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    EU commission targets Italy over Fiat emissions

    The European Commission is taking action against the Italian government for failing to deal with Fiat Chryslers use of a “defeat device” in emissions tests.

  • Industrial pipes for story saying Europe top court decides member states must have say in EU trade deal clearing way for court case on CETA

    Europe’s top court decides member states must have say in EU trade deals, clearing way for court case on CETA

    Comprehensive trade deals between the EU and other countries must be approved by all member states in the EU, judges at the European Court of Justice have ruled.

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    A good week for clean air: tough new pollution standards mean plants must conform or close

    EU countries have finally voted to secure tough new industrial pollution rules that could save thousands of lives each year.

  • yellow buoy on sea for story saying Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law

    Commission warns lack of enforcement is undermining EU fisheries law

    Sanctions for fishing violations are inconsistent and toothless, according to a major report released today by the European Commission.

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