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Google loses appeal against EU antitrust ruling 14 September 2022, 22:44 CET
Google lost its appeal in the EU's General Court Wednesday, which upheld a 2018 EU decision that Google imposed illegal restrictions on companies that make Android phones and those providing mobile service.

EU plans 5 pct reduction in electricity consumption 14 September 2022, 22:35 CET
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to reduce electricity consumption by at least 5 per cent during peak price hours, as Europe responds to dramatic price rises and energy supply shortages.

EUR 5 bn call for European transport infrastructure projects 13 September 2022, 18:53 CET
A call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility programme, launched Tuesday by the EU Commission, makes available over EUR 5 billion for sustainable European transport infrastructure projects.

MEPs vote to strengthen new EU deforestation law 13 September 2022, 18:34 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday for significant improvements to a proposal which demands that companies ensure products sold in the EU do not come from deforested or degraded land.

EU must learn lessons from COVID-19 vaccine procurement: auditors 13 September 2022, 18:21 CET
The EU needs to learn lessons as to whether the Commission and Member States procured COVID-19 vaccines effectively, the EU's auditors said in a special report published Tuesday.

New call for 35,000 free rail passes for young Europeans 12 September 2022, 23:00 CET
For the second time this year, 35,000 young people will receive a rail pass to explore Europe and its rich culture. The next DiscoverEU call opens at noon on 11 October and closes on Tuesday 25th.

State support for Europe's Covid-hit businesses 'unprecedented' 12 September 2022, 23:00 CET
COVID-19 state aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of public support while preserving the level-playing field of a fair Single Market, a report by the European Commission showed Thursday.

EU states slow to implement environment legislation: report 12 September 2022, 23:00 CET
Implementation by EU Member States of environmental legislation has been sluggish in a number of key areas such as pollution, biodiversity and water quality, a European Commission report said Thursday.

EIB to provide up to EUR 10 bn for shift away from fossil fuels 07 September 2022, 23:05 CET
The European Investment Bank and the Commission signed an agreement Wednesday paving the way for EUR 11.5 billion in loans and grants to support regions' transition to a climate-neutral economy.

EU unveils strategy for accessible, affordable long-term care 07 September 2022, 22:52 CET
The Commission laid out plans for a 'European Care Strategy' Wednesday to ensure quality, affordable care services across the EU and improve the situation for care receivers and those caring for them.

EU puts forward new EUR 5bn aid package for Ukraine 07 September 2022, 22:09 CET
The European Commission proposed Wednesday a further EUR 5 billion in macro-financial assistance (MFA) loans to Ukraine as the second part of an exceptional MFA package of up to EUR 9 billion.

EU promises Ukraine continued support against Russian 'blackmail' 05 September 2022, 23:50 CET
The EU showed no sign of weakening its support for Ukraine in its war with Russia Monday, as Ukraine's prime minister Denys Shmyhal made a visit to Brussels to further strengthen cooperation.

EU first to accede to Hague Judgements Convention 30 August 2022, 23:54 CET
The European Union became the first country to accede to the Hague Judgements Convention Monday, seen as an important tool to facilitate rules-based multilateral trade and investment.

EU send 5 million anti-radiation tablets to Ukraine 30 August 2022, 23:54 CET
The European Union sent 5 million potassium iodide tablets to Ukraine Tuesday, as a preventative safety measure to increase the level of protection around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Europe's droughts affecting crops, increasing fire risks 30 August 2022, 23:54 CET
The drought situation in many regions of Europe remains severe, according to the European Commission's latest assessment, with vegetation and crops showing the negative effects of drought.

Brussels focuses on recovery for 2023 Baltic Sea fishing quotas 23 August 2022, 13:58 CET
The European Commission adopted Tuesday its proposal for fishing opportunities for 2023 for the Baltic Sea, focusing on efforts to rebuild fish stocks which remain under severe pressure.

EU ends Greece's 'enhanced surveillance' on 20 August 22 August 2022, 09:15 CET
The EU ended the 'enhanced surveillance' of Greece on 20 August, the European Commission announced, judging the country to have delivered on reforms and the policy commitments it made.

EU and Moderna adapt delivery schedules for COVID-19 vaccines 11 August 2022, 00:09 CET
The European Commission and Moderna reached an agreement Tuesday to better address the needs of EU Member States for COVID-19 vaccines for the late summer and winter period.

EU disburses EUR 1 bn macro-financial assistance for Ukraine 11 August 2022, 00:09 CET
The European Union continued its support to help Ukraine shore up its public finances Wednesday with disbursement of a new EUR 1 billion macro-financial assistance operation for the country.

EU guidelines promote greater reuse of water in agriculture 10 August 2022, 00:15 CET
Facing droughts in several EU Member States, the Commission published guidelines Wednesday for applying rules on the safe reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation.

New EU rules on work-life balance enter into force 03 August 2022, 23:23 CET
New EU-wide rules to improve work-life balance for parents entered into force on Tuesday, setting minimum standards for paternity, parental leave and offering the right to request flexible working.

Brussels to extend transport corridors to Ukraine, Moldova 02 August 2022, 22:49 CET
As Russia continues its war of aggression against Ukraine, Brussels proposed Thursday to extend four European transport corridors to Ukraine and Moldova, including to the ports of Mariupol and Odessa.

EU commits to reducing gas demand by 15 pct next winter 02 August 2022, 22:49 CET
As the EU prepares for possible disruptions of gas supplies from Russia, Member States reached a political agreement Tuesday on a voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by 15 per cent this winter.

EU takes action against UK for not complying with Brexit Protocol 28 July 2022, 22:46 CET
The Commission launched four new infringement procedures against the United Kingdom Friday for not complying with significant parts of its Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

EU to double Azerbaijan gas imports by 2027 26 July 2022, 16:05 CET
The EU signed an agreement Monday to strengthen cooperation with Azerbaijan, including doubling gas imports to the EU by 2027, as part of European efforts to move away from Russian fossil fuels.