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16.04.2014

New directive on posted workers ignores member states' objections

Social dumping issues have pushed France to already denounce a new EU directive on posted workers, arguing it does not go far enough to prevent abuses and to protect workers’ rights, write Sophie Dupont Fargeaud and Camille...more »


16.04.2014

Kroes slams Belgium for banning taxi reservation app

Neelie Kroes, the Commission Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda, slammed Tuesday (15 April) the decision of a Belgian court to ban Uber, a US-owned taxi-service application, and lashed out at a Belgian minister...more »


16.04.2014

Germany's RWE begins gas deliveries to Ukraine

Unprecedented talks across the European Union Tuesday (15 April) showed it scrambling for solutions, in order to break its dependence on Russian gas, and help supply Ukraine.more »


16.04.2014

Parliament approves safer trucks

The European Parliament voted through a proposal yesterday (15 April) that should help make trucks safer for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reduce CO2 emissions. MEPs, however, rejected plans to allow so-called...more »


16.04.2014

Ukraine says it launched ‘anti-terrorist’ operation

Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" yesterday (15 April) against separatist militias in the Russian-speaking east, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops, the action was limited.more »


16.04.2014

Planned Balkan coal plants may breach EU pollution limits

A new wave of coal plants in aspirant EU member states, authorised by the Energy Community, risk breaching EU pollution limits if they proceed according to their stated plans, an EU law firm says.more »


16.04.2014

EU lobbyist register to become mandatory by 2017

Lobbyists trying to influence EU policymakers will soon have to disclose details on their budget and methods, after the European Parliament approved tougher rules and called on the Commission to make the EU’s lobby register...more »


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