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Biomass policy under the spotlight as EU talks kick-off

Tue, 2018-02-27 07:01
The European Union’s proposed new biomass policy has enough built-in safeguards to ensure it doesn’t lead to additional carbon emissions, an EU official told a EURACTIV event last week, amid warnings that the policy risks making global warming worse by increasing deforestation.
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Italy’s election uncertainty: What plagues the minds of investors

Tue, 2018-02-27 07:00
Investors are feeling sanguine ahead of Italy's 4 March election. The economy is strengthening and anti-euro sentiment is waning in the single-currency bloc. But the vote has the potential to throw them a curve ball.
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Albania’s Cham population wants Greek apology for wartime expulsion

Tue, 2018-02-27 07:00
Albania's Cham community, expelled from Greece after World War Two, asked Greece on Saturday to apologise for what they called a genocide against them and permit them to return to the area in northern Greece from which they were removed.
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Not yet in effect, Europe’s new data protection rules already face overseas threats

Tue, 2018-02-27 07:00
This week, the United States government will be faced with the choice of whether or not it will violate European data protection laws. In order to ensure the protection of personal data at home, European policymakers must shape rules and practices abroad, writes Christine Galvagna.
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Energy storage progress could slash electric car charging times

Tue, 2018-02-27 06:51
Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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UPS seeks €1.7 billion damages from EU for aborted TNT buyout

Tue, 2018-02-27 06:44
US package delivery giant United Parcel Service is seeking €1.7 billion ($2.1 billion) in damages from the European Commission after it stopped the firm's 2013 bid to take over TNT Express.
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Visa to defend tourists’ card fees at EU antitrust hearing

Tue, 2018-02-27 06:42
Visa will today (27 March) try to fend off European Union antitrust charges that it subjects foreign tourists to excessive fees when they use their cards in the EU, people familiar with the matter said.
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EU demands justice for murdered Slovak journalist

Tue, 2018-02-27 06:34
The European Union called on Monday for the killers of a Slovak journalist to be brought to justice after the weekend murder of Ján Kuciak raised questions about organised crime and corruption in the EU state.
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EBRD: Western Balkans could take up to 200 years to catch up with EU

Tue, 2018-02-27 06:22
Western Balkans countries need to tackle their low productivity and speed up reforms, the EBRD said on Monday, warning it could otherwise take them up to 200 years to catch up with the living standards of the EU states they hope to join.
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