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Europe’s week: Russia holds referendums in Ukraine & pipeline sabotage
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Italy: EU can work with democracies but has 'tools' if difficult - VDL
The European Commission president said she was willing to work with any "democratic government."
European lawmakers issue joint appeal for EU-Taiwan investment deal
A cross-party group of legislators urged the European Commission to "make haste" with an investment agreement.
European Commission unveils new guidelines to boost cancer screenings
The Commission recommends that breast cancer screenings be extended to more women and that testing for lung, prostate and gastric cancer becomes more systematic.
Brussels unveils emergency powers to keep goods moving during crises
The new system could ban member states from restricting the trade of critical goods and services when they are most needed.
Hungary appears confident it can prevent €7.5 billion cut in EU funds
Hungary has committed to implementing 17 measures to strengthen oversight into how EU funds are spent in the country before mid-November.
Brussels calls for €7.5 billion EU funding cut from Hungary
The Commission stressed that this is the next step in its rule of law mechanism process.
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Europe's week: SOTU takes centre stage and media freedom law proposed
Ursula von der Leyen gave her annual address to MEPs on Wednesday, with her remarks focusing on the war in Ukraine, anti-Russian sanctions, and the economic fallout from Russia's aggression.
New EU law will shield journalists from spyware and state interference
The Media Freedom Act will prevent governments from spying on journalists and influencing editorial decisions.
Brussels proposes making appliances less vulnerable to cyber attacks
The proposed legislation would apply to very connected devices including toys and household appliances such as smart fridges.
Brussels unveils measures to capture energy profits but delays gas cap
The European Commission is still studying the potential risks of a broad cap on all gas imports entering the bloc.
State of the Union: von der Leyen's hour long speech in a word cloud
What were the words used most frequently in Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech?
How would the EU's ban on products made with forced labour work?
The European Commission is planning on cracking down on forced labour worldwide by banning products in part or completely made as a result of it from being sold in the EU.
EU energy plans to raise €140B to protect households - von der Leyen
The Commission chief told Euronews that the EU's energy crisis plans will help member states to protect citizens.
State of the EU: Six takeaways from Ursula von der Leyen's speech
The European Commission president spoke about the Ukraine war, energy reform, fight against corruption and the reform of common fiscal rules.
Watch back: Von der Leyen delivers annual state of EU speech
The war in Ukraine and soaring energy prices featured heavily in the Commission President's speech.
Brussels to unveil plans to ban products made using forced labour
China has been dogged by allegations of using forced labour against Uyghur Muslims in its western Xinjiang province.
What has the Commission done since the last State of the Union speech?
The war in Ukraine has derailed the plans the Commission chief outlined in her last address.
State of the Union: What's the story behind the EU's keynote speech?
Delivered by the president of the European Commission, the EU's State of the Union speech marks the official start of the new legislative year.
Von der Leyen unveils five proposals to curb rising energy prices
The European Commission's president proposed a price cap on Russian pipeline gas and a plan to save electricity during peak hours.
COVID-19 vaccine campaigns could be faster, industry says
Thomas Triomphe, executive vice-president of vaccines at Sanofi addressed MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Cost of living crisis: What energy prices does the EU want to cap?
Member states are discussing a proposal to partially capture the excess revenues made by renewable and nuclear energy.
'It took so long': Leaders criticise late EU action on energy crisis
Market intervention "should have been done earlier, and it's a shame that it took so long," said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
Brussels mulls price cap on renewables and nuclear power to curb bills
The exceptional measure should be accompanied by an EU-wide plan to reduce electricity consumption.
Von der Leyen calls for 'emergency intervention' in electricity market
Amid record-breaking gas prices, the European Commission president said the current market rules are no longer "fit for purpose".
EU Council sued for approving Poland's €35-billion COVID recovery fund
It is claimed the agreement between Brussels and Warsaw fails to restore judicial independence in Poland.
Greek spyware scandal pits Brussels against Athens
The surveillance of Greek MEP Nikos Androulakis has raised questions of data privacy, fundamental rights and parliamentary immunity.