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Environment Agency warns of serious pollution incidents in UK waters © Iain Merchant

Environment Agency demands fewer serious pollution incidents in UK waters

The UK’s Environment Agency has published a new report on water quality which warns that there are still too many serious pollution incidents in...
Maritime UK warns of permanent 20 mile-long traffic jam post Brexit © Highways England

Maritime UK warns of permanent 20 mile-long traffic jam post-Brexit

David Dingle, the chair of Maritime UK, has urged the UK government to invest in rail and road infrastructure to prevent a permanent 20...
Vera Jourová promotes EU consumer regulations © Annika Haas

Social media companies ‘not compliant’ with EU consumer regulations

Efforts made by social media companies to improve compliance with EU consumer regulations have been criticised by the European Commission. The European Commission issued a...
EDF announces new funding for defence research projects © Raigo Pajula (EU2017EE)

European Defence Fund announces new funding for defence research projects

The European Defence Fund (EDF) has announced a raft of new funding for defence research projects across the EU, which will cover naval, airborne...
Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged a funding shortfall ahead of Germany's command of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Germany ‘lacks equipment’ for Very High Readiness Joint Task Force

A new report has warned that the German army lacks basic equipment as the country prepares to take over command of NATO’s Very High...
Theresa May urges new UK-EU defence treaty © Annika Haas (EU2017EE)

Theresa May urges new UK-EU defence treaty

At last week’s Munich Security Conference, UK Prime Minister Theresa May urged European leaders to agree a new UK-EU defence treaty, outside Brexit negotiations. Such...
An A400M military transport plane © Airwolfhound

Airbus loses further €1.3bn on A400M military transport plane

Airbus has announced further losses of €1.3bn in its A400M military transport plane project, despite reporting better than expected profits for 2017. The A400M military...
EU approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity

EU approves Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity

The European Commission has approved two new Belgian certificates schemes for renewable electricity and high efficiency co-generation in the Flanders region, saying that they...
Meeting of NATO ministers of defence wraps up © U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence wraps up

Following the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence that took place this week (14-15 February), Government Europa highlights the most important meetings, discussions and...
Naturally occurring noble gases could act as chemical tracers for carbon dioxide

Naturally occurring noble gases could track stored carbon dioxide

New research from the University of Edinburgh shows that the movement of carbon dioxide underground can be tracked using naturally occurring noble gases. Carbon capture,...

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