The European Union and the United States reach an agreement on imports of hormone-free beef

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission shared today with Member States the successful outcome of the negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU. EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said: “With the successful outcome of the negotiations, the Commission has delivered on […]

New legislation on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, following the approval by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, the Council has formally adopted a new Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain. This new Regulation is based on aEuropean Commission’s proposal tabled […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Cybersecurity Act for a cyber-bulletproof EU”, by EU Vice-President Ansip

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Mr. Andrus Ansip, the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. Malicious cyber-activity has proliferated across the globe. It has become more brazen and sophisticated, imaginative and international. Multi-country incidents […]

A Europe that Protects: Commission calls for more efforts to ensure adoption of security proposals

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission is today reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, including the proposals to remove terrorist content online and to reinforce the […]

Member States and Commission to work together to boost artificial intelligence “made in Europe”

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Delivering on its strategy on artificial intelligence (AI) adopted in April 2018 today the Commission presents a coordinated plan prepared with Member States to foster the development and use of AI in Europe. This plan proposes joint actions for closer and more efficient cooperation […]

Commission presents ways to further strengthen the euro’s global role

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In light of the upcoming European Council and Euro Summit in December, the Commission presents actions to strengthen the role of the euro in a changing world. In his State of the Union Address in September 2018, President Juncker highlighted the strategic importance of […]

European Commission presents comprehensive approach for the modernisation of the World Trade Organisation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU’s approach to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reform outlined in a document published today will be presented to EU partners in Geneva on 20 September during a meeting on that subject convened by Canada. The European Commission has today put forward a […]

Summer 2018 Interim Economic Forecast: Resilient Growth amid increased uncertainty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and 2019, at 2.1% this year and 2% next year in both the EU and the euro area. However, after five consecutive quarters of vigorous expansion, the economic momentum moderated in the first half of 2018 […]

European Commission and four online marketplaces sign a Product Safety Pledge to remove dangerous products

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten – France have signed a commitment for faster removal of dangerous products sold on their online marketplaces . Thanks to a dialogue facilitated by the European Commission, four major online companies have […]

European Innovation Scoreboard 2018: Europe must deepen its innovation edge

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission’s 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard published today shows that the EU’s innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe’s global competitiveness. Every year, the Commission publishes a comparative assessment of the innovation performance of Member States and benchmarks […]

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. The negotiations will aim at removing barriers to trade in goods and services, […]

EU budget: Making the EU fit for its role as strong global actor

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, to significantly simplify its structure, and make it much more flexible and effective to address today’s global challenges. The external action budget will […]