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Brussels signals end to temporary border controls
The EU Commission recommended Wednesday that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls at some of their internal Schengen ...
Malta's unique role in pivotal year for the EU
European Union leaders visited Malta Wednesday to mark the launch of the first Maltese EU presidency, as it takes on a pivotal role in Europe's political ...
MEPs vote to cap the price of phone calls
The European Parliament approved Wednesday the EU's telecoms package that caps intra-EU calls, makes super-fast 5G networks possible by 2020 and creates alert ...
New EU rules on card fees enter into force
New rules to make the costs of payments with debit or credit cards more transparent to retailers and consumers and allow them to make efficient choices entered ...
23 EU states launch new era for European defence cooperation
23 EU Member States - though not the United Kingdom - signed an historic pact Monday to cooperate more closely in future on security and defence in the wake of ...
EU set to strengthen data protection rules
The EU is set to give the final nod to a legislative package on reform of its data protection rules, following first reading adoption by the Council.
Simpler VAT rules to boost European e-commerce
New rules covering the VAT environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU, unveiled Thursday by the European Commission, aim to help businesses buy and sell ...
Clean up act on car emissions, MEPs tell EU
The European Commission and EU Member States need to act swiftly to improve car emissions tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, Euro-MPs said in ...
EU settles Budget deal for 2017
EU finance ministers and Euro-MPs reached a provisional deal on the 2017 EU budget in the early hours of Thursday morning, with money focused on tackling the ...
EU proposes screening of foreign investments
As part of its new trade package, the European Commission unveiled proposals Thursday to set up a European framework for screening foreign direct investment ...
30 pct European content quota under new media services directive
The EU institutions reached preliminary agreement Thursday on revised rules for audiovisual media, focusing on protection of minors, hate speech and 30% ...
EIB signs SME finance deals with Malta, Slovakia
The European Investment Fund has signed new SME financing agreements with banks in Malta and Slovakia to provide low-cost loans to small- and medium-sized ...
Brexit risk to Euro economy remains: ECB's Draghi
The eurozone economy has been resilient to global and political uncertainty, particularly to the UK's Brexit vote, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi ...
EU approves EUR 243m environment funding
The European Commission approved funding of EUR 243 million from the EU budget Thursday for projects under the LIFE programme supporting nature, the ...
Parliament, Council reach deal on EU-wide penalties for money laundering
The European Parliament and the EU Member States reached provisional agreement Thursday on strengthened criminal law measures to counter money laundering.
EU - U.S. Privacy Shield goes operational
From 1 August, companies can sign up to the Privacy Shield with the U.S. Department of Commerce who can verify their privacy policies comply with data ...
EU on the right track towards a circular economy: report
The European Union is making good progress on the road to a climate-neutral, competitive circular economy, the EU Commission declared Monday as it published a ...
2017 EU Budget focuses on growth, jobs and migration
The EU Budget for 2017 continued its progress through the EU institutions Monday, as the Council focused on measures to address the migration crisis and its ...
Cross-border parcel delivery boost for European SMEs
The EU institutions provisionally agreed Thursday on new rules to make cross-border parcel delivery tariffs more transparent and allow regulators to better ...
Monetary policy supporting EU growth: ECB's Draghi
The Eurozone economy has shown "remarkable resilience" in the face of adverse developments, as growth continues at a moderate pace, European Central Bank chief ...
Euro-MPs address new online privacy rules
A European Parliament committee is working on new privacy rules which would take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users ...
EU blocks ThyssenKrupp-Tata Steel joint venture
The EU Commission gave the thumbs down Tuesday to a proposed joint venture between major steelmakers Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp, saying it would have reduced ...
Brussels looks to extend scope of EU rules on work contracts
The EU Commission is in talks with trades unions and employers' organisations on making rules on employment contracts fairer and more predictable for all types ...
EU provides more clarity on air passenger rights
New guidelines for air passengers flying in the European Union bring more clarity to existing rules and facilitate their enforcement ahead of the summer ...
Amazon not obliged to provide phone no for consumers: EU Court Opinion
Amazon and other e-commerce platforms are not obliged to make a telephone number available for consumers on their web pages, the EU top Court's Advocate ...
New EU rules on occupational pension funds in force
The EU's revised Directive on occupational pension funds, known as IORP II, which came into force on 13 January, aims to increase savers' trust in work pension ...
MEPs vote to raise CO2 emissions targets for cars
Market uptake of electric and low- emission cars would be expected to accelerate following a vote Wednesday by the European Parliament to lower CO2 emissions ...
EU agrees position on emissions trading reform
EU environment ministers reached an agreement Tuesday on the revision of the Emission Trading System, opting for more ambitious policy changes than agreed by ...
EU tightens ban on equipment used for torture
The European Parliament approved Tuesday revised EU rules to prevent trade in goods and services that may contribute to torture or execution, such as electric ...
EU on track for climate change talks, say finance ministers
European finance ministers confirmed the EU mandate for the upcoming Marrakesh conference Tuesday, agreeing to provide public finance to tackle the causes and ...