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Europe's smaller businesses back to pre-crisis employment levels

Europe's smaller businesses back to pre-crisis employment levels

by EUbusiness — 23 November 2017, 15:52 CET

Employment levels and value added in Europe's smaller business rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, exceeding 2008 levels for the first time since the financial crisis, an EU report showed Thursday.

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Online shopping rules aim to end geo-blocking

Online shopping rules aim to end geo-blocking

by EUbusiness — 23 November 2017, 14:03 CET

New EU rules on online shopping, provisionally agreed by the EU institutions Monday, mean that online buyers of goods or services from another EU country must be treated like local customers.

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EU eggs keep free range status despite bird flu

EU eggs keep free range status despite bird flu

by EUbusiness — 23 November 2017, 13:36 CET

Producers of free range eggs can continue to market their products as such even if their hens have restricted access to open-air runs because of bird flu following changes to EU egg marketing standards.

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EU imposes fines of EUR 34m on seatbelt, airbag cartel

EU imposes fines of EUR 34m on seatbelt, airbag cartel

by EUbusiness — 22 November 2017, 18:36 CET

The EU Commission imposed fines of EUR 34 million Wednesday on five car safety equipment suppliers to Japanese car manufacturers in the European Economic Area for breaching EU antitrust rules.

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Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day

Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day

by EUbusiness — 22 November 2017, 00:01 CET

Poland will have to pay a EUR 100,000 penalty per day if it continues banned logging activities in the EU-protected Bialowieza Forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, the EU's top court has ruled.

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EU states endorse new rules for organic farming

EU states endorse new rules for organic farming

by EUbusiness — 22 November 2017, 00:01 CET

EU Member States representatives endorsed Monday a deal to overhaul existing rules on organic production and labelling of organic products, provisionally agreed with the European Parliament in June.

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Legal framework agreed for EU youth volunteer corps

Legal framework agreed for EU youth volunteer corps

by EUbusiness — 21 November 2017, 20:51 CET

EU education ministers agreed a legal framework Monday for the new European Solidarity Corps - which provides opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in community projects at home or abroad.

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Negotiators agree EU Budget for 2018

Negotiators agree EU Budget for 2018

by EUbusiness — 20 November 2017, 23:23 CET

The EU institutions reached provisional agreement in the early hours of Saturday on the 2018 EU budget, with boosts for research, fighting youth unemployment and education, but cuts to funding for Turkey.

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UK's EU agencies set for Amsterdam, Paris after Brexit

UK's EU agencies set for Amsterdam, Paris after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 20 November 2017, 23:20 CET

EU 27 ministers on Monday selected Paris as the new seat for the European Banking Authority, and Amsterdam as the new seat for the European Medicines Agency, to following Britain's exit from the EU.

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EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law

by EUbusiness — 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET

Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

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EU-China look to cooperate on state aid

EU-China look to cooperate on state aid

by EUbusiness — 16 November 2017, 23:08 CET

The EU Commission and China reaffirmed the importance of cooperation on competition policy for good economic relations Thursday, at a meeting forming part of a new dialogue between the EU and China.

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Limited success for EU's bailout plans for Greece

Limited success for EU's bailout plans for Greece

by EUbusiness — 16 November 2017, 14:11 CET

The EU's bailout programmes for Greece following the financial crisis provided short-term financial stability and made some progress on reform possible, according to a European Court of Auditors report.

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More progress needed on Romania, Bulgaria reform

More progress needed on Romania, Bulgaria reform

by EUbusiness — 15 November 2017, 23:28 CET

Romania and Bulgaria have still more progress to make in judicial reform and the fight against corruption, according to the EU's latest Cooperation and Verification Mechanism Reports on the countries.

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Privacy activist can sue Facebook, but no class action: EU Court

Privacy activist can sue Facebook, but no class action: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 15 November 2017, 22:54 CET

Austrian privacy activist Maximilian Schrems can sue Facebook Ireland before the Austrian Courts with respect to the private use of his Facebook account, an EU Court advisor said Wednesday.

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EU bolsters protection against online fraudsters

EU bolsters protection against online fraudsters

by EUbusiness — 15 November 2017, 20:47 CET

MEPs approved Tuesday EU-wide rules to protect consumers against scams and detect and stop rogue traders more swiftly, with a view to increasing consumers' trust in cross-border e-commerce.

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EU Parliament gives green light to new anti-dumping rules

EU Parliament gives green light to new anti-dumping rules

by EUbusiness — 15 November 2017, 18:19 CET

New EU rules will require trade partners outside the EU to meet international social and environmental standards, following a vote by Euro-MPs Wednesday to fight dumped and subsidised imports.

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Juncker sets up task force on 'doing less more efficiently'

Juncker sets up task force on 'doing less more efficiently'

by EUbusiness — 15 November 2017, 17:49 CET

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker established a new task force on Tuesday, the 'Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality' tasked with 'Doing Less More Efficiently'.

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23 EU states launch new era for European defence cooperation

23 EU states launch new era for European defence cooperation

by EUbusiness — 14 November 2017, 22:48 CET

23 EU Member States - though not the United Kingdom - signed an historic pact Monday to cooperate more closely in future on security and defence in the wake of Brexit and Russian aggression.

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Brussels mulls action to protect public from fake news

Brussels mulls action to protect public from fake news

by EUbusiness — 14 November 2017, 22:48 CET

The EU Commission launched a consultation on fake news and online disinformation Monday, setting up an expert group representing academics, online platforms, news media and civil society groups.

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2017 eurozone growth fastest in a decade

2017 eurozone growth fastest in a decade

by EUbusiness — 13 November 2017, 18:58 CET

The eurozone economy is set to grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year, the EU Commission forecast in its Autumn Economic Forecast Thursday, with real GDP growth substantially higher than expected.

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