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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:00:56 GMT EU undermines its own development policies 20.04.2014 - Deutsche Welle

EU undermines its own development policies 20.04.2014
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This includes promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as contributing to the fight against hunger and poverty. According to the European Commission, efforts to contain migration are not among the stated objectives of the EU's ...

 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:03:35 GMT EU OBSERVERS ARRIVE IN CAIRO TO MONITOR ELECTION - Daily Sabah

EU OBSERVERS ARRIVE IN CAIRO TO MONITOR ELECTION
Daily Sabah
CAIRO — Delegation from European Union arrived in Cairo Saturday for monitoring Egypt's presidential election, which are scheduled for May 26 27. The delegation arrived on two groups from Frankfurt and London, a Cairo Airport source said.

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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:54:39 GMT Not Even the Threat of War in Europe Can Unite the EU - TIME

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Not Even the Threat of War in Europe Can Unite the EU
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When it comes to assigning blame for the volatile situation in eastern Ukraine, European politicians are united: it is all Russia's fault. That's about where the unity ends, as became clear after a meeting of foreign ministers from European Union ...
Ukraine crisis: EU considers further economic sanctions against RussiaThe Independent
Fragile Europe Weakens U.S. Push for Russia SanctionsBloomberg
EU ministers meet as Russia warns of civil war in UkraineEurActiv
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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:10:33 GMT Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU commissioner - Yahoo!7 News

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Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU commissioner
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EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Sunday that he sees no danger of Europe's access to Russian gas falling victim to possible economic sanctions in the standoff over Ukraine. "From my many talks with Gazprom, my impression is that our ...
EU official against cutting Russia gas tiesUniontown Herald Standard
Europe opposes weaker gas ties with Russia – EU officialThe Voice of Russia

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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:25:06 GMT Munich named Europe's leading tech hub in dubious EU survey - Techworld.com

Munich named Europe's leading tech hub in dubious EU survey
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Munich, not London, has been named Europe's leading tech hub in a questionable report released by the European Commission this week. The findings, published in the 140-page Atlas of ICT Activity in Europe report, saw the European Commission ...

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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:03:46 GMT British business needs to be at the heart of the EU - Telegraph.co.uk

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British business needs to be at the heart of the EU
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With just over a month to go until European elections, political parties of all colours are setting out their position to voters, and we too, as business leaders, must clearly state our case for a reformed EU. In recent weeks, the CBI has been ...

 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:24:54 GMT Gas can spark prosperity if we work with EU - Telegraph.co.uk

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Gas can spark prosperity if we work with EU
Telegraph.co.uk
The cost of energy has become an increasing concern for households and industry alike right across Europe. Indeed, the UK regulator Ofgem's recent proposal to refer the energy supply and generation market for a full competition review has been just the ...
Can US Gas Ever Replace Russian Gas For Europe?Investing.com

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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:04:16 GMT THE NEW WORLD DISORDER - WND.com

THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
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The important-sounding Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union has recently reiterated “its strong support for Ukraine's unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.” Poor, destabilized, post-putsch Ukraine is to be congratulated ...

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 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:40 GMT MEPs approve rules for safer lorry designs in EU - BBC News

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MEPs approve rules for safer lorry designs in EU
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A large majority in the European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. If national governments back the changes, lorries will have to have bigger windows and rounder fronts - rather ...

 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:52:03 GMT Liberman slams remarks by EU's Ashton against construction in settlements - Jerusalem Post

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Liberman slams remarks by EU's Ashton against construction in settlements
Jerusalem Post
Israel took an unusually harsh tone as it slammed the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for disproportionately singling out Israel in her statement of concern about the peace process. “Luckily, the European Union knows how to ...
EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank movesMWC News

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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:26:09 GMT Happy homecoming for French reporters held captive in Syria
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for more than 10 months have returned home. Freshly shaved and beaming, Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres,…




 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:28:07 GMT Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend Easter Sunday at the zoo
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent some of their fifth day of their Australian tour at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. After taking part in a…




 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:28:04 GMT Australia to complete sonar scans for missing Malaysia airliner
Australia has revealed images of a robotic submarine that's taking part in the search for the missing Malaysia airliner as the hunt enters its 44th…




 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:04:02 GMT Russian state TV says at least two die in gunbattle in eastern Ukraine
There appears to have been a failure in the Easter truce in Ukraine. Russian state television is reporting that five people have been killed in an…
 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:52:03 GMT Greek island Easter rocket contest
Every year on the evening before Orthodox Easter, the sky above Greek island Chios lights up with hundreds of celebratory rockets fired between two…




 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:35:02 GMT South Korea recovers more dead from ferry
South Korean divers retrieved a further thirteen bodies from inside a sunken ferry on Sunday, bringing the official death toll to 49. Each body was…





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 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 MEST Equality between the sexes: slow but sure progress

 
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Gaps in gender equality in Europe are shrinking, but the rate of progress is slow, according to an annual EU report published today.

 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 MEST Exploring benefits of mobile applications for health

 
 A healthcare application performing real-time health monitoring, running on a smartphone ©Getty Images

The EU is launching a consultation to gather ideas about how mobile technology could be used to improve health services in Europe, leading to potential savings of €99bn.


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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:35:00 GMT Press release - Human rights: North Korea; persecution in Pakistan; vulnerable groups in Syria
Plenary sessions : The EP passed three resolutions on Thursday, supporting the recommendations of the UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea; expressing deep concern at the increase in sectarian violence and religious intolerance in Pakistan; and condemning the recent attacks against religious and ethnic communities and the suffering of women and children in Syria.

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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:00 GMT Press release - Series of events from end of seventh EP term to constitution of new EP
General : The end of the EP's seventh term will be followed by a presidential debate, election night, the formation of new political groups and the constitution of the new Parliament.

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100  Euro area annual inflation down to 0.5%
Euro area annual inflation was 0.5% in March 2014, down from 0.7% in February. A year earlier the rate was 1.7%. Monthly inflation was 0.9% in March 2014.
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100  EU28 current account surplus 39.4 bn euro
The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of 39.4 billion euro (1.2% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from a surplus of 34.4 bn (1.1% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2013 and from a surplus of 24.1 bn (0.7% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a second estimate released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100  Regional unemployment rates ranged from 2.6% in Oberbayern to 36.3% in AndalucĂ­a
Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the 272 NUTS 2 regions of the EU28 in 2013, with the lowest rates recorded in the regions of Oberbayern in Germany (2.6%), Freiburg in Germany and Salzburg in Austria (both 2.9%), TĂĽbingen in Germany and Tirol in Austria (both 3.0%), while the highest rates were registered in five Spanish regions: AndalucĂ­a (36.3%), Ceuta (35.6%), Melilla (34.4%), Canarias (34.1%) and Extremadura (33.7%).
 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100  Euro area international trade in goods surplus 13.6 bn euro
The first estimate for the euro area (EA18) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in February 2014 gave a 13.6 billion euro surplus, compared with +9.8 bn in February 2013. The January 2014 balance was +0.8 bn, compared with -4.8 bn in January 2013. In February 2014 compared with January 2014, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.2% and imports by 0.6%.

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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 UT Hubble:A cross-section of the Universe [heic1408]
An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of the Universe, showing objects at different distances and stages in cosmic history. They range from cosmic near neighbours to objects seen in the early years of the Universe. The 14-hour exposure shows objects around a billion times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye.
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:21:00 UT Rosetta:Instrument commissioning continues
We're now in week four of six dedicated to commissioning Rosetta's science instruments after the long hibernation period, with the majority now having completed at least a first initial switch on.
 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:56:00 UT Venus Express:No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:37:00 UT Venus Express:No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.

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 Mon, 19 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT2014-05-19T22:00:00Z Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience with HSPA as a starting point, this Peer Review will also focus on methods and tools for (further) developing HSPA in national as well as comparative contexts.
 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT2014-04-14T22:00:00Z Commission welcomes final adoption of Directive on supplementary pension rights
The European Commission welcomes the final adoption by the European Parliament of the Directive improving the protection of supplementary pension rights for mobile workers.

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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:47:00 GMT EU-wide hunt for top tech startups
The European Commission is looking for Europe's best startups in this year's Tech All Stars competition. The lucky winners will have exclusive access to Europe's most prestigious startup events and will pitch to the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Chad Hurley and Niklas Zennström.
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:57:20 GMT Augmented Reality: Bringing History and the Future to Life
Have you ever wished you had a virtual time machine that could show you how your street looked last century? Or have you wanted to see how your new furniture might look, before you’ve even bought it? Thanks to VENTURI, an EU research project, you can now do just that

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Digitising the past
Although millions of books are scanned and put online every year, making old documents and texts available on the web is a difficult and painstaking process.
 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT International horizons in crop breeding
Today, we are faced with the challenge of providing safe, nutritious and affordable food for the world's ever increasing population.
 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Probing the brain without surgery
A breakthrough European research project has developed a safe and simple approach that avoids surgery and its associated risks in order to help patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The BrainSafe project uses an innovative technology for non-invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP), the pressure inside the skull and thus the brain tissue and the surrounding fluid.
 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT International exchange fosters better local action on deforestation
Many efforts are being made at a governmental and global level to reduce deforestation and other major contributors to climate change. The REDD-ALERT project focused on how such international and national policy initiatives - for example, the discussions taking place under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - could be translated into ideas for action on the ground.

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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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