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EU transparency rules target tax avoidance planners 21 June 2017, 22:31 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday tough new transparency rules for intermediaries - tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

Counter-terrorism is EU's highest security priority 20 June 2017, 18:30 CET
Counter-terrorism is the highest security priority for the EU, foreign affairs ministers declared at their Council meeting Monday, as they debated the EU response to the recent attacks in the EU and beyond.

Brexit talks kick off in 'positive and constructive tone' 19 June 2017, 14:26 CET
Brussels and the United Kingdom launched formal talks on Britain's exit from the European Union Monday, with the UK expressing a desire to build "a new, deep and special partnership with the European Union".

MEPs target fake news and illegal online content 15 June 2017, 22:22 CET
Current laws regulating online platforms need to be updated for the digital age, the European Parliament urged Thursday, reflecting increasing public disquiet about fake news and illegal content.

EU Parliament backs new carbon cuts 15 June 2017, 00:57 CET
The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris agreement on climate change following a debate on the announced U.S. withdrawal.

MEPs vote in simpler energy efficiency labels 13 June 2017, 23:34 CET
The EU Parliament gave the green light Tuesday for simpler energy efficiency labels for household appliances, enabling customers to choose products reducing energy consumption and their energy bills.

EU agrees plan for cheaper cross-border parcel delivery 12 June 2017, 00:34 CET
The EU Council agreed its stance Friday on a legislative proposal for cheaper parcel deliveries and convenient return options even to and from peripheral regions in the EU.

Brexit spurs reboot of EU's capital markets union 08 June 2017, 21:00 CET
As Europe faces up to the departure of its biggest financial centre, the European Commission moved Thursday to strengthen its Capital Markets Union project to unlock funding for growth in Europe.

Europe moves to strengthen defence capability 07 June 2017, 22:48 CET
The EU Commission set out a reflection paper Wednesday outlining options to address the growing security and defence threats facing Europe and to enhance Europe's own abilities in defence by 2025.

Social media giants making progress on hate speech, EU reports 01 June 2017, 23:16 CET
A code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, signed by the EU and four major social media platforms a year ago, has delivered some important progress, the EU reported on Thursday.

EU 'mobility package' targets road transport 01 June 2017, 00:59 CET
The Commission laid out plans Wednesday to modernise European mobility and transport, aiming for a transition to clean energy and digitalisation that is 'social fair' as well as remaining competitive.

Brussels proposes EUR 161 bn EU Budget for 2018 31 May 2017, 00:29 CET
The EU Commission proposed Tuesday a draft EU budget for 2018 of EUR 161 billion with a focus on job creation, especially for young people, and a boost to growth and strategic investments.

Dieselgate: EU states agree stricter rules on car emissions 29 May 2017, 23:36 CET
Nearly two years after the VW car emissions scandal, EU Member States came to an agreement Monday to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles.

Values first, Europe tells President Trump 25 May 2017, 23:48 CET
"The greatest task today is to consolidate the free world around Western values, not just interests," EU Council President Tusk told US President Donald Trump when he met European leaders Thursday.

Spring cheer for Portugal as EU issues country recommendations 22 May 2017, 18:33 CET
The European Commission recommended Monday that the EU's Excessive Deficit Procedures be closed for Portugal and Croatia, as it issued its spring package of country-specific recommendations.

EU-ACP defend Paris climate deal despite U.S. uncertainty 18 May 2017, 19:08 CET
The EU and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, urging all partners to do the same.

Brussels relaxes state aid rules for regional airports 17 May 2017, 22:44 CET
The EU Commission approved Wednesday new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and outermost EU regions from prior Commission scrutiny.

Free trade deals cannot be agreed by EU alone: EU Court 16 May 2017, 15:33 CET
The EU Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the approval of national parliaments,when they contain investment dispute systems that supersede national courts, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.

EU raises growth forecast for uneven recovery 11 May 2017, 17:30 CET
The EU Commission raised growth prospects for the European economy in its Spring Forecast Thursday, but warned that in its fifth year of growth, recovery in jobs and investment remained uneven.

EU antitrust investigations to target e-commerce sites 10 May 2017, 15:47 CET
EU competition authorities are looking to target their enforcement of EU antitrust rules at e-commerce markets, following publication of the Commission's final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry.

EU drives new impetus for Europe-Africa partnership 04 May 2017, 18:23 CET
The European Commission and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini set out Thursday the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa.

Quick, painless Brexit talks an illusion: Barnier 03 May 2017, 14:51 CET
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, said Wednesday it was an illusion that Brexit would have no material impact on people's lives or that talks could be concluded quickly and painlessly.

EU 27 united in adopting guidelines for Brexit talks 30 April 2017, 00:00 CET
A special European Council of 27 EU member states showed a united stance Saturday in adopting the guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom.

New cars fall behind EU's fuel efficiency target 20 April 2017, 22:44 CET
The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the EU improved last year but at the smallest annual improvement recorded over the last decade, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency.

EU presents review of EU justice systems 10 April 2017, 17:45 CET
European justice systems received their annual inspection Monday, with the EU's Justice Scoreboard assessing the length of criminal court proceedings relating to money laundering for the first time.

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