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The European Commission has officially announced its ambitions to generate €1-trillion in order to finance its European Green Deal. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen challenged EU member states and the European Parliament to take up the... Read more

The European Union's trade chief is to head to Washington this week hoping to ease tensions with the Trump administration, as both sides continue to spar over digital tax and aircraft subsidies... Read more

Concerned have been voiced by the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) over the European Union's proposed reforms relating to financial risk... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

The Indonesian government has filed a lawsuit against the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the bloc's plans to phase out the use of palm oil-based biofuels. Indonesia is the world's biggest producer of palm oil but Europe... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Croatian hypercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili is to open a new test centre in Novo Mesto, Slovenia... Read more

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, has released a statement welcoming the communication on the European Green Deal, which was recently published by the new EU Commission under... Read more

South African energy storage provider Metair Investments has announced that its Romanian units, Rombat and Prime Batteries, have completed the installation of a lithium-ion battery manufacturing and assembly plant in the country's capital... Read more

EMERGING EUROPE

The European Commission has given the green light to €3.2-billion of state aid from seven member state for the research and development of battery technology. The announcement comes as part of Brussels continued push to find strategic areas where... Read more

As President Donald Trump arrives in London for the NATO summit, in a move that is likely to increase transatlantic economic and political tensions, the US has threatened the EU with a new raft of tariffs in connection with the Airbus subsidies... Read more

On Sunday, Ursula von der Leyen began her five-year term as the new European Commission President, taking over from Jean-Claude Juncker... Read more

Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 industrial Associations across the European Union, has published a joint paper calling for "an ambitious and long-term EU industrial strategy". The joint paper, entitled ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s... Read more

Last week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) proposed that the EU should develop a system of certification for trusted applications and products using artificial intelligence (AI), to be delivered by an independent body... Read more

The European Steel Association, EUROFER, has said that it plans to raise concerns with the European Commission over the proposed rescue of British Steel by the Chinese industrial conglomerate Jingye that the deal may go against the bloc's... Read more

China and the European Union have reached a deal that protects regional food products, known as geographical indications (GI) in both territories. The agreement covers a list of 100 Chinese delicacies in the EU, including Lapsang Souchong tea... Read more

The European Union has won its court case against France over warning that cities across the country from Paris to Nice have been exceeding pollution limits mostly as a result of diesel car engines... Read more

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the Polish government over its plans to offer €64-million in aid to support the construction of a highly efficient municipal waste treatment facility in Gdansk, deciding that the aid complies with... Read more

The European Union has entered into talks with the five countries of Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA); Comoros, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Seychelles and Mauritius, to widen the standing Economic Partnership Agreement... Read more

The European Commission has issued a fine totalling €31.6-million to two canned foods companies. The two firms had been making price agreements for several years. The Dutch company Coroos was ordered to pay €13.6-million, whereas the French... Read more

The European Commission has ratified new "right to repair" regulations which will make the repair of domestic appliances easier. From 2021, the regulations require manufacturers to design longer-lasting machines and to make spare parts easily and... Read more

The construction of the rail tunnel between Lyon, France and Turin, Italy has passed an important symbolic milestone following the completion of the first 9 km of its base tunnel beneath the Alps... Read more

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  • EU begins trade talks with Eastern & Southern African nations

  • European Commission issues €31.6m fine to canned foods cartel

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