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EU appraises bids for agencies leaving Britain after Brexit

EU appraises bids for agencies leaving Britain after Brexit

by EUbusiness — 03 October 2017, 20:38 CET

The EU Commission published Monday its assessment of the 27 offers received from Member States to host the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency - currently located in the United Kingdom.

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Not enough progress on Brexit: EU Parliament

Not enough progress on Brexit: EU Parliament

by EUbusiness — 03 October 2017, 20:37 CET

There was not enough progress on withdrawal terms, particularly on citizen's rights, to start talks on the United Kingdom's future relationship with the EU, the European Parliament said on Tuesday.

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EU sugar quotas come to an end

EU sugar quotas come to an end

by EUbusiness — 02 October 2017, 23:10 CET

The very last agricultural quota system in place, managing sugar production in the EU, were scrapped on 30 September, after nearly 50 years, part of a major CAP reform and restructuring process.

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Tech giants under increased EU pressure over illegal content

Tech giants under increased EU pressure over illegal content

by EUbusiness — 02 October 2017, 23:07 CET

The Commission presented guidelines and principles Thursday for online platforms to step up efforts to proactively prevent, detect and remove illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online.

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EUR 152 bn VAT gap points way to EU reform

EUR 152 bn VAT gap points way to EU reform

by EUbusiness — 29 September 2017, 18:18 CET

The EU Commission published a report Thursday showing that EU Member States lost an estimated total of EUR 152 billion in VAT revenues in 2015, as it readies for an overhaul of the VAT system.

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MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income

MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income

by EUbusiness — 28 September 2017, 22:37 CET

Introducing minimum income schemes in all EU Member States is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, Euro-MPs on the Parliament's Employment Committee said on Thursday.

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EU fines VW's Scania EUR 880m for trucks cartel

EU fines VW's Scania EUR 880m for trucks cartel

by EUbusiness — 28 September 2017, 18:01 CET

The EU Commission fined Scania EUR 880 million Wednesday for breaking EU antitrust rules by taking part in a truck pricing cartel and passing on new technologies costs to meet stricter emission rules.

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Europeans start to roam like at home

Europeans start to roam like at home

by EUbusiness — 27 September 2017, 23:17 CET

Europeans are aware of new EU mobile roaming rules and have started changing their habits when travelling abroad, a survey conducted after the first summer without the charges shows.

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Schengen border controls could be extended under new EU plan

Schengen border controls could be extended under new EU plan

by EUbusiness — 27 September 2017, 20:34 CET

The Commission proposed Wednesday that temporary internal border controls under the Schengen Borders Code could be extended in response to increased security and terrorist risks.

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Commission supports EU states against substandard food

Commission supports EU states against substandard food

by EUbusiness — 27 September 2017, 18:27 CET

The EU Commission issued a set of guidelines Tuesday to help Member States determine whether a company is breaking EU laws when selling food products of dual quality in different countries.

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Brussels looks to extend scope of EU rules on work contracts

Brussels looks to extend scope of EU rules on work contracts

by EUbusiness — 27 September 2017, 00:18 CET

The EU Commission is in talks with trades unions and employers' organisations on making rules on employment contracts fairer and more predictable for all types of workers.

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Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules

Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules

by EUbusiness — 26 September 2017, 23:26 CET

The European Union closed its excessive deficit procedure for Greece Monday, confirming that the country's deficit is now below 3 per cent of GDP, the EU's reference value for government deficits.

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Green light for European sustainable development fund

Green light for European sustainable development fund

by EUbusiness — 26 September 2017, 18:04 CET

A European fund for sustainable development to support investments in African and neighbourhood countries will be set upo later this week, following Monday's agreement by the EU Council of Ministers.

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Landmark EU-Canada trade deal enters into force

Landmark EU-Canada trade deal enters into force

by EUbusiness — 25 September 2017, 16:29 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 Thursday.

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EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal

EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal

by EUbusiness — 25 September 2017, 12:44 CET

After 20 years of discussion and a year of formal talks, the European Union and the US signed a landmark bilateral agreement on insurance and reinsurance Saturday.

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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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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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