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31 January 2008, 17:21 CET The European Commission on 31 January 2008 launched the "Consumer Market Watch" process which investigates how markets in various sectors of the economy perform... EU Consumer MarketWatch - guide
31 January 2008, 17:13 CET The European Commission's new round of infringement proceedings under the EU telecoms rules: What are the issues? Infringement proceedings under EU telecoms rules - guide
31 January 2008, 18:02 CET The European Commission on 31 January 2008 sent reasoned opinions to 11 EU Member States to fully implement EU rules prohibiting discrimination in employment an... Employment Equality Directive - guide
30 January 2008, 16:45 CET The European Commission has imposed a fine of € 38 000 000 on E.ON Energie AG (“E.ON”) for the breach of a Commission seal in E.ON’s premises during an ... Commission fine on E.ON for breach of seal during inspection - guide
30 January 2008, 16:17 CET The European Commission adopted on 30 January 2008 a proposal to make food labels clearer and more relevant to the needs of EU consumers. The aim of the draft R... Food Labelling - guide
28 January 2008, 21:13 CET SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area, went live on 28 January 2008 and European banks formally launched the first SEPA payment instrument for credit transfers. T... Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) - guide
23 January 2008, 13:47 CET The European Commission on 23 January 2008 agreed a package of proposals to fight climate change and promote renewable energy. This guide concerns a proposal re... Commission proposal for effort sharing on greenhouse gas emissions - guide
23 January 2008, 13:47 CET This is the European Commission's first assessment of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP) of EU Member States. Memo on the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Package
23 January 2008, 13:46 CET The European Commission on 23 January 2008 agreed a far-reaching package of proposals that will deliver the European Council's commitments to fight climate chan... EC proposal for a directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide - guide
23 January 2008, 13:46 CET The European Commission's 23 January 2008 package of proposals to fight climate change and promote renewable energy includes a a proposal amending the EU Emissi... Commission proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System
23 January 2008, 01:34 CET Supplementary pension schemes continue to pose obstacles to mobility for workers across Europe according to two new independent studies, presented by the Europe... Supplementary pension schemes and mobility in Europe: studies
16 January 2008, 17:23 CET Consumers across Europe look set to be able to make better informed choices when they take out consumer credit loans - paying for holidays, weddings or a new ca... Consumer Credit Directive - guide
14 January 2008, 13:28 CET The European Commission on 14 January 2008 adopted a proposal to revise the Novel Foods Regulation with a view to improving the access of new and innovative foo... Safe Novel Foods in the EU
11 January 2008, 15:51 CET The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on 11 January 2008 signed a Cooperation Agreement establishing the Loan Guarantee Instrument for ... Loan Guarantee Instrument for Trans-European Transport Network Projects - background
11 January 2008, 15:31 CET The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) have been working to put in place new Economic Partnership Agreements by the start of 2008. These ... Economic Partnership Agreements - update
24 December 2007, 00:32 CET The European Commission on 21 December 2007 adopted new legislation on industrial emissions to strengthen the provisions already in force and reduce industrial ... EC proposal for revision of industrial emissions legislation in the EU - guide
24 December 2007, 00:24 CET Background information on the euro and the euro area, or eurozone. The euro and the eurozone - guide
21 December 2007, 00:49 CET On 14th June 1985, the Governments of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed an agreement at Schengen, a small town in Luxembourg, with... Schengen enlargement : background
20 December 2007, 00:44 CET The European Commission on 19 December 2007 decided that MasterCard's multilateral interchange fees (MIF) for cross-border payment card transactions with Master... EC prohibits MasterCard's intra-EEA Multilateral Interchange Fees - guide
19 December 2007, 23:22 CET European Union agriculture ministers on 19 December 2007 agreed reform of the Common Market Organisation (CMO) for wine. The changes are aimed at bringing balan... Revised Common Market Organisation for wine: main points