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European Food Safety Authority: Insecticides Pose “Unacceptable Danger” to Bees

January 16, 2013

“The report comes just months after the UK government dismissed a fast-growing body of evidence of harm to bees as insufficient to justify banning the chemicals.”

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European Court of Human Rights: British Airways Employee Discriminated Against Because of her Christian Beliefs

January 15, 2013

“She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing a cross visibly.”

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Audit: European Union-Funded Green Efficiency Projects Not Cost-Effective in EU-Member States

January 15, 2013

“The projects examined by the Court of Auditors were in the Czech Republic, Italy and Lithuania. Those countries received the most EU funding for such projects in 2007-2013.”

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Eurostat: European Union Manufacturing Output Decreased By 0.3% in November

January 15, 2013

“The eurozone countries which saw the sharpest falls in November on a monthly basis were Portugal, where output fell 3.4%, and Spain, which saw a 2.5% drop.”

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Former Austrian Interior Minister Ernst Strasser Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Bribery

January 15, 2013

“Strasser was exposed by undercover journalists from Britain’s Sunday Times posing as lobbyists during a sting operation that ran from mid-2010 to March 2011.”

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Spanish Police Seize Highly Corrosion-Resistant Valves Intended for Iran’s Nuclear Program

January 13, 2013

“The European Union has banned the sale of such material to Iran, which denies Western accusations it is seeking to develop a capability to make nuclear weapons.”

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President Obama Urges Great Britain to Remain in the European Union

January 10, 2013

“Washington officials have made similar warnings in private in recent weeks, but this marked the first time a named senior member of Obama’s government has spoken on the record about the risks posed by Britain’s EU-membership debate.”

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EU’s European Commission Drops its European Court of Justice Referral for ACTA, Effectively Killing the Treaty

December 20, 2012

“While it was mostly dead back in July, when the EU Parliament vociferously rejected ACTA, the EU Commission, who had helped negotiate the treaty, still held out hope that it would be vindicated by the EU Court of Justice.”

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European Union Announces Support of the Plans to Deploy Troops to Mali by the African Union and ECOWAS

December 12, 2012

“The Union is pledging to provide funds from the European Development Fund as well as provide training for Malian Military.”

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European Commission Approves 37 Billion Euro Eurozone Bailout for Four Spanish Banks

November 29, 2012

“The European Commission on Wednesday approved a payment of 37 billion euros, or $48 billion, from the euro zone bailout fund to four Spanish banks on the condition that they lay off thousands of employees and close offices.”

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European Union Countries impose new sanctions on Iran targeting major Iranian State Companies

October 16, 2012

“Among the more than 30 firms and institutions listed in the EU’s Official Journal as targets for asset freezes in Europe was the National Iranian Oil Company, one of the world’s largest crude exporters, and the National Iranian Tanker Company.”

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2012 Nobel Peace Price awarded to… the European Union?

October 12, 2012

“The decision, announced to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists in Oslo, came amid the widespread international perception that the E.U. has wreaked havoc in global financial markets by being bureaucratic and plodding in managing the crisis.”

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European Shares and the Euro Currency drop amid concerns about Economic Growth and Debt

October 10, 2012

“European shares fell for the third day running on Wednesday, while the euro and Spanish and Italian bonds came under fresh pressure as economic anxiety was compounded by stuttering progress in the battle against debt.”

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Greek-Spanish Pension Dichotomy illustrates Europe’s Problems with Austerity

September 30, 2012

“In the case of Greece, under last-chance pressure from its international creditors, the governing coalition tentatively agreed on an austerity package that includes some of the most severe cuts in public pensions ever imposed in a developed country.”

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Euro depreciates and the Price of Oil falls over uncertainty related to Spain’s Bailout

September 30, 2012

“An independent audit on Friday showed Spanish banks will need a total of 59.3 billion euros ($76.3 billion) in extra capital to beef up their strength.”

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