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  1. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Europe moves closer to blanket ban on shark finning

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 11:47am

    ... ecosystems. The ban, proposed a year ago by the European Commission, would forbid shark finning by all vessels in EU waters and by all EU-registered vessels operating anywhere in the world. About ... Reuters in Brussels On Thursday the European parliament backed a blanket ban on shark finning, in which the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, and their carcasses ...

  2. News - World

    European Union health commissioner resigns in fraud investigation

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels EU health commissioner resigns in fraud probe John Dalli, the European Union's top health official, has resigned after being cited in an EU anti-fraud probe into a tobacco-linked influence-peddling claim. The European Commission said the health and consumer policy commissioner left "with immediate effect" after informing commission ...

  3. Business - China Business - TARIFFS

    EU punishes China for selling cheap fittings

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the European Commission, the EU's trade authority in Brussels, said in the Official Journal. Both sets of anti-dumping duties, due to take effect today, are for six months and may be prolonged ... Bloomberg in Brussels EU punishes China for selling cheap fittings The European Union imposed tariffs of up to 67.8 per cent on pipe fittings and ceramic tableware from China, the latest ...

  4. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    EU may require companies to favour appointment of women over men to boards

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... on Wednesday. The European Commission adopted a proposal aiming to make boards two-fifths female by 2020, Mina Andreeva, a spokeswoman for EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, said. Regulators ... between October 2010 and January 2012, the commission said in a report in March. The lack of female candidates for a seat on the European Central Bank's Executive Board saw European ...

  5. News - China - TRADE

    Europe and China don’t need a trade war, EU trade chief says

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 07:49pm by Reuters in Brussels

    ... that the Chinese also realise that this has to be kept within limits,” he said from his office in the European Commission. The growing trade spats come at a dangerous time. Europe’s economy is hardly ... Reuters in Brussels The European Union will not back down from protecting its industries against Chinese competition it sees as unfair, but mutual self-interest will prevent a damaging ...

  6. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    Huge China Eastern order for Airbus

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Huge China Eastern order for Airbus China Eastern Airlines ordered 60 Airbus A320s yesterday in what is the second-biggest order won by the European aeroplane maker for A320 aircraft this year. The deal came 11 days after the European Commission (EC) suspended its controversial emissions trading scheme on flights into and out of Europe until ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hutchison closes in on Austria deal

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... has taken a step forward to gaining the European Commission's approval of the €1.3 billion (HK$13 billion) deal. Li Ka-shing's flagship conglomerate yesterday said it had offered ... expensive telecommunications services for consumers. EC vice-president Joaquin Almunia, who serves as commissioner for competition in the executive body of the European Union, had earlier suggested ...

  8. News - World

    EU health commissioner quits after fraud probe, denies findings

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:24am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels European Union Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli resigned Tuesday after being cited in a probe by the EU anti-fraud office over a tobacco-linked influence-peddling claim. The European Commission said the Maltese commissioner left “with immediate effect” after informing Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso “of his decision ...

  9. Business - Economy - EURO ZONE

    Euro zone joblessness, at 11.4pc, risks ‘economic disaster’

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 09:28pm by Reuters in Brussels

    ... European Union. “It is clearly unacceptable that 25 million Europeans are out of work,” European Commission spokesman Jonathan Todd told a regular briefing. In a separate statement, the EU ... Reuters in Brussels The EU warned on Monday of an “economic and social disaster” if joblessness among young Europeans continued to rise, calling for a joint effort to combat record high ...

  10. Business - Companies - TAXATION

    Google's US$2bn tax bill dodge sparks outrage

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... and in the US over corporate tax dodging. Governments in France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Australia are now probing Google's tax avoidance. Last week, the European Union's executive body, the European Commission, advised member states to create blacklists of tax havens and adopt anti-abuse rules. Tax evasion and avoidance, which cost the European Union €1 trillion (HK$9.9 trillion) ...




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