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Rubik's Cube trade mark invalid: EU Court judge 25 May 2016, 18:14 CET
The EU trade mark representing the shape of a Rubik’s Cube must be declared invalid, according to the Opinion of the European Court of Justice' Advocate-General on Wednesday.

EU targets geo-blocking to boost e-commerce 25 May 2016, 17:25 CET
Retailers will no longer be able to refuse to sell goods and services to people living in other EU countries under a three-pronged bid to boost e-commerce in Europe, unveiled on Wednesday.

EU okays AB InBev-SABMiller deal, on conditions 25 May 2016, 17:35 CET
Brussels gave AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, the green light Tuesday for a proposed acquisition of SABMiller, the second largest brewer -- so long as it sells practically the entire SABMiller beer business in Europe.

Eurozone finance ministers agree to unlock Greek aid 25 May 2016, 17:25 CET
The EU's Eurogroup ministers welcomed a staff-level agreement between Greece and the institutions Tuesday, paving the way for finalisation of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme.

EU rail freight not on right track: Court of Auditors 25 May 2016, 12:27 CET
The EU's aim of shifting freight from road to rail is not working, said the European Court of Auditors Tuesday in a new report which shows a decline in rail's share of EU freight since 2011.

New EU rules on tobacco target young smokers 24 May 2016, 16:55 CET
New rules for tobacco products sold in the EU came into force Friday, aiming to reduce the number of smokers, especially among young people, ensuring all are fully aware of the harmful effects of tobacco use.

EU probes alleged aid to Belgian glass producer Ducatt 19 May 2016, 23:44 CET
The EU opened an in-depth probe Thursday to assess whether EUR 40m of financial support granted by publicly-owned Flemish investment companies LRM and PMV to Belgian producer of glass for solar panels Ducatt was in line with EU state aid rules.

New animal breeding rules set for 2018 19 May 2016, 17:44 CET
The EU adopted new rules on conditions for the breeding, trade-in and imports into the EU of breeding animals and their genetic material on Tuesday, confirming agreement reached with the EU Parliament in 2015.

EU tightens sanctions against N Korea 19 May 2016, 17:30 CET
The EU added another 18 people and one entity to the list of those subject to EU restrictive measures against North Korea Thursday, adding to sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Nearly 16,000 victims of trafficking in the EU 19 May 2016, 17:14 CET
15,846 women, men, girls and boys were registered as victims of trafficking in the EU, according to a report presented Thursday by the European Commission on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

EU again delays decision on glyphosate renewal 20 May 2016, 17:32 CET
The European Commission again postponed a vote on whether to renew the licence for the controversial herbicide glyphosate on Thursday, despite a WHO warning about a link to cancer.

Green light for EU-wide cybersecurity rules 19 May 2016, 00:06 CET
New rules to strengthen the security of network and information systems throughout Europe are due to enter into force in August, after the EU formally gave its green light on Tuesday.

Spain, Portugal under caution over budget deficits 18 May 2016, 23:52 CET
Spain and Portugal were given one more year to correct their excessive deficits after the European Commission published its Spring economic package Wednesday.

One year delay for MiFID II directive 18 May 2016, 21:48 CET
The EU confirmed Wednesday a one-year delay to the MiFID directive, new securities market rules which regulate firms providing share-dealing services, after a Council agreement with the European Parliament.

Annual inflation in the EU down to -0.2 pct 18 May 2016, 12:45 CET
European Union annual inflation dropped to -0.2% in April 2016, down from 0.0% in March. The rate for March last year was also 0.0%, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

EU toughens rules to stop rigging of market benchmarks 18 May 2016, 12:35 CET
The EU adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at restoring trust in interest rate benchmarks and avoiding the kind of manipulation of such instruments seen in the recent Libor and Euribor scandals.

Eurozone trade surplus up to EUR 28.6 bn in March 17 May 2016, 12:44 CET
First estimates for March show a surplus in international trade in goods for the Eurozone of EUR 28.6 bn and a EUR 7.2 bn surplus for the whole EU, according to Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Better protection against cancer-causing chemicals 'could save 100,000 lives' 13 May 2016, 15:46 CET
New EU rules to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace could save 100,000 lives in the next 50 years, says Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.

Censure for EU Commission over endocrine disruptors 13 May 2016, 00:11 CET
Euro-MPs signed a motion of censure on the European Commission Thursday for failing to comply with its legal obligation to publish scientific criteria for defining endocrine disruptors.

Eurozone industrial production down 0.8 pct in March 12 May 2016, 17:15 CET
Seasonally-adjusted industrial production fell 0.8 per cent in the eurozone and 0.5 per cent in the EU as a whole In March compared with a year earlier, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

MEPs vote against market economy status for China 13 May 2016, 15:49 CET
EU Parliament members voted against dumping and the granting of market economy status (MES) to China Thursday. This is seen as an important signal that the EU will not grant MES so long as China fails to meet its WTO obligations.

EU prolongs Schengen controls for six months 12 May 2016, 22:38 CET
Foreign affairs ministers agreed Thursday to prolong by six months controls at certain internal Schengen borders of the EU in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

New EU rules to attract non EU students & researchers 12 May 2016, 16:38 CET
Harmonised EU entry and residence rules were approved by the EU Parliament Wednesday, making it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities.

Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol 12 May 2016, 12:27 CET
New governance rules approved by Euro-MPs on Wednesday will enable the EU police agency Europol to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences, as well as respond faster to threats.

EU blocks Hutchison acquisition of O2 in the UK 12 May 2016, 15:29 CET
The European Commission blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation Wednesday. It says the merger would have led to less choice and higher prices for UK mobile customers.