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Flags at half-mast following terrorist attacks in Spain
18-08-2017
Following the terrorist attacks which took place on 17 August in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani has issued a statement strongly condemning the attacks.  Flags are flying at half-mast to commemorate the dead and injured.

 Statement by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani
Simplifying energy labels for home appliances
14-08-2017
Household appliances will be labelled with A to G ratings to indicate their energy consumption rather than with A+/A++/A+++. In June MEPs debated and voted on a deal concluded with the Council, enabling customers to have a simpler tool for choosing more efficient products to reduce energy consumption and their energy bills, thus encouraging manufacturers to innovate and invest in more energy-efficient products.

Customers should be able to see the first new labels with the new scale indications in shops at the earliest at the end of 2019.
Food waste
10-08-2017
MEPs advocate efforts to halve food waste in the EU – 88 million tonnes per year - by 2030. They called on the Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and to dispel confusion about “best before” and “use by” labels.

Read more: Food waste: the problem in the EU in numbers [infographic]