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Tax cooperation strengthened in next EU budget
Continuing its detailing of plans for the next long-term EU budget, the Commission outlined proposals Friday to make tax and customs cooperation between Member ...
Online markeplaces sign EU pledge on product safety
Four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten - France signed a commitment Monday for faster removal of dangerous products ...
EU slaps EUR 254m fines on Japanese capacitor makers
The Commission fined eight Japanese producers of capacitors a total of EUR 254 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel for the supply of aluminium and ...
EU and global partners pledge EUR 7.4 bn to fund coronavirus vaccine
The EU joined with global partners Monday to pledge EUR 7.4 billion in funding for the development of fast and equitable access to safe, effective and ...
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 ...
Go-ahead for EU free trade agreement with Vietnam
The EU Council adopted Monday a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, clearing the path, on the EU side, ...
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 ...
EUR 2 billion to reinforce EU's crisis response capability
The EU Commission proposed Tuesday to give the EU the capability to react more swiftly when a serious cross-border emergency such as the coronavirus strikes ...
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 ...
Brussels presents new employment and skills agenda
The European Commission outlined a package Wednesday to give improve opportunities for young people in a post-Covid Europe to develop their potential and ...
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 ...
75 start-ups, SMEs selected for EU innovation funding pilot
'Blended' grant and equity financing formed part of a funding package for 75 promising start-ups and smaller businesses announced Thursday, in a pilot offer ...
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 ...
EU unwavering in its support for Ukraine
At the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit in Kiev Monday, the European Union affirmed its strong partnership with Ukraine as well as its support for the country's ...
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 ...
EU grants EUR 314m to innovative companies to combat virus, support recovery
The EU Commission announced the award Monday of nearly EUR 166 million to companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and another EUR 148 million to fund ...