Sunday, 15 December 2019

Tag Archives: Europe

EU bank will stop funding fossil fuel projects

BRUSSELS: The European Investment Bank, the EU’s lending arm, said Thursday it will stop funding fossil fuel projects from 2022 as part of a new strategy aimed at fighting climate change. “We will stop financing fossil fuels and we will launch the most ambitious climate investment strategy of any public ...

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4.8 million unauthorized migrants lived in Europe in ’17

WASHINGTON: Between 3.9 million and 4.8 million unauthorized immigrants lived in Europe in 2017, mainly recently arrived young men, numbers slightly lower from the previous year, the PEW Research Center said. The figures “accounted for less than one percent of Europe’s total population of more than 500 million,” Pew said. ...

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Europe builds new ‘Berlin walls’ against migrants

BERLIN: As Europe celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall later this week, the continent has built new walls and barbed wires against migrant flows. The new “Berlin walls” demonstrate restrictions and divisiveness have triumphed above freedom in Europe. According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, there ...

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Air pollution caused 400,000 premature European deaths, EU health agency

BRUSSELS Poor air quality caused about 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016, the most recent year data is available, and almost every citydwelling European is exposed to pollution levels that exceed healthy levels, according to a report on Wednesday. “Air pollution is currently the most important environmental risk to ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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EU clears Vodafone’s $22 billion Liberty deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON: Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone’s $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global’s cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe’s largest mobile, broadband and TV provider. The deal is the standout move by Vodafone in its bid to become a ...

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EU nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

STRASBOURG: Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels? The 60-year-old conservative will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission if she secures a majority in the Strasbourg assembly. If ...

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Monaco rolls out Huawei-built 5G network in European first

MONACO: Monaco became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei, which is seen by the US as a major security risk. As mobile operators shift away from slower 3G and 4G networks, Europe has been torn over ...

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Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia

The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. Office head Susila Brata said the he had sent letters ordering four companies which were responsible ...

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