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Young ideas for a better Europe - EUbusiness Week newsletter 755


09-09-2016

EUbusiness Week 755 top stories: Dieselgate: EU prepares case against VW; EUR 13 bn Ireland tax aid to Apple illegal, says EU; EUR 348m for EU humanitarian aid programme in Turkey; EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable": report; Single certificate to tighten EU airport security; EU proposes ban on new psychoactive substance

Publisher's Note

Welcome back after the summer break, as the likelihood of Brexit starts to sink in. So is the European dream over? Not if Europe's young people have anything to do with it. 7,000 of them met at May's European Youth Event to discuss how to tackle Europe's challenges, and fifty of the best ideas were presented in a report to the European Parliament this week.

Collaboration was the recurring theme, with ideas on the EU-wide job market, unifying entrepreneurship resources and helping young businesses, pooling energy resources and investing in smart-grids. Enough maybe to inspire the EU's struggling leadership as well as MEPs - and also to show that the model of Europeans coming together to forge a common future is not a thing of the past.
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Dieselgate: EU prepares case against VW

In its preliminary investigations into the Volkswagen 'dieselgate' scandal, the European Commission reports that a majority of EU Member States have uncovered breaches of the EU's rules on unfair commercial practices.
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2. Ireland tax aid to Apple illegal, says EU

Ireland must recover undue tax benefits of up to EUR 13 bn granted to Apple, the Commission said Tuesday. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, as it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
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3. EUR 348m for EU humanitarian aid programme in Turkey

The EU has announced the largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme, signing a contract with the World Food Programme to provide EUR 348m in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey.
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4. EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable": report

Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released in support of the Commission's case for VAT reform.
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5. Single certificate to tighten EU airport security

Tighter security for Europe's airports is promised as a result of a proposal for a single Europe-wide certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment.
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6. EU proposes ban on new psychoactive substance

The Commission has proposed to subject the new psychoactive substance MDMB-CHMICA, sometimes referred to as 'Black Mamba', to control measures across the EU.
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EUROPEAN LAW

Sony: the sale of a computer equipped with a pre-installed copy of Windows does not in itself contravene EU rules on unfair commercial practices, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.
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Inside the EU Institutions

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Donald Tusk meets UK Prime Minister Theresa May - Albania - EU Stabilisation and Association Council - EU General Court: further judges appointed - G20 leaders' communique, Hangzhou summit
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Commission Watch

Lundbeck decision in first pharma pay-for-delay case - Facility for Refugees in Turkey - end of roaming charges - EU certification system for aviation security screening equipment - VAT Gap - 2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard
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Parliament Watch

Paris agreement - EU budget - EP representative on Brexit matters Guy Verhofstadt - Apple - Car emissions: former commissioners Potocnik and Tajani on 'dieselgate' - visa waivers for Kosovo and Georgia - Future Financing of the EU - UK candidate for Security Union Commissioner
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EU diary

12-15 Sep: European Parliament plenary session
12-13 Sep: Fostering and development of talent conference
13 Sep: Supporting innovation in Ukraine
13 Sep: Towards an age-friendly tourism
14 Sep: EC president Juncker State of the Union address
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