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UK referendum: ECB ready for contingencies 23 June 2016, 01:26 CET
The European Central Bank is ready for all contingencies following the UK's EU referendum, ECB President Mario Draghi told MEPs as Britons prepared to vote on whether to remain in the EU.

EU agrees deal to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance 21 June 2016, 22:23 CET
EU Member States agreed far-reaching new rules Tuesday to clamp down on the most common tax avoidance practices used by multinational companies.

Migration issues dominate EU foreign affairs council 21 June 2016, 00:19 CET
EU foreign ministers focused on migration issues Monday, debating the migration challenges of the Sahel region, and extending the EU naval force Operation Sophia to strengthen efforts against human smugglers and traffickers.

EUR 6.7 bn EU funding for transport infrastructure 17 June 2016, 18:12 CET
The EU Commission unveiled Friday a list of 195 transport projects set to receive EUR 6.7 billion of funding under its Connecting Europe Facility - expected to unlock additional public and private co-financing to a combined amount of EUR 9.6 bn.

EU agrees outline deal to curb flow in conflict minerals 16 June 2016, 23:46 CET
The EU agreed Thursday on a framework to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals, following negotiations between the EU Council, Commission and Parliament.

Finally, EU sets out scientific criteria for endocrine disruptors 15 June 2016, 17:14 CET
The European Commission presented Wednesday - two years after they were due - its science-based criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products and biocides.

EU bolsters efforts against radicalisation 14 June 2016, 16:53 CET
The European Commission presented a series of measures Tuesday to support EU Member States in their efforts to prevent and fight radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism.

EU looks to extend flagship investment plan 02 June 2016, 00:08 CET
The European Commission looked Wednesday to extend its flagship Investment Plan for Europe beyond 2018, hailing its achievements in creating jobs and 'getting Europe investing again'.

Tech giants sign up to EU code against online hate 01 June 2016, 12:36 CET
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to an EU code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

G7 leaders push free trade agenda 28 May 2016, 00:24 CET
Leaders of the G7 countries meeting at a summit in Japan reaffirmed their commitment to open and fair global trade and called for swift progress on regional trade agreements, including the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and TTIP.

EU-US 'Privacy Shield' data deal needs improvement, say MEPs 26 May 2016, 17:55 CET
The European Parliament urged the EU Commission Thursday to go on negotiating with the United States over the proposed 'Privacy Shield' protection for EU citizens’ data transferred to the US for commercial purposes.

EU targets geo-blocking to boost e-commerce 25 May 2016, 17:25 CET
Retailers will no longer be able to refuse to sell goods and services to people living in other EU countries under a three-pronged bid to boost e-commerce in Europe, unveiled on Wednesday.

Spain, Portugal under caution over budget deficits 18 May 2016, 23:52 CET
Spain and Portugal were given one more year to correct their excessive deficits after the European Commission published its Spring economic package Wednesday.

EU toughens rules to stop rigging of market benchmarks 18 May 2016, 12:35 CET
The EU adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at restoring trust in interest rate benchmarks and avoiding the kind of manipulation of such instruments seen in the recent Libor and Euribor scandals.

Better protection against cancer-causing chemicals 'could save 100,000 lives' 13 May 2016, 15:46 CET
New EU rules to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace could save 100,000 lives in the next 50 years, says Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.

Greek debt relief moves onto EU agenda 10 May 2016, 00:30 CET
Eurozone finance ministers held 'positive and constructive' talks Monday on the state of play of the first review of Greece's macroeconomic adjustment programme.

Pope Francis receives EU Charlemagne Prize 06 May 2016, 23:11 CET
Pope Francis was awarded the prestigious 2016 Charlemagne Prize at a ceremony held at the Vatican Friday, at which the presidents of the three EU institutions delivered a joint eulogy.

MEPs vote to end manipulation of benchmark interest rates 28 April 2016, 15:58 CET
The European Parliament delivered a boost for financial market stability in the EU Thursday by voting in a new law to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting.

EU puts forward new approach for handling refugees 26 April 2016, 16:36 CET
Self-reliance and dignity are the themes of a new approach set out by the European Commission on Tuesday for refugees and displaced people coming to the EU.

'Historic day for climate action': EU signs Paris climate deal 24 April 2016, 00:23 CET
The EU signed the global Paris climate agreement in a high-level ceremony in New York Friday. The agreement was concluded in December 2015 at the UN climate change conference in Paris.

Commission plans to digitise Europe's industry 19 April 2016, 19:08 CET
The European Commission set out plans Tuesday to help European industry make the most of new digital technologies and to boost investment in the sector.

Sustainable work and healthy ageing for all: EU launches major campaign 17 April 2016, 23:36 CET
A new EU campaign focuses on Europe’s enterprises and the need to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life.

European leaders seek Asian support on debt crisis 05 November 2012, 11:38 CET
European leaders flew to impoverished Laos Monday on a mission to reassure Asia they are finally getting a grip on the eurozone debt crisis during a major summit in the tiny landlocked nation.

Eurozone to launch ESM rescue fund 08 October 2012, 12:12 CET
The eurozone finally gets its 500 billion euro rescue fund on Monday when finance ministers meet amid growing uncertainty over Greece's tortuous debt bailout and whether Spain will need help in turn.

EU set to release more loans to keep Greece afloat 20 June 2011, 00:48 CET
Eurozone finance ministers, gathering in Luxembourg Sunday, were set to release more loans to keep Athens from default in the summer and mull the shape of a second major bailout to appease nervous markets.

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