CONSUMERS
CONSUMERS: Commission guidelines on food safety rules in September

Brussels, 27/07/2017 (Agence Europe)European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced on Thursday 27 July that guidelines on how to apply European food safety rules would be issued in September in order to bring an end to differing standards in the quality of foodstuffs.

The Commission, he said, is not treating this issue as being of minor importance. We’ve decided to issue guidelines in September on how to interpret the food safety legislation”, he stated. The aim is to make it possible for member states and the appropriate national authorities to compare the...

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Europe Diplomacy & Defense No. 1007
EU welcomes agreement between al-Sarraj and Haftar

Brussels, 26/07/2017 (EDD)On Tuesday 25 July, the European Union welcomed the joint declaration from President of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj and General Khalifa Haftar, Commander of the Libyan National Army.   The declaration was adopted earlier that day in Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris.

The agreement “represents a significant contribution towards...

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1953 - 2017

On 12 March 1953, the first issue of the daily news bulletin "Europe" was published, and we are therefore celebrating our sixty-fourth anniversary. This is a ripe old age for a press agency, but is not extraordinary in and of itself: older news agencies exist, some of them much older. What is unusual about us is that we are exactly as old as the first European Community, the forerunner of today's European Union. In July 1952, the Paris Treaty came into force, giving rise to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), and it was at the beginning of 1953 that the "ECSC levy" started being applied, the first European tax. In February 1953, the coal and steel markets were opened up to the six participating countries. This moment marked the end of prehistory and the beginning of history for the united Europe, and Agence Europe's newsletter took on its role of closely following developments in Europe's history from one day to the next.

Bulletin Quotidien Europe 11838 - 28/7/2017
SECTORAL POLICIES
CONSUMERS: Commission guidelines on food safety rules in September
HUMANITARIAN AID: €209 million for refugee integration and accommodation in Greece
MIGRATION: Commission ready to discuss creation of hotspots in safe African countries
HEALTH: New figures demonstrate increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance
SEA: Karmenu Vella kicks off World Aquariums Against Marine Litter campaign to raise awareness of marine pollution
JHA: EPP argues that Court has approved principle of PNR agreement with Canada
INDUSTRY: ACEA calls for tax neutrality in new vehicle approval system
SOCIAL AFFAIRS
SOCIAL: Commission proposes improved working conditions for seafarers
SOCIAL: Mr Fico supports 'equal pay for equal work' principle underpinning revision of 'posted workers' directive
ECONOMY - FINANCE - BUSINESS
STATE AID: Commission orders Belgium and France to end tax exemptions for ports
PAYMENTS: EBA publishes its major incident reporting guidelines for payment service providers
FINANCE: EIOPA and ECB consult on harmonisation of statistical reporting requirements for pension funds
EXTERNAL ACTION
KOSOVO: Pristina to participate in EU programmes from 1 August
CFSP: EU representatives in Tripoli on 1 August to discuss new missions for Eunavfor Med Sophia operation
TRADE: UK actively prepares ground for negotiating post-Brexit trade agreements
COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EU
FINANCE: National authority may invoke professional secrecy if recipient's right of defence can be assured by other means
COMPETITION: Supplier of luxury goods may stop accredited retailers from selling its products on third-party platforms, says Advocate General
NEWS BRIEFS
FUTURE OF EU: Possible meeting between European Commission and Visegrád countries in autumn
ECONOMY: Werner Hoyer re-elected head of EIB
ENERGY: First EBRD investment in renewable energy framework in Greece
CIVIL PROTECTION: EU continues to assist France in tackling forest fires
TRANSPORT: Volkswagen asserts that discussions between car manufacturers are 'common'
TRANSPORT: Airlines for Europe calls on member states to reduce queues at airports