ARTICLES RELATING TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Merc coolant row: Recall threat?

2014-01-24 10:29

Germany must address European Commission concerns about a banned aircon coolant still used in Mercedes vehicles. Legal action could mean a 133 000-unit recall.

Apple's iPhone tactics investigated

2013-05-27 10:20

The European Commission is probing whether Apple is using anti-competitive iPhone sales tactics and technical restrictions to squeeze out smartphone rivals.

EU slaps €561m penalty on Microsoft

2013-03-06 14:41

The European Commission has fined US giant Microsoft €561m for breaking its word by not providing clients with a choice of internet browser.

UN: Abandon biofuel production

2012-10-18 10:02

The European Commission said it was cutting targets for the use of biofuels so as to reduce the negative impact on food production and prices. The UN representative however calls for biofuel to be scrapped globally...

Euro Commission wants Greece to close banks

2012-06-08 09:26

The European Commission is pressing Greece to wind down certain banks, possibly including its fifth-largest lender ATEbank.

Bulgarian reporter’s car blown up

2011-10-14 13:24

A bomb has blown up the car of a popular Bulgarian journalist in Sofia, coinciding with a visit of European Commission President Joe Manuel Barroso and other members of the commission.

UK urges EU to be bolder on farm reform

2011-01-05 13:38

Britain is encouraging the European Union to make ambitious changes to its controversial common agricultural policy, which includes subsidies for farmers.

EU to shake up auto repairs market

2010-05-27 12:33

European regulators are to shake up the auto services sector, slashing through agreements that tie dealers, repairers and parts providers to manufacturers.

Boost for EU Commission

2010-01-19 15:59

Bulgaria's foreign minister has offered to resign and has withdrawn her candidacy for the European Commission, removing a stumbling block that threatened to derail the new EU executive.

Oxfam: Refugees suffer in camps

2009-09-03 18:04

Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are jammed into camps that are "barely fit for humans", with poor sanitation and little access to water and medicine.

Dutch result release questioned

2009-06-05 22:06

Europe's election marathon has been clouded in controversy after the premature release of Dutch poll results confirmed widespread fears of gains by the far-right and low voter turnout.

Zim gets health, water aid

2009-06-03 08:42

The European Commission says it has allocated $11.3m in aid to help Zimbabweans without proper health services and water supplies.

EU still shuns Zimbabwe

2009-05-28 22:23

The European Union is not yet ready to establish normal ties with Zimbabwe or resume aid despite a "positive evolution" in politics.

 

'Google must do more to answer concerns'

2013-07-17 16:51

The EU's top anti-trust official Joaquin Almunia has said that he wants Google to do more to remedy concerns that it is abusing its dominant position in the search market.

EU to ditch 'brick-like' trucks

2013-04-17 08:16

Rolling out round-nosed trucks with aeroplane-style flaps at the back would cut fuel costs, reduce carbon emissions and save lives, reports the European Commission.

EU imposes record cartel fine on Philips

2012-12-05 19:01

The European Commission imposed the biggest antitrust penalty in its history, fining six firms a total of €1.47bn for running two cartels.

Economic protests in Spain, Portugal

2012-09-30 08:02

Tens of thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese have rallied in the streets of their countries' capitals to protest enduring deep economic pain from austerity measures.

Spain told to lay out Bankia plans

2012-05-31 09:53

Spain must outline plans for nationalised lender Bankia to the European Commission, a spokesperson for the Commission says.

EU aids SA with avian flu outbreak

2011-05-19 17:12

Animal health experts sent by the European Commission are helping South Africa cope with avian flu, which has halted ostrich meat exports.

Pakistan flood death toll: 900

2010-08-01 14:03

The death toll from Pakistan's worst floods in living memory has neared 900 as outbreaks of waterborne disease emerged and penniless survivors streamed out of the raging torrents.

EU commission chief slams Germany

2010-05-25 12:38

The head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, has taken German leaders to task for failing to drum up popular support for the crisis-hit euro.

Pump down the volume!

2009-09-26 20:49

Tens of millions of people will be forced to listen to portable music at permanently reduced volume under European Commission proposals.

Iran tightens grip on media

2009-06-17 20:06

Iran has tightened its grip on the media, accusing some foreign outlets of being the "mouthpiece of rioters" on the disputed presidential election.

Dutch far right wins 1st phase

2009-06-05 18:00

A Dutch far-right party is a big winner in the first phase of elections to the European parliament as voters are heading to the polls in Ireland and the Czech Republic.

More Zimbabweans flee to SA

2009-06-02 17:02

The number of Zimbabweans entering South Africa illegally is increasing and many of them need health care, says Medicines Sans Frontiers.

 
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