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Kitack Lim welcomed liquefied natural gas for shipping projects © International Maritime Organization

IMO and EBRD sign agreement on liquefied natural gas for shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sustainability projects,...
Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017 © Tom Shockey

Installation of wind power capacity broke records in 2017

Germany led the EU for installation of wind power capacity in 2017, according to new industry statistics published by WindEurope. Installation of wind power capacity...
Offsite construction could fix shortage of construction workers

Offsite construction could fix UK building sector shortage

A new report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that the UK’s is suffering a ‘severe’ shortage of construction workers, but offsite...
DG Connect talks Digital Single Market strategy

The Digital Single Market strategy

Roberto Viola, DG for DG CONNECT, discusses the impact of the Digital Single Market strategy, the data economy, and the practices of online platforms. In...
Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos promotes co-operation with Albania © Plamen Stoimenov (EU2018BG)

EU border agency agrees co-operation with Albania

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency has initialled a draft agreement for operational co-operation with Albania. The agreement will allow the agency to be...
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...

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