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Thousands of Uighurs have rallied outside the European Commission to press Brussels into taking action against China whom they accuse of oppressing them. Uighurs are Muslim Turkic people who live near to China's border with Central Asia. The President of the World Uyghur Congress accused ...
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules Italian plans to prolong two motorway concessions and impose a cap on their tolls. This will enable around €8.5 billion of investments to go ahead while reducing the impact on users and limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner ...

Today, Member States' representatives in a Standing Committee have backed a proposal by the European Commission to further restrict the use of three active substances (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, known as "neonicotinoids") for which a scientific review concluded that their outdoor use ...
joint conference of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission. Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the EU- Moldova Association Council. Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of Moldova. Mr Neven Mimica in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (until 05/05): meets Mr Carlos ...
Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, said: "Today's Memorandum reflects the shared objectives of the European Commission and the European Stability Mechanism, which are to safeguard ...
Vaccination: Commission calls for stronger EU cooperation against preventable diseases. Today, the Commission is issuing a set of recommendations for how the EU can strengthen cooperation in the fight against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. This follows President Juncker's call, in his ...

BERLIN — She's an under-60 polyglot, a political centrist who enjoys power, but isn't intoxicated by it. Behind closed doors, her demeanor is polite and calm, yet forceful. Most important, she's discreet. Meet France and Germany's dream candidate for the next president of the European Commission.
The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a preliminary political agreement on the main elements of revised rules to apply to audiovisual media across Europe. The negotiations will officially conclude in June when the European Parliament, Council and Commission will meet to ...
Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and follow President Juncker's State of the Union announcements of 13 September ...
Today the European Commission is presenting a series of measures to put artificial intelligence (AI) at the service of Europeans and boost Europe's competitiveness in this field. The Commission is proposing a three-pronged approach to increase public and private investment in AI, prepare for ...
BRUSSELS -- The European Commission is set to single out Russia directly for what it calls Moscow's "information warfare" as part of EU efforts to fight back against online disinformation campaigns considered a threat to European security. The draft of a communique seen by RFE/RL states that "mass ...
This initiative follows the references to the food chain in President Juncker's State of the Union speeches of 2015 and 2016, and is a political response to the resolution by the European Parliament adopted in June 2016 inviting the European Commission to submit a proposal for an EU-level framework ...
The European Commission's efforts to strengthen farmers' position in the food supply chain draws on the work of the Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) expert group. This group of 12 experts drawn from across the food supply chain met between January and November 2016 to discuss a wide range of ...
With its 24 member countries, which include most of the G20 countries, plus the European Commission, the CEM represents about 90% of global clean energy investment and 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions. For the EU and our Scandinavian co-hosts, the CEM meeting will therefore provide an ...
Sweden has the lowest level of traffic mortality in the European Union, according to new figures from the European Commission, which say Bulgaria and Romania are the worst with around four times as many traffic-related deaths per citizen as the Nordic nation. Around 23,500 people were killed in traffic in ...
Why is the Commission making a proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model? This proposal is a direct follow-up to: The Commission's reply to the European Citizens Initiative on glyphosate, and specifically to peoples' concerns regarding the studies to be used in the ...
Today, the European Commission is proposing a New Deal for Consumers to ensure that all European consumers fully benefit from their rights under Union law. While the EU already has some of the strongest rules on consumer protection in the world, recent cases like the Dieselgate scandal, have shown ...

LONDON — The European Commission has raided the London offices of Rupert Murdoch's Fox network as part of a competition probe into the market for sports rights.
Sources at the location told the newspaper that authorities were trying to be discreet and had been told to keep details of their mission confidential. The Telegraph reported that investigators will be on site through Wednesday and maybe Thursday. Shares of Fox fell more than 1 percent in extended trading.
The European Commission has searched 21st Century Fox Inc.'s FOX, +0.10% FOXA, +0.25% Fox Networks Group headquarters in the U.K., and a spokesperson said Fox is "cooperating fully" with the commission, according to reports. Shares of 21st Century Fox were flat in late trading after ending the ...
The European Commission has announced new funding of €180 million for aid projects in Greece, including to scale up the flagship 'Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme which helps get refugees into urban accommodation and out of camps and provides them with ...
Nigel Farage faced criticism from fellow Members of European Parliament after he attacked the “unaccountable” European Commission for the fast-track appointment of Martin Selmayr. Frank Engel MEP for European People's Party in Luxembourg hit back at Mr Farage for his comments of "nepotism" and ...
The structure of the European Commission's proposal is largely in line with the solutions that have been implemented or are being contemplated by many countries, as outlined in the OECD's interim report 2018. In a sense, the new tax contemplated as an interim solution is largely similar to the so-called ...
Athens' tumultuous economic period looks to be continuing as the European Commission announced financing for refugee aid projects in the stricken Mediterranean country. The cash aims to strengthen the “emergency support for integration and housing development” programme (ESTIA) that helps ...
Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches. This is the first ever EU ...
The European Commission has outlined a plan to change the system of taxation for large Internet companies. The argument is that huge digital companies like Google and Amazon have been paying an unfair, low tax rate in Europe. Most of the biggest firms are American, and they say they're being unfairly ...
The meeting between the African Union and the European Commission in Brussels on 23 May will be an important opportunity to discuss this further. We will be focussing on delivering on our joint commitments as agreed in Abidjan, to advance the strategic priorities for our cooperation for the coming years.
“Receipt of the European Commission's approval is a major success and a significant milestone,” said Werner Baumann, chief executive officer of Bayer. “Together with Monsanto, we want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a more sustainable way that benefits both consumers ...
I am sure you have already been well informed by now on what sustainable finance means to the European Commission. I once more want to thank Mr. Thimann on the excellent job that you have done with the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and on creating an basis for what sustainable ...
The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda. This event is an opportunity to maintain the momentum established at the One Planet Summit, cementing the support and ...
GREENVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KEMET Corporation ("KEMET" or the "Company") (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, announced today that the European Commission (the "Commission") has completed its investigation into alleged ...
"Receipt of the European Commission's approval is a major success and a significant milestone," said Bayer CEO Werner Baumann. "Together with Monsanto, we want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a more sustainable way that benefits both consumers and the environment.".
Business group Ibec has rejected the European Commission's proposed digital tax as “harmful and costly to businesses” and “shape-throwing” by France's EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici. The representative group, one of the biggest lobbying for business in Europe, warned about the ...
Three sub-themes fed into this discussion: Reinforcing innovation, job creation and social fairness in the Multiannual Financial Framework; New forms of work: challenges and opportunities for employment and social dialogue, and Economic and social convergence to strengthen growth and resilience.
Every day, 20 billion emails and 150 million social media posts are written, and 650 million online searches are carried out in the EU. These statistics show how much the internet has transformed our lives. Yet not everything has kept pace: global corporate tax rules are over one hundred years old and are ...
The European Commission wants to see big tech firms pay a 3% tax on some of their revenues. This is a major break from the traditional way of calculating tax based on profits. The European Union's executive body is frustrated with the relatively low corporate taxes paid by firms such as Facebook (fb, ...
The European Commission has today proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws fit for the modern economy and the digital age. The recent boom in digital ...
To deal with this water crisis, the European Commission and the Palestinian Authority, together with the European Investment Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the World Bank decided to construct a large-scale desalination plant.The project includes the desalination plant itself, power supply ...
Among the topics to be discussed today are the actions taken by the European Commission in order to contribute to long-term synergies between science, research, innovation and culture for the benefit of cultural heritage. These include providing digital access to physically inaccessible sites, helping ...
We underline the value of the joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions as an important step further to promote cooperation against terrorism at local level. We also highlight the Commission's Action Plan to support the protection of public spaces as a key ...
The European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for not reviewing and updating the River Basin Management Plans for the seven river basin districts in the Canary Islands (El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, La Palma, Lanzarote, and Tenerife). River basin ...
The Commission decided today to send letters of formal notice to Cyprus, Greece and Malta for not levying the correct amount of Value-Added Tax (VAT) on the provision of yachts. This issue can generate major distortions of competition and featured heavily in the coverage of last year's 'Paradise Papers' ...
The Commission is marking International Women's Day with the release of its 2018 report on equality between men and women, as well as a presentation of a report on women in tech. We are not there yet. The Commission has acted to trigger change. It put forward a proposal to improve the work-life ...
... at least a 27% share of renewables in final energy consumption; and at least 30% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario – an additional €180 billion a year is needed, states the European Commission. This figure increases to €270 billion, annually, when the goals for the energy, ...
The European Commission also unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech). The Action Plan envisages to nable the financial sector to make use of the rapid advances in new technologies, such as blockchain, ...
The European Commission has presented the European Semester Winter Package. The package includes 27 Country Reports (for all Member States except Greece, which is under a stability support programme), the annual analysis by Commission staff on the economic and social situation in Member ...
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, is set to reveal plans for a joint regulatory effort on fintech, including Blockchain, Reuters reported Monday, March 5. A copy of a draft document seen by the publication, due for release “as soon as this week,” suggests a desire for EU regulators to adopt ...
The European Commission's Vice-President in charge of Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic held phone conversations with Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, Naftogaz CEO Andrei Kobolev and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Saturday and Friday. The conversations focused on ...
The European Commission took note yesterday of the announcement by the President of the United States of the imposition of additional import duties on EU exports of steel and aluminium to the United States. In reaction to the announcement President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker ...
For business, important separation issues include customs procedures, the movement of goods, intellectual property, public procurement, data protection and Euratom. o Yesterday, the European Commission presented a draft text – a complete text – which we will now discuss with Member States, in close ...


 

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