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18.12.2014

Austrians resist EU funding for UK's Hinkley Point nuclear project

Austrian premier Werner Faymann will today (18 December) protest at the British inclusion of landmark nuclear energy projects – including Hinckley Point – within its list of infrastructure eligible for funding under the proposed...more »


18.12.2014

UK's Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

British finance minister George Osborne was criticised by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday (17 December) for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic...more »


18.12.2014

EU reaches initial deal on capping card payment fees

An initial deal on capping fees charged for paying with debit or credit cards across the 28-nation European Union has been reached by negotiators from EU governments and the economic committee of the European Union parliament,...more »


18.12.2014

European Parliament passes watered-down Palestine resolution

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The final resolution was heavily watered down in order to obtain the support of Europe's right wing parties. EurActiv France...more »


18.12.2014

First attempt to elect Stavros Dimas president of Greece fails

Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a first round of voting yesterday (17 December), leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras looking for as many as 20 votes from independents and small parties, in order to avoid...more »


18.12.2014

Swedish far-right party rewarded for bringing down government

The Sweden Democrats, the far-right party that chose to bring down the newly-elected Swedish government earlier in December, is surging in the latest polls.more »


18.12.2014

Tusk prepares first EU summit with light discussion menu

Europe's heads of state will review the proposed €315bn Juncker investment plan at the EU summit opening today (18 December). The issue threatens to divide the Council, with Tusk planning to finish the discussion before midnight....more »


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