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Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules
The European Union closed its excessive deficit procedure for Greece Monday, confirming that the country's deficit is now below 3 per cent of GDP, the EU's ... last modified 26 September 2017, 23:26 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU moves to boost access to venture capital
The European Commission proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds and to the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds regulations Thursday in a ... last modified 14 July 2016, 22:28 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New EU legal framework for AI sets standards for trust
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday a first-ever legal framework on artificial intelligence, with guarantees of safety and fundamental rights while ... last modified 26 April 2021, 23:51 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Europe readies EUR 81.4 bn to mitigate effects of pandemic
The European Commission presented proposals Monday for financial support of some of EUR 81 billion to 15 EU Member States to help protect jobs and workers ... last modified 27 August 2020, 23:44 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Final approval for EU's 'right-to-repair' directive
The EU Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to a directive making it easier for consumers to seek repair instead of replacement and repair services will become ... last modified 03 June 2024, 23:57 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
G20 leaders agree to make Covid vaccines available and affordable for all
At the weekend summit of the G20 countries, leaders expressed a commitment to coordinated global action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and support for the ... last modified 24 November 2020, 00:00 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels okays German state aid for high speed internet
The EU Commission has endorsed under EU state aid rules three German virtual access products that will allow the use of so-called vectoring technology in ... last modified 14 August 2017, 22:32 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
New ranking guidelines to make online search more transparent
New ranking guidelines for online searches, published Monday by the EU Commission, allow online platforms to improve the transparency of their ranking ... last modified 08 December 2020, 21:50 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU ups defences against foreign interference in elections
The EU Council adopted a new regulation Monday on the transparency and targeting of political advertising, aimed at countering information manipulation and ... last modified 11 March 2024, 22:17 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels turns off tap of Russian state-controlled media in the EU
The EU introduced new sanctions on Russia Wednesday in response to its brutal military aggression against Ukraine, urgently suspending the broadcasting ... last modified 02 March 2022, 23:04 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
MareNostrum giant boost for supercomputing power in Europe
European supercomputer MareNostrum 5 was inaugurated Thursday. Ranked one of the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, it will be accessible to ... last modified 22 December 2023, 00:01 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
No backstop, no consent to UK Withdrawal Agreement, say MEPs
MEPs made clear Thursday that the European Parliament would not give its consent to a UK Withdrawal Agreement which did not include the backstop-insurance ... last modified 28 January 2019, 12:17 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs again reject blacklist of states at risk of money laundering
The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high risk of money laundering, MEPs said after again rejecting in committee a ... last modified 04 May 2017, 15:29 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
5G mobile internet a step closer with 700 MHz deal
EU Member States will make the 700 MHz band available for wireless broadband by 2020, enabling a shift to 5G mobile internet, Parliament and Council ... last modified 16 December 2016, 15:55 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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%
Hungary takes over EU Council presidency
Hungary began its six-month stint as president of the EU Council on 1 July, vowing to 'Make Europe Great Again', with a focus on competitiveness and ... last modified 04 July 2024, 00:15 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%
Brussels issues EUR 4bn call for net-zero proposals under EU innovation fund
The European Commission opened the EU Innovation Fund's 2023 call for proposals Thursday with a budget of EUR 4 billion to support the deployment of innovative ... last modified 27 November 2023, 22:19 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%