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19 December 2007, 15:31 CET The European Commission on 19 December 2007 proposed legislation to reduce the average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars to 120 grams per kilometre by 2012. T... Proposed EU regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from cars
15 December 2007, 00:31 CET The European Commission, together with 26 participating Member States of the European Union, and JT International (JTI) on 14 December 2007 announced a multi-ye... Contraband and counterfeit cigarettes - guide
13 December 2007, 17:52 CET In 2008, for the first time ever, the largest share of the EU budget - 45% of all EU spending – will go on measures to boost economic growth and greater cohes... EU budget 2008: breakdown
13 December 2007, 13:17 CET The European Union's unfair commercial practices Directive - questions and answers Unfair commercial practices Directive - guide
13 December 2007, 12:44 CET EU directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe - questions and answers Ambient air quality directive - guide
11 December 2007, 02:56 CET The European Union's Lisbon Strategy to modernise Europe was first agreed in 2000 and relaunched in 2005, with a clearer focus on growth and jobs. Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs: guide
11 December 2007, 02:45 CET The European Commission adopted on 10 December 2007 a Communication inviting EU Member States to carry out a general review of their anti-abuse rules in the dir... Direct taxation : EC Communication on the application of anti-abuse measures - guide
06 December 2007, 14:17 CET On the occasion of the second EU-Africa Summit, which takes place on 8-9 December 2007 in Lisbon, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, ... EU trade deficit of EUR 35bn with Africa in 2006
05 December 2007, 18:17 CET The European Commission wants to introduce specific rules for procurement in the defence sector. These rules will be better suited to the specificities of the d... EU defence procurement - guide
05 December 2007, 17:41 CET The European Commission wants to tackle obstacles to cross frontier trade in defence related products within the EU, thereby facilitating cross-border procureme... Cutting red tape in EU defence industry - guide
30 November 2007, 22:39 CET The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament on 30 November 2007 agreed on the proposal to modernise the Single Market legislation for air tran... Single Market air transport legislation
30 November 2007, 22:27 CET AIDS has already claimed the lives of more than 25 million people throughout the world, while an estimated 33.2 million live with HIV – alarming numbers highl... HIV / AIDS in Europe - guide
29 November 2007, 16:52 CET The Portuguese EU Presidency and the European Commission organised a major conference on 29 and 30 November 2007 in Lisbon to discuss the concrete outcomes of E... European social dialogue: benefits for workers and companies
29 November 2007, 16:39 CET Despite technological progress and enhanced competition, more than one in three Europeans are still excluded from fully benefiting from the digital society. Ben... European initiative on an all-inclusive digital society - guide
29 November 2007, 01:17 CET A high level group on digital libraries met European Commission officials in Brussels on 27 November 2007 to discuss progress towards launching the European dig... European Digital Library - guide
29 November 2007, 00:58 CET The European Commission on 28 November 2007 tabled its annual proposal on fishing possibilities and attendant measures for 2008. This proposal takes account of ... European Commission 2008 fishing possibilities - guide
29 November 2007, 01:53 CET The European Commission adopted on 28 November 2008 a proposal for a European Union Directive aiming at modernising and simplifying the complex VAT rules for fi... Modernising VAT rules applied on financial and insurance services - guide
27 November 2007, 16:34 CET The EU is moving closer to achieving its Kyoto Protocol targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases but additional initiatives need to be adopted and imp... Climate change and the EU's response
26 November 2007, 18:41 CET The robust recovery of EU labour markets in 2006 brought an increase in employment of 4 million – the strongest since 2000, according to the 2007 'Employment ... Employment in Europe 2007
26 November 2007, 14:37 CET EU27 trade with China grew by 150% between 2000 and 2006. EU Trade with India up by 80%. EU Trade with India and China