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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.

Employment in EU better than expected in 2017 12 February 2018, 17:47 CET
Backed by robust economic growth, employment in the EU continued to rise more strongly than expected in the third quarter of 2017, while unemployment figures declined further according to new figures.

MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency, denounce arrests 08 February 2018, 18:30 CET
MEPs denounced Thursday the arrests by the Turkish government as it attempts to censor criticism over its military assault of Afrin, and expressed serious concern about its humanitarian consequences.

EU enlargement door opens for Western Balkans 06 February 2018, 18:14 CET
The EU Commission set out a new strategy for the Western Balkans Tuesday, spelling out priorities and areas for closer cooperation, and areas for reform with a view to 'a credible enlargement perspective'.

EU states endorse deal on energy efficient buildings 31 January 2018, 22:59 CET
EU states confirmed Wednesday a political agreement on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings, to improve energy efficiency in buildings and encourage building renovation.

EU27 agree negotiating stance on Brexit transition 29 January 2018, 23:07 CET
EU27 ministers adopted a new set of Brexit negotiating directives Monday, detailing their position on a transition period after Brexit, and allowing the EU Commission to start talks with the UK on the issue.

EU offers Iraq support towards more stable future 09 January 2018, 23:20 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the European Commission proposed Monday a strategy for Iraq to address the challenges the country faces following the territorial defeat of Da'esh.

EU moves to protect worker conditions 24 December 2017, 12:56 CET
With a renewed focus on social rights, the European Commission adopted on 22 December a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU.

European forests to help tackle climate change 14 December 2017, 23:59 CET
The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement Thursday on plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost absorption from forests as a way to tackle climate change.

Europe's flagship investment plan extended to 2020 13 December 2017, 23:03 CET
The EU Council agreed Tuesday to extend the Fund for Strategic Investment, a flagship initiative under the 'investment plan for Europe', to 2020, with a target of half a trillion euros of additional investments.

EU unveils 'climate-smart investments' worth EUR 9bn 12 December 2017, 16:59 CET
The EU's Climate Action Commissioner announced some EUR 9 bn-worth of climate-focused investments Tuesday, for areas such as sustainable cities, sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture.

EU publishes blacklist of 17 tax havens 05 December 2017, 18:19 CET
European finance ministers published Tuesday the EU's first-ever list of tax havens, or non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, with 17 countries having failed to meet agreed tax good governance standards.

Summit strengthens EU-Africa cooperation 30 November 2017, 22:54 CET
European and African leaders set out their commitment at the close of an EU-Africa summit Thursday to invest in youth for a sustainable future, prioritising investment, education, security and migration.

EU farm reform offers stronger role for Member States 29 November 2017, 17:56 CET
EU Member States will have a stronger role in deciding how to allocate EU public subsidies to farmers under proposals for more sustainable farming put forward by the EU Commission Wednesday.

Europe's smaller businesses back to pre-crisis employment levels 23 November 2017, 22:59 CET
Employment levels and value added in Europe's smaller businesses rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, exceeding 2008 levels for the first time since the financial crisis, an EU report showed Thursday.

EU imposes fines of EUR 34m on seatbelt, airbag cartel 22 November 2017, 18:36 CET
The EU Commission imposed fines of EUR 34 million Wednesday on five car safety equipment suppliers to Japanese car manufacturers in the European Economic Area for breaching EU antitrust rules.

EU states endorse new rules for organic farming 22 November 2017, 00:01 CET
EU Member States representatives endorsed Monday a deal to overhaul existing rules on organic production and labelling of organic products, provisionally agreed with the European Parliament in June.

Negotiators agree EU Budget for 2018 20 November 2017, 23:23 CET
The EU institutions reached provisional agreement in the early hours of Saturday on the 2018 EU budget, with boosts for research, fighting youth unemployment and education, but cuts to funding for Turkey.

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET
Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

EU Parliament gives green light to new anti-dumping rules 15 November 2017, 18:19 CET
New EU rules will require trade partners outside the EU to meet international social and environmental standards, following a vote by Euro-MPs Wednesday to fight dumped and subsidised imports.

EU sets out new 2030 targets for clean cars 08 November 2017, 17:08 CET
The European Commission proposed new targets for EU fleet-wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

Brussels presents sustainable fishing plan for 2018 07 November 2017, 18:14 CET
The European Commission presented Tuesday its proposal for next year's fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea, which EU Member States are due to agree at the December Fisheries Council.

Landmark EU-Cuba agreement enters into force 01 November 2017, 23:01 CET
Provisional application of the European Union's first ever agreement with Cuba, which began 1 November, covers political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well as trade cooperation.

EUR 30bn earmarked for EU research projects 2018-2020 29 October 2017, 23:52 CET
The EU announced its work programme for research and innovation funding over the period 2018-2020 Friday, with EUR 30 billion earmarked for supporting scientific excellence under Horizon 2020.

Go-ahead for new entry/exit system for EU borders 25 October 2017, 23:02 CET
The European Parliament gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a common electronic entry/exit system to register entry and exit data of non-EU nationals crossing the external borders of EU Member States.

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