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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
13 October 2014, 19:03 CET The European Commission and Europe's data industry have committed to invest EUR 2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the da... Public-Private Partnership for Big Data
10 October 2014, 18:39 CET The European Commission has adopted delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality ... Solvency II Delegated Act
10 October 2014, 18:15 CET The European Commission has adopted delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality ... Liquidity Coverage Requirement Delegated Act
09 October 2014, 13:44 CET The European Commission – in agreement with Member States - decided on 9 October that two telecom markets should no longer be subject to regulation in Europe,... Telecoms: Recommendation on relevant markets
09 October 2014, 13:36 CET The European Commission and the European fusion research laboratories launched on 9 October a European joint programme on fusion in Horizon2020 - 'EUROfusion' -... EUROfusion - the European Fusion Joint Programme
08 October 2014, 17:35 CET In a set of annual reports adopted on 7 October, the European Commission has assessed the progress made over the past year by the countries wishing to join the ... EU enlargement in 2014 and beyond: progress and challenges
06 October 2014, 14:42 CET In 2013, economic conditions remained challenging for SMEs in most Member States. Economic results suggest there is a recovery, but it is uneven and not yet fol... SMEs Performance Review
02 October 2014, 21:45 CET Low digital skills and competences among school pupils and the need to integrate effective use of information and communication technologies into teacher traini... Horizon Report: schools urged to tackle digital skills challenge
30 September 2014, 22:53 CET The European Commission adopted on 30 September three Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) needed to implement key provisions of the Regulation on Credit Rating... Credit rating agencies: Regulatory Technical Standards to implement stricter new rules