Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

Germany to spend €1bn on improving air quality

German chancellor Angela Merkel, hoping to be re-elected on 24 September, announced Monday that the government will increase an anti-pollution fund to €1 billion. Half of the fund will be financed by automakers, who increased pollution by designing cars that passed emissions tests, but were much dirtier on the road. The so-called Dieselgate scandal has become an election topic, with Merkel's opponents accusing her of being soft on the industry.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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