EU scheme set to combine studies and sport, compete with us

Brussels December, 3rd 2016


A new project aimed at university athletes is due to be launched next year, in an attempt to make Europe more attractive to students and breathe fresh air into public confidence in the European project.

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EU unveils 'winter package' of power reforms

Brussels November, 3rd November

EU regulators will unveil reforms today (30 November) to promote a greater share of renewables in Europe’s grid by 2030, with plans to cut energy use by 30%, phase out subsidies for coal-fired plants and enforce greater cross-border trade.

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Winter package leaves doubts hanging over Europe's energy future

Brussels November, 11th 2016

The European Commission’s winter package is an awkward attempt at blending diverging national energy strategies and satisfy the advocates of coal, nuclear and renewables. EurActiv France reports.

Energy industry lobbyists and green activists alike are eagerly awaiting the publication of these 1,000 pages of EU legislation, due on 30 November.

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Eurozone unemployment falls below 10%

Brussels December, 1st 2016

Unemployment in the eurozone has fallen below the symbolic mark of 10% for the first time since April 2011, EU data showed yesterday (1 December).

The fall is a welcome boost to the European economy, which is muddling through a slow recovery from the eurozone debt crisis and faces new problems such as Brexit and the rise of political populism.

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Young Europeans keep finding difficult to fly the nest

Brussels November, 29th 2016


New statistics highlight how seriously Europe’s economic malaise is still affecting young people, as significant numbers of 18-35 year-olds continue to live with their parents.

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An AAA-rated society for workers' rights

Brussels November, 17th 2016 

This European Commission promised progress on social issues, but so far none has materialised. Europe’s workers need job security, well-defined right and a fair standard of living, writes Oliver Roethig.

Oliver Roethig is the Regional Secretary of UNI Europa, the European Services Workers’ Union.

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EU champions 'people power' but devil lies in the detail

Brussels December, 1st 2016


The European Commission’s Winter Package of energy proposals, unveiled yesterday (30 November), is set to boost household and local power generation, but obstacles remain.

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Europe needs a new digital deal

Brussels November, 27th 2016


Europe’s next big challenge is the coming digital revolution and how to harness it. Nobody will be left untouched by the consequences of our digital policies, writes Bjarke Møller.

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Global climate action push ahead, despite slim pickings at COP22

Brussels November, 21st 2016

The UN’s 22nd climate change conference closed on Friday (18 November) with no tangible results.  But the decision of the most vulnerable states to convert to 100% renewable energy is a good signal for the future.

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