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UK oil & gas companies upbeat for short-term growth

Over the next two years UK oil and gas companies anticipate that they will create as many as 39,000 new jobs.
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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

Recent political events in Ukraine and Russia's involvement may cause some EU member-states to reconsider their stance towards hydraulic fracturing.
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UK chemical facility incident hospitalizes 20 workers

An industrial incident at a chemical facility in Runcorn, Cheshire, north-west England, resulted in about 20 people being taken to a local hospital.
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EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse, Ineos boss warns

The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of chemical giant Ineos, has warned.
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EU to destroy transit counterfeit drugs

The European Union has approved a revision of its trademark legislation, including a provision that allows EU customs to block and destroy counterfeit branded pharmaceutical products, even if they are intended for markets outside the union.
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Diseases linked to Salmonella, Campylobacter decrease in Europe

The number of people suffering from campylobacteriosis in the European Union dropped for the first time in five years in 2012 but it remains the most common foodborne disease.


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French refiners report $945 million losses in 2013

Cheap U.S. natural gas and competition from Asia and the Middle East have dealt a heavy blow to the European refining sector, with French refineries alone losing about EUR700 million ($945 million) last year.
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