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EU plan spurs investment - EUbusiness Week newsletter 747


EUbusiness Week 747 top stories: EU warns Poland on rule of law; EU, US sign shared law enforcement data deal; Brussels gives support for 'sharing economy'; Commission looks for short-term glyphosate extension; Tech giants sign up to EU code against online hate; Germany need not recognise nobility of German 'count'

Publisher's Note

The Commission this week hailed the success of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), extending it beyond 2018. The Investment Plan has defied the pessimists, says EC president Juncker, on track to mobilise at least EUR 315 bn in additional investments in the real economy by mid-2018.

EFSI focuses on removing obstacles to investment, providing visibility and technical assistance to investment projects and making smarter use of new and existing financial resources. It has been a strong response to the fall in investment brought about by the economic crisis.
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1. EU warns Poland on rule of law

Retailers will no longer be able to refuse to sell goods and The Commission warned Poland on Wednesday of a "systemic risk to the rule of law" in a first step setting out the EU's concerns on various constitutional issues.
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2. Europe can be 'global hub for standardisation'

A new Communication on standardisation, adopted Wednesday by the Commission, aims to ensure that Europe remains a global hub for standardisation.
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3. Brussels gives support for 'sharing economy'

Support for the so-called 'sharing economy' was given by the Commission Thursday with guidelines on online platforms that offer services such as sharing houses and car journeys.
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4. Commission looks for short-term glyphosate extension

The Commission has called for the EU Plants Animals Food and Feed Committee to meet on June 6 to discuss a limited extension of the authorisation of the herbicide glyphosate.
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5. Tech giants sign up to EU code against online hate

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up Tuesday to an EU code of conduct with commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
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6. Germany need not recognise nobility of German 'count'

Germany is under no obligation to recognise extra noble titles awarded to himself by a former German national while in Britain, following a European Court of Justice ruling.
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EU-US data deal: the EU signed an 'umbrella' deal on protection of shared data with the United States Thursday, putting in place a comprehensive data protection framework for criminal law enforcement cooperation.
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Enhanced data protection rights for EU citizens in law enforcement cooperation - Tunisia: EUR 500m in loans - enhancing integrity, transparency and good governance in major sport events - Eurogroup transparency - role of Europeana - 40th anniversary of European People Party - Commodity dealers: exposure exemption extended - Syria sanctions extended by one year
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Commission Watch

Industrial modernisation - European agenda for collaborative economy - probe into support for Portuguese railway maintenance company EMEF - European Fund for Strategic Investments - Myanmar - EU standardisation policy - Glyphosate - humanitarian aid for Burundi crisis - Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech - EU and Mexico trade talks - Urban Agenda for the EU - new expert group rules
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Parliament Watch

Management and security of EU borders - mandate inquiry committee Panama Papers - Background: 4th railway package - EU rules on data protection - EU Passenger Name Record proposal: overview - Minorities in Iraq and Syria - EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents - European Border and Coast Guard
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EU diary

6-9 Jun: European Parliament plenary session
6-9 Jun: European biomass conference and exhibition
6-7 Jun: Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council
7 Jun: Supporting innovation in Israel
9 Jun: High level roundtable on low-carbon innovation
9 Jun: Brussels Economic Forum
9 Jun: EU-Japan science, technology & innovation cooperation
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