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Brexit uncertainty for pharmaceutical companies

Of the different sectors of the British economy affected by the U.K.’s impending exit from the European Union, the pharmaceutical sector is one of the most significant. This relates to the value of the market and the regulatory impact.

Rights chief alarmed by 'scope and length' of Turkey emergency

Ankara - The head of a top European rights watchdog on Friday expressed alarm over the duration and magnitude of the state of emergency imposed in Turkey after the 2016 failed coup.

Europe court orders Spain to compensate ETA bombers for ill treatment

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday ordered Spain to compensate two ETA members convicted of the 2006 bombing of Madrid airport for the "inhuman and degrading treatment" they suffered in police custody.

Only '16% of asylum seekers' in Greece to be sent to Turkey: report

Atenas - Only "16 percent of asylum seekers" who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial EU deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said Sunday.

UN warns of rampant sexual violence in Greek refugee camps

Geneva - Asylum seekers in Greece suffer widespread sexual violence and harassment in the country's sub-standard, overcrowded reception centres, the UN said on Friday.

UK accounted for 50 percent of Europe's new offshore wind in 2017

The European offshore wind industry had an impressive year in 2017, increasing capacity by 25 percent to 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity installed. And the United Kingdom's installed 1.7 gigawatts accounted for more than 50 percent of the total.

Bodies of 16 migrants recovered off Morocco coast

Nador - Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of 16 migrants off the coast of Spain's enclave of Melilla, Moroccan and Spanish officials said Sunday.

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

Geneva - At least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said.

Germany sharply caps refugee family reunions

Berlin - Germany's parliament voted after a heated debate Thursday to resume family reunions for temporary refugees from mid-year but sharply restrict the number of relatives arriving at 1,000 a month.

EU starts countdown to settle refugee quotas row by June

Sofia - EU ministers stuck Thursday to opposing east-west camps as they started a countdown to try and overhaul Europe's asylum rules by June when the three-year-old migration crisis could flare anew.

Rejection of EU refugee quotas 'unacceptable': Avramopoulos

Brussels - The EU's migration commissioner has warned it would be "unacceptable" for countries to refuse proposed refugee sharing quotas, setting up a fresh row with eastern European states that oppose the plan.

Migrant hopes for France freeze on Italian mountain trail

Bardonecchia - Cisse and Ibrahim have never seen snow before. After fleeing crisis-hit Libya by boat and making their way up Italy, the exhausted pair trudge in flimsy trainers along a pitch-black mountain trail in a night-time bid to reach France.

German, French MPs urge closer bond on friendship anniversary

Berlin - German and French lawmakers on Monday marked the 55th anniversary of a friendship treaty between their countries with a plea for closer cooperation as Paris seeks Berlin's backing for ambitious EU reforms.

Women's rights protestors slam harassment, violence and Trump

London - Women's rights protesters took to the streets in European cities on Sunday to voice their frustration at sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women.Hundreds of people gathered in London chanting "Time's up! Time's up!

Women's rights protestors slam harassment, violence

London - Women's rights protesters took to the streets in European cities on Sunday to voice their frustration at sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women.Hundreds of people gathered in London chanting "Time's up! Time's up!

Storm caused 90 mn euros in damage: Dutch insurers

Den Haag - Dutch insurers said Friday that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros ($111 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear.

Storm damage to cost Germany 500 mln euros as death toll rises

Berlin - German insurers estimated Friday that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused 500 million euros ($614 million) in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight.

Austrian far-right orders 'border protection unit'

Vienna - Austria's new far-right interior minister was quoted as saying Thursday that he has ordered the creation of a "border protection unit" in case of a major new influx of migrants, like the one in 2015."A repeat of 2015 cannot be allowed to happen.

Spain holds two alleged smugglers over migrant deaths

Madrid - Spanish authorities have detained two men allegedly responsible for a boat carrying migrants to the Canary Islands, seven of whom drowned or died from "hypothermia, exhaustion and hunger", a court said Thursday.

Baby dies amid migrant rescue chaos in Med

Rome - A three-month old baby has died after being picked up by rescuers at sea off Libya, because bad weather and a lack of boats made a medical evacuation impossible, aid organisations said Thursday.

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Berlin - Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.

Urban e-waste data platform could help in recycling minerals

A group of 17 organizations on Wednesday launched an online database for 'urban mining' detailing precious raw materials slumbering in discarded batteries, electronics, and cars across the E.U.

Polish archbishop calls on govt to welcome refugees

Warsaw - Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki on Monday called on his Catholic country to welcome refugees, saying altruism must trump the right-wing government's concern for national security.

Fluctuating jet stream may be causing extreme weather events

A new study suggests that the polar jet stream has been fluctuating more than normal as it passes over parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and that's affecting weather in Europe and North America.

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions, but for last time

Washington - US President Donald Trump grudgingly agreed not to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran on Friday, but officials warned that it would be the last time he issues such a waiver.

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Friday that the new government she is seeking to form would work toward a "fresh start" for Europe, after reporting a breakthrough in marathon coalition talks.

'Germany to cap yearly refugee arrivals at about 200,000'

Berlin - Germany will limit the number of asylum seeker arrivals to around 200,000 annually under a draft coalition agreement sealed Friday in marathon talks between the country's two biggest parties."We determine that the number of new arrivals...

Spain transfers migrants from jail after suicide

Madrid - Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had transferred migrants being controversially accommodated at a jail just two weeks after an Algerian man was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide contested by his brother.

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

Madrid - For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.

10 migrants dead, dozens missing off Libya coast

Catania - Ten migrants perished over the weekend and dozens are missing, including children, after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, aid organisations said Monday.
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