POLES APART Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

POLES APART Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

The Poles can never have had much doubt that blaming Russia for the Second World War would upset Vladimir Putin.  ...
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EDITORIAL : What does the US-Iran crisis mean for Europe ?

EDITORIAL : What does the US-Iran crisis mean for Europe ?

In the deepening conflict between Iran and the United States, the European Union seems well and truly caught in the...
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CARLES PUIGDEMONT – A RENEGADE IN EXILE – The man who dared cross the ‘red line’

CARLES PUIGDEMONT – A RENEGADE IN EXILE – The man who dared cross the ‘red line’

The year is 2017, and the place, the small town of Amer in the Province of Girona, some 120 kilometres...
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A CATALÁN AMONG THE PIGEONS – Madrid defies EU law to punish separatists

A CATALÁN AMONG THE PIGEONS – Madrid defies EU law to punish separatists

Catalonia and the rest of Spain have seldom seen eye to eye.   The hostility began long before the Spanish civil...
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CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS)?  European Defence and Security after Brexit

CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS (WITH BENEFITS)? European Defence and Security after Brexit

Eurofighter typhoon fgr.mk 4 © SAC Cathy Sharples In May 1993, when the Maastricht Treaty was put to the Danish...
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THE EU’S NEW COHESION POLICY

THE EU’S NEW COHESION POLICY

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and...
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POLES APART – Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

POLES APART – Putin’s fury as Poles blame Russia for World War II

The Poles can never have had much doubt that blaming Russia for the Second World War would upset Vladimir Putin.  ...
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COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EU AND MOROCCO

COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EU AND MOROCCO

The EU is boosting its support with new programmes worth €389 million The European Commission is today adopting new cooperation programmes...
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CRIME GANG MAKES OVER €2 MILLION TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL STEROIDS WORLDWIDE

CRIME GANG MAKES OVER €2 MILLION TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL STEROIDS WORLDWIDE

On 16 December an investigation by  the Financial Police Division of Hellenic Police (Διεύθυνση Οικονομικής Αστυνομίας της Ελληνικής Αστυνομίας), the...
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ECHR – Ruling condemns Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech

ECHR – Ruling condemns Lithuania for failing to act on online hate speech

In 2015, two Lithuanian young men, Pijus Beizaras and Mangirdas Levickas turned to a non-governmental organisation, the National Lesbian, Gay,...
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Scotland, England and Brexit SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT

By Jim Gibbons In October 1297 the great Scottish hero Sir William Wallace, together with Andrew Moray, wrote to the leaders of the Hanseatic League in Lübeck, assuring them of safe access to Scottish ports…


EIB : 600 million per year venture debt financing

EU Bank provides EUR 600 million of venture debt financing per year for innovative European companies More than 25,000 high-quality jobs sustained Enormous growth potential of venture financing in Europe as it remains far behind…


The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition

The EU shields 320,000 direct jobs across Europe from unfair foreign competition through its trade defence measures, according to a report out on 28 March 2019. The Juncker Commission has strengthened Europe’s trade defence toolbox…


New device to help treat carbon monoxide poisoning allowed by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of a new device, ClearMate, intended to be used in an emergency room setting to help treat patients suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The device uses…


A £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems in the UK

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has awarded a £235m contract to support nuclear propulsion systems and revealed the name of the third Dreadnought submarine. The multi-million-pound deal with Rolls-Royce Submarines Limited will provide the support, advice…