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Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market 12 March 2018, 23:29 CET
The EU Commission outlined another step towards the development of its Capital Markets Union Monday by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing barriers to cross-border investments.

China still tops EU dangerous products report 12 March 2018, 23:32 CET
53 per cent of dangerous consumer goods reported to the EU originate in China, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Vera Jourova said Monday as she presented the 2017 annual report on dangerous goods.

Fintech action plan to boost innovation in financial services 08 March 2018, 23:17 CET
Europe should become a global hub for FinTech innovation, the Commission said Thursday as it unveiled a plan to harness opportunities offered by technology-enabled innovation in financial services.

Brussels looks to sustainable finance plan to reach climate targets 08 March 2018, 17:59 CET
The Commission unveiled a financial strategy to support EU climate and sustainable development goals Thursday, with extra investments of EUR 180 bn a year needed to achieve 2030 targets agreed in Paris.

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court 08 March 2018, 13:10 CET
An airline operating only the first leg of a connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

Structural weakness holding back growth: EU economic reports 08 March 2018, 00:19 CET
The EU Commission published Wednesday its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations.

US steel move 'threatens thousands of European jobs' 07 March 2018, 23:37 CET
The EU promised a 'firm and proportionate response' to possible US import restrictions for steel and aluminium announced on 1 March, which they said put thousands of European jobs in jeopardy.

Brussels proposes upgrade of REACH chemicals law 06 March 2018, 22:40 CET
The European Commission proposed Monday a number of improvements to the implementation of REACH, the EU's chemical regulation, to better protect consumers, workers and the environment.

EU extends anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel 06 March 2018, 15:42 CET
The European Commission on Tuesday prolonged for another five years the existing anti-dumping measures on Chinese imports of seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel.

EC proposes 'de minimis' aid increase for farmers 04 March 2018, 23:57 CET
Brussels is proposing to increase the maximum amount of agricultural state aid that Member States can distribute without prior notification from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, over three years, per farm holding.

EU radio spectrum deal paves way for 5G 06 March 2018, 22:40 CET
The European Parliament, the EU Council and the Commission have reached a provisional political agreement on several important parts regarding the EU's new telecom rules and radio spectrum policy.

Brussels vows to react 'firmly' to Trump steel duties 04 March 2018, 12:38 CET
Any imposition of additional import duties on EU exports of steel and aluminium to the United States, announced by US president Trump, will be met firmly by the EU, says Commission President Juncker.

MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees 01 March 2018, 23:41 CET
The EU needs a long-term strategy to rebuild the bee population, the EU Parliament said Thursday calling for more investment in protecting bee health, fighting honey adulteration and supporting beekeepers.

EU gives tech giants one hour deadline to remove terrorist content 04 March 2018, 12:38 CET
Tech giants Facebook and Google will be given one hour to remove terrorist content from their social media platforms under tighter rules on illegal content online, released Thursday by the EU Commission.

EU draft withdrawal agreement keeps Northern Ireland in Customs Union 01 March 2018, 23:39 CET
The draft withdrawal agreement between the EU and Britain, published Wednesday by the EU Commission, proposes to keep Northern Ireland within the Customs Union, against prime minister Theresa May's wishes.

EU removes geo-blocking barriers to e-commerce 27 February 2018, 18:12 CET
The EU gave the final green light Tuesday to a ban on unjustified geo-blocking, a discriminatory practice that stops online customers buying products from a website based in another member state.

Final go-ahead for EU emissions trading reform 28 February 2018, 15:49 CET
The EU Council formally approved reform of the EU emissions trading system for the period 2021 to 2030 Tuesday, a significant step towards fulfilling EU commitments under the Paris climate agreement.

EU boosts security in Africa's Sahel region 27 February 2018, 18:12 CET
The EU announces extra funding for the G5 Sahel Joint Security Force to support regional security and fight terrorism, and a reinforcement of international coordination of sustainable development efforts.

EU states agree to revise rules for funding political parties 23 February 2018, 00:26 CET
EU ambassadors agreed Wednesday on revised rules for the funding of European political parties and foundations - enabling the Bulgarian presidency to begin negotiations with the European Parliament.

MEPs vote on EU-wide rules for sales of goods 25 February 2018, 17:55 CET
MEPs approved Thursday a single set of rules to ensure consumers buying online or face-to-face in a local shop obtain the remedies they are entitled to if they purchase a faulty product.

Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court 23 February 2018, 00:26 CET
Stand-by time of a firefighter on call at home, who is obliged to respond to calls from an employer within a short period, must be regarded as ‘working time’, the EU's top Court ruled on Thursday.

EU auditors to scrutinise organic food checks 22 February 2018, 13:20 CET
The EU Court of Auditors is set to conduct an audit of checks on Europe's organic food, to look at the control system governing the production, processing, distribution and import of organic products.

Brussels extends cooperation with UEFA 22 February 2018, 00:29 CET
The EU Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) signed a new agreement Wednesday to consolidate and strengthen their cooperation in the period up to the end of 2020.

MEPs look to give consumers more choice and greater energy security 22 February 2018, 00:14 CET
An EU Parliament committee approved Wednesday an energy package offering more competition in the electricity market, better information for consumers and plans to tackle shortages during crises.

EU fines car parts, car carrier cartels EUR 546m 21 February 2018, 22:55 CET
The EU Commission fined Wednesday seven car supplying companies - shippers and suppliers of spark plug and braking systems - a total of EUR 546 million for taking part in four different cartels relating to cars.