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Nearly all EU energy may be renewable by 2050
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Environmental campaigners Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council say almost all the European Union's energy could come from renewable sources by 2050. They say a Thursday study they commissioned from the German Aerospace... Read More

EU, IMF team in Athens to review deficit progress
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

ATHENS Greece - (APINTL) A delegation from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union arrived in Athens Monday for an interim review of Greece's efforts to pull itself out of a major debt crisis that pushed it to the brink of default.... Read More

EU-US talks on privacy may take up to 2 years
Posted on 27 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Negotiations for trans-Atlantic privacy protection agreement could take two years and limit governments' access to personal data while forcing them to delete inaccurate information, an EU official said Wednesday. The European Union's... Read More

EU to seek accord on climate, defer binding treaty
Posted on 13 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (AP) The European Union will push for agreement this year on specific items to put into a global climate treaty without trying to reach a binding accord until 2011, EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said Wednesday. Hedegaard... Read More

EU warns against proprietary software
Posted on 11 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology... Read More

EU creates $1 trillion package to save euro
Posted on 10 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Union put up a staggering $1 trillion Monday to contain its spreading government debt crisis and keep it from tearing the euro currency apart and derailing the global economic recovery. Analysts said the huge sum supplied... Read More

Airline losses from ash spiral over $1 billion
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

PARIS - (APINTL) As airline losses from the volcanic ash cloud spiraled over $1 billion on Monday, the industry demanded EU compensation and criticized European governments for not using scientific measures to evaluate the ash and open up their airspace... Read More

EU calls for overhaul of Anglo Irish Bank
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators launched a probe Wednesday into Irish government help for property lender Anglo Irish Bank, warning that the bank has to draw up a new business plan and "restructure profoundly." The European Commission... Read More

EU probes Siemens, Areva nuclear deal
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators said Wednesday that they are investigating nuclear power non-compete deals between France's Areva SA and Germany's Siemens AG after Areva took over their joint venture. This adds another twist to a... Read More

EU stops tuna fishing as quota runs out
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) Large European fishing boats will no longer be allowed to fish for bluefin tuna after Wednesday because they have already used up the entire 2010 quota, halfway through the year, the EU's executive said. Bluefin tuna caught... Read More

EU steel makers demand probe into high iron prices
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) European steel makers on Wednesday demanded an EU antitrust probe to check for monopoly abuse and cartel-type behavior by the three major iron ore suppliers Vale, BHP Billiton Ltd and Rio Tinto after price increases of more than 80 percent... Read More

Geely wins EU antitrust approval to buy Volvo Cars
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators on Tuesday approved Chinese carmaker Geely to buy Sweden's iconic Volvo Cars. The European Commission said it sees no antitrust problems with Zhejiang Geely Holding Co.'s $1.8 billion acquisition of... Read More

US treasury chief warns EU on hedge fund rules
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) U.S. Treasury Chief Tim Geithner has warned Britain, France, Germany and Spain about possible new European Union rules that he fears could prevent American hedge funds from selling to European customers. In a letter to the four finance... Read More

EU moves to help aviation heal $3.3 billion losses
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) Europe should help its aviation industry recover from up to euro2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in losses from the volcanic ash crisis by reforming its air traffic control system, offering loans and suspending some rules like bans on nighttime... Read More

EU calls for new rating agencies
Posted on 3 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Union's executive on Wednesday called for European credit rating agencies to rival the three U.S.-based market leaders and proposed a new regulatory authority to oversee them with the power to impose fines. EU Commission... Read More