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Instagram and Google Plus join EU anti-hate speech drive

Added: 19.01.2018 15:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

The European Commission said it would hold off possible legislation that would force IT firms to police the internet, given the upsurge of removed online hate speech content.

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[Interview] Spitzenkandidat system 'difficult to get rid of', hopes lead MEP

Added: 18.01.2018 16:35 | 1 views | 0 comments

Polish chairwoman of the EU parliament's constitutional affairs committee says main candidate of the 2019 election-winning group should become candidate-president of the European Commission.

[Ticker] Bad loans in EU decrease to 2014 levels

Added: 18.01.2018 11:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

The amount of non-performing loans (NPL) - loans that individuals or companies cannot repay to the banks - has reached its lowest level since the end of 2014, the European Commission said. According to a report published on Thursday, the ratio of NPLs was down one percentage point in the second quarter of 2017, compared to a year before, to 4.6 percent. They still represent €950 billion.

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[Ticker] Commission proposes VAT overhaul

Added: 18.01.2018 10:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

The European Commission proposed on Thursday changing VAT rules in the EU, to allow member states to decide reduced rates on some products without needing an unanimous agreement with other member states. It also proposed simplifying the rules for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to reduce the costs of VAT for them. One of the commission's goals is to fight VAT fraud.

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World Briefs: European Union would welcome British return

Added: 17.01.2018 21:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 18, 2018 5:00 AM
STRASBOURG (France) • European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum.

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EU leaders — and possibly even Farage — open to a second Brexit referendum

Added: 17.01.2018 18:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

Strasbourg — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. Juncker’s comment about possible re-accession comes a day after European Council president Donald Tusk said the bloc’s "hearts were still open" if Britain decided to change its mind about leaving the EU. Top EU officials have made a series of...

Britain welcome to rejoin EU even after Brexit: European Commission chief Juncker

Added: 17.01.2018 12:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

France would "look with kindness"on a decision by Britain to reverse the course of Brexit and remain in the European Union, an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday (Jan 17).

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Commission and council dig in on GMO opt-outs

Added: 17.01.2018 12:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

The European Commission and the EU's national governments pass each other the buck on who should move first on a heavily-criticised proposal on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

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European Commission chief Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin EU after Brexit

Added: 17.01.2018 11:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

France would "look with kindness"on a decision by Britain to reverse the course of Brexit and remain in the European Union, an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday (Jan 17).

From: www.straitstimes.com

[Ticker] MEPs vote against allowing electric pulse fishing

Added: 16.01.2018 14:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday, with 402 votes to 232, against a European Commission proposal to allow electric pulse fishing in the North Sea. The commission said that the technique, which is banned in countries such as the US and Brazil, is environmentally friendly. Opponents said that it damages fishes and the marine ecosystem.

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