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26.03.2015

Pathologist: Cholesterol is a much bigger problem than we previously thought‏

SPECIAL REPORT / Some diseases related to cholesterol are more prevalent than previously thought. Therefore, politicians have to recognise that they should be allocating more money for research and screening, says Dr. Robert...more »


26.03.2015

Helping the homeless is not a political choice

Athens this week defied the Commission by enacting new social inclusion measures for the homeless. But denying Greek citizens their fundamental right to housing assistance would be a breach of EU law, argue Freek Spinnewijn and...more »


26.03.2015

Juncker chooses Ukraine for first trip abroad

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday (25 March) said he will visit Kyiv next week on his first bilateral trip since taking office in November, in a show of support for Ukraine's embattled...more »


26.03.2015

EU gives boost to Guinea-Bissau after years of instability

International donors pledged more than €1 billion for Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday to support a 10-year development plan aimed at giving the country a new start after prolonged political instability. The total fell short of the...more »


26.03.2015

First Serbian politician accepts invitation to Kosovo

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić became the first government official to visit Pristina at Kosovo's invitation since the territory unilaterally declared independence from Belgrade in 2008. Dačić attended a Western Balkans...more »


26.03.2015

Member states face legal action over energy efficiency

EXCLUSIVE/ More than two thirds of EU countries face European Commission legal action and possible fines, after failing to translate the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law. 19 member states have missed the...more »


26.03.2015

Commission hopes to sue Germany over weak conservation efforts

Germany is is not fulfilling its responsibility to preserve biodiversity and maintain protected wildlife sites, causing Brussels to initiate infringement proceedings against Berlin. EurActiv Germany reports.more »


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