European Union

Britain attacks 'broken' EU migration system, demands tighter rules

2015-08-30 13:12

Europe's migration system is broken, says British Interior Minister Theresa May, blaming its borderless system for exacerbating a migrant crisis and demanding tighter rules.

European Commission cuts fish quotas

2014-08-11 15:54

The European Commission has cut this year's fishing quotas for ten member countries, to compensate for overfishing in 2013.

SA citrus takes another black spot knock in EU

2014-07-20 15:27

A consignment of SA citrus fruit heading to Europe has been found to have citrus black spots, says the Citrus Growers' Association.

Euro zone factory recovery broadens

2014-05-02 14:00

The recovery in euro zone manufacturing accelerated at the start of the second quarter, but factories cut goods prices for a second straight month.

EU raids auto exhaust companies

2014-03-25 18:04

European Union inspectors have raided companies in the automobile sector amid suspicions over a cartel in exhaust systems.

DBSA, EU launch R1.5bn infrastructure fund

2014-03-13 15:21

The European Union and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have launched an Infrastructure Investment programme for South Africa.

EU seeks to calm UK immigration influx fears

2014-01-02 11:01

The European Union has attempted to calm fears in countries like Britain, France and Germany that they face a mass influx of Romanians and Bulgarians.

China and Europe avoid trade war

2013-10-25 10:27

China and the EU have sought to mend ties after narrowly avoiding a trade war, but the EU has told Beijing to stop subsidies the EU regards as illegal.

UN aviation body averts trade war

2013-10-07 13:04

The United Nations body in charge of civil aviation has reached a consensus on a market-based system to curb carbon emissions from airlines by 2020.

ECB holds rates at historic low

2013-10-02 16:46

The European Central Bank kept borrowing costs on hold at a historic low, a measure seen as an attempt to boost the slow recovery in the currency bloc.


EU fines Samsung, Philips over smartcard cartel

2014-09-03 12:12

The EU has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe, says the European Commission.

UK, France, Germany eye fresh Russia sanctions

2014-07-20 15:34

Britain, Germany and France have agreed they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet.

EU banks, exchanges to jostle over reform

2014-05-22 17:06

European Union regulators have published draft rules for a sweeping reform of the bloc's securities markets.

German factory orders rise on a surge

2014-04-04 12:31

German industrial orders have risen for the fourth-consecutive month on demand from the eurozone.

EU states fear tougher sanctions on Russia

2014-03-24 18:22

European Union states have most to fear from Russian aggression and most to lose from imposing sanctions.

Google deal no gentlemen's agreement - EU

2014-02-21 14:22

The EU antitrust chief defends a deal with Google over how it displays web search results, following criticism from rival firms and his own colleagues.

EU plan to put market riggers behind bars

2013-12-22 11:17

Traders in the European Union caught rigging market benchmarks like Libor, oil or currencies could be jailed under a new deal.

Pollution causes reduced crops yield - EU

2013-10-16 17:16

Air pollution is high across many parts of Europe, resulting in huge economic losses linked to reduced crop yields, Europe's environmental watchdog says

Eurozone recovery speeds up, spreads south

2013-10-03 15:03

Eurozone business activity has hit a 27-month high that has offered a fresh hope of recovery gathering pace, key surveys show.

Scant hope for Britain's EU bonus challenge

2013-09-27 12:02

Britain's challenge to European Union rules capping bankers' bonuses is likely to get bogged down in court long beyond their implementation.

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