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Minister: After the Baku games, Azerbaijan will be an even more popular destination

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Sports 08-04-2016

Planned racetrack in Wales scuppered by EU state aid law

The future of a proposed motorsport venue in South Wales has been called into question after the Welsh government concluded that it would be unable to underwrite the site’s construction costs.

UK & Europe 18-03-2016

Football: Brexit risk puts Premier League on defensive

The possibility of Britain voting to leave the European Union in its 23 June referendum leaves the lucrative and globally popular English Premier League facing an uncertain future.
Global Europe 11-02-2016

Scientists prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak in Southern Europe

Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.
Sports 12-01-2016

Environmental impact of European-organised Dakar Rally criticised

The Dakar Rally is currently tearing its way across South America, where it is generating controversy for its significant environmental and social impact, particularly in Bolivia, where nature protection is enshrined in the so-called "Mother Earth" law. EurActiv's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Sports 17-12-2015

Jaguar to enter world of electric motorsport

Jaguar has announced that it will contest the next season of Formula E, as the race to develop more efficient and affordable electric cars gears up.
Sports 18-11-2015

English football fans salute France by roaring out the 'Marseillaise'

English football fans saluted France on Tuesday (17 November) by roaring out the 'Marseillaise' national anthem at a friendly match watched by British politicians and royalty in a show of solidarity just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris.
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Sports 10-11-2015

Good governance in sport and betting

"Good governance in sport and betting" explores the relationship between sports and the regulated betting industry and their role in the fight against match-fixing and corruption in sport. It examines the different approaches implemented so far by a range of stakeholders, including the regulated betting industry, sport organizations, regulatory and law enforcement bodies, national and international policy institutions and player organizations to detect, deter and punish those that seek to manipulate sporting events for financial gain.
Sports 30-09-2015

F1 teams file EU complaint over ‘unlawful’ revenue sharing

The Sauber and Force India teams have filed a complaint with European Union authorities about what they see as unfair and "unlawful" practices in Formula One's governance and distribution of revenues.
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Sports 18-09-2015

The Sustainable Financing of Grassroots Sport – Hosted by the European Lotteries

The European Lotteries Association is a proud partner of the European Week of Sport, with its members providing sustainable funding of more than €2 Billion to European sport each year.
Sports 24-06-2015

Football financial fairplay rule referred to EU Court of Justice

A legal complaint against UEFA's break-even rule 'Financial Fair Play (FFP)' has been referred to the European Court of Justice (EJ), the lawyers who brought the case said on Tuesday (23 June).
Sports 22-06-2015

FC Barcelona, Real Madrid antitrust case to be decided 'at the end of summer'

Margrethe Vestager, the EU's Competition Commissioner, will make a decision in the cases concerning alleged illegal state aid to the football clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid by the end of the summer, the Commissioner revealed in an interview Monday (22 June).
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Sports 19-06-2015

Physical activity touted as medicine for mental illness

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / A new report on physical activity in Europe underlines the positive impact of exercise for the body and the mind.


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Sports 18-06-2015

Physical inactivity costs estimated at €80bn per year

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / EU member states spend on average €80.4 billion each year in treatment of diseases caused by lack of exercise, according to a new report unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday (17 June).
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Sports 17-06-2015

Employees told to get up and exercise at work

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / A growing number of European companies are trying to create a healthier work environment for their employees, by encouraging them to get out of their chairs during work hours.
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Sports 16-06-2015

Navracsics: ‘Lack of physical activity can cost over €31bn per year’

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Lack of exercise can burden economies and health systems, with recent projections suggesting the costs for the European Union as a whole could amount to 31 billion euros per year, according to Tibor Navracsics.
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Sports 15-06-2015

Physical activity seeking wider policy recognition

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / While the economic benefits of physical activity are widely documented, policymakers still struggle to translate scientific evidence into policy, health experts say.
Sports 10-06-2015

How to fix FIFA

Anne Brasseur spells out exactly what Sepp Blatter or his successor must do to “lance the boil” and clean up football’s world governing body.
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Sports 29-05-2015

Tourist boom in Georgia and Azerbaijan helps mitigate low oil prices

SPECIAL REPORT / Georgia and Azerbaijan, two South Caucasus countries that offer breath-taking natural beauty, architectural treasures and rich histories, are going all-out to develop their tourism industries, writes Giorgi Meladze.
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Sports 29-05-2015

Official: The games are an opportunity for Azerbaijan to be more engaged with Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / External relations are very important for Azerbaijan, and the European Games open another door to Europe, Sevinj Hasanova, Deputy Minister of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
Sports 28-05-2015

Putin blames FIFA scandal on US

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Thursday (28 May) of meddling outside its jurisdiction in the arrest of top officials from soccer's world governing body, FIFA.
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Sports 28-05-2015

Simon Clegg: The whole world will be watching the Baku Games

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / The Baku 2015 European Games are a fantastic promotional opportunity for Azerbaijan, as they will be watched not only by the whole of Europe, but in many continents, including China, Simon Clegg, COO of the games, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
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Sports 27-05-2015

The 1st European Games preparations in photos

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Just a couple of weeks before the Baku 2015 European Games begin on 12 June, EurActiv presents a photo essay, capturing the venues in the capital of Azerbaijan, which will play host to the first Olympic games in continental Europe.
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Sports 26-05-2015

SOCAR executive: The European Games promote a healthy lifestyle

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / By being sponsors to the Baku 2015 European Games, SOCAR, the state oil company of Azerbaijan which employs 60,000 people, wants to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle in the country, Vitaly Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice President of SOCAR, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
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Sports 25-05-2015

Minister: After the Baku games, Azerbaijan will be an even more popular destination

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / After events such as the Eurovision song contest in 2012, and the Baku 2015 European Games, which start on 12 June, people across the world will know that Azerbaijan is in Europe, Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.