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China double standards hits jobs - EUbusiness Week newsletter 776


EUbusiness Week 776 top stories: EU debates options for the future of Europe; UK must obey free movement laws till Brexit, say MEPs; MEPs urge full ban on trade in elephant ivory; EU agrees position on emissions trading reform; EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel; New EU app to track invasive alien animals and plants

Publisher's Note

Strong words for China's trade practices from AEGIS Europe this week, accusing it of systemically weakening sectors with a view to engaging in strategic takeovers of foreign interests. With its 'strict diet of state subsidies for manufacturing, financing overcapacities, distorting prices and encouraging dumping of exports', China is not a market economy, said AEGIS spokesperson Milan Nitzschke.

The EU must insist on reciprocity and compliance with international trade rules, he warns, otherwise the resulting double standards will increase job losses and further unnecessarily weaken European manufacturing - the backbone of the European economy.
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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness


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1. EU debates options for the future of Europe

President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper to the European Parliament Wednesday outlining five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years post-Brexit.
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2. UK must obey free movement laws till Brexit, say MEPs

Until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, it will have to obey EU laws on free movement, the European Parliament made clear in a plenary debate with the European Commission Wednesday.
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3. MEPs urge full ban on trade in elephant ivory

MEPs call on the EU and its Member States Thursday to consider a full ban on trade in elephant ivory within and outside the EU, as well as making better use of its own legal framework to protect nature.
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4. EU agrees position on emissions trading reforms

EU environment ministers reached an agreement Tuesday on the revision of the Emission Trading System, opting for more ambitious policy changes than agreed by the European Parliament.
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5. EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

The Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of heavy steel plates from China, the latest in an unprecedented number of trade defence measures against unfair steel imports.
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6. New EU app to track invasive alien animals and plants

An online application to help citizens identify and share information about 37 Invasive Alien Species in Europe, such as the American grey squirrel, has been developed by the EU's Joint Research Centre.
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After-sales calls: the cost of making a call to an after-sales telephone number must not exceed the cost of a standard call, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday.
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ECJ backs anti-dumping measures against Chinese solar panels
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Entry-exit system - visa liberalisation for Ukrainians - EU relations with Swiss Confederation - Revision of emissions trading system - extension of EU programme on financial reporting and auditing - Serbia Accession Conference - visa liberalisation for Georgians - visa waiver suspension
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Commission Watch

EU-China dialogue on ocean affairs - Eurostat: Feb inflation, Jan unemployment, industrial producer prices - European Agenda on Migration - EU return policy - Central Mediterranean Route partnership - White Paper on future of Europe - European Reference Networks - 2016 Regional Competitiveness Index - Burkina Faso EUR 117m for food security - trade agreements boost EU agri-food exports
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Parliament Watch

Rights of Europeans living in UK - making medicines more affordable - energy deals with third countries - trade tools to combat wildlife trafficking - US-EU visa reciprocity - Future of Europe debate - missing refugee children - priorities for upcoming European Council - waiving EU visa requirement for Ukrainians - Car emissions scandal
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EU diary

6 Mar: Foreign Affairs Council
6 Mar: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
6 Mar: EFSA info session on novel foods applications
8 Mar: The future of European steel industry
9-10 Mar: European Council
9-10 Mar: REACH 2018 SME workshop
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