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Boost for SME access to EU finance markets 25 May 2018, 10:23 CET
The European Commission proposed new rules Thursday to give small and medium enterprises (SMEs) easier and cheaper access to financing through public markets to help them expand.

Free EU rail pass for 18-year-olds 24 May 2018, 23:59 CET
DiscoverEU, a pilot project enabling 15,000 young people to travel free around Europe by train this summer, is to be rolled out by the EU Commission, acting on a European Parliament proposal.

Brussels looks to boost EU market for sustainable finance 25 May 2018, 00:01 CET
The Commission put forward a new set of proposals on sustainable finance Thursday, hoping more sustainable investments from the EU financial sector can lead the way to a greener economy.

No fine for Gazprom as EU settles antitrust dispute 24 May 2018, 22:44 CET
The EU Commission settled its antitrust dispute with Russia's Gazprom Thursday, imposing conditions on the state-controlled energy giant to enable free flow of gas 'at competitive prices' in east European gas markets.

Highest support for the EU in 35 years: poll 24 May 2018, 18:16 CET
Two thirds of Europeans believe their country has benefited from being a member of the EU, according to a survey - up three percentage points since the autumn. and the highest percentage since 1983.

EU set for new rules for organic farming 25 May 2018, 10:40 CET
The EU Council adopted new EU rules on organic production and the labelling of organic products Wednesday, with a view to encouraging and simplifying sustainable development of organic production in the EU.

EU adopts new car type-approval and emissions testing system 24 May 2018, 15:49 CET
The EU adopted Wednesday a regulation to reform the type-approval and market surveillance system for motor vehicles in the EU, modernising the current system and improving control tests on car emissions.

France moves off EU's deficit list, Romania and Hungary warned 23 May 2018, 23:32 CET
The EU Commission recommended Wednesday that the excessive deficit procedure be closed for France, and warned Hungary and Romania of the need to act early to correct deviations from their fiscal targets.

Waste and recycling targets pave way for EU's circular economy 23 May 2018, 23:33 CET
European ministers adopted Tuesday a new waste package which sets out new rules for waste management and establishes legally binding targets for recycling, as part of a wider EU circular economy policy.

EU ministers give green light to trade talks with Australia and New Zealand 23 May 2018, 23:33 CET
EU trade ministers authorised the opening of talks for free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand Tuesday, which the Commission says could benefit Europe to the tune of EUR 5 billion.

Increase in EU spending on education in emergencies 25 May 2018, 10:42 CET
The EU Commission adopted Friday a new policy framework to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019.

Telecoms sites misleading customers, EU sweep shows 23 May 2018, 00:01 CET
Sites offering telecoms services could be infringing EU consumer law, according to results of an EU-wide screening of websites offering fixed/mobile phone, internet, audio and video streaming services.

Summit reinforces EU links with Western Balkans 17 May 2018, 23:20 CET
A summit between leaders of the Western Balkans and the EU ended Thursday confirming the region's 'European perspective' and a strengthening of cooperation in connectivity, security and the rule of law.

Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality 17 May 2018, 21:09 CET
The EU Commission took legal action to improve air quality in Europe Thursday, stepping up its enforcement against 7 EU Member States for breaching EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

EU outlines agenda for safe, clean, connected transport 17 May 2018, 21:09 CET
The EU Commission outlined a package of measures to modernise Europe's transport system Thursday, with a goal of safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions.

Court upholds EU ban on bee-harming pesticides 17 May 2018, 21:17 CET
The Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, the EU's General Court ruled on Thursday.

EU will comply with WTO decision on Airbus state aid 17 May 2018, 13:55 CET
The EU says it will take 'swift action' to ensure it is fully in line with the World Trade Organisation's final decision Tuesday in a dispute brought by the United States concerning state aid for Airbus.

EU moves to tighten cooperation with Cuba 16 May 2018, 13:02 CET
The EU-Cuba Joint Council met for the first time Tuesday, discussing implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement which has been provisionally applied since November 2017.

First EU funding call for free wireless internet hotspots 14 May 2018, 18:27 CET
Municipalities can start applying on Tuesday for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces, under the first call for applications for the WiFi4EU programme which opens tomorrow.

EU adopts amended money laundering, terrorist financing rules 16 May 2018, 00:24 CET
The EU Council adopted Monday a directive strengthening EU rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing - part of an action plan launched after a spate of terrorist attacks in Europe in 2016.

EU mulls upgrade to rules on machinery safety, product liability 08 May 2018, 15:57 CET
With a view to ensuring that legislation keeps up with emerging digital technologies and innovative products, the Commission published evaluation reports Monday on EU machinery safety and product liability rules.

MEPs call for global ban on animal testing of cosmetics 08 May 2018, 15:58 CET
The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, MEPs urged Thursday. The sale of all animal-tested cosmetics has been banned within the EU since 2013.

EU mulls tougher action against online illegal content 03 May 2018, 22:21 CET
The European Commission launched a public consultation on illegal online content Wednesday, following up on its Recommendation in March to step up the battle against all forms of illegal content.

Solid growth forecast for EU economy 03 May 2018, 17:41 CET
Growth in the European economy is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively, according to the EU's Spring Economic Forecast published Thursday.

Brussels raises EU's long-term budget to plug Brexit gap 03 May 2018, 17:42 CET
The EU Commission set out proposals for a 'pragmatic, modern, long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period' Wednesday, raising funding for security and defence and acknowledging the budget gap left by Brexit.