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Europe goes to the polls

Europe goes to the polls

Three days of Europe-wide elections for the European Parliament got under way Thursday with voters in the Netherlands and also, finally, the United Kingdom going to the polls.The count starts Sunday.

EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

EU ministers gave final approval Tuesday to new laws to tackle marine litter coming from single-use plastic products found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics.

Brussels aims for price transparency in food chain

After bans on unfair trading practices and better producer cooperation, the EU Commission made proposals Wednesday for greater transparency in the way prices are reported throughout the food chain.

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Brexit comments

UKComments of business people and politicians on Britain's decision to withdraw from membership of the European Union.
BREXIT

"This time I'm voting" - EuroCommerce supports campaign to mobilise citizens to vote in European elections

"On 9 May 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman issued the declaration which laid the foundations of what, some 70 years later, has grown into today's European Union ... The EU has brought all of us immense benefits, which it is sometimes easy to take for granted" - Christian Verschueren
PRESS

Head of Policy & Regulation, European Geothermal Energy Council

EGEC is looking for a Head of Policy & Regulation, to join its team in Brussels, to start before September 2019.
JOBS

European Electric Vehicle Batteries Summit

Following the success of its inaugural event, the European Electric Vehicle Batteries Summit will be taking place in Berlin, Germany on 18th-19th June 2019.
EVENTS

Caps on international calls

As of 15 May, phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS made from one EU country to another are capped at 19 cents per minute (+VAT) and 6 cents per SMS (+VAT).
GUIDES

Convenient Truths - Mapping climate agendas of right-wing populist parties in Europe

Schaller, Stella and Alexander Carius 2019: Convenient Truths. Mapping climate agendas of right-wing populist parties in Europe. Berlin: adelphiRight-wing and Eurosceptic parties are expected to win more than 150 seats in the European Parliament in the 2019 European elections. This increases the influence of right-wing populists in the European Union and their ability to torpedo climate and energy policy.
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EUbusiness Week no. 848
Protecting our 5G future
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The Week Ahead no. 437
Euro-elections summit - nomination of new heads of EU institutions - EU-US trade relations

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