Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: European Commission

After enforcement action threat Airbnb comes clean on pricing

LONDON: Airbnb has amended the way it presents pricing information to consumers after the European Commission took it to task for not being transparent enough on the cost of bookings. In addition to displaying total charges in the results pages in search queries, Airbnb now makes it clear if the ...

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Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

ANKARA: Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said.  “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in European countries rarely, and they once again showed their commitment to democracy. “Nevertheless, ...

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Brussels mulls adding Saudi Arabia to EU dirty money blacklist

BRUSSELS: The European Commission proposed adding seven countries including Saudi Arabia to the European Union’s (EU) money laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organised crime. The new countries targeted by the commission, including Saudi Arabia and Panama, would join another 16 ...

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EU: the battle of the Italian budget against the eurozone

LONDON: Eurozone finance ministers, meeting in Brussels on Monday, are expected to support the European Commission two weeks after its decision to reject the budget of the populist coalition in power in Italy. “Everyone is worried,” says a senior European official, who observes wary of the standoff between the Commission, ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

STRASBOURG: The European Parliament called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence. MEPs approved a resolution which is not binding but will add fresh pressure on the European Commission, the ...

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra T-charge

LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan claimed that with the rollout of the new weekday “toxicity charge” – ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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EU Commission Says Infected Eggs Spread To 17 Nations

LONDON: The European Commission says that at least fifteen EU countries, as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. Its announcement comes ahead of a planned meeting with ministers and other officials next month to discuss the crisis. The European Commission, the European ...

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Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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