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New 'Safe Harbour' needed - EUbusiness Week newsletter 720


15-10-2015

EUbusiness Week 720 top stories: Cameron to unveil EU demands in November; Poland signs deal to pipe gas to Baltic states; Euro-MPs reject GM crop compromise; EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after vote; ECB official says inflation 'clearly' below target; Over 710,000 migrants crossed into EU this year: Frontex

1. Cameron to unveil EU demands in November

British Prime Minister David Cameron said at Thursday's EU summit he would unveil his long-awaited EU renegotiation demands early next month, amid growing impatience from his European partners.
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More than 100 detained at EU summit protest in Brussels

2. Poland signs deal to pipe gas to Baltic states

Poland on Thursday signed a landmark deal to build the first EU gas pipeline to the isolated Baltic countries, reducing their uneasy reliance on Russian supplies.
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Russia's Gazprom resumes gas supplies to Ukraine

3. Euro-MPs reject GM crop compromise

Members of the European Parliament have rejected a hard-won compromise which allows Member States to decide for themselves whether or not to import Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed.
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4. EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after vote

The European Union has agreed to suspend sanctions against the regime of Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after he won a fifth term as president, even though observers said the poll was flawed.
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5. ECB official says inflation 'clearly' below target

Inflation in the eurozone is "clearly" below target, a European Central Bank board member said Thursday, as markets speculate over the chances of further action to boost economic activity in the region.
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6. Over 710,000 migrants crossed into EU this year: Frontex

EU border agency Frontex says 710,000 migrants entered the Union in the first nine months of this year, compared to 282,000 in all of 2014, but cautioned that many people were counted twice.
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EUROPEAN LAW

Albania: a court in Tirana has acquitted Albania's former central bank governor of charges of abuse of power linked to the theft of millions of euros from bank coffers.
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Latest news from the European Court of Justice
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

UK referendum: supporters and opponents of Britain's European Union membership squared off for battle ahead of a referendum due by 2017, with the campaign to stay in becoming the last to launch on Monday.
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Eurosceptics force Dutch referendum on treaty with Ukraine
EU and Iran discuss ways to end war in Syria
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks
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Commission Watch

Spain: the Commission on Monday ordered Spain to submit a new draft budget with lower deficit estimates to avoid violating the bloc's tough spending rules, in a blow for the government ahead of Spanish elections.
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Tunisia, EU launch talks on free trade agreement
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Parliament Watch

Sakharov prize: Parliament has shortlisted assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi and the Venezuelan opposition for its Sakharov human rights prize.
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EP lifts Hungarian MEP's immunity over Russia spy probe
In plenary this week, MEPs said the EU must call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and scale up climate finance commitments at the UN climate talks in Paris.
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EU diary

19 Oct: European Parliament committee meetings
19-20 Oct: European education, training and youth forum 2015
20-21 Oct: European Development Aid after 2015
20 Oct: REACH and beyond - Challenges and Options
21-22 Oct: Conference on e-skills in tourism
22-23 Oct: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
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RESOURCES

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Other news on EUbusiness this week

Norway wants to send some Syrians back to Russia 15-Oct
EU summit to push Turkey on migrants 15-Oct
Refugee crisis to cost Austria EUR 1 bn in 2016 14-Oct
Rolls-Royce, Safran shares slump on EU probe report 12-Oct
ECB says premature to discuss new QE programme 12-Oct
Tunisia Nobel winners 'show way out of regional crises' 9-Oct

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Guides

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