Priority for apprentices - EUbusiness Week newsletter 710
EUbusiness Week 710 top stories: Greek crisis stretches into weekend as deadline looms; EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months; Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant; Eurozone business activity hits 4-year high in June; Airbus threatens to pull out of EU drone project: report; EU lifts safety ban on all Philippine airlines
More than forty companies and other organisations joined the European
Alliance for Apprenticeships this week, committing to making available
around 140,000 apprenticeships and training opportunities for young
Apprenticeships are part of the toolkit to tackle the challenge of more than 6 million jobless young people in the EU. Businesses often struggle to find employees with the right skills and there is a need to shorten the gap between skills provided and skills needed. Hopefully more companies and other organisations will follow this example and become involved in this valuable initiative.
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1. Greek crisis stretches into weekend as deadline looms
Greece and its EU-IMF creditors once more failed to break the deadlock
in emergency bailout deal talks Thursday, sending the crisis hurtling
towards a critical weekend meeting in a bid to avoid a default by
Tusk predicts 'happy end' to Greece debt talks
Tusk says 'no consensus' on mandatory migrant quotas
2. EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months
EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016
damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements
Ukraine peace accords.
Putin extends Western food ban for one year
3. Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant
Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels
against state subsidies for Britain's planned new Hinkley Point nuclear
power plant, says the government.
4. Eurozone business activity hits 4-year high in June
Eurozone business activity rose sharply in June to hit a more than
four-year high, which analysts said suggested a better-than-expected
recovery in the making despite the Greek crisis.
5. Airbus threatens to pull out of EU drone project: report
The head of aerospace giant Airbus has threatened to pull out of
Europe's plan to develop a military surveillance drone should EU
governments keep interfering in the process, the Financial Times
6. EU lifts safety ban on all Philippine airlines
Philippine airlines will no longer be banned from flying into Europe,
aviation authorities said on Thursday, after the EU removed all
remaining Philippine carriers from its safety blacklist.
Cyber police: European police agency Europol says it is launching a
continent-wide cybercrime unit to combat social media accounts promoting
jihadist propaganda, particularly those of the Islamic State (IS)
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
UK: British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda
sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces a
tough negotiation ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc.
Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain
Greece, Macedonia work to solve name row
EU threatens sanctions against Burundi violence
Hungary asylum: Hungary on Wednesday reversed its decision to suspend a
key EU rule on processing asylum claims, a day after its announcement
caused concern in Brussels and elsewhere.
Moscovici 'convinced' a Greek deal will be struck
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This week Parliament backed the EUR 315 bn 'Juncker' investment plan, announced by the Commission last November to encourage the financing of viable investments in Europe; kicked off negotiations on proposals to revise the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation, and closed a deal with Council on seal products; while Environment MEPs endorsed draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorisation procedure for novel foods, and criticised the Commission response to the first EU citizens' initiative petition, on 'Right2Water'.
29 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
29 Jun: EU-China Summit
1 Jul: New eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 workshop
2 Jul: Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects
2 Jul: Fostering SMEs' growth through digital transformation
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Other news on EUbusiness this week
IMF says it expects Greece will make June 30 payment 25-Jun
Migrant crisis in Med 'genocide' says Italy mayor 25-Jun
France rejects 'a la carte' Europe for Britain 24-Jun
ECB, financial linchpin in Greece debt talks 24-Jun
Migrant's treacherous journey from Syria to France 22-Jun
Albanian opposition cries foul in local elections 21-Jun
Altice makes EUR 10 bn bid for Bouygues Telecom 21-Jun
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