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EU action on animal welfare not living up to promise: auditors
EU action on animal welfare has been successful in important aspects, but weaknesses persist in relation to farm animals, according to a new report from the ... last modified 15 November 2018, 18:16 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Registration opens for free EU wireless hotspots
The European Commission invited Europe's municipalities Tuesday to register their details for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces, ... last modified 21 March 2018, 18:48 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
France.com cannot be registered as a trademark
The French government succeeded Tuesday in its attempt to have the European Court of Justice outlaw an attempt by a French businessman to register the sign ... last modified 26 June 2018, 23:12 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back plans to tackle over-fishing in the North Sea
A European Parliament committee gave its backing Wednesday to plans to tackle overfishing and offer more security to local fishermen by introducing ... last modified 14 July 2017, 00:31 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs greenlight tougher anti-dumping rules
The European Parliament gave its green light Wednesday to start talks soon with national governments on new EU anti-dumping rules designed to give better ... last modified 06 July 2017, 12:35 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Protected status for Welsh coracle-caught salmon
Salmon caught using the ancient Welsh traditional method of coracle fishing was awarded protected EU status Tuesday when it was added to the EU's quality ... last modified 22 February 2017, 14:34 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU travellers still not aware of their passenger rights
Only 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry in the previous 12 months know that the EU has put in place rights ... last modified 14 January 2020, 23:50 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Hungarian ad tax 'breaches EU State aid rules'
The Hungarian advertisement tax is in breach of EU State aid rules, the European Commission has found, because its progressive tax rates grant a selective ... last modified 08 November 2016, 17:02 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Latvia tops Europe's innovation scoreboard
EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, with Latvia the fastest growing innovator, according to the Commission's 2016 European Innovation ... last modified 14 July 2016, 23:02 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court
A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the ... last modified 18 October 2017, 23:10 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels consults on EU targets to restore Europe's biodiversity
The EU Commission made a bid Monday to restore Europe's damaged ecosystems and help tackle climate change, as it launched a public consultation on legally ... last modified 13 January 2021, 21:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Commission is circular economy champion: WEF
The EU Commission received the 2019 Circular Economy prize at the World Economic Forum Monday, in recognition of its work to accelerate the EU's transition ... last modified 23 January 2019, 23:38 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Temporary EU border controls extended 3 months
The EU Commission proposed Wednesday to prolong controls at certain internal Schengen borders - in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway - for a further ... last modified 27 October 2016, 12:31 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU approves BioNTech -Pfizer contract for access to vaccine
The Commission approved a fourth contract with pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Pfizer Wednesday, providing for an initial purchase of 200 million doses ... last modified 12 November 2020, 17:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Ease of doing business compared for 25 European cities
A new report from the World Bank Tuesday assesses the support and obstacles entrepreneurs find in setting up and expanding businesses in 25 cities in Croatia, ... last modified 04 July 2018, 18:29 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU extends sanctions on Russia for another six months
The EU Council agreed a formal extension of economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy Wednesday, until 31 ... last modified 28 June 2017, 22:53 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU businesses need transparent and fair online platforms: MEPs
An EU Parliament committee approved Thursday a draft law which requires online platforms such as Google and Amazon to end unfair practices to businesses and ... last modified 10 December 2018, 13:57 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers
Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, MEPs said Tuesday as they called for an EU-wide protection plan giving ... last modified 24 October 2017, 23:20 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Austria's Good Friday law discriminatory: EU Court
Austria's granting of a paid public holiday on Good Friday only to employees who are members of certain churches constitutes religious discrimination ... last modified 24 January 2019, 20:59 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Erasmus+ pivotal role in building inclusive Europe
More people than ever before are taking part in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme, the number of projects supported continues to grow, and the programme ... last modified 28 January 2019, 12:18 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU Court delivers another blow to Uber service
Uber, the taxi app for smartphones, again found itself on the wrong side of the EU's top Court Tuesday when its Advocate-General said France could ban it for ... last modified 04 July 2017, 16:42 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EC proposes 'de minimis' aid increase for farmers
Brussels is proposing to increase the maximum amount of agricultural state aid that Member States can distribute without prior notification from EUR 15,000 to ... last modified 04 March 2018, 23:57 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Europe's .eu a soaring success in cyberspace
The .eu online domain name is enjoying a runaway success in cyberspace with over 2.5 million registered users during its first year. last modified 11 April 2007, 19:47 CET — filed under: , , , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
New energy labels for EU household appliances
Labels on household appliances such as fridges, washing machines and ovens will have to include more information on energy consumption, following a vote by ... last modified 20 May 2010, 13:04 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Culture strategy to help drive EU foreign policy
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini adopted a new EU strategy for international cultural relations Wednesday, with a view to making the EU a stronger ... last modified 09 June 2016, 17:21 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels withdraws Court action against Ireland over illegal aid to Apple
Following the confirmation by Ireland that the full recovery of the illegal State aid granted to Apple has been finalised, the EU Commission decided Thursday ... last modified 19 October 2018, 00:37 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU mulls options for a more sustainable Europe by 2030
A Reflection Paper published Wednesday by the EU Commission looks at options to deliver the Union's commitment on UN Sustainable Development Goals, including ... last modified 04 February 2019, 16:02 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Erasmus+: EU publishes 2020 student exchange programme call
The EU Commission published Tuesday its 2020 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme - opportunities for young Europeans to study and train abroad - with ... last modified 06 November 2019, 22:57 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Nantes named European Capital of Innovation 2019
The city of Nantes in north-west France has been named the European Capital of Innovation 2019, the EU Commission announced Wednesday at the European Research ... last modified 25 September 2019, 23:16 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU talks with Valvena could secure 60m vaccines
The European Commission concluded exploratory talks with the French biotech company Valneva Tuesday, with a view to purchasing its potential vaccine against ... last modified 17 January 2021, 21:43 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%