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EU, US, UK and TTIP - EUbusiness Week newsletter 754


22-07-2016

EUbusiness Week 753 top stories: Post-UK vote uncertainty could hit EU recovery; New EU climate proposal to cut emissions in all sectors; EU takes action at WTO over Chinese raw materials; Brussels sticks to its guns on posting of workers; Baltic energy sector boosted by EUR 263m EU investment; Truck producers hit by record EUR 2.93 bn cartel fine

Publisher's Note

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put up a strong defence of the TTIP trade talks when he met EU foreign ministers. TTIP takes on added importance in light of the impact Brexit could have on UK and EU economies, he suggested. The sheer size of the EU-US marketplace could be a substantial counter to any negatives resulting from whatever construct is negotiated between Britain and Europe, he said. And despite despite reports of its imminent demise, the US administration is still looking to conclude TTIP this year.
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Summer service: EUbusiness now moves to its usual reduced service over the summer. Newswires start again in September. I wish you a peaceful summer break.
Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Post-UK vote uncertainty could hit EU recovery

With markets and exchange rates affected by uncertainty and volatility, the European Commission published Tuesday its first assessment of the economic outlook for the EU after the UK's 23 June referendum.
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European Central Bank holds off action post-Brexit vote

2. New EU climate proposal to cut emissions in all sectors

The Commission has released a new proposal to accelerate transition to a low-carbon economy by cutting emissions in the transport, agriculture and buildings sectors.
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3. EU takes action at WTO over Chinese raw materials

The EU launched its third action against China at the World Trade Organization Wednesday, this time against Chinese restrictions on export of raw materials essential for European industries.
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4. Brussels sticks to its guns on posting of workers

Following a review of its proposal to revise the Posting of Workers Directive, the Commission has concluded that the proposal does not constitute a breach of the subsidiarity principle.
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5. Baltic energy sector boosted by EUR 263m EU investment

The EU is to invest EUR 263 million in key European energy infrastructure projects, of which the lion's share will support the building of gas infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region.
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6. Truck producers hit by record EUR 2.93 bn cartel fine

The Commission has fined truck producers including Volvo / Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF - a total of EUR 2.93 bn for participating in a cartel and breaking EU antitrust rules.
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EUROPEAN LAW

Annual leave: an employee ending his employment of his own free will is nevertheless entitled to an allowance if he was not able to use up all or part of his right to paid annual leave, the EU Court ruled on Wednesday.
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