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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
11 April 2007, 19:37 CET This April 2007, Europe's internet domain .eu celebrates its first year of being open to the public. Over 2.5 million domain names have been registered. This en... .eu one year on - questions & answers
29 March 2007, 15:22 CET Overview of new financial rules and funding opportunities 2007-2013. EU financial rules 2007-2013
28 March 2007, 15:17 CET The EU is looking to reduce unwanted catches and eliminate discards in European fisheries. Discarding is the practice of dumping overboard unwanted fish or othe... Eliminating discards in EU fisheries: Questions and Answers
13 March 2007, 19:11 CET The new proposal is based on the fact that existing tax differentials on diesel used by trucks ("commercial gas oil") create distortions of competition within t... EU excise duties on commercial diesel – Frequently Asked Questions
13 March 2007, 18:50 CET Commissioner Meglena Kuneva on 13 March set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the European Union's Single... Questions and answers on EU Consumer Policy strategy 2007-2013
14 December 2006, 14:46 CET The European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF) is a new instrument which will provide personalised support to workers who have been made redundant as a result... European Globalisation adjustment Fund (EGF)
14 December 2006, 13:28 CET Questions and Answers on the European Union's new Chemicals policy, REACH REACH EU chemicals policy - Q&A
27 October 2006, 12:30 CET RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic e... Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive