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NEWSProposal was "not formulated in such a way as to assemble widespread support".
Dacian Ciolos, European commissioner for agriculture,
announced today (23 May) that he will withdraw a new regulation set to enter
into force that would have banned restaurants from using refillable olive oil
The ban, which had already been approved by member states and was set to enter force at the start of next [...] Read more
NEWSParliament adopts non-binding resolution asking that audiovisual sector be exempt from transatlantic trade liberalisation.
NEWSTentative deal in Brussels heightens Serbia's chances of starting EU membership talks later this year.
NEWSFrance and the UK increasingly isolated in seeking to arm Syrian rebels.
COMMENTA round-up of the international press on Thursday, 23 May.
NEWSEU leaders agree to some movement on tax avoidance and statement of principles on energy
NEWSLeaders vote to overrule Lisbon Treaty's plan for reduction in the number of commissioners
NEWSFirst bids for 2014 expected next week
NEWSTwo-year mission will begin next month.
NEWSLittle progress has been made since 2010 election.
NEWSGroup leaders decide to wait for committee session at which OLAF's chief will face questions.
NEWSIceland's new centre-right government has agreed to let ordinary voters decide whether accession talks with the European Union should continue.
NEWSNew, long-term priorities for the international community will dominate discussion when development ministers from the European Union's member states meet on Tuesday (28 May).
NEWSAgreement hoped for on overhaul of state aid
NEWSCommission proposal will boost activity at ports.
COMMENTBerlin's support for a transatlantic trade and investment partnership is based on a broader agenda
COMMENTConflict-afflicted states need to be able to determine their own destinies
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The West shoul start exploring a response to the mendacity of media run by authoritarian states
Unprecedented numbers of continental Europeans now speak in the angry and resentful tones traditionally heard from British Eurosceptics
We should not ignore the well-documented negative impacts of industrial biofuel
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EU leaders to discuss tax issues today, with Ireland under pressure over its tax rates.
Six candidates have met selection criteria, half of them MEPs.
German economy minister says Commission action could lead to a trade dispute.
Analysts reveal that many of the energy-intensive industries resisting changes to the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are making a profit from the system. Report on EU Rapid Information System shows that majority of cases involved products made in China.
Analysts reveal that many of the energy-intensive industries resisting changes to the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are making a profit from the system.
Report on EU Rapid Information System shows that majority of cases involved products made in China.+ All News articles
Lawmakers must set a positive agenda for growth and jobs.
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the EU.
The situation in the Balkans is an embarrassment for the EU.
Two recent European meetings have discussed solutions to the challenges of the world's food and resource shortage.
Why MEPs should support ETS backloading.+ All Letters articles
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It is undemocratic that the ECB can set the eurozone-wide inflation target unilaterally.
A debt-mutualisation scheme for the eurozone must satisfy three crucial requirements.
Distinguishing between foreign and domestic debt is crucial to understanding the role of austerity
Ahead of the elections to the European Parliament next year, the EU needs to mend relations with its citizens
Europe's aggressive regulatory unilateralism will not achieve anything good+ All Opinion articles