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Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform

Digital economy must gear up for EU tax reform

by EUbusiness — 22 September 2017, 11:39 CET

The EU Commission launched its agenda to reform taxation of online business Thursday, paving the way for a legislative proposal on EU rules for taxation of profits in the digital economy.

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Landmark EU-Canada trade deal enters into force

Landmark EU-Canada trade deal enters into force

by EUbusiness — 22 September 2017, 11:37 CET

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, entered into force provisionally on Thursday.

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Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

Banks must inform clients of risks of foreign currency loans: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 21 September 2017, 22:42 CET

Banks lending in foreign currencies are under an obligation to provide sufficient information to enable a borrower to take prudent and well-informed decisions, the EU's top Court ruled Wednesday.

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EU targets end to data localisation

EU targets end to data localisation

by EUbusiness — 21 September 2017, 00:25 CET

The EU Commission proposed a framework for the free flow of non-personal data Tuesday, highlighting the removal of data localisation restrictions as key to unlocking the potential of Europe's data economy.

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EU to tighten supervision of financial sector after Brexit

EU to tighten supervision of financial sector after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 21 September 2017, 00:24 CET

The EU Commission proposed reforms Wednesday to tighten the EU's supervisory architecture for the financial sector, paving the way for further financial integration after Brexit.

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Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

Brussels to launch new cyber-security agency

by EUbusiness — 20 September 2017, 17:42 CET

The European Union proposed Tuesday a set of measures to step up its cybersecurity capacity, including a cyber-safety scheme and other tools to ensure Europe is better equipped to deal with cyber-attacks.

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Innovation focus for EU's new industrial strategy

Innovation focus for EU's new industrial strategy

by EUbusiness — 19 September 2017, 20:41 CET

A 'smart, innovative and sustainable industry' is the goal of the EU's new industrial strategy, launched by the European Commission Monday in the wake of last week's 'state of the Union' address.

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State aid: EU approves alternative RBS plan

State aid: EU approves alternative RBS plan

by EUbusiness — 19 September 2017, 00:06 CET

The EU Commission approved Monday under EU State aid rules the alternative package proposed by UK authorities to replace the commitment for Royal Bank of Scotland to divest Williams & Glyn.

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EU proposes screening of foreign investments

EU proposes screening of foreign investments

by EUbusiness — 14 September 2017, 23:25 CET

As part of its new trade package, the European Commission unveiled proposals Thursday to set up a European framework for screening foreign direct investment into the European Union.

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EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew

by EUbusiness — 14 September 2017, 22:51 CET

The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

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EU Court upholds Italian farmer use of GM crops

EU Court upholds Italian farmer use of GM crops

by EUbusiness — 14 September 2017, 18:06 CET

EU Member States cannot adopt emergency measures regarding genetically modified food and feed without evidence of a serious risk to health or the environment, the EU's top Court ruled on Wednesday.

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EU strengthens sanctions against North Korea

by EUbusiness — 14 September 2017, 18:05 CET

EU ministers strengthened restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday, and prolonged sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity.

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Brussels unveils its new 'progressive trade policy'

Brussels unveils its new 'progressive trade policy'

by EUbusiness — 14 September 2017, 17:45 CET

Following yesterday's State of the Union speech, the EU Commission unveiled Thursday a package of trade and investment proposals including to open talks for trade deals with Australia and New Zealand.

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Gas-sharing move to secure EU gas supply

Gas-sharing move to secure EU gas supply

by EUbusiness — 13 September 2017, 18:00 CET

Any EU member state facing an urgent gas shortage will be able to trigger cross-border assistance from its neighbours under new cooperation rules approved by the European Parliament Tuesday.

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Britain will regret leaving the European Union: Juncker

Britain will regret leaving the European Union: Juncker

by EUbusiness — 13 September 2017, 17:58 CET

Britain's departure from the European Union in March 2019 would be "a very sad and tragic moment in our history", said EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, and they will regret it.

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MEPs look to shrink Euro-Parliament after Brexit

MEPs look to shrink Euro-Parliament after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 13 September 2017, 00:15 CET

The European Parliament should be reduced from 751 to 700 MEPs, an EP committee urged Monday, with 22 British seats being re-distributed among the remaining 27 EU countries.

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'Free wifi for Europeans' plan gains MEPs backing

'Free wifi for Europeans' plan gains MEPs backing

by EUbusiness — 12 September 2017, 17:29 CET

A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and offered without discrimination, is on its way, following a vote by the European Parliament Tuesday.

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EU Court orders review of EUR 1.06 bn fine on Intel

EU Court orders review of EUR 1.06 bn fine on Intel

by EUbusiness — 07 September 2017, 23:31 CET

The EU's top Court sent back for review Wednesday a previous General Court ruling which upheld a fine of EUR 1.06 billion imposed on Intel in 2009 by the Commission for abuse of a dominant position.

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Brexit: EU sets out guiding principles for talks on Ireland

Brexit: EU sets out guiding principles for talks on Ireland

by EUbusiness — 07 September 2017, 23:30 CET

The EU's chief negotiator voiced concern Thursday over the UK's stance on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the Commission set out its principles for the political dialogue in the Brexit negotiations.

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EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme

EU Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme

by EUbusiness — 07 September 2017, 00:29 CET

The EU Court of Justice dismissed Wednesday cases brought by Slovakia and Hungary against the European Union's provisional mechanism for the mandatory relocation of asylum seekers.

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