Recent EU news

Latest items of recent news relevant to the European Union as reported in our fortnightly newswire.

European Union: Hourly remuneration of employees in EU regions in 2016

According to latest figures from Eurostat, in 2016, the average rate of gross hourly remuneration of employees across the European Union (EU), was €23 (US$25 …

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European Union: Trade agreement with Vietnam

The trade agreement with Vietnam is by far the most ambitious such deal concluded between the EU and a developing country …

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European Union: Lawmakers name EU tax havens in report

The European Parliament has conducted a year-long enquiry into the tax systems of different EU states …

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European Union: Youth unemployment data for February 2019

Over the year to February 2019, total youth unemployment (those aged under age 25) decreased by 222,000 across the European Union (EU) to 3 …

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European Union: Better protection of whistle-blowers

On April 17th, the European Parliament and the Council will vote on the adoption of the new Directive on the protection of whistleblowers …

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European Union: A new step towards the establishment of the European Labour Authority

Following our January report on the establishment of a European Labour Authority (ELA), the European Council and the EU Parliament have agreed on the text of the Regulation on the formation and functions of ELA …

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European Union: Upcoming European Council meeting (Summit) and EU-China Summit

There will be a European Council meeting (Summit) in Brussels on the 21st to the 22nd of March …

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European Union: ECJ confirms that EU enforcer violated UPS’s defence rights

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the European Commission must be more transparent in providing evidence and key details of the economic models used in its decision-making process …

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European Union: Parliament and Council reach deal on new rules for short-stay Schengen visas

A proposal to amend the Schengen visa code has been agreed between Parliament and Council as a means of simplifying the visa process for short-term tourists and business visitors …

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EU: Council confirms agreement on changes to the visa code

A proposal to amend the Schengen visa code has been agreed between Parliament and Council as a means of simplifying the visa process for short-term tourists and business visitors …

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European Union: Women in science and technology in 2017

According to the latest figures from eurostat, in 2017, of the 18 million professionally qualified scientists and engineers in the European Union (EU), 59% were men and 41% women …

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European Union: Which EU countries have the highest marriage rates?

At one time marriage, particularly in catholic countries, was universally observed …

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European Union: Airways Brexit debacle

One of the biggest impacts of a no-deal Brexit on companies is in the airline industry …

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European Union: Border politics

The task of policing the EU’s external borders through the European Border and Coastguard Agency is being reinforced by an extra 10,000 immigration staff …

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European Union: Birth rate of enterprises 2016

It has taken EU statisticians over two years to pull together the figures, but finally we can see how relatively enterprising different countries have been …

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