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New cars fall behind EU's fuel efficiency target 20 April 2017, 22:44 CET
The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the EU improved last year but at the smallest annual improvement recorded over the last decade, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency.

Blue economy boost for Western Mediterranean 20 April 2017, 22:45 CET
An EU initiative launched Wednesday aims to promote sustainable blue growth and jobs, preserve ecosystems and biodiversity and boost maritime safety in the Western Mediterranean region.

44 pct food has some pesticide residues, not harmful: EU report 20 April 2017, 18:05 CET
Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show.

EU clears Rolls-Royce acquisition of ITP, subject to conditions 19 April 2017, 23:08 CET
The EU Commission cleared Rolls-Royce's proposed acquisition of Spanish aircraft engine components maker ITP Wednesday, so long as it eliminates a conflict of interest concerning the EPI engine consortium.

Brussels mulls revision of excise duty rules 20 April 2017, 18:06 CET
The EU Commission launched a consultation Wednesday on how excise duties are applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages, as it eyes a revision of tax rules to support small drinks producers.

New EU e-certificates for organic imports into force 19 April 2017, 23:08 CET
A new system of electronic certification for monitoring imports of organic products into the EU came into force Wednesday, improving the products' traceability and collection of reliable data on its trade.

Euro-MPs address new online privacy rules 19 April 2017, 15:51 CET
A European Parliament committee is working on new privacy rules which would take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings.

EU development aid EUR 75.5 billion in 2016 18 April 2017, 11:38 CET
The European Union and its Member States have consolidated their place as the world's leading aid donor, with official aid reaching EUR 75 bn in 2016, according to new figures.

EU plans better protection for migrant children 18 April 2017, 19:07 CET
With a growing number of children in migration arriving in the EU over the past two years, many without their families, the EU has set out actions to reinforce the protection of migrant children at all stages of the process.

MEPs call on EU to tackle food waste mountain 13 April 2017, 12:34 CET
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment committee put forward a number of possible measures Tuesday to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030.

EU presents review of EU justice systems 10 April 2017, 17:45 CET
European justice systems received their annual inspection Monday, with the EU's Justice Scoreboard assessing the length of criminal court proceedings relating to money laundering for the first time.

EU approves Fox takeover of Sky under Merger Regulation 10 April 2017, 17:29 CET
The EU Commission has given its unconditional approval under the EU Merger Regulation of the proposed acquisition of Sky by U.S. media giant Twenty-First Century Fox.

Online hotel booking under EU scrutiny 07 April 2017, 00:18 CET
The European Commission and ten national competition authorities published a report on competition in the online hotel booking sector Thursday, highlighting the impact of antitrust enforcement measures.

Brussels raises import tariffs on China steel 07 April 2017, 00:19 CET
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel products from China Thursday, fixing at higher duties than provisional measures in place since October.

Mobile roaming surcharges in EU to end by summer 08 April 2017, 23:01 CET
The last hurdle on the way to ending retail 'roaming' surcharges, scheduled for 15 June 2017, was cleared Thursday as the European Parliament voted for the abolition of wholesale price caps.

EU Parliament sets out conditions for approving Brexit deal 06 April 2017, 18:44 CET
The European Parliament, whose approval is needed for any agreement for the UK to withdraw from the EU, adopted Wednesday its key principles and conditions for doing so.

MEPs vote in safer, more traceable medical devices 06 April 2017, 18:44 CET
The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to stricter rules on medical devices, to ensure that devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements.

EU probes RBS alternative to Williams & Glyn sale 04 April 2017, 22:47 CET
The EU Commission is to investigate an alternative proposal from the UK to the Royal Bank of Scotland's commitment to sell Williams & Glyn as part of its restructuring plan.

Clean up act on car emissions, MEPs tell EU 04 April 2017, 17:08 CET
The European Commission and EU Member States need to act swiftly to improve car emissions tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, Euro-MPs said in recommendations voted on Tuesday.

Euro-MPs urge clampdown on EU palm oil imports 04 April 2017, 15:31 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation, much of which is caused by agricultural expansion and the production of palm oil.

Renewables increase share of EU energy consumption 04 April 2017, 00:21 CET
Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the EU, reducing the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy, says a report.

EU Council adopts shareholder rights revision 04 April 2017, 00:04 CET
The EU Council adopted Monday a revision of the EU shareholders' rights directive, which aims to strengthen the long-term engagement of shareholders in listed European companies.

Syria must go forward without Assad, says EU 04 April 2017, 15:13 CET
Ahead of a two-day conference in Brussels on the future of Syria, European foreign ministers set out their objectives for the country Monday, which do not include a future for president Bashar al-Assad.

Brexit guidelines: no trade talks until progress on divorce 03 April 2017, 12:49 CET
EU president Donald Tusk presented the European Council's draft negotiating guidelines on the upcoming Brexit negotiations Friday, foreseeing difficult, complex and even confrontational talks ahead.

GM bans lawful only if clear health risk: EU Court adviser 30 March 2017, 23:18 CET
EU states are justified in banning genetically modified food and feed only if they can establish a clear, urgent and serious risk to health and the environment, the top EU Court's adviser said on Thursday.