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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

March 25, 2014
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

March 21, 2014
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

March 11, 2014
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

March 10, 2014
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

March 5, 2014
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

March 3, 2014
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

February 24, 2014

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

February 12, 2014
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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UK offshore exploration facing crisis, industry body warns

January 27, 2014
UK Continental Shelf exploration is in a "parlous state," according to experts, and the downward trend has persisted since 2011, when the number of wells drilled slumped by 50%.
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Mad Cow Disease case reported in Germany

January 21, 2014
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), as the disease is officially named, was identified in a slaughtered cow that did not exhibit any clinical signs of the disease.
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