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EC London Office weekly round-up

Published on 31-10-14

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising London events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at COMM-UK-PRESS@ec.europa.eu

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EC London Office weekly round-up

Single market: better prices for car rentals

Single market: better prices for car rentals

Published on 28 -10-14

Three big car rental companies – Europcar, Hertz and Avis - have committed to remove obstacles for customers across Europe to get the best deal while renting a car. This commitment comes after the European Commission sent letters to six companies in August asking them to put an end to practices that discriminate customers on the basis of their ...

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GBP9.3 bn EU funding for UK regions

GBP9.3 bn EU funding for UK regions

Published on 29 -10-14

The European Commission has today confirmed that GBP9.3 billion funding will be available for UK's regions in the next seven years. In addition the UK will receive more than GBP4 billion for rural development and GBP192 million for fisheries and the maritime sector.

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Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

Udder nonsense that EU is forcing cows to wear nappies

Published on 10-10-2014

The Daily Mail’s headline found the perfect punning phrase: it is indeed “udder nonsense” that EU rules ban cows from defecating on Alpine slopes. A German farmer has fitted his cows with bovine diapers because, he says, cowpats constitute a fertiliser high in nitrates and are therefore outlawed by barmy Brussels bureaucrats. He has shown […]

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