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Brussels aims for fairer food supply chain 16 August 2017, 23:49 CET
The EU Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation Wednesday on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer, aiming to address unfair trading practices with respect to agri-food products.

EU a step closer to linking Emissions Trading System 16 August 2017, 23:46 CET
The European Union moved a step closer Wednesday to linking the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) with the Swiss emissions trading system, which would be the first time it has linked its ETS.

Brussels okays German state aid for high speed internet 14 August 2017, 22:32 CET
The EU Commission has endorsed under EU state aid rules three German virtual access products that will allow the use of so-called vectoring technology in state-funded high-speed broadband networks.

EU recovery resilient as economy turns the corner 14 August 2017, 13:53 CET
With Europe's economy expanding for the fifth year in a row, the EU Wednesday looked back at 10 years since the start of the financial crisis confident it has turned a corner and delivering on jobs and growth.

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 looks to develop supercomputers in Europe 09 August 2017, 23:43 CET
The EU Commission has launched a consultation calling for opinions on the future development of supercomputing, aiming to create a European initiative on high performance computing.

Brussels objects to VISA inter-regional fees 04 August 2017, 23:59 CET
The European Commission sent a supplementary Statement of Objections to Visa Inc. and Visa International Thursday, focusing on inter-regional fees on transactions with consumer debit cards.

23 cities bid to host UK-based EU agencies after Brexit 03 August 2017, 22:09 CET
The EU Commission began assessment Tuesday of Member States' applications to host the two European Union agencies currently based in the UK, with 23 cities putting in bids.

EU healthy eating scheme for schools under way 02 August 2017, 00:27 CET
A new EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme for healthy eating was in place from 1 August, ready to be implemented across the European Union as of the first day of the 2017/2018 school year.

EU launches legal action against Poland over new law 01 August 2017, 12:08 CET
The European Union launched legal action against Poland Saturday following the publication in the Polish Official Journal of a new law it has warned threatens the independence of the judiciary..

EU targets pollution with review of fuel-burning plants 01 August 2017, 12:05 CET
The EU Commission took action Monday against pollution from large combustion plants, such as power stations and district heating plants - responsible for about one-third of all air pollutants from industry.

EU eyes cheaper non-euro cross-border payments 30 July 2017, 23:39 CET
The EU Commission launched Monday a public consultation on ways to reduce the costs of cross-border payments within the European Union in currencies other than the Euro.

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.

EU Member States vote to reduce presence of acrylamide carcinogen in food 23 July 2017, 15:06 CET
EU Member States representatives voted Wednesday to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide - designated by the EU food safety agency as a carcinogenic substance in 2015.

EU warns Poland over independence of judiciary 20 July 2017, 23:44 CET
The European Commission expressed grave concern Wednesday about the clear risks for the independence of the judiciary in Poland and urges the Polish Government to put its new laws on hold

Brussels mulls digital initiatives for healthcare 20 July 2017, 23:09 CET
The European Commission launched a public consultation Thursday on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.

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.

Unfair burden on the young: EU employment review 19 July 2017, 18:08 CET
An annual review of employment and social developments in Europe, published Monday, finds a particularly high burden, exacerbated by demographic ageing, being placed on younger generations.

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.

Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU 18 July 2017, 22:42 CET
Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.

EU set to ratify Kigali greenhouse gas amendment 17 July 2017, 23:35 CET
The European Union adopted Monday a decision to conclude the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that ensures protection of the climate from the powerful HFC greenhouse gases.

MEPs back plans to tackle over-fishing in the North Sea 14 July 2017, 00:31 CET
A European Parliament committee gave its backing Wednesday to plans to tackle overfishing and offer more security to local fishermen by introducing multi-annual fishing quotas in the North Sea.

Brexit threatens UK flights to EU 27, says Ryanair boss 13 July 2017, 23:47 CET
There could be no flights between the United Kingdom and the EU-27 immediately after Brexit, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned at meeting of the European Parliament's transport committee Tuesday.

EU to clamp down on illegal import of cultural goods to finance terrorism 13 July 2017, 23:47 CET
The EU Commission put forward Thursday new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity.

Brussels supports end to Greek deficit procedure 13 July 2017, 21:58 CET
The EU Commission recommended Wednesday that the Council close the Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece, hailing it as a positive signal of financial stability and economic recovery in the country.