European Commission

$22 Minimum Wage Reflects Productivity, Says U.S. Senator

March 19, 2013, 8:31 am

A $22 minimum wage would reflect increases in worker productivity in the United States since the 1960s, says Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Minimum wage in the United [...]

Microsoft fined $731 million by European Commission

March 6, 2013, 7:32 am

The European Commission on March 6 fined Microsoft $731 million for non-compliance with an agreement that would allow European Windows users a free choice of internet browsers.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Resigns; Political Uncertainty Reigns

February 20, 2013, 4:41 pm

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s Wednesday resignation will affect the political future of the country, but the long-term effect on the country’s economy may be minimal.

Large Retailers Creaming Ireland’s Farmers

February 20, 2013, 4:21 pm

According to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), abusive practices among retailers are hastening the decline of the agro-food sector, with the resulting [...]

Erasmus Student Programme in Danger

November 15, 2012, 4:40 pm

The European Commission announced earlier this month that it was adopting an amending budget to enable it to meet its legal obligations towards beneficiaries of EU funds.

‘Robin Hood’ Tax Comes to Part of EU

October 24, 2012, 12:39 am

A tax on financial transactions will come to 10 European countries following the European Commission’s decision Tuesday to allow the so-called “Robin Hood” tax.

High Level Group to Focus on Quality and Excellence in Teaching

September 22, 2012, 8:29 am

The European Commission believes that higher education is the key to maintaining Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy.

HS2 UK High Speed Railway Facing Possible Legal Challenge

February 17, 2012, 6:40 pm

The HS2 high-speed rail project may soon be facing a legal challenge, say opponents who propose to challenge the £33 billion project through judicial review.

EU Threatens Legal Action Against Hungary’s Laws

January 17, 2012, 3:33 pm

The European Union on Tuesday applied more pressure on Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection, and its judiciary system.

Future European VAT System: Pro-Business, Pro-Growth

December 7, 2011, 4:51 pm

BRUSSELS: The European Commission recently adopted a Communication on the future of VAT.

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