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19th Jul 2018

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EU gender gap "embarrassing", Commission says

Sweden and Denmark have the smallest "gender gap" in the EU, while Greece and Hungary have the largest, the European Commission said in a wide-ranging report on Wednesday. It noted that 56% of men had full-time employment compared to 40% of women, that women earned 20% less than men and accounted for just 22% of board positions, and that 33% of men did housework compared to 80% of women.

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EU 'tax lady' hits Google with record fine

Margrethe Vestager has fined the US tech giant with €4.34bn for abusing its market dominance in mobile operating systems - but assured US president Donald Trump that it is not because she does not like America.

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Europe's water quality falls short

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.

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EU must create safe, legal pathways to Europe

As the rapporteur for the European Parliament on an EU regulation on resettlement, my colleagues and I have outlined an effective plan based on solidarity and humanitarian principles.

May avoids defeat in key Brexit bill

The British prime minister escaped defeat again in parliament, as EU governments question her ability to ratify any Brexit deal by Westminster.

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