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EU sugar quotas come to an end
The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the EU, were scrapped on 30 September, after nearly 50 years, part of a major ...
EU strengthens sanctions against North Korea
EU ministers strengthened restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday, and prolonged sanctions over actions against ...
MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions ...
Bulgaria, Romania still have work to do on corruption
The fight against corruption and organised crime in Romania and Bulgaria still has some way to go, the EU Commission said in a report on judicial reform and ...
Record numbers take part in Erasmus exchange programme
678,000 Europeans - more than ever before - were able to study, train, work and volunteer abroad with the help of Erasmus+, the EU's education and training ...
Member States need to do more on pensions, says EU
Further measures are needed if EU Member States are to maintain the income of men and women for the duration of retirement and prevent old-age poverty, an EU ...
EU-Japan trade deal set to enter into force February 2019
February 1, 2019 is the date set for entry into force of the EU’s trade agreement with Japan, as the European Parliament gave its consent Wednesday to the ...
MEPs call on EU to tackle food waste mountain
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment committee put forward a number of possible measures Tuesday to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste ...
UK broadband scheme complies with EU state aid rules
The UK's National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020, which aims to connect homes and businesses throughout the UK to high speed broadband. complies with EU state ...
EU slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese, Russian steel
The European Union slapped anti-dumping duties on 'cold rolled steel' from China and Russia on Thursday, with the stipulation that they should remain in place ...
EU looks to strengthen security cooperation after attacks
The European Commission urged EU Member States to improve security cooperation on Wednesday, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
MEPs demand ban on pulse fishing
Members of the European Parliament voting Tuesday on new EU rules on how, where and when fish can be caught, demanded in an amendment a ban on the use of ...
Google hit by EU anti-trust charges over Android
The European Commission accused Google Wednesday of breaching EU antitrust rules, 'abusing its dominant position' in the Android market by imposing various ...
EU plans EUR 5 billion defence fund
The EU Commission set out proposals Wednesday to strengthen Member States' joint defence capabilities, defence spending efficiency and a EUR 5 bn European ...
European water quality set for EU upgrade
The EU Council adopted its position Tuesday on a proposal to revise the drinking water directive, a result of the first-ever successful European citizens' ...
EU energy reforms disappoint critics
Member States agreed four legislative proposals under the EU's Clean Energy Package Monday, mapping Europe's energy transition over the coming decade, but ...
Gender employment gap costs Europe EUR 370 bn per year
The total cost of a lower female employment rate in the European Union - more than 10 per cent lower than the male equivalent - is EUR 370 billion, according ...
Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency
The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe ...
Dual quality food testing procedure ready in April
The common testing methodology for dual quality of food, developed by the EU's Joint-Research Centre, is to be ready in April, European Commissioner Vera ...
EU agrees deep-sea fish quotas for 2017-18
The EU Council agreed Monday on total allowable catches and quotas for deep-sea stocks in the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2017 ...
EU maps out joint 2017 legislative priorities
The three EU institutions, European Council, Commission and Parliament, have negotiated a joint declaration on their 2017 priorities for the first time, ...
EU states must be ready for new data protection rules, says Brussels
With new EU data protection rules set to come into force on 25 May, the European Commission has published guidance to help Member States prepare for the ...
EU outlines agenda for safe, clean, connected transport
The EU Commission outlined a package of measures to modernise Europe's transport system Thursday, with a goal of safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and ...
Nearly 16,000 victims of trafficking in the EU
15,846 women, men, girls and boys were registered as victims of trafficking in the EU, according to a report presented Thursday by the European Commission on ...
Commission confirms Spain, Portugal missed budgetary targets
The European Commission confirmed Thursday that Spain and Portugal will not correct their excessive deficit by recommended deadlines, and that they risk ...
Brussels okays Slovakia state aid to Jaguar Land Rover
The EU Commission gave its approval Thursday to Slovakia's EUR 125 million investment aid to Jaguar Land Rover, saying it is in line with EU State aid rules, ...
Online business platforms to be more transparent under new EU rules
New rules for online platforms, announced Thursday by the EU Commission, aim to create a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for their ...
New European framework promotes quality apprenticeships
EU employment ministers boosted the development of a skilled and qualified workforce Thursday with the adoption of a recommendation for a European framework ...
European Union mulls future finance post-Brexit
In its fifth reflection paper on the future of the European Union, published Wednesday, the Commission looks at options for financing the EU budget following ...
EU rail freight not on right track: Court of Auditors
The EU's aim of shifting freight from road to rail is not working, said the European Court of Auditors Tuesday in a new report which shows a decline in rail's ...