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25 August 2006, 19:41 CET The European Union is the world’s biggest trader, accounting for 20 per cent of global imports and exports. Free trade among its members underpinned the succe... External Trade in the European Union
25 August 2006, 20:01 CET Companies throughout the European Union are showing growing awareness of the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in business. Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU
25 August 2006, 17:31 CET The proportion of older people in the EU is increasing much faster than the population of younger wage-earning taxpayers, making pensions reform in the EU essen... Pensions in the European Union
25 August 2006, 16:00 CET The EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive applies to the processing of personal data in connection with the provision of public electronic communic... Fighting Spam in the EU
25 August 2006, 15:22 CET Although the European Union is one of the richest parts of the world, there remain striking internal disparities of income and opportunity between its regions. ... Regional Policy in the European Union
25 August 2006, 12:28 CET European Union action in the pharmaceutical products sector is basically composed of two types of measures relating to industrial policy and the smooth operatio... Pharmaceuticals in the EU
25 August 2006, 12:08 CET .eu was put in the root zone of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) in March 2005 which means that, technically speaking; it has been in existence since then.... .eu Internet Domain Name
25 August 2006, 11:56 CET Concerns about personal data collection on the Internet are increasing. Developments in the European Union fo create of a frontier free Internal Market and the ... Data protection in the EU
25 August 2006, 12:49 CET The 2001 EU directive extended copyright protection to the Internet and other new media. EU Copyright Directive
25 August 2006, 11:11 CET The audiovisual sector provides one million jobs in the European Union. It involves big commercial interests and issues of cultural diversity, public service an... Media policies in the EU
25 August 2006, 11:04 CET Primary legislation includes the European Union Treaties as well as other agreements which have similar status. Secondary legislation is based on the Treaties, ... EU Legislative Procedures
24 August 2006, 21:58 CET Decision-making in the European Union involves a number of institutions, in particular the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the E... Decision-making in the European Union
24 August 2006, 20:54 CET In a world where people regularly travel between countries and continents, threats to the health of EU citizens from communicable diseases cannot be quarantined... Public Health in the EU
24 August 2006, 20:52 CET Consumer confidence in the safety of food products has sometimes been shaken in recent years by the cumulative impacts of food-related health crises. Responding... Food Safety in the European Union
24 August 2006, 21:43 CET EU Council Directive 2001/115/EC harmonises, simplifies and modernises invoicing obligations on traders when they sell goods or services that are subject to Val... VAT Invoicing Rules in the EU
24 August 2006, 20:21 CET All public tenders exceeding specific contract values must be published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union. EU Tenders - Public procurement in the European Union
24 August 2006, 20:15 CET Within the EU, governments retain sole responsibility for levels of direct taxation – i.e. tax on personal incomes and company profits. What EU taxation polic... Taxation in the EU
24 August 2006, 19:12 CET The European Union Stability and Growth Pact is the EU's answer to concerns about the continuation of budgetary discipline within Economic and Monetary Union. EU Stability & Growth Pact
24 August 2006, 18:09 CET Euro-zone countries share a common European currency, the euro. They have locked the exchange rates of their national currencies to the euro, and share a single... Euro facts and figures
24 August 2006, 18:09 CET Euro-zone countries share a common European currency, the euro. They have locked the exchange rates of their national currencies to the euro, and share a single... Euro facts and figures