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German transit zones unpopular

Disagreement is growing over the plan to introduce transit zones for asylum seekers on the German border. Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière has been criticised for breaking agreements.more »


Samsung TVs appear more energy efficient in tests than in real life

Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether theymore »


10 Pledges for a world of Solidarity and Development

This weekend the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been adopted in New York by the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives. The S&D Group presents in this film the 10 PLEDGES for Solidarity and...more »


Slovakia pushes ahead with legal action over EU refugee quotas

Slovkia agreed on Wednesday (30 September) to take legal action at the European Court of Justice against the EU plan to distribute 120,000 asylum seekers, Prime Minister Robert Fico said yesterday. EurActiv Slovakia reports.more »


East Ukraine battlefield produces good news ahead of Paris summit

The EU welcomed as a “positive step forward” the agreement reached yesterday (30 September) between Kyiv and insurgents, to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine.more »


World Heart Day announcement: EU health information system coming soon

The European Commission is planning to have its pan-European health information system operational in about one year, an official told a Parliament event on World Heart Day (29 September).more »


Vulnerable road users key to reaching safety targets

SPECIAL REPORT / Road safety is one of the areas in which the EU can claim progress. Since the first targets were agreed on in 2000, the number of road deaths in the bloc has been cut by 53%.more »

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