Saturday 25 October 2014

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Why is the UK being asked to pay in more to the EU budget and what can it do about it?

By Open Europe There are a number of headlines today around the EU’s request for a further €2.1bn from the UK in terms of its contribution to the EU’s budget. We breakdown exactly how and why this has happened and what options the UK has now.

 

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Why is the UK being asked to pay in more to the EU budget and what can it do about it?

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 24th October 2014

By Open Europe There are a number of headlines today around the EU’s request for a further €2.1bn from the UK in terms of its contribution to the EU’s budget. [...]

Klima

Posted by Günter K.V. Vetter on 24th October 2014

An einem Klimagipfel teilnehmen zu müssen erinnert an Zähneputzen: Es ist wichtig, aber lästig.Lange schritt Angela Merkel beim Klimaschutz voran. Teils so forsch, dass sie sich den Titel [...]

It’s Not All Bad News

Posted by jim on 24th October 2014

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A European narrative: Propaganda or debate?

Posted by EU Perspectives on 23rd October 2014

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Les droits fondamentaux sont niés dans les prisons grecques

Posted by EU-Logos on 23rd October 2014

La situation en Grèce n’est pas un cas isolé, la situation des prisons dans l’UE est « alarmant », comme l’a signalé le Parlement européen dans une résolution de décembre 2011(Cf. Pour [...]

Boeing partners with Chinese firm on sustainable biofuel from waste cooking oil

Posted by Boeing on 23rd October 2014

Boeing recently announced a partnership with Chinese aerospace company COMAC to test turning waste cooking oil — also known as “gutter oil” in China — into sustainable aviation biofuel. Boeing and [...]

Are you a good neighbour? [VIDEO]

Posted by David Brito on 23rd October 2014

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Report highlights Vitamin D deficiency among children

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 23rd October 2014

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Svelato il vincitore del Premio Sacharov 2014

Posted by Carlo Peano on 23rd October 2014

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Unpaid intern work is on the way out

Posted by Chris Whitehouse on 22nd October 2014

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The Paris Climate Conference must agree on abolishing fossil energy subsidies

Posted by Blogactiv Team on 21st October 2014

During the last years international organisations from IMF to IEA have called for the abolition of subsidies on oil and gas consumption. At its meeting in September 2009, the G20 [...]

Irony alert as Poles ride to UKIP’s rescue in a classic Brussels stitch-up

Posted by Open Europe blog team on 20th October 2014

We reported only a few days ago that UKIP's EFDD group in the European Parliament collapsed after a Latvian MEP resigned, meaning the group no longer met the criteria of [...]

Open Letter to the European Council, by Orgalime

Posted by Orgalime on 20th October 2014

President, Hon. Heads of State and Members of the European Council, Orgalime, the European engineering industries association, whose members’ annual turnover is some 1800 billion euro and which employ over 10 [...]

Again and again the same play in Eurozone?

Posted by Dimitris Rapidis on 20th October 2014

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