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German electoral oversight is unique in EU
posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:02:55 +0200
In Germany, elections are a ‘self-organised act of the people’: it is the only EU member state where EU elections are overseen by ordinary citizens, and an independent returning officer, who spoke in Berlin on Wednesday (16 April). EurActiv Germany reports.
MEPs back measures against invasive alien species
posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:34:39 +0200
Demon shrimp [ref: bcya.org.uk]
EU seeks industry ‘carbon leakage’ tips before 2030 climate decision
posted Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:32:55 +0200

Headlines from BBC News

Deal struck to calm Ukraine crisis
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:48:41 GMT
Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union say all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine at talks in Geneva.
German media boss criticises Google
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant.
Channel Tunnel train delay 'chaos'
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:33:28 GMT
Hundreds of Channel Tunnel rail passengers are stuck at stations after a series of problems caused delays to UK-France services.

Europe Headlines from NYTimes.com

In Scripted Surprise, Putin Answers Snowden on Spying
posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:12:22 GMT
In a poke at the White House, Edward J. Snowden asked President Vladimir V. Putin about Russia’s surveillance practices during a televised question-and-answer session.
Away From Show of Diplomacy in Geneva, Putin Puts On a Show of His Own
posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:42:33 GMT
President Vladimir V. Putin said he hoped invasion of what he called “new Russia” would not be necessary. He also said for the first time that Russian forces had been sent to Crimea.
Demands That Jews Register in Eastern Ukraine Are Denounced, and Denied
posted Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:16:24 GMT
The Donetsk People’s Republic, along with other pro-Russian groups, denied having anything to do with fliers purporting to demand registration.

News from the European Commission

Equality between the sexes: slow but sure progress
posted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 MEST

 A businesswoman heads a boardroom meeting with male and female colleagues

Gaps in gender equality in Europe are shrinking, but the rate of progress is slow, according to an annual EU report published today.

Exploring benefits of mobile applications for health
posted Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 MEST

 A healthcare application performing real-time health monitoring, running on a smartphone ©Getty Images

The EU is launching a consultation to gather ideas about how mobile technology could be used to improve health services in Europe, leading to potential savings of €99bn.

Hats off to EU's best young translators 2013
posted Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:00 MEST

 Official logo of Juvenes Translatores © EU

The 28 winners of the EU's annual translation contest received their awards today.

Headlines from European Voice

Latest Blog Entries from Revealing Romania

In 2009, ten journalism students from the University of Illinois took on the roles of foreign correspondents during a three-week reporting trip to Romania and Italy under the guidance of Journalism Professor Nancy Benson. Romania is a gateway to exploring European Union expansion.