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04 June 2007, 23:55 CET The European Union participates at the G8 Summit and is represented by the President of the European Commission and the leader of the country that holds the Pre... The G8 Summit - FAQ
04 June 2007, 20:44 CET Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common work-related health problem in Europe, affecting millions of workers. Across the EU27, 25 per cent of worke... The EU and musculoskeletal disorders
01 June 2007, 12:18 CET The new European chemicals legislation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals) entered into force on 1 June 2007, and wit... European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the REACH Regulation - Questions and Answers
31 May 2007, 12:52 CET Statistics just published by the European Commission show a significant increase in the amount of counterfeit and pirated articles seized at the EU's external b... 2006 customs seizures of counterfeit goods – Frequently Asked Questions
30 May 2007, 18:12 CET The European Commission on 30 May 2007 adopted a Communication proposing actions for closer cooperation between Member States in the field of organ donation and... Organ donation and transplantation in the EU: questions & answers
24 May 2007, 13:21 CET The Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General of the European Commission manages the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. This report describes... Better Training for Safer Food annual report
23 May 2007, 00:47 CET The European Commission has adopted the Communication "Towards a general policy on the fight against cyber crime". Specific actions to improve coordination and ... Defining the European Commission's global policy on the fight against cyber crime
22 May 2007, 12:10 CET The majority of European citizens are in favour of smoke-free policies, according to the results of a new Eurobarometer on Tobacco presented by the European Com... Tobacco control in the EU: questions & answers
16 May 2007, 13:39 CET Proposed on 15 May 2007 by the European Commission, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) seeks to overcome research bottlenecks in the drug development pro... Faster access to better medicines: the Innovative Medicines Initiative
16 May 2007, 13:43 CET The European Commission on 16 May 2007 presented a proposal for an EU Directive to tackle the pull factor for illegal immigrants created by employers providing ... Sanctions against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals
10 May 2007, 17:09 CET On 10 May 2007, the European Commission adopted a Communication entitled "A European agenda for culture in a globalizing world". Whilst the Communication is not... Culture & the European Union - Frequently asked questions
10 May 2007, 16:26 CET The new "Europe for Citizens" programme, in force since January 2007, gives EU citizens the opportunity to interact in initiatives and projects with a European ... "Europe for Citizens" – Frequently asked questions
07 May 2007, 22:37 CET INTI is a European Union funding programme for preparatory actions promoting the integration in the EU member states of people who are not citizens of the EU. I... INTI - Integration of third country nationals
02 May 2007, 22:41 CET The use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) can help to design information and communication systems and services in a way that minimises the collection an... Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
02 May 2007, 22:36 CET Taxpayers' money is used by the European Union to fund activities that all Member States and parliaments have agreed upon in the Treaties. A small amount – ar... European Union Budget at a glance
24 April 2007, 16:48 CET The aim of the PSD is to ensure that payments within the EU – in particular credit transfer, direct debit and card payments – become as easy, efficient, and... Payment Services Directive: Frequently Asked Questions
23 April 2007, 16:53 CET The joint 'Diabolo' customs operation was a maritime operation that focused on containers shipped from Asian ports of loading to EU ports of discharge. The oper... International customs operation Diabolo
19 April 2007, 12:49 CET On 18 April 2007, the European Commission adopted the Communication 'Global Europe: A Stronger Partnership' to deliver Market Access for European exporters. Thi... Market Access Partnerships - questions and answers
19 April 2007, 12:46 CET If a product on the European market causes a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers, action can be taken at three different levels to eliminate the ... Unsafe products in the EU - overview
12 April 2007, 23:58 CET Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road t... Driving time and rest periods - Regulation (EC) 561/2006