EU priority is reform, not Brexit - EUbusiness Week newsletter 786
EUbusiness Week 786 top stories: Barnier urges transparency and trust in Brexit talks; MEPs demand EU sanctions against Hungary; MEPs greenlight online films and TV while abroad; Brussels relaxes state aid rules for regional airports; EU probes Aspen price hikes for cancer drugs; Commission issues guidance on raw ivory export ban
There was much talk this week of the beginning of a fightback against
the populists in Europe. New French president Macron expressed hope in
the reconstruction of Europe, focusing on a less bureaucratic, more
protective Europe, as well as a more integrated eurozone.
MEPs debating Brexit echoed a desire for a reformed EU which would respond speedily to citizensâ�� concerns and make the benefits of European integration more visible. And Council president Tusk told them the EU's priority now is a positive agenda for the Union of 27, not Brexit.
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1. Barnier urges transparency and trust in Brexit talks
Speaking to a European Parliament plenary session which underlined the
EU's united approach, chief negotiator Michel Barnier called for
transparency and trust in the upcoming Brexit talks with the UK.
2. MEPs demand EU sanctions against Hungary
The human rights situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of an
'Article 7' procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, the
European Parliament said in a resolution on Wednesday.
3. MEPs greenlight online films and TV while abroad
The Parliament has given the green light to new rules enabling EU
citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV series to access
this content while temporarily in another EU country.
4. Brussels relaxes state aid rules for regional airports
The Commission has approved new state aid rules that exempt certain
public support measures for ports, airports, culture and outermost EU
regions from prior Commission scrutiny.
5. EU probes Aspen price hikes for cancer drugs
The Commission opened Monday a formal investigation into concerns that
Aspen Pharma has engaged in excessive pricing concerning five
life-saving cancer medicines.
6. Commission issues guidance on raw ivory export ban
The EU executive moved Tuesday to end the export of old raw ivory as of 1
July with the adoption of new guidance on the European Union's rules
governing ivory trade.
Free trade deals: the Commission cannot conclude trade deals without the
approval of national parliaments, when they contain investment dispute
systems that supersede national courts, the EU's top court ruled on
May 2017 infringements package: key decisions
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EU law firms
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Neighbourhood Policy Review - Charter of fundamental rights - Altice PT
Portugal acquisition - Facebook WhatsApp fine - state aid to airports -
May infringements: Italy landfill, motorway concessions, car type
approval; Hungary asylum law; Austria free movement of students - Sri
Lanka market access - U.S. aviation security cooperation - Eurostat:
inflation, construction, GDP, trade - interoperability of information
systems - relocation and resettlement - trade in raw ivory - Benin,
Mozambique off EU Air Safety List
Brexit and free movement - peace-building in Syria - relocation of
refugees - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya - Middle East peace -
audiovisual media rules to protect children - human rights - streaming
without borders - GM maize and cotton imports - fundamental rights in
Hungary - cutting food waste - effects of globalisation
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