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22.10.2014

German industry issues stark warning ahead of EU climate summit

As EU heads of state prepare to thrash out an agreement on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change goals at a summit opening in Brussels tomorrow (23 October), energy-intensive industries in Germany have reiterated warnings...more »


22.10.2014

More than 76% of Poles oppose the euro

More than 76% of Poles oppose joining the euro, a poll showed yesterday (21 October), suggesting there is little prospect that central and eastern Europe's largest economy will join the common currency soon. President Bronisław...more »


22.10.2014

Merkel calls for 'industry 4.0' at German IT Summit

Europe is supposed to become a global leader in the digital world, while Germany hopes for an Industry 4.0 at the national IT Summit, putting net neutrality to the test with a “special service”. EurActiv Germany reports.more »


22.10.2014

Ukraine’s winter gas package almost settled, but cash still an issue

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks yesterday (21 October) but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week, in the hope of ironing out problems over Kyiv's...more »


22.10.2014

Congolese gynaecologist wins Sakharov Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the decision yesterday (21 October) by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Mukwege is a...more »


21.10.2014

Commission steps up efforts to fight Ebola, after slow response

Health Commissioner Tonio Borg on Monday (20 October) told MEPs that a network of high-security laboratories have been established to ensure that EU member states will have the necessary facilities to diagnose the infected...more »


21.10.2014

German MEP: Kenya must 'restore trust' amid terror attacks

Kenya is considered a democratic and economic role model in Africa, but terror attacks and a corrupt state are tarnishing the country’s image, says Michael Gahler, outlining Kenya’s future prospects and enormous economic...more »


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