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07/12/2016

Football financial fairplay rule referred to EU Court of Justice

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Education 02-12-2016

EU scheme set to combine studies and sport, compete with US

A new project aimed at university athletes is due to be launched next year, in an attempt to make Europe more attractive to students and breathe fresh air into public confidence in the European project. EurActiv Spain reports.
Global Europe 13-10-2016

Kenya’s betting craze leaves trail of destruction

Betting companies are experiencing unprecedented success in Kenya, but the lure of an easy buck has led to addiction, depression and even suicides in the East African country. EurActiv Germany reports.
Digital 14-09-2016

Russian hackers expose ‘double standards’ in world anti-doping agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed yesterday (13 September) that hackers accessed a database of confidential medical data and released the drug regimens of gymnast Simone Biles and three other top US Olympians. The Russian government was behind the move, WADA claimed.
Euro & Finance 08-09-2016

Latvian minister to miss Bratislava meeting - to play chess

Buoyed by her defeat of the best woman player in the world, Latvia's finance minister is to skip a top EU meeting this week to pursue her passion for chess, her spokesman said Wednesday (8 September.)
UK & Europe 22-08-2016

Rio Olympics confirm Britain as sport superpower

Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, the UK has risen from the ashes to become a sporting "superpower" typified by the exploits of cycling lovebirds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Nationalism, technology, and the Olympics

The Olympic Games have turned into a competition between nations, rather than individuals, writes George Friedman.
Digital 11-08-2016

Media, sports companies rattled by planned EU copyright shake-up

The media and sports industries are preparing to lock horns with the European Commission over its plans to shake up copyright law to make more films, sports and TV shows available online throughout the 28-nation bloc.
Global Europe 23-07-2016

German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday (22 July) evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack against civilians in Western Europe in eight days.
Sports 22-07-2016

Russian Olympic ban upheld, Moscow denounces 'crime against sport'

Sport's highest tribunal rejected Russia's appeal on Thursday (21 July) against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days, drawing swift and angry condemnation from Moscow.
Global Europe 20-07-2016

Kerry says US and Russia plan ‘concrete’ Syria steps

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday (19 July) the United States and Russia have planned "concrete steps" for the direction they will take in Syria.
Global Europe 19-07-2016

Russian athletes face ban from Rio Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) yesterday (18 July) recommended that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee should consider banning all athletes entered by the Russian Olympic Committee for next month's Rio Olympics.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2016

State aid for Spanish football clubs was 'illegal', Vestager says

Some of Spain's top football teams - including Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - will have to pay back illegal public aid worth up to €70 million as it represented “an unfair advantage” versus other teams, the Commission said on Monday (4 July).


French rail strike weakens but pilots call walkout during Euro championship

French rail travellers faced more misery today (3 June) as strikes cut train services by half but a militant union's bid to widen protests against planned labour reforms to air traffic control and the Paris metro appeared to fail.

Escalating strikes in France put Euro 2016 at risk

Striking rail workers halted about half of French train services on Wednesday (1 June) in a dispute over working time as a standoff between the militant CGT union and the Socialist government over a proposed labour law reform escalated.
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).