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Ukraine: European Commission adopts legislative proposals on restrictive measures

Ukraine: European Commission adopts legislative proposals on restrictive measures

President Barroso made the following statement on 25 July: “Having been mandated to prepare a package of restrictive measures in the light of Russia’s role in destabilizing and escalating the situation in Ukraine, the European Commission tabled today a legislative proposal building on the package of targeted measures presented to member states by the Commission […]

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Denmark and Germany biggest winners of European integration since creation of EU single market

Denmark and Germany biggest winners of European integration since creation of EU single market

German economy shows annual increase of €37 billion since formation of single market in 1992 – all founding countries benefiting – deeper integration means greater benefits. Since 1992, increasing European integration within the EU single market has been having a positive impact on economic growth in all founding countries. This is especially true of Germany. […]

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Greener airports thanks to EU-funded tech

Greener airports thanks to EU-funded tech

Every summer millions of Europeans descend upon the continent’s airports on their way to sunshine and adventure. As airport users explode in number, so does the cost and environmental footprint of running an airport. Did you know that as airports get bigger and bigger they each consume as much energy as small cities? Think only […]

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EU increases humanitarian aid in Gaza in response to escalating crisis

EU increases humanitarian aid in Gaza in response to escalating crisis

The European Commission is giving an additional €5 million to support emergency relief operations in the Gaza Strip where a humanitarian crisis is becoming more dramatic by the day. The new funding will enable humanitarian organisations to deliver safe drinking water, emergency medical services, basic household items and hygiene kits, as well as food rations. […]

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The EU’s energy dependence: Facts and figures

The EU’s energy dependence: Facts and figures

The EU imports more than half of the energy it consumes and that can make it vulnerable to external energy suppliers such as Russia. To improve the situation, the European Commission presented a plan to reduce this dependence, which was discussed by Parliament’s industry committee this week. Read on to find out the key facts […]

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28 July 1914: The day an isolated crisis turned into a global conflict

28 July 1914: The day an isolated crisis turned into a global conflict

Exactly 100 years ago Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, triggering a conflict that would soon spread throughout Europe and the world and become known as the Great War. “Remembering this lesson is the best way to honour those who fought and died,” European Parliament President Martin Schulz said ahead of the sad anniversary. “28 July […]

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