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Shortening the deadline for label replacement is completely irresponsible 29 September 2016, 22:10 CET
In a joint letter to the Slovak Presidency of the Council, regarding the revision of the Energy Efficiency Labelling Regulation, UEAPME, EuroCommerce and Independent Retail Europe spoke up against the Ministers for Energy’s decision to shorten of the timeframe for label replacement.

Commission to seek approval for three GM maizes 29 September 2016, 19:39 CET
In the coming weeks, the European Commission and a handful of EU governments will seek to authorise the cultivation of two GM maize varieties (DuPont Pioneer’s 1507 and Syngenta’s Bt11), and to renew the licence for another maize (Monsanto’s maize MON810), the only GM crop currently grown in the EU.

Formal complaint on Barroso, Kroes, De Gucht revolving door cases 29 September 2016, 19:35 CET
The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) today launched a complaint to European Comission President Juncker about his handling of the revolving door moves of several former commissioners.

Greenwashing looms as VW appoints ex-EU Climate Commissioner Hedegaard 29 September 2016, 15:25 CET
In an attempt to fix its public image, Dieselgate-shaken Volkswagen has named former EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard as a member of its new 'Sustainability Council'.

European Food Safety Authority and EU Commission suspected of abusing their power to bolster their position at the EU Court of Justice 29 September 2016, 15:20 CET
European Food Safety Authority and EU Commission suspected of abusing their power to bolster their position at the EU Court of Justice

Tiny steps forward insufficient to regain public trust 28 September 2016, 22:14 CET
The European Commission has today published its proposal for a new inter-institutional agreement on the lobby transparency register, and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) makes the following reaction:

New EU lobby transparency proposal lacks bite and political determination, say campaigners 28 September 2016, 22:07 CET
Following this summer’s public consultation on an overhaul of the EU transparency register, the European Commission today published its proposal for a mandatory scheme.

European Public Affairs Consultancies' Association welcomes the Commission's proposal 28 September 2016, 22:00 CET
The European Public Affairs Consultancies' Association welcomes the Commission's proposal for an inter-institutional agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register.

European Commission provides latest updates on the Juncker Plan 28 September 2016, 18:27 CET
Returning to Amsterdam for the 15th successive year, Benelux Infrastructure Forum will take place on the 23-24 November 2016.

Seagull recognized for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance 26 September 2016, 13:15 CET
Seagull Scientific has announced that Frost & Sullivan has presented its Customer Service Leadership Award for Food Safety Software to BarTender® barcode and labeling software. Seagull President and CEO Harold Boe accepted the award on behalf of the company’s employees at the Frost & Sullivan-sponsored awards gala in Santa Clara, California on Monday, September 12.

Half of EU citizens could produce renewable electricity - joint NGO study 23 September 2016, 11:56 CET
Over half of citizens in the European Union could be generating their own renewable electricity by 2050, according to new research released today.

SME needs have to be better recognised in digitalisation process 22 September 2016, 23:33 CET
UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller stresses at Round Table with Commissioner Oettinger: "Improved education systems & more awareness raising are highly necessary for more SME innovation & job creation"

Policy makers should adopt 'whole-vehicle' approach to reducing CO2 from trucks 22 September 2016, 23:18 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) urges EU policy makers to keep on track with their efforts to reflect the complexity of the truck and bus market.

Doing Business in Iran: Dos and Don'ts 22 September 2016, 18:46 CET
SMi Group announces its exclusive masterclass on Doing Business in Iran, taking place in Central London, UK, on the 7th of December. Delegate registration is now open.

EU Trade Ministers: Safeguard European trade defense instruments urge European Manufacturers 22 September 2016, 18:20 CET
On the eve of the informal meeting of EU Trade Ministers due to take place on 22 and 23 September in Bratislava, AEGIS Europe, an alliance of manufacturing industries, sent a communiqué to Ministers urging them to safeguard European trade defense instruments (TDIs) - and ensure that European manufacturing has a future.

Roaming time-limit dropped 22 September 2016, 00:30 CET
In response to the European Commission’s proposal on roaming, Monique Goyens, Director General of The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) commented:

EU faces credibility test on climate action 21 September 2016, 13:45 CET
The European Union is showing up empty-handed as dozens of countries gather today in New York to formally ratify the Paris climate agreement. Quick ratification and higher ambition at home are key if the EU wants to remain a climate champion.

Card industry creates the European Cards Stakeholders Group, an association dedicated to cards standardisation in Europe 15 September 2016, 17:35 CET
The first board meeting of the newly created European Cards Stakeholders Group (ECSG) was held today. This new industry association takes over the mission of the Cards Stakeholders Group (CSG), which was created in 2009.

Top European Court confirms crucial legal protections for WiFi hotspot operators 15 September 2016, 13:19 CET
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today rightly confirmed that public WiFi hotspots do indeed benefit from the liability protections that have been essential to the growth of the European digital economy.

European Commission copyright proposal risks turning back the clock on Digital Single Market 14 September 2016, 18:20 CET
The European Commission risks turning back the clock on the Digital Single Market, following the publication of a regressive proposal to amend Europe’s copyright framework.

European Parliament vote to reject PRIIPs RTS welcomed 14 September 2016, 18:14 CET
Today a very broad majority of the European Parliament has voted to object to the regulatory technical standards (RTS) for the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) Regulation.

EU should focus on boosting competition in telecom sector overhaul 14 September 2016, 18:08 CET
The European Commission has today proposed to adapt EU telecom rules and ensure citizens have high-speed access to the internet and better protection in communication services. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) welcomes these measures but is worried that the new rules could lead to less competition between telecom providers.

EU modest in opening up online content market to consumers 14 September 2016, 18:05 CET
According to European Commission plans presented today, it will become easier for consumers to watch online TV series, films and sports events broadcast by foreign channels. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has for long argued that consumers should not be blocked by foreign broadcasters from watching TV series, sports events and movies online. BEUC welcomes the fact that the Commission is taking an important first step in giving consumers a wider choice of online content.

Vodafone welcomes EU Commission's revision of EU telecoms framework 14 September 2016, 15:34 CET
Vodafone welcomes the review of the EU telecoms framework resulting in today’s proposal for a new European Electronic Communications Code and the Commission’s Communication on its vision for the European Gigabit Society.

Juncker's Commission accused of negligent response to biggest health threat of the 21st century 13 September 2016, 19:08 CET
England's Chief Medical Officer and WHO director demand quick EU action to stop the spread of drug-resistant ’superbugs’ and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.