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EU’s Barnier says Britain won’t get transition without #Brexit deal

EU’s Barnier says Britain won’t get transition without #Brexit deal

| March 15, 2019

Britain will not get a post-Brexit transition period unless the House of Commons ratifies the divorce package, the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier (pictured) said this week after parliament in London voted the deal down again, writes Gabriela Baczynska. “Listening to debate in the House of Commons: there seems to be a dangerous illusion that the UK […]

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#CapitalMarketsUnion – Commission welcomes progress on the proposal for an EU classification system for sustainable economic activities

#CapitalMarketsUnion – Commission welcomes progress on the proposal for an EU classification system for sustainable economic activities

| March 15, 2019

The Commission welcomes the vote by the European Parliament’s Economic affairs (ECON) and Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Joint Committee on a EU classification system for sustainable economic activities (‘taxonomy’), proposed by the Commission in May 2018 as part of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan.  This is another step towards enabling the financial sector to support the transition […]

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European Parliament adopts #EUCybersecurityAct to reinforce #Cybersecurity in the EU

European Parliament adopts #EUCybersecurityAct to reinforce #Cybersecurity in the EU

| March 15, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the Cyber Security Act, which European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker initially proposed in his State of the Union Address in September 2017. The Act will improve the European response to the increasing number of cyber threats by strengthening the role of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and establishing a common European […]

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European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

| March 15, 2019

The Commission has adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector. The new rules build on national rules that were in place and now provide […]

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Commission reviews relations with #China, proposes 10 actions

Commission reviews relations with #China, proposes 10 actions

| March 15, 2019

Against the backdrop of China’s growing economic power and political influence, the European Commission and the High Representative review European Union-China relations and the related opportunities and challenges. With today’s Joint Communication on ‘EU-China – A strategic outlook‘, the European Commission and the High Representative aim to start a discussion to refine Europe’s approach to […]

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#RoadSafety – Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

#RoadSafety – Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

| March 14, 2019

There is a need for 400,000 safe and secure parking spaces in the EU. This is the conclusion of a study published by the European Commission today. Cargo trucks are subject to thefts and intrusions, and about 75% of these incidents occur when trucks are parked in unsecure parking facilities. As a response to this phenomenon, the […]

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#CleanEnergy transition: New clearer energy efficiency labels to simplify, bring more choice and savings for EU consumers

#CleanEnergy transition: New clearer energy efficiency labels to simplify, bring more choice and savings for EU consumers

| March 14, 2019

To make energy labels more understandable for consumers and help them make better informed purchasing choices, the Commission adopted today new energy efficiency labels covering dishwashers, washing machines and washer-driers, refrigerators, lamps, electronic displays including televisions, and refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function.  “Energy efficiency first” is a central principle of the Energy Union strategy. It is […]

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