Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:22
The European Commission proposed yesterday new rules to modernise and simplify the way in which fishing rules are monitored and complied with in the EU. The new rules aim at making the existing control system more efficient and thereby ensuring that the EU's fisheries are sustainably managed.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 16:06
The Foreign Affairs Council decided this week to extend the sanctions against the Syrian regime and its supporters until 1 June 2019 for the on-going repression of the civilian population. Iran which actively has supported the regime both directly and via its proxy in Lebanon is not affected by the…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:31
Macedonia is the only candidate country that has been blocked from starting negotiations on EU membership because of a dispute with its neighbour Greece on its name. Macedonia is both the name of a sovereign country, the Republic of Macedonia, and a region in northern Greece.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:01
The European Commission announced yesterday new EU-wide rules to reduce the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas.
Monday, 28 May 2018 17:49
The European Commission on Monday proposed a ban on 10 products containing plastic that can be easily replaced at little cost.
Monday, 28 May 2018 14:55
European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers on Monday extended sanctions against the Syrian regime to the 1st of June 2019.
Sunday, 27 May 2018 14:09
The European Commission announced last week an action plan on sustainable finance to encourage the EU financial sector to invest in a greener and cleaner economy. At this stage the proposals are focussed on environmental investments and social factors are expected to be included later on.
Thursday, 24 May 2018 21:18
The European Commission published yesterday its 2018 conversion report on the progress of the non-euro member states towards joining the euro area. In varying degrees, none of them currently meet all the formal conditions.
Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:19
The European Commission announced last week its third and final package in the transport sector aiming at safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions. A line-up of three Commissioners presented the ideas for the modernisation of mobility in Europe.
Thursday, 24 May 2018 15:15
The Vice-President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen, said on Thursday that possible tariffs on vehicles from the European Union (EU) being considered by Donald Trump were “very difficult to understand”.