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MEPs back complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides - Friends of the Earth reaction 22 June 2017, 23:23 CET
MEPs have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by a UK Conservative MEP to oppose a full ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to bee decline.

Online gambling: Court rejects non-transparent licensing regimes and prohibits enforcement measures 22 June 2017, 23:06 CET
Today, the CJEU manifestly ruled that enforcement actions against EU licensed operators unlawfully excluded from national licensing processes are prohibited and not in compliance with EU law (case Unibet International (C-49/16).

British in Europe Urges the UK to Clarify its Position on Citizens' Rights 22 June 2017, 00:28 CET
British in Europe wishes David Davis well in the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, which stared on 19 June. The group would like to remind him that he and the UK government are also there to represent the 1.2 million UK citizens most directly impacted by Brexit - those who live in the EU and have been in limbo for a year, waiting for talks to start.

Over 250 non-government organisations launch alternative vision for Europe 21 June 2017, 18:28 CET
More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe have today released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.

Retailers call for Commission to ask right questions on trading practices 21 June 2017, 18:22 CET
Following the announcement by Commissioner Hogan at the European Parliament Agriculture committee yesterday of the launch of a process leading to proposals on trading practices, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren posed a number of questions on the continued calls from some for legislation, and the Commission decision to take the first steps towards proposing EU measures:

Tighten rules on subsidies for coal, says European Parliament draft plan 21 June 2017, 18:08 CET
Rules governing subsidies for coal power plants should be tightened, according to a draft plan published today by MEP Kriajanis Karins.

Italian Navy and industry experts notify advancements in military helicopter training 21 June 2017, 15:12 CET
SMi Reports: Military leaders and industry experts from the Italian Navy, St. Andrew’s Aviation and European Defence Agency will provide the latest updates on military flight training for rotary platforms.

Military UAV's market to grow at CAGR of 14.89% 21 June 2017, 13:19 CET
SMi reports: Military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns to London this November 21 June 2017, 13:08 CET
SMi Reports: Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns to London on 14th-16th November 2017 to maximise force protection for mounted personnel.

16th Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam this November 21 June 2017, 12:55 CET
SMi Reports: Benelux Infrastructure Forum returns to Amsterdam on 22nd -23rd November 2017 to explore new financing mechanisms and alternative markets for future investments.

MEPs urged to agree "meaningful" Anti-Dumping report in Parliament Committee 20 June 2017, 13:06 CET
MEPs in the European Parliament will today vote on a committee report regarding the Commission's proposal for a new 'non-standard' methodology to be used in anti-dumping proceedings against non-market economies. AEGIS Europe urges MEPs to recognise the need for clear definitions, formalised due process, and an unambiguously effective non-standard anti-dumping methodology.

More than one million Europeans stand up against glyphosate 15 June 2017, 17:44 CET
Today, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) to ban glyphosate, reform the EU pesticide approval process, and set mandatory targets to reduce pesticide use in the EU surpassed one million signatures.

European Parliament backs biodiversity over pesticides 14 June 2017, 23:34 CET
Today the European Parliament agreed with the European Commission that agricultural land dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity must not be treated with pesticides, rejecting an attempt by the Parliament’s agriculture committee to block this ban.

EU FinTech consultation: put needs of end-users first 14 June 2017, 14:10 CET
Responding to the EU consultation on financial technology, also known as FinTech, the European Banking Federation is submitting a response which underlines its desire to see the creation of a customer-centric and inclusive ecosystem in which all actors, ranging from small start-ups to established multinational banks, are committed to serving clients with innovative financial services.

Commission Mulls Revision of SME Definition 12 June 2017, 12:53 CET
On 8 June 2017, the European Commission published an inception impact assessment regarding a potential revision of the EU SME definition.

Flawed energy efficiency report would be disaster for citizens and the climate 12 June 2017, 12:50 CET
Commenting on the draft report by Adam Gierek MEP on the Energy Efficiency Directive review, Arianna Vitali, Senior Policy Officer at WWF European Policy Office said:

Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review - Invest Europe's response 08 June 2017, 21:06 CET
Invest Europe – the association for European private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and their investors – is issuing the following statement:

Insurance Europe response to EC Capital Markets Union mid-term review 08 June 2017, 18:27 CET
Following the publication today of the European Commission’s mid-term review of its Capital Markets Union (CMU) project to unlock funding for growth in Europe, Michaela Koller, director general of Insurance Europe, commented:

EU Health Collaboration is Crucial for Europe's Future 06 June 2017, 20:37 CET
In an open letter to President Juncker sent out on 6 June 2017, 39 health-related stakeholders express their concern about the future of health in European policies and programmes, and reiterate their view that health is absolutely and unequivocally a central topic for the EU. The open letter details the major advances enabled through EU health collaboration and makes the case for continued commitment and action in this area.

EU-China statement must lead shift to renewables, Greenpeace 05 June 2017, 13:19 CET
The EU and China's renewed commitment to fighting climate change must be backed up by a decisive shift to renewable energy, said Greenpeace. The EU-China joint statement comes amid reports of an imminent US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Trump casts USA adrift from climate reality 02 June 2017, 00:13 CET
Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the international Paris climate agreement severs another of America’s increasingly sparse ties to the global community, and is a trigger to redouble efforts to tackle climate change in Europe, Friends of the Earth Europe has responded.

US intent to withdraw from Paris Agreement triggers renewed call to action 01 June 2017, 23:39 CET
President Donald Trump today announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. This announcement is a call to action to national and local governments, businesses and people worldwide to step up their commitments to address climate change.

Latest auto industry data released as 2017 car sales forecast is revised 01 June 2017, 12:18 CET
On the occasion of its Annual General Assembly meeting in Berlin today, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published the latest data on the EU automotive sector, and revised its forecast for 2017 car registrations upwards to +1.5-2%.

New agreement on EU venture capital rules to boost investment in start-ups and innovation 31 May 2017, 12:30 CET
Yesterday evening, the EU institutions reached an agreement on a review of the EU venture capital rules, to boost investment in start-ups and innovation. This review is part of the Capital Markets Union action plan.

Tenderio gives SMEs access to billions in public funding 29 May 2017, 14:12 CET
Following a €250,000 EU investment, a sophisticated tender platform called Tenderio will deliver huge opportunities for European SMEs, opening up the chance for them to bid for millions of Euros worth of public funding.