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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.
|[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 .
|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.
|[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.
|[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.
|[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.
|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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