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Energoatom takes further step towards achieving energy independence for Ukraine

Energoatom takes further step towards achieving energy independence for Ukraine

A contract on the supply of enriched uranium between the French company AREVA and the Ukrainian enterprise SE NNEGC Energoatom was signed on 24 April 2015 in the representative office of SE NNEGC Energoatom in Brussels. The contract was signed by Yuriy Nedashkovsky, president of SE NNEGC Energoatom and Olivier Wantz, senior executive vice president, […]

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Tourism minister touts new Battle of Waterloo memorial

Tourism minister touts new Battle of Waterloo memorial

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wallonia’s tourism minister Rene Collin says a new Battle of Waterloo memorial will double the number of visitors to the site and help boost tourism for the whole region. Speaking at a news conference to promote the new 1815 Memorial, the minister admitted it had been a “real challenge” trying to meet the completion date. […]

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Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims hold photos of their loved ones. @Rohat Ali Rajib The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago today (24 April), claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people. The tragedy highlighted the human cost of cheap clothing. On 29 April MEPs vote on a resolution on the progress […]

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Schulz: ‘Lack of European migration policy is turning Mediterranean into a graveyard’

Schulz: ‘Lack of European migration policy is turning Mediterranean into a graveyard’

Europe should come up with a common asylum and migration policy that is humane and realistic, Martin Schulz warned EU leaders. The European Parliament president was speaking at the start of an extraordinary European summit dedicated to migration after hundreds of people died in one week trying to cross the Mediterranean. Schulz said: “Our immediate […]

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MEPs approve European Fund for Strategic Investment

MEPs approve European Fund for Strategic Investment

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Plans to create a fund that seeks to unlock and leverage private investment in Europe’s economy have been approved by MEPs. The issue was voted on by a joint meeting of two committees in the European Parliament. The flagship European Fund for Strategic Investment – often referred to as ‘The Juncker Plan’ – aims to […]

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Campaign groups protest over fracking companies ‘behind-the-scenes’ EU influence

Campaign groups protest over fracking companies ‘behind-the-scenes’ EU influence

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

An investigation by two campaign groups says that fracking companies are dominating the “behind-the-scenes” agenda on EU fracking policies. Friends of the Earth Europe and Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) claim that the promotion and expansion of controversial fracking in Europe has become the “core aim” of an advisory network set up by the European Commission last year. […]

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Time to reboot the EU’s health programme

Time to reboot the EU’s health programme

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan This week has seen the European Commission’s health strategy come in for considerable criticism in sections of the Brussels-based press, from stakeholders in the health arena, and even from the EC’s own staff.  Some have argued that, actually, there’s no real strategy at all and, […]

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