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12.09.2014

It's time to take action against Islamophobia in Europe

Islamophobia is one of the most violent and frequent forms of racist violence and discrimination in Europe today. But it remains unrecognized, leaving the EU powerless in quantifying and countering this phenomenon, writes Elsa...more »


12.09.2014

Commission opposes European Citizens' Initiative against TTIP

The European Citizens' Initiative STOP TTIP has been dismissed by the European Commission. Its organisers now want to take the decision to the European courts.more »


12.09.2014

Spain divided over Cañete appointment

The designation of Miguel Arias Cañete as Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Policy in the new Commission has divided the Spanish political establishment, with the right-wing government stressing the importance of the...more »


12.09.2014

German renewables sector urged to step up investments

Germany's renewable energy sector must shoulder its market burden as it emerges from an era of comfortable subsidies, high-ranking policymaker Rainer Baake said on Thursday (11 September), as Berlin pushes for more private sector...more »


12.09.2014

The UK bagged a great Commission portfolio, now it must deliver

Jonathan Hill’s appointment to an influential portfolio provides an opportunity for the UK to work for the British people who see reform and change in the EU, not defeat and exit, as the real prize, writes Peter Wilding.more »


12.09.2014

Vulture funds could hold crisis-hit EU nations to ransom

The UN General Assembly’s landmark resolution to create a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring will change how future debt crisis are managed. Although European Union countries are vulnerable to vulture funds, which...more »


12.09.2014

New EU sanctions against Russia come into effect

The European Union put into effect on Friday (12 September) a new round of sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies and asset freezes on leading...more »


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