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Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU law could boost ‘safe’ securitisation

The European Commission will consider reducing how much capital banks must hold against risk for a new class of asset-backed securities, a process of packaging and selling loans blamed for the financial crisis. EurActiv understands … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

UKIP clinch European elections victory, Lib Dems plunge

The UK Independence Party scored an expected yet resounding victory in the European Parliament elections while the Liberal Democrats faced electoral wipeout, after first results were announced early Monday morning … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Leading Tory MEP relying on UKIP to save his seat

The chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists, Martin Callanan, is relying on the UK Independence Party to poach enough Labour votes to save his seat in tonight’s (25 May) … Continue reading

November 6, 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

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