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Study: Consumers duped by recommended serving sizes

Whether it is a question of high blood pressure, cholesterol levels or obesity, Europeans' health depends more and more on diet.more »


Sefcovic: Nord Stream is not in conformity with the Energy Union's goals

The European Commission so far is only aware of general information about the project, and is therefore unable to make conclusive decisions, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.more »


Turkey and Greece seek NATO mission in Aegean, German official says

Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German government official said late yesterday (10 February).more »


Commission’s 'green' CAP questionable, study says

The implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2014-2020 is not as “green” as the European Commission is claiming, a new study has found. The European Commission, though, shares a different view. more »


IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine yesterday (10 February) because of the country's "slow progress" in fighting corruption.more »


Azerbaijan's rejection of EU association was an eye-opener for Brussels

Azerbaijan is the best example that the one-size-fits-all approach of the EU vis-à-vis its neighbours does not work, a Commission official admitted to an audience in Brussels.more »


GMOs and pesticides could be tolerated in organic food under new EU rules

The European Parliament's Agriculture committee (AGRI) adopted a report containing a set of proposed revisions to EU organic farming standards on Monday (8 February). One change that met with mixed reactions from MEPs was a...more »

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