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The European Union is going to end roaming charges by 2017

The European Union reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to scrap mobile roaming charges across the 28-country bloc by June 2017 as part of an overhaul of the continent's telecoms market to boost growth and innovation. "Under the agreement,...Show More Summary

UK Should Not Be 'Subsumed Into European Superstate' - Think Tank

If the European Union had its own army it would be a dangerous move that could remove decision-making powers from state governments, the director of UK’s neoliberal think tank Bruges Group told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Europe To End Mobile Roaming Charges By 2017

The European Union has agreed a preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming charges across the region by June 2017. The European Parliament previously voted to scrap roaming fees by the end of this year — but the European Council pushed to keep them in place until the end of 2018. The European lawmakers have now apparently agreed a third way of mid 2017. Read More

50 percent of Europe’s energy to come from renewables by 2030, leaked report shows

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. But a new report from the EU commission, which

Vote Yes: EU Makes Final Effort to Save the Bailout (and the Union)

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

ATHENS (Reuters) - The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday which EU partners say willShow More Summary

Majority of Britons Opposed to Creation European Army – UKIP

A large popular majority in the United Kingdom is opposed to the creation of a European Union unified army, believing that a sovereign state must have its own independent army, British UKIP Party spokesman for defense Mike Hookem told Sputnik.

EU Agrees to Scrap Roaming Charges, Enshrine Net Neutrality

The European Union agreed to a final version of a law that would enshrine the equal treatment of Internet traffic starting next year and would scrap cellphone roaming costs starting mid-2017.

Europe says it will abolish roaming charges in 2017 but we’ve heard that before

Roaming charges for mobile phones will be abolished across the European Union (EU) in June 2017. The European Commission has announced that the process, which began in 2013, has finally led to an agreement. The decision means that from...Show More Summary

One in Three EU Citizens Wants EU Army to Replace NATO Reliance

Every third person in the United Kingdom, France and Germany believes the European Union should have its own army instead of relying on the US-led NATO military bloc, a poll conducted by ICM Research exclusively for Sputnik revealed on Tuesday.

Greece poses legal quandary for EU

What happens if a member state breaks the rules of the European Union? Greece may force the group to tackle this riddle. ||| Brussels - The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has told Greeks that saying “No” to a bailout deal would be a vote to ditch the euro. Show More Summary

Juncker distressed and betrayed

EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker urged Greeks yesterday to back a cash-for-reform package rejected by their government, saying a “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum would mean Greece was turning its back on the European Union. ||| Reuters...Show More Summary

DealBook: The Hard Line on Greece

Greece is in a standoff with the European Union, and everyone is trying to “war game” the outcome. Who is bluffing? The Greeks or the E.U.?

A major lobby group just unveiled a list of needed 'revolutionary' reforms to stop Britain leaving the EU

Britain's Prime Minister is under a serious amount of pressure to secure the renegotiation of the country's membership within the European Union — and if he doesn't, the nation could leave the EU, says financial and related professional...Show More Summary

How France's National Front Looks To Capitalize On The Greferendum

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

PARIS -- To each his own. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ announcement on Saturday that he plans a referendum on the European Union’s proposed bailout plan has been strongly applauded by the leadership of France's National Front party. Show More Summary

Here's why Greece's military budget is projected to grow in 2015 — despite the country's economic mayhem

Racked by financial woes since 2008, Greece has all but defaulted on its loans after the failure of talks with with the European Union and its various creditors. The country is heading towards a high-stakes referendum next week thatShow More Summary

Alstom chief confident GE deal will get EU approval

PARIS (Reuters) - The chief executive of French engineering group Alstom SA is confident the planned sale of the group's power business to General Electric Co will win European Union approval, he was quoted saying in a newspaper interview. Show More Summary

Notes from the EBU General Assembly in Paris

The European Boxing Union (EBU) held its annual General Assembly in Paris in early June with more than 100 delegates from Austria, Belgium, and Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland,...Show More Summary

Greece: A Nation Divided -- Will Russia Take the Initiative?

The Greek referendum set for July 5, 2015, is about "yes or no to Europe." The nation is divided. One camp for the Euro, for membership of the European Union (EU), and ultimately for Europa; the other one against the Euro, against EU membership and ultimately against Europe. Show More Summary

Italy begins to recover hundreds of migrant bodies from shipwreck

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's navy said on Monday it had begun to recover the bodies of up to 800 migrants from a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean three months ago, a tragedy that prompted the European Union to expand sea rescue operations.

Russia Hopes EU Will Avoid ‘Negative Scenarios’ Over Greece Debt

Moscow hopes the European Union will avoid resorting to “negative scenarios” amid the Greece debt issue, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

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