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No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court 26 October 2017, 22:56 CET
Bridge is not a 'sport' and cannot be exempt from the EU's VAT Directive, the European Court of Justice court ruled Thursday, though it does come under the concept of 'cultural services'.

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET
An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

EU votes in stricter limits on exposure to carcinogens at work 25 October 2017, 23:35 CET
Stricter EU rules to better protect workers from exposure to carcinogens at work - which could help save up to 100,000 lives in the next 50 years - won the EU Parliament’s final approval Wednesday.

Go-ahead for new entry/exit system for EU borders 25 October 2017, 23:02 CET
The European Parliament gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a common electronic entry/exit system to register entry and exit data of non-EU nationals crossing the external borders of EU Member States.

MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers 24 October 2017, 23:20 CET
Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, MEPs said Tuesday as they called for an EU-wide protection plan giving legal protection against retaliation.

MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller 25 October 2017, 23:04 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday for immediate restrictions on the use of controversial glyphosate-based herbicides, leading to a full ban on use of the substance by December 2022.

Ministers agree position on EU posted workers directive 25 October 2017, 23:04 CET
EU ministers agreed a compromise Monday on the posting of workers directive, allowing posted workers to generally benefit from the same rules governing pay and working conditions as local workers.

Safer sea travel as EU adopts rules on passenger ships 24 October 2017, 13:39 CET
Tougher safety rules and standards for passengers ships in Europe were given the final go-ahead by EU ministers Monday, as they adopted three directives to simplify and improve passenger safety.

No breakthrough on Brexit at EU summit 20 October 2017, 17:37 CET
Despite an appeal by the British prime minister, a breakthrough on the Brexit talks was not forthcoming on the second day of an EU summit that focused on migration, digital Europe, defence, and external relations.

Migration and Iran head EU summit agenda 19 October 2017, 18:05 CET
On the agenda of EU leaders meeting at a summit on Thursday will be migration, the digital single market, defence and security, relations with Iran, Turkey and North Korea, and the state of the Brexit talks.

MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020 19 October 2017, 14:06 CET
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance.

Over half of Britons see EU membership as a benefit: survey 19 October 2017, 13:38 CET
55 per cent of British people consider EU membership to have been of benefit to the country, according to a European Parliament survey published Wednesday, with only 26 per cent seeing no benefit.

Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court 18 October 2017, 23:10 CET
A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement 18 October 2017, 21:03 CET
The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the Commission says in its first annual review.

EU bolsters defences against terrorism 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET
A package of anti-terrorism measures announced Wednesday will help address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks and make a real difference in enhancing security, says the EU Commission.

MEPs demand fair protection for posted workers 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET
MEPs adopted new draft rules Tuesday to ensure that posted workers are better protected and fair competition for companies, with changes concerning remuneration, duration of posting and temporary agencies.

New guidelines to cut EU food waste 16 October 2017, 18:08 CET
Guidelines to lifting barriers to food donation in the EU, just published by the Commission, clarify relevant EU legislation and are seen as a key deliverable of the EU's 'circular economy'.

Sustainable forests: EU agrees general approach for 2021-30 17 October 2017, 23:24 CET
EU environment ministers have come to a general agreement on new rules for more sustainable and climate-friendly use of lands and forests across Europe over the period 2021-2030.

MEPs tackle unfair food practices 12 October 2017, 21:10 CET
Food companies are alleged to be selling lower quality food products in some EU countries. The European Parliament's internal market committee looked into the issue Wednesday.

Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs 12 October 2017, 20:45 CET
MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Sweden EU's top performer on gender equality 12 October 2017, 20:24 CET
Gender equality in Europe is progressing at a snail's pace, according to an updated Gender Equality Index published Wednesday, showing Sweden as the top-performing country and Greece at the bottom.

Brexit talks at an impasse, says EU's Barnier 12 October 2017, 18:00 CET
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator called for trust and respect from the United Kingdom Thursday, as he confirmed he could not recommend a start on discussions on future relations to next week's EU summit.

EU, UK clarify position to WTO on tariff quotas after Brexit 12 October 2017, 13:45 CET
The EU and Britain sent a joint letter to members of the World Trade Organization Wednesday, setting out their intended approach to certain WTO issues arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

EU states set for talks on new telecoms rules, 5G 12 October 2017, 13:44 CET
EU Member States signalled their readiness Wednesday to begin talks with the European Parliament on new rules for the electronic communications sector that will prepare Europe for the era of 5G.

Brussels pushes ahead with banking risk-reduction package 11 October 2017, 23:53 CET
A financial system more stable and resilient to shocks will benefit citizens and businesses, the EU Commission said Wednesday as it outlined plans to accelerate completion of the EU's Banking Union.