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16 April 2014, 22:47 CET The European Parliament voted on 16 April in favour of an EU Regulation on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the conduct of pharmacovigila... Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities
15 April 2014, 15:55 CET Three measures to ensure that banks shoulder the risks of failure rather than relying on taxpayers to bail them out were approved by European Parliament on 14 A... EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive
15 April 2014, 15:18 CET The EU Council of Ministers adopted on 14 April a new Directive to ensure the better application at national level of EU citizens' right to work in another Memb... Application of workers' rights
14 April 2014, 17:44 CET The 4th annual report published today by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and promi... Report on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Progress Report on Gender Equality
10 April 2014, 22:14 CET The European Commission is launching two public consultations and creating an expert group to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cr... Cross border taxation of citizens
10 April 2014, 22:07 CET The first ever EU Transport Scoreboard compares the performance of EU Member States in 22 transport-relevant categories and highlights for most categories the f... EU Transport Scoreboard
10 April 2014, 22:03 CET The European Commission has approved a Joint Procurement Agreement, which will enable all EU countries to procure pandemic vaccines and other medical countermea... Joint purchasing of vaccines and medicines
10 April 2014, 16:21 CET The European Commission is proposing a new EU Platform to bring together all the various national enforcement bodies involved in the fight against undeclared wo... EU Platform on undeclared work
10 April 2014, 16:04 CET Today, SMEs face too many obstacles that hamper their economic activities within the Single Market. From the perspective of company law, they often find it cost... Single-Member Companies Directive
10 April 2014, 15:55 CET The European Commission has today adopted measures to improve the corporate governance of around 10 000 companies listed on Europe’s stock exchanges. This wou... Corporate governance package
09 April 2014, 21:24 CET The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the field of environmental protection and energy. The guidelines will support Me... Energy and Environmental State aid Guidelines
08 April 2014, 19:10 CET The European Commission has proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (or "remotely piloted aircraft sytems" – RPAS). The... Remotely Piloted Aviation Systems, or drones
08 April 2014, 19:02 CET The Data Retention Directive was adopted in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 as there was a sense of urgency to harmo... The Data Retention Directive
03 April 2014, 15:54 CET The European Parliament on 2 April voted to tighten noise limits for cars to protect public health. The new law informally agreed with EU ministers requires the... Noise emissions of motor vehicles
03 April 2014, 15:42 CET The European Parliament on 3 April endorsed a draft agreement with the Council of Ministers on legislation to open up the EU audit services market beyond the do... Reform of the EU Statutory Audit Market
02 April 2014, 18:10 CET Many non-EU nationals wishing to travel to the EU are often faced with cumbersome, lengthy and costly visa procedures. The proposals presented today will seriou... Simpler, more flexible visa rules
31 March 2014, 23:16 CET The Consumer Programme 2014-2020 with a budget of EUR 188.8 million will support EU consumer policy in the years to come. It aims to help the citizens fully enj... Consumer Programme 2014-2020
28 March 2014, 13:58 CET The fourth EU-Africa summit will take place in Brussels on 2-3 April under the theme "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace". Building on the spirit of thei... EU-Africa relations
27 March 2014, 22:36 CET The European Commission adopted on 27 March a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing and support Europe's retu... Long-term financing of the European economy
27 March 2014, 16:42 CET As part of its ongoing efforts to make its negotiations with the US the most open and transparent trade talks to date, the European Commission today launches a ... Investor protection in TTIP - online public consultation