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Digital & Media 27-07-2021

EU gives Google 2 months to improve hotel, flight search results

Alphabet unit Google has two months to improve the way it presents internet search results for flights and hotels and explain how it ranks these or face possible sanctions, the European Commission and EU consumer authorities said.
Health 26-04-2021

EU sues AstraZeneca over breach of COVID-19 vaccine supply contract

The European Commission said on Monday (26 April) it had launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and for not having a "reliable" plan to ensure timely deliveries.

Hungarian civil society raises alarm over NGO law change

Hungarian civil society organisations have expressed concern over planned changes to legislation on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), despite cautiously welcoming the repeal of a law on transparency that curbed foreign-funded NGOs.

A warning to the guardians

The European Commission, as the guardian of the Treaties, is responsible for ensuring that member states duly implement EU law. If a country fails to comply, the Commission may launch a lengthy infringement procedure. András Kristóf Kádár takes a look at how this has been applied to Hungary.
Politics 14-05-2020

EU files charges against Austria: Minister calls family benefits indexing a ‘question of justice’

The European Commission opened an infringement procedure against Austria in January 2019, and now a lawsuit is following after the government failed to allay Commission concerns that the indexation of family benefits are discriminatory. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 06-10-2016

Parliament secures extra time for Portugal and Spain before freezing EU funds

The European Parliament gave some leeway to Spain and Portugal on Thursday (6) before an expected suspension of EU funds takes place, as MEPs decided to continue their assessment by calling their finance ministers
Euro & Finance 21-04-2016

Restore citizen confidence by tackling Europe’s underlying crisis

Europe currently faces an overwhelming number of crises, but one feature unites them all: the EU is unable to make member states comply with its own rules, writes Ramon Tremosa.

190 tonnes of illegal pesticides seized by Europol

Around 190 tonnes of illegal pesticides have been discovered at airports and harbours in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, Europol on Friday (18 December). EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Central Europe 05-09-2012

Hungary to step up nationalisations

Hungary has embarked on a plan to nationalise sectors of its economy, raising eyebrows in the business community. The European Commission appears to be watching these developments with concern though it is not yet ready to take action.
Central Europe 16-03-2012

Orbán begs for EU, IMF help

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán took a conciliatory tone with the Commission in an effort to obtain "precautionary" financing, just a week after he called "extremely stupid" a move by the EU executive to freeze regional funding as a sanction for his country's budget deficit.
Regional Policy 23-02-2012

EU to cut Hungary’s regional funds over deficit

The European Commission proposed yesterday (22 February) to suspend a third of Hungary's regional funds next year in an unprecedented move to sanction the country’s budget deficit. Hungarian politicians, including the EU’s employment and social policy commissioner László Andor, have criticised the move.
Digital & Media 02-09-2011

Commission screens media law implementation

The European Commission has sent letters to eight EU member states asking for information on their implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, legislation that was put in place to ensure that a 'level-playing field' exists between traditional TV-based and online broadcasters.

France handed ultimatum in Roma row

The European Commission has decided to take France to task regarding its summer crackdown on illegal Roma camps, giving Paris until 15 October to prove that its policies comply with EU laws guaranteeing the free circulation of people.