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Latvia gets approval to join Eurozone

The small Baltic nation of Latvia has been given approval from its European partners to become the 18th member of the eurozone from 2014. The ECOFIN council which is composed of the Economics and Finance Ministers of the European Union’s 28 member states has given nod to the country’s euro membership. It had been a ..

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EU to Restrict 'Bee-Harming' Pesticides

The European Commission will restrict the use of Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides  which is linked to reduce bee population by researchers. Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to harm bees and as per the European Commission they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators What is a Neonicotinoid chemical? Neonicotinoid pesticides ..

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British PM pledges referendum on EU membership if re-elected

British people may have a choice of opting out of European Union or staying with it, as promised by British Prime Minister David Cameron. He has pledged to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if his party is re-elected in the next general election by 2017. The move was made to ..

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EU encourages potato as a replacement of rice in Asia

The EU is increasingly promoting potato as crop which can replace rice as a staple in the Asian rice-consuming countries. As per researchers: Potato, which is a ‘tuber crop’, requires less amount of water to grow as compared to other basic food products, without compromising the nutritional value. It is the fourth largest consumed food ..

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European Union receives 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

The 27- nation bloc, the European Union, received 2012Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe "from a continent of war to a continent of peace" in the wake of two world wars. The award was conferred by Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland to EU President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and ..

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