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No breakthrough on Brexit at EU summit 20 October 2017, 17:37 CET
Despite an appeal by the British prime minister, a breakthrough on the Brexit talks was not forthcoming on the second day of an EU summit that focused on migration, digital Europe, defence, and external relations.

Migration and Iran head EU summit agenda 19 October 2017, 18:05 CET
On the agenda of EU leaders meeting at a summit on Thursday will be migration, the digital single market, defence and security, relations with Iran, Turkey and North Korea, and the state of the Brexit talks.

EU bolsters defences against terrorism 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET
A package of anti-terrorism measures announced Wednesday will help address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terrorist attacks and make a real difference in enhancing security, says the EU Commission.

Brexit talks at an impasse, says EU's Barnier 12 October 2017, 18:00 CET
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator called for trust and respect from the United Kingdom Thursday, as he confirmed he could not recommend a start on discussions on future relations to next week's EU summit.

MEPs back law for more energy-efficient buildings 11 October 2017, 15:45 CET
MEPs in committee gave their backing Wednesday to a revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aiming to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050.

EU, India promise renewed effort on trade talks 06 October 2017, 22:37 CET
The EU and India agreed Friday to intensify efforts towards a Free Trade Agreement at a summit in New Delhi marking 55 years of diplomatic relations between the world's two largest democracies.

EU boost for long-term apprenticeships in Europe 05 October 2017, 22:49 CET
The EU Commission adopted Thursday a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships, with a view to increasing the employability and personal development of apprentices.

MEPs, Council agree provisional deal on anti-dumping 05 October 2017, 18:40 CET
MEPs and the EU Council have struck an informal deal on measures to strengthen the EU's capacity to protect its producers against unfair trade practices such as dumping and subsidised imports.

EU VAT reform to crack down on fraud 05 October 2017, 15:49 CET
The EU Commission set out plans Wednesday for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century, hoping to crack down on an estimated EUR 50 billion in tax revenue lost to cross-border VAT fraud.

Amazon has to repay EUR 250m in tax benefits, says EU 04 October 2017, 22:58 CET
Luxembourg has to recover some EUR 250m of tax benefits granted to Amazon, the EU ruled Wednesday, deemed illegal under EU rules, which allowed the firm to pay markedly less tax than other companies.

Not enough progress on Brexit: EU Parliament 03 October 2017, 20:37 CET
There was not enough progress on withdrawal terms, particularly on citizen's rights, to start talks on the United Kingdom's future relationship with the EU, the European Parliament said on Tuesday.

EU to tighten supervision of financial sector after Brexit 21 September 2017, 00:24 CET
The EU Commission proposed reforms Wednesday to tighten the EU's supervisory architecture for the financial sector, paving the way for further financial integration after Brexit.

Brussels unveils its new 'progressive trade policy' 14 September 2017, 17:45 CET
Following yesterday's State of the Union speech, the EU Commission unveiled Thursday a package of trade and investment proposals including to open talks for trade deals with Australia and New Zealand.

Britain will regret leaving the European Union: Juncker 13 September 2017, 17:58 CET
Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019 would be "a very sad and tragic moment in our history", said EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, and they will regret it.

Brexit: EU sets out guiding principles for talks on Ireland 07 September 2017, 23:30 CET
The EU's chief negotiator voiced concern Thursday over the UK's stance on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the Commission set out its principles for the political dialogue in the Brexit negotiations.

Energy-gobbling vacuum cleaners outlawed by EU 01 September 2017, 18:40 CET
Vacuum cleaners sold in Europe are to be more cost- and energy-efficient, as a result of EU rules which outlaw new vacuum cleaners using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels.

Start negotiating seriously, EU tells United Kingdom 29 August 2017, 00:26 CET
The European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier told the United Kingdom Monday that it needed to start "negotiating seriously" if progress was to be made on British withdrawal from the EU.

Insurance products in EU set for new disclosure rules 14 August 2017, 13:53 CET
The European Commission laid down new rules Friday for an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID), which will have to accompany all non-life insurance policies in Europe from 2018.

EU tightens pressure on Poland over rule of law 26 July 2017, 18:42 CET
The European Commission substantiated its grave concerns on a planned reform of the judiciary in Poland Wednesday in a Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities.

41 million fake goods seized at EU borders, China main source 20 July 2017, 18:41 CET
Customs authorities detained more than 41 million fake and counterfeit products valued at over EUR 670 million at the EU's external borders in 2016, according to figures released Thursday.

Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU 19 July 2017, 18:06 CET
The European Union outlined plans Wednesday to counter the growing threat to its security in the form of 'hybrid' threats, such as monitoring and countering illegal online content and propaganda.

Tusk cements EU-Ukraine partnership, urges unity 13 July 2017, 21:56 CET
The EU cemented its partnership with Ukraine at a summit Thursday, as Council president Donald Tusk urged the country to keep 'your unity at any cost, and avoid like the plague internal conflicts.'

Experts propose simpler access to EU funds 11 July 2017, 15:52 CET
Faced with the prospect of Brexit and a diminishing EU Budget, a group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report Tuesday for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020.

Paris climate agreement irreversible, rest of world tells Trump 09 July 2017, 23:51 CET
Leaders of the non U.S. G20 members confirmed Saturday that the Paris Agreement is irreversible and endorsed the G20 Hamburg climate and energy action plan for growth.

MEPs back new tax disclosure rules for multinationals 05 July 2017, 20:56 CET
Members of the European Parliament gave their backing Wednesday to new rules to force large firms to make information about the tax bills they pay on a country-by-country basis publicly available.

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