Google tax: EU proposes clampdown on tax evasion

The Commission is set to unveil proposals to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance today, including requiring EU countries to share tax information about large multinational corporations with each other.

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MEPs to scrutinise Osborne over dodgy Google tax deal

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Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder is demanding that George Osborne explain the deal that has been struck with Google by the UK tax authorities.

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VW scandal: EU to strengthen oversight of car industry

The European Commission today proposed a much stronger framework to oversee the car industry and ensure that EU rules are properly enforced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal.

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Auditors' report shows EU green farming projects need better oversight

Auditors' report shows EU green farming projects need better oversight

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EU to extend criminal records database to include foreign nationals

An EU database of criminal records is set to be extended to include non-EU citizens, under plans announced today by the European Commission.

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MEPs back plans to give holidaymakers access to BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports and Netflix abroad

Plans to give UK holidaymakers access to services such as Netflix, Sky Sports and BBC iPlayer while travelling in Europe were given the go-ahead today by MEPs.

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Decision to weaken EU diesel pollution limits was "illegal"

A secretive EU deal to weaken emission limits for diesel car was illegal, according to a study by environmental law firm ClientEarth and an informal paper provided by the European Parliament's legal service.

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Conservative MEPs try to block debate on Poland

Conservative MEPs have come under fire for trying to block a European Parliament debate next week on the political situation in Poland.  It is feared controversial reforms being introduced by Poland's newly elected right-wing government are threatening the independence of the country's top court and public broadcasters.

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Saving the Turtle Dove this Christmas

The turtle dove has long been a symbol of Christmas and the loving bonds that bring us together at this time of year. But now the Twelve Days of Christmas risks becoming eleven, as the iconic species comes increasingly under threat. 

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MEPs launch dieselgate inquiry as governments water down air pollution law

MEPs have agreed to launch a formal inquiry committee into the 'dieselgate' scandal. The inquiry will look into the failure of the European Commission and national authorities to prevent the use of defeat devices to cheat emissions tests in the car industry. It will also look at why stricter tests that reflect real-world driving conditions have still not been introduced in the EU after years of negotiations.

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