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AEGIS Europe supports Joint Declaration calling for an ambitious EU industrial strategy 17 February 2017, 17:59 CET
AEGIS Europe today added its support to the chorus of European industries, which have signed up to a “Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy,” sent to policy-makers across Europe.

Concerns raised over European Parliament robotics report 16 February 2017, 22:29 CET
Following the European Parliament’s plenary vote today to approve its legal affairs committee report on civil law rules on robotics, Nicolas Jeanmart, head of personal insurance, general insurance and macroeconomics at Insurance Europe, said:

European Parliament adopts proposals to strengthen EU 16 February 2017, 19:27 CET
The European Movement welcomes the adoption today of the report on 'Possible evolutions of and adjustments to the current institutional setup of the European Union', which responds to the pressing challenges facing the EU and its citizens in a decisive way.

EU carbon market reform fails to rescue EU's climate credibility 16 February 2017, 00:39 CET
The European Parliament voted today on the reform of the EU Emission Trading System for the 2021-2030 period. MEPs took some positive steps to strengthen the carbon price signal. However they shied away from turning the EU ETS into a real climate protection instrument that helps the EU reduce carbon pollution in line with the Paris Agreement.

European Parliament takes a step away from the Paris Agreement 16 February 2017, 00:35 CET
Today the European Parliament voted to stop the EU Emissions Trading System from providing adequate signals for the transition to a prosperous low-carbon economy.

CETA hands legislative reins to lobbyists, new report shows 09 February 2017, 13:28 CET
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will further empower corporate lobbyists by providing them with early, exclusive access to the legislative process, a report co-published by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) shows.

Regulators can play a key role in making Europe a leader in Tech again 08 February 2017, 23:42 CET
On 1 February 2017, BEREC held an expert workshop dedicated to the topic "Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)" where approximately 100 experts and stakeholders discussed the regulatory implications and solutions that might be required to ensure a large-scale and sustainable IoT roll-out that delivers significant benefits to citizens and consumers across several industry sectors.

An Eventful Month for the EU's Gaming Industry 08 February 2017, 23:28 CET
We have been so focused on the clash between Trump's administration and EU leaders, as well as Britain's Brexit negotiations, that we seldom play close attention to the different industries across Europe. There have been many changes happening, from new banking and tax regulations to changes at a corporate level.

Launch of 'Business Beyond Borders' - a new EU B2B and C2C initiative to help SMEs expand their businesses abroad 08 February 2017, 22:52 CET
European SMEs can take advantage of new EU support to participate in a series of one-to-one m​eetings at international trade fairs to expand their businesses abroad.

Solvency II one year on: successfully implemented, but excessive conservativeness risks harming consumers, long-term investment and economy 01 February 2017, 17:31 CET
The many layers of conservativeness built into the design of Solvency II and its tendency to treat insurers like traders instead of long-term investors could harm consumers, long-term investment and the economy. As such, policy-makers need to take action to make the framework more reflective of reality, according to Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation.

Agreement on roaming wholesale caps detrimental to competition and end-users 01 February 2017, 17:19 CET
Yesterday evening, an agreement was reached between EU lawmakers and Member States on the level of caps for the wholesale roaming charges mobile network operators pay each other when their customers call, send texts or use their data in another EU member State.

EU's progress on energy transition too slow to meet Paris Agreement objectives 01 February 2017, 17:11 CET
The annual State of the Energy Union report published by the European Commission today shows that the transition of the European economy away from fossil fuels is under way, but its pace is far too slow to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

How a hard Brexit could provide a boost for UK businesses 01 February 2017, 00:21 CET
According to some recent news reports, the UK economy could be £24 billion better off each year as a result of a hard Brexit.

Microgaming Bringing Virtual Reality To Online Gambling 29 January 2017, 19:10 CET
The future of online gambling is on the horizon and developers like Microgaming are showing off how this could unfold. As one of the biggest players in the industry, it is no surprise they are the first out the door with new technologies. Today, Microgaming is bringing virtual reality to online gambling in ways that are really exciting.

Retailers press for rules that help, not hinder tackling food waste 25 January 2017, 23:08 CET
Retailers and wholesalers today called on national governments and the EU to make it easier to reduce food waste and increase food donation.

Why are 'financial services' more popular in the UK than anywhere else in the world 25 January 2017, 14:10 CET
Financial services is a huge ecosystem that includes a variety of goods and services including investment advice, discretionary trading, commercial agreements, insurance and inheritance.

2016 Record Year For Online Watch And Jewellery Sales 23 January 2017, 18:08 CET
2016 will be remembered by every Briton for a special reason and it is nothing but an unusual referendum severing the bond of UK with European Union. Yes, we are talking of the Brexit, the decision over which the whole of Britain became divided.

Used And New Car Buying Remains Confident Despite Brexit Vote 19 January 2017, 14:01 CET
Hardly a month passed after the infamous Brexit decision evoking panic and negative apprehension among car buyers and we are amazed to see steady growth and usual demand in the used and new car market. Many industries just after Britain decided to quit European Union were undecided about the immediate and long term outcome of this on their business. Many thought that the decision will slow down the sales of used and new cars beside taking a toll on the confidence of the customers. But after all, the outcome was proven to have outpaced the cry and panic over the decision.

European Patients' Forum Campaign on Access to Healthcare - #Access2030 18 January 2017, 13:25 CET
In critical times for the sustainability of people-centred health systems, the European Patients' Forum (EPF) is launching a major campaign on universal access to healthcare. A long standing priority for EPF and its membership, we need to shape an approach that works for all citizens and patients.

Fjellner letter is another senseless assault on EU manufacturing 18 January 2017, 13:19 CET
A recent letter of MEPs led by Swedish Liberal Christoph Fjellner is attracting a strong and well-deserved protest from European solar manufacturers. Milan Nitzschke, president of EU ProSun, a group representing about 30 manufacturing companies in Europe: "MEP Fjellner's request to allow Chinese dumping in the solar sector again is another senseless assault on companies which manufacture in the EU, invest in R&D and keep jobs in Europe."

Updates to European online gambling regulations in 2017 16 January 2017, 22:48 CET
The iGaming industry has seen such a rapid increase in popularity, it's no wonder that regulation has seemed to lag behind at times. 2017 seems set to be the year that all this changes, with a number of European countries responding to EU pressure to strengthen and increase existing regulations relating to online gambling services within their borders. Here we'll provide a brief overview of the countries and regulations to watch out for this year.

Concerns raised on European Commission legislative proposal for European Services e-card 12 January 2017, 18:40 CET
Following the publication of the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a European Services e-card, Nicolas Jeanmart, head of personal insurance, general insurance and macroeconomics at Insurance Europe, commented:

European Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System 12 January 2017, 18:37 CET
The Commission is today proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers.

Know Why You Should Consider Coupons To Grow Your Business 12 January 2017, 17:49 CET
As individuals, we are always on the path of saving money. We have seen our mums going through the newspaper to collect the daily deals on groceries. So as a businessman, have you any time thought that such coupons and deals can help your business too?

Pennsylvania Moves Closer To Legalizing Online Casinos 12 January 2017, 17:42 CET
The state of Pennsylvania recently made a major stride in an attempt to legalize online gambling. It is the first time that Pennsylvania is ever coming close to allowing and regulating online gambling, thanks to the bill that was passed last year by the House Committee.

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