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WaterWonks - Such a Deal! Hydrology & Earth System Science (@EGU_HESS) - Recent Final Revised Papers (Open Access)

9 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) is a journal of the European Geosciences Union I used to subscribe to it (paper copy) when I belonged to the EGU, then known as the European Geophysical Union. I dropped my subscription a number of years ago but just stumbled upon the HESS...

Russia expands Eurasian Union in competition with European bloc

Russian President Vladimir Putin expanded his emerging Eurasian Economic Union with the announcement Tuesday that tiny and impoverished Kyrgyzstan will join the bloc four months after it comes into force on New Year's Day.

#SluggerSoapbox: It’s the environment stupid…

5 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Colum Delaney works for the RSPB in Northern Ireland. He makes the case that shrinking the Department of the Environment exacerbates exposure to large fines from the European Union Court of Justice. He argues that loping off a third of staff will prove to be a false economy in the long run.  For those of us working more...

Tuesday Watch

Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: Russia Crisis Makes East European Companies Fret Over 1998 Redux. Shedding communism and embracing the European Union was supposed to shield the former eastern bloc from Russia’s economic pains. A quarter of a century later, there are companies that remain vulnerable. Show More Summary

Emmy the Great playing NYC after European tour (dates)

As discussed, UK singer/songwriter Emmy the Great is releasing the S EP on January 26 via new label home Bella Union, and she's already released the single "Swimming Pool" which features Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts. Now Emmy has...

Subsidies gripe goes to WTO

The European Union opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies on Friday, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organisation alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing’s home state of Washington. ||| The EU opened...Show More Summary

Putin hits back at new sanctions: 'No one will succeed in intimidating us'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said new sanctions from the European Union and United States were put in place, "just for the mere fact that we exist." "Obviously, no one will succeed in intimidating us, to deter, to isolate Russia," he added in remarks reported by Reuters. Show More Summary

Hamas Benefits from Absurd Judicial Decision

The General Court of the European Union has decided that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

The European Union's unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy tumbles.

EU Launches WTO Dispute To Challenge New Boeing Subsidies

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization on Friday to challenge "billions of dollars" of allegedly illegal U.S. subsidies for Boeing Co, the WTO said in a statement. The EU case argues...Show More Summary

'We're not trying to cripple Russia'

Germany has denied that European Union sanctions are aimed at crippling the Russian economy. ||| Berlin - Germany denied Friday that European Union sanctions are aimed at crippling the Russian economy and said a tightening of the screws this week as Russia's crisis worsens is a coincidence, and not by design. Show More Summary

Balkan Countries Agree To EU 2030 Clean Energy, Emission Reduction Targets

Prospective members of the European Union have agreed to honour the targets to enhance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that were recently agreed to by the EU for 2030. Balkan countries have pledged...Show More Summary

Let’s finish TTIP, say EU leaders

The European Union and the US should do everything possible to finish negotiating their free trade deal, EU leaders say. ||| Brussels - The European Union and the United States should do everything possible to finish negotiating their landmark free trade deal within the next year, EU leaders said Thursday. Show More Summary

Europeans Face Export Losses as Sanctions Bite Russian Ruble

The Russian ruble’s swan dive is putting pressure on the exports of several European Union countries as some political leaders there take a fresh look at the sanctions that have added to the economic upheaval.

Putin is unfazed, reassures his people

President Vladimir Putin struck an uncompromising stance over the crisis gripping Russia, accusing the US and European Union of trying to undermine his country and blaming external factors for the sharp plunge in the rouble. ||| Henry...Show More Summary

New European Union leader calls for ‘long-perspective’ approach to dealing with Russia

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The European Union must thrash out a strategy for Russia that lasts for many years, and looks past sanctions that have hammered Moscow’s economy, the bloc’s new leader Donald Tusk warned Thursday. Leaders at a summit in Brussels also called for the urgent launch of a huge...

World Briefing: Obesity May Be a Disability, Court Says

last weekHealth : NYT: Health

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday, a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation European Union for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight employees...

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw

Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland.The Championship...Show More Summary

Microsoft pulls EU-mandated Browser Choice website down after five years

After complying with a European Union mandate for five years, Microsoft has killed off the Browser Choice site. In a settlement with the EU’s Competition Commission, Microsoft created a screen in Windows and on the Web that offered links to alternative Web browsers. Show More Summary

Taxes on iOS apps are about to change in the EU

Apple users who live in the European Union could be seeing price changes in the App Store very soon. Apple recently sent out an email to iTunes Connect users with a warning about the upcoming change to value-added tax (or VAT) rates that will hit the EU on Jan. Show More Summary

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