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Countries scramble to make up for 'precious time' lost in Ebola fight

Countries scramble to make up for 'precious time' lost in Ebola fight

The European Union urged the international community Monday to boost aid to make up for "precious time" lost in the response to west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, as the UN Security Council announced an emergency meeting on the crisis.

Anti-euro party celebrates gains in eastern Germany

Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states Sunday, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Ukraine outrage over delay on EU trade deal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing a backlash from his staunchest supporters for bowing to Russian pressure and postponing the implementation of an EU trade deal the two sides plan to ratify Tuesday.

EU, US and others urge Iceland to stop commercial whaling

The EU, the US and several other countries on Monday formally called on Iceland to halt its commercial whaling, saying they were "strongly opposed" to its continued rejection of a global moratorium on the practice.

Eurozone exports fall for second month

Eurozone exports fell for the second month running in July, official data showed on Monday, signalling that foreign trade is not showing the way to recovery in the stagnating single-currency bloc.


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.