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Goldman's Barroso accused of breaking no EU lobbying vow

Activists on Tuesday accused former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso of breaking his pledge not to lobby the EU on behalf of his employer Goldman Sachs. A coalition of NGOs accused the former Portuguese prime minister of meeting with a vice-president of the current EU executive, Finland's Jyrki Katainen, in a hotel last year. Show More Summary

Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing the Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.

The EU maintains an amazing list of myths about the EU

While browsing through the EU’s massive online presence — you know, for fun — we came across a pretty interesting website run by the European Commission’s representation in the UK. The website is called Euromyths A-Z index and, likeShow More Summary

EU court adviser backs Commission in forest dispute with Poland

BRUSSELS/WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's decision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday, backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels.

Door opening in the EU for insect protein for poultry

Hopes are rising that the European Commission will next year give the green light for insect proteins to be used in poultry feed.

West Balkan states must solve border disputes before joining EU: Juncker

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MUNICH (Reuters) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Saturday underscored the importance of offering countries in the West Balkans the prospect of EU membership, but insisted they must resolve all border disputes before joining the bloc. Show More Summary

Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A special one-day summit in Brussels on Friday of...Show More Summary

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

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The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by...

EU approves Belgian renewable energy certificate schemes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the bloc's climate goals.

Netizen Report: In Leaked Docs, European Commission Says Internet Companies Should Self-Regulate on Harmful Speech

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world. It originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy. Afef Abrougui, Ellery Roberts Biddle, Rezwan...Show More Summary

EU not happy with Facebook, Twitter consumer rule remedies

The European Commission says social media giants Facebook and Twitter have only partially responded to its demands to bring their practices into line with EU consumer law.

EU's Juncker defends vision in leadership row

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday staunchly defended his federalist vision for how top EU officials should be chosen in Europe, risking a row with France's Emmanuel Macron. The race to succeed Juncker as head...Show More Summary

EU's Juncker says 'good chance' of rapprochement with Warsaw

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday said he saw a "a good chance" of rapprochement between Poland and the European Union.

All Brexit options will be bad for Irish economy: study

Britain's departure from the European Union will hit the Irish economy no matter which type of deal is signed between London and Brussels, according to a study published on Tuesday. Research commissioned by the Irish government compared four possible Brexit outcomes to the status quo scenario of Britain remaining in the EU. Show More Summary

Macron says not worried by nationalities of next ECB, EU Commission chiefs

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he did not care about the nationality of the next head of the European Central Bank, as long as he or she was as competent as its current chief, Mario Draghi.

EU studying if members doing enough to avoid penalties over air pollution

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will decide next month whether to take legal action against nine member states for breaching EU air pollution rules after they submitted plans to address the issue.

World's biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanized planet

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The world's largest data platform on cities, launched by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, reveals the planet is even more urbanized than we thought.

World Editors Forum's Stephen Rae joins EU expert group on 'fake news'

Stephen Rae, the Group Editor-in-Chief of Independent News & Media PLC, Ireland, who sits on the board of the World Editors Forum, has been appointed to the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Fake News. Read more...

How safe is your email?

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Why not take five minutes to check the safety of your email communications with My Email Communications Security Assessment (MECSA), an online tool developed by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service.

EU to scrutinize Apple's Shazam takeover on competition concerns from member states

The European Commission on Tuesday said it will look into whether Apple's proposed Shazam acquisition meets competition standards, following a request by several EU countries.

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