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2009-03-25

Culture

Journey in images across Europe

Lithuania’s Fine Arts Museum is holding an exhibition of landscape pictures to tie in with other events in Vilnius, one of the European Capitals of

Lithuania’s Fine Arts Museum is holding an exhibition of landscape pictures to tie in with other events in Vilnius, one of the European Capitals of

Culture

Art gallery takes centre stage in Vilnius

One of the most important projects taking place in Vilnius – one of Europe’s Culture Capitals this year – is the opening of the National Gallery of

One of the most important projects taking place in Vilnius – one of Europe’s Culture Capitals this year – is the opening of the National Gallery of

Science_technology

Radio tags and invisible ink to rescue European forests

From the pine trees in southern Europe to the spruce forests near the Arctic Circle, about 25 million cubic meters of wood are wasted every year in

From the pine trees in southern Europe to the spruce forests near the Arctic Circle, about 25 million cubic meters of wood are wasted every year in

Business

Continental workers protest as French jobless totals rise

Hundreds of French workers for German car parts maker Continental have marched through central Paris. They were protesting against the closure of the

Hundreds of French workers for German car parts maker Continental have marched through central Paris. They were protesting against the closure of the

Business

HSBC to cut more jobs

HSBC has announced plans to lay off 1,200 people in Britain, outsourcing some of those jobs to India. The UK based bank said the banking

HSBC has announced plans to lay off 1,200 people in Britain, outsourcing some of those jobs to India. The UK based bank said the banking

Business

Wednesday 25th March

European shares finished the session up for the fifth day in a row. They tracked Wall Street which was boosted by upbeat US economic data

European shares finished the session up for the fifth day in a row. They tracked Wall Street which was boosted by upbeat US economic data

Business

German corporate sentiment slumps further

German business morale in March fell to its lowest level since reunification in 1990. That is according to the monthly survey of 7,000 firms by

German business morale in March fell to its lowest level since reunification in 1990. That is according to the monthly survey of 7,000 firms by

Business

Netherlands unveils stimulus plan

The Dutch government is planning to spend six billion euros over the next two years to stimulate the country’s economy. The package will include

The Dutch government is planning to spend six billion euros over the next two years to stimulate the country’s economy. The package will include

Culture

Curtain up in Vilnius

Vilnius, one of the European Capitals of Culture this year, is focusing on both its heritage and its future. One project underway is the new European

Vilnius, one of the European Capitals of Culture this year, is focusing on both its heritage and its future. One project underway is the new European

News

Siniora welcomes US and EU warming of relations with Syria

In a few days the Arab summit will be held in Doha, and the campaign for Lebanon’s parliamentary election, on the 7th of June begins. It will be a

In a few days the Arab summit will be held in Doha, and the campaign for Lebanon’s parliamentary election, on the 7th of June begins. It will be a

Europe

Determination builds not to let Le Pen preside at EP session

The main groups in the European parliament have agreed to prevent French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from presiding at the assembly’s next

The main groups in the European parliament have agreed to prevent French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from presiding at the assembly’s next

Europe

Sadder Budweiser

The EU’s second-highest court has told the world’s biggest brewer to ‘chill’: American Anheuser-Busch can not claim exclusive right to the

The EU’s second-highest court has told the world’s biggest brewer to ‘chill’: American Anheuser-Busch can not claim exclusive right to the

Europe

Lisbon Treaty's further jolts in Prague

Ratification of the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty by the Czech Republic will be harder with the government having lost the no-confidence

Ratification of the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty by the Czech Republic will be harder with the government having lost the no-confidence

News

Europe rejects US stimulus boost calls

Europe continues to resist US calls to increase government spending on anti-recession stimulus plans. Jean-Claude Juncker – who speaks for the

Europe continues to resist US calls to increase government spending on anti-recession stimulus plans. Jean-Claude Juncker – who speaks for the

News

Vandals attack Sir Fred Goodwin's home

Vandals have attacked the Edinburgh home of the disgraced former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland. A group calling itself ‘Bank Bosses Are

Vandals have attacked the Edinburgh home of the disgraced former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland. A group calling itself ‘Bank Bosses Are

Europe

Czech PM: Govt collapse will have "no impact" on EU

The Czech Prime Minister says his political downfall will have “no impact” on the country’s presidency of the EU. His coalition lost a

The Czech Prime Minister says his political downfall will have “no impact” on the country’s presidency of the EU. His coalition lost a

News

Netanyahu pledges to talk peace with Palestinians

Fresh from coalition talks with the centre-left Labour party, Israel’s prospective Prime Minister has tried to ensure international acceptance, by

Fresh from coalition talks with the centre-left Labour party, Israel’s prospective Prime Minister has tried to ensure international acceptance, by

News

Space station prepares for new life

High above the earth, the International Space Station is preparing to fulfill the dreams of its creators. The latest shuttle mission allowed the

High above the earth, the International Space Station is preparing to fulfill the dreams of its creators. The latest shuttle mission allowed the

News

Romania gets IMF money to fight recession

Romania has become the third European Union country to get a multi-billion euro loan to fight the recession. It will provide stability and ease

Romania has become the third European Union country to get a multi-billion euro loan to fight the recession. It will provide stability and ease

News

Europe rejects US calls to spend more

European leaders have distanced themsevles from American calls to dig deeper to beat the recession, saying the main priority must be strengthening

European leaders have distanced themsevles from American calls to dig deeper to beat the recession, saying the main priority must be strengthening

News

EU backs Czech presidency

The European Commission says it is confident the Czech Republic will continue to effectively preside over the European Union – despite the government

The European Commission says it is confident the Czech Republic will continue to effectively preside over the European Union – despite the government

News

Romania wins IMF loan

Romania has won a 20 billion euro loan from the International Monetary Fund, to help it tackle the growing financial crisis. The package is expected

Romania has won a 20 billion euro loan from the International Monetary Fund, to help it tackle the growing financial crisis. The package is expected

News

Labour join Netanyahu's coalition

Israel’s Labour party has narrowly voted to join a coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud. Labour leader Ehud

Israel’s Labour party has narrowly voted to join a coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu of the right-wing Likud. Labour leader Ehud

News

Czech political crisis poses problems for the EU.

The Czech government has lost a vote of confidence mid-way through its tenure of the rotating EU presidency. The centre-right coalition of Prime

The Czech government has lost a vote of confidence mid-way through its tenure of the rotating EU presidency. The centre-right coalition of Prime