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Euro-MPs greenlight shareholder 'say on pay' 14 March 2017, 17:45 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Tuesday to a revised EU shareholders' rights directive, giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.

Gazprom reaches provisional gas deal with EU 13 March 2017, 23:33 CET
The provisional deal reached between Russian gas giant Gazprom and the EU Monday will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive prices, says the Commission.

EU leaders strive for unity as they prepare for Brexit 10 March 2017, 22:26 CET
European leaders left Brussels Friday after a two-day summit ended with a show of unity as they prepare for the EU's 60th birthday celebrations later this month and for a future without Britain.

Tusk re-elected EU president despite Polish objection 09 March 2017, 23:36 CET
European leaders at a summit in Brussels Thursday re-elected Donald Tusk as European Council president, despite angry objection from the eurosceptic right-wing government of his home country Poland.

EU bolsters defence against new forms of terrorism 08 March 2017, 13:41 CET
The EU bolstered its defence against terrorist attacks Tuesday by criminalising acts such as undertaking training or travelling for terrorist purposes, as well as organising or facilitating such travel.

EU defence ministers agree joint military HQ 07 March 2017, 11:49 CET
EU foreign affairs and defence ministers agreed Monday to establish joint military headquarters for the planning and conduct of non-executive military missions initially in Somalia, Central Africa and Mali.

UK must obey free movement laws till Brexit, say MEPs 03 March 2017, 00:47 CET
Until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, it will have to obey EU laws on free movement, the European Parliament made clear in a plenary debate with the European Commission on Wednesday.

EU debates options for the future of Europe 02 March 2017, 12:52 CET
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper to the European Parliament Wednesday outlining five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years post-Brexit.

EU border checks to stop foreign fighters 16 February 2017, 16:38 CET
All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be systematically checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a regulation approved by MEPs Thursday.

EU Parliament gives green light to trade deal with Canada 15 February 2017, 18:58 CET
The European Parliament gave its approval to the landmark EU-Canada free trade deal Wednesday, with the possibility that it could apply provisionally from as early as this April.

Brussels proposes changes to EU decision-making process 15 February 2017, 00:40 CET
The EU Commission proposed Tuesday to EU's decision-making process, in a bid to increase transparency and accountability in procedures for implementing EU legislation.

EU countries fall short in implementing environmental laws 06 February 2017, 23:24 CET
States are falling short in implementing EU environmental laws in areas such as waste management, air quality and water management, the EU Commission said on Monday.

EU leaders united as Trump overshadows summit 03 February 2017, 22:26 CET
EU leaders ended a summit in Malta Friday calling for unity, strength and confidence in facing difficult global challenges including the behaviour of the new U.S. administration.

Migration and future of the EU on summit agenda 03 February 2017, 11:04 CET
EU leaders meet for an informal summit in Malta Friday, with two items on their agenda: how to stem the flow of migrants, particularly from Libya, and to get down to mapping a future for Europe after Brexit.

Europe's energy transition well under way, says EU 01 February 2017, 23:21 CET
The EU's annual State of the Energy Union report, published Wednesday, showed Europe's economy moving away from fossil fuels, but at a pace criticised as too slow to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

EU imposes new import duties on Chinese steel 27 January 2017, 17:24 CET
The European Commission decided Friday to impose definitive anti-dumping measures on two steel products originating in China and Taiwan.

Social rights: EU prepares to address citizens' disconnect 23 January 2017, 17:56 CET
More "fairness and social justice in Europe" is the aim of of the European Commission as it prepared next steps towards a European Pillar of Social Rights Monday at a high level conference in Brussels.

New EU presidency sticks to tough line on Brexit 18 January 2017, 22:50 CET
Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat, speaking at the European Parliament Wednesday, promised a fair deal for the United Kingdom, but a deal that would necessarily be inferior to EU membership.

MEPs call for code of ethics for robots 12 January 2017, 20:09 CET
MEPs called Thursday for EU-wide rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars.

MEPs call for protection for whistleblowers 10 January 2017, 00:10 CET
A committee of the European Parliament called on the Commission Monday to urgently propose an "effective and comprehensive European whistleblower protection programme".

New transparency rules for tax rulings into force 04 January 2017, 23:56 CET
New rules which ensure EU Member States share information on national tax rulings handed out to multinational companies in other EU countries came into force 1 January.

EC toughens measures against terrorist financing 22 December 2016, 00:54 CET
The European Commission adopted a package of measures on Wednesday designed to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime.

EU reaffirms strong support for Ukraine 20 December 2016, 00:57 CET
The EU reaffirmed its support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity Monday, reiterating its refusal to recognise the "illegal annexation of Crimea and Sebastopol" by the Russian Federation.

EU summit condemns Russia, Iran over Aleppo 16 December 2016, 17:06 CET
The EU summit strongly condemned the continued assault on Aleppo by the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies Thursday, after a symbolic address by the mayor of East Aleppo Mr Brita Haj Hassan.

EU strengthens its defence against unfair trading 13 December 2016, 23:05 CET
European Union states agreed Tuesday on a proposal to modernise the EU's trade defence instruments, with a view to shielding EU producers from damage caused by unfair competition.

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