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21 November 2014, 18:06 CET It is only a few weeks to go until Lithuanians start using euros to pay for everyday transactions in their country. On 1 January 2015, Lithuania will become the... Fifteenth report on practical preparations for the euro
21 November 2014, 18:00 CET EU Member States would have to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic carrier bags, under draft rules informally agreed between MEPs and the... Reducing use of plastic bags: MEPs strike deal with Council Presidency
19 November 2014, 22:01 CET The European Commission on 18 November confirmed its intention to adopt a EUR 28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new ... EUR 28m package for Baltic Milk Producers
18 November 2014, 23:09 CET The European Commission adopted on 17 November two emergency safeguard Decisions addressed to The Netherlands and the UK that define the areas that have been pl... Avian Influenza in The Netherlands and the UK
17 November 2014, 17:10 CET The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU's commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These... Global trade increasingly obstructed: EU Report
13 November 2014, 22:14 CET The EU's Member States invited the Commission on 7 November 2014 to come forward with a proposal for a targeted and limited amendment of the part of the "own re... EU budget "own resources" and Commission's proposed changes
06 November 2014, 15:57 CET The European Court of Auditors' latest report on the management of the EU budget states that in 2013 the error rate was 4.7%, compared to 4.8% in 2012. This sho... 2013 annual report of the European Court of Auditors
03 November 2014, 14:38 CET A new set of rules and legislation governing the 2014-2020 round of EU investments came into force in December 2013. This legislative package sets down common r... Commission - Member State Partnership Agreements on EU funding
31 October 2014, 18:41 CET Frontex has finalised all preparations for the launch of Joint Operation Triton on November 1st 2014. With a monthly budget of EUR 2,9 million the agency will c... Frontex Operation Triton
31 October 2014, 11:05 CET A 4.6 billion dollar winter package was agreed at a Ukraine - Russia meeting brokered by the EU on 30 October, which secures gas for Ukraine - and ultimately al... Ukraine - Russia gas deal
30 October 2014, 13:27 CET Ideas on how to ensure a simpler, more effective and more fraud-proof VAT system tailored to the Single Market in the EU have been outlined in a paper published... Reform of the VAT system
30 October 2014, 10:56 CET Romania, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, returned to democracy in 1989 after toppling one of Eastern Europe's harshest communist dictatorships. I... Romania factfile
23 October 2014, 16:53 CET An estimated EUR 177 billion in VAT revenues was lost due to non-compliance or non-collection in 2012, according to the latest VAT Gap study published by the Co... The VAT gap - EUR 177 bn VAT revenues lost in 2012
22 October 2014, 22:51 CET The levels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published on 22 October ... Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education
21 October 2014, 17:15 CET The European Commission has adopted a delegated act and a draft proposal for a Council implementing act to calculate the contributions of banks to the national ... Rules on contributions of banks to resolution funds
20 October 2014, 22:18 CET The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers agreed on 16 October a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better prev... EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence of undeclared work
16 October 2014, 15:14 CET The European Commission today issued a report on the resilience of the European gas system, which looks to answer concerns on possible interruption to Russian g... Gas Stress Tests
15 October 2014, 17:12 CET The current Ebola outbreak affecting the West Africa region is the worst such outbreak on record. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a Public H... Ebola and health implications for the EU
14 October 2014, 18:03 CET The European Commission is taking stock of its efforts to make EU law lighter, simpler and less costly. Under the title "Smart Regulation in the EU – Building... Smart Regulation in the EU - making EU law lighter
14 October 2014, 15:24 CET In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commission proposed on 14 October to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to... EU fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing