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Michel Barnier: London and the City are one of Europe's biggest assets

Published on 30-09-14

On what may be his last official visit, the EU's Internal Market and Financial Services Commissioner, Michel Barnier, pointed out the importance of London for Europe, saying that the City is a real asset for the single market as a whole.

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Michel Barnier: London and the City are one of Europe's biggest assets

Commissioner, Michel Barnier

Letter from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission to Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley

Letter from the President to Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley

Published on 30-09-14 

Dear Mr McGìnley,

On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to warmly congratulate you and the European team on retaining the Ryder Cup in Europe.

You have made the whole of Europe proud with this outstanding victory and in particular the clear demonstration of sportsmanship that you showed throughout...

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EU research funding: how to use nature for flood defences

EU research funding: how to use nature for flood defences

Published on 29 -09-14

A team from Plymouth University joined forces with peers from across Europe in a research project that looked to enlighten decision-making when planning, building and maintaining coastal defences. The project – THESEUS, led by the University of Bologna – came up with a computer modelli...

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Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

Brussels targets air pollution – NOT British lawns

Published on 30-09-2014

After last month’s media misrepresentation of EU rules designed to improve – not diminish – the suction performance of vacuum cleaners (see earlier blog), the latest (Now Brussels targets your lawnmower, Daily Mail) suggest “Brussels” is targeting lawnmowers. It is true that the European Commission has put forward new emission reduction measures for combustion (petrol […]

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