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Auditors: Non-compliance on energy-labelling a problem

EU eco-design legislation (for greener product design) and energy-labelling (consumer information on energy consumption and environmental performance) are contributing to improving energy efficiency, a new report of the European Court of Auditors showed on Wednesday. However, the auditors concluded that non-compliance of products with EU law by manufacturers and retailers remains a significant issue. The EU is committed to improving its energy efficiency by 32.5 percent by 2030.

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How the EU's virus-alert agency failed

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Coronavirus sees approval-rating soar for EU leaders

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