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TTIP: EU and US show signs of desperation, Greenpeace 26 April 2016, 00:35 CET
Growing opposition to a transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) and faltering negotiations mean talks cannot be wrapped up anytime soon, said Greenpeace as EU and US politicians attempt to show renewed resolve for a deal.

ACEA statement on national emissions test results 26 April 2016, 00:29 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the announcements of recent vehicle tests by Germany’s federal motor transport authority (KBA) as well as the UK Department for Transport.

Many goods recalled, many good reasons for stricter surveillance 26 April 2016, 00:23 CET
New figures out today for the number of hazardous non-food products recalled in 2015 confirm the urgent need to tighten product surveillance rules in Europe.

French Pavilion showcases innovative IT security solutions at Infosecurity Europe 2016 on 7-9 June 22 April 2016, 11:29 CET

Animal welfare NGOs across Europe demand an end to cruel animal performances 21 April 2016, 18:39 CET
Damning report findings state that 'wild animal performances have no place in a modern European society'

WWF Press Comment on Paris Agreement signing ceremony 21 April 2016, 18:26 CET
A comment from Genevieve Pons, Director, WWF European Policy Office, on the Paris Agreement signing ceremony

Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying 21 April 2016, 16:53 CET
The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that a new breed of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must undergo rigorous safety testing and labelling. This follows intense lobbying by the US government.

Flawed Commission analysis backs new subsidies for obsolete power plants 14 April 2016, 18:44 CET
The European Commission today published preliminary findings of its inquiry into public funding schemes for power plants, known as "capacity mechanisms". The seriously flawed analysis backs these subsidies, which use taxpayers’ money to keep uneconomical power plants active.

European Parliament's vote turns health into a trade secret 14 April 2016, 18:41 CET
The European Parliament approved today a new Directive on Trade Secrets, a position that would signal that trade secrets outweigh the public interest. The impact will be negative for health, by declaring information on safety of medicines commercially confidential and to be kept secret from patients, regulators and the public.

Ministers, EU policymakers and auto industry push for connected and automated driving 14 April 2016, 18:39 CET
Europe’s transport ministers, the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) have reached an agreement on cooperation in the field of connected and automated driving. In the ‘Declaration of Amsterdam’, endorsed during today’s Informal Transport Council organised by the Dutch EU Presidency, all parties agreed to work together to ensure a successful deployment of these smart technologies across Europe.

Adoption of new EU data protection rules a key milestone for the Digital Single Market 14 April 2016, 18:36 CET
The adoption today of new EU data protection rules constitute a key milestone in the Digital Single Market strategy, according to the European Internet Service Providers Association (EuroISPA). After three years of intensive negotiations, the new rules balance innovative uses of data with the need for consumer protection and privacy.

Mobilisation for start of mass opposition against patent on tomatoes 13 April 2016, 22:12 CET
This week, a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding. We will be mobilising thousands of people within the time period of the opposition lasting until 12 May. The organisations taking part in this action will also be raising the pressure on European politicians to take measures against patents on plants and animals.

EU Parliament backs glyphosate restrictions 13 April 2016, 21:44 CET
MEPs have backed restrictions on the use of glyphosate – the world’s most used weedkiller – and a shortening of its licence, amid rising health concerns.

Privacy Shield fails data protection test 13 April 2016, 21:36 CET
Europe's national data protection authorities have voiced substantial concerns regarding a planned data transfer agreement between the EU and US. The so-called Privacy Shield proposal does not provide sufficient legal safeguards for protecting Europeans' personal data when it is transferred across the Atlantic, according to the data protection bodies.

ACEA press release: First cross-border truck platooning trial successfully completed 08 April 2016, 23:28 CET
As part of the world’s first cross-border initiative with smart trucks, six ‘platoons’ of semi-automated trucks have completed their journeys from various European cities, reaching their final destination of the Port of Rotterdam on 6 April.

After pressure from industry: EU Commission wants to allow the import of genetically engineered "toxic" soybeans 08 April 2016, 23:24 CET
Concerns about health risks due to residues from spraying glyphosate in combination with other herbicides

VAT Action Plan: right diagnosis needs effective remedies 07 April 2016, 17:25 CET
EUROCHAMBRES broadly supports the approach set out in the VAT Action Plan adopted today by the European Commission and underlines the importance of a single VAT area to completing the single market. The reference to an SME VAT Package is particularly encouraging. Converting this approach into meaningful rules and measures will make or break the approach.

Kepler Cheuvreux and Invivoo join forces to enable electronic bond trading 29 March 2016, 18:03 CET
Electronic trading of corporate bonds remains an activity difficult to access for many asset management players. Invivoo and Kepler Cheuvreux are now ready to offer them a highly cost-effective e-commerce platform, by combining their respective areas of expertise: excellence in credit research, direct access to listed markets and IT development capacity specifically in market finance.

Earth Hour: European citizens unite for climate action as leaders trail behind 17 March 2016, 23:24 CET
As millions of citizens in Europe and beyond call for climate change action around WWF’s Earth Hour this week, their elected leaders are shying away from higher ambition.

SMEs need more supportive conditions for jobs and growth 16 March 2016, 23:18 CET
Today, the European Social Partners met with the European Council and Commission, as well as with the Troika of Head of States at the Tripartite Social Summit, to discuss the refugee crisis, digitalisation and an improved involvement of Social Partners in European Governance. Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, President of UEAPME, focused her intervention at the meeting on how the EU policy can help strengthen the economic recovery and support SMEs.

In public WiFi case, European Court of Justice takes significant step forward for the information society 16 March 2016, 19:18 CET
The European Court of Justice took a significant step forward on 16 March in strengthening the legislative infrastructure that underpins the European information society, according to EuroISPA, the European association of European Internet Services Providers Associations (ISPAs).

Semi-automated trucks will hit European roads in a worldwide exclusive 15 March 2016, 11:34 CET
Early next month, the world’s first cross-border initiative with smart trucks will take place in Europe.

France presents its creative credentials 14 March 2016, 16:13 CET

French industry hits an all-time high at HANNOVER MESSE: French Pavilion showcases at world's largest industrial trade fair include “industry of the future” – 25-29 April 2016 14 March 2016, 15:45 CET
This year, Business France is once again organising the French Pavilion at HANNOVER MESSE, the world's largest industrial trade fair, only with the new addition of a French Pavilion in Hall 8 (which will focus on “Industry 4.0”). French companies specialising in industrial subcontracting, integrated plant, energy, production and processes, will present their products, technology and know-how, all themed around the “industry of the future”, to both German and international visitors at this major annual event, taking place on 25-29 April 2016.

French nappy brand Tidoo launches brand new 100% organic, 100% gentle Care range on stand D49 at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2016 14 March 2016, 15:29 CET
Tidoo, producer of disposable nappies, training pants and organic skincare, will be showcasing its Night&Day and Stand Up ranges on stand D49 at the Natural and Organic Products Europe trade show, taking place at ExCeL London on 17-18 April 2016. The trade show also presents an opportunity for this exciting newcomer to the organic retail sector to launch its brand new Care baby skincare range. Regularly participating in consumer panels and consulting with a vast network of bloggers in France, Tidoo values the input of its consumers and is keen to meet specialist British bloggers and journalists at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2016, a key event in the organic retail calendar.