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Satellite imagery exposes Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

Satellite imagery exposes Russian combat troops inside Ukraine

NATO released new satellite images on 28 August that show Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine. The images, captured in late August, depict Russian self-propelled artillery units moving in a convoy through the Ukrainian countryside and then preparing for action by establishing firing positions in the area of […]

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EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

EU 2015 Budget negotiations: EUA warns against making cuts to research payments

In July, the Council of the EU’s Permanent Representatives Committee agreed its position on the EU draft budget for 2015, which is set to be negotiated in the next months with the other EU institutions (European Commission and Parliament). The European University Association (EUA) understands the Council position* on the European Commission’s draft budget proposal […]

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EU ‘must renew efforts to tackle crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine’

EU ‘must renew efforts to tackle crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine’

The Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament welcome Saturday’s special meeting of the European Council dedicated to the EU´s external relations. At the same time, S&D MEPs have criticized the failure of the EU institutions to react fast enough as the crises in the EU’s neighbourhood have intensified in recent weeks. Speaking on […]

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IEA questions impact of a non-binding renewable energy target for Europe

IEA questions impact of a non-binding renewable energy target for Europe

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised the alarm over the non-binding nature of a 27% renewable energy target for 2030 while also calling for a clear and stable framework. According to the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the absence of a binding target raises questions about how effective the overall target can be […]

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Sugarcane ethanol: Let the second reading start!

Sugarcane ethanol: Let the second reading start!

Opinion by Géraldine Kutas After a short break occasioned by the European elections in May, it will soon be time for new and returning Members of the European Parliament to embark on second reading discussions on ILUC. Member states adopted their common position on 13 June and, as soon the text is presented to MEPs […]

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European Commission announces emergency market support measures for milk sector

European Commission announces emergency market support measures for milk sector

The European Commission has announced today (28 August) that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products and to limit the negative effects on the internal market. The Commission has also confirmed that […]

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