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11.07.2014

Denmark sued for not outlawing snus powder tobacco

The European Commission took Denmark to court on Thursday (10 July) for allowing the sale of snus, despite a European Union sales ban on the moist oral snuff. Sweden, a snus producer, is currently the only country in the...more »


10.07.2014

Juncker may punish Cameron with top job carve-up

Britain may come away empty-handed when EU leaders finalise a package of top EU jobs next week, due to its fierce opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next European Commission president. Prime Minister David...more »


10.07.2014

EU’s civil society giants push for treaty change

NGOs and civil society organisations demanded "a new wave of inclusiveness" and more citizens' participation in EU decision-making on Tuesday (8 July), pushing to put treaty change back on the political table.more »


10.07.2014

High-speed train link reinforces Parliament's Strasbourg seat

Those campaigning against the European Parliament's seat in Strasbourg were dealt a major blow on Tuesday (8 July) when France’s national railway company, SNCF, announced a new direct TGV route between Brussels and Strasbourg....more »


10.07.2014

Paris floats plan for EU-wide minimum wage

A Europe-wide minimum wage, adapted to each country, would support the EU's economic revival and tackle "low cost" labour from Eastern European countries, according to a new report for the French Economic Ministry. EurActiv...more »


10.07.2014

Development billions loaned to Western companies and investment banks

Billions of euros of public money are channelled into private sector projects in developing countries by organisations that favour Western companies and investment banks, and exclude the nations they should support, a report...more »


10.07.2014

EU competition policy under attack in new French report

French parliamentarians have renewed their attack against the European Commission's competition policy, asking EU antitrust officials to take an internship “in companies that have been devastated by their decisions". EurActiv...more »


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