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Don’t axe gender and environment laws, NGOs tell Timmermans

EXCLUSIVE:  Twenty gender equality and  environmental organisations, including trade unions and consumer groups, have called on the European Commission to ignore a hit list of proposals that business lobbyists want ditched by the … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list

EXCLUSIVE: EU legislation to ensure gender equality on company boards, to extend maternity leave, and to reduce air pollution and landfill should be killed off, a leading business lobby organisation … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

UK, Sweden attack FTT statement by euro nations

The United Kingdom and Sweden attacked the bloc of EU nations pressing ahead with a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) after the group announced plans for the levy at Tuesday’s (6 … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

UK legal challenge rebuffed as euro nations prepare FTT statement

The European Court of Justice Wednesday (30 April) threw out the United Kingdom’s controversial legal challenge against the bloc of euro area nations pressing ahead with a Financial Transaction Tax. … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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