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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.

MEPs point to UK-EU association accord as way forward 30 March 2017, 23:34 CET
While the benefits of being an EU member cannot be the same for a country which leaves, MEPs said Wednesday that an association agreement could be the way forward, so long as the UK respected EU standards.

EU Court upholds sanctions against Russia's Rosneft 29 March 2017, 18:27 CET
The European Court of Justice on Tuesday declared valid EU sanctions against Russian companies in response to the crisis in Ukraine, including Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil giant.

Deutsche Boerse - London Stock Exchange merger blocked by EU 30 March 2017, 23:18 CET
Brussels blocked a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, saying it would create a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments.

'No winners' as UK formally notifies EU of intention to leave 29 March 2017, 15:40 CET
The British government duly delivered a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to the European Council Wednesday, notifying it of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union.

Road deaths toll improves but EU targets may not be met 29 March 2017, 13:54 CET
Road safety statistics released Tuesday by the European Commission show a drop of 2 per cent in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU in 2016, which may not be enough to meet targets set for 2020.

24,000 consumers use online dispute platform in 1st year 29 March 2017, 13:54 CET
Over 24,000 complaints were lodged in the first year of the EU's Online Dispute Resolution platform, launched in February 2016 to help consumers and traders resolve their disputes out-of-court.

Students get Brussels ticket to discover Europe 29 March 2017, 15:40 CET
A new one-off initiative under the Erasmus+ exchange programme, unveiled Monday by the EU Commission, will enable around 5,000 young people to travel to another EU country in a sustainable manner.

EU leaders pledge unity on 60th anniversary of Rome Treaties 28 March 2017, 18:18 CET
Europe's leaders meeting in Rome Saturday for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, renewed their commitment to the European Union, signing a new Rome Declaration pledging to work for unity at 27.

MEPs back plans to adapt more books for blind people 24 March 2017, 00:13 CET
MEPs on the EU Parliament's legal affairs committee gave their backing Thursday to new draft rules to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people.

New push to open up EU financial services market 23 March 2017, 22:51 CET
The EU Commission announced an action plan Thursday to open up Europe's market in financial products such as insurance, pensions, loans, and current or savings accounts to the benefit of consumers.

MEPs seek to deny entry to unregistered lobbyists 22 March 2017, 23:18 CET
EU lobbyists looking to influence legislation should be required to sign the EU's transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament, MEPs in committee said on Tuesday.

EU looks to boost power of national competition authorities 22 March 2017, 22:32 CET
The European Commission set out new rules Wednesday to deepen partnership with national competition authorities by enabling them to be more effective enforcers of the EU's antitrust rules.

Clearer, tougher EU energy labels on the way 22 March 2017, 22:31 CET
A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances is set to replace current energy labels, following agreement Tuesday by EU Parliament and Council negotiators.