Europe must regain trust - EUbusiness Week newsletter 752
EUbusiness Week's 752 top stories: Spain, Portugal missed budgetary targets, says EC; Canada trade deal sent to EU states for ratification; EU outlines next steps in fight against tax avoidance; MEPs call for more ambitious A-G scale for energy labels; MEPs veto alertness claims for energy drinks; Barcelona, Real Madrid 'in breach of EU state aid rules'
The EU as a whole needs to unite to regain trust and to fight
nationalism, Slovak prime minister Robert Fico told MEPS in this week's
debate on Slovakia's new EU presidency.
There was work to be done on overcoming fear, he said - of migration, of
terrorism and of economic problems. But the EU should also "listen more
closely to critical voices" and "become more flexible, less
bureaucratic and more responsive to diversity". He promised a deep
reflection on what the EU wants and must offer to the European public.
Maybe the UK's referendum result will not be without benefit.
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1. Spain, Portugal missed budgetary targets, says EC
The European Commission confirmed Thursday that Spain and Portugal will
not correct their excessive deficit by recommended deadlines and now
risk financial sanctions.
2. Canada trade deal sent to EU states for ratification
The Commission looks to have given in to political pressure and sent the
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada to
EU governments for signature.
3. EU outlines next steps in fight against tax avoidance
In the light of the Panama Papers leaks, the Commission has outlined its
next steps in efforts to boost tax transparency in the fight against
tax evasion and avoidance in the EU.
4. MEPs call for more ambitious A-G scale for energy labels
The EU Parliament voted Wednesday for a simpler and more stringent A to G
scale for energy labels showing the energy efficiency of household
appliances to keep pace with technological progress.
5. MEPs veto 'alertness' claims for energy drinks
Euro-MPs voted on Thursday to veto Commission plans to allow claims that
sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost 'alertness'
6. Barcelona, Real Madrid 'in breach of EU state aid rules'
Barcelona and Real Madrid were among seven Spanish football clubs deemed
by Brussels Monday to have been granted unfair advantage under EU state
McDonald's: the EU Court ruled Monday that the repute of McDonald's
trade marks makes it possible to prevent registration of trade marks
which combine the prefix 'Mac' or 'Mc' with the name of a food or drink.
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Fiscal situation in Spain and Portugal - container liner shipping
companies - inspections in rail passenger transport sector - European
Border and Coast Guard - Security of Network and Information Systems -
cybersecurity - Anti-money Laundering Directive - tax abuse - EU-Canada
Dombrovskis to assume Financial Stability, Capital Markets Union -
energy drink 'alertness' claims - Brexit Impact and consequences -
protection for whistle-blowers - Energy efficiency of home appliances -
2017 EU agenda - policing of EU external borders - Cybersecurity
11-14 Jul: European Parliament Committee Meetings
11 Jul: Eurogroup
12 Jul: Insolvency frameworks within the EU
12 Jul: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
12-13 Jul: EU-China Summit
15-16 Jul: Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
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