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Amazon Prime changes cancellation practices to comply with EU

Amazon Prime changes cancellation practices to comply with EU

by EUbusiness — 04 July 2022, 18:33 CET

Following a dialogue with the European Commission and national consumer protection authorities, Amazon committed Friday to bringing its cancellation practices in line with EU consumer rules.

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55 pct car rental brokers' websites violate EU law

55 pct car rental brokers' websites violate EU law

by EUbusiness — 04 July 2022, 18:26 CET

More than half the websites of car rental brokers' websites screened violate EU law, according to the results, published Monday, of an EU-wide website screening ('sweep') of websites brokering car rentals.

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EU traveller can 'roam like at home' for 10 more years

EU traveller can 'roam like at home' for 10 more years

by EUbusiness — 01 July 2022, 00:19 CET

The European Union's new, improved roaming regulation entered into force on 1 July, under which travellers in the EU and the European Economic Area can call, text and surf abroad without extra charges.

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EU states agree deal on reducing gas emissions

EU states agree deal on reducing gas emissions

by EUbusiness — 30 June 2022, 22:37 CET

The EU Council adopted its negotiating positions on key proposals to enable the EU to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality in 2050.

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EU moves to stop illicit flows of crypto assets

EU moves to stop illicit flows of crypto assets

by EUbusiness — 30 June 2022, 22:17 CET

The EU Parliament and Council reached a provisional deal Thursday to ensure transfers of crypto-assets can be traced and identified to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing and other crimes.

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G7 leaders pledge stronger support for Ukraine against Russian aggression

G7 leaders pledge stronger support for Ukraine against Russian aggression

by EUbusiness — 29 June 2022, 22:33 CET

The leaders of the G7 nations at this year’s summit in Bavaria sent out a powerful signal of unity to Russia Tuesday, pledging to strengthen action against its war of aggression against Ukraine.

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EU allocates EUR 5.4 bn to projects to improve infrastructure links

EU allocates EUR 5.4 bn to projects to improve infrastructure links

by EUbusiness — 29 June 2022, 22:32 CET

The European Commission selected some 135 transport infrastructure projects for EU grants Wednesday from among 399 project proposals submitted under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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EU states agree higher targets for renewables

EU states agree higher targets for renewables

by EUbusiness — 28 June 2022, 22:56 CET

EU ministers adopted a general approach on two legislative proposals that tackle energy aspects of the EU’s climate transition, the renewable energies directive and the energy efficiency directive.

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United Europe grants EU candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova

United Europe grants EU candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova

by EUbusiness — 27 June 2022, 23:18 CET

At a summit on Thursday, EU leaders made a historic decision to grant the status of European Union candidate to Ukraine and Moldova in the face of Russia's continuing war of aggression against Ukraine.

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MEPs approves plans to restock gas reserves before winter

MEPs approves plans to restock gas reserves before winter

by EUbusiness — 23 June 2022, 23:47 CET

In response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, the EU Parliament approved Thursday a proposal which sets a mandatory minimum level of gas in storage facilities at 80 per cent by 1 November.

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EU moves to halve use of pesticides by 2030

EU moves to halve use of pesticides by 2030

by EUbusiness — 23 June 2022, 23:46 CET

The EU will reduce the use of pesticides by 50 per cent by 2030 under proposals announced Wednesday by the European Commission to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe.

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EU agrees new social, environmental reporting rules for large companies

EU agrees new social, environmental reporting rules for large companies

by EUbusiness — 22 June 2022, 23:21 CET

MEPs and EU governments struck a provisional deal Tuesday on new reporting rules for large companies, with obligations to disclose their impact on environment, human rights, social standards and work ethics.

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TikTok commits to align with EU rules to protect consumers

TikTok commits to align with EU rules to protect consumers

by EUbusiness — 22 June 2022, 23:13 CET

Chinese-owned online platform TikTok committed Tuesday to align its practices with EU rules on advertising and consumer protection, including unfair commercial practices and consumer rights.

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EU agrees to restrict persistent organic pollutants in waste

EU agrees to restrict persistent organic pollutants in waste

by EUbusiness — 21 June 2022, 20:40 CET

EU Council and Parliament reached a provisional deal Monday on a revised regulation which sets further restrictions to the presence of persistent organic pollutants in waste.

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EU looks to increase protection for journalists

EU looks to increase protection for journalists

by EUbusiness — 21 June 2022, 20:31 CET

Against a backdrop of increasing threats to journalists and impediments to freedom of expression, the EU Council approved Tuesday conclusions on the protection and safety of journalists.

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EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea

EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2022, 23:07 CET

EU foreign ministers decided Monday to renew for another year sanctions introduced against Russia as a response to its illegal annexation in 2014 of Crimea and the city of Sebastopol.

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Brussels recommends EU candidate status for Ukraine

Brussels recommends EU candidate status for Ukraine

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2022, 23:06 CET

The EU Commission recommended Friday that Ukraine, as well as Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, be given candidate status for membership of the European Union.

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Russia the spur for strengthened code of practice on disinformation

Russia the spur for strengthened code of practice on disinformation

by EUbusiness — 17 June 2022, 18:14 CET

With Russia weaponising disinformation as part of its military aggression in Ukraine, online platforms signed a strengthened code of practice Thursday committing them to fight disinformation online.

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Croatia ready to adopt euro in 2023: Eurogroup

Croatia ready to adopt euro in 2023: Eurogroup

by EUbusiness — 17 June 2022, 18:13 CET

The Eurogroup of EU finance ministers endorsed a recommendation Thursday for Croatia to introduce the euro on 1 January 2023, the first step in a legal process to enable Croatia to join the euro area.

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EU aims to tighten consumer safety net

EU aims to tighten consumer safety net

by EUbusiness — 16 June 2022, 22:48 CET

New rules on consumer safety, adopted Thursday by a Euro-Parliament committee, aim to ensure that products sold in the EU online or in traditional shops comply with highest safety requirements.

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