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A ban on disposable plastic goes far beyond the goal

The EU Commission intends to take action against plastic waste by banning certain disposable plastic products. Plastic tableware, plastic cutlery, plastic straws, cotton swabs and balloon plastic holders should be banned by the Member States.

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EU adopts quota for video platforms

The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a revision of the Audiovisual Media Services and Video Platforms Directive.

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Majority against Hungary unlikely

European Parliament report recommends sanctions against Hungary. But as long as the EPP covers Orbàn, the 2/3 majority of MEPs which is required for an Article 7 procedure, is unlikely to be achieved, according to Pötzsch, legal expert at cep.

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Stronger supervision for parcel delivery services

The plenary session of the European Parliament has now formally approved the agreement on the new regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services

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EU Commission presents measures for a sustainable and innovative financial system

The EU Commission presented today a package of measures to deepen the Capital Markets Union, focusing on sustainable finance, innovative financial services (fintech) and crowdfunding.

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Agreement on the Posting of Workers Directive

At the trilogue meeting on 28 February 2018, the EU Parliament, the Council and the EU Commission agreed on a common stance for reforming the Posting of Workers Directive.

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Better cross-border protection for consumers

The new EU regulation to improve cooperation between national consumer protection authorities - the so-called CPC regulation - is now in force.

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The way to Brexit is paved with good intentions

The EU Commission has announced a breakthrough in the Brexit talks. EU Commission President Juncker recommend entering the second phase of the negotiations now.

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Green light for Macron's reform package

The French National Assembly has ratified the regulations reforming the French labour market by a large majority.

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European Parliament defuses SatCab regulation

On Tuesday 21 November 2017, the Committee on Legal Affairs voted in the European Parliament on the new SatCab regulation and reached an agreement

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