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EU will 'play its role' to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal

EU will 'play its role' to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal

The European Union will "fully play its role" to implement the gas deal signed by Ukraine and Russia on Thursday, the French and German leaders said in a joint statement.

Juncker's new Commission takes office

The new European Commission formally takes office Saturday under Jean-Claude Juncker, whose skills at getting things done in the labyrinthine corridors of power in Brussels face their biggest challenge yet.

ECB dons new hat as eurozone banking supervisor

The European Central Bank takes over as Europe's banking watchdog on Tuesday in a historic shake-up of the financial system aimed at preventing a repeat of the crisis that nearly led to the collapse of the euro.

EU's new Mediterranean migrant rescue mission starts Saturday

The EU will launch a new search and rescue mission for migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, the European Commission said, after Italy confirmed it would end its "Mare Nostrum" operation.

Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady

Eurozone inflation edged up to 0.4 per cent from multi-year lows while unemployment was little changed, official data showed Friday, providing only limited reassurance that a modest economic recovery remains on track.


'UN climate summit will fail' unless US sets big goal

Photo Liam Gumley, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-MadisonThe UN climate summit in 2015 will fail unless the United States sets "a concrete and ambitious" goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, warns EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

Comprehensive assessment shows robust European banking sector

The results of the comprehensive assessment of the 130 most significant European banks show that the sector is very robust and capable of sustaining a severe recession, the European Banking Federation concludes from the final results of the assessment published by the ECB, the European Banking Authority and national supervisors.

Lawyer-linguists, Council and Parliament, European Personnel Selection Office

The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament in Brussels are looking to recruit lawyer-linguists with the following main languages: Finnish, French, Portuguese, Romanian or Slovak.

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The VAT gap - EUR 177 bn VAT revenues lost in 2012

An estimated EUR 177 billion in VAT revenues was lost due to non-compliance or non-collection in 2012, according to the latest VAT Gap study published by the Commission today. This equates to 16 per cent of total expected VAT revenue of 26 Member States. The VAT Gap study sets out detailed data on the difference between the amount of VAT due and the amount actually collected in 26 Member States in 2012.

National student fee and support systems in European Higher Education 2014/2015

National student fee and support systems in European Higher EducationLevels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published by the Commission's Eurydice network. The report, covering 33 European countries, reveals that fee systems remained relatively stable across the continent, despite some notable exceptions. Germany is the only country to recently abolish tuition fees, despite introducing them only in 2007.