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EU hails Scotland vote as boost for 'united' Europe

EU hails Scotland vote as boost for 'united' Europe

European Union leaders hailed Scotland's rejection of independence on Friday, saying the vote will help strengthen and unite the 28-member bloc.

Bank borrowing in new ECB loans programme disappoints

The European Central Bank pumped more liquidity into the financial system Thursday in a bid to boost the economy via private-sector loans but analysts said uptake by banks was disappointing.

European airlines can charge extra for check-in luggage: top court

Airlines are within their rights to charge passengers extra for checked-in luggage, Europe's top court ruled on Thursday in a decision that will be welcomed by low-cost carriers.

EU Parliament wants Russia excluded from financial transfers system

The European Parliament on Thursday urged the EU to consider excluding Russia from the SWIFT system for global financial transactions as an additional punishment for its role in the Ukraine conflict.

Tight EU borders fuel deadly smuggling business: Amnesty

Tight EU border controls are fuelling the business of smugglers who allegedly sank a boat in the Mediterranean last week, killing 500 migrants on board, Amnesty International said Thursday.


The EU's top three jobs

Tusk - Van Rompuy - Mogherini - Photo EU CouncilEU leaders have appointed Donald Tusk to head the European Council, Federica Mogherini to lead the foreign affairs arm and Jean-Claude Juncker as the new chief of the European Commission. Summary of the three positions.

Vacuum cleaners become more energy-efficient

From September, vacuum cleaners have to meet EU-wide energy and performance requirements. Consumers buying a vacuum cleaner will also receive labelling information on efficiency, energy use and performance. Stricter wattage requirements will reduce the energy use.

Policy Officer on Energy and Climate, EEB

The European Environmental Bureau, a federation of more than 140 environmental citizens' organisations based in Brussels, has a vacancy for a Policy Officer on Energy and Climate.

Expats Health Insurance

International health insuranceWorldwide health insurance plans give you peace of mind.

Commission report on radio spectrum and UHF band

Former Commissioner Pascal Lamy has presented the European Commission with a report on how to use the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) spectrum (the 700 Megahertz (MHz) band) most effectively in the coming decades.

Has the ERDF successfully supported the development of business incubators? - Special Report

ERDF support for business incubatorsThe European Court of Auditors assesses whether European Regional Development Fund business incubator projects were successful in supporting start-up SMEs.