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Brussels looks to extend scope of EU rules on work contracts 27 September 2017, 00:18 CET
The EU Commission is in talks with trades unions and employers' organisations on making rules on employment contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

Green light for European sustainable development fund 26 September 2017, 18:04 CET
A European fund for sustainable development to support investments in African and neighbourhood countries will be set upo later this week, following Monday's agreement by the EU Council of Ministers.

Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules 26 September 2017, 23:26 CET
The European Union closed its excessive deficit procedure for Greece Monday, confirming that the country's deficit is now below 3 per cent of GDP, the EU's reference value for government deficits.

EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal 25 September 2017, 12:44 CET
After 20 years of discussion and a year of formal talks, the European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance Saturday.

Landmark EU-Canada trade deal enters into force 25 September 2017, 16:29 CET
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, entered into force provisionally Thursday.

Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET
Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday.

Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform 22 September 2017, 11:39 CET
The EU Commission launched its agenda to reform taxation of online business Thursday, paving the way for a legislative proposal on EU rules for taxation of profits in the digital economy.

EU to tighten supervision of financial sector after Brexit 21 September 2017, 00:24 CET
The EU Commission proposed reforms Wednesday to tighten the EU's supervisory architecture for the financial sector, paving the way for further financial integration after Brexit.

EU targets end to data localisation 21 September 2017, 00:25 CET
The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to unlocking the potential of Europe's data economy.

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency 20 September 2017, 17:42 CET
The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe is better equipped to deal with cyber-attacks.

State aid: EU approves alternative RBS plan 19 September 2017, 00:06 CET
The EU Commission approved Monday under EU State aid rules the alternative package proposed by UK authorities to replace the commitment for Royal Bank of Scotland to divest Williams & Glyn.

Innovation focus for EU's new industrial strategy 19 September 2017, 20:41 CET
A 'smart, innovative and sustainable industry' is the goal of the EU's new industrial strategy, launched by the European Commission Monday in the wake of last week's 'state of the Union' address.

EU proposes screening of foreign investments 14 September 2017, 23:25 CET
As part of its new trade package, the European Commission unveiled proposals Thursday to set up a European framework for screening foreign direct investment into the European Union.

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew 14 September 2017, 22:51 CET
The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

EU strengthens sanctions against North Korea 14 September 2017, 18:05 CET
EU ministers strengthened restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday, and prolonged sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Brussels unveils its new 'progressive trade policy' 14 September 2017, 17:45 CET
Following yesterday's State of the Union speech, the EU Commission unveiled Thursday a package of trade and investment proposals including to open talks for trade deals with Australia and New Zealand.

EU Court upholds Italian farmer use of GM crops 14 September 2017, 18:06 CET
EU Member States cannot adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed without evidence of a serious risk to health or the environment, the EU's top Court ruled on Wednesday.

Britain will regret leaving the European Union: Juncker 13 September 2017, 17:58 CET
Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019 would be "a very sad and tragic moment in our history", said EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, and they will regret it.

Gas-sharing move to secure EU gas supply 13 September 2017, 18:00 CET
Any EU member state facing an urgent gas shortage will be able to trigger cross-border assistance from its neighbours under new cooperation rules approved by the European Parliament Tuesday.

'Free wifi for Europeans' plan gains MEPs backing 12 September 2017, 17:29 CET
A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and offered without discrimination, is on its way, following a vote by the European Parliament Tuesday.

MEPs look to shrink Euro-Parliament after Brexit 13 September 2017, 00:15 CET
The European Parliament should be reduced from 751 to 700 MEPs, an EP committee urged Monday, with 22 British seats being re-distributed among the remaining 27 EU countries.

Brexit: EU sets out guiding principles for talks on Ireland 07 September 2017, 23:30 CET
The EU's chief negotiator voiced concern Thursday over the UK's stance on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the Commission set out its principles for the political dialogue in the Brexit negotiations.

EU Court orders review of EUR 1.06 bn fine on Intel 07 September 2017, 23:31 CET
The EU's top Court sent back for review Wednesday a previous General Court ruling which upheld a fine of EUR 1.06 billion imposed on Intel in 2009 by the Commission for abuse of a dominant position.

Brussels looks to boost long-term apprenticeships abroad 07 September 2017, 00:05 CET
Seven pilot projects offering long-term apprenticeships abroad of at least 6 months are to be pre-financed by the European Commission, in a bid to promote apprenticeships abroad of longer duration.

EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme 07 September 2017, 00:29 CET
The EU Court of Justice dismissed Wednesday cases brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers.