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MEPs back restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

MEPs back restrictions on glyphosate herbicide

by EUbusiness — 14 April 2016, 17:30 CET

Members of the European Parliament called Wednesday for a ban on all uses of glyphosate-based herbicides in private and public green areas, including spraying in and around public parks, playgrounds and gardens.

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Capacity mechanisms show 'significant shortcomings' in efforts to secure energy supplies

Capacity mechanisms show 'significant shortcomings' in efforts to secure energy supplies

by EUbusiness — 13 April 2016, 23:31 CET

Capacity mechanisms have a role in increasing security of electricity supply but many EU Member States must be more thorough assessing need and design to ensure they are targeted and cost-effective.

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EU proposes tax transparency for multinationals

EU proposes tax transparency for multinationals

by EUbusiness — 13 April 2016, 18:21 CET

Multi-national companies operating in Europe will be required to publish country-by-country information on the tax they pay, according to new proposals announced by the European Commission on Tuesday.

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Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

Public confidence in judicial independence found wanting in several EU Member States

by EUbusiness — 13 April 2016, 00:22 CET

The independence of the judicial systems of EU Member States came under scrutiny on Monday with the EU's 2016 Justice Scoreboard showing persistently low levels of public trust in some countries.

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Euro area house prices grew 2. 9 pct in Q4 2015

by EUbusiness — 12 April 2016, 13:32 CET

House prices rose 2.9 per cent in the euro area and 3.8 per cent in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat.

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Commission unveils upgrade for EU VAT system

Commission unveils upgrade for EU VAT system

by EUbusiness — 12 April 2016, 00:58 CET

Europe's VAT rules are to be made simpler, more fraud-proof and business-friendly as a result of European Commission plans to reboot the current EU VAT system.

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EU set to strengthen data protection rules

EU set to strengthen data protection rules

by EUbusiness — 12 April 2016, 00:57 CET

The EU is set to give the final nod to a legislative package on reform of its data protection rules, following first reading adoption by the Council.

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EU boosts aid to Ethiopia after worst ever El Nino

by EUbusiness — 08 April 2016, 23:01 CET

The European Commission has announced aid for Ethiopia worth some EUR 122.5 million, amidst a worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most severe extreme El Nino weather phenomenon on record.

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EU initials partnership agreement with Malaysia

by EUbusiness — 07 April 2016, 18:45 CET

The chief negotiators of the European Union and Malaysia have initialled text of an EU-Malaysia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia in Putrajaya. The initialling marks the successful closure of negotiations that started in October 2010.

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EU aid for children's education in conflict zones

EU aid for children's education in conflict zones

by EUbusiness — 06 April 2016, 12:49 CET

The European Commission announced on Tuesday a EUR 52 million humanitarian aid package aimed at educational projects for children caught up in conflict zones and other emergencies in 2016.

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Indonesia, EU seal pact to stop illegal timber exports

Indonesia, EU seal pact to stop illegal timber exports

by EUbusiness — 01 October 2013, 13:10 CET

Indonesia, Asia's leading exporter of timber to Europe, on Monday signed a long-awaited pact with the European Union to fight the trade in illegal timber, a driver of environmentally damaging deforestation.

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European leaders seek Asian support on debt crisis

European leaders seek Asian support on debt crisis

by EUbusiness — 05 November 2012, 11:38 CET

European leaders flew to impoverished Laos Monday on a mission to reassure Asia they are finally getting a grip on the eurozone debt crisis during a major summit in the tiny landlocked nation.

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Eurozone to launch ESM rescue fund

Eurozone to launch ESM rescue fund

by EUbusiness — 08 October 2012, 12:12 CET

The eurozone finally gets its 500 billion euro rescue fund on Monday when finance ministers meet amid growing uncertainty over Greece's tortuous debt bailout and whether Spain will need help in turn.

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EU set to release more loans to keep Greece afloat

EU set to release more loans to keep Greece afloat

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2011, 00:48 CET

Eurozone finance ministers, gathering in Luxembourg Sunday, were set to release more loans to keep Athens from default in the summer and mull the shape of a second major bailout to appease nervous markets.

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EU seals first Asian free trade deal with S. Korea

by EUbusiness — 16 September 2010, 17:48 CET

Europe agreed a vast free trade deal with South Korea on Thursday, hailing it as the first in a chain of bilateral pacts with Asian nations that will bind the continents together.

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EU safeguards taxpayers' right to VAT refunds

by Ina Dimireva — 16 July 2010, 11:47 CET

The European Commission is to postpone the deadline for the submission of VAT refund requests related to 2009, to give more time to taxpayers to apply for VAT refunds.

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New energy labels for EU household appliances

New energy labels for EU household appliances

by Ina Dimireva — 20 May 2010, 13:04 CET

Labels on household appliances such as fridges, washing machines and ovens will have to include more information on energy consumption, following a vote by MEPs on Wednesday.

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Incoming British government 'must tackle rising debt'

by EUbusiness — 05 May 2010, 17:56 CET

EU forecasts on the eve of the British general election put Britain under the highest public deficit levels in Europe, with Brussels warning the next government must focus first on the shortfall.

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EU uncorks wine deal phasing out Australian 'Champagne'

by EUbusiness — 06 June 2007, 17:28 CET

The Commission is toasting a deal with Australia that aims to stop Australian vintners from using names of widely know European tipples.

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New EU rules tell truck drivers to work less, take more breaks

by EUbusiness — 11 April 2007, 19:51 CET

New EU-wide regulations have come into force restricting the working week for lorry and coach drivers and requiring longer rest stops.

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