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EU takes legal action against Hungary over migrants

EU takes legal action against Hungary over migrants

by EUbusiness — 19 July 2018, 23:39 CET

The Commission has referred Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for non-compliance of asylum and return legislation with EU law, and sent a letter of formal notice concerning new Hungarian migrant legislation.

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Google fined EUR 4.34 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules

Google fined EUR 4.34 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules

by EUbusiness — 19 July 2018, 23:38 CET

The EU Commission fined Google EUR 4.34 billion Wednesday for using Android to cement its dominance of internet search by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile operators.

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EU warns of impact of Brexit on rest of Europe

EU warns of impact of Brexit on rest of Europe

by EUbusiness — 19 July 2018, 22:08 CET

The EU Commission warned Thursday of the repercussions of Brexit for citizens and businesses in both the United Kingdom and the EU, as it prepares for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's exit from the EU.

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EU puts in place safeguards against steel imports after Trump tariffs

EU puts in place safeguards against steel imports after Trump tariffs

by EUbusiness — 19 July 2018, 18:30 CET

The EU Commission introduced safeguard measures on imports of steel products Wednesday, to address the diversion of steel from other countries to the EU market as a result of recently imposed US tariffs.

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EU signs largest ever free trade deal with Japan

EU signs largest ever free trade deal with Japan

by EUbusiness — 18 July 2018, 15:52 CET

EU and Japanese leaders signed a landmark free trade agreement Tuesday, removing nearly all tariffs paid by EU companies exporting to Japan and sending a clear message against protectionism.

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VW yet to guarantee post-dieselgate emissions repairs

VW yet to guarantee post-dieselgate emissions repairs

by EUbusiness — 18 July 2018, 15:52 CET

VW is yet to guarantee its emissions repairs do not affect its cars' performance, the EU Commission said Tuesday in its conclusions on the 8.5 million car recalls made after the 'dieselgate' scandal.

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EU urges China to play by the rules on trade

EU urges China to play by the rules on trade

by EUbusiness — 17 July 2018, 18:32 CET

China needs to take responsibility for global problems of overcapacity in the steel and aluminium sectors, and conform to stricter rules on state aid, the European Union said at a summit in Beijing Monday.

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Brussels warns Airbnb over pricing policy

Brussels warns Airbnb over pricing policy

by EUbusiness — 17 July 2018, 18:31 CET

The EU Commission and consumer authorities called on online accommodation marketplace Airbnb Monday to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to be transparent on pricing.

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MEPs back work-life balance reforms

MEPs back work-life balance reforms

by EUbusiness — 16 July 2018, 18:35 CET

The EU Parliament's Employment Committee gave its backing Wednesday to approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women's chances in the labour market.

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Trade tensions with US hitting EU growth

Trade tensions with US hitting EU growth

by EUbusiness — 16 July 2018, 18:34 CET

Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1 per cent this year and 2 per cent next year, according to the EU's latest economic forecast, but growing trade tensions with the US could hit growth.

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Court upholds EC decision on state aid to UK's Hinkley nuclear plant

Court upholds EC decision on state aid to UK's Hinkley nuclear plant

by EUbusiness — 12 July 2018, 22:31 CET

The EU's top Court upheld Thursday a Commission decision to approve aid provided by the UK in favour of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, dismissing an action brought by Austria.

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MEPs urge clamp-down on illegal trade in pets

MEPs urge clamp-down on illegal trade in pets

by EUbusiness — 12 July 2018, 14:10 CET

MEPs on the European Parliament's health committee proposed Wednesday measures to help EU countries tackle illegal trade in pets, often committed by cross-border criminal networks.

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EU steps up monitoring of reforms as Greece moves to normalisation

EU steps up monitoring of reforms as Greece moves to normalisation

by EUbusiness — 12 July 2018, 12:27 CET

The EU Commission activated an enhanced surveillance framework for Greece Wednesday to support implementation of reforms following the conclusion of its bailout through the European Stability Mechanism.

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Brussels cracks down on use of plastic toxins

Brussels cracks down on use of plastic toxins

by EUbusiness — 12 July 2018, 12:27 CET

The EU Commission took action Wednesday to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing four phthalates found in a wide variety of everyday plastic products, from toys to sport equipment.

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Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy law: EU Court

Jehovah's Witnesses must comply with data privacy law: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 11 July 2018, 23:42 CET

The processing of personal data carried out by Jehovah's Witnesses during their door-to-door preaching must respect EU law on the protection of personal data, the EU's top court ruled on Tuesday.

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EU anti money-laundering rules enter into force

EU anti money-laundering rules enter into force

by EUbusiness — 11 July 2018, 00:12 CET

New EU rules against money laundering, which entered into force Monday, introduce stricter transparency requirements on the real owners of companies and strengthen the fight against terrorist financing.

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Trump criticised as NATO strengthens cooperation with EU

Trump criticised as NATO strengthens cooperation with EU

by EUbusiness — 10 July 2018, 20:36 CET

"Appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many," EU Council president Tusk told US president Trump Tuesday, as NATO and the EU signed a joint declaration to strengthen military cooperation.

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MEPs send copyright reform proposal back for rethink

MEPs send copyright reform proposal back for rethink

by EUbusiness — 10 July 2018, 14:00 CET

The EU Parliament rejected Thursday a committee proposal to update EU copyright rules, including measures to monitor and filter uploads to the Internet some described as a 'vote for mass internet censorship'.

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New travel authorisation system to screen travellers before entering EU

New travel authorisation system to screen travellers before entering EU

by EUbusiness — 06 July 2018, 11:45 CET

The EU Parliament gave its green light Thursday to a new travel information and authorisation system intended to screen criminals and terrorists before they arrive in the EU. It should be operational in 2021.

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EU Auditors to examine VAT and customs duties in e-commerce

EU Auditors to examine VAT and customs duties in e-commerce

by EUbusiness — 05 July 2018, 14:09 CET

The European Court of Auditors announced Thursday it is to conduct an audit to find out how effectively the EU is addressing the challenges posed by e-commerce in terms of VAT and customs duties.

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