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MP Jo Cox's murder shocks UK - EUbusiness Week newsletter 749


17-06-2016

EUbusiness Week 749 top stories: EU agrees outline deal to curb flow in conflict minerals; EU sets out scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors; EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits; MEPs want to veto energy drink "alertness" claims; Air passenger rights clarified for summer holidays; Environment agency calls for noise protection

Publisher's Note

As the UK entered the final week of the referendum campaign, there was great shock and sadness at the tragic, senseless death of British MP Jo Cox. With the campaigning suspended, we echo the words of Jeroen Dijsselbloem at yesterday's Eurogroup meeting: "the United Kingdom is a beacon for peaceful politics and we hope that the British public, the people of the UK, can make their democratic choices serenely and in a safe way next week." Our thoughts go to her family and loved ones.
Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. EU agrees outline deal to curb flow in conflict minerals

The EU agreed Thursday a framework to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals, following negotiations between EU Council, Commission and Parliament.
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2. EU sets out scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors

Brussels has finally published the scientific criteria needed to identify and reduce exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals, seen by the WHO as a global threat to public health - two years late.
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3. Top EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits

The UK can require recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have the right of residence in Britain, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.
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4. MEPs want to veto energy drink "alertness" claims

Sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine should not display claims that they can help increase alertness or concentration, says an EU Parliament committee.
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5. Air passenger rights clarified for summer holidays

New guidelines for air passengers flying in the EU bring clarity to existing rules and facilitate their enforcement ahead of the summer holidays, says the Commission.
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6. Environment agency calls for noise protection

Protecting areas not affected by noise can bring significant environmental and health benefits, according to a report published Thursday by the EU environment agency.
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