The European Commission has received two conflicting open letters this week, essentially lobbying the bloc's legislature to change policies for the chemical industry. Read more

How will Brexit impact the UK’s trade? It’s the question burning in every businessperson’s mind, and it doesn’t seem to be getting an answer any time soon. Read more

With elections for the European Parliament happening at the end of May 2019, CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment) has produced a manifesto featuring a list of key demands and is calling on all candidates Read more

The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has announced that the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS) is now live across the EU. The system, the first of its kind, is a big step in the prevention of falsified medicines. Read more

The proposed acquisition of French rail operator Alstom by Germany's Siemens has been blocked by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission argued that the merger would have been harmful for competition Read more

Cikautxo, a Spanish company specialising in plastic and rubber components for the automotive sector, is to receive a €26 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan. Read more

The UK government has unveiled a post-Brexit UK equivalent to the CE mark, known as the UKCA, to be used in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. Read more

On 1 February 2019 a milestone in EU-Japanese relations came into force. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the two players became effective and in doing so created what is now the world's biggest free trade zone. Read more

With almost a third of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany constructed, and a completion date of late 2019, there is growing opposition to the project from within the EU. Read more

The European Union has mandated that all new cars sold within the bloc will be required to have digital radios. The directive, ratified just before Christmas last year, gives car manufacturers two years to comply. Read more

The ambitious EU-funded research project to create and develop innovative technology that combines the production of geothermal energy with extraction of metals from the geothermal liquid in a single and interlinked process has entered its final phas Read more

Germany’s independent competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has raised “serious doubts” over the Siemens-Alstom railway merger. Read more

BMW-owned automaker Rolls-Royce has called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to avoid a hard or no-deal Brexit. Read more

The EU has announced an agreement to cut car emissions by over a third by 2030 – but has faced opposition from carmakers for being ‘unrealistic’. On the other side, environmental groups have said the target is not enough. Read more

China’s foreign ministry has said it hopes Britain’s exit from the European Union will be ‘orderly’ and that the EU will keep its markets open, reducing hurdles to Chinese investment. Read more

According to figures released by Eurostat yesterday, industrial production in the Eurozone picked up in October compared to the previous month's slump. Read more

The European Parliament’s announcement in late October this year that it would be imposing a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics (or ‘SUPs’), to tackle pollution in seas, fields and waterways, has received mixed reactions. Read more

Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned (the second in this post to do so), and more resignations have followed. Read more

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) says it welcomes yesterday’s adoption by the European Parliament of the key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, which covers new rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance Read more

Reports that eurozone growth has slumped to levels last seen more than four years ago have been blamed variously on ongoing US trade hostilities with China and Europe, Brexit uncertainty and political instability in countries such as Brazil. Read more

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