EU: Gibraltar has not breached bloc's environmental regulations
The European Commission found that the government of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, committed no breach of the bloc's environmental regulations with its creation of an artificial reef last year and other activities, rejecting Spain's allegations to the contrary.
The tunnels that house Goering's wine collection
Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:28
It's not only Ukraine that has been moving towards a closer relationship with the European Union. Moldova too has reached out to Brussels but Russia has responded by targeting its vineyards, which have an intriguing past.
Last Updated (Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:46)
One in 10 migrants may be from sham marriage, says MP
Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:18
More than 10 per cent of immigrants coming to live in the UK may be as a result of sham marriages, a senior MP has warned.
The number of sham marriages taking place is “spiralling out of control” and could be leading to as many as 40,000 extra immigrants entering the country illegally, according to Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons home affairs select committee.
A report by the committee has said that the number of bogus marriages is increasing at an “alarming rate” and is making a “mockery” of the country’s immigration system. According to Government estimates, as many as 10,000 sham marriages could be taking place every year.
Last Updated (Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:26)
Canada-EU free trade deal to be rejected by Germany, says report
Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:58
Germany is to reject a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between the European Union and Canada which is widely seen as a template for a bigger agreement with the United States, a leading German paper reported on Saturday.
Scotland may have to be independent to stay in EU
Friday, 25 July 2014 16:56
Far from posing any real risk of Scotland getting thrown out of the European Union, a vote for independence in September’s referendum may be the only way Scots can stay in the EU.
Last Updated (Friday, 25 July 2014 13:07)
Georgieva poised to be Bulgarias European Commission nominee as issue passes to caretaker
Friday, 25 July 2014 13:02
Attempts by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) for the country to name a candidate European Commissioner other than Kristalina Georgieva appear to have failed.
At its final meeting before its resignation, the cabinet put in place on the basis of a mandate held by the BSP discussed the question of the nomination but postponed the issue.
Last Updated (Friday, 25 July 2014 13:01)
Europe Security and SuEnd dawns for Europe's space cargo delivery role
Sunday, 27 July 2014 08:14
Europe will close an important chapter in its space flight history Tuesday, launching the fifth and final robot ship it had pledged for lifeline deliveries to the International Space Station.
Kenya stares at Sh100 billion sales ban to European Union
Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:10
Kenyan horticultural traders risk losing export licences over government failure to meet set standards by the European Union (EU).
The EU has given the country up to end of September to ensure all produce meant for the market meets the “required minimum residual levels” or lose the Sh100 billion market.
Last Updated (Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:29)
Advances In Cancer Research May Be Stalled Due To New EU Patient Consent Proposition
Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:44
Researchers in Europe are concerned that a regulation meant to protect cancer patients' privacy may actually inhibit future progress in cancer research. Due to its specific wording, patients' consent must be given every time a study wishes to use add their tissue samples to a database, something that scientists say would “put a halt to many public health research efforts.”
Britain is the fastest growing economy in the developed world: IMF upgrades forecast for UK again
Friday, 25 July 2014 06:13
International Monetary Fund forecasts growth of 3.2% in 2014, 2.7% in 2015
Just a year ago the economic watchdog predicted growth of 1.5% in 2014
Puts Britain ahead of the US, Germany, France, Canada, Japan and Italy
Figures tomorrow expected to show economy is back to pre-crash levels
Last Updated (Friday, 25 July 2014 06:36)
EU latest horse meat tests show 0.61 pct positive in beef products
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:45
A second round of pan-European testing for horse meat DNA in beef products showed only 0.61 percent of samples testing positive, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
Last Updated (Friday, 25 July 2014 12:54)
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