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Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules 25 September 2017, 16:27 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Energy-gobbling vacuum cleaners outlawed by EU 01 September 2017, 18:40 CET
Vacuum cleaners sold in Europe are to be more cost- and energy-efficient, as a result of EU rules which outlaw new vacuum cleaners using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels.

Start negotiating seriously, EU tells United Kingdom 29 August 2017, 00:26 CET
The European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier told the United Kingdom Monday that it needed to start "negotiating seriously" if progress was to be made on British withdrawal from the EU.

Insurance products in EU set for new disclosure rules 14 August 2017, 13:53 CET
The European Commission laid down new rules Friday for an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID), which will have to accompany all non-life insurance policies in Europe from 2018.

EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law 26 July 2017, 18:42 CET
The European Commission substantiated its grave concerns on a planned reform of the judiciary in Poland Wednesday in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.

41 million fake goods seized at EU borders, China main source 20 July 2017, 18:41 CET
Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products valued at over EUR 670 million at the EU's external borders in 2016, according to figures released Thursday.

Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU 19 July 2017, 18:06 CET
The European Union outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and countering illegal online content and propaganda.

Tusk cements EU-Ukraine partnership, urges unity 13 July 2017, 21:56 CET
The EU cemented its partnership with Ukraine at a summit Thursday, as Council president Donald Tusk urged the country to keep 'your unity at any cost, and avoid like the plague internal conflicts.'

Experts propose simpler access to EU funds 11 July 2017, 15:52 CET
Faced with the prospect of Brexit and a diminishing EU Budget, a group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report Tuesday for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020.

Paris climate agreement irreversible, rest of world tells Trump 09 July 2017, 23:51 CET
Leaders of the non U.S. G20 members confirmed Saturday that the Paris Agreement is irreversible and endorsed the G20 Hamburg climate and energy action plan for growth.

MEPs back new tax disclosure rules for multinationals 05 July 2017, 20:56 CET
Members of the European Parliament gave their backing Wednesday to new rules to force large firms to make information about the tax bills they pay on a country-by-country basis publicly available.

EU Parliament calls for longer lifetime for products 04 July 2017, 23:45 CET
Europe's Parliament called on the Commission, Member States and producers Tuesday to take measures to ensure consumers can enjoy durable, high-quality products that can be repaired and upgraded.

Tiny Estonia takes over EU presidency 03 July 2017, 23:59 CET
Estonia's first EU presidency began on 1 July with a focus on an innovative European economy, safety and security, digital Europe and free movement of data, and an inclusive and sustainable Europe.

Brussels announces portable EU pension plan 29 June 2017, 18:23 CET
The EU Commission announced plans Thursday for a new class of pan-European pension products, allowing European consumers to benefit from more choice when saving for retirement.

Green light for new EU rules on organic farming 29 June 2017, 00:05 CET
After 20 months of discussion, EU Parliament and Council negotiators reached an informal agreement Wednesday on an overhaul of existing EU rules on organic production and labelling of organic products.

Security takes centre stage at EU summit 22 June 2017, 22:37 CET
EU leaders in Brussels for a two-day summit Thursday agreed to cement European cooperation in defence, and called on social media companies to prevent the spread of terrorist material on the Internet.

EU transparency rules target tax avoidance planners 21 June 2017, 22:31 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

Counter-terrorism is EU's highest security priority 20 June 2017, 18:30 CET
Counter-terrorism is the highest security priority for the EU, foreign affairs ministers declared at their Council meeting Monday, as they debated the EU response to the recent attacks in the EU and beyond.

Brexit talks kick off in 'positive and constructive tone' 19 June 2017, 14:26 CET
Brussels and the United Kingdom launched formal talks on Britain's exit from the European Union Monday, with the UK expressing a desire to build "a new, deep and special partnership with the European Union".

MEPs target fake news and illegal online content 15 June 2017, 22:22 CET
Current laws regulating online platforms need to be updated for the digital age, the European Parliament urged Thursday, reflecting increasing public disquiet about fake news and illegal content.

EU Parliament backs new carbon cuts 15 June 2017, 00:57 CET
The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris agreement on climate change following a debate on the announced U.S. withdrawal.

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