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Counterfeit goods seized in EU up 15 pct in 2015 25 September 2016, 23:59 CET
Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year - an increase of 15%, according to new figures from the European Commission.

Brussels proposes cooperation accord with Cuba 26 September 2016, 00:06 CET
The European Commission adopted Thursday a proposal on the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba, marking a turning point in EU-Cuba relations.

eGovernment plan to transform public administration in the EU 22 September 2016, 22:30 CET
With the wider public often losing out to the private sector on the digital innovation front, EU Member States have agreed new, open and inclusive standards for eGovernment throughout the EU.

EU Court rules out loophole on animal testing 22 September 2016, 13:32 CET
EU law protects the EU market from cosmetic products containing ingredients which have been tested on animals, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday, wherever that testing may have been conducted.

Local public support measures fall outside EU state aid control 22 September 2016, 00:57 CET
When it comes to purely local operations of public support measures, EU Member States always have full autonomy to decide and invest state funds, the EU Commission said on Wednesday.

New EU roaming plan drops time limits 22 September 2016, 00:33 CET
The European Commission agreed at its weekly meeting Wednesday to make a number of changes to the EU plan to end mobile phone roaming charges in 2017 in order to "avoid abuses".

Polish retail tax comes under Brussels scrutiny 20 September 2016, 23:44 CET
The EU Commission opened an in-depth probe into a Polish tax on the retail sector Tuesday, concerned that the progressive rates based on turnover give companies with low turnover an unfair advantage.

Da'esh, Al Qaida face EU-wide anti-terror sanctions 20 September 2016, 22:57 CET
The EU will for the first time be able to apply sanctions autonomously to Da'esh and Al-Qaida and their associates and supporters, following a strengthening of its legal arsenal in the fight against terrorism.

Nuclear decommissioning costs mount for eastern states 23 September 2016, 12:04 CET
The cost of decommissioning Soviet-designed nuclear reactors in Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia will be at least EUR 5.7 billion, and could be double that, according to the European Court of Auditors.

Bulgaria to receive EUR 108m for refugee crisis 20 September 2016, 15:42 CET
The European Commission has fast-tracked requests from the Bulgarian authorities for emergency funding of EUR 108m to help the country manage the influx of refugees on its external borders.

Leaders vow to work for renewal of trust in the EU 16 September 2016, 23:56 CET
EU leaders meeting at an informal 'summit of reflection' following the United Kingdom's 'Brexit' vote vowed to listen to concerns and forge a new, reformed common future for the remaining 27 Member States.

Indonesia, EU set date for start of timber licensing 16 September 2016, 23:59 CET
Indonesia and the EU have agreed a November start date for issuing licences to legal timber products for export to the EU in a major milestone in the global effort to combat illegal trade in timber.

Brussels consults on tax haven blacklist 15 September 2016, 22:43 CET
The EU Commission has released a first list of countries suspected of facilitating tax avoidance, leaving EU Member States to choose which countries deserve closer scrutiny of their taxation practices.

Euro-MPs back trade deal with six African countries 15 September 2016, 12:28 CET
The European Parliament approved an agreement Wednesday granting duty-free access to the EU for products from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho, and improved market access for South Africa.

EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts 14 September 2016, 23:27 CET
The use of successive fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the health care sector are contrary to EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Juncker sets up Task Force for Brexit talks 15 September 2016, 12:22 CET
Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has set up a Task Force to prepare for and conduct negotiations with the United Kingdom over leaving the European Union under under Article 50.

State of the Union: Juncker addresses EU's key challenges 14 September 2016, 20:47 CET
In his 2016 State of the Union address to the European Parliament, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the Union was facing key challenges of populism, unemployment and social injustice.

Summit to mull EU future without Britain 14 September 2016, 20:47 CET
EU heads of government or state meet Friday for an informal summit to map out a new direction for an EU with 27 member countries following the result of the UK's referendum.

2017 EU Budget focuses on growth, jobs and migration 13 September 2016, 13:34 CET
The EU Budget for 2017 continued its progress through the EU institutions Monday, as the Council focused on measures to address the migration crisis and its root causes, and actions to boost Europe's economy and create jobs.

New EU emergency support to refugees in Greece 13 September 2016, 14:25 CET
The European Union has stepped up funding for refugees migrants and asylum seekers in Greece, with EUR 115 million in new funding for humanitarian organisations operating in the country.

Go-ahead for largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme in Turkey 08 September 2016, 23:09 CET
The EU announced Thursday the largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme, signing a contract with the World Food Programme to provide EUR 348 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

£82m EIB backing for Humber Gateway offshore transmission link 08 September 2016, 00:23 CET
The EU's investment bank is to provide GBP 82 million for the purchase, operation and maintenance of a new electricity transmission connection between the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm and the UK's national electricity network.

EU Court rules for Sony in pre-installed Windows case 07 September 2016, 23:40 CET
The sale of a computer equipped with a pre-installed copy of Windows does not in itself contravene EU rules on unfair commercial practices, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

Single certificate to tighten EU airport security 08 September 2016, 23:11 CET
Tighter security for Europe's airports is promised as a result of a new EU proposal for a single Europe-wide certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment unveiled on Wednesday.

EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable", says EU 07 September 2016, 22:45 CET
EU Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released by the European Commission on Tuesday in support of its case for VAT reform.