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[Ticker] US votes in favour of Nord Stream II sanctions

Added: 25.07.2017 23:22 | 6 views | 0 comments

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted by 419-3 in favour of new Russia sanctions that could see German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms fined for investing in Nord Stream II, a Russian project to build a gas pipeline to Germany. The bill must still pass a second senate vote and be signed by the president, but could prompt an angry reaction from Berlin and by the European Commission.

[Ticker] Polish president vetoes justice reforms

Added: 24.07.2017 9:35 | 5 views | 0 comments

Polish president Andrej Duda said on Monday that he will not sign the reforms of the Supreme Court and the National Council for the Judiciary, which would put both institutions under political control. He said he had not been consulted before the bills were introduced. The European Commission had said that the reforms "considerably increase the threat to the rule of law in Poland."

Poland Battles Against EU By Continuing With Logging in Bialowiez, Judiciary Reforms

Added: 21.07.2017 19:52 | 20 views | 0 comments

Security guards forcibly ejected protesters that were trying to help preserve Poland's Bialowieza Forest, one of the last ancient forests in Europe, in a project that has drawn the threat of a lawsuit from the European Union on Friday, according to Reuters. UNESCO called on Poland to halt the logging operations in Bialowieza, saying that it could otherwise put the forest on its list of world heritage sites in danger, while the European Commission asked the European Court of Justice to take interim steps to help halt the logging. The battle is just one issue being fought out by Poland's nationalist-minded government and the European Union authorities in Brussels. On Friday, Polish lawmakers...

[Ticker] Polish parliament adopts controversial justice reform

Added: 20.07.2017 14:33 | 7 views | 0 comments

The Polish parliament on Thursday adopted a reform that puts the Supreme Court under government control. The European Commission had called for the Polish government to suspend the bill. The EU executive said this law and two recent others, . The commission is likely to trigger Article 7 next week, a procedure that can lead to sanctions.

[Ticker] Slovak PM threatens to boycott inferior food

Added: 20.07.2017 8:11 | 6 views | 0 comments

Slovakian PM Robert Fico said Wednesday that he would negotiate with the European Commission to demand new legislation against inferior food products being sold in Central Europe. If the talks fail, he said he would need to impose restrictions on those imports. The Visegrad countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland - have repeatedly complained about companies selling lower-quality foodstuff in Central Europe, compared to western EU countries.

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[Investigation] Commission: clean up diesel cars, or EU agency inevitable

Added: 19.07.2017 15:39 | 6 views | 0 comments

"It seems we have not yet reached the bottom of the emission scandal", said the European commissioner for industry, Elzbieta Bienkowska, in a confidential letter.

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Brexit talks begin in Brussels

Added: 17.07.2017 21:00 | 14 views | 0 comments

Dozens of British officials and their EU counterparts have got the first full round of Brexit negotiations under way, bringing a quiet buzz to the European Commission's Brussels headquarters.


European Union votes more stringent restrictions on the use of methylisothiazolinone

Added: 17.07.2017 10:10 | 30 views | 0 comments

The Regulation 2017/1224 adopted by the European Commission on 6 July 2017 (published at the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 July 2017) is amending the conditions of use of Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in cosmetic products. This preservative has been identified as a major cause of skin allergies. The substance 2-Methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (CAS number 2682-20-4), which has been assigned the name Methylisothiazolinone under the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (...) -


Death penalty will end Turkey's EU bid, warns Juncker

Added: 17.07.2017 8:29 | 9 views | 0 comments

Turkish president Erdogan said he would reinstate capital punishment, for people behind last year's failed military coup. But European Commission president Juncker says the move would end Turkey's bid to join the EU.

Anti-Juncker protests erupt in Greece after he’s awarded honorary degree

Added: 14.07.2017 17:30 | 14 views | 0 comments

ANGRY protests broke out on the streets of Greece after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received a honorary law degree from a local university.


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