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EU clears acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by US private equity company KKR 06 June 2016, 23:07 CET
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by KKR of the US.

EU tightens rules on passenger ship safety 06 June 2016, 18:49 CET
Safety rules for passenger ships in EU waters are to be tightened up, after the European Commission adopted a number of proposals including making best use of recent technological developments.

North Seas countries to cooperate on wind energy 07 June 2016, 16:46 CET
Nine countries from the North Seas region agreed Monday to strengthen cooperation on energy, with a view to exploiting in particular the potential of the North Sea as an area for wind farms.

Global clampdown on unregulated fishing 06 June 2016, 17:59 CET
A ground-breaking international treaty to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing - blamed for destroying global fish stocks - came into force at European and at global level Sunday.

EU strategy to support Myanmar reform 02 June 2016, 21:47 CET
The EU's foreign policy chief and the European Commission adopted a Joint Communication Thursday setting out a vision for EU engagement with Myanmar as the country's transition enters its next phase.

European Youth Orchestra finds EU lifeline 02 June 2016, 21:12 CET
The European Youth Orchestra, under threat of imminent closure, found a lifeline Wednesday when the European Commission announced it had found short and long term solutions to keep it alive.

Brussels gives support for 'sharing economy' 02 June 2016, 18:33 CET
Support for the so-called 'sharing economy' was given by the Commission Thursday with guidelines on online platforms which offer services such as sharing houses and car journeys.

EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal 05 June 2016, 15:48 CET
The EU signed an 'umbrella' deal on protection of shared data with the United States Thursday, putting in place a comprehensive data protection framework for criminal law enforcement cooperation.

Germany need not recognise nobility of German 'count' 02 June 2016, 17:10 CET
Germany is under no obligation to recognise noble titles awarded to himself by a German national while in Britain, according to a ruling from the European Court of Justice Thursday.

Eurozone industrial producer prices down 0.3 pct in April 02 June 2016, 16:28 CET
Industrial producer prices in the eurozone fell by 0.3 per cent in April 2016 compared with the month before, and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat.

EU warns Poland on rule of law 02 June 2016, 01:43 CET
The European Commission warned Poland on Wednesday of a "systemic risk to the rule of law" in a first step setting out the EU's concerns on various constitutional issues.

Brussels looks for short-term glyphosate extension 02 June 2016, 01:09 CET
The European Commission called Wednesday for the EU Plants Animals Food and Feed Committee to meet on June 6 to discuss a limited extension of the authorisation of the herbicide glyphosate.

Europe can be 'global hub for standardisation' 02 June 2016, 01:11 CET
A new Communication on standardisation, adopted Wednesday by the European Commission, aims to ensure that Europe remains a global hub for standardisation.

EU looks to extend flagship investment plan 02 June 2016, 00:08 CET
The European Commission looked Wednesday to extend its flagship Investment Plan for Europe beyond 2018, hailing its achievements in creating jobs and 'getting Europe investing again'.

May inflation in eurozone forecast at -0.1 pct 01 June 2016, 23:08 CET
Eurozone annual inflation is expected to be -0.1% in May 2016, up slightly from the -0.2% in April, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Eurozone jobless lowest since 2011 at 10.2 pct 01 June 2016, 23:03 CET
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for the Eurozone remained stable at 10.2% in April compared with the previous month, according to Eurostat, and down from 11.0% in April last year.

Tech giants sign up to EU code against online hate 01 June 2016, 12:36 CET
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to an EU code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

New EU-wide border system moves a step closer 01 June 2016, 12:36 CET
The setting up of an integrated EU border management system moved a step forward Monday as MEPs in committee backed plans for a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency.

EU and Mexico start trade and investment talks 01 June 2016, 12:35 CET
Mexico and the European Union hailed a new page in the history of EU-Mexico relations Monday as trade and investment talks began between the two commercial partners.

Commission pledges new transparency for expert groups 31 May 2016, 11:27 CET
The European Commission has adopted new rules on how it selects the advisory expert groups which provide external expertise to help inform the policy-making process.

EU advisers under scrutiny 31 May 2016, 12:17 CET
The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, has opened a strategic inquiry into how the European Commission carries out conflict of interest assessments for its Special Advisers.

Trade secrets directive to protect innovation in Europe 31 May 2016, 10:46 CET
New EU rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets were agreed by EU ministers Friday, the aim being to protect innovation and creation in Europe.

G7 leaders push free trade agenda 28 May 2016, 00:24 CET
Leaders of the G7 countries meeting at a summit in Japan reaffirmed their commitment to open and fair global trade and called for swift progress on regional trade agreements, including the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and TTIP.

Poland taken to EU Court of Justice over biofuel restrictions 26 May 2016, 19:23 CET
Poland is being referred to the Court of Justice of the EU for establishing restrictions in Polish law against certain imported biofuels and raw materials for biofuel, the Commission said Thursday.

EU strikes deal for safer medical devices 28 May 2016, 00:19 CET
Safer medical devices and fast patient access to innovative devices are the aim of a provisional deal on new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products reached by the EU Council and Parliament Wednesday.