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Mobile roaming surcharges in EU to end by summer
The last hurdle on the way to ending retail 'roaming' surcharges, scheduled for 15 June 2017, was cleared Thursday as the European Parliament voted for the ... last modified 08 April 2017, 23:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Websites can store IP Addresses, rules EU Court
A website operator can store certain personal data relating to visitors of the site if it helps to identify the visitor and also to protect itself against ... last modified 20 October 2016, 18:41 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU boosts aid to Ethiopia after worst ever El Nino
The European Commission has announced aid for Ethiopia worth some EUR 122.5 million, amidst a worsening humanitarian situation caused by one of the most severe ... last modified 08 April 2016, 23:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU takes next step over judicial reforms in Poland
The EU Commission took the next step in an ongoing infringement procedure against Poland Wednesday, sending a 'reasoned opinion' regarding a new disciplinary ... last modified 18 July 2019, 15:39 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
UN climate talks begin with call to accelerate action
The 2017 UN climate change conference got under way Monday, aiming for speedier, more ambitious global action on climate change and put the world on a safer, ... last modified 07 November 2017, 18:11 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back new rules for funding of political parties
The European Parliament in plenary Tuesday approved new rules governing the public funding for European political parties and foundations, to ensure that this ... last modified 18 April 2018, 22:50 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU slaps EUR 12.5m antitrust fine on Nike
The EU Commission fined Nike EUR 12.5 million Monday for banning traders from selling the licensed merchandise of some of Europe's best-known football clubs to ... last modified 27 March 2019, 00:54 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU top Court affirms freedom of establishment
An EU Member State cannot impose mandatory liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another state, the European Court of Justice affirms ... last modified 26 October 2017, 00:12 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Auditors pass 2019 EU accounts, but 'too many spending errors'
EU auditors signed off the EU's 2019 accounts as 'true and fair' Tuesday, but their annual report concluded that payments had too many errors, and they also ... last modified 10 November 2020, 18:30 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Plastics alliance to bolster Europe's recycling market
A new Circular Plastics Alliance of of key industry stakeholders, launched Tuesday by the EU Commission, with the aim of improving the economics and the ... last modified 13 December 2018, 18:10 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Court upholds EU ban on bee-harming pesticides
The Commission was right to impose restrictions on the use of three bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides, imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, the EU's ... last modified 17 May 2018, 21:17 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU to invest EUR 421m in smart, green transport projects
The EU Commission is proposing investment of EUR 421 million in projects promoting digitalisation and fostering intelligent, safe and sustainable finance ... last modified 28 March 2019, 12:32 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs veto alertness claims for energy drinks
Euro-MPs voted on Thursday to veto European Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost 'alertness' or ... last modified 12 July 2016, 00:09 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU agrees draft deal on EUR 6.1 bn fisheries fund
EU legislators agreed a provisional deal Friday on how EU states spend fisheries funds for 2021-2027, with tailored support for small-scale coastal fishing and ... last modified 08 December 2020, 21:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New whistleblower tool to help EU fight cartels
A new tool launched Thursday by the European Commission will make it easier for individuals to blow the whistle about secret cartels and other antitrust ... last modified 17 March 2017, 00:19 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Mental health issues cost EU 4 pct of GDP: report
Mental health and preventing mental illness not only have social consequences but are estimated to cost more than 4 per cent of GDP across the EU, the 2018 ... last modified 22 November 2018, 18:10 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Updated guidelines for EU's nature protection network
The European Commission published Wednesday an updated guidance for national authorities and citizens on how to conserve and manage the Natura 2000 network of ... last modified 25 November 2018, 17:14 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs vote to end daylight saving time from 2021
2021 could be the last year with a seasonal time change in the EU following the European Parliament's vote Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting clocks by ... last modified 27 March 2019, 18:56 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Kitkat protected status in doubt in EU Court's opinion
The future of the three-dimensional shape of Nestle's ‘Kit Kat 4 fingers’ chocolate as an EU trade mark is in doubt following Thursday's opinion of the ... last modified 19 April 2018, 20:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU rules on small antennas pave way for 5G network
The EU Commission adopted an implementing regulation on small-area wireless access points Wednesday - crucial for the deployment and increased coverage of ... last modified 02 July 2020, 00:14 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Record high for EU agri-food exports in 2016
The European Union had an agri-food trade surplus of EUR 18.8 billion in 2016, according to a Commission report, with the annual value of agri-food exports ... last modified 27 February 2017, 13:51 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Chipmaker Qualcomm fined EUR 242m for 'predatory pricing'
The EU Commission fined US tech giant Qualcomm EUR 242 million Thursday, for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets, sold below cost with the aim ... last modified 23 July 2019, 14:02 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU chemicals agency proposes safer tattooing
The EU's Chemicals Agency proposed Monday to restrict hazardous substances used in tattooing inks and permanent make up, with a view to making tattooing safer ... last modified 14 December 2020, 23:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU states likely to miss 2030 clean air targets
Most EU Member States are at risk of not complying with their 2020 or 2030 emission reduction commitments, a first Commission report on implementation of the ... last modified 30 June 2020, 23:58 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU looks to satellites to check farm payments
The EU Commission adopted new rules Friday which would for the first time expressly allow a range of modern technologies to be used when carrying out checks ... last modified 28 May 2018, 18:58 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Juncker sets up Task Force for Brexit talks
Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has set up a Task Force to prepare for and conduct negotiations with the United Kingdom over leaving the European ... last modified 15 September 2016, 12:22 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Court rules on Spanish use of rolling fixed-term contracts
The use of successive fixed-term contracts to cover permanent needs in the health care sector are contrary to EU law, the European Court of Justice has ruled. last modified 14 September 2016, 23:27 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Trade secrets directive to protect innovation in Europe
New EU rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets were agreed by EU ministers Friday, the aim being to protect ... last modified 31 May 2016, 10:46 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU aims for near zero-energy buildings by 2050
MEPs set a goal of near zero-energy buildings in the EU by 2050 Tuesday as they gave final approval to the Energy Performance of Buildings directive for ... last modified 18 April 2018, 23:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU looks for joint breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine
The EU Commission presented Wednesday plans for a joint European approach to the development, manufacture and deployment of vaccines against COVID-19, and a ... last modified 18 June 2020, 20:39 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%