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Dieselgate: VW can be sued in EU states where cars sold

Dieselgate: VW can be sued in EU states where cars sold

German car manufacturer Volkswagen could be sued for damages in the courts of EU member states' where their cars are resold with manipulated car emissions data, the EU's top court ruled Thursday.

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EU hydrogen strategy to bolster green recovery

EU hydrogen strategy to bolster green recovery

The European Commission unveiled EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen Wednesday, saying they will pave the way towards a more efficient and interconnected energy sector.

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MEPs give green light to major road transport reform

MEPs give green light to major road transport reform

The European Parliament agreed major reform of the road transport Thursday, when MEPs backed revised rules to improve driver working conditions and stop distortion of competition in road transport.

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Toys continue to top EU list of dangerous products

Toys continue to top EU list of dangerous products

The EU's latest report on its alert system to prevent the selling of dangerous products, published Tuesday, flagged up a record number of dangerous products in 2019, with toys and cars heading the list.

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Lockdown to provoke "deep recession" in EU this year

Lockdown to provoke "deep recession" in EU this year

Europe's economy will experience a deep recession this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the European Union's summer economic forecast, published Tuesday by the EU Commission.

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Brussels presents new employment agenda

Brussels presents new employment agenda

The European Commission outlined a package Wednesday to give improve opportunities for young people in a post-Covid Europe to develop their potential and thrive in green and digital transitions.

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Post-Covid recovery the focus for Germany's EU presidency

Post-Covid recovery the focus for Germany's EU presidency

Germany took over the presidency of the EU Council from Wednesday 1 July, with key priorities being climate action, digital sovereignty and Europe’s role in the world, alongside post-Covid-19 recovery.

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56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

56,000 persons surrendered on European arrest warrant since 2005

Since 2005, 185,575 European Arrest Warrants were issued and 56,298 executed, according to a report Thursday assessing the transposition of the European arrest warrant in 27 Member States and the UK.

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EU rules on small antennas pave way for 5G network

EU rules on small antennas pave way for 5G network

The EU Commission adopted an implementing regulation on small-area wireless access points Wednesday - crucial for the deployment and increased coverage of high-capacity, high-speed 5G networks.

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EU extends current CAP rules until end 2022

EU extends current CAP rules until end 2022

EU farm ministers reached provisional agreement with the European Parliament Wednesday on continuing farming support under the current legal framework until the new CAP enters into force end 2022.

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EU states likely to miss 2030 clean air targets

EU states likely to miss 2030 clean air targets

Most EU Member States are at risk of not complying with their 2020 or 2030 emission reduction commitments, a first Commission report on implementation of the European clean air rules has found.

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EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

EU reach provisional agreement on consumer class actions

New rules on collective redress, agreed Wednesday by EU states, will enable consumers to seek effective judicial protection collectively when traders’ infringements of EU laws deprive them of their rights.

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GDPR 2-year review: progress across EU, but more needed

GDPR 2-year review: progress across EU, but more needed

Two years on, the General Data Protection Regulation has met most of its objectives, with a set of enforceable rights and a new European system of governance and enforcement, says a report out Wednesday.

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Brexit brings no benefits, no-deal will hit manufacturing hard: report

Brexit brings no benefits, no-deal will hit manufacturing hard: report

An EU-UK no-trade deal would have a big negative effect on British manufacturing, says a report Wednesday, particularly on volume car production, as it tries to recover from the slump caused by Covid-19.

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Banking rules revised to help COVID recovery

Banking rules revised to help COVID recovery

The EU agreed to temporarily adapt its banking rules Wednesday in order to maximise the capacity of banks to lend money and support households and businesses to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Importance of China to EU's COVID recovery underlined at summit

Importance of China to EU's COVID recovery underlined at summit

The importance of the EU's trading relationship with China for recovery from COVID-19 was underlined at a video conference summit Tuesday but Hong Kong and human rights was high on the agenda.

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Pandemic recovery the focus for EU's innovation performance

Pandemic recovery the focus for EU's innovation performance

Europe's innovation performance continues to improve, surpassing the United States, an EU report said Tuesday, with the focus of research activities being on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

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Social media platforms improve action against hate speech

Social media platforms improve action against hate speech

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have improved action on countering illegal hate speech online, says a Commission report, but better transparency and user feedback is still needed.

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EU signs aviation agreement with Japan

EU signs aviation agreement with Japan

The EU and Japan signed an agreement on civil aviation safety Monday, with the aim of boosting EU cooperation with Japan and reinforcing the competitiveness of the EU's aviation industry.

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MEPs greenlight criteria for sustainable investments

MEPs greenlight criteria for sustainable investments

Financial products that claim to be sustainable will have to prove it, following the European Parliament's green light Thursday to new rules aimed at preventing 'greenwashing' and boosting green investments.

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