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[Ticker] Von der Leyen red-faced over Croatia election video

Added: 15.01.2021 6:06 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has all-but admitted president Ursula von der Leyen was wrong in helping a fellow centre-right politician in national elections in Croatia. "The commission will clarify the practical modalities for the participation of its members in national election campaigns in guidelines," her deputy, Maroš Šefčovič, said in a letter to the EU Ombudsman, published Thursday. Von der Leyen filmed a Croatian election-campaign video, using EU studios, in July.

[Opinion] How to fix EU's weak Digital Services and Markets Acts

Added: 15.01.2021 6:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

The recent attack on the US Capitol reveals the toxicities of digital media platforms, but the European Commission's proposed competition laws won't fix it.

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[Ticker] EU to propose independent ethics body

Added: 14.01.2021 6:03 | 8 views | 0 comments

European Commission vice-president Vera Jourova said she is committed to putting forward a proposal to create an independent, inter-institutional, ethics body. "I am convinced that we will see the creation of an independent ethics body," she said. Jourova was mandated for the task and said work is needed in the coming months "to achieve concrete progress" before tabling a proposal.

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EU alleges Amazon abused competition rules by using data to gain unfair advantage

Added: 13.01.2021 15:19 | 9 views | 0 comments

"We disagree with the preliminary assertions of the European Commission and will continue to make every effort to ensure it has an accurate understanding of the facts.," said Amazon.


[Ticker] France seeks EU money for US-hit winemakers

Added: 13.01.2021 6:23 | 11 views | 0 comments

France has urged the European Commission to hurry up with compensation for French winemakers hit by US tariffs. "I regret the slowness with which the European Commision is responding to our request about a compensation fund. This sector is hard hit and needs European support," French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday. The US tariffs come in a long-standing transatlantic dispute on aviation subsidies.

[Coronavirus] EU vaccine negotiator: joint-purchase doses will 'come first'

Added: 13.01.2021 6:05 | 10 views | 0 comments

EU top negotiator on vaccines contracts defended the EU's joint approach on vaccinations - amid a wave of critics who blame the European Commission for not buying enough doses and calls for increased transparency.

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EU to scrutinise Hungary 'ignoring asylum ruling'

Added: 13.01.2021 6:05 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Court of Justice told Hungary in December to stop forcing asylum seekers back into Serbia. The European Commission is now demanding Budapest follow the judgement - but Hungary has since reintroduced a special legal order, under Covid-19.

[Ticker] EU joins China and US space race

Added: 13.01.2021 6:03 | 13 views | 0 comments

European industry, national governments, and EU experts are to launch an "alliance" to build new rocket-launcher technology, the European Commission said Tuesday. The project represented a "more offensive and aggressive" strategy than before he said, to "ensure an autonomous access to space" for European satellites in the context of Chinese and US competition. The EU is spending €15bn on joint space programmes in the 2021 to 2027 period.

[Ticker] EU quiet on Erdoğan idea to revisit 2016 migration pact

Added: 12.01.2021 6:05 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Commission refused to comment on Monday on a proposal by Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to update the 2016 migration pact, meant to stop people from reaching the Greek islands. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Erdoğan had spoken by phone over the weekend. "This is a conversation, which is taking place in a process," said chief commission spokesperson, Eric Mamer.

EU seeks public comments on draft regulation for Salmonella

Added: 31.07.2018 5:02 | 1 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has called for feedback on the draft of a regulation concerning Salmonella testing and sampling in poultry. Comments on the draft act can be made until Aug. 16. To read the draft and file comments, please click here to visit the official website. The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed...



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