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WiFi4EU: A fast and free internet connection across Europe

The European Parliament voted on September 12 on the "WiFi4EU" program to promote free internet in public places throughout the EU. The goal of the WIFI4EU initiative is to provide fast and free wireless connectivity for nearly 600 locations by 2020. Access is available in public places such as libraries, hospitals, parks, traffic stations, etc.…
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The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday delivered his 2017 State of the Union Address, before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, presenting his priorities for the year ahead and outlining his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025. He presented a Roadmap for a More United, Stronger and More Democratic…
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New and improved car emissions tests become mandatory on 1 September

As of 1 September 2017, new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads. The new emissions tests will…
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EU to launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced that the EU will launch an international Alliance for Torture-Free Trade. The initiative – a joint effort with Argentina and Mongolia – aims to end the trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture and will be formally launched on 18 September during United Nations General Assembly week…
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