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Syed Kamall elected as chair of ECR group

London MEP Syed Kamall has been elected as leader of parliament’s European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group.

Commission launches European week of sport

The European commission has announced plans for a European week of sport, launching in 2015, which aims to promote health and wellbeing through sport.

Commission to tackle ‘plague of illegal fishing’ in Pacific

The European commission has given the Philippines and Papua New Guinea a “yellow card” in response to analysis which suggests that the two nations are “not acting sufficiently to fight illegal fishing”.

On the agenda

Saurabh Sinha highlights the cross-cutting importance of sustainability in research, development and education. Kayleigh Lewis reports.

EU commits €246m to aid Palestine’s refugees

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and enlargement and neighbourhood policy commissioner Štefan Füle have signed a joint declaration pledging €246m in support for Palestine refugees.

EPP group elects Weber as chair

The European parliament’s EPP group has elected German MEP Manfred Weber as its new chair, succeeding the outgoing Joseph Daul.

Green Week: Sachs welcomes US decarbonisation plan

Speaking at Green Week’s new environmentalist summit, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the earth institute, expressed his ‘delight’ at the US’ announcement to cut carbon emissions.

Potočnik opens Green Week 2014 with call for circular economy

European environment commissioner Janez Potočnik has told the opening Green Week session that the circular economy “will be the great innovation challenge” of the coming decades.

Commission announces HGV emissions strategy

The European commission has set out its first ever strategy to tackle CO2 emissions from heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Commission announces €175m funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes

European commission president José Manuel Barroso has announced that the EU is to double its funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes to €25m per year for 2014-2020.

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