About: EU regulation

Digital 26-09-2018

Spotify, Deezer and others call for stronger EU action against US rivals

Music streaming services Spotify and Deezer joined European business and industry bodies in calling on EU regulators to take tougher action to curb what they say are the unfair practices of online platforms.
Energy 23-05-2018

Neftohim refinery boss: Europe’s refining sector will consolidate, improve

The number of oil refineries in Europe is likely to decrease but those that remain will be truly competitive, highly technological and highly efficient, Ilshat Sharafutdinov told EURACTIV in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 23-03-2018

Europe, pay your trainees!

Offering internships and traineeships to young people without real prospect of employment and adequate remuneration violates the original nature of these instruments, writes Brando Benifei.
Economy & Jobs 15-03-2018

A specific Brexit finance deal benefits the EU

By not embracing the UK financial sector in a future trade deal, the EU might chase global capital markets away from Europe. The idea that Europe will win by keeping London at arm’s length is naïve at best, writes Georges Ugeux.
Energy 22-08-2017

Fire at Dutch refinery reveals Europe’s dependence on imported diesel

Europe is known to be dependent from imported crude oil. But an incident at the EU’s biggest refinery has shown that the European continent has also become dependent on import of diesel fuel.
Agrifood 06-07-2017

Nestlé boss: Simplified food labels will better inform consumers

Simplified food label schemes like the UK-style traffic light will provide EU consumers clear and simple elements and therefore, better inform them, Marco Settembri told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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Digital 06-03-2017

Sébastien Soriano, 2017 BEREC chair and president on EECC: Regulators’ priorities in 2017

Sébastien Soriano discusses the main priorities for regulators in 2017 with respect to the new Electronic Communications Code, as EU institutions line-up to deliver increased benefits to Europeans.
Trade & Society 27-02-2014

TTIP ‘challenged’ by environmental critics, EU says

EXCLUSIVE / Plans for a sweeping EU-US free trade deal known as TTIP risk being blown off course by civil society fears about the damage it could wreak on environmental and social protections, according to a leaked EU document seen by EURACTIV.

EU leaders renew push for SME-proof legislation

A European Commission initiative to tackle the 10 most burdensome regulations for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) received backing from EU heads of states and governments at a summit last Friday (15 March).

Consumer groups seek tougher EU rules on chemicals in toys

Consumer advocates say European policymakers are 'playing' with children's health despite the enactment last year of the Toy Safety Directive, and call for strengthening the chemical requirements for toys.
Energy 14-06-2012

IEA chief: Energy efficiency directive is ‘a must’

Fatih Birol, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency, has warned EU countries about the "absurd" strategies they use to subsidise fossil fuels. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, he urged EU leaders to make the Energy Efficiency Directive, currently in its final negotiation stage, “a must”.