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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

Publisher's Note

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The European Parliament has blocked a Commission proposal which would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.
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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.
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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.
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October 2017 infringements package: key decisions
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Environmental reporting: ensuring legal clarity and improving transparency - Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk - Tallinn Digital Summit
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Commission Watch

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
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Parliament Watch

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
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EU diary

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 Europe�s coastal communities
13 Oct: Environment Council
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