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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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Over half of Britons see EU membership as a benefit: survey

Over half of Britons see EU membership as a benefit: survey

by EUbusiness — 19 October 2017, 13:38 CET

55 per cent of British people consider EU membership to have been of benefit to the country, according to a European Parliament survey published Wednesday, with only 26 per cent seeing no benefit.

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Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 18 October 2017, 23:10 CET

A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement

EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement

by EUbusiness — 18 October 2017, 21:03 CET

The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the Commission says in its first annual review.

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MEPs demand fair protection for posted workers

MEPs demand fair protection for posted workers

by EUbusiness — 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET

MEPs adopted new draft rules Tuesday to ensure that posted workers are better protected and fair competition for companies, with changes concerning remuneration, duration of posting and temporary agencies.

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EU bolsters defences against terrorism

EU bolsters defences against terrorism

by EUbusiness — 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET

A package of anti-terrorism measures announced Wednesday will help address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks and make a real difference in enhancing security, says the EU Commission.

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Sustainable forests: EU agrees general approach for 2021-30

Sustainable forests: EU agrees general approach for 2021-30

by EUbusiness — 17 October 2017, 23:24 CET

EU environment ministers have come to a general agreement on new rules for more sustainable and climate-friendly use of lands and forests across Europe over the period 2021-2030.

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New guidelines to cut EU food waste

New guidelines to cut EU food waste

by EUbusiness — 16 October 2017, 18:08 CET

Guidelines to lifting barriers to food donation in the EU, just published by the Commission, clarify relevant EU legislation and are seen as a key deliverable of the EU's 'circular economy'.

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Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs

Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs

by EUbusiness — 12 October 2017, 20:45 CET

MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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Sweden EU's top performer on gender equality

Sweden EU's top performer on gender equality

by EUbusiness — 12 October 2017, 20:24 CET

Gender equality in Europe is progressing at a snail's pace, according to an updated Gender Equality Index published Wednesday, showing Sweden as the top-performing country and Greece at the bottom.

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Brexit talks at an impasse, says EU's Barnier

Brexit talks at an impasse, says EU's Barnier

by EUbusiness — 12 October 2017, 18:00 CET

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator called for trust and respect from the United Kingdom Thursday, as he confirmed he could not recommend a start on discussions on future relations to next week's EU summit.

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EU, UK clarify position to WTO on tariff quotas after Brexit

EU, UK clarify position to WTO on tariff quotas after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 12 October 2017, 13:45 CET

The EU and Britain sent a joint letter to members of the World Trade Organization Wednesday, setting out their intended approach to certain WTO issues arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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EU states set for talks on new telecoms rules, 5G

EU states set for talks on new telecoms rules, 5G

by EUbusiness — 12 October 2017, 13:44 CET

EU Member States signalled their readiness Wednesday to begin talks with the European Parliament on new rules for the electronic communications sector that will prepare Europe for the era of 5G.

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Brussels pushes ahead with banking risk-reduction package

Brussels pushes ahead with banking risk-reduction package

by EUbusiness — 11 October 2017, 23:53 CET

A financial system more stable and resilient to shocks will benefit citizens and businesses, the EU Commission said Wednesday as it outlined plans to accelerate completion of the EU's Banking Union.

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EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes

by EUbusiness — 11 October 2017, 15:47 CET

EU finance ministers gave their green light Tuesday to a new system for resolving resolve tax disputes between Member States, including over double taxation, seen as a major obstacle for businesses.

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MEPs back law for more energy-efficient buildings

MEPs back law for more energy-efficient buildings

by EUbusiness — 11 October 2017, 15:45 CET

MEPs in committee gave their backing Wednesday to a revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aiming to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050.

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Ministers agree deal on Baltic fishing quotas

Ministers agree deal on Baltic fishing quotas

by EUbusiness — 10 October 2017, 17:28 CET

EU fisheries ministers agreed Monday on next year's total allowable catches (TACs) and national quotas for the ten commercially most important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea.

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