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2010-09-20

Europe

Closer budget coordination for the EU

As part of the growth and stability pact, the “European Semester” constitutes a new surveillance tool to reinforce budgetary coordination among the

As part of the growth and stability pact, the “European Semester” constitutes a new surveillance tool to reinforce budgetary coordination among the

Europe

Green Jobs: myth or reality?

We see ‘green jobs’ almost all over Europe, being promoted for growth, sustainable development and as an arm against unemployment. What is their real

We see ‘green jobs’ almost all over Europe, being promoted for growth, sustainable development and as an arm against unemployment. What is their real

News

Ban: UN millennium goals can be met

A UN summit to review its Millennium Development Goals has opened in New York with a rallying call that its objectives to eradicate poverty, disease

A UN summit to review its Millennium Development Goals has opened in New York with a rallying call that its objectives to eradicate poverty, disease

News

Juan de Dios Ramirez Heredia, Spanish Roma MEP

Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia has seen much change in Spain, and along with the Spanish the Roma people have changed, too. Himself an atypical Roma

Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia has seen much change in Spain, and along with the Spanish the Roma people have changed, too. Himself an atypical Roma

Business

Bollywood firm expected to bid for MGM

From Hollywood to Bollywood. In the latest twist in the MGM saga, one of the most famous characters of the silver screen, James Bond, could soon be

From Hollywood to Bollywood. In the latest twist in the MGM saga, one of the most famous characters of the silver screen, James Bond, could soon be

Europe

Consumer group action in court moves down EU agenda

US-style group action lawsuits across the EU are no longer order of the day for the European Commission. Introducing into EU legislation new

US-style group action lawsuits across the EU are no longer order of the day for the European Commission. Introducing into EU legislation new

Europe

GMO cultivation debate heats up for autumn

The French Department of Gers, a source of the delicacy ‘foie gras’, is proceeding with a legal case against the European Commission, over

The French Department of Gers, a source of the delicacy ‘foie gras’, is proceeding with a legal case against the European Commission, over

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New face of far-right politics in Sweden

31-year-old Jimmie Akesson is the new face of Sweden’s extreme right. A committed Swedish democrat since the age of 15, in 5 years he has managed to

31-year-old Jimmie Akesson is the new face of Sweden’s extreme right. A committed Swedish democrat since the age of 15, in 5 years he has managed to

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Keep spending on aid, Ban tells world leaders

A UN summit to review its Millenium Development Goals has opened in New York with a rallying call that its objectives to eradicate poverty, disease

A UN summit to review its Millenium Development Goals has opened in New York with a rallying call that its objectives to eradicate poverty, disease

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Bulgarian prosecutors move over institutional child abuse

Charges of criminal negligence are being prepared in Bulgaria over nearly 200 cases of death and abuse in institutions for children with learning

Charges of criminal negligence are being prepared in Bulgaria over nearly 200 cases of death and abuse in institutions for children with learning

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Police probe woman's motive for killing spree

As police in Germany investigate yesterday’s shooting spree in which four people were killed, an amateur video shows events unfolding as a woman ran

As police in Germany investigate yesterday’s shooting spree in which four people were killed, an amateur video shows events unfolding as a woman ran

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Afghan poll overshadowed by suspected fraud

A wave of fraud allegations have cast fresh doubt over Afghanistan’s latest parliamentary poll. The country’s election watchdog said it had

A wave of fraud allegations have cast fresh doubt over Afghanistan’s latest parliamentary poll. The country’s election watchdog said it had

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Russia sacks civil servants to save 1 bln euros

Russia will sack 20 percent of the country’s public sector workers to save more than one billion euros. Some 100,000 civil servants will lose their

Russia will sack 20 percent of the country’s public sector workers to save more than one billion euros. Some 100,000 civil servants will lose their

Business

Nissan's big plans for China

Japanese car giant, Nissan, has opened its latest factory in China, declaring it intends to double its capacity in the country by 2012. It aims to

Japanese car giant, Nissan, has opened its latest factory in China, declaring it intends to double its capacity in the country by 2012. It aims to

Business

Non-European sales boost for Renault

Renault is en route to sell as many cars outside Europe as within it in just two years. Non-European sales currently account for 40 per cent of the

Renault is en route to sell as many cars outside Europe as within it in just two years. Non-European sales currently account for 40 per cent of the

Business

French banks fined over cheque charges

Some of France’s biggest banks have been fined close to 400 million euros for colluding on charging fees for cashing cheques. The national

Some of France’s biggest banks have been fined close to 400 million euros for colluding on charging fees for cashing cheques. The national

Business

BP notes oil spill payout increase

BP says payouts to those affected by its Gulf of Mexico oil spill have shot up since an independent body took over dispensing funds on September

BP says payouts to those affected by its Gulf of Mexico oil spill have shot up since an independent body took over dispensing funds on September

Science_technology

Building roads from old tyres

Millions of tons of tyres are thrown away in Europe each year – 3.2 million tons to be exact. And since 2003 they all have to be recycled.

Millions of tons of tyres are thrown away in Europe each year – 3.2 million tons to be exact. And since 2003 they all have to be recycled.

Culture

Soviet worker art show in St Petersburg

Hymn To The Labour at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg showcases some 200 pieces of Soviet-era art, many of which have not been displayed for

Hymn To The Labour at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg showcases some 200 pieces of Soviet-era art, many of which have not been displayed for

Culture

Estonian snaps up Cartoon d'Or with Crocodile

For the makers of Europe’s animated films, winning the Cartoon d’Or award at the prestigious Cartoon Forum is a real feather in the cap. Five short

For the makers of Europe’s animated films, winning the Cartoon d’Or award at the prestigious Cartoon Forum is a real feather in the cap. Five short

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Severe flooding in Italy and Croatia

Heavy flooding has struck parts of Italy, including the centre of Milan. Firefighters have been called in to rescue some motorists who were trapped

Heavy flooding has struck parts of Italy, including the centre of Milan. Firefighters have been called in to rescue some motorists who were trapped

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France raises terror alert after foiling planned plot

France has raised its terror threat to one below the highest after its security services say they uncovered a plot by a female suicide bomber to blow

France has raised its terror threat to one below the highest after its security services say they uncovered a plot by a female suicide bomber to blow

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Twenty dead in India train crash

At least twenty people have been killed and fifty injured after two trains collided in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The crash

At least twenty people have been killed and fifty injured after two trains collided in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The crash

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UN set to review millennium goals

World powers meet in New York on Monday to review the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on health, poverty and hunger. The UN set a

World powers meet in New York on Monday to review the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) on health, poverty and hunger. The UN set a

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Tensions mount in China-Japan dispute

As anti-Japanese demonstrations are held in Beijing, there is a warning of a deepening crisis in a China-Japan sea dispute. The Chinese government

As anti-Japanese demonstrations are held in Beijing, there is a warning of a deepening crisis in a China-Japan sea dispute. The Chinese government

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Third tunnel being dug to reach Chilean miners

Rescuers in Chile have begun drilling a third escape tunnel which may be needed to reach 33 miners trapped underground since August the 5th. The

Rescuers in Chile have begun drilling a third escape tunnel which may be needed to reach 33 miners trapped underground since August the 5th. The

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Swedish elections mark 'the end of an era'

Is Sweden’s love affair with social democracy over? That’s the question Swedish media asked on Monday following the country’s general

Is Sweden’s love affair with social democracy over? That’s the question Swedish media asked on Monday following the country’s general

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Ahmadinejad meets Ban Ki-moon in NY

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being urged to do more to help resolve the row over Iran’s nuclear programme. The appeal comes from the UN Secretary General

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being urged to do more to help resolve the row over Iran’s nuclear programme. The appeal comes from the UN Secretary General

Nocomment

Waiters race in Brussels

120 professionals and amateurs took part in the annual waiters race in Brussels. Participants had to run 2.5 kilometres carrying a tray with three

120 professionals and amateurs took part in the annual waiters race in Brussels. Participants had to run 2.5 kilometres carrying a tray with three