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28 September 2017, 22:13 CET EU Member States lost EUR 152 billion in 2015, according to a European Commission report, which the EU executive says shows there is urgent need for VAT reform.... VAT Gap questions & answers
26 September 2017, 22:22 CET The European Commission has entered into further discussions with trade unions and employers' organisations at EU level on how to modernise the rules on employm... Updating EU rules on employment contracts
24 September 2017, 23:21 CET The European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance on 23 September 2017. EU - US Agreement on insurance and reinsurance
21 September 2017, 22:13 CET Eurostat has published a guidance note on the accounting consequences for governments of energy performance contracts. Recording energy performance contracts in national accounts - Eurostat guidance
21 September 2017, 21:58 CET To unlock the full economic potential of EU border regions, home to 150 million citizens, the European Commission has launched the "Border Focal Point". It prov... Border Focal Point - forum of experts to overcome cross border obstacles
21 September 2017, 20:28 CET The European Union and the United Nations have launched a new partnership to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, backed by an initial dedic... EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls
14 September 2017, 19:04 CET SMEs in Britain are increasingly concerned over their ability to gain funding in the run up to Brexit, a recent survey has revealed. The study, commissioned by ... British SMEs face uncertain funding future
14 September 2017, 15:29 CET A new system for resolving disputes between foreign investors and states in a fair and efficient way. A Multilateral Investment Court
31 August 2017, 17:00 CET From 1 September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well a... New mandatory car emissions tests
10 August 2017, 23:06 CET Launched nearly four decades ago, in 1979, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is primarily an IT tool designed to swiftly exchange information bet... Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF)
20 July 2017, 23:46 CET A new Diversity and Inclusion Charter and fresh action to reach at least 40 per cent women in management by 2019 are two key features of the Commission's new hu... EU Commission's new Diversity and Inclusion Charter
13 July 2017, 14:12 CET In addition to key decisions set out in Part 1, the European Commission decided on 13 July 2017 to send letters of formal notice for the following types of EU l... July 2017 infringements package - Part 2: other letters of formal notice
13 July 2017, 14:09 CET In its July 2017 monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against EU Member States for failing to comply with... July 2017 infringements package: key decisions - Part 1
13 July 2017, 14:05 CET The 2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy on 12 July 2017 discussed concrete avenues to strengthen regional cooperation and thus further advance the EU ... Western Balkans: Regional Economic Area
12 July 2017, 15:34 CET The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. What has happened since then on the EU side? State of play of Article 50 talks
07 July 2017, 00:25 CET EU Member States representatives voted on 4 July in favour of the European Commission's proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the ... Endocrine disruptors
06 July 2017, 22:31 CET Today's Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2016. The online Single Market Scoreb... Member States compliance with EU law - 2016 report
04 July 2017, 16:54 CET EESSI is an IT system that helps social security institutions across to EU exchange information more rapidly and securely, as required by the EU rules on social... Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
03 July 2017, 16:55 CET The motto of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is 'Unity through balance'. "We believe that Europe has plenty of common ground to com... Priorities of the Estonian presidency of the European Council
29 June 2017, 18:06 CET The European Commission launched on 29 June a new pan-European personal pensions label to help consumers save for retirement. Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)