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Truck makers face fines as EU steps up cartel investigation

The European Commission has stepped up a wide-ranging cartel investigation that could lead to heavy fines for some of the world's biggest truck makers. The EU's executive announced on Thursday (20 November) that it had sent...more »


Socialists, Liberals bicker over Juncker’s multi-billion investment plan

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to unveil a €300 billion plan to boost investment in the Union, the liberal ALDE and the Socialists in Parliament tabled alternative proposals, stoking controversy...more »


#TeamJunckerEU: First 100 Days

On Wednesday (22 October), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the go-ahead from the European Parliament to lead the EU executive for the next five years, starting on 1 November.more »


Water target least on-track among all development goals, UN says

Halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation is “the least on-track target” of the millennium development goals (MDGs), as 2.5 billion people still lack basic sanitation facilities. more »


Brussels targets super-sized TVs in drive for energy efficiency

Mega-TV screens will be forced to reduce energy use under new proposals that set the scene for ‘ecodesign’ battles to come over kettles, toasters, and hairdryers. The amount of energy that big screen TVs can use will be capped...more »


Hungary's Orbán: We'll choose our own path with Russia

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, seen by some in Brussels and Washington as cosying up to the Kremlin, said his country would not be forced to pick one side or another in a Cold War-style standoff in Europe. more »


Coalition petitions Parliament to ban night flights

A coalition of 140 organisations met with European Parliament representatives on Tuesday (18 November) to ask for a ban on flights operating at night. It also called on legislators to strip the aviation sector of the tax...more »

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