EU-Africa major partners - EUbusiness Week newsletter 806
EUbusiness Week 806 top stories: EU farm reform offers stronger role for Member States; New EU e-payments rules to make shopping safer; Euro-MPs back people-powered renewables; Brussels acts to protect Europe's know-how; Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud; Investment boost for development of sustainable cities
Leaders of Africa and the EU came together at a summit in Ivory Coast
this week to define the future direction for cooperation between the two
continents. Both parties pledged to work together on infrastructure
investment, economic opportunities for youth and peace and security.
With the global order being contested, and fundamental principles being challenged, as EU president Donald Tusk put it, working together produces results - a key example being the Paris climate change agreement. "Together we can shape the global agenda, strengthen the rules-based order and support effective multilateralism, based on our shared values and interests", he said.
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1.EU farm reform offers stronger role for Member States
Member States will have a stronger role in deciding how to allocate EU
public subsidies to farmers under proposals for more sustainable farming
put forward by the Commission.
2. New EU e-payments rules to make shopping safer
The revised payment services directive adopted Monday by the EU
executive is designed to provide consumers with more convenient and
innovative payment solutions, whether buying in shops or online.
3. Euro-MPs back people-powered renewables
MEPs in committee have voted for new binding targets for energy
efficiency and use of renewables, calling for recognition of the right
of Europeans to produce and sell their own renewable electricity.
4. Brussels acts to protect Europe's know-how
Europe's smaller companies will be encouraged to invest in innovation
and creativity, under plans to strengthen protection of intellectual
5. Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud
The Commission unveiled Thursday new tools to make the EU's Value Added
Tax system more fraud-proof and to close loopholes which can lead to
large-scale VAT fraud.
6. Investment boost for development of sustainable cities
The Commission and European Investment Bank launched Tuesday a new
advisory service to help cities plan investments to support urban
development and get easier access to finance.
Right to paid leave: the EU's top court ruled Wednesday that a worker is
still entitled to accumulated paid leave even if an employer has not
put him in a position to exercise his right to paid annual leave.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Four candidates declared for Eurogroup presidency - EU Industrial Policy
Strategy conclusions - 2018 EU budget - Digital Single Gateway -
Consumer protection in the digital age - Geo-blocking: EU ambassadors
confirm agreement on removing barriers to e-commerce - Reception
conditions for asylum applicants - EU-League of Arab States relations
Steel Global Forum agreement to tackle overcapacity - Africa- EU Summit -
EU-Afghanistan cooperation - EU Air Safety List - VAT proposal for
administrative cooperation - Erasmus+ record year - Statement of
Objections to AB InBev for preventing cheaper imports of beer into
Belgium - Eurostat figures: inflation, unemployment - The future of food
and farming - EU delivering on climate commitments through enhanced
global partnerships - Brexit legislative amendments for relocation of
European Medicines Agency and European Banking Authority from London -
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement - Europe's social dimension -
Payment Services Directive revision
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly - job-search aid for retail workers
laid off in Finland and Greece - EU budget 2018 approved - More firms to
enjoy a simpler, cheaper, more effective VAT payment system - Helping
people with disabilities: MEPs advocate positive discrimination - Yemen:
MEPs renew call for EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia - New ways to
support stability and peace outside the EU - Final vote on new EU rules
on who bears banks' losses - Drones: new EU-wide rules to boost safety
and privacy - Brexit: progress but not enough - Cleaner energy: new
binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables
4-5 Dec: European Day of Persons with Disabilities
4 Dec: Tips and tricks on the assessment of feed additives
4-5 Dec: European Parliament Committee Meetings
4-7 Dec: European nuclear safeguards training seminar
5-7 Dec: Conference on migration and technology
5 Dec: European Trade Policy Day
5 Dec: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
6 Dec: European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities
7-8 Dec: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Council
7 Dec: Global investment forum: New technologies
8-10 Dec: Annual conference of human rights 2017
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Brussels updates EU Air Safety List 30-Nov
MEPs move to ban use of phosphates in kebabs 29-Nov
EU on track to meet renewables targets 28-Nov
EU probes Spain's support for coal power plants 28-Nov
Not enough prevention: EU health systems report 27-Nov
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