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23.10.2014

Juncker vote reveals Socialist divisions in Parliament

A dissident group of 32 MEPs amongst the Socialists & Democrats group in the European Parliament didn’t support Jean-Claude Juncker's new Commission, according to data by Votewatch Europe.more »


23.10.2014

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane

NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday (22 October). more »


23.10.2014

Song lauding UKIP withdrawn after race row

The performer of a song promoting the anti-EU UK Independence Party before next year's election in Britain said on Wednesday (22 October) he was withdrawing the track from sale after being accused of racism. more »


23.10.2014

Additional €20bn per year needed for French energy transition

The public sector will play an important but secondary role in financing the French energy transition, according to a new study by CDC Climat. The state-funded think tank believes an additional investment of 20 billion euro per...more »


23.10.2014

Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit

Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems - a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the...more »


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 »


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