Haunted Europe
Financial Times
Weeks before Britain's vote to leave the EU, Europe's centre-right political party leaders gathered in Luxembourg to hear a speech from Donald Tusk. Poland's former prime minister is president of the European Council, which brings together the bloc's ...
Germany's Merkel signals sober separation from EU 'partner' BritainReuters
Tough Choices and Hard Lessons for EU After 'Brexit' VoteNew York Times
The EU's biggest threat is the will of its peopleWashington Post
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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:16:16 GMT With or Without the EU, Europe Is Still Connected - New York Times

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With or Without the EU, Europe Is Still Connected
New York Times
Britain has voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote on Friday, the first country to ever leave the bloc. E.U. member states. Non-E.U. countries. Squares are sized according to the population of each country. Iceland. Sweden. Norway. Estonia ...
How will Brexit affect Britain's trade with Europe?The Guardian
Europe is fed up, it is simmering with rage. What now for the EU?Telegraph.co.uk
EU referendum: Europe's press gripped by Brexit dramaBBC News
Vox -Los Angeles Times
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 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:50:05 GMT Brexit vote divides Europe's leaders as splits emerge on timing of talks - The Guardian

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Brexit vote divides Europe's leaders as splits emerge on timing of talks
The Guardian
Divisions are opening among Europe's leaders over how to handle Britain's exit from the union, as the European parliament president called on the UK to “deliver now” on its Brexit vote but a key aide to Angela Merkel insisted London should “take the ...
EU Brexit referendum: UK 'must not delay leaving'BBC News

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 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:13:40 GMT EU referendum: Fear of populism haunts European press - BBC News

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EU referendum: Fear of populism haunts European press
BBC News
Digesting the UK's vote to leave the EU, papers across Europe call for radical change to counter what they see as a rising tide of populism and nationalism on the continent. "The EU needs a complete overhaul," says Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:32:57 GMT Europe needs united army, EU parliament committee head urges after Brexit - RT

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Europe needs united army, EU parliament committee head urges after Brexit
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The new armed forces could be modeled after the Franco-German model, making European foreign policy much more effective, Brok believes. “We need a common (military) headquarters and a coalition (of EU countries) acting in accordance with the ...

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 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:34:56 GMT More countries could follow UK out of the EU, says German finance ministry, as European leaders warn radical reform ... - Telegraph.co.uk

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More countries could follow UK out of the EU, says German finance ministry, as European leaders warn radical reform ...
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France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could all follow Britain out of the European Union in a rash of anti-Brussels rebellions, according to a paper prepared by the German finance ministry. The warning came in a document obtained by ...
EU referendum: What's next for Europe as divorce loomsCNN
EU referendum: Brexit sparks calls for other EU votesBBC News
END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after BrexitExpress.co.uk
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 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:25:58 GMT Many Point to Racist Undercurrent Behind UK Vote to Leave EU - Haaretz

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Many Point to Racist Undercurrent Behind UK Vote to Leave EU
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AP - Some leading British politicians and academics are interpreting Britain's choice to abandon the European Union as a deliberate decision to sacrifice economic stability in exchange for the right to stop the flow of immigrants — a decision, they ...

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:35 GMT 'A bad day for Europe': Brexit stuns EU leaders - Financial Times

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'A bad day for Europe': Brexit stuns EU leaders
Financial Times
“The danger from extremists and populists is immense,” said François Hollande, the French president, as he promised to strive for “deep change” at the EU. All over Europe, the Brexit result unleashed a wave of schadenfreude among EU leaders opposed to ...
Nexit, Frexit & Italeave: Brexit Reinvigorates Calls for Others to Leave EUHaaretz

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 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:48:46 GMT EU governments pile pressure on UK to leave as soon as possible - The Guardian

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EU governments pile pressure on UK to leave as soon as possible
The Guardian
Steinmeier told a press conference at the German foreign ministry guesthouse on the outskirts of Berlin that Cameron had a “responsibility beyond the UK” to initiate formal steps for Britain's exit and “give us a chance to engage with the European ...
Brexit: European Union founding states want divorce to start 'as soon as possible'ABC Online
European Leaders Tell a Dazed Britain to Get Going on 'Brexit'New York Times
Is the European Union in danger?Aljazeera.com
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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:05:26 GMT How did UK end up voting to leave the European Union? - The Guardian

The Guardian

How did UK end up voting to leave the European Union?
The Guardian
David Cameron was keen to move his party away from “banging on about Europe” after he became leader. But once in Downing Street, he found it impossible to resist pressure from his backbenchers to call a poll as the idea of leaving the EU gained wider ...

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 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:30:55 +0200 Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative People's Party wins Spanish general election
The conservative People's Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain's parliamentary election on Sunday, increasing…
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:35:21 +0200 Israel and Turkey to normalise ties
After three years of talks Israel and Turkey have reportedly agreed to restore ties. The Turkish Foreign Ministry had no immediate comment on the…
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:27:00 +0200 Turkish police detain LGBT activists after banning Gay Pride
Turkish riot police have detained seven LGBT activists who dared to celebrate Gay Pride Week in Istanbul. The police rapidly dispersed a group of…
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:01:47 +0200 French fans ecstatic after making the quarter finals
French fans went into ecstasy after beating Ireland and making it through to the quarter finals. In the fan zone at Lyon's Place Bellecour Irish…
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:33:18 +0200 Pope Francis leaves Armenia
On his last day in Armenia Pope Francis attended an open air liturgy in Etchmiadzin. Unusually the ceremony was led by the head of Armenia's main…
 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:22:34 +0200 Thousands attend inauguration of enlarged Panama Canal
After nine years of construction work, the enlarged Panama Canal has been officially inaugurated. A huge Chinese container ship passed through the…

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00:00 CEST Presidents of EU institutions agree statement on UK referendum

President Juncker has hosted a meeting in Brussels bringing together the Presidents of the European Parliament and European Council alongside the Dutch Prime Minister representing the Council Presidency. They published a joint statement on the UK referendum result.

 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 CEST President Juncker in official visit to Athens

On 21 June in Athens, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, met with Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and New Democracy leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.


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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:57:00 GMT Press release - Joint statement by Schulz, Tusk, Rutte and Juncker on UK referendum outcome
General : EP President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Friday morning in Brussels at the invitation of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement:

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:48:00 GMT Press release - President Schulz and political leaders' statements on UK referendum outcome
General : European Parliament President Martin Schulz and EP political group leaders made statements to the press on 24 June following an extraordinary meeting of Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) on the outcome of the UK's EU membership referendum on 23 June.

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 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Apples and tomatoes were the top fruit and vegetable produced in the EU in 2015
In the European Union (EU), just over 2.3 million hectares were devoted to the production of fruit and berries and a further 2.1 million hectares to the production of vegetables. With 636 000 hectares (or 27.1% of the EU total) devoted to the production of fruit, Spain was the leading EU Member State in terms of production area of fruit in 2015, while it was Italy (420 000 hectares, or 20.2%) for vegetables.
 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Long-term initial maturities largely prevail among EU Member States
With slightly more than a quarter (27%) of total government debt having a term below one year, Sweden registered in 2015 the highest proportion of short-term initial maturities of debt among the Member States for which data are available. Hungary (15%), Italy and Portugal (both 14%) as well as France (11%) also recorded shares of short-term maturity debt above 10%. At the opposite end of the scale, almost all debt was made up of long-term maturities in Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area job vacancy rate up to 1.7%
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.7% in the first quarter of 2016, up from 1.6% in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU28 was 1.8% in the first quarter of 2016, up from 1.7% in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2015.
 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area
In April 2016 compared with March 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and increased by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2016, production in construction fell by 1.0% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU28.

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:59:00 UT LISA Pathfinder completes first operations phase
On Saturday 25 June, the LISA Technology Package (LTP) – a European payload on ESA's LISA Pathfinder – completes its nominal operations phase, passing the baton to the Disturbance Reduction System, an additional experiment provided by NASA. This won't be the last time the European experiment is run – the recently approved mission extension will see the LTP back in action for seven months starting in November this year.
 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:13:00 UT Venus has potential – but not for water
ESA's Venus Express may have helped to explain the puzzling lack of water on Venus. The planet has a surprisingly strong electric field – the first time this has been measured at any planet – that is sufficient to deplete its upper atmosphere of oxygen, one of the components of water.
 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:15:00 UT LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations
ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.
 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:30:00 UT Hubble finds Universe may be expanding faster than expected [heic1611]
Astronomers have used Hubble to measure the distances to stars in nineteen galaxies more accurately than previously possible. They found that the Universe is currently expanding faster than the rate derived from measurements of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang. If confirmed, this apparent inconsistency may be an important clue to understanding three of the Universe's most elusive components: dark matter, dark energy and neutrinos.

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 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-06-21T22:00:00Z Restructuring the Hungarian social protection system: Evaluation of the 2015 decision to deliver benefits locally
Last year, the Hungarian government introduced an extensive reform of the social protection system, notably separating provisions for income and expense compensation.
 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-06-14T22:00:00Z Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?
One of the legacies of the crisis is an increased number of people at risk of poverty. These are people with household incomes below 60% of the median income in their country. The share of people at risk of poverty (or the ‘at-risk-of-poverty rate’, AROP) increased from 13.5 per cent in 2007 to 15.9 per cent in 2014 among the working-age population (20-64 years old) – a rise of almost 20% (EU average excluding Croatia and Malta).

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:45:00 GMT European Health Forum Gastein
This year's high-level conference will include a forum called "Reality meets Reality": Healthcare providers and professionals, citizens and policy makers recognise the need for changes in healthcare systems and, although slowly, they are consistently becoming part of everyday practice.
 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:31:00 GMT Smart farming receives the backing of the European Parliament
The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and especially the AIOTI working group on Smart farming and food security (WG06) welcomes the recent adoption by the European Parliament of two reports of much relevance to the mission of the group. WG06 contributed to the reports on “Enhancing innovation and economic development in future European farm management”. An explicit recognition of AIOTI is included in the European Parliament's report.

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 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Big HIV data opens new avenues to fight the disease
EU-funded project EuroCoord has advanced scientific understanding of HIV by bringing together patient data collected by over 100 institutions. The data are being mined for insight into better prevention and treatment strategies, including for vulnerable groups such as migrants and refugees.
 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Revealing Europe's submarine secrets - in 3D
A chance conversation with a marine archaeologist friend led to Charalambos Poullis joining a dive in Cyprus. The experience revealed the difficulties faced by underwater archaeologists, and set in motion a thought process that would lead him to apply for EU research funding and subsequently develop software enabling archaeologists to reproduce underwater artefacts.
 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT A fishy tale of more taste less waste
Here is a fishy tale for foodies and scientists: 'Smoked salmon is a speciality dish. Still it's hard to believe that certain desirable products can be made from leftovers with the help of a special bacteria!'.
 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Where next for European labour markets?
High unemployment rates, increasingly precarious jobs and industry restructuring are just some of the elements characterising today's labour markets. A network of EU-funded researchers is studying socio-economic and social trends to better understand current developments.

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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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