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16.10.2014

Digital future: a tale of two Europes

SPECIAL REPORT: Wide variations in the predicted impact of the digital sector of the future European economy are challenging policymakers' preparation for a radically different jobs market. Although most experts agree that the...more »


16.10.2014

Pierre Moscovici performs risk balancing act in French parliament

The French parliament called future European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to interview on Tuesday, 14 October. Mr. Moscovici was forced to play a delicate balancing act between his current role as a member of the French...more »


16.10.2014

Germany plans first ever cut to green energy levy

Germany's renewable energy surcharge is set to decrease for the first time in 2015, raising the prospect of lower energy prices for households. But the move attracted criticism from the Green Party, which pushed for deeper cuts....more »


16.10.2014

Farage again denied key European Parliament posts

After blocking Eurosceptic EFDD's attempts to gain the presidency of any European Parliamentary Commissions in July, pro-European groups have once again joined forces to sideline Nigel Farage's group in the Parliamentary...more »


16.10.2014

Steinmeier: numbers offer ‘shortsighted’ view of Franco-German relationship

Drones for Ukraine, no ground troops in Syria and Iraq: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius celebrated the French-German relations at a meeting in Berlin Wednesday (15...more »


16.10.2014

EU looks for volunteers to fight Ebola in West Africa

EU officials said Wednesday (15 October) that the main challenge is to mobilise more medical staff, including volunteers, and send them to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries mostly hit by the Ebola epidemic. Experts...more »


16.10.2014

Šefčovič promoted to Energy Union, Bulc gets transport

European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed Wednesday (15 October) he wants Slovakia’s Maroš Šefčovič to be his Vice-President for Energy Union, replacing Slovenia’s Alenka Bratušek, who quit after being...more »


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