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 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:21:04 GMT EU summit: Europe 'must work closer on defence' after Brexit - Telegraph.co.uk

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EU summit: Europe 'must work closer on defence' after Brexit
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The EU must sharply increase cooperation on defence and intelligence to combat Islamic terrorism and other threats, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy said, as they insisted that they were not disheartened by Britain's historic decision to leave ...
Europe's 'Big Three' meet in Italy to plot EU protection from Brexit aftershockThe Independent
Euro Leaders Outline Vision Of EU Without UKSky News
Show of European unity: Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss gameplanReuters
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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:52:54 GMT US warns Europe over plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple - The Guardian

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US warns Europe over plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple
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The US has warned the European commission that it will consider retaliating if Brussels goes ahead with plans to demand billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from Apple and other US multinational companies. The Obama administration warned the EU on ...
US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple rulingBBC News
U.S. Treasury Steps Up Pressure on EU Over Apple Tax DisputeBloomberg
EU Rejects US Concerns of Bias in Company Tax InvestigationsNew York Times
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 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:17:41 GMT Europe is hurtling towards 'cataclysmic event' that will destroy EU, says Joseph Stiglitz - Daily Mail

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Europe is hurtling towards 'cataclysmic event' that will destroy EU, says Joseph Stiglitz
Daily Mail
Europe is hurtling towards a 'cataclysmic event' that will destroy the euro and kill off the European Union, a Nobel prize-winning economist has predicted. The American Joseph Stiglitz said another 'disastrous' political event such as Brexit would ...
The euro has destroyed the EU and led directly to BrexitTelegraph.co.uk
Europe on the brink of COLLAPSE as 'divorce' is needed to prevent economic doomExpress.co.uk

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 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:48:55 GMT Europe's scapegoat - The Economist

Europe's scapegoat
The Economist
The brothers embody the European Union's free-movement rights. They, and millions like them, are filling labour needs abroad and improving their wages by many multiples. Much of that income finds its way to Romania, in the form of remittances to family ...

 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:21:57 GMT Give us EU visa freedom in October or abandon migrant deal, Turkey says - Reuters

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Give us EU visa freedom in October or abandon migrant deal, Turkey says
Reuters
Asked whether hundreds of thousands of refugees in Turkey would head to Europe if the EU did not grant Turks visa freedom from October, Cavusoglu told Bild: "I don't want to talk about the worst case scenario - talks with the EU are continuing but it's ...

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 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:24:29 GMT Brexit fuels Swiss anxiety over new deal with EU - BBC News

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Brexit fuels Swiss anxiety over new deal with EU
BBC News
British politicians are now poring over ways to extricate Britain from the EU, following June's vote to leave. One of the key problems they hope to solve is how to protect UK access to Europe's markets, while controlling immigration from the EU. Many ...
Post-Brexit, Little Britain Has a Small Chance of Staying in Mini-EuropeWall Street Journal

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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:00 GMT Turkish president demands EU pay €3 BILLION before intervening in Europe's migrant crisis - Express.co.uk

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Turkish president demands EU pay €3 BILLION before intervening in Europe's migrant crisis
Express.co.uk
Brussels had struck an agreement with Ankara that would see Turkey block people from crossing over into Greece in return for financial aid, accelerated talks over EU membership and visa-free travel to Europe for Turks. But the deal has stalled amid ...
Prestigious EU scholarship becomes casualty of Turkey coupEurActiv

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 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:13:11 GMT We can't do without joint European army – Czech PM - RT

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We can't do without joint European army – Czech PM
RT
The creation of a joint EU army is inevitable, Czech Prime Minister Sobotka told a gathering of Czech diplomats in Prague, citing terrorism, the migrant influx, and a “new aggressive Russia” as the main reasons a NATO-like military structure is needed.
Brexit boosts plans to create a European Union armyThe Australian
EU army WILL happen... Euro leaders were just waiting for Britain to LEAVEExpress.co.uk
Brexit vote sparks fresh calls for a European armyThe Sun
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 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:09:36 GMT Turkey 'open to conditional terror law talks,' says envoy to EU ... - Hurriyet Daily News

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Turkey 'open to conditional terror law talks,' says envoy to EU ...
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey would be willing to modify its anti-terror law if the changes don't impede the fight against terrorism and if Turkish citizens are guaranteed visa-free travel ...

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 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:42:09 GMT In EU's Birthplace, Calls to Break Up With European Bloc Grow Louder - Wall Street Journal

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In EU's Birthplace, Calls to Break Up With European Bloc Grow Louder
Wall Street Journal
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands—The picturesque town that gave its name to the pact that created the modern-day European Union is now a bastion of euroskeptics who want to follow Britain out of the bloc. Town resident Armand Vliegen supported the drive ...


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 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:54:04 +0200 Fears grow for those trapped as the death toll from the Italy quake rises to 247
Rescue workers are picking through what remains of Pescara del Tronto, a hamlet badly hit in Wednesday’s devastating earthquake (August 24).
 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:25:20 +0200 Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter goes before tribunal to appeal football ban
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is going before sport’s highest tribunal, to appeal against his six-year ban from football.
 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:05:24 +0200 Waking up to no home: Italy's earthquake survivors describe their fear
As the sun rose over Italy, hundreds of people woke up in tents and cars, displaced by the devastating earthquake across Lazio, Umbria and Marche.
 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:29 +0200 Syrian government troops behind two toxic gas attacks, report concludes
It has long been suspected and now an official investigation reportedly concludes that government troops were behind two toxic gas attacks in Syria.
 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:21:04 +0200 Brazil: Rousseff's impeachment trial due to open
Brazil’s Senate is due to open the impeachment trial of suspended president Dilma Rousseff, who is facing charges of breaking budget laws.
 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:22:23 +0200 Death toll in Italian earthquake reaches almost 250 as rescue effort continues
Death toll rises to at least 247 More than 360 injured PM Renzi calls for national unity The search for victims of an earthquake which struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning co

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 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:00:00 CEST Focus on rule of law in Poland and fiscal situation of Spain and Portugal

The Commission adopts a recommendation on the rule of law in Poland, proposes new fiscal adjustment paths for Spain and Portugal and recommends cancelling the fine of 0.2% of GDP for failure to correct their excessive deficit.

 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:00:00 CEST President Juncker meets Ukrainian Prime Minister

On 19 July in Brussels, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, met the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, to discuss the country's reform efforts and the European Union's ongoing support.


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 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT Article - The ABC of the European Parliament
General : MEPs act as the voice of more than 500 million Europeans at the EU level, but how do they work and how do they organise themselves in the European Parliament? Check out our updated infographic for some basic facts about the Parliament.

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 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:00:00 GMT Article - Democratic control: Parliament’s powers of investigation
General : Parliament is not just there to amend and approve new laws, but also to scrutinise the EU institutions. One of the tools at its disposal are committees that investigate specific issues. In recent months committees have been set up to look into revelations on car emissions cheating and wealthy individuals stashing money offshore. Read on to find out how Parliament uses its investigative powers to address people’s concerns and put important issues on the political agenda.

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 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0200 EU28 current account surplus €13.1 bn
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €13.1 bn in June 2016, compared with surpluses of €12.4 bn in May 2016 and €9.9 bn in June 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Production in construction stable in euro area
In June 2016 compared with May 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector remained stable in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2016, production in construction was stable in the euro area and fell by 0.4% in the EU28.
 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Annual inflation up to 0.2% in the euro area and the EU
Euro area annual inflation was 0.2% in July 2016, up from 0.1% in June. In July 2015 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was also 0.2% in July 2016, up from 0.1% in June. A year earlier the rate was 0.2%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area international trade in goods surplus €29.2 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2016 was €178.8 billion, a decrease of 2% compared with June 2015 (€182.8 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €149.5 bn, a fall of 5% compared with June 2015 (€157.4 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €29.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in June 2016, compared with +€25.5 bn in June 2015. Intra-euro area trade fell to €150.2 bn in June 2016, down by 1% compared with June 2015.

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 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:48:00 UT XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-16)
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-16, issued 23 August 2016. This AO covers the period May 2017 to April 2018 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:08:00 UT Gaia's second anniversary marked by successes and challenges
Operating in the depths of space, far beyond the Moon's orbit, ESA's Gaia spacecraft has now completed two years of a planned five-year survey of the sky. Despite a series of unexpected technical challenges, the mission is on track to complete the most detailed and complex mapping of the heavens ever undertaken.
 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:48:00 UT Cosmic explosions: the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency
Aoife van Linden Tol, an artist working primarily with explosive media, is the recipient of the first art&[email protected] residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA.
 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:49:00 UT How comets are born
Detailed analysis of data collected by Rosetta show that comets are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation, and not younger fragments resulting from subsequent collisions between other, larger bodies.

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 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-08-23T22:00:00Z Towards better social statistics for a social Europe
Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.
 Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-07-31T22:00:00Z Policy initiatives on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, data protection and social assistance beneficiaries
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Turkey.

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 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:10:21 GMT Data in Smart Cities and Smart Mobility - Analysis of the current situation
The European Commission will launch soon a call for tenders for a service contract of a maximum value of EUR 60 000. The purpose of this call for tenders is to gain insights into the current data-related situation (taxonomy, mapping, gap analysis, players, market structure, business models, applicable legislation, bottlenecks and their cause) in the context of the adoption and application of smart mobility solutions for cities, communities and local stakeholders.
 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:42:36 GMT eGovernment at Regional and local level: Have your say and shape our Public Administrations of the future
The first workshop since the adoption of the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 will present the new plan and focus on animating its implementation, in particular its dynamic aspects. The aim of the workshop, jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, is to show how the new eGovernment Action Plan is useful for all levels of administration - European, national, regional and local - and how stakeholders will be engaged in its future evolution.

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 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Doctors use video to save lives
Remote diagnosis systems such as the one developed by the DRIVEN project can enhance responsiveness in emergency and disaster incidents, providing a significant time-advantage within that critical hour following an incident.
 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT European Consortium to Demonstrate EColoRO Concept for Wastewater Reuse in the Textile Industry
New technology slashes both water consumption and costs using environmentally responsible techniques.
 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tracking innovation in intelligent transportation systems
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are all around us: they let us know when the next bus will reach our bus stop, help monitor and manage road traffic and make air travel safer. But how does innovation work at this complex intersection between the transport and the ICT industries? The T-TRANS project found answers and laid the foundations for a European ITS innovation network.
 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Re-educating the immune system
After an organ transplant, a patient must take powerful drugs to suppress rejection of the new body part. The EU-funded THE ONE STUDY project is testing whether some of the body's own immune cells can improve organ acceptance. Initial clinical trials are underway.

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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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