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05 October 2017, 22:59 CET The EU's latest report on the employment and social situation in the EU shows record high employment rates and signs of improvement for youth employment. Record high employment rates in EU: review
05 October 2017, 22:10 CET The European Commission adopted on 5 October 2017 a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. Initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe
05 October 2017, 00:06 CET The European Commission launched plans on 4 October 2017 for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century. VAT reform in the EU
04 October 2017, 23:55 CET In its October 2017 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply w... October 2017 infringements package: key decisions
04 October 2017, 22:34 CET The European Commission concluded on 4 October 2017 that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU Stat... Amazon's tax structure in Europe
04 October 2017, 14:22 CET To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the European Commission has put forward an initiative to... Public procurement initiative
02 October 2017, 16:57 CET European Commission publishes assessment of Member State offers to host European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency after Brexit European Banking Authority and European Medicines Agency after Brexit - Commission assessment of country offers
29 September 2017, 17:35 CET The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the European Union, is to be scrapped on 30 September 2017, after nearly 50 years... End of sugar production quotas in the EU
28 September 2017, 22:50 CET The EU's External Investment Plan will support more inclusive and sustainable development in Africa and the European Neighbourhood. It will boost public and pri... European External Investment Plan
28 September 2017, 22:38 CET The European Commission announced on 28 September 2017 that it is updating the European rules on rail passenger rights to better protect train travellers in cas... Modernisation of European rail passenger rights
28 September 2017, 22:13 CET EU Member States lost EUR 152 billion in 2015, according to a European Commission report, which the EU executive says shows there is urgent need for VAT reform.... VAT Gap questions & answers
26 September 2017, 22:22 CET The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employm... Updating EU rules on employment contracts
24 September 2017, 23:21 CET The European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance on 23 September 2017. EU - US Agreement on insurance and reinsurance
21 September 2017, 22:13 CET Eurostat has published a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts. Recording energy performance contracts in national accounts - Eurostat guidance
21 September 2017, 21:58 CET To unlock the full economic potential of EU border regions, home to 150 million citizens, the European Commission has launched the "Border Focal Point". It prov... Border Focal Point - forum of experts to overcome cross border obstacles
21 September 2017, 20:28 CET The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedic... EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
14 September 2017, 19:04 CET SMEs in Britain are increasingly concerned over their ability to gain funding in the run up to Brexit, a recent survey has revealed. The study, commissioned by ... British SMEs face uncertain funding future
14 September 2017, 15:29 CET A new system for resolving disputes between foreign investors and states in a fair and efficient way. A Multilateral Investment Court
31 August 2017, 17:00 CET From 1 September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well a... New mandatory car emissions tests
10 August 2017, 23:06 CET Launched nearly four decades ago, in 1979, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is primarily an IT tool designed to swiftly exchange information bet... Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF)