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Britain’s EU reform talks stumble on social benefits

23 Novembre, 2015 - 07:46

After a week of "confessional" meetings between aides to summit chairman Donald Tusk and envoys from other member states, which should conclude today (23 November), people involved said many opposed demands British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out in a letter to Tusk two weeks ago.

Steinmeier: Russia is serious about solution in Syria

23 Novembre, 2015 - 07:06

Russia feels increasingly under threat from developments in the Middle East and appears to be serious about cooperating with the West to resolve the war in Syria, Germany's foreign minister said yesterday (22 November).

Crimea without power from Ukraine after electricity pylons 'blown up'

23 Novembre, 2015 - 06:48

Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday (22 November) after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up the previous night.

The European Language Cloud, or how to enable a multilingual Europe

23 Novembre, 2015 - 06:32

Andrejs Vasiļjevs is the CEO and Rihards Kalniņš is the Business Development Manager of the European language technology company Tilde, which specializes in developing multilingual tools for a wide range of languages.

Regions push for greater influence in climate negotiations

23 Novembre, 2015 - 06:31

Regions are beginning to be acknowledged as important actors in the international climate change negotiations. Towns and regions have long been instrumental in implementing international climate commitments, but they want greater recognition for their efforts.

INFOGRAPHIC: What's the best way to destroy your house?

23 Novembre, 2015 - 06:15

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission's planned Circular Economy Package of waste and recycling laws will highlight the role of construction and demolition.

How NGOs cooperate with local organisations on the ground in Syria

23 Novembre, 2015 - 06:13

Kimberly Howe, PhD Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, has interviewed some 60 donors, international NGOs and Syrian organisations involved in cross-border operations from Turkey into northern Syria.

Migrant workers in Irish fishing industry to get permits and minimum wage

23 Novembre, 2015 - 04:51

Ireland will issue up to 500 work permits for migrants employed in its fishing industry who are from outside the European Economic Area, and ensure they are paid the minimum wage, the government said after an enquiry prompted by the ">

Belgium extends top threat alert for Brussels to Monday

22 Novembre, 2015 - 21:12

Prime Minister Charles Michel, speaking after a meeting of security chiefs called to review the threat status, said the capital's metro, universities and schools would be closed on Monday.

Terror alert shuts Brussels metro as jihadist on the run

21 Novembre, 2015 - 12:51

Brussels shut its metro system as a terror alert was raised to its highest level Saturday, with a gunman still on the run after the Paris attacks which have sent jitters through Europe.

Paris attacks show flawed use of Schengen rules, ministers confess

20 Novembre, 2015 - 17:48

A ‘mea culpa’ emerged from the emergency meeting on security matters on Friday (20 November), as EU member states acknowledged they did not use all the tools at their disposal to address the terrorist threats.

Commission gives member states report card on transport performance

20 Novembre, 2015 - 17:34

The European Commission is putting pressure on member states to step up their performance on transport--the Netherlands came in at the top of the list and Romania ranked last.

Syria for dummies

20 Novembre, 2015 - 14:54

Joel Schalit is the News Editor of His books include Israel vs.

Traditional SMEs face an uphill recovery

20 Novembre, 2015 - 14:22

Small and medium-sized companies in traditional sectors have lost the momentum to prepare for the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. 

Egypt to go nuclear using Russian money

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:31

A spokesman for Russia's state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom said the plant, Egypt's first, would be built at Dabaa in the north of the country and was expected to be completed by 2022.

Health experts to take fight to TB

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:30

"Traditionally we have waited for patients to ask for help. That's not enough anymore.

Food industry wants common science principles to boost trust

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:25

The EU's food and drinks industry has developed a set of principles for research conduct that will apply to the sector.

Study: Shared housing for refugees limits integration

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:23

Experts have suggested local, smaller living quarters for refugees. Collective living quarters are not only distressing for the people who live in them, but also limits integration in local communities, a study presented by the Robert Bosch Foundation said on Thursday (19 November).

Brussels gets tough on energy efficiency

20 Novembre, 2015 - 13:16

Brussels has ordered France and the Netherlands to fully transpose the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive.