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Commission hits back in R&D job forecast row
The EU executive has hit back at doubts cast in the European Parliament over its models for calculating efficiency in the use of research funds and predicting how much employment they will create....
02 Apr 2012 - Read more
Road safety: Progress in cutting EU road deaths falls to 2% in 2011
Progress in cutting road fatalities significantly slowed last year (to -2%) compared with a very promising EU-wide reduction throughout the last decade (on average -6%), according to new figures p...
30 Mar 2012 - Read more
CLEPA calls for fair play in trade agreements
"We need an assertive Commission, to ensure fair play and enforce the reciprocity rule in its agreements with international partners," said incoming CLEPA Chief Executive, Jean-Marc Gales, at CLEP...
29 Mar 2012 - Read more
BELGIUM: European Commission convenes auto summit for 6 June
Exhaustive results of a study into the acute problems currently facing the auto sector will be unveiled by the European Commission at a summit in Brussels on 6 June. European automakers are current...
28 Mar 2012 - Read more
Tajani backs away from 2025 fuel efficiency fight
A recent moratorium on new legislation in the automobile sector announced by the European Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani is being quietly shelved, EurActiv has learned. In a declaration of su...
26 Mar 2012 - Read more
Experts quizzed over how to stimulate innovation in the EU
Europe lags behind when it comes to translating breakthrough technologies into business opportunities but the EU aims to overcome this with Horizon 2020, a €80 billion plan to boost research and...
23 Mar 2012 - Read more
EU standardisation work: let small firms and consumers join in, says committee
Consumers and small businesses must be enabled to play a bigger part in developing EU goods and services standards, so as to build in protection for public interests such as product safety, environmen...
22 Mar 2012 - Read more
New study looks at the state of implementation of the CO2/car labelling Directive
A report prepared for the European Commission presents the state of play for the implementation of Directive 1999/94/EC ('the CO2/car labelling Directive') in eight Member States: Belgium, Denmark,...
21 Mar 2012 - Read more
Exploring your transport options, the EU way
How can one drive and protect the environment at the same time? It's an important question, and one that weighs on the minds of Europeans a lot. In an effort to help consumers, the EU is backing a...
20 Mar 2012 - Read more
No trade war with China, EU presidency says
BRUSSELS - Business between the EU and China is running as usual, despite highly-public trade differences between the two economic powerhouses, the Danish trade minister has said. "I wouldn...
19 Mar 2012 - Read more
The European Commission wants to phase out conventional engines in cities by 2050. This will require changes in building, fuelling and propelling vehicles
A great deal has changed since 1972, and not just in hair and fashion. Today we take for granted personal computers, mobile phones and instant access to entertainment. Forty years ago these things w...
16 Mar 2012 - Read more
Passenger Cars: registrations drop by 9.7% in February 2012
In February, new car registrations were down by 9.7% in the EU*, compared to February 2011, totalling 888,878 units. In the region, the month counted on average one more working day than last year....
15 Mar 2012 - Read more
EU challenges China’s rare earth export restrictions
The European Union launched a second challenge of China's export restrictions on raw materials including 17 rare earths, as well as tungsten and molybdenum. Together with the US and Japan, the...
14 Mar 2012 - Read more
European researchers driving road safety
Safety while driving is paramount and Europeans are making efforts to ensure our well-being in vehicles — whether we are behind the steering wheel or in a passenger seat. The project partners ha...
13 Mar 2012 - Read more
Commission proposes to improve common greenhouse gas accounting rules for forestry and agriculture
In adopting a new proposal on accounting of greenhouse gases emissions, the European Commission has taken a first step towards incorporating removals and emissions from forests and agriculture into...
12 Mar 2012 - Read more
Japan car sales jump on subsidies for green vehicles
Japanese car sales, including those of 660cc mini vehicles, rose in February as government subsidies for energy-efficient vehicles lured buyers. Passenger car sales jumped 33% from a year earlier,...
12 Mar 2012 - Read more
Environment: Better implementation will lower costs and improve the environment
Failing to implement environment legislation is thought to cost the EU economy around €50 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment. In an effort to reduce that figu...
09 Mar 2012 - Read more
Peugeot backs call for EU common policy
PSA Peugeot Citroën’s chief executive has endorsed growing calls for a common policy in Europe to solve the car industry’s overcapacity and competitiveness problems. Philippe Varin on Wednesda...
08 Mar 2012 - Read more
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show comes at a time of particular economic uncertainty in Europe - on the markets in general and in the automotive industry in particular. "Europe is at a critical ju...
07 Mar 2012 - Read more
Financial transaction tax: a better design is possible
 The proposed financial transaction tax should be better designed to capture more traders and to make evading it unprofitable, say proposals presented in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee...
06 Mar 2012 - Read more
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