EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc. (Archive)

New EU rules to fight insider dealing & market manipulation in Europe's financial markets take effect ~ MEPs call for tax haven blacklist, patent box rules, CCCTB and more ~ Transparency rules to tackle terrorism financing, tax avoidance and money laundering ~ EC sets out next steps to increase tax transparency and tackle tax abuse

Refugees: social inclusion and integration into the labour market

Better regulation: EC offers new opportunities for stakeholders to participate in the law-making process

The EESC calls for an action plan on social economy enterprises

EU support for development of commercial wave energy technology in Europe

Energy efficiency of home appliances: MEPs call for more ambitious A to G scale

Revise EU’s long-term budget to cope with today's challenges, urge MEPs ~ MEPs urge EU countries to use €1.3bn budget refund to honour refugee aid pledges

MEPs back plans to pool policing of EU external borders

Air pollution from agriculture: EU exceeds international limit in 2014

Directive on Security of Network & Information Systems ~ Cybersecurity: MEPs back rules to help vital services resist online threats ~ EC signs agreement with industry on cybersecurity and steps up efforts to tackle cyber-threats ~ New proposals to improve the EU's support for security & development in partner countries

EC confirms unannounced inspections in rail passenger transport sector

Workshop on lumpy skin disease

Stability & Growth Pact: update on the fiscal situation of Spain and Portugal

Parliament vetoes energy drink “alertness” claims

Antitrust: EC accepts commitments by container liner shipping companies on price transparency

Asylum: EU list of safe countries of origin to replace national lists in 3 years

Civil liberties MEPs back plans to make it easier to suspend visa waivers

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