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[Ticker] EU sets up natural disaster rescue team

Added: 23.11.2017 14:30 | 8 views | 0 comments

The European Commission on Thursday announced plans to set up a special reserve of people tasked to tackle natural disasters throughout Europe. Called 'rescEU', the reserve will work alongside national authorities, in case of need. "When a disaster strikes, I want the European Union to offer more than condolences," said EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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[Ticker] Commission relaxes rules on labelling free range eggs

Added: 22.11.2017 13:49 | 10 views | 0 comments

European poultry farmers who are forced by government order to keep their free range chickens confined due to public health concerns, may continue to sell their eggs as 'free range' for 16 weeks after confinement, the European Commission announced on Wednesday. Previously the maximum was 12 weeks. In 2016, an avian flu outbreak lasted longer than that period, leading to .

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Ireland to collect up to €13b in disputed taxes from Apple in coming weeks

Added: 22.11.2017 5:48 | 15 views | 0 comments

After failing to meet the European Commission's January 3 deadline, Ireland has said it expects to collect the disputed taxes in the coming weeks.

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[Ticker] EU negotiators agree partial ban on geo-blocking

Added: 21.11.2017 8:10 | 16 views | 0 comments

EU national governments, MEPs, and the European Commission agreed on Monday evening to ban discrimination by online shops based on a consumer's location, a practice known as geo-blocking. However, the new rules do not apply to audiovisual content, like films or music. "With the new rules, Europeans will be able to choose from which website they wish to buy, without being blocked or re-routed," said Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip.

[Ticker] EU Commission 'confident' on German stability

Added: 20.11.2017 11:26 | 16 views | 0 comments

The European Commission is "confident" that Germany's constitution will guarantee "stability and continuity" in the country, after on Sunday, the EU executive's spokesman told journalists on Monday. The talks' failure threw doubt on chancellor Angela Merkel's ability to govern in the coming months.

Air quality atlas for Europe: Mapping the sources of fine particulate matter

Added: 17.11.2017 21:01 | 11 views | 0 comments

The European Commission published today an Air Quality Atlas for Europe. This new publication produced by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) helps to pave the way for targeted air quality measures by mapping the origins of fine particulate matter in Europe's largest cities.

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[Ticker] EU signs social declaration

Added: 17.11.2017 13:26 | 13 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and Estonian PM Juri Ratas, on behalf of EU member states, signed on Friday the , a document outlining principles for a social dimension to EU policies. The declaration focuses on equal access to labour market and working conditions, social protection and inclusion. EU leaders are meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the social summit.

Part of UK's £13bn foriegn aid budget spent on coconut farming in Caribbean, 'dance project' in Tanzania and yoga in India

Added: 17.11.2017 9:16 | 18 views | 0 comments

The UK spent £1.5 billion supporting European Commission aid programmes - including one to help the coconut sector in the Caribbean - according to newly released figures.

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[Analysis] Lower waste targets still not low enough for EU states

Added: 17.11.2017 6:50 | 11 views | 0 comments

EU member states want to lower waste recycling targets further, after the European Commission already proposed lowering them.

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Google lodges appeal against 2.4bn EU fine

Added: 17.11.2017 2:03 | 6 views | 0 comments

Google appeals record European Commission fine.

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