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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.

Euro-MPs urge clampdown on EU palm oil imports 04 April 2017, 15:31 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation, much of which is caused by agricultural expansion and the production of palm oil.

Syria must go forward without Assad, says EU 04 April 2017, 15:13 CET
Ahead of a two-day conference in Brussels on the future of Syria, European foreign ministers set out their objectives for the country Monday, which do not include a future for president Bashar al-Assad.

Brexit guidelines: no trade talks until progress on divorce 03 April 2017, 12:49 CET
EU president Donald Tusk presented the European Council's draft negotiating guidelines on the upcoming Brexit negotiations Friday, foreseeing difficult, complex and even confrontational talks ahead.

MEPs point to UK-EU association accord as way forward 30 March 2017, 23:34 CET
While the benefits of being an EU member cannot be the same for a country which leaves, MEPs said Wednesday that an association agreement could be the way forward, so long as the UK respected EU standards.

'No winners' as UK formally notifies EU of intention to leave 29 March 2017, 15:40 CET
The British government duly delivered a letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to the European Council Wednesday, notifying it of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union.

New push to open up EU financial services market 23 March 2017, 22:51 CET
The EU Commission announced an action plan Thursday to open up Europe's market in financial products such as insurance, pensions, loans, and current or savings accounts to the benefit of consumers.

EU looks to boost power of national competition authorities 22 March 2017, 22:32 CET
The European Commission set out new rules Wednesday to deepen partnership with national competition authorities by enabling them to be more effective enforcers of the EU's antitrust rules.

EU, Japan look to speed up talks on trade deal 22 March 2017, 00:18 CET
The European Union made a renewed push for agreement later this year on a bilateral trade deal with Japan, as the country's prime minister Shinzo Abe met EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday.

Tougher EU food inspections on the menu 15 March 2017, 22:27 CET
The EU Parliament adopted plans Wednesday to tighten up official food inspections, aiming to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain.

Euro-MPs greenlight shareholder 'say on pay' 14 March 2017, 17:45 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Tuesday to a revised EU shareholders' rights directive, giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.

Gazprom reaches provisional gas deal with EU 13 March 2017, 23:33 CET
The provisional deal reached between Russian gas giant Gazprom and the EU Monday will enable the free flow of gas in Central and Eastern Europe at competitive prices, says the Commission.

EU leaders strive for unity as they prepare for Brexit 10 March 2017, 22:26 CET
European leaders left Brussels Friday after a two-day summit ended with a show of unity as they prepare for the EU's 60th birthday celebrations later this month and for a future without Britain.

Tusk re-elected EU president despite Polish objection 09 March 2017, 23:36 CET
European leaders at a summit in Brussels Thursday re-elected Donald Tusk as European Council president, despite angry objection from the eurosceptic right-wing government of his home country Poland.

EU bolsters defence against new forms of terrorism 08 March 2017, 13:41 CET
The EU bolstered its defence against terrorist attacks Tuesday by criminalising acts such as undertaking training or travelling for terrorist purposes, as well as organising or facilitating such travel.

EU defence ministers agree joint military HQ 07 March 2017, 11:49 CET
EU foreign affairs and defence ministers agreed Monday to establish joint military headquarters for the planning and conduct of non-executive military missions initially in Somalia, Central Africa and Mali.

UK must obey free movement laws till Brexit, say MEPs 03 March 2017, 00:47 CET
Until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, it will have to obey EU laws on free movement, the European Parliament made clear in a plenary debate with the European Commission on Wednesday.

EU debates options for the future of Europe 02 March 2017, 12:52 CET
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper to the European Parliament Wednesday outlining five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years post-Brexit.

EU border checks to stop foreign fighters 16 February 2017, 16:38 CET
All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be systematically checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a regulation approved by MEPs Thursday.

EU Parliament gives green light to trade deal with Canada 15 February 2017, 18:58 CET
The European Parliament gave its approval to the landmark EU-Canada free trade deal Wednesday, with the possibility that it could apply provisionally from as early as this April.

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