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Europe in the grip of a weedkiller war

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

Farmers need to control weeds to ensure good harvests, but are they poisoning us in the process? And are we letting companies put dangerous products that may cause cancer into our food and cosmetics?

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Toxic chemicals in cosmetics?

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

Whether they are bought from the chemist or the supermarket, and whether or not they feature the mention “hypoallergenic,” “paraben free” or “dermatologically tested,” many cosmetics contain chemical

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Cuts in EU mobile roaming charges come into effect

The shock of discovering a surprisingly inflated mobile phone bill after travelling abroad within the EU should be a thing of the past from now on

The shock of discovering a surprisingly inflated mobile phone bill after travelling abroad within the EU should be a thing of the past from now on

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FBI admits outcome of data battle with Apple will set legal precedent

The ongoing battle between the FBI and Apple over access to iPhone data of a terrorist, came before Congress on Tuesday. At the hearing the chief of

The ongoing battle between the FBI and Apple over access to iPhone data of a terrorist, came before Congress on Tuesday. At the hearing the chief of

Europe

Focus on the sharing economy

This week on UTalk, a question from James in London: What are the benefits of the so-called sharing economy for consumers? Guillermo Beltrà, Head of

This week on UTalk, a question from James in London: What are the benefits of the so-called sharing economy for consumers? Guillermo Beltrà, Head of

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Eileen Chubb: fighting for the victims of silence

Eileen Chubb blew the whistle over mistreatment of patients in BUPA care homes 16 years ago. She paid a high price for it. Yet is determined to keep

Eileen Chubb blew the whistle over mistreatment of patients in BUPA care homes 16 years ago. She paid a high price for it. Yet is determined to keep

Europe

The right to be forgotten on the internet

This week on Utalk we answer a question from Sandra in Paris: “Eighteen months after the ratification of the right to be forgotten online by the

This week on Utalk we answer a question from Sandra in Paris: “Eighteen months after the ratification of the right to be forgotten online by the

Europe

Food for thought: what are 'novel foods' and how safe are they?

The safety of new types of food products is a concern for Euronews viewer Sylvie in Lyon, France who asks: “as the European Union is reviewing its

The safety of new types of food products is a concern for Euronews viewer Sylvie in Lyon, France who asks: “as the European Union is reviewing its

Europe

Is the end really nigh for roaming charges in Europe?

This week on Utalk the question comes from Jane in Dublin, who asks about roaming charges: “The European Union recently agreed to put an end to

This week on Utalk the question comes from Jane in Dublin, who asks about roaming charges: “The European Union recently agreed to put an end to

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How to complain about energy prices

Patrick from London asked: “I have received an extremely high energy bill for last month. I suppose that my energy supplier has raised their prices

Patrick from London asked: “I have received an extremely high energy bill for last month. I suppose that my energy supplier has raised their prices

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Business Line: how can banks and carmakers regain customers' trust?

Several years after the global financial crisis Europe’s banks are still trying to get back on track. Struggling to revive their fortunes and

Several years after the global financial crisis Europe’s banks are still trying to get back on track. Struggling to revive their fortunes and

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Digital copyright: do you know your rights?

What is the EU’s position on copyright in the digital era? George from Malta asks: “EU copyright rules are being reviewed to make them appropriate

What is the EU’s position on copyright in the digital era? George from Malta asks: “EU copyright rules are being reviewed to make them appropriate

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Do you know: is plastic packaging bad for your health?

Are we safe from harmful chemicals when we buy plastic-packaged food? Catherine Simoneau, head of the European reference laboratory for food contact

Are we safe from harmful chemicals when we buy plastic-packaged food? Catherine Simoneau, head of the European reference laboratory for food contact

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Food from animal clones: what European citizens need to know

Concerns about food products from cloned animals are preoccupying Emma from Lyon, who asks: “In Europe are we eating meat or milk from cloned

Concerns about food products from cloned animals are preoccupying Emma from Lyon, who asks: “In Europe are we eating meat or milk from cloned

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Holiday cancellations: what are my rights?

Sometimes it’s not clear what to do when a holiday or trip is cancelled and what your rights are as a consumer. Ewa from Warsaw asked Utalk: “If

Sometimes it’s not clear what to do when a holiday or trip is cancelled and what your rights are as a consumer. Ewa from Warsaw asked Utalk: “If

Business

France latest court to order Google to dump personal data on request

France’s data regulatory authority has ruled US giant Google must scrub European users’ data from its servers worldwide and not just in Europe, if a

France’s data regulatory authority has ruled US giant Google must scrub European users’ data from its servers worldwide and not just in Europe, if a

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Impact of 'geoblocking' on e-commerce

What can Europe do about ‘geoblocking’, which is limiting cross-border online commerce within the EU? Responding to the question, Ursula Pachl

What can Europe do about ‘geoblocking’, which is limiting cross-border online commerce within the EU? Responding to the question, Ursula Pachl

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The Importance of the CE Mark for Toys

We have all seen them, but what exactly is a CE mark for toys and how does a business obtain it?

We have all seen them, but what exactly is a CE mark for toys and how does a business obtain it?

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What you need to know about opening a bank account abroad

The challenges of opening a bank account in another country are explored in this edition of Utalk. The question comes from Alexandra in Prague: “

The challenges of opening a bank account in another country are explored in this edition of Utalk. The question comes from Alexandra in Prague: “

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EU-US trade: hopes and fears

EU-US trade – fears and hopes Food, cars, energy, finance and chemicals are some of the sectors affected by the free trade negotiations between the

EU-US trade – fears and hopes Food, cars, energy, finance and chemicals are some of the sectors affected by the free trade negotiations between the

Europe

Shining a light on the Dark Net

Want a fake passport? How about an arsenal of guns? Or just click online and with anonymity assured you could be dealing in drugs. It’s all there in

Want a fake passport? How about an arsenal of guns? Or just click online and with anonymity assured you could be dealing in drugs. It’s all there in

Europe

Dark net: full debate

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about Dark Net in Europe, please click on the link above.

To watch the full ‘On The Frontline’ debate about Dark Net in Europe, please click on the link above.

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The devil in the detail: know your rights in service contracts

Automatic extension of fixed duration contracts may be unfair if the deadline for cancelling the contract is unreasonably early, such as having to give notice 6 months before the expiry of a one-year

Automatic extension of fixed duration contracts may be unfair if the deadline for cancelling the contract is unreasonably early, such as having to give notice 6 months before the expiry of a one-year