EU drive on jobs continues - EUbusiness Week newsletter 799
EUbusiness Week 799 top stories: EU appraises bids for agencies leaving UK after Brexit; EU VAT reform to crack down on fraud; MEPs, Council agree provisional deal on anti-dumping; Amazon has to repay EUR 250m in tax benefits, says EU; MEPs put brake on pesticides plan; Court of Auditors to probe EU animal welfare measures
The EU continued its drive to boost employment and employability in
Europe this week. The EU's quarterly employment review reported
unemployment at a nine-year low, with the highest level of employment on
record, at 235m.
And the Commission outlined its new framework for quality and effective apprenticeships. The initiative underlines the value of apprenticeships, which do a key job in responding to the skills needs of businesses, and help two out of three young people move straight into jobs after their education.
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1. EU appraises bids for agencies leaving UK after Brexit
The 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.
Not enough progress on Brexit: EU Parliament
2. EU VAT reform to crack down on fraud
The Commission has set out plans for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules
in a quarter of a century, hoping to crack down on an estimated EUR 50
billion in tax revenue lost to cross-border VAT fraud.
3. MEPs, Council agree provisional deal on anti-dumping
MEPs and the EU Council have struck an informal deal on measures to
strengthen the EU's capacity to protect its producers against unfair
trade practices such as dumping and subsidised imports.
4. Amazon has to repay EUR 250m in tax benefits, says EU
Luxembourg has to recover some EUR 250m of tax benefits granted to
Amazon, the EU ruled Wednesday, deemed illegal under EU rules, allowing
the firm to pay markedly less tax than other companies.
The European Parliament has blocked a Commission proposal which would
have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as
The European Court of Auditors has announced it is to examine whether
the Commission and Member States have made effective contributions to
the EU's animal welfare objectives.
Apple: the Commission is referring Ireland to the European Court of
Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to
EUR 13 billion, as required by an earlier Commission decision.
October 2017 infringements package: key decisions
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Employment review - cleaner and safer seas - European Public Prosecutor -
Eurostat figures: household saving, business investment, retail trade,
current account, industrial producer prices, unemployment - Illegal tax
benefits to Amazon and Apple - Infringements: Czech Rep, Luxembourg for
failing to communicate measures transposing EU law, Hungary on NGO Law,
Spain for failure to implement payment accounts rules, Slovenia for
failing to enact EU rules on audit - EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy
legislation - VAT reform - public procurement - ECB regulatory powers
for clearing systems - Antitrust: Commission fines Lithuanian Railways
Reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent radicalisation - green light
for EU Prosecutor to fight fraud against EU funds - Human rights:
anti-albino attacks in Malawi, persecutions of Crimean Tatars and
repression in the Maldives - Catalonia situation - Interpol arrest
orders review - Identifying endocrine disruptors - COP23 and EU climate
goals - EU anti-dumping measures deal - Ryanair: Commission should
better protect passengers' and workers' rights
9 Oct: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
9 Oct: Eurogroup
9-12 Oct: European Week of regions and cities
9-12 Oct: European Parliament Committee Meetings
9-13 Oct: EIB support for African Microfinance Week
10 Oct: Renovate Europe Day 2017
10 Oct: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
11 Oct: EIGE Gender Equality Index 2017 conference
11-12 Oct: Justice and Home Affairs Council
12-13 Oct: Supporting Europeâ��s coastal communities
13 Oct: Environment Council
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12 Oct, Berlin: Innovative Business Solutions and Smart Financing
18 Oct, Brussels: Boosting EU cyber resilience
6 Nov, London: Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition
7 Nov, Budapest: Horizon 2020 Proposal Development
22 Nov, Amsterdam: Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017
30 Nov, The Hague: Third Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture
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