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  1. News - World - FOOD

    European Commission bans pesticides blamed for killing bees

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Europe moves to keep beehives alive The European Commission will ban pesticides blamed for killing the bees that pollinate food and fruit crops for two ... ensure that our bees, which are so vital to our ecosystem and contribute over €22 billion [HK$219 billion] annually to European agriculture, are protected". The insecticides- imidacloprid ...

  2. Business - Companies

    EU raids oil majors in probe over possible price fixing

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels The European Commission has carried out surprise inspections at several major oil companies over possible price fixing in breach of EU anti-trust rules. ... spokesman said: “We can confirm that Shell companies are currently assisting the European Commission in an inquiry into trading activities. Norwegian firm Statoil and Platts, the world’s leading oil ...

  3. Lessons to be learned from French vote

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France's resounding rejection of the draft constitution for the European Union has been as much a lesson for the members of other regional groupings as for Europe's leaders. ... and agreements marking the evolution of the EU. It aimed to formalise an arrangement that began in 1957 when Belgium, West Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands created the European ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Samsung in talks to settle EU antitrust case: sources

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 10:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels European Commission told Samsung in December it was acting unfairly by seeking court injunctions against Apple over the use of its patents Samsung Electronics ... customers with their latest gadgets. The talks came after the European Commission, which acts as EU competition regulator, told Samsung in December that it was acting unfairly by seeking court ...

  5. Business - Economy

    EU exec to move spotlight from austerity to reforms on Wed

    Posted May 28th 2013, 10:03am by Reuters

    ... European Commission expected to say that fiscal consolidation should continue but at a slower pace now that confidence in the euro is restored The European Commission will further shift ... 0.75 per cent this year, the European Commission forecast this month. The United States plan to reduce their budget deficit by 2 per cent of GDP this year against last year. Unless policies ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Business - Economy

    France's growth push sets up showdown with Brussels

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:10am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... of his Socialist party, which is deeply suspicious of both the "responsibility pact" and the ascension of Valls to the premiership, will be viewed dimly by the European Commission. Brussels has been pressuring France to adhere to its commitment to bring its budget deficit within the European Union's limit of 3 per cent of GDP by next year and push ahead with structural ...




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