Microsoft announces 12,500 job losses at subsidiary Nokia, just months after Commission gave green light for the takeover.
How the Commission calculates contributions to the eurozone bail-out fund is controversial as it could lead to banks from some member states paying much more than similar-sized banks in other member states.
- What made the Bretton Woods system possible?Bretton Woods demonstrated that it takes a major crisis to produce a political dynamic of reform, write the professor of History at Princeton University and the director of the global economy programme at the Center for International Governance Innovation.
- Dijsselbloem calls for eurozone reforms to continueFinance ministers urged to keep austerity measures in place.
Last academic year saw an increase of 6% in the number students and staff using grants to study or work abroad.
- The MapAbility project: taking the initiative on mobilityDisabled students are under-represented in mobility schemes because many think moving abroad to study is not an option.
- EU still chilly towards Swiss universitiesIn the aftermath of the Swiss referendum, co-operation with the EU on higher education and research remains frozen.
The European Court of Justice’s ruling on a green energy scheme in Sweden was the first positive sign that Germany’s renewable subsidy plans could be given the go-ahead.
- First CCS project receives EU fundingAlthough proceeds from emissions trading scheme were meant to fund 12 carbon capture and storage projects, only one such project will be funded.
- ECJ upholds EU renewable energy directiveSubsidies for renewable energy that are only available to national renewable energy producers do not break EU single market rules.
Environment ministers have said that a decision is needed now on the distribution of climate-reduction efforts after 2020.
- Agriculture ministers reject milk quota plansMinisters failed to find common ground on measures for the dairy industry after quota system ends.
- EU unveils revised recycling targetsStrategy to move to a ‘circular economy’ sets target to reduce landfill, but does not contain full resource efficiency indicators.
Despite spending the past two years agreeing fisheries reform, member states have been setting fishing limits above scientific advice.
- EU and Faroes reach truce in herring disputeThe Faroe Islands has agreed to stop overfishing herring, and the EU will end trade restrictions imposed last year.
- Philippines and Papua New Guinea warned over illegal fishingCountries in the western Pacific face bans on seafood exports to the EU if they do not clean up their act.
- 75% of flights continued flying over Ukraine after warningUkraine’s initial flight restriction of 26,000 feet over eastern Ukraine was raised to 32,000 feet on 14 July.
- EU calls for immediate investigation into Ukraine air crashUkraine government accuses Russian separatists of shooting down a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia, killing almost 300 people.
An OECD report says national governments need to invest more in mental healthcare to treat hidden disorders such as depression and anxiety.
- Commission fines Servier over pay-for-delay settlements on drugsServier fined €331 million for curbing market entry of cheaper versions of heart medicine.
- Barroso to be questioned in Dalli caseCommission president will appear in court this afternoon as a witness in a case brought by former health commissioner John Dalli.
More people than at any point since 1993 are applying for asylum, with Italy saving close to 300 migrants every day.
- MEP wins ECJ fight with Council on transparencyCourt rules after five years that documents on international relations or negotiations are not automatically exempt from the principle of openness of government.
- Barroso to testify before court in Dalli caseEuropean Commission president will appear before EU court in a case brought by former European commissioner for health, who resigned as part of a corruption investigation.
- Single seat for European Parliament would generate 'significant savings'A new study from the European Court of Auditors puts the cost of holding plenary sessions in Strasbourg at €114 million every year.
- Katainen focuses on European commissioner roleFinland's former prime minister had been previously named as a contender for some of the EU's top jobs, but now has his eye on an economic post in the next European Commission.
- Commission calls on member states to invest in researchMore should be done at national levels to promote research and innovation, the European Commission says.
- EU signs research agreement with IsraelIsrael will become the third non-EU country to participate in the new Horizon 2020 research funding programme.
The network of national consumer protection authorities is satisfied that changes to be introduced by Google would bring its app platform in line with EU consumer law.
EU and US negotiators highlight nine areas of “convergence” and progress on easing access to the transatlantic market for small businesses.
- New working time rules for inland waterwaysThe proposal will bring inland waterway rules in line with the general working time directive and will cover 31,000 crew members and shipboard personnel.
- Decarbonising road transport: the road to cleaner fuelHow can the EU reduce emissions from transport while keeping the economy moving?