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Airbnb in breach of EU consumer rules

Added: 16.08.2018 17:27 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has announced that Airbnb's terms and conditions and its pricing policy is breaking EU rules.


[Ticker] EU hits back over Salvini's blame for bridge collapse

Added: 16.08.2018 12:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has rebuked Italy's deputy premier Matteo Salvini's comments on EU "constraints" related to the Genoa bridge disaster. The commission wanted "to make a few things clear", spokesman Christian Spahr said Thursday. "For the record, under the agreed fiscal rules, member states are free to set specific policy priorities, for instance the development and maintenance of infrastructure. In fact, the EU has encouraged investment in infrastructure in Italy."

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[Ticker] EU to provide €150,000 in aid to Lombok

Added: 15.08.2018 17:29 | 4 views | 0 comments

The EU will contribute €150,000 of emergency assistance to communities most affected by the recent earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, the European Commission announced Wednesday. It said that the aid will help provide access to relief items and access to clean water and basic health care to 4,000 people. The EU is also providing maps of the struck region made by its satellite mapping system.

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French farmers FURY at EU over US imports - 'VERY damaging to European agriculture'

Added: 15.08.2018 15:15 | 16 views | 0 comments

FRANCE’S farmers are turning against the European Commission after they accused Jean Claude Juncker of putting at risk the survival of European agriculture in order to appease Donald Trump.


EU takes on POLAND: Rebel Warsaw faces court case in Brussels’ CRACKDOWN

Added: 15.08.2018 11:16 | 14 views | 0 comments

THE European Commission has increased its legal threats to Poland over its controversial supreme court reforms which gives Warsaw one month to comply or it will be taken to the bloc’s top court and could be stripped of its voting rights.


UK foreign minister: New European Brexit approach needed

Added: 14.08.2018 15:41 | 7 views | 0 comments

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says "we need a change in approach by the European Commission if we are going to have a pragmatic deal that works for everyone" as talks about Britain leaving the European Union have stalled.


[Ticker] Juncker sends condolences over Genoa bridge collapse

Added: 14.08.2018 15:11 | 6 views | 0 comments

A motorway bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, according to Italy's deputy infrastructure minister Edoardo Rixi, who added that the death toll was "likely to rise". European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker issued a statement of sympathy and condolences, while French president Emmanuel Macron said France was "ready to offer all necessary support".

Five EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

Added: 14.08.2018 15:05 | 5 views | 0 comments

France, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Luxembourg have agreed to take some of the 141 migrants on the Aquarius humanitarian ship, the European Commission said on Tuesday.


[Ticker] EU pledges €500,000 more for Indonesian earthquake island

Added: 14.08.2018 12:42 | 7 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has said on Tuesday that it will provide €500,000 in additional aid to the earthquake-struck Indonesian island Lombok. "This additional contribution will provide crucial support to those in need and ensure that the most vulnerable among the affected people have enough means to cope through this difficult time", said humanitarian aid commissioner Christos Stylianides. Last week, the commission pledged an initial €150,000 in emergency assistance.

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[Ticker] EU commission in talks with states on new Aquarius migrants

Added: 14.08.2018 11:41 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Commission is discussing where to disembark 141 people with "a number of member states that have approached us regarding this incident", a spokeswoman said Tuesday. However, she refused to say which or how many member states. "We hope that a swift solution can be found as soon as possible so that the people on board the Aquarius can be safely disembarked," she added.

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