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Facebook fined for misleading EU over WhatsApp 18 May 2017, 22:31 CET
The European Commission fined Facebook EUR 110m Thursday for providing misleading information during the Commission's 2014 investigation of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp.

Barnier urges transparency and trust in Brexit talks 17 May 2017, 23:43 CET
Speaking to a European Parliament plenary session which underlined the EU's united approach, chief negotiator Michel Barnier called for transparency and trust in the upcoming Brexit talks with the UK.

Brussels relaxes state aid rules for regional airports 17 May 2017, 22:44 CET
The EU Commission approved Wednesday new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and outermost EU regions from prior Commission scrutiny.

MEPs demand EU sanctions against Hungary 17 May 2017, 23:40 CET
The human rights situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of an 'Article 7' procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday.

EU probes Aspen price hikes for cancer drugs 17 May 2017, 17:38 CET
The European Commission opened Monday a formal investigation into concerns that Aspen Pharma has engaged in excessive pricing concerning five life-saving cancer medicines.

Brussels issues guidance on raw ivory export ban 17 May 2017, 00:59 CET
The EU Commission moved Tuesday to end the export of old raw ivory as of 1 July, with the adoption of new guidance on the European Union's rules governing ivory trade.

MEPs call for blitz on EU food waste mountain 17 May 2017, 00:38 CET
MEPs called Tuesday for a halving of food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about 'best before' and 'use by' labels.

Free trade deals cannot be agreed by EU alone: EU Court 16 May 2017, 15:33 CET
The EU Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of national parliaments,when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede national courts, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.

Brussels mulls EU company law upgrade 11 May 2017, 22:10 CET
The European Commission launched a public consultation Thursday with a view to assessing the scope and the content of a possible future initiative to modernise EU company law.

Uber still needs licences: EU Court advisor 11 May 2017, 18:47 CET
The innovative Uber electronic taxi platform is required to obtain necessary transport licences under national law, a European Court advocate general made clear in an opinion Thursday.

EU to ratify treaty for better access to books for blind people 11 May 2017, 17:56 CET
The EU Council and European Parliament agreed informally Wednesday legislation to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people.

EU raises growth forecast for uneven recovery 11 May 2017, 17:30 CET
The EU Commission raised growth prospects for the European economy in its Spring Forecast Thursday, but warned that in its fifth year of growth, recovery in jobs and investment remained uneven.

Slow progress on Digital Single Market: review 11 May 2017, 14:26 CET
A review of the state of play of the EU's Digital Single Market strategy, published Wednesday, picks out the data economy, cybersecurity and online platforms as three areas where a further push is needed.

Brussels looks to address public concerns over globalisation 11 May 2017, 14:24 CET
The European Commission published Wednesday a reflection paper on how the EU should deal with globalisation in the future, launching a debate on its benefits and downsides for the lives of Europeans.

EU antitrust investigations to target e-commerce sites 10 May 2017, 15:47 CET
EU competition authorities are looking to target their enforcement of EU antitrust rules at e-commerce markets, following publication of the Commission's final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry.

MEPs back lower VAT for e-books 10 May 2017, 15:46 CET
EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow EU Member States to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed by a European Parliament committee on Wednesday.

EU set to lighten burden on derivatives sector 11 May 2017, 00:33 CET
The EU announced reforms to the derivatives sector Thursday, with less burdensome rules to reduce costs and regulatory obligations on market participants without compromising financial stability.

EU drives new impetus for Europe-Africa partnership 04 May 2017, 18:23 CET
The European Commission and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini set out Thursday the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa.

MEPs again reject blacklist of states at risk of money laundering 04 May 2017, 15:29 CET
The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high risk of money laundering, MEPs said after again rejecting in committee a country blacklist drawn up by the Commission.

German law on worker participation compatible with EU law: EU Court 04 May 2017, 13:39 CET
Advocate-general Saugmandsgaard Øe confirmed in an Opinion from the European Court of Justice Thursday that German law on employee participation is compatible with EU law.

Brussels signals end to temporary border controls 03 May 2017, 23:59 CET
The EU Commission recommended Wednesday that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls at some of their internal Schengen borders over the next six months.

Quick, painless Brexit talks an illusion: Barnier 03 May 2017, 14:51 CET
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, said Wednesday it was an illusion that Brexit would have no material impact on people's lives or that talks could be concluded quickly and painlessly.

Compliance package to boost functioning of EU Single Market 03 May 2017, 23:58 CET
The EU Commission set out Tuesday a Single Market Compliance package, to make the European market work better for citizens and businesses, and help them make full use of its opportunities.

Brussels issues guidelines on green justice 02 May 2017, 22:36 CET
The EU Commission issued a guidance document on access to green justice Friday, outlining how the public can hold authorities to account on environmental matters.

EU 27 united in adopting guidelines for Brexit talks 30 April 2017, 00:00 CET
A special European Council of 27 EU member states showed a united stance Saturday in adopting the guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.