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EU court threatens Poland with heavy fines over ancient forest logging

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Monday warned Poland's rightwing government to "immediately" stop logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests or face fines of up to 100,000 euros ($118,000) a day.

EU court threatens Poland with heavy fines over ancient forest logging

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Monday warned Poland's right-wing government to "immediately" stop logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests or face fines of up to 100,000 euros ($118,000).

Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer

Luxembourg - Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court said Tuesday.

EU reaches compromise on low-cost eastern labour

Luxembourg - EU ministers on Monday struck a compromise after marathon talks about low-cost labour from eastern and central Europe, a decision affecting workers posted temporarily to more affluent bloc members.

EU blacklists North Korean army over weapons programme

Luxembourg - The European Union blacklisted the North Korean army on Monday as part of fresh sanctions aimed at punishing the pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programmes.

EU will send chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington

Luxembourg - The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up.

EU's Juncker says he doesn't want Catalan independence

Luxembourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that he doesn't want Catalonia to become independent from Spain because it could trigger a separatist domino effect in the EU.

EU must watch IS in North Africa 'very carefully': minister

Luxembourg - EU countries must monitor "very carefully" a growing threat from the Islamic State group in North Africa as jihadists relocate there from Iraq and Syria, the bloc's current presidency warned.

EU's Juncker says the British 'have to pay'

Luxembourg - EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Britain must "pay" for its financial commitments to start Brexit trade talks, comparing it to someone trying to leave a bar after a round of beers.

Eurogroup head Dijsselbloem to step down in January

Luxembourg - Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Monday he will step down as head of the Eurogroup in January, leaving vacant one of the most influential jobs in the eurozone at a key moment.

Personalised banknotes for Schaeuble's farewell party

Luxembourg - Eurozone finance ministers deluged German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble with farewell gifts on Monday as the man who inspired Europe's austerity answer to the debt crisis attended his last meeting with them.

Luxembourg hit by tainted eggs scare

Luxembourg - Luxembourg became the latest European country hit by a scare over tainted eggs, with a major supermarket chain pulling them from the shelves and other firms affected, authorities said Thursday.

EU ups pressure on east to take migrants

Luxembourg - The European Union stepped up pressure Wednesday on rebellious eastern states to take in their fair share of refugees under mandatory quotas adopted at the height of the migrant crisis.

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

Luxembourg - The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.

Forced retirement at 65 for pilots is valid, EU court says

Luxembourg - A European Union law that forces passenger airline pilots to retire at 65 is valid, the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal.

EU 'deeply regrets' US Paris climate pact withdrawal

Luxembourg - The European Union on Monday blasted US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change pact and said Brussels would continue to lead efforts to prevent global warming.

Hard cheese for soya and tofu as EU bans dairy names

Luxembourg - Plant-based products like soya and tofu can no longer be sold with dairy-type names like milk or butter, the European Union's top court ruled Wednesday.

EU seeks online security checks for visa-exempt visitors

Luxembourg - EU countries on Friday backed a proposal to adopt new security checks for Europe's borderless Schengen area, in which visa-exempt travellers will be screened online prior to arrival.

'Keep calm' over Gibraltar, EU's Barnier tells Britain

Luxembourg - The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier urged Britain Tuesday to "keep calm and negotiate" after a row broke out over the fate of the rocky outcrop of Gibraltar.
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