The European Parliament has agreed to waive taxes on olive oil imports from Tunisia to the EU, in a bid to boost the country’s economy. The move has prompted anger from Italian MEPs. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Following the European Commission's termination of an infringement procedure against the member state, Italy has updated its rules relating to the use of animal waste in agriculture and still retains hopes of amending the EU's Nitrates Directive. EURACTIV Italy reports.
European legislation on the single market for services continues to haunt beachside operators, who fear increased competition and a loss of investment. A forthcoming ECJ ruling could prove to be significant. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Italy for its continuing stance on same-sex relationships and cast doubt on new legislation currently being considered by Rome’s lawmakers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The Jason-3 satellite has finally been put into Low Earth orbit, after several delays, and will now provide European scientists with essential data regarding the state of the planet’s oceans. EURACTIV Italy reports.
By the spring, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) will publish notices regarding its selection procedure in all official EU languages, instead of just French, German and English. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Italian politicians have submitted a proposal that would limit the amount of duty-free Tunisian olive oil imported into Europe, saying the plan comes at the worse possible moment for Italian growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.