Call for European importers to disclose where they obtain their stocks, but no obligation.
The European Commission yesterday (5 March) proposed that the European Union should call on European importers of four metals and minerals frequently found in war zones to disclose where they obtain their stocks, but refrained from proposing an obligation.Read more
Tentative agreement on new rules for posting of workers.
Copyright rules can be frustrating for consumers, but, as the Commission is discovering, bringing in reforms is a tricky business.
Greece will ask member states to approve compromise with MEPs on Wednesday.
Compromise deal rules out making large companies report revenues on country-by-country basis.
Stronger consumer protection rules devised to protect against Madoff-style frauds.
Consumer confidence in eurozone close to long-term average.
Move would strike a blow against corruption and tax evasion, in particular in the developing world, say campaigners.
Parliament wants to extend rules to include commercial cards as well as consumer cards.
Only small regional airports will be able to continue receiving state subsidies.
The European Parliament is scheduled to adopt its version of a common European sales law, which would for the first time provide a legal framework for cross- border contracts applicable throughout the European Union.
Commission letter estimating state aid at €5 million is not binding on national court, ECJ rules.
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Special report: Trade
Published Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A world of commerce - the EU seeks alliances.
The European Union is hurrying to advance trade deals before its leadership changes
The EU has struggled to strike agreements with blocs in Africa, Asia and Latin America
The World Trade Organization has some new wind in its sails, to the EU's relief
Mega-deals between Pacific and Atlantic states could transform the picture of global trade
How the EU is trying to allay the anxieties of the world's emerging economic powers
Armed with new powers, MEPs have shown that they are willing to take a tough line in trade talks
2014 will test how much momentum there is behind the liberalisation of global trade