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Worker removes excess concrete from the pipe joint ends and the anode, if installed. One of ten pipe joints has a sacrificial anode installed. The aim of the anode is the passive anticorrosion protection. Big Oil warns new Russia sanctions could deal out US companies
The European Commission has responded swiftly to Portugal's request for assistance in order to tackle the deadly forest fires. The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), operating within the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), was set up to support a coordinated and quicker response to disasters both inside and outside Europe using resources from the countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis Mogherini – Stylianides on Kos earthquake: “The EU offers its full support to help”
06_Goldman London Goldman Sachs urges for a speedy transitional EU-UK deal
05_Dark web Transatlantic law enforcement cooperation brings down dark web giants AlphaBay and Hansa
epa05591765 Finland's Jyrki Katainen, the European Commissioner in charge of jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, speaks during a media brieifing at the end of the European Commission Weekly College meeting, in Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2016. The focus of the meeting reportedly was mainly focussing on international trade issues.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Katainen places the UK in the back of a queue of 21 Jurisdictions awaiting a trade deal
epa05636396 European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi following a speech at the 'European Banking Congress' in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 18 November 2016.  EPA/BORIS ROESSLER ECB signals QE tapering decision in autumn
Special European Council (Art. 50) at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on Apr. 29, 2017. The special European Council (Article 50), in an EU27 format,adop t the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations. New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis Tusk warns over political crisis, asks for meeting with Polish President
Press conference by Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations with Britain, Michel Barnier at the European Commission in Brussels on Jul. 20, 2017 New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis Barnier – Davis ‘fundamental divergence’ on Brexit talks revealed
Google France battles for global enforcement of the “right to be forgotten” at the ECJ
epa05699416 Georgian pensioners perform during a talent show at the charity house 'Katharsis' in Tbilisi, Georgia, 05 January 2017. The contest takes place every year before Orthodox Christmas and gives a chance to elderly actors but also opera and pop singer to show off their talents.  EPA/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE Global Retirement Index: safe, safer and unsafe countries to retire in Europe

EU National News

epa06100684 Damage is seen at a port following an earthquake on the island of Kos, Greece, 21 July 2017. Two earthquake-related fatalities were reported on the island of Kos in the early morning hours of 21 July, while several others were injured from a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake that shook the island and much of the southeast Aegean region and southwestern Turkey. A 39-year-old Turk and a 27-year-old Swede are reportedly dead, according to sources. Five persons who have been seriously injured were transferred to the Heraklion University Hospital in Crete. Some buildings have suffered serious damage. The island's port has sustained damage while the airport is operating normally.  EPA/GIANNIS KIARIS Greece: Kos island hit by major Mw=6.5 earthquake, two tourists dead, more injured
epa06098155 German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel delivers a statement to the media on the occasion of the detention of a German human rights activists in Turkey, in Berlin, Germany, 20 July 2017. Gabriel interrupted his summer holidays to discuss the situation after Turkey had detained a group of human rights activists - including a German national - during a police raid on 05 July.  EPA/CLEMENS BILAN Berlin issues formal travel warning for citizens and businesses in Turkey
epa06023161 Former French presidential candidate for the far-left party 'La France Insoumise' (France Unbowed), Jean-Luc Melenchon getures during his speech after the first round of the French legislative elections in the 4th district of Marseille, France, 11 June 2017. First projections showed French President Macron's party 'Le Republique En Marche' (The Republic on the Move, LREM) emerging as the big winner as France holds the first round of parliamentary elections on 11 June 2017, just under two months after Macron took office as French President.  EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER French far-left leader Mélenchon under investigation for misuse of EU money
epa02074972 (FILE) A file handout photograph dated 13 October 2009 of first Airbus A380 of the French airline Air France in Toulouse, France. French airline Air France said 11 March 2010 it has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Ryanair over subsidies its Irish low-cost rival is allegedly receiving from French regional and local airports. According to the daily Le Figaro, Air France has calculated that Ryanair receives some 660 million euros (900 million dollars) in such subsidies in Europe each year, 35 million euros in France alone.  EPA/H GOUSSE / AIRBUS HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES *** Local Caption *** 00000401915245 Air France prepares for a low-cost Boost this autumn
03_British pensioners Britain rises age of retirement to 68

World News

epa05277441 Nearby buildings are reflected in the glass and steel of the Trump Tower as it rises above the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA, 25 April 2016.  EPA/TANNEN MAURY Regulators turn their attention to Trump’s relations to Deutsche Bank
epa06073163 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) officially welcomes World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (L) to the opening day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. The G20 Summit (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments from 20 major economies. The summit is taking place in Hamburg from 07 to 08 July 2017.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON World Bank increases financing in 2017
epa04617691 Protestors wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in a protest against the Turkish government's education policies, in Istanbul, Turkey, 13 February 2015. Hundreds of teachers and students boycotted schools in Turkey over policies relating to the Turkish education system.  EPA/SEDAT SUNA Critics say Turkey’s new school curriculum fails students
epa00671780 Feluccas (Egyptian Nile sailboats) manoeuvre between islands in the Nile River in the Upper Egypt city of Aswan in this file picture taken in April 2005. The Nile River is the longest river in the world and flows for 6,695 kilometers (4,160 miles) from Central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. World Water Day (WWD) 2006 on 22 March will be guided by the theme 'Water and Culture' under the leadership of UNESCO.  EPA/MIKE NELSON WORLD WATER DAY PICTURE PACKAGE 82/88 Egypt faces water insecurity
epa06056597 US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin takes a question from a member of the news media after announcing actions by the US Treasury Secretary to punish a Chinese bank, a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese individuals in an attempt to obstruct efforts by North Korea to gain access to the international financial system, during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 June 2017.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS Washington imposes new sanctions on Iran

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Worker removes excess concrete from the pipe joint ends and the anode, if installed. One of ten pipe joints has a sacrificial anode installed. The aim of the anode is the passive anticorrosion protection. Big Oil warns new Russia sanctions could deal out US companies
epa05669530 (FILE) A file picture dated 31 May 2006 shows Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, answers questions during a press conference after the companies  2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, USA. According to reports from 10 December 2016, Tillerson is tipped the top candidate for US Secretary of State as US President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill in key positions in his new administration.  EPA/REX C. CURRY ExxonMobil sues US Treasury over fine for violating Russian sanctions
epa05669527 (FILE) A file picture dated 15 June 2012 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Krasnodar region Governor Alexander Tkachev (C) and ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson (L) attend a ceremony of signing an agreement between Rosneft and ExxonMobil on joint development of hard-to-access reserves in western Siberia at the Tuapse Refinery in Tuapse, Krasnodar region, Russia. According to reports from 10 December 2016, Tillerson is tipped the top candidate for US Secretary of State as US President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill in key positions in his new administration.  EPA/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / RIA NOVOSTI MANDATORY CREDIT Exxon says US Treasury fine for violating Russian sanctions ‘unfair’
epa05654689 (FILE) A file photograph showing pumps drawing oil from oil wells near Taft, California, USA, 18 May 2008. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided at it's 171st meeting in Vienna, Austria on 30 November 2016 that it will cut supplies for the first time in eght years. The cut of 1.2 million barrels a day will start from January 2017. the Conference decided to implement a new OPEC-14 production target of 32.5 million barrels a day, in order to accelerate the ongoing drawdown of the stock overhang and bring the oil market rebalancing forward.  EPA/SEAN MASTERSON Oil prices rise as EIA data show a drop in crude inventories
epa06028269 Turkish soldiers take part in a military search and rescue exercise with helicopters and ships near Magosa, Cyprus, 14 June 2017. The military exercise is part of a joint simulated search and rescue exercise operation by the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish Cypriot Security Forces, called 'The Martyr Lieutenant Caner Gonyeli search and rescue exercise'.  EPA/TUMAY BERKIN With Turkey fuming, French Frigate patrols off Cyprus, energy drilling begins
epa06052548 German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, 27 June 2017. Reports state that Party members spoke about the government work of the SPD, the balance sheet and outlook.  EPA/CARSTEN KOALL Why a conventional car ban would be bad for Germany
BP EU clears acquisition of Forties Pipeline System by INEOS
epa05832863 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (L) is welcomed by European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini (R) ahead of a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, 06 March 2017.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU-Egypt strengthen cooperation on energy, transport, climate
epa04724978 A picture made available on 29 April 2015 shows the converter station 'SylWin alpha' of the Dutch electricity provider Tennet and wind turbines protrude from the North Sea in the offshore wind farm 'DanTysk' operated jointly by the Swedish energy company Vattenfall and the city of Munich, Germany, power utility, some 70 km West of the island of Sylt, Germany, 27 April 2015. On 30 April 2015 the wind farm at the German-Danish border will be officially brought into service.  EPA/CHRISTIAN†CHARISIUS EU concludes Dutch state guarantees on energy loans involve no aid
VP Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ,  and João Pedro Fernandes, Minister of Environment, , during visit to EFACEC Electric Mobility Oporto, 17 July 2017 In Portugal, Šefčovič pushes renewables, interconnections

Internet & ICT

Google France battles for global enforcement of the “right to be forgotten” at the ECJ
5G declaration signing by Estonian minister Urve Palo in Tallinn, Estonia, 18 July 2017 5G network development on rails after EU-28 Tallinn declaration
epa04372343 Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, speaks to the media during a press conference about the marking the NETmundial Initiative launch, at the World Economic Forum headquarters in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, 28 August 2013. The "NETmundial Initiative for Internet Governance Cooperation and Development" aims to contribute to the broader international effort to advance multistakeholder Internet governance on the basis of the NETmundial principles articulated by an unprecedented multistakeholder conference.  EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI (InCiSE) Index: UK and Estonia have the best civil service in Europe
9CC02B5C-74E3-4D6E-BD6D-FF459D5E100A_w974_n_s Three years on, damning report on Russia’s involvement in downing of MH17
h_53537289 Cybercriminals startle international community
jaeurope Tech and Eco Friendly companies dominate JA Europe ‘Company of the Year’ Competition
GI04 - 20001002 - LA JUNQUERA, CATALUNA, SPAIN : A truck driver walks near tens of trucks that blocked the Spanish side of the border with France in La Junquera, north-eastern Spain, Monday, 02 October 2000 during the first day of a three-day national strike with truck drivers demanding lower diesel fuel prices. EPA PHOTO EFE/ROBIN TOWNSEND France to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
sddefault Presidency Gateway: Estonia’s digital gift to the EU
epa05624153 A protester carries a scythe during an european steel workers protest against China's dumping price in Brussels, Belgium, 09 November 2016. The demonstration of European Steel Association (EUROFER) and workers of steel industry has been organized following a severe downturn in the price of steel caused by a flood of imports into Europe from China.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Parliament approves anti-dumping new robust rules 
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