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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 - World - NORWAY

    European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 09:18pm by Associated Press in Oslo

    ... Associated Press in Oslo The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital for promoting peace and human rights in Europe for six decades following the devastation of the second world war. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and president of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz collected their Nobel diplomas ...

  6. News - World - TOBACCO

    European Union calls for ban on menthol cigarettes

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... smoking-related diseases, the costs of treatment for which run to €25 billion (HK$256 billion) plus a further €8 billion in lost productivity, the European Commission outlined a range of measures aimed ... The Guardian in Brussels Europe says fancy cigarettes encourage young people to start smoking EU calls for ban on flavoured cigarettes The European Union executive has called for strongly ...

  7. News - World - EUROPE

    European Union budget talks in deadlock as Britain threatens veto

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... is no agreement," said one official at the summit. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the talks were constructive but "we are not yet at the point of reaching consensus". ... Associated Press in Brussels Cameron threatens veto as leaders fail to find common ground on cuts EU budget deal in doubt after clash Talks on the European Union's trillion-euro ...

  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 - 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 ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Briefs, November 30, 2012

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, AGENCIES

    ... European carmakers who fear a deal might damage their industry. Reuters   Ex-CBRC chief sees lower bad debt risk Mainland tax and fiscal reform will soon reduce local government debt and lower the risk of bad debt banks face, said China Banking Regulatory Commission ex-chairman Liu Mingkang. Toh Han Shih   Director's grandma, 87, executive director, too Lai Sun Garment has ...




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