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Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution. Advertisements

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tech CEOs talk start-ups, investment & competition

Entrepreneur explains how he turned ‎€3,000 into more than a million for his start-up in just 18 months in the first of two interviews.

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

ISDS decision delayed to end of TTIP talks

The European Union won’t decide whether to include the investor- state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) until the “final phase of the negotiations” with the … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

India outperforms Netherlands and Austria on climate

India’s climate protection performance has been ranked above nine European Union countries, including the Netherlands, Austria, and Poland, by climate campaigners. India has a very low level of per capita … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mogherini pushes Kerry for energy chapter in TTIP

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini yesterday (3 December) pushed for the inclusion of an energy chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during talks with US … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

EU dependent on Russian gas for ‘foreseeable future’, warns IEA

The European Union will remain dependent on Russian pipeline gas imports for the “foreseeable future”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned. As domestic fossil fuel production continues to decline … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU

Primates and monkeys are being sold in the European Union through websites like eBay, an investigation has found. Endangered frogs, lizards, turtles, tortoises and exotic birds are advertised online in the … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

US multinationals could sue EU governments through CETA

American multinationals could use investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the European Union-Canada trade deal to sue EU governments in costly legal battles that could stymie policymaking, campaigners have warned. Corporations … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Financial services off the table at next round of TTIP talks

Financial services will remain off the negotiating table in the next round of talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a leaked draft of the European … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Entrepreneurs picking Silicon Valley over EU, says Barroso

European digital entrepreneurs are moving to Silicon Valley rather than set up their business in the EU, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today (22 May) told delegates at the Lisbon … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

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