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#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

#Coal power: A need or a compromise?

Editorial Today, many countries still keep betting on maintaining an energy balance via natural resources: an approach that can have a huge negative impact on the environment. The examples are China and India in Asia and Germany in Europe. These countries use the coal industry – recently, the World Bank has published a report stating […]

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#EU-India Summit: A new momentum for the EU-India Strategic Partnership

#EU-India Summit: A new momentum for the EU-India Strategic Partnership

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 13th Summit between the European Union and India took place in Brussels on 30 March 2016. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, participated in the Summit. The EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy […]

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#India: Trade is the top priority for EU-India summit, says British MEP

#India: Trade is the top priority for EU-India summit, says British MEP

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

British MEP Daniel Dalton is showing his support for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Brussels on 30 March for the first EU-India summit in four years. One of the key discussions on the agenda is the potential for an EU-India Free Trade Agreement which would significantly benefit the West Midlands. […]

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#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

#Technology: EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU and Brazil signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 percent […]

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Minorities in China and Vietnam ‘suffering restrictions’, Parliament hears

Minorities in China and Vietnam ‘suffering restrictions’, Parliament hears

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has heard that minorities in China and Vietnam are suffering restrictions through “excessive government intervention aiming to control societal forces”. The hearing also heard that India and Sri Lanka are witnessing a rise in “religious extremism which is inspiring societal hostility and structural biases”.  The event on ‘Defending Freedoms of Religion and […]

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EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan

EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The European Commission has released additional funding of €3 million for Afghanistan to help people affected by flooding and those seeking refuge from military operations in Pakistan, bringing our overall humanitarian aid for these two countries in 2014 to €76.5m. In addition, €5m has been allocated for Pakistan for people displaced by the military operation […]

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Still facing threat of economic boycott measures from EU because of settlement policy, Israel trys to make it less dependent on European market

Still facing threat of economic boycott measures from EU because of settlement policy, Israel trys to make it less dependent on European market

By Yossi Lempkowicz The EU is today Israel’s largest import and export market and accounts for around a third of Israel’s total trade. In 2012, 35 % of Israeli imports come from the EU while 27 % of Israeli exports go to the EU. On Sunday (18 May), the Israeli government approved a three-year plan […]

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