The commission wants to focus on the commercial potential of space rather than the educational or scientific benefits, much to the annoyance of some MEPs.
Cars that run on petrol or diesel are meant to be a rarity by the year 2050. Progress is slow. But some Nordic cities have radical visions of how a "Hyperloop" could change that.
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- EU border force becomes operational
- Nato urges EU to uphold Russia sanctions
- One in four Europeans smoke tobacco
- US pledges 'unwavering' Nato loyalty
- EU nationals in post-Brexit UK will need 'form of ID'
- Denmark offered Europol compromise
- UK PM to reveal more details of Brexit strategy
- EU to propose agriculture policy reform in 2017
As some places struggle to deal with the impact of firms like Uber and Airbnb, other cities are embracing the change and seeking to learn.
European town planners still borrow from the “garden city” ideals of the 19th century, but they might be doing more harm than good.
Green algae feed on CO2 and convert it into protein. Researchers are testing their potential for industrial use, in a project funded by the EU.
The EU still wants to allow data to travel unencumbered over borders, but the commissioner in charge is facing 50 national laws telling companies where to store their data.
The European Parliament is expected to approve budget proposals that will see the EU funding military research on a large scale for the first time.
Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne was the first European to lead the International Space Station. 'If you see our planet from above, you see that there are no borders.'
19 out of 28 member states ban GM crops within their borders, but the Commission's latest approval of GM maize gives more ammunition to EU critics.
Giovanni De Santi, who was the director responsible for a new on-road test method, was moved to a different position in the EU's science body during the height of the Dieselgate crisis.
A reshuffle of an emissions expert and a last-minute cancellation of an interview had no ulterior motives, says head of the Joint Research Centre.
From fields to forest fires or migrant camps, the European Space Agency showcases scientific results from the Earth observation project it has set up with the EU.
If UK nationals vote to leave the EU, there would be little effect on the country's European cooperation on space activities. But British companies may lose business opportunities.
The EU is preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal ones, in a move likely to boost prices and to prompt a new lobbying war in Brussels.
The Grand Duchy wants to become the first European country that gives private firms legal certainty that they will own resources if they extract them in space.
Johann-Dietrich Woerner thinks a permanent station on the Moon has scientific benefits and can serve as a test ground for further exploration of space by humans.
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- EU leaders to get warmth and colour
- The EU needs to make itself battle-ready
- Trump and Erdogan haunt Nato meeting
- EU fraud case sheds light on Danish and Polish politics
- Estonia and Finland have best EU science teaching
- Italy scrambles to save world's oldest bank
- Commission 'shockingly passive' on Lithuania gay rights
- Secret tax deals in Luxembourg in dramatic rise
The EU executive is trying to convince EU countries to commit to some coordination in the assignment of a specific set of radio frequencies, after it failed to garner support for broader, common rules.
The €315 billion Juncker fund must support more science projects, says EU commissioner Carlos Moedas, who urged the EU to "do much better" in research and innovation.
The Commission has decided that only one member of a discontinued informal scientific advisory body will be part of its new 'high level group' of science advisers.
EU ministers will Thursday try to clinch a deal on next year's Baltic fishing quotas. "Stop ignoring scientific advice", a green group says.
Cloud services are not allowed to be funded under the EU's structural funds. "It's the single biggest thing we need to change", says Microsoft's Dejan Cvetkovic.
Contrary to earlier declarations, the Commission is shying away from space exploration projects, leaving it to the European Space Agency instead.
EU sources say anti-GMO countries prefer the current system because they can "blame Brussels" for authorising the "hot potato".
The EU commission is to appoint a team of scientists to give advice, departing from the previous system of a single chief adviser.
Multinational biotech companies and several scientists are playing Russian roulette with our food and farming systems.
The way NGOs spread doubt about the science of GMOs has similarities to the tactics of their opponents in the climate change debate.
For almost four months, Jean-Claude Juncker has been in office without the scientific advice his predecessor thought was necessary for a president of the Commission
EU finance ministers will discuss the €315bn Juncker growth plan on Tuesday amid criticism by leading scientists over plans to raid the EU research budget to fund it.
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