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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:00:21 GMT Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe' - The Guardian

Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe'
The Guardian
The City of London has warned that the loss of banking jobs to EU countries due to Brexit could threaten British and European financial stability. Interviews with more than half a dozen senior bankers and business leaders reveal growing certainty that ...

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:01:41 GMT Europe wants Britain to pay billions into EU schemes up until 2023 - Telegraph.co.uk

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Europe wants Britain to pay billions into EU schemes up until 2023
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The European Commission wants Britain to be paying into EU projects for four years after it has signed a Brexit deal, with final payments continuing up until the end of 2023, the Daily Telegraph has learned. The plan is part of a European Union demand ...
Divide and rule tactics could leave UK without deal, say EU politiciansThe Guardian
Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit billBBC News

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:55:00 GMT A meeting with Steve Bannon seemed to confirm that Europe must prepare for a policy of 'hostility towards the EU' - Business Insider

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A meeting with Steve Bannon seemed to confirm that Europe must prepare for a policy of 'hostility towards the EU'
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BERLIN (Reuters) - In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and ...
Mike Pence, in Europe, Says Trump Supports Partnership With EUNew York Times
Senior Donald Trump aide warns European Union it can expect 'hostility' after BrexitTelegraph.co.uk
American flag contains 51 stars for Pence visit to European UnionFox News
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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:42:55 GMT EU tax chief admits Le Pen winning would be the end of the European project - CNBC

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EU tax chief admits Le Pen winning would be the end of the European project
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A win for far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen would spell the end of the EU – but the French are not crazy enough to let that happen, insists European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. "I'm confident. I know my citizens and my compatriots well ...
The riddle of Europe's election seasonBBC News
A victory for Marine Le Pen in French elections would mean 'the end of the European project', European Commissioner ...Daily Mail

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:48:43 GMT EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked - Telegraph.co.uk

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EU referendum: The claims that won it for Brexit, fact checked
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According to Sara Hagemann of UK in a Changing Europe: It is incorrect to say that the UK consistently loses in the EU. Since 1999, when decision records became available from the EU Council where governments meet to negotiate and adopt policies, the ...

 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:49:45 GMT Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs - TechCrunch

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Windows 10 privacy settings still worrying European watchdogs
TechCrunch
European Union data protection authorities continue to have privacy-related concerns about Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, despite the company making some tweaks to privacy settings for users of the OS after criticism and concerns were raised ...
EU still concerned over Windows 10 privacy despite Microsoft's changesThe Verge

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:31:33 GMT Haley: US Committed to European Allies - Voice of America

Haley: US Committed to European Allies
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U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that the United States is committed to working with European allies, despite occasional disagreements. “At the end of the day, no one should misinterpret occasional policy differences ...
At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliancesMinneapolis Star Tribune

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:44:50 GMT Vice President Pence Appears to Support EU Freedom of Movement - Breitbart News

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Vice President Pence Appears to Support EU Freedom of Movement
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday in which Pence affirmed United States commitment to the European Union while also raising questions as to whether the U.S. supports ...

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:42:57 GMT Wall Street hits records as global growth hopes build - Financial Times

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Wall Street hits records as global growth hopes build
Financial Times
Citi's European economics team said the survey pointed to the strongest growth rates since the immediate recovery after the global financial crisis. But Jonathan Stubbs, equity strategist at Citi, highlighted that net outflows from European equities ...
Ten Proposals to Beat the European UnionJacobin magazine
European stocks waver as US shut for holidayChannel NewsAsia
Hang on to your European stocks, despite the political messMoneyWeek
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 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:49:11 GMT The European Union's delicate political economy - The Economist

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The European Union's delicate political economy
The Economist
The beleaguered economy itself is not at the centre of the disagreement; rather it is the European Commission and the IMF and others that are at loggerheads, squabbling over projections of Greek growth. This sort of institutional wrangling is not ...

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:37:18 +0100 Champions League: Manchester City rally late to beat Monaco in eight-goal thriller
Manchester City came from behind twice to beat Monaco in an eight-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium and inch closer to a quarter-final ticket in the Champions…
 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:19:25 +0100 Yahoo pays the price for massive data breaches in Verizon deal
Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.
 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:25:20 +0100 Texas hospital "shooting" false alarm
Police in the US state of Texas have found no evidence of a shooting incident at a hospital in Houston, Texas.
 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:02:22 +0100 Bodies of at least 74 migrants found off Libya coast
The bodies of 74 migrants are found by volunteers off the coast of northern Libya
 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:46:56 +0100 Champions League preview: Porto v Juventus
The Champions League last 16 first leg ties continues on Wednesday as Porto entertain Juventus at the Estadio do Dragao hunting their first win against the Italian giants in four…
 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:49:23 +0100 Formula One: Renault unveil new R.S.17
Renault unveiled their new car for the 2017 Formula One championship on Tuesday.

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:31:00 GMT Article - Ceta: “This deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically”
General : Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal. The agreement removing more than 99% of tariffs can provisionally enter into force as early as April. Speaking following the vote, Artis Pabriks, Parliament's lead MEP on Ceta, said: “Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade and high-quality interaction with other global players.” He also described Ceta as “the gold standard for future trade deals”.

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:23:00 GMT Article - Winter challenge: how many European capitals can you recognise?
General : How well do you know Europe? Find out by taking part in our winter challenge! See how many European capitals you can identify correctly.

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Energy consumption in the EU below its 1990 level
In 2015, gross inland energy consumption, which reflects the energy quantities necessary to satisfy all inland consumption, amounted in the European Union (EU) to 1 626 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), below its 1990 level (-2.5%) and down by 11.6% compared to its peak of almost 1 840 Mtoe in 2006.
 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100 EU28 current account surplus €17.8 bn
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €17.8 bn in December 2016, compared with surpluses of €16.2 bn in November 2016 and €11.4 bn in December 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Production in construction down by 0.2% in euro area
In December 2016 compared with November 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2016, production in construction grew by 0.9% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.
 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0100 Euro area international trade in goods surplus €28.1 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2016 was €178.6 billion, an increase of 6% compared with December 2015 (€168.7 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €150.5 bn, a rise of 4% compared with December 2015 (€144.4 bn).

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:09:00 UT The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe
ESA's XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible.
 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:07:00 UT INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (AO-15)
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Fifteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-15, issued 20 February 2017. This AO covers the period January 2018 to December 2018.
 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:00:00 UT Hubble finds big brother of Halley's Comet ripped apart by white dwarf [heic1703]
Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object that has been ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. The destroyed object had a chemical composition similar to Halley's Comet, but was 100 000 times more massive than its famous counterpart.
 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:05:00 UT Call for nominations for the JWST user committee (JSTUC)
STScI has issued a call for expressions of interest from community members who would like to serve as members of the James Webb Space Telescope Users Committee (JSTUC). At least two members of JSTUC will be astronomers from ESA member states. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 14 February 2017.

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 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT2017-02-14T23:00:00Z First European microfinance institution certified under the European Code of Good Conduct
Qredits Microfinanciering Nederland has become the first European microcredit provider to be awarded the certificate for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. Other microcredit providers are expected to be certified shortly.
 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:00:00 GMT2017-02-13T23:00:00Z 55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development
“The 55th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) took place in New York on 1-10 February 2017. The priority theme for the event was “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Representatives of governments, civil society, social partners and NGOs from all regions of the world were invited to attend the CSocD55.

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 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:33:00 GMT Digital Day - Save the date
The Digital Day will take place on 23 March in Rome. The event is part of the official celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and is organised by the European Commission and the Republic of Italy, in collaboration with the Maltese Presidency of the European Union.
 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:12:00 GMT eHealth Adoption Awards 2017
The eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 is a prize that recognises the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Both adopters and suppliers are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story at the eHealth Week in Malta.

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 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Safer roads for cyclists
Cyclists suffer a disproportionately high share of road accident injuries and fatalities. Through a combination of detection technologies, warning systems, information display and cooperation systems aimed at reducing collisions, EU-funded researchers are planning to cut fatality figures and make cycling safer.
 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Community-based approaches to diabetes
Diabetes is a global health threat. Three EU-funded projects are testing community-based approaches to prevention and management of the disease in Europe, Asia and Africa.
 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Integrating better care for older people
EU-funded project SUSTAIN aims to improve care services for the elderly by integrating the needs and wishes of patients. Such integrated, patient-centred care will promote better services and more choice for older people.
 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT From wings to walls: EU funded project turns on a new era in heating
Imagine wind turbine or aircraft wings that de-ice themselves in extreme conditions or floors and walls with invisible, built-in heating. Or even clothes that warm you up on the coldest of days.

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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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