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The European Commission has informed Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan of its preliminary view that they may have breached EU antitrust rules by colluding to influence the pricing of interest rate derivatives denominated in the euro currency.
This economic review sets out how the reforms will deliver a safer and more responsible financial system by enhancing financial stability, deepening the single market for financial services and improving its efficiency whilst improving market integrity and confidence.
Euro area annual inflation was 0.7% in April 2014, up from 0.5% in March. A year earlier the rate was 1.2%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in April 2014.
The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of 1 January 2015.
U-Multirank, which assesses the performance of more than 850 higher education institutions worldwide, breaks new ground by producing multi-dimensional listings rating universities on a much wider range of factors than existing international rankings.
The Commission has presented an Action Plan for Innovation in the 'Blue Economy' to help use ocean resources sustainably and drive growth and jobs in Europe.
Meeting in Brussels, EU and Japan leaders discussed economic and political partnership, neighborhood policy, the crisis in Ukraine, and key global challenges.
The European Commission's spring forecast points to a continuing economic recovery in the European Union following its emergence from recession one year ago.
The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.8% in March 2014, stable since December 2013, but down from 12.0% in March 2013. The EU28 unemployment rate was 10.5% in March 2014, stable compared with February 2014, but down from 10.9% in March 2013.
The projects selected were submitted by beneficiaries in all 28 Member States and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, climate change, environmental policy and information and communication on environmental issues across the EU.
In April the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) decreased slightly in the euro area (by 0.5 points to 102.0), while it continued to increase in the EU (by 0.9 points to 106.2). The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the euro area decreased slightly by 0.13 points to +0.27.
Workers posted abroad temporarily to provide services would be better protected by a draft law already informally agreed with the Council, and endorsed by Parliament.
EU workers moving to a different EU country will be able to take their full pension rights with them thanks to a draft law passed by Parliament.
"Made-in" labelling should be made mandatory for non-food products sold on the single market, Parliament said in a vote on plans to tighten up product safety requirements and market surveillance rules so as to strengthen consumer protection in the EU.
Three measures to ensure that banks shoulder the risks of failure rather than relying on taxpayers to bail them out were approved by Parliament.
Anyone legally residing in the EU would have the right to open a basic payment account, and no-one could be denied this right on grounds of nationality or place of residence, under a new law passed by Parliament.
The report issued today provides a comprehensive overview of how fundamental rights have been successfully implemented in the EU over the past year. It highlights, for example, guidance given by the European Court of Justice to national judges on the applicability of the Charter when implementing EU law at national level.
The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers.
The European Commission is launching a consultation on #mHealth or mobile health, asking for help in finding ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of Europeans with the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, patient monitoring devices and other wireless devices.
The European Commission has adopted measures to improve the corporate governance of around 10 000 companies listed on Europe’s stock exchanges.