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10 July 2008, 14:43 CET The European Commission on 10 July 2008 presented the latest data on EU Member States' progress towards the 2010 goals they have set themselves for their educat... Annual report on education systems in the EU 2008
09 July 2008, 12:46 CET EU Member States have endorsed a European Commission proposal for a regulation reducing standby energy consumption of household and office products. The regulat... Reducing standby electric power consumption - guide
08 July 2008, 18:38 CET The European Commission put forward on 8 July 2008 a package of new "Greening Transport" initiatives to steer transport towards sustainability. First, a strateg... Greening Transport Package - guide
08 July 2008, 18:04 CET The European Commission adopted on 8 July an emergency package of measures to tackle the fuel crisis in the fisheries sector, as announced on 17 June. As forese... EU package to tackle fuel crisis in the fisheries sector - guide
08 July 2008, 16:37 CET The European Parliament voted at second reading in favour of including aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The vote confirms the agreement rea... EP vote on including aviation in EU Emissions Trading System - guide
07 July 2008, 16:49 CET The European Commission has adopted a Regulation, which will come into force in the coming weeks, giving automatic approval for a range of state aid measures an... Regulation automatically approving aid for jobs and growth - guide
07 July 2008, 14:00 CET The European Commission made a proposal on 7 July 2008 to change the VAT Directive 2006/112/EC so as to provide EU Member States with the flexibility to apply r... Communication on VAT reduced rates - guide
04 July 2008, 13:41 CET Value Added Tax, or VAT, in the European Union is a general, broadly based consumption tax assessed on the value added to goods and services. It applies more or... How VAT works in the European Union
03 July 2008, 16:56 CET The Communication "Annual report on the European Globalisation adjustment Fund" contains a quantitative and qualitative report on the activities of the fund in ... Annual report on the European Globalisation adjustment Fund 2007
03 July 2008, 15:13 CET A Green Paper adopted by the European Commission on 3 July 2008 opens the debate on how education policies may better address the challenges posed by immigratio... Migration and Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities for EU education systems - guide
03 July 2008, 15:08 CET Millions of Europeans of Roma origin are subject to persistent discrimination - both at individual and institutional level - and far-reaching social exclusion, ... EU instruments and policies for Roma inclusion - guide
03 July 2008, 15:03 CET The European Union's Interim Agreement (IA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina entered into force on 1 July 2008. The IA effectively creates a free trade area, with pr... EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina Stabilisation and Association Agreement and Interim Agreement - guide
02 July 2008, 16:28 CET Trade relations between the EU and the neighbouring Southern Mediterranean (MED) countries are governed by the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (also referred to ... EU-Mediterranean Trade
02 July 2008, 14:24 CET The Commission on 2 July 2008 adopted a proposal for a directive which provides for protection from discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orienta... Equal treatment beyond the workplace - guide
02 July 2008, 13:10 CET The European Commission has requested Greece, following an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, to recover more than EUR 230 million of illeg... Incompatible aid from Hellenic Shipyards - guide
02 July 2008, 13:04 CET 30 June 2008 was the anniversary of the EU Roaming Regulation, which entered into force on 30 June 2007. Since then, the introduction of the Eurotariff has led ... EU Roaming Regulation - guide
30 June 2008, 22:16 CET The European Commission has introduced a settlement procedure for cartels which will allow the Commission to settle cartel cases through a simplified procedure.... EC settlement procedure for cartels - guide
27 June 2008, 15:48 CET The European Commission will launch the Renewed Social Agenda in Brussels on 2 July 2008. This ambitious package presents a comprehensive answer to rapidly chan... Renewed Social Agenda - guide
26 June 2008, 16:15 CET With the aim of spurring competition among operators and lower phone charges for European consumers, the European Commission on 26 June 2008 started a public co... Mobile phone termination rates - guide
25 June 2008, 21:50 CET European Commission proposal for a Regulation on a Statute for a European Private Company - guide European Private Company - guide