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Retailers support measures to help farmers in Omnibus Regulation - if they support competition 15 December 2017, 00:09 CET
Responding to the adoption today by the European Parliament and Council of the text agreed in October in trilogue discussions on the Omnibus Regulation Christian Verschueren, Director-General of EuroCommerce said:

Born Free urges EU to end ivory trade 15 December 2017, 00:05 CET
International wildlife charity Born Free, alongside a coalition of NGOs, is urging the European Commission to take bold action and shut down the ivory trade across the European Union.

Matis Paris to launch 2 new anti-pollution skincare solutions 14 December 2017, 19:10 CET
Matis Paris, a specialist anti-ageing brand for professionals, will be launching their 2 latest products from their RÉPONSE JEUNESSE line in the UK at Professional Beauty London on stand G6 in the skincare zone from 25th – 26th February.

ACOEM METRAVIB confirmed to present at SMi's Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference 14 December 2017, 18:44 CET
SMi Group reports: ACOEM METRAVIB to present at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2018

USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre and US Air Force to discuss the F35 amongst their European Allies 13 December 2017, 14:27 CET
SMi Reports: USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre and US Air Force to discuss the F35 amongst their European Allies at SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference

EFSI 2.0 will give further push for investment and innovation 12 December 2017, 18:10 CET
UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller welcomes today's final approval of EFSI 2.0 at the European Parliament.

Bremain in Spain Reacts to the Prospect of Brexit Negotiations Moving to Phase Two 11 December 2017, 23:41 CET
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the UK to remain in the European Union and to protect the rights of British migrants living in Spain and the EU, comments on the news that Theresa May had made a "great breakthrough" in the Brexit negotiations.

Bee-killing pesticides dangerous even when used in greenhouses, new research 11 December 2017, 23:24 CET
Bees and other wildlife are exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides even if they are used only inside greenhouses, a new study published today by Greenpeace Science Unit reveals.

Type approval: auto industry welcomes agreement on reformed system 08 December 2017, 11:07 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) welcomes the fact that the European Parliament, EU member states and the European Commission reached a final agreement yesterday on a reformed system for approving vehicles before they are placed on the EU market ('type approval').

Greenpeace Netherlands leaks EU-Mercosur trade papers 07 December 2017, 19:04 CET
Greenpeace Netherlands has released 171 pages of previously undisclosed documents from secret talks for an EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

MEPs vote for 2050 climate goal: carbon neutral EU 07 December 2017, 19:01 CET
MEPs showed they mean to make the Paris Agreement more than empty words today when they voted in favour of a net zero EU greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050 at the latest. They also called for both the EU and Member States to develop climate plans for 2050, and to make sure their shorter-term 2030 plans were consistent with those long term strategies.

European health community calls on the EU and UK to prioritise patients as crunch Article 50 decision approaches 07 December 2017, 18:58 CET
Today a group of organisations representing patients, healthcare professionals and the health care industry have called on the EU and UK to prioritise patients in the Brexit negotiations.

EBF calls for rigorous impact assessment of Basel III 07 December 2017, 18:53 CET
The European Banking Federation notes that the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and its Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision have reached an agreement on the completion of the Basel III international regulatory framework for banks.

EU improves system to test cars after Dieselgate 07 December 2017, 14:00 CET
Today, the European Parliament, Member States and Commission reached an agreement to reform the system for approving cars before they go on sale and checking them when on the market. While the agreement does not fully solve the issues with CO2 emissions of cars, it represents progress compared to the current, flawed system.

UEAPME elects its representatives for Europe's SMEs 07 December 2017, 12:59 CET
Ulrike Rabmer-Koller was unanimously re-elected for a second two-year mandate as President of UEAPME, the European Craft and SME Association. In her acceptance speech, Ms Rabmer-Koller stated that she would continue her efforts to strengthen the organisation as the "Voice of SMEs in Europe" and put forward her policy priorities (better regulation, access to finance, skills shortage, and digitalisation).

Bremain in Spain Comments on The Troubles with the Brexit Negotiations 06 December 2017, 17:42 CET
Bremain in Spain, a group campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, comments on the latest round of Brexit negotiations.

Retailers and wholesalers welcome easier cross-border VAT filing, abolition of VAT-free parcels, but deplores late implementation 05 December 2017, 17:44 CET
EuroCommerce welcomed the adoption today of the VAT proposals related to electronic commerce.

EU needs to lead in fight against protectionism 05 December 2017, 17:41 CET
On the occasion of the European Trade Policy Day today, EuroCommerce urges the European Union to fight against the growing protectionist tendencies everywhere.

Uneven 2050 climate plans show need for better EU rules 05 December 2017, 17:38 CET
There was little improvement in EU Member States' 2050 climate plans between 2015 and 2017, new analysis from WWF shows.

ClearSy launches its SIL4-certified range of safety critical relays 05 December 2017, 13:35 CET
The six safety critical relays developed by ClearSy France are the first self-controlled safety critical relays to guarantee opening of their NO contacts at SIL4 level. SIL4-certified since 2016, they are in compliance with the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards.

EU Military Staff, European Defence Agency, Military Communications Institute to Discuss Cyber Security in The Tactical Communications Domain 05 December 2017, 11:34 CET
SMi Reports: Cyber security of tactical communications will be a key focus of mobile deployable communications conference

Agenda Released for 2018's Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference 01 December 2017, 13:34 CET
SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at the 3rd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference

UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at Air Mission Planning and Support conference 2018 29 November 2017, 18:16 CET
SMi reports: UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference in April 2018

EU farming reform plan overlooks impact of meat sector, Greenpeace 29 November 2017, 18:09 CET
On the eve of a major reform of European Union farming rules, the European Commission has glossed over the growing environmental and health impact of the industrial meat and dairy sectors, warned Greenpeace.

WWF reaction: New EU farming policy will require Member States to deliver benefits for nature 29 November 2017, 18:04 CET
Today the European Commission presented its Communication on the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020. The communication calls for a much needed transition towards more sustainable farming based on results, yet still lacks clear and mandatory EU targets to reduce the impact of our agriculture on nature and climate.