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Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality 17 May 2018, 21:09 CET
The EU Commission took legal action to improve air quality in Europe Thursday, stepping up its enforcement against 7 EU Member States for breaching EU rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.

EU moves to tighten cooperation with Cuba 16 May 2018, 13:02 CET
The EU-Cuba Joint Council met for the first time Tuesday, discussing implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement which has been provisionally applied since November 2017.

Solid growth forecast for EU economy 03 May 2018, 17:41 CET
Growth in the European economy is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively, according to the EU's Spring Economic Forecast published Thursday.

EU states vote to ban bee-harming pesticides 29 April 2018, 23:29 CET
A committee of EU member states' representatives have backed a proposal for a near-total ban of three bee-killing neonicotinoid insecticides which a scientific review said were harmful to bees.

New EU rules to help companies grow and merge in single market 25 April 2018, 20:36 CET
EU companies should find it easier to merge, divide or move within the single market and to digitalise setting-up and running a business, under new company law rules outlined Wednesday by Brussels.

EU raises recycling targets for circular economy 18 April 2018, 23:40 CET
The European Parliament backed ambitious targets for recycling Wednesday under legislation on waste and the circular economy intended to benefit the environment, climate, and human health.

6 hours for tech firms to hand over key evidence under EU security proposal 18 April 2018, 00:01 CET
Police and judicial authorities would gain easier and faster access to e-evidence such as e-mails or documents under new EU proposals to help them investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.

European consumers offered right to collective redress 12 April 2018, 00:46 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday a European collective redress right as part of a 'New Deal for Consumers' to ensure that all European consumers fully benefit from their rights under Union law.

EUR 2.1 billion funding boost for European startups 10 April 2018, 23:18 CET
The EU Commission and European Investment Fund launched a Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme Tuesday to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies.

Brussels proposes new action against carcinogins at the workplace 05 April 2018, 17:23 CET
The European Commission proposed new measures Thursday to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, as well as other health problems.

Cheap euro transfers to be extended to non-euro states 28 March 2018, 23:35 CET
The European Commission proposed Wednesday to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU, instead of only for transactions between Member States of the eurozone.

EU continues dialogue with Turkey over rule of law 28 March 2018, 11:54 CET
EU leaders conveyed continued concern over the rule of law in Turkey Monday, as Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined them for a wide-ranging discussion on EU-Turkey relations and the way ahead.

EU seeks permanent exemption from U.S. steel tariffs 23 March 2018, 17:31 CET
EU leaders at a summit called on the US Friday to make permanent the temporary exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs, saying they were an "inappropriate remedy" for global problems of overcapacity.

"Highly likely" Russia behind UK attack: EU summit 23 March 2018, 11:53 CET
At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders condemned Russia Thursday for the recent nerve agent attack in Britain, agreeing to coordinate their response "in the light of the answers provided by the Russian authorities".

EU targets tech giants with 'fair' digital tax 21 March 2018, 18:46 CET
New rules to tax tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon in a 'fair and growth-friendly way' would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws for the digital economy, says the EU Commission.

EU, UK agree 'decisive step' towards Brexit 20 March 2018, 18:28 CET
The joint legal text presented Monday by EU and UK Brexit negotiators is a 'decisive step' towards an international agreement for Britain's orderly withdrawal from the EU, said EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs 15 March 2018, 18:29 CET
The European Parliament approved Thursday a harmonised corporate tax system plan to tax digital firms where they earn their profits and to calculate their tax bills according to their online activities.

Brussels proposes to toughen EU visa policy 14 March 2018, 23:34 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday changes to the EU's common visa policy, to deal with security concerns, migration challenges and opportunities offered by technological developments.

Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes 14 March 2018, 00:10 CET
EU Member States reached political agreement Tuesday on new transparency rules for tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market 12 March 2018, 23:29 CET
The EU Commission outlined another step towards the development of its Capital Markets Union Monday by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing barriers to cross-border investments.

Brussels looks to sustainable finance plan to reach climate targets 08 March 2018, 17:59 CET
The Commission unveiled a financial strategy to support EU climate and sustainable development goals Thursday, with extra investments of EUR 180 bn a year needed to achieve 2030 targets agreed in Paris.

US steel move 'threatens thousands of European jobs' 07 March 2018, 23:37 CET
The EU promised a 'firm and proportionate response' to possible US import restrictions for steel and aluminium announced on 1 March, which they said put thousands of European jobs in jeopardy.

EU extends anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel 06 March 2018, 15:42 CET
The European Commission on Tuesday prolonged for another five years the existing anti-dumping measures on Chinese imports of seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel.

Brussels vows to react 'firmly' to Trump steel duties 04 March 2018, 12:38 CET
Any imposition of additional import duties on EU exports of steel and aluminium to the United States, announced by US president Trump, will be met firmly by the EU, says Commission President Juncker.

EU fines car parts, car carrier cartels EUR 546m 21 February 2018, 22:55 CET
The EU Commission fined Wednesday seven car supplying companies - shippers and suppliers of spark plug and braking systems - a total of EUR 546 million for taking part in four different cartels relating to cars.

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