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EU on track for 2020 CO2 emissions targets

EU on track for 2020 CO2 emissions targets

by EUbusiness — 08 November 2017, 13:49 CET

Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union were reduced by 23% between 1990 and 2016, while the economy grew by 53% over the same period, according to the latest Commission report.

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Paris is Europe's most innovative city 2017

Paris is Europe's most innovative city 2017

by EUbusiness — 07 November 2017, 23:16 CET

The city of Paris was awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation Tuesday, with a prize of EUR 1,000,000 granted under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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Brussels presents sustainable fishing plan for 2018

Brussels presents sustainable fishing plan for 2018

by EUbusiness — 07 November 2017, 18:14 CET

The European Commission presented Tuesday its proposal for next year's fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea, which EU Member States are due to agree at the December Fisheries Council.

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UN climate talks begin with call to accelerate action

UN climate talks begin with call to accelerate action

by EUbusiness — 07 November 2017, 18:11 CET

The 2017 UN climate change conference got under way Monday, aiming for speedier, more ambitious global action on climate change and put the world on a safer, more prosperous development path.

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EU Globalisation Fund proves its worth

EU Globalisation Fund proves its worth

by EUbusiness — 01 November 2017, 23:36 CET

An EU report on the performance of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, published Wednesday, affirms its role in providing support to people losing their jobs as a result of globalisation.

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Landmark EU-Cuba agreement enters into force

Landmark EU-Cuba agreement enters into force

by EUbusiness — 01 November 2017, 23:01 CET

Provisional application of the European Union's first ever agreement with Cuba, which began 1 November, covers political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well as trade cooperation.

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Brussels to probe UK tax scheme for multinationals

Brussels to probe UK tax scheme for multinationals

by EUbusiness — 29 October 2017, 23:52 CET

The EU Commission opened an in-depth probe Thursday into a UK scheme that exempts certain transactions by multinational groups from the application of UK rules targeting tax avoidance.

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EUR 30bn earmarked for EU research projects 2018-2020

EUR 30bn earmarked for EU research projects 2018-2020

by EUbusiness — 29 October 2017, 23:52 CET

The EU announced its work programme for research and innovation funding over the period 2018-2020 Friday, with EUR 30 billion earmarked for supporting scientific excellence under Horizon 2020.

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New rules to protect investors and EU economy from bad loans

New rules to protect investors and EU economy from bad loans

by EUbusiness — 26 October 2017, 23:41 CET

The EU gave the final approval Thursday to new rules which mean packaged loans converted into securities will have to be made less complex and more transparent before selling them on to investors.

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No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 26 October 2017, 22:56 CET

Bridge is not a 'sport' and cannot be exempt from the EU's VAT Directive, the European Court of Justice court ruled Thursday, though it does come under the concept of 'cultural services'.

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EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment

by EUbusiness — 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET

An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms in a ruling upholding freedom of establishment under EU law.

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EU votes in stricter limits on exposure to carcinogens at work

EU votes in stricter limits on exposure to carcinogens at work

by EUbusiness — 25 October 2017, 23:35 CET

Stricter EU rules to better protect workers from exposure to carcinogens at work - which could help save up to 100,000 lives in the next 50 years - won the EU Parliament’s final approval Wednesday.

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MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller

MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller

by EUbusiness — 25 October 2017, 23:04 CET

The European Parliament voted Tuesday for immediate restrictions on the use of controversial glyphosate-based herbicides, leading to a full ban on use of the substance by December 2022.

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Ministers agree position on EU posted workers directive

Ministers agree position on EU posted workers directive

by EUbusiness — 25 October 2017, 23:04 CET

EU ministers agreed a compromise Monday on the posting of workers directive, allowing posted workers to generally benefit from the same rules governing pay and working conditions as local workers.

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Go-ahead for new entry/exit system for EU borders

Go-ahead for new entry/exit system for EU borders

by EUbusiness — 25 October 2017, 23:02 CET

The European Parliament gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a common electronic entry/exit system to register entry and exit data of non-EU nationals crossing the external borders of EU Member States.

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MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers

MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers

by EUbusiness — 24 October 2017, 23:20 CET

Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, MEPs said Tuesday as they called for an EU-wide protection plan giving legal protection against retaliation.

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Safer sea travel as EU adopts rules on passenger ships

Safer sea travel as EU adopts rules on passenger ships

by EUbusiness — 24 October 2017, 13:39 CET

Tougher safety rules and standards for passengers ships in Europe were given the final go-ahead by EU ministers Monday, as they adopted three directives to simplify and improve passenger safety.

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No breakthrough on Brexit at EU summit

No breakthrough on Brexit at EU summit

by EUbusiness — 20 October 2017, 17:37 CET

Despite an appeal by the British prime minister, a breakthrough on the Brexit talks was not forthcoming on the second day of an EU summit that focused on migration, digital Europe, defence, and external relations.

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Migration and Iran head EU summit agenda

Migration and Iran head EU summit agenda

by EUbusiness — 19 October 2017, 18:05 CET

On the agenda of EU leaders meeting at a summit on Thursday will be migration, the digital single market, defence and security, relations with Iran, Turkey and North Korea, and the state of the Brexit talks.

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MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020

MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020

by EUbusiness — 19 October 2017, 14:06 CET

MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance.

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