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Diesel-powered trains © Train Photos

UK to phase out diesel-powered trains by 2040

The UK has announced plans to phase out all diesel-powered trains by 2040 as part of its wider decarbonisation strategy. The UK has already committed...
Viktor Orbán rejected criticism of EU spending in Hungary © European People's Party

EU spending in Hungary needs review, say MEPs

The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee has warned about potential misuse of funds and called for a review of EU spending in Hungary. The group...
Michel Barnier defends leaked draft proposals for Brexit © European People's Party

Barnier defends EU’s leaked draft proposals for Brexit

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has defended leaked draft proposals which were earlier criticised by his UK counterpart, David Davis. A major point...
Davis criticises UK single market access © Estonian Foreign Ministry

Possible UK single market access restrictions criticised

UK Brexit secretary David Davis has criticised a leaked EU paper which suggested it could restrict UK single market access during the country’s Brexit...
Virtual currencies © Kārlis Dambrāns

ECB calls for clampdown on virtual currencies

Yves Mersch, a member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, has called for a global clampdown on virtual currencies, such as...
Commissioner Karmenu Vella welcomed the LIFE funding instrument announcement © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

LIFE funding instrument to invest €98.2m in circular economy

The European Commission has approved a €98.2 million investment from the LIFE funding instrument to support the transition to a circular economy. The investment will...
Martin Schulz agreed 'grand coalition' deal with Angela Merkel © SPD Schleswig-Holstein

‘Grand coalition’ deal struck in German negotiations

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has agreed a new 'grand coalition' deal with the centre left Social Democrats (SPD) more than four...
Commissioner Pierre Moscovici commented on the winter interim economic forecast © Aron Urb (EU2017EE)

EU winter interim economic forecast shows rapid growth

According to its winter interim economic forecast, the EU beat expectations last year with the fastest growth in ten years. The growth rate for both...
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager welcomed new electricity capacity mechanisms © Friends of Europe

Electricity capacity mechanisms agreed by EU

The European Commission has approved new electricity capacity mechanisms in six member states, to ensure the security of supply. The new measures were approved under EU...
Norways plastic bottles recycling scheme could help the UK © an.difal

Could this Norwegian scheme solve the UK’s plastic bottle problem?

Advisors to the UK government have recommended Norway’s deposit system as a way to improve recycling of plastic bottles. The scheme involves specialised machines which...

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