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22.08.2014

UKIP launches 'win a pint with Nigel' fundraiser

The UK Independence Party is offering supporters the chance to win a pint with Nigel Farage in exchange for a donation, as it ramps up its general election campaign. UKIP is looking to build on it success in May’s European...more »


22.08.2014

Calling for a different approach to tobacco and nicotine regulation

Something is wrong with the punitive nature with which most of the world approaches tobacco and nicotine regulation. In contrast, the harm reduction approach taking shape in the US, if properly implemented, could put a huge dent...more »


22.08.2014

German government criticised for energy transition

In a recent report, Germany's Federal Court of Auditors issued sharp criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's "Energiewende', a project aimed at transitioning to renewable energy. The government says the auditors are wrong to only...more »


22.08.2014

Serbia assures EU it will not exploit Russian food ban

Under pressure from the EU to come clean following controversial statements from a member of his government, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić stated Friday (22 August) that his country had no intention of profiting from...more »


22.08.2014

Russia-Ukraine conflict divides Germany's Eurosceptics

Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is polarised over the Ukraine conflict, with Russian criticism coming from the party's leader Bernd Lucke and Brandenburg's top AfD candidate Alexander Gauland threatening to...more »


22.08.2014

Bowles blasted over move to City

The MEP who led calls to cap fund managers’ bonuses has slammed Sharon Bowles, the ex-chairman of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, for taking a job with the London Stock Exchange. Sven Giegold, a...more »


22.08.2014

EU tobacco directive faces lawsuit

The UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer, Totally Wicked, has launched a legal challenge to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches EU law. Article 20 within...more »


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