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Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform
The EU Commission launched its agenda to reform taxation of online business Thursday, paving the way for a legislative proposal on EU rules for taxation of ...
EU maps out closer relationship with China
The EU adopted Wednesday a Communication entitled 'Elements for a new EU strategy on China', which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for ...
EU to extend digital partnership to eastern neighbours
The EU Commission hosted a ministerial meeting with Eastern Partnership countries Tuesday with a view to extending the Digital Single Market to its east ...
EP green light for EU-Vietnam free trade deal
The free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam, approved by an EU Parliament committee Tuesday, will remove virtually all ...
EU strikes deal to boost workers' rights in non-standard jobs
The EU struck a provisional deal Thursday on a proposal for more transparent working conditions, with minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based ...
EU agri-food trade balance hits record levels
The EU agri-food trade balance stood at a record EUR 1.5 bn in April 2016, compared to EUR 1 bn in April 2015, the European Commission announced Monday in its ...
EU support programme helps Greece towards financial stability
Greece has shown steady recovery since it successfully concluded its European Stability Mechanism support programme to restore financial stability and promote ...
Brussels approves Peugeot acquisition of Opel
The European Commission gave its unconditional approval to the acquisition of Opel by Peugeot Wednesday, concluding that the transaction raised no competition ...
EU-Japan data sharing agreement comes into effect
The EU Commission adopted Wednesday an 'adequacy decision' which allows personal data to flow freely between the European Union and Japan on the basis of ...
EU highlights risks attached to investors' residence schemes
Investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by some European states imply a number of risks for the EU, including money laundering, tax evasion and ...
Brussels launches social security information system
The EU Commission launched Monday a new IT platform that will connect electronically around 15,000 social security institutions of EU Member States plus ...
EU launches trade talks with New Zealand
EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem launched negotiations Thursday for a comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand, aimed at removing barriers to ...
Brussels proposes upgrade of REACH chemicals law
The European Commission proposed Monday a number of improvements to the implementation of REACH, the EU's chemical regulation, to better protect consumers, ...
Von der Leyen's new Commission affirms green credentials
EU Member States accepted Tuesday the list of Commissioners until 31 October 2024 proposed by European Commission president-elect Ursula Von der Leyen, with ...
Stricter C02 emissions standards for new cars and vans come into force
A new EU Regulation setting stricter CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (vans) in the EU came into ...
Developing countries' exports boosted by EU trade preferences
Exports to the EU from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences reached a new high of EUR 69 ...
MEPs' copyright changes put pressure on tech giants
Internet tech giants including Google and Facebook could be made to monitor, filter and block internet uploads under amendments to the draft Copyright ...
Ministers agree 2019 fishing quotas for Baltic Sea
After day-long talks, EU fisheries ministers agreed Monday on next year's total allowable catches (TACs) and member states' quotas for the ten commercially ...
EU launches ICT, pharma cases against India, Turkey at WTO
The EU brought two disputes in the World Trade Organisation against India and Turkey Tuesday, respectively targeting unlawful import duties on IT products and ...
EU agrees cap on international call fees by 2019, 5G network by 2020
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 ...
EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable", says EU
EU Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released by the European Commission on Tuesday in ...
EU ready for talks on air transport agreements
European transport ministers gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the EU Commission to start talks on comprehensive air transport agreements with south-east Asian ...
Safeguards for children in criminal proceedings apply across the EU
New rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings apply across the EU from Tuesday, when a directive on special safeguards for children starts to apply.
EU proposes tax transparency for multinationals
Multi-national companies operating in Europe will be required to publish country-by-country information on the tax they pay, according to new proposals ...
MEPs call for worldwide ban on animal testing of cosmetics
The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a worldwide ban on the animal testing of cosmetics before 2023, the European Parliament's Environment Committee ...
Conditional EU approval for Bayer buy of Monsanto
The EU Commission approved Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto Wednesday, declaring itself satisfied with the parties' remedies, worth well over EUR 6 billion, to ...
EU sets out plans to finance green economy
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday to finance its new European Green Deal, which it says would lead to more than EUR 1 trillion of public investment through EU ...
EU set to ratify Kigali greenhouse gas amendment
The European Union adopted Monday a decision to conclude the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol that ensures protection of the climate from the powerful ...
EU fines car lighting systems cartel EUR 27m
The European Commission fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR 27 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel concerning the supply of vehicle ...
EU sets sights on new stimulus for capital markets union
The European Commission launched a public consultation Friday with a view to developing faster and more ambitious progress towards a Capital Markets Union ...