France's Macron sets sights on EU cheap labour rule

Salzburg (Austria), Aug 24 The EU is a "real step" closer to overhauling a controversial rule on detached workers, after talks with leaders from eastern and central Europe, French President Emmanuel...

Aug 24, 2017 3:17 AM | Newsscroll

Macron seeks support for EU reform plans

Paris, Aug 22 French President Emmanuel Macron embarks on a three-country tour of central and southeast Europe today, hoping to drum up support for his ambitious EU reform agenda as his ratings...

Aug 22, 2017 8:53 PM | Newsscroll

EU opens probe into Bayer takeover of Monsanto

Brussels, Aug 22 The European Commission said today it was opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed USD 66-billion takeover of US seed and pesticide supplier Monsanto by Germany's Bayer,...

Aug 22, 2017 7:50 PM | Newsscroll

Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

Rome, Aug 22 Italy said it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was...

Aug 22, 2017 4:43 AM | Newsscroll

Spain sends help to battle Portugal's wildfires

Lisbon, Aug 14 Spanish firefighters and water dumping aircraft have bolstered Portuguese efforts to gain control of forest fires raging in the centre of the country, the European Commission said...

Aug 14, 2017 8:22 PM | Newsscroll

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Brussels, Aug 12 A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong as the European Commission called for a special meeting on...

Aug 12, 2017 11:41 AM | Newsscroll

Dutch govt admits 'errors made' in egg scandal

The Hague, Aug 11 The Dutch government has acknowledged that "errors have been made" in managing the growing scandal around eggs contaminated by fipronil but it strongly refuted allegations of...

Aug 11, 2017 5:58 PM | Newsscroll

EU calls eggs talks as scandal spreads to Asia

Brussles, Aug 11 The EU today called an emergency meeting to stop "blaming and shaming" over the insecticide- tainted eggs scandal as it emerged for the first time that the crisis had spread to...

Aug 11, 2017 5:47 PM | Newsscroll

Belgium says Dutch found tainted eggs back in November

Brussels, Aug 9 Dutch authorities knew as far back as November that some eggs in the country were contaminated with an insecticide and they failed to notify their European partners at the time,...

Aug 09, 2017 10:45 PM | Newsscroll

EU says Belgium took weeks to notify tainted egg discovery

Brussels, Aug 8 The European Union's executive arm said today that Belgian authorities took around a month to notify it about the discovery of eggs contaminated with low levels of an insecticide,...

Aug 08, 2017 10:31 PM | Newsscroll