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EU announces EUR 1 billion commitments to protect the ocean 14 April 2022, 23:47 CET
The EU at a conference renewed its pledges towards international ocean governance, presenting a list of 44 commitments for the 2020-2022 period for an amount of almost EUR 1 billion.

EU increases supplies of military equipment to Ukraine 14 April 2022, 23:40 CET
The European Union added EUR 500 million to resources under its 'European Peace Facility' to supply military equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, thereby tripling the initial budget to EUR 1.5 billion.

EUR 3.5 bn additional pre-financing for EU states hosting refugees 13 April 2022, 00:20 CET
In order to facilitate the hosting of refugees fleeing Russian aggression in Ukraine, the EU made available Tuesday a further EUR 3.5 bn for EU Member States based on the numbers of refugees arriving from Ukraine.

EU ensures continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland 12 April 2022, 23:55 CET
The EU Council adopted legislation Tuesday to ensure continued long-term supply of medicines from the UK to Northern Ireland and to address outstanding supply concerns in Cyprus, Ireland and Malta.

New EU sanctions hit Russian exports 13 April 2022, 00:20 CET
In light of Russia's brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, and reported atrocities committed by Russian troops, the EU imposed Friday a fifth set of economic and individual sanctions against Russia.

EU to restrict use of harmful Sulfoxaflor pesticide for pollinators 07 April 2022, 23:57 CET
The EU is set to adopt, in the coming weeks, legislation to restrict the use of Sulfoxaflor, a pesticide which can have adverse impacts on wild bees, to indoor use only, the EU Commission announced Thursday.

EU issues call to young Europeans to travel 06 April 2022, 22:55 CET
Young people living in Erasmus+ programme countries can apply for one of 35,000 free travel passes to explore Europe, as the EU Commission opened Thursday its first application round of 2022.

Europe builds preparedness against potential health threats 08 April 2022, 17:39 CET
The EU moved Wednesday to bolster its capacity to respond to public health risks with a decontamination reserve and a new stockpile of equipment tailored to chemical, biological or nuclear emergencies.

EU proposes to extend rules on industrial emissions 05 April 2022, 22:34 CET
The European Commission presented proposals Tuesday to update the Industrial Emissions Directive, to advance progress towards 'a zero-pollution, competitive, climate-neutral economy by 2050'.

Brussels proposes ban on Russian coal in new round of sanctions 05 April 2022, 22:11 CET
As more gruesome pictures emerge from Ukrainian regions vacated by Russian troops, the EU Commission proposed Tuesday new sanctions on Russia's economy, including a ban on imports of Russian coal.

EU extends mobile 'roam like at home' scheme 05 April 2022, 22:38 CET
People will continue to be able to make calls, text and browse the web while in other EU countries at no extra cost following the EU's extension Monday of the 'roam like at home' scheme until 2032.

EU releases EUR 17 bn to help Ukrainian refugees 04 April 2022, 17:23 CET
The EU Council gave the go-ahead Monday for Member States to redirect 2014-2020 cohesion policy funds towards emergency support to people fleeing from Russia's invasion of Ukraine in their territory.

EU fishing quotas updated to reflect UK agreement 31 March 2022, 22:43 CET
The EU Council agreed Thursday to update EU Member States' fishing quotas for 2022 in the Atlantic and North Sea to incorporate the agreement reached with the United Kingdom in December 2021.

EU to clamp down on crypto assets' transfers 04 April 2022, 20:43 CET
Transfers of crypto assets would need to be traced and identified under new rules to prevent their use in money laundering and terrorist financing, a European Parliament committee voted Thursday.

Brussels looks to end fast fashion culture 31 March 2022, 22:46 CET
The Commission set out plans Wednesday to tackle fast fashion, textile waste and the destruction of unsold textiles with a new strategy to make textiles more durable, repairable, reusable and recyclable.

Sustainable products to become the norm, says EU 30 March 2022, 23:05 CET
Goods on the EU market would need to be more environment-friendly, circular, and energy efficient throughout their lifecycle, under proposals announced Wednesday by the European Commission.

Minors exempt from 270-day Covid certificate rules 29 March 2022, 23:30 CET
New rules under the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation adopted Tuesday by the European Commission will exempt minors from the 270-day acceptance period of vaccination certificates.

EU mandate for new UN Convention against cybercrime 29 March 2022, 23:24 CET
The EU obtained a negotiating mandate Tuesday to take part in talks on a new international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.

Brussels activates fisheries crisis support measures 28 March 2022, 23:50 CET
The European Commission decided Monday to activate a new set of crisis measures to support the fishery and aquaculture sectors in the wake of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine.

EU digital deal to limit market power of Big Tech 30 March 2022, 23:06 CET
The EU institutions struck a major deal Thursday night to regulate Big Tech through the Digital Markets Act (DMA) aimed at creating fairer and more competitive digital markets to the benefit of consumers.

EU doubles funds to support Ukrainian armed forces to EUR 1 billion 23 March 2022, 22:54 CET
The EU Council added another EUR 500m Wednesday to its support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend Ukraine's territorial integrity and protect its civilian population against ongoing Russian aggression.

Brussels looks to mitigate high energy prices 23 March 2022, 22:54 CET
The EU Commission set out ideas Wednesday for collective European action to address the root causes of the problem in the gas market and ensure security of supply at reasonable prices for next winter.

EU outlines plans to enhance food security 23 March 2022, 22:56 CET
In the light of the war in Ukraine, the EU Commission presented plans Wednesday to combat rising food prices with actions to enhance global food security and to support farmers and consumers in the EU.

New PEPP European pension plan takes effect 22 March 2022, 22:48 CET
A pan-European personal pension product ('PEPP') Regulation started to apply Tuesday, paving the way for a new voluntary EU-wide scheme for people to save for their retirement.

EU reaches draft agreement on funding of European political parties 23 March 2022, 22:27 CET
EU ministers reached a provisional political agreement Tuesday on a recast of the regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.