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GBP9.3 bn EU funding for UK regions

Published on 29 -10-14

The European Commission has today confirmed that GBP9.3 billion funding will be available for UK's regions in the next seven years. In addition the UK will receive more than GBP4 billion for rural development and GBP192 million for fisheries and the maritime sector.

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GBP9.3 bn EU funding for UK regions

Single market: better prices for car rentals

Single market: better prices for car rentals

Published on 28 -10-14

Three big car rental companies – Europcar, Hertz and Avis - have committed to remove obstacles for customers across Europe to get the best deal while renting a car. This commitment comes after the European Commission sent letters to six companies in August asking them to put an end to practices that discriminate customers on the basis of their ...

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Comments by EC President Barroso on the adjustments to the EU budget (made after 24 October EU summit)

Comments by EC President Barroso on the adjustments to the EU budget (made after 24 October EU summit)

Published on 24 -10-14

I have to give an explanation of what is happening exactly, as it's a complex issue. I fully understand the surprise and also the concerns expressed by some Prime Ministers, but I want to show that there are some reasons for the documents produced by the Commission. Once again, I ask you for your patience because I think it is important to have...

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Udder nonsense that EU is forcing cows to wear nappies

Published on 10-10-2014

The Daily Mail’s headline found the perfect punning phrase: it is indeed “udder nonsense” that EU rules ban cows from defecating on Alpine slopes. A German farmer has fitted his cows with bovine diapers because, he says, cowpats constitute a fertiliser high in nitrates and are therefore outlawed by barmy Brussels bureaucrats. He has shown […]

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