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    • EU talks with Valvena could secure 60m vaccines January 13, 2021
      The European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the French biotech company Valneva Tuesday, with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against COVID-19, manufactured in Scotland.
    • Brussels consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity January 13, 2021
      The EU Commission made a bid Monday to restore Europe's damaged ecosystems and help tackle climate change, as it launched a public consultation on legally binding nature restoration targets for the EU.
    • EIB announces EUR 300m investment in space January 13, 2021
      The European Investment Fund and the EU Commission announced investment of some EUR 300 million into the European space sector Wednesday, supporting ground-breaking innovation in the industry.
    • EU clears 'safe and effective' Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 January 11, 2021
      The EU Commission granted conditional marketing authorisation for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US firm Moderna Wednesday, making it the second COVID-19 vaccine authorised in the Union.
    • EU-China reach agreement on investment January 11, 2021
      Following intensive negotiations carried out by the European Commission, the EU and China concluded in principle at the end of 2020 negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.
    • EUR 20m to help European SMEs maximise IP assets January 11, 2021
      As of Monday, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) were able to apply for financing under a EUR 20 million grant scheme to help EU companies to make better use of intellectual property rights.
    • Portuguese EU presidency aims for green recovery January 6, 2021
      Portugal took over the European Union's presidency on 1 January, promising to lead the EU out of the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic under the motto of a "fair, green and digital recovery".
    • EU-UK agree historic trade deal January 4, 2021
      Four and a half years after the 2016 Brexit referendum, the British Government and the EU Commission agreed Thursday a historic trade and security deal as part of the UK's future cooperation with the EU.
    • Brussels sets out recommendations for sustainable farming January 4, 2021
      The EU Commission published recommendations Friday for each EU Member State to assist in the drafting of their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans, accompanied by a Communication.
    • EU fish quotas agreed for Atlantic, North Sea, Med and Black Sea December 18, 2020
      EU ministers reached agreement Thursday on catch limits for over 200 commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean and the Black Sea for 2021 and, for deep-sea species, for 2021-22.


Google Maps Now Helps You Find Points of Interest

Google Maps is getting a new look, but this makeover delivers more than just visual gloss. The new-look Google Maps adds color-coding for different points of interest, and customizes the information on offer depending on where you’re travelling, and how you’re travelling there. The amount of information available in Google Maps is astonishing. You can… read more »

How to Find Parking Using Google Maps

Google recently introduced some awesome features making it easier for folks to find parking spaces in major cities. It’s currently limited to 25 U.S. cities and only works on the Android app, but may expand to other cities and devices in coming years. If you’ve spent any time circling urban streets for an elusive parking… read more »

Google Maps Now Helps You Find a Parking Space

Google Maps is introducing new tools to help you park your car. As anyone who lives in, or commutes into, a city, knows, parking can be a stressful endeavor. And if you’re driving into somewhere you’re not familiar with, you may not even be aware how difficult it is to find a parking space. Google… read more »

How to Avoid Tolls and Save Money With This Google Maps Feature

Saving money while traveling is like the holy grail. If you haven’t already, check out our tricks for finding cheap flights and our list of the best hotel search engines. But what about driving? Being behind the wheel is already expensive enough. With the cost of gas marching upwards and road tax and car insurance eating… read more »

Learn About Locations With Google Maps Q&As

Google has added a Questions and Answers feature to Google Maps. This means you can ask businesses questions (and hopefully receive answers) before you visit them. You can also see questions other people have asked, and learn more about different locations as a result. Result! As shocking as it may sound to younger generations, there… read more »

Google Wants You to Help Make Maps More Accessible

Google is doing its best to make Google Maps more useful to the differently abled. In December 2016 Google added a new layer of information designed to make Google Maps more wheelchair-friendly. And now Google is asking us all to help make Maps more accessible. Yes, even you. Google Maps is one of those apps… read more »

Waze vs. Google Maps: Which App Is Best for You?

When Google acquired Waze back in 2013, a lot of users thought it meant lights out for the Israel-based mapping service. But that hasn’t been the case. Instead of being entirely folded in, Waze continues to exist alongside Google Maps. And that’s great in terms of user preference and choice, but it leaves us with… read more »

How to Create and Share Lists in Google Maps

Google recently introduced a method to create lists in its maps app, which you can easily share with friends or publicly share. To find out how to share your favorite restaurants, stores, or just about any location you can find on Google Maps, read on. Creating Lists To create lists in Google Maps, launch the app… read more »