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EU grants EUR 314m to innovative companies to combat virus, support recovery
The EU Commission announced the award Monday of nearly EUR 166 million to companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and another EUR 148 million to fund ... last modified 09 June 2020, 19:16 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back EU ban on single-use plastics from 2021
Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed Wednesday in the EU ... last modified 11 October 2018, 21:24 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
New EU rules clamp down on multinationals' tax avoidance
Member States formally adopted new EU rules to prevent tax avoidance via non-EU countries Monday, closing down so-called 'hybrid mismatches' with the tax ... last modified 30 May 2017, 00:11 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Juncker sets up task force on 'doing less more efficiently'
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker established a new task force on Tuesday, the 'Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality' tasked with 'Doing ... last modified 15 November 2017, 17:49 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New COVID-19 slot relief to help EU airlines
The EU announced Thursday it is preparing new temporary rules to help air carriers cope with the drastic decline in air traffic caused by the Coronavirus ... last modified 29 January 2021, 00:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
31m fake goods seized at EU borders in 2017
Customs authorities detained over 31 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over EUR 580m, according to ... last modified 01 October 2018, 22:57 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU initials partnership agreement with Malaysia
The chief negotiators of the European Union and Malaysia have initialled text of an EU-Malaysia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement at a ceremony held at the ... last modified 07 April 2016, 18:45 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU states agree taxonomy for sustainable business
EU ambassadors gave a green light Wednesday to a proposal for a first EU-wide classification system, or 'taxonomy', to allow businesses to determine what ... last modified 26 September 2019, 22:29 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Coronavirus: banking package to facilitate bank lending
A new banking package, adopted Tuesday by the EU Commission, aims to ensure that banks can continue to lend money to support the economy and help mitigate the ... last modified 30 April 2020, 00:14 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU agrees provisional deal to strengthen consumer rights online
The EU institutions reached a draft deal Tuesday on new rules to make it easier and safer to buy and sell both goods and digital content across borders - ... last modified 29 January 2019, 23:16 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU states slow to implement environment legislation: report
Implementation by EU Member States of environmental legislation has been sluggish in a number of key areas such as pollution, biodiversity and water quality, a ... last modified 12 September 2022, 23:00 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Commission sets out plan for sustainable Europe
The European Commission set out a framework for development cooperation for the EU and its Member States Tuesday, with plans for implementing the UN 2030 ... last modified 23 November 2016, 18:24 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU targets end to data localisation
The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to ... last modified 21 September 2017, 00:25 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Give us the tools to combat unfair trade, says Brussels
The EU Commission called on Member States Wednesday to support its efforts to provide the EU with stronger and more robust defence instruments against unfair ... last modified 20 October 2016, 00:26 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU-US Privacy Shield review finds room for improvement
The EU- U.S. Privacy Shield is doing a good job in protecting the personal EU personal data but there is some room for improving its implementation, the ... last modified 18 October 2017, 21:03 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU, US move to end Boeing-Airbus trade dispute
The EU and the US agreed to end the Boeing-Airbus trade dispute Tuesday, suspending tariffs worth USD 11.5 billion, and paving the way to resolving the longest ... last modified 16 June 2021, 14:24 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU greenlights landmark rules for internet platforms
The European Parliament gave the final go-ahead Tuesday to a new EU digital rulebook setting out tougher standards on the accountability of online companies, ... last modified 05 July 2022, 23:08 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU 'repairability index' to make phones last longer
The European Commission set out proposals Friday for new rules to help consumers make informed and sustainable choices when purchasing mobile and cordless ... last modified 19 June 2023, 17:31 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Health systems in Europe: vaccine hesitancy a major public health threat
Vaccine hesitancy is a major public health threat all across Europe, the European Commission finds in reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 ... last modified 28 November 2019, 21:06 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU announces EUR 1 billion commitments to protect the ocean
The EU at a conference renewed its pledges towards international ocean governance, presenting a list of 44 commitments for the 2020-2022 period for an amount ... last modified 14 April 2022, 23:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 02 October 2017, 23:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 14 September 2017, 18:05 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 19 October 2017, 14:06 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 January 2017, 22:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 26 January 2017, 23:05 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Coronavirus: EU issues new call for EUR 122m research funding
The European Commission put out a call for expressions of interest for new funding of EUR 122 million Tuesday for urgently needed research into the ... last modified 20 May 2020, 23:31 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Helping small businesses trade internationally
The European Commission launched the Access2Markets online portal Tuesday, to help small and medium-sized firms trade beyond the EU’s borders and successfully ... last modified 13 October 2020, 17:43 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
New Single European Sky proposal to cut aviation emissions up to 10 pct
The EU Commission put forward a proposal Tuesday to upgrade the Single European Sky regulatory framework, with more modern management of European airspace and ... last modified 23 September 2020, 14:22 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 02 May 2018, 23:37 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
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 ... last modified 13 December 2018, 18:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%