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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 ...
EU food agency consults on cumulative risk of pesticides
The European Food Safety Authority, the EU's food agency, opened a public consultation Tuesday on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by ...
Italy set for EU reprimand over excessive debt
An Excessive Deficit Procedure is warranted against Italy over its rising debt, the European Commission said Wednesday in its 'Spring Package' recommendations ...
EU agrees aid package for Irish beef producers
EU Member States agreed Thursday to make EUR 50 million available to support Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of ...
Barnier urges transparency and trust in Brexit talks
Speaking to a European Parliament plenary session which underlined the EU's united approach, chief negotiator Michel Barnier called for transparency and trust ...
Euro-Parliament gives green light to emission curbs for off-road machinery
Euro-MPs backed Wednesday plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery such as lawn ...
EU Parliament approves ban on single-use plastics
Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under plans approved by ...
One hour for Internet firms to remove terrorist content
Internet companies would be forced to remove content promoting terrorism within an hour of being informed, under new EU rules adopted by an EU Parliament ...
Greece begins new chapter as EU bailout ends
Greece regained its place 'at the heart of Europe' Monday as the EU brought to an end its three-year bailout programme with praise for the efforts of the Greek ...
New EU rules promote competition in cross-border parcel delivery services
New rules to provide clearer information on Europe-wide prices of parcel delivery services and boost consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping ...
EU probes Spain's support for coal power plants
The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation Monday into whether Spain's environmental incentive for coal power plants - to meet EU mandatory ...
EU clamps down on terrorism financing
The European Commission proposed Tuesday to strengthen EU rules on anti-money laundering in a bid to counter terrorist financing and increase transparency ...
Brussels takes action against UK over Chinese shoe fraud
The EU Commission sent a 'reasoned opinion' to the United Kingdom Monday on account of its failure to act against customs fraud relating to Chinese shoe ...
EU mulls upgrade to rules on machinery safety, product liability
With a view to ensuring that legislation keeps up with emerging digital technologies and innovative products, the Commission published evaluation reports ...
Brexit to overshadow Slovakia's EU presidency
The result of the UK referendum overshadowed the launch of Slovakia's first-ever EU presidency on 1 July, as the College of Commissioners met the Slovak ...
EU Court confirms EUR 60m phosphates cartel fine
The EU Court of Justice confirmed Thursday a European Commission fine of nearly EUR 60 million imposed on the Roullier group for sharing the phosphate market ...
Renewables increase share of EU energy consumption
Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources are steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the EU, reducing the need for CO2-emitting ...
New counter-terrorism law backed by MEPs
Travelling abroad for terrorist purposes, inciting terrorism and financing terrorist activities will be made a crime following a vote in the European ...
More wind, solar power needed if EU is to meet renewables targets
The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a report by the ...
Terrorist content removed from web in 1 hour under new EU rules
In his State of the Union address to the EU Parliament Wednesday, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker outlined new rules which would get terrorist content ...
Fintech action plan to boost innovation in financial services
Europe should become a global hub for FinTech innovation, the Commission said Thursday as it unveiled a plan to harness opportunities offered by ...
EU opens probe into LSE - Deutsche Boerse merger
The Commission is to investigate whether the proposed merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse would reduce competition in several ...
Truck producers hit by record EUR 2.93 bn cartel fine
The EU Commission on Tuesday fined truck producers - including Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF - a total of EUR 2.93 billion for participating in a ...
MEPs demand fair protection for posted workers
MEPs adopted new draft rules Tuesday to ensure that posted workers are better protected and fair competition for companies, with changes concerning ...
New debt recovery rules enter into force
Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU ...
EU looks to reform asylum system
The European Commission proposed to reform Europe's asylum system Wednesday, promising a fairer and more sustainable system for allocating asylum applications ...
EU agrees end to geo-blocking barriers to e-commerce
EU ministers agreed Monday to ban barriers to e-commerce known as 'geo-blocking' which prevent online customers from buying products or services from a website ...