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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 modelling software which tests different scenarios of flood defences and the consequences of choosing one or an...


EU research funding: how to use nature for flood defences

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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...


EC London Office weekly round-up

EC London Office weekly round-up

Published on 26-09-14

Each week, we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising London events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at



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Tidying up the facts on EU vacuum cleaner rules

Published on 22-08-2014

Without reiterating all the points we made on our blog a year ago (we sometimes like a punning headline ourselves), here are ten key facts on the new EU rules coming into force on 1 September to make vacuum cleaners work better and waste less energy. 1) There is NO ban on vacuum cleaners that suck […]


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