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EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown

EU ministers back tax avoidance clampdown

European finance ministers on Saturday backed efforts to fight rampant tax avoidance by multinationals in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal, but European Union members face tough negotiations to work out the details.

France's Strasbourg to keep EU capital status: Hollande

France would never allow Strasbourg to be stripped of its status as a European capital, President Francois Hollande said Sunday, despite the huge cost of shuttling EU politicians there from Brussels each month.

US says new EU plan for GMO imports is no solution

The United States criticized Friday the new European Union plan to allow Member States to block genetically modified imports, following a new round of talks on the transatlantic free-trade pact.

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

Police from seven European countries detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

EU announces EUR 3m emergency aid for Nepal

The European Commission on Sunday released three million euros ($3.25 million) in emergency aid for Nepal, where over 2,500 people died in a massive earthquake the previous day.


Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

Refugees MediterraneanAs Europe struggles to deal with a surge in migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, Australia has gone nearly 18 months with virtually no asylum-seeker boat arrivals and no deaths at sea.

Juncker breaks promise to make EU GMO decisions more democratic

The European Commission proposal to amend rules on EU imports of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) would still allow it to authorise the import of GMOs even where a majority of national governments, the European Parliament and the public oppose them, says Greenpeace.

Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law, ERA

The Academy of European Law is looking for a Lawyer (Course Director) in European Public Law with an excellent knowledge of EU law and special expertise in European environmental law from 1 June 2015.

The EU's China Policy: Priorities and Strategies for the New Commission

Image by Daniel Aguilera SanchezThe Eurozone's crisis and the lack of economic vitality are not just causing worries in Beijing; they also undermine Europe's standing in China as a powerful entity to deal with.

SMEs and the TTIP - report

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises, according to a report released in Brussels on 20 April.

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