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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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EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes

The European Union today (28 August) took an important step towards creating a comprehensive EU investment policy, with the publication of a Regulation setting out a new set of rules to manage disputes under the EU’s investment agreements with its trading partners. The rules – set out in the Regulation on financial responsibility under future […]

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Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

Faster, more accurate flood warnings through EU research

Imprints’ early warning software provides a real-time overview of potential flash floods. Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood are just three examples of EU-funded projects that have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities […]

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Business Climate Indicator broadly flat in August

Business Climate Indicator broadly flat in August

In August 2014 the Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the eurozone remained broadly flat (at +0.16) compared to July (+0.17). Managers’ more optimistic appraisals of past production and, to a lesser extent, export order books were offset by a marked decrease in their assessment of expected production. Managers’ views on the level of stocks of […]

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Insights into Turkish domestic and international politics during 16 July-15 August 2014

Insights into Turkish domestic and international politics during 16 July-15 August 2014

By John VanPool, EGF Turkey and Black Sea Regional Analyst Key points  Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan becomes the first popularly elected president of the Turkish Republic, capturing 51.7 percent of the vote and avoiding a run off.  Since the Presidency is still a largely ceremonial post, expect President-elect Erdogan to push hard for […]

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