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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:55:07 GMT European customers are boycotting British cars, says Jaguar Land Rover boss - The Guardian

European customers are boycotting British cars, says Jaguar Land Rover boss
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Speaking at the Paris Motor Show, Speth said JLR's European sales team have reported customers turning their noses up at British cars after the vote to leave the EU. “They have the very first customers in their showrooms [who] clearly highlight that ...

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:52:23 GMT European stocks close up; Deutsche Bank spikes off record lows - CNBC

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European stocks close up; Deutsche Bank spikes off record lows
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European stocks came off their session lows in afternoon trade Friday to trade 0.1 percent higher but concerns over the systemic risk posed by German banks continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
Bye, bye Basel: shielding Europe's banksFT.com (blog)
Deutsche Bank crisis threatens to roil global marketsMarketWatch
Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strengthBBC News
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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:59:43 GMT UK heading for hard Brexit, say European diplomats - The Guardian

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UK heading for hard Brexit, say European diplomats
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As the European commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, prepares to start work on Saturday, the dominant mood among senior diplomats is that the UK is on the path to “hard Brexit”, namely giving up membership of the EU single market, as ...
Fox warns European Union over tariff warBBC News
Just stop REMOANING!! Pro-Europe 'think tank' has a go at 'under-performing' BritainExpress.co.uk
10 things you need to know before European markets openBusiness Insider
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 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:37:21 GMT European Ryder Cup team ignores potential Brexit awkwardness - USA TODAY

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European Ryder Cup team ignores potential Brexit awkwardness
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The recent developments create a peculiarity, but not necessarily a problem. At least not yet. There are no immediate plans for Team Europe to stop using the flag at the Ryder Cup, even though the banner is the EU's official symbol, not that of Europe ...
Germany's Merkel says Brexit is a warning shot to rest of EUThe Straits Times

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:13:29 GMT EU plans to give free Interrail pass to every 18-year-old in Europe on their birthday - The Independent

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EU plans to give free Interrail pass to every 18-year-old in Europe on their birthday
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Plans to give all teenagers living in the EU a free Interrail pass on their 18th birthday are to be debated at the European Parliament. The proposal aims to give young Europeans a “sense of belonging” to the continent and comes after the President of ...

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:12:33 GMT Exit before Brexit: The 'unwelcome' EU citizens eying their escape - CNN

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Exit before Brexit: The 'unwelcome' EU citizens eying their escape
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100 days ago, Britons went to the polls to vote on whether the country's future lay inside or outside the European Union. After a bitter campaign that focused largely on immigration, a majority of voters backed Brexit, signalling the UK's departure ...

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:19:12 GMT Hungary to Vote on EU Refugee Plan; Anti-migration Sentiment Grows in Europe - The New American

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Hungary to Vote on EU Refugee Plan; Anti-migration Sentiment Grows in Europe
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These reports were looked at against the backdrop of Hungary's October 2 referendum on whether that nation should be able to reject the EU's mandatory settlement of refugees in Hungary. The wording of the referendum says: "Do you want the European ...
Snags in Europe plan to relocate migrants from Greece, ItalyFox News
Hungary's Orbán Says EU 'Destroying' EuropeBreitbart News
Hungarians share Europe's embrace of democratic principles but are less tolerant of refugees, minoritiesPew Research Center
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 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:04:08 GMT Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan - Reuters

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Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan
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At a meeting of EU defense ministers in Bratislava, Britain's Michael Fallon said it was up to NATO, not the European Union, to defend Europe against a more hostile Russia and that some northern and eastern EU countries agreed. France and Germany had ...
Juncker left red-faced as European military leaders 'think NATO is BETTER than an EU army'Express.co.uk
European Commission Demands Money For EU ArmyBreitbart News
European Union presses ahead with plans for "EU army" despite Britain's oppositionMilitary Times

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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:35:58 GMT Who would want to be a citizen of the EU? | Europe | For Europe ... - Spiked

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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:17:34 GMT EU Migrant Deal With Turkey Largely Working, European Commission Says - Wall Street Journal

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EU Migrant Deal With Turkey Largely Working, European Commission Says
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—The European Union's deal with Turkey to prevent large flows of migrants entering the bloc continues to work, but Greece still has to do more to improve reception facilities for asylum seekers, the EU's executive arm said Wednesday. In a set ...

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:00:04 +0200 At least five soldiers killed in Mexico ambush
The local prosecutor's office says the attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in the home state of the Sinaloa cartel.
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:50:44 +0200 Brexit shakes up thriving UK tech sector
The UK's digital tech sector was overwhelmingly opposed to Brexit. Some startups and tech professionals have already pulled the plug. After Brexit, could Techxit be next?
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:38:02 +0200 Hundreds still at large following Brazil jail-break
The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:27:54 +0200 Brexit: the aftershocks
In this edition of Insiders, Euronews’ current affairs magazine with an in-depth look at the critical events shaping our world, we take a look at the impact of…
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:52:41 +0200 Pope Francis takes first trip to Georgia, but not everyone is happy
Pope Francis is in Georgia for the first time.
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:42:38 +0200 Economist Andre Sapir explains impact of Brexit vote
Insiders speaks with Andre Sapir, an economist and senior fellow with the Bruegel think tank in Brussels, on what the United Kingdom can expect post-Brexit.

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:27:00 GMT Press release - Paris climate agreement: EP to vote on EU ratification after Council green light - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
The European Parliament will vote on Tuesday to give its consent to the ratification of the Paris climate agreement by the European Union, after Council gave its green light on Friday. For Environment Committee chair Giovanni La Via (EPP, IT) the decision allows the EU to remain a leader in climate action ahead of the next round of talks to take place in Marrakech in November.
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 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:19:00 GMT Press release - Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs debate changes to type-approval rules - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
MEPs’ plans to tighten up EU car “type approval” rules, in the wake of the VW scandal, were discussed in the Internal Market Committee on Thursday. These include stricter supervision of tests done before a car can be placed on the market and more stringent obligations on EU member states to check that those already on the road meet all EU safety, environmental and production requirements.
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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area unemployment at 10.1%
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1% in August 2016, stable compared to July 2016 and down from 10.7% in August 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2011. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.6% in August 2016, stable compared to July 2016 and down from 9.3% in August 2015. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since March 2009. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area annual inflation up to 0.4%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.4% in September 2016, up from 0.2% in August 2016, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, services is expected to have the highest annual rate in September (1.2%, compared with 1.1% in August), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (0.7%, compared with 1.3% in August), non-energy industrial goods (0.3%, stable compared with August) and energy (-3.0%, compared with 5.6% in August).
 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Nearly 27 million people aged 80 or over in the European Union
In 2015, almost 27 million people aged 80 or over (hereafter "elderly people") were living in the European Union (EU), 7 million more than in 2005. An increase in both their absolute number and their share in total population is observed in nearly every EU Member State.
 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0200 Half of EU trade in goods is carried by sea
Maritime transport plays an essential role in the international trade in goods of the European Union (EU). In 2015, the value of EU trade in goods with third countries (non-EU countries) carried by sea was estimated at close to €1,777 bn, accounting for about 51% of EU trade in goods. In detail, 53% of EU imports entered the EU by sea, while shipping represented 48% of EU exports to third countries.

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:19:00 UT Mission complete: Rosetta’s journey ends in daring descent to comet
ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:49:00 UT Rosetta measures production of water at comet over two years
Over the past two years, Rosetta has kept a close eye on many properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, tracking how these changed along the comet's orbit. A very crucial aspect concerns how much water vapour a comet releases into space, and how the water production rate varies at different distances from the Sun. For the first time, Rosetta enabled scientists to monitor this quantity and its evolution in situ over two years.
 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:09:00 UT Summer fireworks on Rosetta's comet
Brief but powerful outbursts seen from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its most active period last year have been traced back to their origins on the surface.
 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:27:00 UT Hubble helps find light-bending world with two suns [heic1619]
A distant planet orbiting two stars, found by its warping of spacetime, has been confirmed using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The planet's mass caused what is known as a microlensing event, where light is bent by an object's gravitational field. The event was observed in 2007, making this the first circumbinary planet to be confirmed following detection of a microlensing event.

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 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-09-29T22:00:00Z EU Promoting Workers' Rights in Myanmar - Second Stakeholders Meeting in Yangon
Today the second Stakeholders' Forum of the 'Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labour Rights and Practices in Myanmar' took place in Yangon, Myanmar.
 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:00:00 GMT2016-09-15T22:00:00Z Recent social policy initiatives in Germany, Liechtenstein, Greece, France and Denmark
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) have just become available and provide information on recent policy initiatives in Germany, Liechtenstein, Greece and France.

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:23:44 GMT Revolutionary 'iknife' for cancer surgery
European researchers developed an innovative surgical tool that relies on mass spectrometry to discriminate between tissues. Its implementation is expected to revolutionise surgery.
 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:39:00 GMT Broadband Internet Access Cost (BIAC) study
The Broadband Internet Access Cost (BIAC) study analyses and compares how much residential customers actually pay for fixed broadband in the 28 EU Member States and a number of other countries (Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, USA (i.e. State of California, State of Colorado and State of New York), Switzerland and Turkey).

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 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tapping solar energy with water-filled windows
We could be doing so much more with our windows. Why not use them to collect solar energy? EU-funded researchers are developing an innovative solution to do just that. Their concept is based on thin layers of running water in the glazing, which is also designed to help maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and block out excess sunlight.
 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Monitoring sea pollution
Marine pollution is one of the key issues affecting our future. Futuris looked at a prototype developed by European researchers in Sicily to detect and analyze possible pollutants in seawater, in real time.
 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hydrogen drives Europe towards emissions-free transport
A clean revolution is quietly taking place on Europe's roads. Hydrogen fuel cells are powering fleets of public buses and refuelling stations are being deployed. Building on the results of several pilot projects, uptake of the technology is accelerating rapidly, putting hydrogen fuel cells in a position to underpin zero-emissions transport Europe-wide.
 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Collaborative, cost-effective approach to fuel cell manufacturing
Efforts to establish a robust hydrogen-based transport sector in Europe must be underpinned by an equally healthy manufacturing industry for essential hydrogen-powered vehicle components.

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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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