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Brexit should not undermine automotive competitiveness, manufacturers and suppliers warn 27 April 2017, 23:54 CET
Ahead of the EU-Brexit summit this weekend, European automobile manufacturers and suppliers today sounded the alarm over the potential damage that Brexit could do to the competitiveness of their industry, which represents 6.5% of EU’s GDP and provides employment to some 12.2 million Europeans across the continent.

ESBA Press Release: Work-life balance off balance 27 April 2017, 23:41 CET
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published the European Pillar of Social Rights Package.

WWF: More money needed for effective action on nature 27 April 2017, 23:33 CET
WWF welcomes the "EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy" published today by the European Commission.

Pillar of Social rights - no solution for more growth and employment 27 April 2017, 23:26 CET
Commenting today on the Commission’s proposals for a Pillar of Social Rights, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

Launch of LCI's Touch range: functional 'Clean Label' ingredients for bakery products 26 April 2017, 15:44 CET
Ingredient transparency and the use of natural products are of increasing importance in the bread-making industry.

The Social Pillar should better respect SME needs 26 April 2017, 15:13 CET
In a first reaction to today's publication of the European Pillar of Social Rights Package, UEAPME shows disappointment regarding the way forward proposed by the European Commission.

Bremain in Spain criticises lack of 'Votes for Life' for British citizens living in EU 21 April 2017, 18:05 CET
As with the Referendum, the June 8 General Election disenfranchises Brits living in EU countries for 15+ years, despite Tories' 2015 manifesto promise.

EU report on pesticide residues ignores toxic cocktail effect, Greenpeace 21 April 2017, 12:23 CET
An EU report on pesticide residues in food released today again fails to assess the combined effects of pesticides in the human body, warned Greenpeace.

ACEA publishes 2017 Tax Guide 19 April 2017, 14:13 CET
ACEA just published the 2017 edition of its annual Tax Guide, which provides an overview of specific taxes that are levied on motor vehicles in European countries, as well as in other key markets around the world.

Contactless payments - a real benefit for customers and retailers 19 April 2017, 14:07 CET
Retailers have been at the forefront of introducing innovation and new technology to meet the ever-changing demands and needs of their customers. Contactless technology is another step in making shopping easier and quicker for customers, and allows retailers to serve them more quickly and easily.

Stop patents on bread and beer now! 10 April 2017, 17:50 CET
Patents claiming wheat, flour and bread, or tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber as inventions of industry - these are just a few examples of patent applications that were filed in 2016.

WTO decision: China's panel dispute against the EU to proceed 10 April 2017, 14:13 CET
The People's Republic of China is attacking the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with regards to the EU's anti-dumping law. China wants the EU to restrict anti-dumping measures to situations where prices for Chinese products in Europe fall below domestic prices in China, ignoring the state-sponsored distortions of prices in China.

China sues EU rather than U.S. at the WTO 10 April 2017, 14:10 CET
Applying a "divide and conquer" strategy, China has notified the WTO of its intention to proceed with a panel request only against the EU to be treated as a market economy in anti-dumping procedures, a treatment which would essentially render those measures useless to counteract dumped imports from China.

China divides the EU and U.S. with visions of unlimited dumping possibilities 10 April 2017, 14:07 CET
Applying a "divide et impera" strategy, China yesterday notified the WTO of a panel request against the EU with the aim to be treated as a market economy in anti-dumping procedures, a treatment which would essentially render those measures useless to counteract dumped imports from China.

Eurelectric needs to commit to a rapid and full transition away from existing coal 07 April 2017, 00:26 CET
Eurelectric, the association of European electricity producers announced yesterday that it did not “intend to invest in new-build coal-fired power plants after 2020” and declared its support for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

EU Parliament adopts new diagnostics and medical device regulations, focus now shifts towards implementation 05 April 2017, 23:24 CET
MedTech Europe welcomes the final vote of the European Parliament endorsing the new Regulation on In vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) and the new Regulation on Medical Devices (MDR). Governing two different types of essential health technologies for citizens, for example blood screening tests (in vitro diagnostics) and pacemakers (medical devices), this vote is the last step in a near eight-year process to update legislation first written in the 90s.

ANEC welcomes European ministers committing to tackling deaths and serious injuries on EU roads 30 March 2017, 22:32 CET
As part of an initiative of the Maltese Presidency of the Council, and the European Commission, European transport ministers on 29 March signed the Valetta Declaration on road safety during a High-Level Ministerial Conference held in Malta.

Article 50 Notification: European Banking Federation statement 30 March 2017, 14:02 CET
The European Banking Federation acknowledges the United Kingdom’s decision to notify its intention to withdraw from the European Union by means of triggering Article 50 of the EU Treaty.

UK BioIndustry Association statement in response to Prime Minister triggering Article 50 30 March 2017, 13:35 CET
In response to the Prime Minister's triggering of Article 50 today, BIA CEO, Steve Bates OBE, said:

Brexit negotiations must minimise harm for SMEs 30 March 2017, 00:14 CET
Commenting on today's notification by the British government to leave the EU, UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller states: "Of course we accept this decision taken by the people and politicians in the United Kingdom. In order to minimise the negative impact on Europe's economy, growth, job creation and welfare, UEAPME requests a responsible approach towards SMEs."

Opposition rises to planned agriculture mega-mergers 27 March 2017, 18:45 CET
More than 200 organisations have today raised their objections to the planned mergers of six giant agriculture corporations.

£667m – estimated cost of Brexit planning to UK businesses - Set to rise to £813m once Article 50 invoked 27 March 2017, 18:37 CET
A new survey, sponsored by The Brexit Tracker, has calculated that Brexit planning has already cost UK businesses, £667.2m so far in executive man hours and this figure is set to rise to £813m after Article 50 is triggered.

Governments and citizens reject GMOs, Commission must follow - Greenpeace 27 March 2017, 18:31 CET
Today, national government representatives failed to support the approval of three genetically modified (GM) maize crops for cultivation in Europe: two new ones and the only GM crop currently grown in the EU.

A future of Europe that cares for the real economy, sustainable development and social justice 27 March 2017, 13:48 CET
"Cooperatives are a real driver of change and one of the few systems that, in today's world, can provide opportunities for growth and the empowerment of people", says Giuseppe Guerini President of CECOP.

SMEs profited from EU Integration, but more is needed and possible 26 March 2017, 23:37 CET
President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller and Secretary General Veronique Willems participate in the extraordinary meeting between EU Social Partners and the EU Institutions at the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.