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Brussels set to act on antimicrobial resistance 29 October 2016, 11:39 CET
The EU is to bring out a new action plan next year to combat antimicrobial resistance - the ability of micro-organisms to resist antimicrobial treatments, especially antibiotics.

EU go-ahead for Canada CETA trade deal 29 October 2016, 00:36 CET
The EU gave the go-ahead Friday to the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA) following resolution of concerns from Belgium's Wallonia region.

MEPs call on Turkey to free journalists 27 October 2016, 23:38 CET
The European Parliament called on Turkish authorities in a resolution adopted on Thursday to free journalists being held "without compelling evidence of criminal activity".

EU widens sanctions against Syria regime 29 October 2016, 00:36 CET
The EU widened restrictive measures against the Syrian regime to another ten people Thursday, for being responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria.

Brussels presents Atlantic and North Sea fish quotas 29 October 2016, 11:42 CET
The European Commission presented its proposal Thursday for 2017 fishing quotas in the Atlantic and the North Sea, in preparation for the Fisheries Council in December.

France Télécom loses pensions appeal at EU Court 27 October 2016, 14:25 CET
The EU Court of Justice rejected Wednesday an appeal by France Télécom against a European Commission decision over the company's financing of reform of pensions for its civil servants.

Public websites to be accessible to all 27 October 2016, 12:25 CET
The websites of hospitals, courts and other public sector bodies will have to be made accessible to disabled and elderly people, under new EU-wide rules approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

MEPs call for limit on trans fats in food 26 October 2016, 23:18 CET
The European Parliament voted Wednesday for mandatory limits on industrially-produced trans fats, which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, infertility, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and obesity.

Temporary EU border controls extended 3 months 27 October 2016, 12:31 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to prolong controls at certain internal Schengen borders - in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway - for a further three months.

Commission outlines work programme for 2017 26 October 2016, 13:39 CET
The Juncker Commission presented its third annual Work Programme Tuesday, aiming to "deliver a Europe that protects, empowers and defends", and a focus on the big challenges that Europe faces.

EU corporate tax reform targets multinationals 26 October 2016, 23:20 CET
The EU Commission announced plans Tuesday for major reform of corporate tax in the EU, clamping down on tax avoidance by multinationals, who would have to be taxed where they make their profits.

MEPs call for common EU defence policy 26 October 2016, 01:10 CET
The EU should tackle Europe's deteriorating security by helping its armed forces to work together better, as a first step towards a common defence policy, MEPs on the foreign affairs committee said Monday.

EU summit ends without Canada trade deal 21 October 2016, 18:39 CET
The signing of the EU's comprehensive trade deal with Canada continued to be held up at an EU summit in Brussels Friday by objections from Belgium's tiny region of Wallonia.

EUR 2.5 bn for Erasmus+ education programme in 2017 20 October 2016, 23:51 CET
The Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for the EU's education programme Erasmus+, making EUR 2.5bn available - a 13% increase on last year and a record rise since the programme's start.

Car emissions: Fiat Chrysler grilled on 'defeat devices' 20 October 2016, 23:16 CET
MEPs on the European Parliament's car emissions inquiry grilled Fiat Chrysler's Chief Technical Officer on possible 'defeat devices' in Fiat diesel engines Monday and the gap between emission values in the lab and real driving conditions.

Britain will play a full role till it leaves the EU, says May 21 October 2016, 11:23 CET
Britain's new prime minister Theresa May arrived for her first EU summit Thursday, pledging the UK would play a full role until it leaves the EU, and urging a "united European stance in the face of Russian aggression"

EU Court advisor upholds Intel appeal against record EU fine 25 October 2016, 19:25 CET
Intel's appeal against the imposition by the EU of a EUR 1.06 billion fine for abuse of its dominant position should be referred back to the European Court of Justice, its Advocate General said on Thursday.

Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET
A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against cyber attacks, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday.

Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda 20 October 2016, 00:26 CET
The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels Tuesday with steel over-capacity and market access at the top of their agenda.

Give us the tools to combat unfair trade, says Brussels 20 October 2016, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission called on Member States Wednesday to support its efforts to provide the EU with stronger and more robust defence instruments against unfair trade.

EU to extend digital partnership to eastern neighbours 19 October 2016, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission hosted a ministerial meeting with Eastern Partnership countries Tuesday with a view to extending the Digital Single Market to its east European neighbours.

Belgium holds back EU-Canada trade deal 19 October 2016, 22:32 CET
Agreement on a major trade deal between the EU and Canada was held up Tuesday when Belgium prevented unanimous agreement by EU ministers on its ratification.

EU proposes to curb subsidies causing overfishing in WTO countries 17 October 2016, 23:28 CET
The European Union called for WTO talks on fishery subsidies Monday to combat the depletion of fish stocks and the devastation of natural habitats.

Stop bombing Aleppo, EU tells Syria and Russia 17 October 2016, 22:49 CET
The EU called on Russia and the Syrian regime to stop bombing Aleppo Monday, and to guarantee an effective ceasefire and avoid further humanitarian catastrophe.

UK's choice is 'hard Brexit' or 'no Brexit', says Tusk 17 October 2016, 23:25 CET
The only real alternative to a 'hard Brexit' is 'no Brexit', EU President Donald Tusk warned Britons in a speech at the European Policy Centre for its 20th anniversary conference in Brussels.