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EU scales down 2030 climate and energy goals

Jan 22 2014

BRUSSELS The European Union scaled back its long-term climate and energy ambitions on Wednesday, proposing less stringent targets than in the past, because of tougher economic conditions and the need to curb rising energy costs.

EU sets out leaner 2030 climate and energy vision

Jan 22 2014

BRUSSELS The European Union set out new climate and energy goals for 2030 on Wednesday, proposing less stringent targets than in the past in a reflection of tougher economic circumstances and a desire to limit rising energy costs.

EU strikes deal on tough new anti-tobacco rules

Dec 18 2013

BRUSSELS European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday, including larger health warnings on cigarette packets and the bloc's first rules on electronic cigarettes.

E-cigarette row could block new EU tobacco rules: diplomats

Dec 16 2013

BRUSSELS Disagreement over how to regulate the booming market for electronic cigarettes is holding up a deal on strict new rules governing tobacco products in the European Union, diplomats said on Monday.

E-cigarette row could block new EU tobacco rules -diplomats

Dec 16 2013

BRUSSELS Disagreement over how to regulate the booming market for electronic cigarettes is holding up a deal on strict new rules governing tobacco products in the European Union, diplomats said on Monday.

E-cigarette row could block new EU tobacco rules - diplomats

Dec 16 2013

BRUSSELS Disagreement over how to regulate the booming market for electronic cigarettes is holding up a deal on strict new rules governing tobacco products in the European Union, diplomats said on Monday.

EU court annuls approval of BASF's Amflora GMO potato

Dec 13 2013

BRUSSELS Europe's second-highest court has overturned a decision by the European Commission to allow the cultivation and sale of a genetically modified potato developed by German chemicals group BASF.

EU court annuls approval of BASF's Amflora GMO potato

Dec 13 2013

BRUSSELS Europe's second-highest court on Friday overturned a decision by the European Commission to allow the cultivation and sale of a genetically modified potato developed by German chemicals group BASF .

Governments seek to raise the EU cap on food-based biofuels

Nov 29 2013

BRUSSELS European Union governments are trying to raise a planned limit on the use of transport fuels made from food crops, despite warnings that the fuels can harm the environment and push up food prices.

EU bans South African citrus imports over disease fears

Nov 28 2013

BRUSSELS The European Union banned most imports of South African citrus fruit on Thursday for the rest of this year over fears that a fungal disease found in dozens of shipments could spread to the 28-nation bloc.

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