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25.11.2014

Chronic diseases threaten Europe’s competitiveness

In Europe, millions of people suffer daily from chronic respiratory diseases, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which keep them from leading active professional lives.more »


25.11.2014

Greece resumes talks with lenders to exit bailout

Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris today (25 November), as Athens pushes to conclude a review by inspectors so it can make an early exit to an unpopular bailout programme. Athens had set a...more »


25.11.2014

Juncker eyes special funds to leverage €300bn investment plan

The European Commission will likely shift some of its budget into special financial instruments, in order to promote private investment when it meets on Tuesday (25 November), to agree on a €300 billion plan that can boost EU...more »


25.11.2014

The Western Balkans are becoming Russia’s new playground

After Angela Merkel delivered a trenchant foreign policy speech in Sydney on 17 November, the German chancellor took part in a follow-up discussion. Her comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were not only highly...more »


25.11.2014

Agriculture development chief: ‘The crisis after Ebola will be a food shortage crisis’

Food production structures in many West African countries face the threat of collapse – a consequence of the Ebola epidemic that is also likely to affect Europe, says Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for...more »


25.11.2014

Russia blocks Lithuanian trucks after Vilnius promises military aid to Ukraine

The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow yesterday (24 November) of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest. Trucking and logistics for trade with Russia are a...more »


25.11.2014

European Parliament to vote on recognising Palestinian state

Legislators will vote on a resolution to recognise the State of Palestine on Thursday (27 November). This symbolic event could encourage more member states to address the question. EurActiv France reports. more »


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