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Talks launched for 'ambitious' EU-Australia trade deal

Talks launched for 'ambitious' EU-Australia trade deal

by EUbusiness — 18 June 2018, 14:16 CET

EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem met with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday to officially launch negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and Australia.

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Indonesian airlines removed from EU blacklist

Indonesian airlines removed from EU blacklist

by EUbusiness — 15 June 2018, 00:53 CET

The Commission cleared all Indonesian air carriers from the EU Air Safety list Thursday, as it introduced a warning system for air traffic controllers to prevent unsafe aircraft entering European airspace.

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Brussels unveils EUR 13 billion defence fund

Brussels unveils EUR 13 billion defence fund

by EUbusiness — 14 June 2018, 16:53 CET

The EU Commission outlined plans for a new EUR 13 billion European Defence Fund Wednesday, with a view to increasing the EU's 'strategic autonomy' and strengthening its ability to protect its citizens.

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Euro-MPs back deal to keep skies safe from drones

Euro-MPs back deal to keep skies safe from drones

by EUbusiness — 14 June 2018, 16:53 CET

Member of the European Parliament gave their backing Tuesday to EU-wide principles for drones and drone operators with a view to ensuring a common level of safety and to update aviation safety rules.

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MEP numbers reduced after 2019 euro-elections - if Brexit happens

MEP numbers reduced after 2019 euro-elections - if Brexit happens

by EUbusiness — 13 June 2018, 22:32 CET

The EU Parliament gave the green light Wednesday to a reduction in MEP numbers from 751 to 705, if the United Kingdom finally leaves the EU, leaving room for new countries that may join the EU in the future.

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15,000 Discover EU travel passes up for grabs

15,000 Discover EU travel passes up for grabs

by EUbusiness — 13 June 2018, 17:15 CET

From today until 26 June, young people have the opportunity to apply for a DiscoverEU ticket which gives them the opportunity to discover the European continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.

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Louboutin wins right to red sole in EU Court

Louboutin wins right to red sole in EU Court

by EUbusiness — 12 June 2018, 18:56 CET

Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a case at the European Court of Justice Tuesday over the right to trademark its exclusive red sole trademark used in high-heeled shoes for women.

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Tax cooperation strengthened in next EU budget

Tax cooperation strengthened in next EU budget

by EUbusiness — 12 June 2018, 16:31 CET

Continuing its detailing of plans for the next long-term EU budget, the Commission outlined proposals Friday to make tax and customs cooperation between Member States better and more efficient.

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World leaders at G7 not impressed by Trump

World leaders at G7 not impressed by Trump

by EUbusiness — 11 June 2018, 12:44 CET

World leaders apart from U.S. president Donald Trump committed at the G7 summit in Canada this weekend to fight protectionism and defend the rules-based international trading system.

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Drugs report highlights resurgence of cocaine in Europe

Drugs report highlights resurgence of cocaine in Europe

by EUbusiness — 08 June 2018, 00:11 CET

The European Drug Report 2018, issued by the EU drugs agency Thursday, highlights increased availability of cocaine in Europe, with around 2.3 million young adults having used the drug in the last year.

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MEPs look to tackle drivers' working time fraud

MEPs look to tackle drivers' working time fraud

by EUbusiness — 08 June 2018, 00:04 CET

MEPs on the European Parliament's Transport Committee voted Monday to update EU rules on road transport, to fight illegal practices and to help improve the employment conditions of drivers.

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New EU R&D programme aims for EUR 100 billion

New EU R&D programme aims for EUR 100 billion

by EUbusiness — 07 June 2018, 22:59 CET

The European Commission continued its detailed proposals for the EU's next long-term budget Thursday, announcing the new Horizon Europe programme of EUR 100 billion for research and innovation.

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Parliament, Council reach deal on EU-wide penalties for money laundering

Parliament, Council reach deal on EU-wide penalties for money laundering

by EUbusiness — 07 June 2018, 22:55 CET

The European Parliament and the EU Member States reached provisional agreement Thursday on strengthened criminal law measures to counter money laundering.

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EU to retaliate over US steel tariffs from July

EU to retaliate over US steel tariffs from July

by EUbusiness — 07 June 2018, 18:29 CET

In its response to the US imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium products, the European Union decided Wednesday to apply additional duties to selected imports from the United States from July.

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Gay spouses have equal rights to EU residence: European Court

Gay spouses have equal rights to EU residence: European Court

by EUbusiness — 06 June 2018, 23:52 CET

While EU Member States have the freedom to decide whether to legalise same-sex marriages, they have no right to deny residence rights to spouses of the same sex, the EU's top court has ruled.

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EU agrees cap on international call fees by 2019, 5G network by 2020

EU agrees cap on international call fees by 2019, 5G network by 2020

by EUbusiness — 06 June 2018, 23:48 CET

The Euro-Parliament and Council reached political agreement to update the EU's telecoms rules late Tuesday, giving EU citizens access to a 5G network by 2020 and capping costs of international calls.

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Ultra-fast broadband behind target: EU auditors

Ultra-fast broadband behind target: EU auditors

by EUbusiness — 06 June 2018, 00:30 CET

Although broadband coverage has generally been improving across the EU, not all targets set for 2020 will be met, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, published Tuesday.

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New social fund, double Erasmus funding in new EU Budget

New social fund, double Erasmus funding in new EU Budget

by EUbusiness — 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET

For the next long-term EU budget, the EU Commission proposes to reinforce and better target several existing Funds including a new European Social Fund and double funding for Erasmus to EUR 30 bn.

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EU launches WTO case against China

EU launches WTO case against China

by EUbusiness — 03 June 2018, 20:39 CET

The European Union launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Friday against Chinese legislation that it claims undermines the intellectual property rights of European companies.

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EU launches pollinator initiative to save our bees

EU launches pollinator initiative to save our bees

by EUbusiness — 03 June 2018, 00:16 CET

With one in ten pollinating insects on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species declining, the EU launched Friday its first-ever initiative to address the decline of wild pollinating insects.

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