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Tariffs would damage US car industry, EU warns Trump
Imposing tariffs on imports of EU cars would damage US trade and its own car industry, the European Union warned Monday in formal comments to the United States ...
Albania, N. Macedonia ready for accession talks, says EU
The EU Council should open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, the Commission recommended Wednesday in its annual assessment of reforms in ...
Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide for 5 years
The European Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate Tuesday, following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between ...
End of mobile roaming charges in the EU
EU roaming charges no longer apply from 15 June 2017, meaning Europeans who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices ...
Social media needs to do more against fake accounts, says EU
The EU Commission welcomed Tuesday the commitment of Facebook, Google and Twitter to act against disinformation but said more needs to be done ahead of ...
MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces
MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples ...
MEPs greenlight fisheries management plan for EU's Western Waters
The European Parliament voted through the Multi-annual Fisheries Management Plan for the EU's Western Waters Tuesday, covering the Atlantic Ocean between ...
EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership talks
The EU opened a new chapter on financial and budgetary provisions in accession talks with Turkey Thursday - the twelfth meeting of the country's accession ...
German growth forecast cut as economic uncertainty continues
GDP growth in Germany is forecast to be particularly subdued this year, as global uncertainties continue to weigh on Europe's economy, according to the EU ...
EU targets pollution with review of fuel-burning plants
The EU Commission took action Monday against pollution from large combustion plants, such as power stations and district heating plants - responsible for about ...
Ministers make limited progress on energy efficiency
EU ministers agreed reduced energy efficiency targets Monday, of 30 per cent by 2030, as well as what has been termed an 'unambitious' revision of the Energy ...
EU set to clamp down on online scams
EU ministers agreed Monday a general approach to strengthen cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection ...
Europe still playing catch-up on innovation: report
The European Union is catching up with Canada and the US in terms of innovation performance, but the picture among Member States is more mixed, with innovation ...
Germany can do more to help eurozone, says EU
With its persistently high current account surplus, Germany could do more to help the eurozone economy, the European Commission said Wednesday in its annual ...
Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules
The European Union closed its excessive deficit procedure for Greece Monday, confirming that the country's deficit is now below 3 per cent of GDP, the EU's ...
EU moves to boost access to venture capital
The European Commission proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds and to the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds regulations Thursday in a ...
Brussels okays German state aid for high speed internet
The EU Commission has endorsed under EU state aid rules three German virtual access products that will allow the use of so-called vectoring technology in ...
No backstop, no consent to UK Withdrawal Agreement, say MEPs
MEPs made clear Thursday that the European Parliament would not give its consent to a UK Withdrawal Agreement which did not include the backstop-insurance ...
MEPs again reject blacklist of states at risk of money laundering
The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high risk of money laundering, MEPs said after again rejecting in committee a ...
5G mobile internet a step closer with 700 MHz deal
EU Member States will make the 700 MHz band available for wireless broadband by 2020, enabling a shift to 5G mobile internet, Parliament and Council ...
MEPs back EU ban on single-use plastics from 2021
Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed Wednesday in the EU ...
New EU rules clamp down on multinationals' tax avoidance
Member States formally adopted new EU rules to prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries Monday, closing down so-called 'hybrid mismatches' with the tax ...
Juncker sets up task force on 'doing less more efficiently'
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker established a new task force on Tuesday, the 'Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality' tasked with 'Doing ...
31m fake goods seized at EU borders in 2017
Customs authorities detained over 31 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over EUR 580m, according to ...
EU initials partnership agreement with Malaysia
The chief negotiators of the European Union and Malaysia have initialled text of an EU-Malaysia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement at a ceremony held at the ...
EU agrees provisional deal to strengthen consumer rights online
The EU institutions reached a draft deal Tuesday on new rules to make it easier and safer to buy and sell both goods and digital content across borders - ...
Commission sets out plan for sustainable Europe
The European Commission set out a framework for development cooperation for the EU and its Member States Tuesday, with plans for implementing the UN 2030 ...
EU targets end to data localisation
The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to ...
Give us the tools to combat unfair trade, says Brussels
The EU Commission called on Member States Wednesday to support its efforts to provide the EU with stronger and more robust defence instruments against unfair ...
EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement
The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the ...