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Open Europe is the leading voice for sweeping reform in Europe. The independent think tank has offices in London, Brussels, and a partner organisation in Berlin [...] Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014

Russia Busts European Sanctioned-Fruit Smuggling Ring

Just days after Russia banned the import of various foods from sanctions-supporting nations, VZ reports Russia's food safety ministry Rosselhoznadzor has discovered fruit being smuggled in via Belarus that was restamped as being from Zimbabwe and various other non-sanctioned nations. It appears the smuggling nation culprits are Poland, Slovenia, a [...] Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014

U.S. Bond Issuance Nears $1 Trillion

Companies around the globe have sold about $999.4 billion of bonds in the U.S. this year, including a $4.5 billion sale Thursday from Bank of America Corp. That is up more than 4% from a year ago and puts them on pace to cross the $1 trillion issuance mark [...] Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with The Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

European Commission - Press Release details page - Press release Brussels, 22 August 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a "Partnership Agreement" with The Netherlands setting down the strategy for the optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds throughout the country. Today’s agreement paves the way for inve [...] Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014

Case of Tropical Dengue Fever Recorded in France

A case of dengue fever, a disease typically found in tropical areas, was reported in France’s southeastern region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
A case of dengue fever, a disease typically found in tropical areas, was reported in France’s southeastern region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

A case of dengue fever, a disease typically found in tropical areas, was reported in France’s southeastern region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, The Connexion newspaper said Friday. Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014

Ebola concerns hit home in France

With the World Health Organization now calling the Ebola outbreak a global emergency, the virus is no longer seen as a distant problem. That message is hitting home in France, a major hub for West African air traffic. Read more ...

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22 Aug 2014