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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:01:57 GMT PM May's Brexit stance a tough sell to EU - The Straits Times

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PM May's Brexit stance a tough sell to EU
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European Union officials have poured cold water over newly published British government proposals to protect free trade arrangements after Britain leaves the EU. Responding to the publication of two policy papers, a spokesman for the European ...
Forget Brexit, citizens EU: surveyPOLITICO.eu
Leaving EU without deal would be no disaster, says thinktankThe Guardian
An interconnected outlier: the unaccounted costs of BrexitEuropean Council on Foreign Relations
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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:57:16 GMT Macron to show Eastern Europe how much he cares - POLITICO.eu

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Macron to show Eastern Europe how much he cares
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The French president has long promised to spend part of the summer on a tour of European capitals to explain his proposals to improve the EU and defend his push for reforming the bloc's controversial directive on posted workers, which he denounced as ...
Macron adds Greece to Europe-focused agenda after summer breakKathimerini

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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:41:42 GMT EU defence minister calls for NATO troops to 'defend' Europe's borders from migrants exploiting new routes of entry - The Sun

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EU defence minister calls for NATO troops to 'defend' Europe's borders from migrants exploiting new routes of entry
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AN EU defence minister has called for NATO troops to “defend” Europe's borders from migrants exploiting new entry routes. People smuggling is spiralling across the Black Sea into Romania and Bulgaria, as well as into Spain via its Mediterranean straits ...

 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:35:55 GMT Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force - POLITICO.eu

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Bulgarian defense minister: EU must protect borders with force
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The EU must protect its external borders with arms to stop asylum seekers from entering Europe, Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria's defense minister, told Die Welt in an interview published Thursday. “We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come to Europe ...
Deploy NATO Forces Against Migrants, Says European LeaderNewsweek

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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:19:47 GMT Nigel Farage blames EU leaders for continued ISIS terror in Europe - Fox News

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Nigel Farage blames EU leaders for continued ISIS terror in Europe
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He said the ISIS terror attacks have not occurred in Central and Eastern Europe because countries such as Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia refuse to indulge European Union quotas of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
BARCELONA ATTACK: Nigel Farage claims European leaders ...Express.co.uk
Nigel Farage says EU leaders caused terror attacks by letting people from 'different cultures and religions' live in ...Evening Standard

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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:43:11 GMT Gambia: Deportation of Gambians From Europe Is Not EU Arrangement - AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Deportation of Gambians From Europe Is Not EU Arrangement
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The issue of whether to deport Gambians or any other migrants from Europe is not decided by the European Union, the EU Ambassador clarified. Speaking at a press meeting on Wednesday, Ambassador Attila Lajos said deportation from Europe is decided ...

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 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:26:05 GMT Barcelona attack: EU president Jean-Claude Juncker pledges Europe-wide response to 'cowardly attack' - The Independent

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Barcelona attack: EU president Jean-Claude Juncker pledges Europe-wide response to 'cowardly attack'
The Independent
The European Commission President has condemned a “cowardly” vehicle attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona and pledged a Europe-wide response to the atrocity. Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to put the EU's its resources at the disposal of Barcelona's ...
Spotlight: European leaders express condolences after Barcelona attackXinhua

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 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:58:56 GMT They abandoned us! European Union destroyed for mishandling migrant crisis - Express.co.uk

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They abandoned us! European Union destroyed for mishandling migrant crisis
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Speaking to RT UK, Mr Ioculano said: "The European Union: we've never seen them do anything here. I don't think the EU has given us any real support. "The real expense for us comes from underage migrants who the town, according to the law, has to take ...

 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:02:09 GMT Why Asean and S'pore still matter to Europe - The Straits Times

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Why Asean and S'pore still matter to Europe
The Straits Times
I see today a Europe on the move, a new momentum in EU-Singapore ties which is in some ways surprising given the kind of challenges Europe has faced, the most recent of which has been Brexit. The EU has refocused, addressing issues on security and ...

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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:35:24 GMT Macron has big plans for France and Europe - Irish Times

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Macron has big plans for France and Europe
Irish Times
Chancellor Angela Merkel did not want to leave the pro-European mantle to her challenger in next month's election, the former president of the EU parliament Martin Schulz. In June she finally agreed to consider Macron's proposals for government of the ...


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 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:40:15 +0200 Barcelona van attacker may still be on the run
Police in Spain say the Barcelona van attacker may still be alive and on the run.
 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:44:56 +0200 Venezuela's new constituent assembly votes to take parliament's powers
Venezuela's controversial new pro government constituant assembly votes to assume the powers of the opposition led parliament.
 Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:52:47 +0200 Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan urges Turks in Germany to vote against German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:52:53 +0200 TV personality Bruce Forsythe dies aged 89
British veteran entertainer Bruce Forsythe has died aged 89.
 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:29:45 +0200 'Europe should wake up' after Barcelona terror attack
Foreign leaders voice condemnation and sympathy after Barcelona attack
 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:21:29 +0200 Steve Bannon no longer in White House role
President Donald Trump today parted ways with chief strategist Steve Bannon, the White House announced.

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 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:30:00 GMT Background - 33rd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session
The 33rd plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will take place in St. Julian’s, Malta, from 19 to 21 June 2017.

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 Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT Article - Charlemagne Youth Prize 2017 goes to Erasmus project from Poland
General : This year's Charlemagne Youth Prize has been awarded to the Erasmus Evening radio show from Poland. The ceremony took place in Aachen, Germany, on 23 May.

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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area
In June 2017 compared with May 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2017, production in construction fell by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.
 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.6 bn
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2017 was €187.2 billion, an increase of 3.9% compared with June 2016 (€180.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €160.7 bn, a rise of 6.2% compared with June 2016 (€151.3 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €26.6 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in June 2017, compared with +€28.9 bn in June 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €157.5 bn in June 2017, up by 3.5% compared with June 2016. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0200 Annual inflation stable at 1.3% in the euro area
Euro area annual inflation was 1.3% in July 2017, stable compared with June 2017. In July 2016 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in July 2017, also stable compared to June 2017. A year earlier the rate was 0.2%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0200 GDP up by 0.6% in both the euro area and the EU28
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.6% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 0.5% in both zones.

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 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 UT Sneak peek of Gaia's sky in colour
While surveying the positions of over a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission is also measuring their colour, a key diagnostic to study the physical properties of stars. A new image provides a preview of Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map, which will be unleashed in its highest resolution with the next data release in 2018.
 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 UT Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 UT Gravity waves detected in Sun's interior reveal rapidly rotating core
Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that imply the Sun's core is rotating four times faster than its surface.
 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:14:00 UT Galactic David and Goliath [heic1712]
The gravitational dance between two galaxies in our local neighbourhood has led to intriguing visual features in both as witnessed in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The tiny NGC 1510 and its colossal neighbour NGC 1512 are at the beginning of a lengthy merger, a crucial process in galaxy evolution. Despite its diminutive size, NGC 1510 has had a significant effect on NGC 1512's structure and amount of star formation.

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 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-08-13T22:00:00Z Recent social protection developments concerning long-term care (Austria) and old-age pensions (Serbia and Slovenia)
Three new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social protection developments concerning long-term care (Austria) and old-age pensions (Serbia and Slovenia):
 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-08-08T22:00:00Z Recent social protection and social inclusion developments in Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Norway and Spain
Six new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on recent social protection and social inclusion developments in the field of employment (Belgium, Iceland and Spain), access to social security benefits (Norway), access to minimum income (Austria) and housing (Iceland):

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 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:57:55 GMT EC3-ENISA IoT Security Conference
EC3-ENISA IoT Security Conference aims to raise awareness on the security implications of the Internet of Things (IoT). The conference will enable a multi-stakeholder discussion by bringing together experts from cybercrime units, CSIRTs, international organisations, private industry, regulatory agencies, and academia.
 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:46:20 GMT ENISA invites European utilities to join EE-ISAC Expert meeting in September
ENISA is welcoming European utilities to join its free-to-attend seminar on trusted cyber security information sharing within the European energy landscape. The programme brings together cyber-security experts working for European energy utilities and aims to deliver multi-disciplinary, cyber security knowledge sharing at European level. The event is co-organised with DG Energy of the European Commission and EE-ISAC members, which represent European utilities, Technology & Service providers, Academic institutes and Governmental & Not-for-profit organizations.

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 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Reducing harmful emissions from diesel locomotives
The EU-funded ENSPIRIT project is developing an innovative emission abatement system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) pollution levels and meeting stringent new regulations on particle matter.
 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Screening technology detects cancer in single DNA molecule
A novel approach to analysing DNA for signs of mutation and disease is leading to highly accurate tests for early-stage cancer, antibiotic resistance and genetic disorders, potentially revolutionising diagnostic medicine and saving lives.
 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT 3D In The Air
European research project scientists are exploring how to capture, process and display accurate 3D reproductions of cultural sites located in challenging environments.
 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT The future of aviation is electric with possibilities
Promising all-electric systems being developed for next-generation aircraft look set to transform the skies over Europe, reducing fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing competitiveness, according to EU-funded researchers.

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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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