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EU Spring Package focuses on competitiveness, recovery and resilience 20 June 2024, 11:52 CET
The European Commission put forward its European Semester Spring Package Wednesday, with guidance to enhance the EU's competitiveness and resilience and maintain sound public finances.

EU nature restoration law gets final green light 20 June 2024, 11:50 CET
The EU Council gave the final green light Monday to measures which aim to restore at least 20 per cent of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030, and all ecosystems in need of restoration by 2050.

EU regulators raid consultancy in tyre cartel probe 18 June 2024, 23:16 CET
The Commission carried out unannounced inspections Tuesday at the premises of a consultancy firm involved in the tyres sector, over concerns it may have violated EU antitrust rules prohibiting cartels.

EUR 96.2m to co-fund doctoral, postdoctoral programmes 18 June 2024, 22:56 CET
The EU Commission announced Tuesday the results of the 2023 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call for the co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND).

EU requests information from porn platforms on protection of children 17 June 2024, 19:15 CET
The EU Commission sent requests for information to the Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos online platforms on Thursday regarding measures they have taken to ensure the protection of minors online.

EU extends sanctions on Russia for another year 17 June 2024, 19:14 CET
The EU Council decided Monday to renew the sanctions introduced by the EU in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, until 23 June 2025.

EU law to combat violence against women enters into force 13 June 2024, 23:22 CET
The first ever EU rules on combating violence against women and domestic violence, which affects an estimated one in three of the 228 million women in the EU, entered into force Thursday.

EU report details deterioration of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong 13 June 2024, 23:20 CET
The EU's annual report on political and economic developments in Hong Kong shines a light on continuing erosion of rights and freedoms and the dismantling of the 'one country two systems' principle.

Final green light for Europe's sustainable transport network 13 June 2024, 23:18 CET
The EU Council adopted a revised regulation Thursday regarding EU guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T), focusing on efficient and green mobility.

EUR 1.4bn EU guarantee and grant agreements to support Ukraine recovery 12 June 2024, 18:45 CET
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the signature Tuesday of EUR 1.4 billion in new guarantee and grant agreements to support Ukraine's recovery and reconstruction.

Member States endorse ban of Bisphenol A in food contact materials 12 June 2024, 18:43 CET
EU states' endorsement Wednesday of a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials (FCM) means that, after a phase-out period, the chemical can no longer be used in these products in the EU.

EU set to impose new tariffs on Chinese electric cars 12 June 2024, 18:27 CET
The EU Commission said Wednesday it would impose provisional countervailing duties on imports of electric cars manufactured in China, based on first findings of an anti-subsidy investigation.

Europe faces growing threat from combination drugs: report 11 June 2024, 18:26 CET
Potent synthetic substances, new drug mixtures and changing patterns of use pose a growing threat in Europe, the EU's drugs agency said the European Drug Report published on Tuesday.

European elections: centre has held: von der Leyen 11 June 2024, 18:25 CET
Preliminary results of the European Parliament Elections, held 6-9 June, show the political middle ground holding against right wing pressures, EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said Monday.

Higher EU tariffs on Russian, Belarusian products 04 June 2024, 00:00 CET
The EU Council adopted Thursday a regulation which will significantly increase tariffs on imports into the EU of certain products from Russia and Belarus.

EU gives away 35K free passes for young people to discover Europe 03 June 2024, 23:58 CET
35,511 young people are to receive EU travel passes to travel Europe for free, starting this summer, the European Commission announced Monday, in the latest round of the DiscoverEU scheme.

Final approval for EU's 'right-to-repair' directive 03 June 2024, 23:57 CET
The EU Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to a directive making it easier for consumers to seek repair instead of replacement and repair services will become more accessible and attractive.

Brussels clarifies support for farmers in case of exceptional weather 30 May 2024, 21:38 CET
The Commission in a Communication Thursday has clarified the use of 'force majeure' and exceptional circumstances for the EU agricultural sector in case of unforeseeable and extreme weather events.

EU's new AI Office to act as global standard-setter in Artificial Intelligence 29 May 2024, 22:58 CET
The EU Commission unveiled its new AI Office Wednesday, aiming to enable the future development and use of AI in a way that fosters economic benefits and innovation, and mitigates risks.

EU, Australia sign partnership on critical minerals 29 May 2024, 22:54 CET
The European Union and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding Tuesday for a bilateral partnership to cooperate on sustainable critical and strategic minerals.

EUR 608.6m call to train doctoral candidates under Horizon Europe 29 May 2024, 22:54 CET
The European Commission announced a call for Doctoral Networks under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Wednesday, part of the EU's Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

Natural gas demand drops by 7.4% in 2023 29 May 2024, 00:12 CET
The EU's demand for natural gas fell by another 7.4 per cent in 2023, according to figures released Tuesday by the EU's statistics agency, to a total of 12.72 million terajoules.

Most of Europe's bathing waters remain safe 28 May 2024, 23:07 CET
The vast majority of bathing water sites in Europe met the EU's most stringent 'excellent' bathing quality standards in 2023, according to the latest annual Bathing Water report published Tuesday.

Final approval for EU's Net-zero Industry Act 28 May 2024, 23:06 CET
The EU gave its final approval Monday to a regulation establishing a framework of measures to strengthen Europe's net-zero technology manufacturing ecosystem, known as the 'Net-zero Industry Act'.

EU Methane Regulation to reduce harmful emissions from fossil fuels 28 May 2024, 22:53 CET
New EU rules to curb methane emissions from the energy sector became legislation Monday, introducing new requirements on measuring, reporting and verifying methane emissions in the sector.