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MEPs vote to end barriers to cross-border shopping
The European Parliament ratified an agreement Tuesday to make it easier for consumers to buy from a website based in another EU country, without the obstacle ...
Mogherini visit boost for EU-Iran cooperation
EU cooperation with Iran was given a boost over the weekend with the visit by EU foreign affairs representative Federica Mogherini to Tehran, where the two ...
"We are not naïve": EU agrees screening of foreign investment
"We are not naïve free traders" said EC president Jean-Claude Juncker as he welcomed Wednesday's agreement by EU institutions on screening incoming foreign ...
'Free wifi for Europeans' plan gains MEPs backing
A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and offered without discrimination, is on its way, following a vote by the ...
Green light for talks on EU-Japan Passenger Name Record agreement
The EU Council gave a green light Tuesday for the start of negotiations with Japan on an agreement to enable the transfer of Passenger Name Record data from ...
Brussels raises import tariffs on China steel
The EU Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat steel products from China Thursday, fixing at higher duties than provisional ...
Green deal at centre of EU Commission's 2020 work plan
The EU's key challenge in 2020 is to grasp opportunities offered by the ecological and digital transitions, its chief Ursula von der Leyen said as she set out ...
EU tightens screw on corporate tax dodgers
The EU continued its fight to close tax avoidance loopholes Tuesday, as finance ministers agreed their position on rules to close down 'hybrid mismatches' with ...
EU proposes ban on new psychoactive substance
The European Commission proposed Wednesday to subject the new psychoactive substance MDMB-CHMICA, sometimes referred to as 'Black Mamba', to control measures ...
Waste and recycling targets pave way for EU's circular economy
European ministers adopted Tuesday a new waste package which sets out new rules for waste management and establishes legally binding targets for recycling, as ...
MEPs vote on EU-wide rules for sales of goods
MEPs approved Thursday a single set of rules to ensure consumers buying online or face-to-face in a local shop obtain the remedies they are entitled to if they ...
EU looks to spend EUR 1bn on supercomputer plan
The European Commission unveiled Thursday its plans to invest jointly with the EU's Member States up to EUR 1 billion in building a world-class European ...
Stop pretending to negotiate, Barnier tells UK
Three years after the Brexit referendum, rather than pretending to negotiate, the UK needs to come up with legally binding solutions to the backstop problem, ...
EUR 20 bn boost for artificial intelligence in Europe
The EU Commission presented a coordinated plan Friday, prepared with the EU Member States, to foster the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in ...
EU policy for the Arctic unveiled
The EU set out Wednesday a strategy for integrating policies on the Arctic region, focusing on climate change, environmental protection, sustainable ...
EU and Japan reach agreement on historic free trade deal
On the eve of the G20 summit, EU and Japanese leaders announced Thursday a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade deal and closer political cooperation ...
Gabon airlines taken off EU air safety blacklist
Airlines certified in Gabon were released from the EU's Air Safety List Monday following the country's improvements to aviation safety, but Armenia's Civil ...
New guidelines to cut EU food waste
Guidelines to lifting barriers to food donation in the EU, just published by the Commission, clarify relevant EU legislation and are seen as a key deliverable ...
EU formally extends sanctions against Russia
The European Union prolonged economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy by a further six months on Monday, continuing its response to ...
Brussels looks for short-term glyphosate extension
The European Commission called Wednesday for the EU Plants Animals Food and Feed Committee to meet on June 6 to discuss a limited extension of the ...
Blue economy boost for Western Mediterranean
An EU initiative launched Wednesday aims to promote sustainable blue growth and jobs, preserve ecosystems and biodiversity and boost maritime safety in the ...
German eco cars scheme gets EU green light
A scheme to roll out a user-friendly network for charging electric vehicles across Germany is in line with EU state aid rules, the European Commission ...
More needed on plastics recycling, EU tells industry
The European Commission is looking for more commitments from industry on plastics recycling, following a preliminary assessment Tuesday of voluntary pledges ...
MEPs look to boost workers' rights in the gig economy
New rules on minimum rights for workers in on-demand, voucher-based or platform employment, such as Uber or Deliveroo, were approved by a European Parliament ...
EU agrees deal to access online films and TV while abroad
EU citizens will be able use their subscriptions to online music, games, films and TV shows while travelling abroad under new rules informally agreed Tuesday ...
EU blocks Hutchison acquisition of O2 in the UK
The European Commission blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation Wednesday. It says the merger would have led to less ...
EU sets out strategy to tackle scourge of plastic waste
The EU made a bid for leadership in the global battle against plastic waste Tuesday by setting out a bold strategy to get rid of the single-use plastics that ...
EU greenlights EUR 3.2 billion battery research project
The European Commission approved Monday under EU state aid rules a 'Common European interest' project jointly notified by seven EU Member States to support ...
EU scientists to benefit from 'European cloud'
A new 'European cloud', unveiled by EU Science Commissioner Carlos Moedas, is to give Europe's researchers and scientists a new virtual environment to help ...
EU Globalisation Fund proves its worth
An EU report on the performance of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, published Wednesday, affirms its role in providing support to people losing ...