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Governments call for swift EU action on global deforestation
Seven European governments have ramped up pressure on the European Commission to deliver a long-awaited action plan by the end of the year to tackle global deforestation.

UK in EU Challenge asks Theresa May to reconsider her position on the referendum result
Solicitors acting for the claimants in Wilson & Others vs. The Prime Minister, known as the UK in EU Challenge, led by Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain, are urging Theresa May to reconsider her position in light of the Electoral Commission's decision to refer Arron Banks to the National Crime Agency.

EU financial auditors poke holes in farming plan's green credentials
The European Court of Auditors, the EU' financial watchdog, has poked holes in the European Commission's claims that it is developing a more environmentally friendly farming policy, in a report released today.

SMEunited launches UEAPME into the future
At yesterday's Extraordinary General Assembly, UEAPME decided on SMEunited as the new name for the association for Crafts and SMEs in Europe.

Long-delayed EU strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals - roll out is matter of urgency
Chemicals which change our hormonal system, so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are linked to severe health problems, including infertility, obesity, cancer and genital malformations. Today, the European Commission published a strategy on how the EU can address EDCs - a long overdue update to an earlier 1999 strategy.

All financial institutions must disclose sustainability risks and impacts, say MEPs
WWF applauds the high level of ambition demonstrated by the European Parliament in yesterday’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs’ vote on disclosure relating to sustainability investments and sustainability risks.

Diesel: new data proves that modern diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road
New data released today by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) provides evidence that latest-generation diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road. This data was measured in real-driving conditions by the drivers of the various national type approval authorities.

Political tensions are becoming a challenge for growth in Europe
At the Macroeconomic dialogue, heads of the European Commission, Presidency of the Council of the EU, and European Central Bank, discussed the economic situation in Europe and its challenges with the European Social Partners.

Consumers to be helped by new labelling of the power supply of electric vehicles
ANEC welcomes adoption of the European Standard, EN 17186 'Identification of vehicles and infrastructures compatibility - Graphical expression for consumer information on Electric Vehicle power supply'.

Data reporting: European banks underline need for an integrated and standardized EU framework
The European Banking Federation is calling on financial sector authorities in the European Union to create an integrated and standardized framework for data reporting in order to improve the quality of data while reducing the reporting burden.

EU Lisa, Europol, IOM, Airpol, OSCE, Interpol to deliver briefings at the Border Security Conference in February 2019
SMi Group Reports: Leading agencies to present at the 12th annual Border Security Conference.

EU Ombudswoman starts investigation on risk assessment of genetically engineered soybeans
The office of the European Ombudsman has confirmed it will investigate a complaint by GeneWatch UK, supported by TestBiotech, regarding the authorisation for import of three transgenic crops with altered oil content for use as food and feed.

Registration now open for SMi's 4th annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference
SMi reports: Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague in March 2019

Bremain in Spain celebrates the huge turnout at People's Vote march
Members of the 5,000-strong Bremain in Spain are celebrating a triumphant turnout of over 700,000 people at the People's Vote march that occurred in London on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

A Safer, more Competitive and Responsible EU - WWF calls for a European Sustainability Pact ahead of EU elections
WWF has urged for election candidates and future EU leaders to put people's wellbeing in a thriving environment at the centre of their thinking as they shape the future of the EU and its population.

The GDPR Today - Stats, news and tools to make data protection a reality
25 October 2018 marks the launch of GDPR Today - your online hub for staying up-to-date with the (real) life of the new EU data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The project will monitor the implementation of the law across Europe by publishing statistics and sharing relevant news around key subjects.

European Parliament adopts new EU law to cut farm antimicrobial use
Today, the plenary of the European Parliament adopted a long-awaited law which will restrict the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals and thus help to fight antimicrobial resistance.

President Rabmer-Koller handed over the 2018 EEN award
At the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Award ceremony in Vienna yesterday, UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller handed over the award to Nova Innovation Ltd, a world leader in tidal turbine technology and project development.

Make sure UTP negotiations help farmers - and consumers
Today's European Parliament Plenary gave a mandate to Paolo de Castro MEP to start negotiations with the Council and Commission on the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain. We thank the large number of MEPs who sent a clear signal that they were uncomfortable with many of the amendments put forward in the draft mandate.

European Parliament votes to solidify EU position as global leader in the fight against plastic pollution
Following the ENVI Committee vote two weeks ago, today, the European Parliament (EP) plenary voted on the European Commission's single-use plastic proposal.

Transatlantic dialogue on data protection continues
EuroCommerce, jointly with its US counterpart the National Retail Federation (NRF), and EU and US regulators meet today to discuss the future of the Privacy Shield and other data transfer frameworks in a side-event to the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, providing perspectives on the future of the transatlantic framework and its importance for both EU and U.S. consumers and businesses.

Dangerous substances: a real cause of work-related illnesses
In the context of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, UEAPME welcomes the raising awareness actions related to the campaign managed by OSHA.

Hungarian National Police to Deliver Briefing at the 12th Annual Border Security Conference
SMi Group Reports: The 12th annual Border Security Conference will return to Rome, Italy on the 12-13 February 2019

Working conditions: even more burdens for employers
The European Parliament (EMPL) vote on compromise amendments on transparent and predictable working conditions goes further than the Commission’s proposal on issues such as information, predictability of work, non-standard forms of employment, training, probationary period, transition to another form of employment or employers’ sanctions.

Truck CO2 standards: European Parliament vote highly alarming, says industry
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has expressed its serious concerns on today’s European Parliament vote on the EU's first-ever CO2 standards for trucks.