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Local labour laws apply to Ryanair employees - Belgian court

14 Jun 2019

MONS, Belgium Belgium's labour laws can apply to Ryanair employees based in the country, a local court ruled on Friday, in a case that could set a precedent elsewhere in Europe and upholds a 2018 agreement reached between the airline and Belgian unions.

Local labour laws apply to Ryanair employees - Belgian court

14 Jun 2019

MONS, Belgium, June 14 Belgium's labour laws can apply to Ryanair employees based in the country, a local court ruled on Friday, in a case that could set a precedent elsewhere in Europe and upholds a 2018 agreement reached between the airline and Belgian unions.

Development banks' climate funding at all-time high in 2018

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Climate projects won record financing from the world's big development banks last year, with funds committed up 60% since the 2015 Paris climate accord to curb global warming emissions, a report published on Thursday said.

EU campaigns to raise data privacy rights awareness as survey shows gap

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Less than a third of Europeans are aware of all their rights under last year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union said on Thursday as it launched a campaign to encourage more of them to only share data they want to.

Development banks' climate funding at all-time high in 2018

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS, June 13 Climate projects won record financing from the world's big development banks last year, with funds committed up 60% since the 2015 Paris climate accord to curb global warming emissions, a report published on Thursday said.

Minorities still lack a strong voice in new European Parliament

12 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Ethnic and racial minorities make up at least 10% of the EU's population but will hold just 5% of seats in the new European Parliament, leaving them under-represented at a time when nationalism, far-right rhetoric and hate speech is on the rise, rights advocates say.

EU's Juncker cautions against ramping up climate goals

11 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The outgoing European Union chief executive said on Tuesday the bloc should focus on meeting its 2030 existing targets before ramping up long-term climate ambitions.

More women in the EU leadership? Don't expect too much

07 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS When the men who run the European Union pick its new leaders this year, they might finally appoint a few more women. But don't expect a radical change any time soon.

France among members putting EU 2020 renewables target at risk

06 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS France is one of six EU nations unlikely to hit their 2020 renewable energy targets, putting the European Union's 20% goal at risk, the bloc's auditors said on Thursday.

Fewer FDI projects in Britain and rest of Europe amid Brexit uncertainty

04 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects dropped last year in Britain and the rest of Europe amid rising concern about the uncertainty caused by Brexit, an industry report showed on Tuesday.

World News

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.