EU drive on apprenticeships - EUbusiness Week newsletter 816
EUbusiness Week 816 top stories: Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes; Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs; China still tops EU dangerous products report; Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market; Experts urge code of practice to counter fake news; Brussels proposes to toughen EU visa policy
A new European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships,
agreed this week by employment ministers, sets out key criteria for
apprenticeships and will help Member States introduce or upgrade their
apprenticeship programmes, helping them deliver on their potential.
Apprenticeships are sometimes seen as education of second choice. Yet by
combining learning in school with training in a workplace,
apprenticeships are in fact an extremely efficient pathway towards a
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1. Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes
EU Member States reached political agreement Tuesday on new transparency
rules for tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers who design and
promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
2. Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs
The European Parliament approved Thursday a harmonised corporate tax
system plan to tax digital firms where they earn their profits and to
calculate their tax bills according to their online activities.
3. China still tops EU dangerous products report
53 per cent of dangerous consumer goods reported to the EU originate in
China, Consumers Commissioner Vera Jourova said as she presented the
2017 annual report on dangerous goods.
4. Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market
The Commission outlined another step towards the Capital Markets Union
Monday by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing
barriers to cross-border investments.
5. Experts urge code of practice to counter fake news
A Code of Practices for online platforms and social networks is one of a
series of recommendations put forward by a high-level group of experts
set up by the EU to counter the spread of disinformation.
6. Brussels proposes to toughen EU visa policy
The Commission has proposed changes to the EU's common visa policy, to
deal with security concerns, migration challenges and opportunities
offered by technological developments.
Crocs: the General Court of the European Court of Justice confirmed
Wednesday the cancellation of registration of Crocs' design, because it
was made available to the public before its registration.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
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Inside the EU Institutions
Support for Palestine Refugees - support for Lebanese security - healthy
food programme for schools - Erasmus+ goes virtual - reduction of
non-performing loans - European Agenda on Migration - EU Visa Policy
proposals - Facility for Refugees in Turkey - Knowledge Centre for Food
Fraud and Quality - proposal for European Labour Authority - Tackling
disinformation online - list of dangerous products - barriers to
Syria: Assad regime, Russia and Iran responsible for heinous crimes -
Corporate tax plan embraces 'digital presence' - MEPs back European
Medicines Agency move to Amsterdam, but set conditions - Human rights:
the Maldives, Sudan and Uganda - Murder of Jan Kuciak: MEPs urge EU
investigation, actions to protect journalists - Post-2020 EU budget must
match policy goals - temporary committee to investigate financial
crimes - US tariffs: "Avoid trade wars and tackle global overcapacity in
19 Mar: Union for Mediterranean trade ministerial conference
19 Mar: Foreign Affairs Council
19 Mar: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
19-22 Mar: European Parliament Committee Meetings
20 Mar: European multimodal freight transport
20 Mar: European Consumer Day 2018
20 Mar: consequences of UK withdrawal from EU on trade
22 Mar: European Council
22-23 Mar: EU Sport Forum 2018
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