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Positive agenda needed as UK drives over cliff - EUbusiness Week newsletter 751


01-07-2016

EUbusiness Week 751 top stories: No 'a la carte' single market for the UK; 2017 draft EU Budget prioritises growth, jobs & migration; EU approves new rules on occupational pensions; EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership talks; EU agrees outline position on external fishing fleets

Publisher's Note

Slovakia may wonder what it has done to deserve the EU presidency at this moment. The EU faces unprecedented challenges with the migration crisis, the integrity of the Schengen area, terrorist attacks and economic troubles. Now one country votes to drive itself over a cliff. Slovakia's priorities include an economically strong Europe, a modern single market, sustainable migration and asylum policies and a globally engaged Europe. Now the future of the EU tops the list. At least a focus on a positive agenda, unifying projects and sustainable solutions is welcome.
Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. No 'a la carte' single market for the UK

There will be no single market 'a la carte', Council president Donald Tusk told Britain following the informal meeting of EU leaders in Brussels Wednesday.
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2. 2017 draft EU Budget prioritises growth, jobs & migration

A draft EU Budget for 2017 of EUR 134.9 bn, proposed Thursday by the Commission, focuses on supporting recovery of the economy and addressing Europe's border and immigration challenges.
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3. EU approves new rules on occupational pensions

The EU has agreed new rules for work pension funds, in a bid to improve the way they are governed and to enhance clarity in the information provided to pension savers.
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4. EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership talks

The EU opened a new chapter on financial and budgetary provisions in accession talks with Turkey Thursday.
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5. EU agrees outline position on external fishing fleets

EU states have reached a compromise deal on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, aiming to modernise the management of authorisations granted to EU vessels to fish outside EU waters.
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Stricter limits for pollutant emissions - deep sea fishing rules - Montenegro accession talks - torture goods - Occupational pension funds - Legal aid in criminal proceedings - Turkey accession talks - Cod plan - competitive ports - EU summit conclusions - food waste
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Commission Watch

Stakeholders in law-making - Moldova association agreement - Georgia association agreement - Insider dealing and market manipulation - EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement - Turkey refugees - EU Budget 2017 - occupational pensions - protecting children - Brussels IIa Regulation
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EU priorities - deep seas fishing - Slovak MEPs and the EU presidency - budget and crises - Brexit
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