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Eurogroup reports progress on Greece, Cyprus 08 November 2016, 00:40 CET
EU finance ministers heard positive reports on Greece's moves towards economic stability and the recovery of the Cypriot economy at their meeting in Brussels on Monday.

EU signs CETA trade deal with Canada 31 October 2016, 00:05 CET
EU leaders and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met in Brussels Sunday to sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).

EU go-ahead for Canada CETA trade deal 29 October 2016, 00:36 CET
The EU gave the go-ahead Friday to the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA) following resolution of concerns from Belgium's Wallonia region.

MEPs call for limit on trans fats in food 26 October 2016, 23:18 CET
The European Parliament voted Wednesday for mandatory limits on industrially-produced trans fats, which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, infertility, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and obesity.

EU summit ends without Canada trade deal 21 October 2016, 18:39 CET
The signing of the EU's comprehensive trade deal with Canada continued to be held up at an EU summit in Brussels Friday by objections from Belgium's tiny region of Wallonia.

Britain will play a full role till it leaves the EU, says May 21 October 2016, 11:23 CET
Britain's new prime minister Theresa May arrived for her first EU summit Thursday, pledging the UK would play a full role until it leaves the EU, and urging a "united European stance in the face of Russian aggression"

Steel, market access top China-EU talks agenda 20 October 2016, 00:26 CET
The EU and China held their 6th annual EU-China High-level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Brussels Tuesday with steel over-capacity and market access at the top of their agenda.

Stop bombing Aleppo, EU tells Syria and Russia 17 October 2016, 22:49 CET
The EU called on Russia and the Syrian regime to stop bombing Aleppo Monday, and to guarantee an effective ceasefire and avoid further humanitarian catastrophe.

Paris climate deal set to enter into force next month following EU vote 04 October 2016, 20:34 CET
In a ceremony attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the European Parliament has approved and signed the Paris agreement on climate change, paving the way for it to enter into force next month.

EU agrees speedy ratification of Paris climate agreement 01 October 2016, 00:31 CET
In an historic move, EU environment ministers approved Friday ratification of the Paris climate agreement, bringing the global climate deal very close to entering into force.

New EU roaming plan drops time limits 22 September 2016, 00:33 CET
The European Commission agreed at its weekly meeting Wednesday to make a number of changes to the EU plan to end mobile phone roaming charges in 2017 in order to "avoid abuses".

Leaders vow to work for renewal of trust in the EU 16 September 2016, 23:56 CET
EU leaders meeting at an informal 'summit of reflection' following the United Kingdom's 'Brexit' vote vowed to listen to concerns and forge a new, reformed common future for the remaining 27 Member States.

State of the Union: Juncker addresses EU's key challenges 14 September 2016, 20:47 CET
In his 2016 State of the Union address to the European Parliament, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the Union was facing key challenges of populism, unemployment and social injustice.

Go-ahead for largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme in Turkey 08 September 2016, 23:09 CET
The EU announced Thursday the largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme, signing a contract with the World Food Programme to provide EUR 348 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Car emissions tests too vague, 'Dieselgate' enquiry told 31 August 2016, 23:44 CET
EU car emission rules had lacked clarity, said Guenter Verheugen, EU Industry Commissioner from 2004 to 2010, as he appeared before the European Parliament's enquiry committee into the 'Dieselgate' scandal Wednesday.

Spain, Portugal escape EU budget fines 09 August 2016, 19:11 CET
EU Member States agreed Monday to waive fines on Portugal and Spain for failing to take effective action to correct their excessive budget deficits, setting new deadlines for corrective action.

ECB holds off action post-Brexit vote 21 July 2016, 18:32 CET
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, with ECB president Mario Draghi suggesting financial markets had weathered a spike of uncertainty and volatility following the UK's Brexit referendum.

New EU climate proposal to cut emissions in all sectors 20 July 2016, 23:32 CET
The European Commission released a new proposal Wednesday to accelerate transition to low-carbon economy by cutting emissions in transport, agriculture and buildings sectors by 2030.

Post-UK vote uncertainty could hit EU recovery 19 July 2016, 23:23 CET
With markets and exchange rates affected by uncertainty and volatility, the European Commission published Tuesday its first assessment of the economic outlook for the EU after the UK's 23 June referendum.

Baltic energy sector boosted by EUR 263m EU investment 18 July 2016, 12:35 CET
The European Union is to invest EUR 263 million in key European energy infrastructure projects, of which the lion's share will support the building of gas infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region.

Steel, market economy the focus for EU-China summit 13 July 2016, 18:04 CET
The European Union and China concluded a two-day summit in Beijing Wednesday, with candid discussion over Europe's troubled steel industry, market economy status for China and human rights.

Brexit overshadows EU-China meeting 13 July 2016, 00:30 CET
The 18th bilateral summit between the EU and China got under way in Beijing Tuesday, with Brexit overshadowing discussions on political and economic relations as well as global and regional issues.

Brussels sends Canada trade deal to EU states for ratification 06 July 2016, 23:53 CET
The European Commission gave in to political pressure Tuesday and sent the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada to EU governments for signature.

'Rats fleeing a sinking ship' - MEPs denounce Brexit campaigners 06 July 2016, 12:22 CET
Brexit campaigners in the UK referendum came in for strong criticism in a European Parliament debate on last week's summit. However, many MEPs said the people should be listened to and reform was needed.

EU cybersecurity deal could trigger EUR 1.8bn investment 05 July 2016, 19:34 CET
An EU deal to strengthen Europe's cybersecurity sector and provide stronger protection against cyber-attacks could trigger investment of EUR 1.8 billion by 2020, the Commission said on Tuesday.

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