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EU auditors call for greater financial accountability

EU auditors call for greater financial accountability

by EUbusiness — 16 February 2018, 22:59 CET

The European Court of Auditors called Thursday for an increased emphasis on value added in the EU Budget, along with more flexibility and transparency, and greater accountability.

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Social media giants still not doing enough to protect users, says EU

Social media giants still not doing enough to protect users, says EU

by EUbusiness — 15 February 2018, 17:39 CET

Social media giants, including Facebook and Twitter, are dragging their feet in responding to requests from the EU Commission and national consumer authorities to comply with EU consumer rules.

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Employment in EU better than expected in 2017

Employment in EU better than expected in 2017

by EUbusiness — 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.

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MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency, denounce arrests

MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency, denounce arrests

by EUbusiness — 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.

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EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese corrosion resistant steel

EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese corrosion resistant steel

by EUbusiness — 08 February 2018, 18:30 CET

The EU Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on corrosion resistant steel from China Thursday, after a probe confirmed that Chinese producers were dumping the product on the EU market.

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Euro economy shows robust growth as forecasts revised upwards

Euro economy shows robust growth as forecasts revised upwards

by EUbusiness — 08 February 2018, 16:47 CET

Growth rates for the eurozone and the EU beat expectations last year as the transition from economic recovery to expansion continues, according to Wednesday's EU Winter Interim Economic Forecast.

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Electricity backup systems given EC green light

Electricity backup systems given EC green light

by EUbusiness — 08 February 2018, 14:33 CET

The European Commission approved Wednesday under EU State aid rules six electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland, to safeguard security of electricity supply.

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Louboutin loses 'red sole' case in EU's top Court

Louboutin loses 'red sole' case in EU's top Court

by EUbusiness — 08 February 2018, 14:30 CET

A trade mark combining colour and shape may be refused or declared invalid on the grounds set out under EU trade mark law, the advocate-general of the EU's top Court declared Wednesday.

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Size of Euro-Parliament to shrink after Brexit

Size of Euro-Parliament to shrink after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 07 February 2018, 18:19 CET

The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future, following a vote by MEPs on Wednesday.

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MEPs agree reform of EU emissions trading system

MEPs agree reform of EU emissions trading system

by EUbusiness — 06 February 2018, 23:17 CET

Members of the European Parliament approved Tuesday a law to strengthen EU curbs on CO2 emissions from industry, with a view to delivering on pledges made under the Paris climate accord.

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MEPs vote to end barriers to cross-border shopping

MEPs vote to end barriers to cross-border shopping

by EUbusiness — 06 February 2018, 21:04 CET

The European Parliament ratified an agreement Tuesday to make it easier for consumers to buy from a website based in another EU country, without the obstacle of unjustified geo-blocking practices.

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EU moves to upgrade Europe's drinking water

EU moves to upgrade Europe's drinking water

by EUbusiness — 06 February 2018, 18:16 CET

The EU Commission proposed Thursday a revision of the EU Drinking Water Directive, in an effort to improve the quality and people's access to drinking water, as well as reduce consumer use of plastic.

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Dual quality food testing procedure ready in April

Dual quality food testing procedure ready in April

by EUbusiness — 06 February 2018, 18:16 CET

The common testing methodology for dual quality of food, developed by the EU's Joint-Research Centre, is to be ready in April, European Commissioner Vera Jourova announced on Friday.

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EU enlargement door opens for Western Balkans

EU enlargement door opens for Western Balkans

by EUbusiness — 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'.

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Commission boost for European blockchain effort

Commission boost for European blockchain effort

by EUbusiness — 05 February 2018, 22:58 CET

The Commission gave its backing Thursday to efforts to develop blockchain technology, with the launch of an EU Blockchain Observatory for a technology seen as an economy 'gamechanger'.

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EU credibility on tax avoidance undermined: MEPs

EU credibility on tax avoidance undermined: MEPs

by EUbusiness — 01 February 2018, 19:29 CET

Leading MEPs hit out at EU finance ministers Thursday for removing eight countries from the EU's blacklist of tax havens, saying it will hamper the fight against tax evasion and avoidance.

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Funding deal secures future for EU Youth Orchestra

by EUbusiness — 01 February 2018, 15:18 CET

EU ambassadors endorsed Wednesday a provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament on 25 January on future financing of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

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Brussels looks to boost health technology cooperation

Brussels looks to boost health technology cooperation

by EUbusiness — 31 January 2018, 23:00 CET

A proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology will boost innovation and improve the competitiveness of Europe's medical industry, says the Commission.

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EU states endorse deal on energy efficient buildings

EU states endorse deal on energy efficient buildings

by EUbusiness — 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.

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EU plans first 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list

EU plans first 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list

by EUbusiness — 31 January 2018, 19:33 CET

As part of EU plans for an intellectual property enforcement system, the European Commission launched Wednesday a public consultation to establish a first worldwide 'Counterfeit and Piracy' watch list.

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