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The European Commission welcomes the Council’s decision today to authorise the opening of the Article 50 negotiations with the UK and to nominate the Commission as Union negotiator. The Commission also welcomes the adoption of the first set of negotiating directives. Together with the European Council guidelines agreed by the leaders of […]

European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK


The European Commission has fined Facebook €110 million for providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission’s 2014 investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with […]

Mergers: Commission fines Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information ...


The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and innovative industrial base. The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more […]

European Defence Action Plan: Towards a European Defence Fund



EU producers will receive an increased budget of €133 million in 2017 to promote EU agricultural products outside and inside the EU and to continue finding new markets. The Commission adopted the 2017 promotion strategy for EU agricultural products with a total budget of €133 million compared to the €111 […]

The Commission increases the budget for promoting EU agricultural products


EU Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost “alertness” or “concentration” were vetoed by the European Parliament on Thursday. Displaying these claims on drinks cans would have led to higher sugar consumption among adolescents, who are the largest group of energy drink consumers, […]

Parliament vetoes energy drink “alertness” claims