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EU puts airline carbon tax on hold for a year

The EU will put its controversial carbon tax on intercontinental airline flights on hold for a year to give time for international talks to reach a compromise on the issue, a European source said Thursday.

dateMar 21, 2013 in Environment
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EU ministers reach deal on fish discards ban

EU fishery ministers agreed Wednesday to implement a ban on discards—the wasteful practice of dumping unwanted fish overboard—by easing quota limits, much to the anger of environmental groups.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Ecology
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Striking a balance in the boardroom

Companies have been very slow in recruiting more women board directors; but according to an EU report the period between October 2010 and January 2012 has seen the best progress in improving the gender balance ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in Social Sciences
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EU carbon capture projects lost: MEP

All European projects this year for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas blamed for global warming, have fallen through, EU sources said Thursday.

dateDec 06, 2012 in Environment
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GMES for Europe

The potential of GMES for crisis management and environmental monitoring is highlighted in a new publication with users demonstrating the importance of Earth observation data to European regions.

dateOct 12, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Bulgaria formally throws out online piracy pact

Bulgaria's government formally decided Wednesday to end all consultation and ratification procedures on the controversial ACTA pact against online piracy and counterfeiting, its press office said.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Internet
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EU fish discard ban agreed -- for 2019

After 20 hours of talks into the early hours Wednesday, Europe's fisheries ministers finally struck a compromise deal to save the oceans from overfishing -- but failed to satisfy environmentalists.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Ecology
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No sea change for European fishing

An ambitious reform of Europe's fishing sector to help replenish shrinking fish stocks appears likely to be watered down substantially by European Union nations, diplomats said Friday.

dateJun 08, 2012 in Ecology
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