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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:06:13 GMT European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and EU, raising fears of transatlantic split - Washington Post

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European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and EU, raising fears of transatlantic split
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — European leaders grappled with the jolting reality of President-elect Donald Trump's skepticism of the European Union on Monday, saying they might have to stand without the United States at their side during the Trump presidency.
European Leaders Worried By Trump's Comments On NATO, EUNPR
Trump just threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance as we know itVox
Donald Trump's NATO, EU comments spark fury, fear across EuropeWashington Times
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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:32:00 GMT Guy Verhofstadt on Theresa May, Brexit and Europe's Future - TIME

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Guy Verhofstadt on Theresa May, Brexit and Europe's Future
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Frederick Florin—AFP/Getty Images Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group leader and Belgian member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt looks on during the election for the office of the President at the European Parliament ...
May praised for "Churchillian" vision as Europe talks tough on BrexitTelegraph.co.uk
In 'Brexit' Speech, Theresa May Outlines Clean Break for UKNew York Times
How Europe's newspapers reacted to Theresa May's Brexit speechThe Independent (registration)
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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:35:03 GMT Serbian PM Vucic: 'EU still the best place to belong to' - Deutsche Welle

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Serbian PM Vucic: 'EU still the best place to belong to'
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We solve all the other problems on a daily basis and I think we showed solidarity with the migrants. We accepted the quota system (for the distribution of refugees in Europe) proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which many EU members refused.

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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:17:50 GMT New European Parliament president 'fearless proponent of EU-Israel ties' - Jerusalem Post Israel News

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New European Parliament president 'fearless proponent of EU-Israel ties'
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Newly elected European Parliament's President Antonio Tajani attends a debate on the priorities of the incoming Malta Presidency of the EU for the next six months at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, January 18, 2017.. (photo ...
European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new presidentBBC News
Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament's New PresidentNew York Times
Italian conservative Tajani wins race to head European ParliamentFRANCE 24
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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:05:25 GMT Europe gets ready for Donald Trump - The Economist

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Europe gets ready for Donald Trump
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JUST over a year ago Barack Obama decided that the European Union needed his help. His advisers devised a strategy to bolster America's European allies, incorporating transatlantic visits, political theatre and pep talks. Mr Obama talked of the dangers ...
Trump and Europe: Dilemmas of discontinuityEuropean Council on Foreign Relations
As Europe braces for the Trump era, a showdown looms over valuesWashington Post
European hackles - more than hopes - are up as Trump takes officeDeutsche Welle
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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:01:22 GMT Campaigners call on EU to halve food waste by 2030 - The Guardian

Campaigners call on EU to halve food waste by 2030
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People are being urged to support calls by a major pan-European group to halve 'farm to fork' food waste in Europe by 2030, on the eve of a landmark vote later this month. The European parliament's environment committee will vote on new regulations on ...

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:03:00 GMT Pan-European trade body Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) to scrutinise Brexit impact for EU, as ... - City A.M.

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Pan-European trade body Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) to scrutinise Brexit impact for EU, as ...
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Now, Sky News has reported the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has commissioned Boston Consulting Group to take a closer look at what the effects of this will be, including how best to minimise any downsides for EU member states.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:12:27 GMT Freeze out London and Europe suffers, mayor Khan warns EU over Brexit - The Straits Times

Freeze out London and Europe suffers, mayor Khan warns EU over Brexit
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DAVOS (Bloomberg) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned European Union leaders that their countries will suffer if the British capital is not allowed privileged access to the bloc's single market after Brexit. Financial-services companies, their taxes and ...

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:52:06 GMT Ukip MEP blasts EU Parliament over Europe's economic illiteracy ... - Express.co.uk

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Ukip MEP blasts EU Parliament over Europe's economic illiteracy ...
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EUROPEAN business will soon flock to the City of London in an attempt to escape the European Union's fiscal failures, a Ukip MEP claimed in a passionate rant ...

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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:11:55 GMT European Leaders Cautious About Region's Economic Recovery - Wall Street Journal

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European Leaders Cautious About Region's Economic Recovery
Wall Street Journal
DAVOS, Switzerland—In a clear break with upbeat sentiment among U.S. executives, European corporate leaders and policy makers gathered here expressed concern that an antiestablishment wave amid a string of important national elections could ...

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:02:30 +0100 Iran: rescue work continues into night after Tehran building collapse
Rescue operations continued late on Thursday in the Iranian capital Tehran following the collapse of a shopping centre which had caught fire.
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:13:42 +0100 Milking it: Instagram account posts images of nipples to challenge gender norms
Genderless Nipples aims to topple 'sexist' social media censorship by challenging people to guess the difference between male and female teats.
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:53:35 +0100 EuroLeague: Holders CSKA dominate Brose Bamberg for 14th win of the season
Round 18 of the EuroLeague regular season got underway on Thursday evening and defending champions CSKA continued to set the pace at the summit of the standings with their latest victory coming agains
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:04:42 +0100 Martin McGuinness quits politics due to serious illness
Martin McGuinness former IRA leader quits politics
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:56:09 +0100 Security concerns shiver through Davos as Trump takes centre stage
What of global security under Donald Trump?
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:24:58 +0100 Sailing: Frenchman Le Cleac'h holds off Brit Thomson to win Vendee Globe
French skipper Armel Le Cleac’h held off Britain’s Alex Thomson to win the gruelling solo round-the-world Vendee Globe sailing race.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:18:00 GMT Article - Workers' rights: "Labour laws need updating to cover new forms of employment"
Plenary sessions : Workers' rights are increasingly coming under pressure due to developments such as global competition and the digital revolution. The European Commission is working on plans to improve the situation. On 19 January MEPs adopted a report stating that workers in new type of jobs should be covered by labour laws. We talked to report author Maria JoĂŁo Rodrigues, a Portuguese member of the S&D group, on how to create fair and functioning labour markets and welfare systems.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:01:00 GMT Press release - Statement by President Tajani on the recent earthquakes in Italy
Plenary sessions : The newly elected President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani expressed Parliament's solidarity with the victims and their families of a number of recent earthquakes in Italy and the avalanche which engulfed a hotel on Wednesday.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100 House prices up by 3.4% in the euro area
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.4% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100 EU28 current account surplus €15.8 bn
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €15.8 bn in November 2016, compared with surpluses of €15.0 bn in October 2016 and €10.1 bn in November 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28
In November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2016, production in construction grew by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.
 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Annual inflation up to 1.1% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.1% in December 2016, up from 0.6% in November. In December 2015 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.2% in December 2016, up from 0.6% in November. A year earlier the rate was 0.2%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:54:00 UT ESA Planetary Science Archive gets a new look
Today, ESA launches a new version of its Planetary Science Archive (PSA) website, the online interface to data from the agency's space science missions that have been exploring planets, moons and other small bodies in the Solar System. With a new design and enhanced search functionalities, the platform now provides a direct and simple access to the scientific data, helping scientists to discover and explore the archive content.
 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:06:00 UT Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite [heic1623]
The sheer observing power of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is rarely better illustrated than in an image such as this. This glowing pink nebula, named NGC 248, is located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, just under 200 000 light-years away and yet can still be seen in great detail.
 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:40:00 UT Rosetta's last words: science descending to a comet
On 30 September 2016, at 11:19:37 UTC in ESA's mission control, Rosetta's signal flat-lined, confirming that the spacecraft had completed its incredible mission on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko some 40 minutes earlier and 720 million km from Earth. Rosetta was working up to the very end, collecting reams of science data as it descended towards a region of pits in the Ma'at region on the comet's 'head'.
 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:30:00 UT LISA Pathfinder's pioneering mission continues
On 7 December, LISA Pathfinder started the extended phase of its mission, an additional six months during which scientists and engineers will push the experiment to its limits in preparation for ESA's future space observatory of gravitational waves.

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 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT2017-01-11T23:00:00Z The Youth Guarantee in practice: Theodora’s traineeship leads to employment
Having studied banking, insurance and social security at university, Theodora Dobreva was looking forward to putting what she’d learned to good use in her career. Instead, she found herself working basic and low-paid jobs in fields that didn’t interest her. “I was disappointed because this wasn’t what I had studied for,” she says.
 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT2017-01-09T23:00:00Z Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers
Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.

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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:15:32 GMT Lithuanian legislation on access to and re-use of public sector information - English translation
The attached document contains the English working translation established by Commission services of the Lithuanian 2016 recast of access and re-use legislation notified as implementing measure for Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information as amended by Directive 2013/37/EU ('PSI Directive').
 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:11:06 GMT Lithuanian legislation on access to and re-use of public sector information 2016 - original language version
The attached document contains the Lithuanian language version of legislation on access to and re-use of public sector information notified in order to transpose Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information as amended by Directive 2013/37/EU ('PSI Directive').

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Understanding cancer progression to improve treatment
As Europe's population ages, cancer has become the leading cause of death. Therapeutic targeting - changing the activity of a protein or nucleic acid with a stimulus - is of limited use because of the complexity of cancer: changes take place within the tumour cell itself, but also in the cell's microenvironment. An EU-funded project will increase understanding of cancer progression and provide the basis for new, targeted approaches.
 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT How the brain manipulates time to give us our sense of now
If you've ever seen those annoying lip-sync errors on TV when the video doesn't quite match up to the sound, did you also realise that your brain eventually adjusts the signal to improve your experience?
 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sailing towards market-ready, low-energy, zero-emission ships
Using a range of new technologies, EU-funded researchers are on a mission to create greener ships. They plan to cut fuel use and CO2 emissions by 25%, and other emissions (sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter) by 100%.
 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pooling expertise for better research in life and biomaterial sciences
EU-funded PhD programme INCIPIT is pooling expertise from different research institutes and non-academic partners, providing innovative training and transferable skills to researchers in the fields of life and biomaterial sciences.

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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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