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Council signs off on measures to make the EU mercury-free

The Council adopted a regulation to completely ban the use of dental amalgams and to prohibit manufacturing, import and export of other…

Sustainable electricity grids: Council approves conclusions

The Council approved conclusions on the EU’s electricity grid infrastructure.

EU-Kenya: Council takes final step to allow the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement

The Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of the EU-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Basel III reforms: new EU rules to increase banks’ resilience to economic shocks

The Council today adopted new rules aimed at making banks operating in the EU more resilient to possible economic shocks.

Council gives green light to signing of Frontex cooperation agreement

The Council has today decided that the EU will sign an agreement with the Republic of Serbia on operational activities being carried out by…

Anti-money laundering: Council adopts package of rules

The Council today adopted a package of new anti-money-laundering rules that will protect EU citizens and the EU's financial system against…

Council gives final approval to right-to-repair directive

The Council has today adopted a directive promoting the repair of broken or defective goods, also known as the right-to-repair (or R2R)…

Council sets higher tariffs on Russian and Belarusian grain products

The Council adopted a regulation that aims to levy prohibitive tariffs on grain products imported from Russia and Belarus.

Medical devices: Council adopts new measures to help prevent shortages

The Council has adopted new rules updating the law on medical devices in order to help prevent shortages and ease the transition to greater…

EU security and defence: Council sets out five main priorities

The Council approved conclusions on EU security and defence in a context of an unprecedented combination of threats and challenges, such as…