Europe’s farmers are coming under extraordinary financial pressure as shifting export markets and volatile prices take their toll. But new markets are emerging and consumers in Europe and beyond are increasingly choosing to buy high-quality products from the EU.
The promotion of geographical indications (GI) has helped EU products attract new emerging markets which seek quality food. However, Europol warns that fake GI products are on the rise across the EU and policymakers should not disregard the protection of intellectual rights.
EU digital chief Andrus Ansip wants to set up a new office to certify the cybersecurity level of technology products -- which would make them more competitive globally -- as part of an overhaul of the bloc's rules in September.
During a second sitting around the negotiating table, the EU and the UK stuck to their guns on the financial obligations London should pay and what court would guarantee EU citizen rights in a post-Brexit world.
The impact assessment study on which the European Commission based its proposal on the use of biofuels in transport after 2020 has “fundamental shortcomings” and ignored the Better Regulation principle, a new study claims.
Representatives of the EU’s 28 member states voted yesterday (19 July) in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread, biscuits, or coffee.
The European Commission is expected to approve the second thread of the Turkish Stream pipeline stretching to Bulgaria's Black Sea shore, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov who warned that the EU is becoming over-dependent on gas transited via Turkey.
Europe has not yet reached the bottom of the Dieselgate scandal as "many other brands" besides Volkswagen show too high emissions in real driving conditions, the EU's Internal Market Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska warned in a letter to the 28 member states' transport ministers.
British negotiators rejected the EU's demand that they come up with a specific proposal on the bill London would have to pay as part of its exit from the bloc. The UK is questioning its obligations in regards to every line in the EU’s trillion euro multiannual budget, sources familiar with the talks explained.
As the UK very slowly sails off into the sunset, the race to be the EU's leading rogue state is now a faceoff between Hungary and Poland, as the Commission toys with triggering its ‘nuclear option’: Article 7.
Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans called on Wednesday (19 July) for an end to the intimidation of journalists who are doing their job and asking critical questions. "I call on everyone to stop already the intimidation of journalists," he said.
The Commission is likely to call for the triggering of Article 7 next Wednesday (26 July) with respect to Poland, often referred to as “the nuclear option” to punish an EU member state, it emerged following the weekly meeting of the EU executive today (19 July).
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved new financing worth €12.4 billion for projects in transport, including a new metro line in Paris, infrastructure and energy, the bank said on Tuesday (18 July).
Copenhagen voted against an EU decision to endorse an amendment to the Gothenburg Protocol on transboundary air pollution, saying it is being unfairly penalised for having taken early action to reduce ammonia emissions from its agriculture sector.
Europe’s long-term relationship with the US has hit a rocky patch and a number of trysts in the East haven’t met expectations. But there’s life in the Old Continent yet, with a promising love affair in Latin America blooming.
The high-level group on sustainable finance proposed on Tuesday (18 July) a new platform to match capital and green projects, as the Juncker Plan did not develop the 'big pipeline' that was expected to unlock the money resting in the pockets of big investors.
The European Union has accepted a UN ruling that found the bloc in breach of international laws requiring the general public to have access to justice on environmental matters, a decision applauded by green activists.