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5 things to watch in Brussels’ crisis recovery blueprint

Added: 09.08.2020 19:20 | 10 views | 0 comments

European Commission plan will set off battles on multiple fronts.

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[Ticker] 'Better Regulation' is key for EU policy-making, auditors say

Added: 07.08.2020 17:32 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Court of Auditors concluded on Thursday that the set of principles and tools named "Better Regulation" has improved EU policy-making for nearly 20 years. However, the auditors also stressed that more could be done to consult citizens, improve the evidence base for decision-making and enforce EU law. According to a recent OECD study, the European Commission put in place one of the world's most advanced Better Regulation systems.

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[Ticker] EU offers trade perks to Lebanon

Added: 07.08.2020 7:52 | 5 views | 0 comments

The European Commission offered preferential trade terms and €33m in immediate aid to Lebanon on Thursday, after a huge explosion in its port, which prompted fresh protests against government corruption and incompetence. "The commission stood ready to explore how to boost our trade relations in this challenging time, in particular in the form of further preferential trade and customs facilitation," commission president Ursula von der Leyen said.

[Feature] EU's most sustainable islands are Danish 'Sunshine Islands'

Added: 07.08.2020 7:30 | 2 views | 0 comments

Bornholm and Samsø are the two most sustainable and responsible islands in Europe according to the European Commission's RESponsible Island Prize.

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Slack files competition complaint against Microsoft with European Commission

Added: 06.08.2020 18:21 | 4 views | 0 comments

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[Coronavirus] EU secures remdesivir supplies for 30,000 patients

Added: 06.08.2020 17:34 | 2 views | 0 comments

The European Commission signed this week a €63m contract with the US-based biopharmaceutical company Gilead to secure batches of remdesivir for 30,000 patients with "severe" Covid-19 symptoms - after the US left Europe and most of the world without supplies.

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[Ticker] EU prolongs anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

Added: 06.08.2020 7:40 | 3 views | 0 comments

The European Commission on Wednesday announced it had prolonged anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese corrosion-resistant steel. "The decision aims to counter circumvention of the existing EU trade defence measures," it said, in a statement. The EU had in early 2018 imposed up to 27.9 percent import duties on certain corrosion-resistant steels from China.

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Von der Leyen keen to hire more black EU officials

Added: 05.08.2020 18:33 | 5 views | 0 comments

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has pledged to hire more people from racial minorities after meeting anti-racist MEPs on Tuesday

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[Ticker] EU auditors to probe post-2015 migration return scheme

Added: 05.08.2020 18:33 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Court of Auditors on Tuesday launched a probe to assess whether the European Commission improved cooperation with priority third countries after 2015 - when an action plan on returns was in place. EU auditors found less than 40 percent of irregular migrants ordered to leave the EU return to their home country, or a third country.

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Google's Fitbit acquisition now faces a full-on EU investigation

Added: 04.08.2020 18:19 | 23 views | 0 comments

Google promised not to use Fitbit health data for targeting ads. That hasn't allayed the European Commission's concerns.

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