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10 July 2007, 18:31 CET The European Commission on 10 July 2007 proposed a ground-breaking revision of EU insurance law designed to improve consumer protection, modernise supervision, ... Solvency II guide
10 July 2007, 10:58 CET The European Commission on 9 July 2007 launched an information initiative to alert consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which will be phased in from su... Sunscreen products: EU guide
05 July 2007, 18:56 CET The European Commission has launched a political debate on how to simplify current EU legislation on reduced VAT rates. In a Communication adopted on 5 July 200... EC Communication on VAT reduced rates – Frequently Asked Questions
04 July 2007, 18:02 CET The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the competi... EU reform of the wine market
04 July 2007, 11:48 CET European Commission fine of EUR 151 million against Spanish telecom group Telefonica. Commission anti-trust decision against Telefonica - frequently asked questions
29 June 2007, 22:38 CET Four days after the full opening of the EU energy markets on 1 July 2007, the European Commission launched a process that will eventually lead to the adoption o... European Energy Consumers' Charter: Q&A on the opening of the EU energy markets
29 June 2007, 13:39 CET The European Union has adopted a Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States. The decision simplifies a... European Arrest Warrant
28 June 2007, 15:29 CET On 28 June 2007, in Potsdam, Germany, a high-level event to mark the official 50th birthday of the European Social Fund (ESF) brought together EU Ministers and ... 50 years of the European Social Fund
28 June 2007, 16:12 CET After the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Department of the Treasury ("U.S. Treasury") developed the "Terrorist Finance Tracking Progra... The SWIFT case and the American Terrorist Finance Tracking Program
28 June 2007, 12:24 CET Questions and Answers about the EU Regulation on Health and Nutrition Claims. Health and Nutrition Claims: Questions and Answers
27 June 2007, 20:02 CET The European Commission on 27 June sent formal requests to 14 EU Member States to fully implement EU rules banning discrimination on the grounds of race or ethn... EU Race Equality Directive
27 June 2007, 18:08 CET Romania successfully joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. To address the limited number of areas where further work will be necessary, the European Unio... Key findings of the progress report on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism with Romania
27 June 2007, 18:08 CET Bulgaria successfully joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. To address the limited number of areas where further work will be necessary, the European Uni... Key findings of the progress report on the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism with Bulgaria
27 June 2007, 12:03 CET The European Commission on 27 June 2007 prohibited, on the basis of the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed takeover by Ryanair of Aer Lingus. It says the acquis... European Commission prohibition of Ryanair's proposed acquisition of Aer Lingus – frequently asked questions
25 June 2007, 18:44 CET The European Union (EU) Regulation on international mobile roaming comes into force in the 27 EU Member States at the end of this week, meaning that consumers w... International Mobile Roaming : how will new 'Eurotariffs' reduce cost of using a mobile phone in the European Union?
25 June 2007, 19:33 CET The EGF aims to help workers made redundant as a result of changing global trade patterns to find another job as quickly as possible. The fund was launched by t... European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
22 June 2007, 20:02 CET Flexicurity is a new way of looking at flexibility and security on the labour market. Flexicurity - the response to globalisation and demographics by combining flexibility and security
14 June 2007, 01:08 CET The European Commission on 13 June 2007 presented its assessment of national measures applied by Member States in the context of supervising the posting of work... Communication on the Posting of Workers in the framework of the provision of services
13 June 2007, 15:15 CET The European Commission on 13 June 2007 adopted a Communication paving the way for greater efficiency and coherence in delivering humanitarian aid. The Commissi... EU Humanitarian Aid: Frequently asked questions
13 June 2007, 14:04 CET As the number of countries running excessive budgetary deficits diminishes, the European Commission believes it is of the utmost importance that national govern... Stabilisation and Association Agreements : frequently asked questions