Helping SMEs to press on - EUbusiness Week newsletter 773
EUbusiness Week 773 top stories: EU states fall short in implementing environment laws; Aviation emissions: EU revises Emission Trading System; EU agrees deal to access online films and TV while abroad; Dieselgate: MEPs tighten EU car 'type approval' rules; Brussels fines car battery recycling cartel EUR 68m
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1. EU states fall short in implementing environment laws
States are falling short in implementing EU environmental laws in areas
such as waste management, air quality and water management, the
Commission said on Monday.
2. Aviation emissions: EU revises Emission Trading System
Following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization
(ICAO) the EU is set to amend its Emissions Trading System to tackle CO2
emissions from planes.
3. EU agrees deal to access online films and TV while abroad
EU citizens will be able use their subscriptions to online music, games,
films and TV shows while travelling abroad under new rules informally
agreed Tuesday by Parliament and Council negotiators.
4. Dieselgate: MEPs tighten EU car 'type approval' rules
The EU Parliament's Internal Market committee amended EU car 'type
approval' rules Thursday, in a drive to prevent a recurrence of the VW
emissions scandal and make environmental and safety testing more
5. Brussels fines car battery recycling cartel EUR 68m
The Commission fined Campine, Eco-Bat Technologies and Recylex a total
of EUR 68 million Thursday for fixing prices for purchasing scrap
automotive batteries, in breach of EU antitrust rules.
Misleading ads: the European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against
inaccurate and misleading advertising practices which compare prices
between shops while using different formats and sizes.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Structural reforms support programme - European Year of Cultural
Heritage 2018 - Last step to end roaming fees - Portability of digital
content services - Schengen prolongation of internal border controls -
European Public Prosecutor's Office
Portability of online content services - relations with The Gambia -
Structural Reform Support Programme - car battery recycling cartel -
transport investment - Relocation and Resettlement - European Solidarity
Corps - implementation of European environmental policy - Investment
Plan for Europe - Circular Economy - EU Citizenship Report
Car emissions scandal - EU job-search aid - voluntary EU help scheme for
growth-enhancing reforms - Robots take over the Parliament - Accessing
online films and TV while abroad - EU-Russia relations
13-16 Feb: European Parliament plenary session
14 Feb: Comitology proposals
14 Feb: Collaborative economy in tourism accommodation
15 Feb: Commission adopts its monthly infringements package
16 Feb: sectoral skills alliances call - online info day
16-17 Feb: Policy recommendations for opening up education
17 Feb: Education, Youth, Culture & Sport Council
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