European Union

‘End of the Road’ for ACTA in Europe

December 20, 2012, 12:20 pm

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, which was broadly rejected by the European Parliament earlier this year, had a final nail driven into its [...]

Canada-EU Trade Agreement: A Big Deal

December 19, 2012, 2:55 pm

Canada’s trade deal with the EU is an important step to expand international trade in the face of stagnant exports to the U.S.

Menthol Cigarettes and Other Flavored Tobacco Face Ban in EU

December 19, 2012, 1:27 pm

The European Union is eyeing a ban on flavored tobacco—including popular menthol cigarettes—and implementing health warnings that cover 75 percent of packets.

Poland Court Bans Kosher, Halal Slaughtering

November 28, 2012, 6:44 pm

The top court in Poland ruled Wednesday that the Kosher and Halal slaughtering of animals contravenes the country’s laws, prompting criticism from religious associations, [...]

Protesting Farmers Spray EU Parliament With Milk (Photos)

November 27, 2012, 7:46 pm

European farmers in Brussels sprayed the European Parliament and riot police with fresh milk, demanding regulations to remedy the dairy crisis in the world’s largest [...]

Europe Fails to Agree on Greece, Budget

November 25, 2012, 7:33 pm

European leaders have failed to agree on disbursement of further Greek aid and on a European Union budget.

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.

Controversial Airline Emissions Plan Suspended by EU

November 12, 2012, 8:14 pm

A controversial plan that would require all planes that fly in and out of European Union states to pay for their carbon emissions was suspended Monday.

Greece Approves Austerity Cuts as Protests Rage

November 8, 2012, 5:30 pm

Greek legislators approved new austerity cuts early Thursday, even as riots erupted across the country and as a new report shows that a quarter of Greeks are out of work.

German Economy European Exemplar

October 29, 2012, 12:35 am

Germany announced it will balance its budget, achieving zero deficit by 2014—two years sooner than expected. In 2013, the deficit will fall below 0.5 percent.

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