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Safer lorry designs approved by MEPs

Published on 15-04-14

Proposals to make lorries safer and greener have been endorsed by MEPs.  The revised lorry standards, put forward by the Commission in 2013, will allow for rounded shaped cabs to improve drivers' field of vision and cut the tragic number of deaths on Europe's roads every year.  Aerodynamic modifications will also mean a reduction in fuel consumption as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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Safer lorry designs approved by MEPs

EC London Office weekly round-up

EC London Office weekly round-up

Published on 11-04-14

We are trialling this new weekly round-up of EU news. Each week, we will sum up the main news from Brussels, more relevant to a UK audience as well as events which took place at Europe House. On top of that, we will pick out one of the week's most interesting EU stories or comment pieces –, a fact about the EU, as well as our quote of the week, tweet of ...

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New era in earth observation to lift off with UK technology aboard

New era in earth observation to lift off with UK technology aboard

Published on 03-04-14

The first satellite in the EU's earth observation programme Copernicus is scheduled to be launched on a SOYUZ rocket from Europe's spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana, later today.  Data provided by the satellite will have many More...

Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

Hot coffee

Published on 17-04-2014

There have been some rumblings that the EU is set to ban coffee machines or force cold coffee on the general public. We wish to cut this myth off at the pass and explain why new rules coming into force as of January 2015 will not affect your beloved old coffee machine and why any […]

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