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EU leaders pledge unity on 60th anniversary of Rome Treaties 25 March 2017, 17:26 CET
Europe's leaders meeting in Rome Saturday for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, renewed their commitment to the European Union, signing a new Rome Declaration pledging to work for unity at 27.

MEPs back plans to adapt more books for blind people 24 March 2017, 00:13 CET
MEPs on the EU Parliament's legal affairs committee gave their backing Thursday to new draft rules to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people.

New push to open up EU financial services market 23 March 2017, 22:51 CET
The EU Commission announced an action plan Thursday to open up Europe's market in financial products such as insurance, pensions, loans, and current or savings accounts to the benefit of consumers.

MEPs seek to deny entry to unregistered lobbyists 22 March 2017, 23:18 CET
EU lobbyists looking to influence legislation should be required to sign the EU's transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament, MEPs in committee said on Tuesday.

EU looks to boost power of national competition authorities 22 March 2017, 22:32 CET
The European Commission set out new rules Wednesday to deepen partnership with national competition authorities by enabling them to be more effective enforcers of the EU's antitrust rules.

Clearer, tougher EU energy labels on the way 22 March 2017, 22:31 CET
A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances is set to replace current energy labels, following agreement Tuesday by EU Parliament and Council negotiators.

EU, Japan look to speed up talks on trade deal 22 March 2017, 00:18 CET
The European Union made a renewed push for agreement later this year on a bilateral trade deal with Japan, as the country's prime minister Shinzo Abe met EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday.

Data plan to make European sea travel safer 22 March 2017, 00:18 CET
The registration of ship passengers in the EU is set to be digitalised to give search and rescue services immediate access to information on the people on board, following draft agreement by the EU Council.

Tusk calls summit for 29 April to set Brexit guidelines 22 March 2017, 00:18 CET
EU Council president Donald Tusk, called European Council for 29th April Tuesday, where EU leaders will adopt the guidelines for the Brexit talks, set in motion by triggering of Article 50, expected 29th March.

EU re-imposes EUR 776m fines on air cargo cartel 21 March 2017, 16:55 CET
The EU Commission re-imposed a fine of EUR 776 million on 11 air cargo carriers Friday for operating a price–fixing cartel, re-adopting a decision annulled by the EU's top Court on procedural grounds.

MEPs vote to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts 18 March 2017, 00:41 CET
The EU Parliament approved Thursday new rules to ensure that minerals used by European industries are sourced responsibly, diverting revenues away from rebel groups, conflict, and terror.

Online platforms partner with EU to remove unsafe products 18 March 2017, 00:42 CET
The Commission is stepping up cooperation with Amazon, Ebay and Alibaba to more actively tackle potentially unsafe products from websites which sell to consumers in the EU, it announced Thursday.

New whistleblower tool to help EU fight cartels 17 March 2017, 00:19 CET
A new tool launched Thursday by the European Commission will make it easier for individuals to blow the whistle about secret cartels and other antitrust violations while maintaining their anonymity.

Action of armed forces in conflicts can be terrorist acts: EU Court 16 March 2017, 00:52 CET
The actions by armed forces during periods of armed conflict, within the meaning of international humanitarian law, may constitute 'terrorist acts', rules the European Court of Justice.

Phone subscriber's data consent valid for all member states: EU Court 16 March 2017, 14:09 CET
A telephone subscriber's consent to having their personal data published in one EU Member State makes it valid for another, the European Court of Justice declared in a ruling on Wednesday.

Brussels acts against drug use and trafficking 16 March 2017, 00:02 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday a new action plan on drugs to strengthen the EU's response to the newly-emerging health and security challenges in the area of illicit drug use and trafficking.

Tougher EU food inspections on the menu 15 March 2017, 22:27 CET
The EU Parliament adopted plans Wednesday to tighten up official food inspections, aiming to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain.

Tougher EU gun law to close security loopholes 15 March 2017, 00:39 CET
An update to the EU's 1991 firearms directive, approved Tuesday by Euro-MPs, include tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons, such as those used in the Paris terror attacks.

Euro-MPs greenlight shareholder 'say on pay' 14 March 2017, 17:45 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Tuesday to a revised EU shareholders' rights directive, giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.

Boost for European fruit and vegetable producers 15 March 2017, 00:11 CET
New rules adopted Monday by the EU Commission provide simpler rules, reduced administrative burden and greater financial support in times of crisis for Europe's fruit and vegetable producers.

Drinks industry asked to come up with alcohol labelling proposal 15 March 2017, 00:08 CET
The European Commission has given the alcoholic drinks industry a year to develop a self-regulatory proposal that will provide information on ingredients and nutrition of all alcoholic beverages.

Gazprom reaches provisional gas deal with EU 13 March 2017, 23:33 CET
The provisional deal reached between Russian gas giant Gazprom and the EU Monday will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive prices, says the Commission.

EU leaders strive for unity as they prepare for Brexit 10 March 2017, 22:26 CET
European leaders left Brussels Friday after a two-day summit ended with a show of unity as they prepare for the EU's 60th birthday celebrations later this month and for a future without Britain.

Tusk re-elected EU president despite Polish objection 09 March 2017, 23:36 CET
European leaders at a summit in Brussels Thursday re-elected Donald Tusk as European Council president, despite angry objection from the eurosceptic right-wing government of his home country Poland.

'Right to be forgotten' in companies register limited: EU Court 09 March 2017, 17:58 CET
There is no right to be forgotten in respect of personal data in the companies register, although restricted access is possible after a company's dissolution, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.