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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:38:14 GMT Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions - New York Times

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Greece Steps Back Into Line With European Union Policy on Russia Sanctions
New York Times
BRUSSELS — Gathering in Brussels, European foreign ministers scrambled on Thursday to hold a united front against Russia over Ukraine, calming worries that the election of a far-left government in Greece hostile to sanctions could upend Europe's ...
Greece threatens EU veto over Russian sanctionsThe Independent
Ukraine conflict: EU extends sanctions against RussiaBBC News
Greek Government Questions EU Bid for Russia SanctionsBloomberg
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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26:19 GMT Exclusive: EU watchdogs could hold sway over London in Europe markets union ... - Reuters

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Exclusive: EU watchdogs could hold sway over London in Europe markets union ...
Reuters
The 23-page document or "green paper", a draft of which was seen by Reuters on Thursday, is due to be approved by the EU's executive European Commission on Feb. 18. "European businesses remain heavily reliant on banks, which makes the economy ...
Priorities revealed for EU capital markets unionFinancial Times
Plan for Europe capital marketIrish Examiner

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:33:32 GMT End of austerity in the EU? - Deutsche Welle

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End of austerity in the EU?
Deutsche Welle
Many European governments see Alexis Tsipras' electoral victory in Greece as an accident - and a very serious one at that. When the leftist Syriza alliance campaigned in the previous elections in 2012, European heads of state and government with ...
Greek government will seek 'common ground' - EU's SchulzBBC News
European parliament chief visits Greece; bank shares recover – live updatesThe Guardian
Greece's New Left-Wing Cabinet Signals Willingness to Confront EU Over PoliciesNew York Times
CITY A.M. -CNNMoney -Hurriyet Daily News
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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:35:23 GMT Voters think UK should have closer ties with EU in Europe than with USA, says poll - Western Morning News

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Voters think UK should have closer ties with EU in Europe than with USA, says poll
Western Morning News
More voters now believe the UK's closest ties should be with the European Union (30%) than with the USA (25%), according to a new survey. It is the first time Europe has come out on top over the US since the survey was first conducted for respected ...

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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:20:46 GMT European counter-terror plan involves blanket collection of passengers' data - The Guardian

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European counter-terror plan involves blanket collection of passengers' data
The Guardian
Civil liberty campaigners say the revised European passenger name record plan – in the aftermath of the Paris attacks – breaches a recent European court of justice ruling that blanket collection of personal data without detailed safeguards is a severe ...
Air passengers' bank details to be handed to police under EU anti-terror planTelegraph.co.uk
Europe pushes for new surveillance regime in wake of terror attacksSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
EU deadlocked over proposed new law on passenger data recordsIrish Times
New York Times
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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:52:22 GMT Israeli Minister: 'Only Europe Gives Us a Hard Time,' EU Doesn't Understand ... - Algemeiner

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Israeli Minister: 'Only Europe Gives Us a Hard Time,' EU Doesn't Understand ...
Algemeiner
Europeans are the only ones being difficult and not understanding the terrorist threat Israel faces, an Israeli minister told Daniel Hannan, a British member of the European Parliament, last week. “It's only Europe that gives us a hard time,” said the ...

 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:47:37 GMT EU countries could hire PR firms to beat back Isis - The Independent

The Independent

EU countries could hire PR firms to beat back Isis
The Independent
The EU home affairs commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said the bloc wants to “enhance existing co-operation with the internet industry and to strengthen the commitment of social media platforms to reduce illegal content online”. He added that “Europe ...

 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:45:15 GMT Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report - The Guardian

The Guardian

Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights, says European report
The Guardian
The report also suggests that British laws that give the monitoring agency GCHQ wide-ranging powers are incompatible with the European convention on human rights. It argues that British surveillance may be at odds with article 8, the right to privacy ...

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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:59:33 GMT The battle of Europe's utopias - European Council on Foreign Relations

The battle of Europe's utopias
European Council on Foreign Relations
It is a fight between ideas and apparently irreconcilable visions, over the rules and basic principles of the European space and its political model. This clash of visions between the Kremlin and the European Union is echoed in the domestic European ...

 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:45:38 GMT EU Urges Cooperation to Combat Terrorism - New York Times

New York Times

EU Urges Cooperation to Combat Terrorism
New York Times
BRUSSELS — European foreign ministers, meeting here in a city patrolled since Saturday by Belgian paratroopers as part of stepped-up precautions against terrorism, called on Monday for an alliance against Islamic extremism with the countries of North ...
Charlie Hebdo attack spurs EU anti-terror 'projects'BBC News
EU anti-terror talks: ministers plan 'new era of travel surveillance'Telegraph.co.uk
EU calls for anti-terror alliance with Arab countriesFRANCE 24
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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:14:06 GMT At least 25 dead in bomb attack in Egypt's North Sinai province
A bomb attack in Egypt's troubled North Sinai province has killed at least 25 people. A military base and hotel appear to have been targeted. An…




 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:00:08 GMT EU extends first set of Russian sanctions
EU foreign affairs ministers on Thursday agreed to extend sanctions against Russian officials and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. The measures,…




 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:00:08 GMT Euronews sees damage first-hand in government-held city under rebel fire in Luhansk
Euronews has witnessed the damage in a government-held city that has come under fire from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Many people have…




 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:11:05 GMT Israel blames Iran for deadly clash on Lebanese border
Israel's Prime Minister has accused Iran of being behind Hezbollah's deadly attack on Israeli troops near the Lebanese border on Wednesday. The…




 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:53:04 GMT "Positive signs" Greece will work together with lenders to reach deal
The European Parliament president has expressed optimism over reaching agreements between Greece and Brussels on the bailout. Martin Schulz is the…




 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:46:04 GMT Greek crew of crashed F-16 jet had attempted to eject
Investigators say the crash of a military jet in Spain that killed 11 people was due to a technical problem during takeoff. They say the crew of…

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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET Commission launches work on establishing a Capital Markets Union

The Commission has kicked off its flagship project to create a Capital Markets Union (CMU) with a first orientation debate at the College of Commissioners. The CMU ties in with the ambition to boost jobs and growth in the EU.

 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 MET EU priorities on the agenda in Davos

European Commissioners discuss the EU's top priorities with global leaders and other stakeholders at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos (21-24 January), under the motto "the new global context".


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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:05:00 GMT Press release - Discard ban: MEPs delay enforcement of sanctions on fishermen who fail to comply - Committee on Fisheries
Fishermen will have two years to “adapt” before sanctions for failing to comply with the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) discard ban take effect, under a tentative deal struck by Parliament and Council on Thursday, with European Commission help. The agreement amends the “omnibus” regulation setting out detailed arrangements for enforcing the ban.
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 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:16:00 GMT Press release - Climate change: MEPs discuss roadmap to Paris conference
Plenary sessions : The roadmap to the 21st UN climate conference, in Paris (France) in December, was debated by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency and Commissioner Arias Cañete on Wednesday. The conference of parties (COP21) to the UN Convention on Climate Change aims to deliver a worldwide climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014
In 2014, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU is expected to have reached a new peak of around 2.7 billion nights, up by 1.7% compared with 2013. Following the decline observed in 2009 with the beginning of the financial crisis, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU over the last 5 years. This pattern can be observed for nights spent by both residents and non-residents. In 2014, France (403 million nights, -1.2% compared with 2013) and Spain (401 mn, +3.1%) continued to be the top 2 Member States in terms of tourism nights, followed by Italy (370 mn, -1.8%) and Germany (366 mn, +2.9%).
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Household saving rate nearly stable at 13.1% in the euro area and down to 10.3% in the EU28
The household saving rate in the euro area was 13.1% in the third quarter of 2014, compared with 13.0% in the second quarter of 2014. In the EU28, the household saving rate dropped to its record-low level, at 10.3% compared with 10.5% the previous quarter.
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Business investment rate nearly stable at 21.7% in the euro area and 22.0% in the EU28
In the third quarter of 2014, the business investment rate was 21.7% in the euro area, compared with 21.6 in the second quarter of 2014. This was the result of an increase in both investment (+1.1%) and gross value added (+0.7%). Total stocks (materials, supplies and finished goods) fell.
 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0100 Government debt fell to 92.1% of GDP in euro area
At the end of the third quarter of 2014, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA18) stood at 92.1%, compared with 92.7% at the end of the second quarter of 2014. In the EU28, the ratio decreased from 87.0% to 86.6%. This decrease in the EU28 government debt to GDP ratio comes after fifteen consecutive quarters of increase. Compared with the third quarter of 2013, the government debt to GDP ratio rose in both the euro area (from 91.1% to 92.1%) and the EU28 (from 85.3% to 86.6%).

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:42:00 UT The tell-tale signs of a galactic merger [heic1503]
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, dragged streams of material out into space, and triggered bright bursts of star formation.
 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:00 UT Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat
ESA's Rosetta mission is providing unique insight into the life cycle of a comet's dusty surface, watching 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it sheds the dusty coat it has accumulated over the past four years.
 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:06:00 UT Getting to know Rosetta's comet
Rosetta is revealing its host comet as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution.
 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:25:00 UT Joint Call for a Mission from the Chinese Academy Of Sciences (CAS) And The European Space Agency (ESA)
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration (ESA-SRE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have agreed to jointly pursue a scientific space mission, to be implemented by the ESA Science Programme and the Chinese National Space Science Centre (NSSC) under the CAS. The present Joint Call for Missions solicits proposals for such mission from the scientific communities in the ESA Member States and in China. The proposal submission deadline is 16 March 2015, 12:00 (noon) CET/19:00 Beijing Time.

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 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT2015-01-20T23:00:00Z Commission proposes €115,205 from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Zakłady Chemiczne Zachem in Poland
The European Commission has proposed to provide Poland with €115,205 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 50 former workers of Zakłady Chemiczne Zachem and two of its suppliers and downstream producers to find new jobs.
 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT2015-01-20T23:00:00Z Commission proposes €1.3 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Benelux in Belgium
The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with € 1.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 257 former workers of Saint-Gobain Sekurit Benelux to find new jobs.

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:30:00 GMT DIADEMS – finding the sensor behind the sparkle
Diamonds – highly desirable lumps of carbon. But while their use to jewellers is well known, their hidden secrets are being revealed by the DIADEMS project. By modifying the structure of a diamond crystal, the project creates a new material that could be used in applications, from the creation of smart medicines to the next generation computers. The EU project is helping Europe stay at the forefront of research into atomic scale sensors.
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:11:40 GMT Smart Homecare: investing in skills and service delivery
This conference brings together experts and decision-makers, practitioners and policy-makers to talk about digital competence development in the field of care and social care. It will be a one day free and open event with online registration.

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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT A robot that grows
Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the potential future applications are not just the stuff of science-fiction.
 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Building a graphene-based future for Europe
Graphene is the strongest, most impermeable and conductive material known to man. Graphene sheets are just one atom thick, but 200 times stronger than steel. The European Union is investing heavily in the exploitation of graphene's unique properties through a number of research initiatives such as the SEMANTICS project running at Trinity College Dublin.
 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Robots of the deep
Underwater robots can explore seas and rivers, gathering in groups to solve problems together, if they learn to cooperate. How can we teach robots?
 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Personalised travel advice from your pocket
While many of us are used to checking transport schedules on our smartphones, the i-TOUR app, created by EU-funded researchers, goes much further. It advises which form of transport is most appropriate to get from A to B in large urban areas wherever you are in Europe, and takes into account personal preferences, weather and changing circumstances. The i-TOUR team is currently discussing how to take the idea to the market.

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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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