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23.10.2014

Electricity linkage target dropped ahead of EU summit

EXCLUSIVE: EU leaders will not agree on 2030 targets for exchanging energy through electricity interconnectors, because of a long-running row between Spain, Portugal and France, according to documents obtained by EurActiv. An...more »


22.10.2014

Juncker u-turn puts pharma in health Commissioner's portfolio

Pharmaceutical drugs, and medical technology, will remain under the department of health (DG Sanco) in the next Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President-elect, confirmed on Wednesday (22 October). The responsibility for the...more »


22.10.2014

Italian-Polish partnership to safeguard personal data in EU

Giovanni Buttarelli is to become the new European Data Protection Supervisor, with Wojciech Rafał Wiewiórowski as his second in command. This discreet institution will play an increasingly powerful role in European policy....more »


22.10.2014

Poland's 'dirty' Eastern block shows some cracks

Horse trading intensifies as the eleventh hour approaches for the EU to decide on its 2030 climate and energy policy. And while Poland has led an Eastern coalition to resist ambitious targets for Europe, Ondrej Pasek writes that...more »


22.10.2014

Ending extreme poverty: A majority in the EP is a majority in Europe

A combination of persistence and an affinity with development issues has allowed ONE’s young campaigners to, against all odds, achieve their objective of persuading half the members of the European Parliament to sign a petition...more »


22.10.2014

What is the future for shale gas in Lithuania?

One year ago, Lithuania’s Prime Minister made no effort to encourage Chevron to stay and explore the possibility to develop shale gas in the country. Today the country may regret it, writes Ramūnas Bogdanas. Ramūnas Bogdanas is a...more »


22.10.2014

#TeamJunckerEU: First 100 Days

On Wednesday (22 October), Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the go-ahead from the European Parliament to lead the EU executive for the next five years, starting 1 November. The first 100 days will be crucial in...more »


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