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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today welcomed the appointment of Mr Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, as the next Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). EU Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht said:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][custom_font font_size="16" line_height="26" font_style="normal" text_align="left" font_weight="300" text_decoration="none" text_shadow="no" padding="0" margin="0"...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To reduce the CO2 emissions of new light commercial vehicles sold in the EU to 147g/km by 2020, from 203g today, innovation should be encouraged by giving "super-credit" weightings to each maker's cleaner vehicles. Longer-term CO2 reduction targets should also be set, and environmental performance...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] "European automotive technologies: smart solutions for road safety" 6 May 2013 - 14h00-20h00 - Autoworld Brussels Programme - Map of the event - Registration The CLEPA Safety Event on 6 May will showcase advanced active and passive safety technologies, ranging from Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) to pedestrian and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and social contributions in % of GDP, in the EU272 stood at 38.8% in 2011, from 38.3% in 2010 and 38.4% in 2009. The overall tax ratio in the euro area (EA17) increased to 39.5% in...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF) negotiations are still in limbo as the Council and the European Parliament continue to talk at cross purposes. The Irish Presidency, negotiating on behalf of the Council, believes all the conditions are in place for talks to start. MEPs...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To reduce the CO2 emissions of new cars sold in the EU to 95g/km by 2020, from 130g today, clean-car innovation should be encouraged by giving "super credit" weightings to each maker's cleaner cars and setting more ambitious longer-term reduction targets, said the Environment Committee...

[vc_row][vc_column][custom_font font_size="16" line_height="26" font_style="normal" text_align="left" font_weight="300" text_decoration="none" text_shadow="no" padding="0" margin="0" color="#adadad"] "EU Member States have sent very positive signals that could trigger the start of the final round of negotiations on the next financial period (MFF 2014-2020) between the Member States and the European Parliament this...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The EU and Morocco today started the first round of negotiations for an EU-Morocco Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), after European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane officially launched the negotiations on 1 March 2013 in Rabat. The objective...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] EU trade ministers on Thursday (18 April) set an end-of-June deadline to reach an accord on the mandate to start negotiating a transatlantic trade and investment partnership that is strongly backed by EU leaders and US President Barack Obama. Dilomatic sources say the intention is the...