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EU sets sights on new stimulus for capital markets union 22 January 2017, 23:57 CET
The European Commission launched a public consultation Friday with a view to developing faster and more ambitious progress towards a Capital Markets Union (CMU).

Essen is European Green Capital for 2017 22 January 2017, 12:31 CET
From coal and steel industry to the greenest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, the town of Essen in Germany officially became the 2017 European Green Capital on 21 January.

Brussels hails Amazon, Apple audiobooks deal 22 January 2017, 23:58 CET
The European Commission welcomed Thursday an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazon's subsidiary Audible and Apple.

Improved car rental practices earn EU assent 19 January 2017, 22:12 CET
The EU Commission gave Europe's major car rental companies the nod of approval Thursday for new improved practices agreed to improve the treatment of consumers renting their cars.

MEPs reject weak Commission money-laundering blacklist 22 January 2017, 12:33 CET
MEPs voted Thursday to reject the EU Commission's blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, saying the list was too limited, and should be expanded.

Court confirms Toshiba, Panasonic fine for cathode ray tubes cartel 19 January 2017, 13:51 CET
Europe's top Court confirmed Wednesday a fine of EUR 82 million imposed jointly and severally on Toshiba and Panasonic for their part in a cartel on the market for tubes for television sets.

EU and U.S. take stock of TTIP progress 19 January 2017, 00:16 CET
The EU and the U.S.published Tuesday a joint assessment of the progress made in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since negotiations started in July 2013.

New debt recovery rules enter into force 18 January 2017, 23:49 CET
Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU countries which came into force on Wednesday.

New EU presidency sticks to tough line on Brexit 18 January 2017, 22:50 CET
Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat, speaking at the European Parliament Wednesday, promised a fair deal for the United Kingdom, but a deal that would necessarily be inferior to EU membership.

European Parliament elects Tajani as its new president 18 January 2017, 23:48 CET
Euro-MPs elected Antonio Tajani, an Italian member of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), as their new president on Tuesday, to succeed Martin Schulz.

UK needs migrant workers, but will they come? - report 17 January 2017, 23:22 CET
A new report on the impact of Brexit on UK migration shows that job sectors where EU workers are most needed are seeing the biggest immediate dip in interest following the leave vote in June.

Britain must leave the single market, says May 18 January 2017, 22:52 CET
The United Kingdom must leave the EU's single market, prime minister Theresa May said in a speech Tuesday setting out her Brexit negotiating priorities as part of a Plan for Britain after leaving the EU.

U.S. lifts ban on imports of French beef 17 January 2017, 18:56 CET
The United States has lifted a ban on imports of beef from France, representing another step on the reopening of a market which has been closed since the 1990s BSE epidemic.

EU-U.S. (re)insurance deal boost for transatlantic trade 17 January 2017, 18:55 CET
More than 20 years of talks between the EU and the United States ended successfully Friday with a bilateral agreement set to boost transatlantic trade in insurance and re-insurance.

Beehives in the EU on the increase: beekeeping sector report 13 January 2017, 00:17 CET
The European Commission published Thursday a report on the implementation of national beekeeping programmes, which benefit from EUR 33 million annually from the EU budget.

EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine 12 January 2017, 22:20 CET
The EU Court of Justice confirmed Thursday a European Commission fine of nearly EUR 60 million imposed on the Roullier group for sharing the phosphate market for animal feed for more than 30 years.

MEPs call for code of ethics for robots 12 January 2017, 20:09 CET
MEPs called Thursday for EU-wide rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars.

Malta's unique role in pivotal year for the EU 12 January 2017, 20:09 CET
European Union leaders visited Malta Wednesday to mark the launch of the first Maltese EU presidency, as it takes on a pivotal role in Europe's political development during a historic time for the EU.

Skype, WhatsApp face tighter EU e-Privacy laws 12 January 2017, 19:15 CET
Services such as Skype and WhatsApp would need to respect similar e-Privacy rules to those for traditional phone and text messaging services under plans to update EU data privacy rules unveiled Tuesday.

EU boost for Europe's services economy 12 January 2017, 18:47 CET
The EU Commission brought out a package of measures Tuesday aimed at making it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to the EU's potential customer base of 500 million people.

MEPs call for protection for whistleblowers 10 January 2017, 00:10 CET
A committee of the European Parliament called on the Commission Monday to urgently propose an "effective and comprehensive European whistleblower protection programme".

Malta takes over EU presidency for the first time 11 January 2017, 00:56 CET
The small island of Malta took over the EU presidency on 1 January, facing the challenges of Brexit and important elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Aarhus and Pafos are 2017 European Capitals of Culture 05 January 2017, 00:16 CET
The Danish and Cypriot cities of Aarhus and Pafos will hold the title of European Capital of Culture - one of the most popular EU projects for the year 2017.

New transparency rules for tax rulings into force 04 January 2017, 23:56 CET
New rules which ensure EU Member States share information on national tax rulings handed out to multinational companies in other EU countries came into force 1 January.

EC toughens measures against terrorist financing 22 December 2016, 00:54 CET
The European Commission adopted a package of measures on Wednesday designed to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime.