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New EU nature plan focuses on boosting nature economy
An action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, unveiled by the Commission Thursday, is aimed at helping European regions reap ...
EU removes geo-blocking barriers to e-commerce
The EU gave the final green light Tuesday to a ban on unjustified geo-blocking, a discriminatory practice that stops online customers buying products from a ...
EU to clamp down on illegal import of cultural goods to finance terrorism
The EU Commission put forward Thursday new rules to clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods from outside the EU, often linked to ...
Synthetic opioids a growing health threat: EU report
Highly potent synthetic opioids pose a growing health threat, according to an EU report Tuesday which highlights rising overdose deaths and continued ...
Gender pay gap persists, women earn 16.3% less than men
A report on gender equality to mark International Women's Day on Wednesday shows that despite women's employment rate reaching an all-time high, women still ...
EU proposes to curb subsidies causing overfishing in WTO countries
The European Union called for WTO talks on fishery subsidies Monday to combat the depletion of fish stocks and the devastation of natural habitats.
MEPs present dieselgate first findings
Evidence from the first draft report from the European Parliament's committee into dieselgate, published Monday, reports shortcomings in Member State ...
EU green light for new rules to resolve tax disputes
EU finance ministers gave their green light Tuesday to a new system for resolving resolve tax disputes between Member States, including over double taxation, ...
EU Parliament go-ahead for trade deal with Singapore
The European Parliament gave its endorsement Wednesday to the free trade and investment protection deals between EU and Singapore, serving as blueprint for ...
Euro-MPs pass controversial Internet copyright law
The EU Parliament approved new Internet copyright rules Tuesday, giving Internet platforms liability content users upload, and journalists a share of ...
Public websites to be accessible to all
The websites of hospitals, courts and other public sector bodies will have to be made accessible to disabled and elderly people, under new EU-wide rules ...
EU prolongs Schengen controls for six months
Foreign affairs ministers agreed Thursday to prolong by six months controls at certain internal Schengen borders of the EU in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark ...
MEPs vote against market economy status for China
EU Parliament members voted against dumping and the granting of market economy status (MES) to China Thursday. This is seen as an important signal that the EU ...
Concern over decrease in EU's development aid
A decline in development aid from the EU and its Member States is linked to an 80 per cent reduction in debt relief operations and a decrease in in-donor ...
EU Court backs UK limits on child benefits
The UK can require recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right of residence in Britain, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday.
Patent applications for self-driving vehicles surge in Europe: study
Innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDVs) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution, according to a new study published ...
Brussels seeks common approach to 5G security threats
The EU Commission recommended a common EU approach to 5G security Tuesday, setting out measures to ensure 5G infrastructures are resilient and secure from ...
EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence
The European Commission referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU Monday due to the violations of the principle of judicial independence created by a ...
EU defends Greek deficit statistics
The European Union has defended the credibility of Greece's statistics body ELSTAT, as its former head Andreas Georgiou remains under threat of prison over ...
Road deaths toll improves but EU targets may not be met
Road safety statistics released Tuesday by the European Commission show a drop of 2 per cent in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU in 2016, which ...
EU, UK clarify position to WTO on tariff quotas after Brexit
The EU and Britain sent a joint letter to members of the World Trade Organization Wednesday, setting out their intended approach to certain WTO issues arising ...
EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme
The EU Court of Justice dismissed Wednesday cases brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's provisional mechanism for the mandatory ...
Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform
The EU Commission launched its agenda to reform taxation of online business Thursday, paving the way for a legislative proposal on EU rules for taxation of ...
EU maps out closer relationship with China
The EU adopted Wednesday a Communication entitled 'Elements for a new EU strategy on China', which maps out the European Union's relationship with China for ...
EU to extend digital partnership to eastern neighbours
The EU Commission hosted a ministerial meeting with Eastern Partnership countries Tuesday with a view to extending the Digital Single Market to its east ...
EU strikes deal to boost workers' rights in non-standard jobs
The EU struck a provisional deal Thursday on a proposal for more transparent working conditions, with minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based ...
EU agri-food trade balance hits record levels
The EU agri-food trade balance stood at a record EUR 1.5 bn in April 2016, compared to EUR 1 bn in April 2015, the European Commission announced Monday in its ...
Brussels approves Peugeot acquisition of Opel
The European Commission gave its unconditional approval to the acquisition of Opel by Peugeot Wednesday, concluding that the transaction raised no competition ...
EU-Japan data sharing agreement comes into effect
The EU Commission adopted Wednesday an 'adequacy decision' which allows personal data to flow freely between the European Union and Japan on the basis of ...
EU highlights risks attached to investors' residence schemes
Investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by some European states imply a number of risks for the EU, including money laundering, tax evasion and ...