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Superbug threat to health - EUbusiness Week newsletter 764


18-11-2016

EUbusiness Week 764 top stories: EU charts course for Euro economy; Budget 2017 focuses on migration and security; New travel system to tighten security at EU borders; States agree visa-free travel for Ukraine in principle; Brussels slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron; Deep-sea fish quotas agreed for 2017-18

Publisher's Note

Today's European Antibiotic Awareness Day is a timely reminder of the global health threat of bacteria resistant to antibiotics and its severe social and economic implications. Inaction could cost an estimated 10 million deaths globally per year, as well as a cumulative loss of over EUR 88 trillion to the world economy by 2050.

A reminder also of the need for coordinated international action, for the EU to step up its own efforts, and for its Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, set for 2017, to match the scale of the problem.
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. EU charts course for Euro economy

The European Commission adopted its 'Autumn economic package' Wednesday, setting out economic and social priorities and completing its assessment of eurozone states' draft budget plans.
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2. Budget 2017 focuses on migration and security

EU finance ministers and MEPs reached a provisional deal on the 2017 EU Budget in the early hours of Thursday morning, with more money found for tackling the migration crisis and reinforcing security.
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3. New travel system to tighten security at EU borders

Travellers coming into the EU will have to obtain prior authorisation, and pay a charge, under a new European Travel Information and Authorisation System unveiled Wednesday.
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4. States agree visa-free travel for Ukraine in principle

EU states agreed Thursday the principle of short-term visa-free travel for Ukrainians to the EU, just days before an EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels.
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5. Brussels slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel, iron

The EU is to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on seamless pipes and tubes of iron and steel from China - used in power plants and in the oil and gas industry.
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6. Deep-sea fish quotas agreed for 2017-18

The EU Council has agreed on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for deep-sea stocks in the EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2017 and 2018.
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Copyright: the copyright directive protects the rights of authors against exploitation through digital reproduction of out-of-print books, the EU's top court ruled Wednesday.
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Parliament Watch

Don't incite fear and hatred of migrants and refugees, MEPs urge - Wildlife trafficking - EU Budget deal - Panama Committee - Money Market Funds breakthrough - Combating climate change - Beneficial company owners register - Human rights in the world: 2015 annual report
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EU diary

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21-22 Nov: 4th meeting of the EMA network
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23 Nov: Workshop for energy sector public procurers
23 Nov: EU Business and Biodiversity annual conference
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