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EU prolongs Schengen controls for six months 12 May 2016, 22:38 CET
Foreign affairs ministers agreed Thursday to prolong by six months controls at certain internal Schengen borders of the EU in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

New EU rules to attract non EU students & researchers 12 May 2016, 16:38 CET
Harmonised EU entry and residence rules were approved by the EU Parliament Wednesday, making it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities.

Euro-MPs approve new powers for Europol 12 May 2016, 12:27 CET
New governance rules approved by Euro-MPs on Wednesday will enable the EU police agency Europol to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences, as well as respond faster to threats.

EU blocks Hutchison acquisition of O2 in the UK 12 May 2016, 15:29 CET
The European Commission blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation Wednesday. It says the merger would have led to less choice and higher prices for UK mobile customers.

MEPs demand halt to Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline 11 May 2016, 14:45 CET
Nord Stream 2, the Russia to Europe gas pipeline project, came under attack from the European Parliament Tuesday, with many MEPs demanding a halt to the project altogether.

German 2012 energy law involved state aid: EU Court 10 May 2016, 16:44 CET
The European Court of Justice's General Court confirmed Tuesday that a 2012 German law on renewable energy involved State aid, dismissing Germany's action against the Commission.

Eurozone retail trade down 0.5 pct in March 10 May 2016, 12:11 CET
Seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the eurozone in March compared with the previous month and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office. In February the retail trade volume rose by 0.3% in the euro

Heart attacks or strokes kill 1 in 5 in EU 10 May 2016, 13:17 CET
Heart attacks (around 644,000 deaths) and strokes (almost 433,000) - slightly more than 1 in 5 - were the cause of death for almost 1.1 million people in the European Union in 2013, according to Eurostat figures.

Greek debt relief moves onto EU agenda 10 May 2016, 00:30 CET
Eurozone finance ministers held 'positive and constructive' talks Monday on the state of play of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme.

EU opens doors to mark Europe Day 09 May 2016, 22:56 CET
The European Union's main institutions threw open their doors to the public Monday, marking Europe Day, May 9, a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the EU.

Pope Francis receives EU Charlemagne Prize 06 May 2016, 23:11 CET
Pope Francis was awarded the prestigious 2016 Charlemagne Prize at a ceremony held at the Vatican Friday, at which the presidents of the three EU institutions delivered a joint eulogy.

EUR 1.8m EU aid to help redundant Belgian workers 05 May 2016, 22:22 CET
The EU Commission is proposing to provide Belgium with EUR 1.8 million to help 488 workers made redundant by several manufacturers of construction machinery in the Wallonia region.

EU agrees better access to public sector websites and apps 06 May 2016, 23:19 CET
Public sector bodies' websites and mobile applications will have to offer improved access for disabled and elderly people, under a provisional deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators.

Turkish citizens could get visa-free travel to EU by June 04 May 2016, 18:18 CET
The European Commission has opened the way for a decision on visa-free travel for citizens of Turkey by June, on the understanding that Turkey fulfils outstanding benchmarks of its Visa Liberalisation Roadmap.

EU looks to reform asylum system 05 May 2016, 17:09 CET
The European Commission proposed to reform Europe's asylum system Wednesday, promising a fairer and more sustainable system for allocating asylum applications among EU Member States.

New EU customs rules into force 04 May 2016, 11:28 CET
New customs rules for the European Union will make life simpler for businesses that trade in Europe and better protect consumers against illegal and counterfeit goods, says the EU Commission.

EU backs crowdfunding as alternative funding source for startups 04 May 2016, 01:09 CET
The European Commission gave its backing to the use of crowdfunding as an alternative source of finance for start-ups in the EU Member States, in a report on the sector published on Tuesday.

Eurozone industrial producer prices up 0.3 pct 03 May 2016, 16:58 CET
Industrial producer prices rose by 0.3% in the eurozone in March compared with a month earlier, according to estimates from Eurostat, and by 0.4% in the EU as a whole.

EU CO2 emissions from energy use edge up in 2015 04 May 2016, 01:06 CET
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union in 2015 compared with the previous year, according to figures from Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

EU forecasts modest growth amid Brexit warning 04 May 2016, 18:18 CET
The EU forecast continuing modest growth for Europe's economy Tuesday, but warned that the outlook was affected by uncertainty surrounding the Chinese economy and the UK's upcoming referendum on EU membership.

EU roaming charges come down before their end in 2017 03 May 2016, 16:44 CET
Texting or surfing online from another EU Member State (roaming) became cheaper Saturday as new rules on roaming and net neutrality entered into force.

EU railway package on track to boost rail travel in Europe 28 April 2016, 17:09 CET
The European Parliament approved Thursday the first 'technical' part of a comprehensive railway package which aims to make rail travel in Europe more attractive.

MEPs vote to end manipulation of benchmark interest rates 28 April 2016, 15:58 CET
The European Parliament delivered a boost for financial market stability in the EU Thursday by voting in a new law to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting.

Big variations in jobless across EU regions 28 April 2016, 12:28 CET
While unemployment rates fell in the majority of EU regions in 2015 compared with the previous year, figures from Eurostat show a huge variation in the levels of unemployment across Europe.

More Europeans age 30-34 complete tertiary education 27 April 2016, 23:57 CET
An increasing number of Europeans aged 30 to 34 complete tertiary education - from 23.6% in 2002 to 38.7% in 2015 - while there are fewer and fewer early leavers from education and training, figures from Eurostat show.