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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 ...
Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions over excessive deficits
EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels Tuesday backed sanctions against Spain and Portugal for failing to correct their excessive deficits according to their ...
EU foreign ministers call for relaunch of Syria peace talks
The parties involved in the Syrian conflict need to relaunch a political solution in the framework of the UN-led Geneva process, EU foreign affairs chief ...
EU green light for tougher controls on firearms
EU ministers gave the green light Tuesday to a revision of the firearms directive, which provides for more rigorous controls on the acquisition and possession ...
Brussels consults on EU equal pay guarantee
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather information on the impact of EU rules on equal pay and how to better implement and enforce ...
Brussels expands temporary framework to recapitalisation
The Commission has adopted a second amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March to enable EU states to support the ...
Electricity backup systems given EC green light
The European Commission approved Wednesday under EU State aid rules six electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland, ...
EU sets up sanctions against Turkey for Cyprus oil drilling
The EU Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures Monday in response to unauthorised drilling by Turkey of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean, ...
Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud
The EU Commission unveiled Thursday new tools to make the EU's Value Added Tax system more fraud-proof and to close loopholes which can lead to large-scale VAT ...