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13.06.2014

Financial services off the table at next round of TTIP talks

Financial services will remain off the negotiating table in the next round of talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), according to a leaked draft of the European Union’s first offer to the US on...more »


13.06.2014

Eurozone employment rises, trade surplus grows

Eurozone employment rose for the second consecutive quarter in the first three months of the year in a sign the recovery was finally helping the labour market. A widening trade surplus signalled a further positive contribution to...more »


13.06.2014

Portugal to do without final bailout payment

Portugal has decided to do without the last payment from its international bailout program after the country's constitutional court rejected a series of austerity measures, the finance minister said on Thursday (12 June). The...more »


13.06.2014

France wins greater control over GMOs, but comes under fire from Greens

EU member states have finally agreed on a European law for the authorisation process of GMOs. This decision, which has been in the pipeline for years, has come under fire from French ecologists. EurActiv France reports. EU member...more »


13.06.2014

Berlin pushes Brussels to expedite emissions trading reforms

Germany has expressed its support for a proposal from the European Commission to reform the EU's emissions trading system, but it urges the EU to pursue more extensive improvements, and to introduce a so-called market stability...more »


13.06.2014

Dead worker has right to paid leave, EU court says

The European Court of Justice has ruled that in the event of a worker’s death, national legislation which precludes the payment of annual paid leave is against EU law. Every worker is entitled to paid annual leave of at least...more »


13.06.2014

Oettinger lashes out at ‘anti-European’ Ecodesign campaigns

EXCLUSIVE / Campaigns by politicians and press against EU energy saving consumer initiatives risk stirring anti-European sentiment and will not be taken lightly in Brussels, the energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has said in a...more »


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