Italian deputies on Thursday approved a new law aimed at curbing food waste which will make it easier for supermarkets, wholesalers and farmers to pass unsold products on to charities.
Virtual reality and 3D printing are among top technologies showcased by thousands of IT companies attending this year's technology show CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover.
Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday agreed to press ahead with their planned merger to create one of the world's biggest exchanges, insisting the tie-up will succeed irrespective of the outcome of the looming "Brexit" vote on Britain's future in Europe.
The doomsayers were 100 percent certain that the Internet would be the death of travel agents.
The German blue-chip DAX index on Monday rose above the key psychological level of 10,000 points for the first time since mid-January, driven higher by a strong start to the week across Asian markets, traders said.
Hundreds of thousands of French students and workers took to the streets in protest of labor reforms Wednesday, heaping pressure on French President Francois Hollande's already unpopular and fractured Socialist government.
The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation and economic growth in the 19 countries that share the euro.
Two western German states said Tuesday they planned to file a complaint at the EU and U.N. against Belgium over its aging nuclear reactors which had their lifespan recently extended to 2025.
The Bank of England is to make extra cash available to banks to keep markets steady around the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, it announced on Monday.
London Stock Exchange Group on Friday posted surging 2015 net profits, and repeated its support for a merger with Deutsche Boerse amid interest from U.S. giant Intercontinental Exchange.