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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 ...
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 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 ...
MEPs move to ban use of phosphates in kebabs
The European Parliament could veto a Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat, following serious concerns over a potential link between phosphates ...
EU welcomes WTO Boeing ruling against US
The EU has welcomed the World Trade Organisation's ruling Thursday which it says vindicates the EU position that the United States has taken no steps to comply ...
MEPs set out plan to save Europe's bees
The EU needs a long-term strategy to rebuild the bee population, the EU Parliament said Thursday calling for more investment in protecting bee health, fighting ...
Legislators sign off on major reform of EU electricity market
EU legislators agreed Wednesday to new electricity market rules to better integrate renewable energy, help consumers switch energy providers and end state ...
EU Parliament votes to upgrade rail passenger rights
Updated rules to EU rail passengers' rights should include higher compensation rates for delays and better assistance to people with reduced mobility, the EU ...
MEPs vote for stronger gun control
Euro-MPs, debating in committee on a draft update of the EU firearms directive, voted Wednesday to introduce stronger controls on 'blank-firing' guns, to ...
Brussels mulls digital initiatives for healthcare
The European Commission launched a public consultation Thursday on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of ...
Turkey 'moving away from the EU': enlargement report
Turkey is moving away from the EU, the Commission warns in its annual assessment of potential EU members' progress in implementing political and economic ...
EU leaders reject Britain's 'Chequers plan' for Brexit
EU leaders at a summit Thursday rejected the 'Chequers plan' of UK prime minister Theresa May, saying its framework for economic cooperation would not work, ...