Ilves: EU must demonstrate convincingly what is important to usLocal News
- Editorial: mist over English Channel. AgainOpinionThese past months, debate over free movement of workers has been heated up by British government. Not only will this give Britain a «nasty country image» (as alleged by EU labour and social affairs commissioner Laszlo Andor) but may cool the already lukewarm relations with the rest of the European Union. Free movement of workers being a pillar of the single market, shaking this is not something the union may take lightly.
- Tobacco directive requirements milder than expectedLocal NewsWhile European Parliament thought it necessary to toughen tobacco rules, overly harsh proposals were voted down in Strasbourg, yesterday. The directive ratified will not ban thin cigarettes nor consider e-cigarettes a medicine. The directive aims at making tobacco products less attractive for youth.
- EU sulphur directive support bound to create inequality - KallasEconomyGuidelines on how European Union member states can support their enterprises in meeting the requirements of the sulphur directive include state aid, but the state aid funds are completely in the hands of individual states which is bound to create certain inequality, European Commission Vice President and Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas says.
- Estonia and Lithuania most successful in using EU grantsEconomyEstonia, Latvia and Lithuania are still the most successful users of European Union structural funds in Central and Eastern Europe and the rate of paid out subsidies is the highest in Estonia and Lithuania, where 59 percent of support projects are covered by contracts, an analysis by the Central and Eastern Europe unit of KPMG shows.