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Atlantic fury hits UK

  • February 15th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

England flood mapPeople in South and South-west England, and some parts further North are facing up to another weekend of severe Winter storms, after weeks of continuing bad weather.

They have been bringing destructive winds, heavy seas along the coast, extreme flooding on the coast and well inland, and widespread snowfalls; with that, paralysis of traffic movements and blackouts. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Holden folds; what future for industry?

  • December 17th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Holden FJGlobal trends came home hard with the winding up of production in Australia by General Motors Holden,  set to be complete by 2017 – announced on 11.12.13. … Read More »

One Europe: One Driver’s Licence!

  • January 21st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

drivers-licences-eu.jpgCommon Euro drivers’ licences: One more benefit being put forward by the European Commission for the 500-million people of the EU to be under the one top level of government.

Saving the lives of young people on the roads is being given as a prime reason for brinigng in the new plastic permits. … Read More »

Happy Birthday Tube

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

london-undergroundsvg.pngThe London Underground has been marking its 150th anniversary this month, as the original urban commuter service under ground, and still the third-busiest in terms of passenger volume. … Read More »

Hi-tech To Save The Great Cities

  • July 12th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

laura-barcelona-attribution-twicepix.jpg paris-attribution-dimitry-b.jpg The great cities of Europe are to be given new life under a plan to use advanced technology, to get the clean, green, sustainable and economically viable into the future.

laura-budapest-attribution-weijie.jpg laura-venice-attribution-shapour-bahram.jpgTo achieve this, the European Union says it will be joining industry and local authorities in an innovation partnership.
The EU will pool its own research resources in the fields of energy, transport and Information and communication technology, and concentrating them on a small number of demonstration projects.

Laura Ludwig reports from a European Commission briefing on the plan in Brussels this week – 10.7.12.
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One Europe: Regulating Car Crashes And Phone Calls, Across The Frontiers …

  • July 7th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

cars-ld-resize5.jpgmobile-phone-girls.jpgNo more ducking over the nearest national border to evade responsibility for a road crash, with a new law set to catch the more serious offenders.

At the same time, fresh efforts are being made by the EU to end rip-offs against people wanting to use their cell phone in a neighbouring country.

It’s all in the name of benefits to citizens, in a common  cultural space and a single economy, and domain of law.
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EU Drive To End Petrol Products In Transport …

  • January 27th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

traffic-eu-2spacenet.jpgA new drive for replacing petroleum products for transport in Europe is to be launched this year, and a research report just released in Brussels sets out where it is likely to go. … Read More »

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