European tourism remains resilient - EUbusiness Week newsletter 798
EUbusiness Week 798 top stories: Tech giants under EU pressure over illegal content; EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal; EUR 152 billion VAT gap points way to EU reform; MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income; Green light for European sustainable development fund; Europeans start to roam like at home
Wednesday was World Tourism Day, its aim being to foster awareness of
tourism internationally and its social, cultural, political and economic
European tourism faces many challenges. Not just increased competition from outside, but the impact it has on the environment and local life, and precarious jobs. But tourism remains resilitent in the face of its challenges, it is the EU's third-largest economic activity and a major source of economic growth, regional development and employment.
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1. Tech giants under EU pressure over illegal content
The Commission is pushing for online platforms to step up efforts to
proactively prevent, detect and remove illegal content inciting hatred,
violence and terrorism online.
2. EU and US sign bilateral insurance deal
After 20 years of discussion and a year of formal talks, the European
Union and the United States signed a landmark bilateral agreement on
insurance and reinsurance Saturday.
3. EUR 152 billion VAT gap points way to EU reform
Brussels has published a report showing that Member States lost an
estimated total of EUR 152 billion in VAT revenues in 2015, as it
readies for an overhaul of the VAT system.
4. MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income
Introducing minimum income schemes in all Member States is one of the
most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, say MEPs on the
Parliament's Employment Committee.
5. Green light for European sustainable development fund
A European fund for sustainable development to support investments in
African and neighbourhood countries is to be set up, following agreement
by the Council of Ministers.
Europeans are aware of new EU mobile roaming rules and have started
changing their habits when travelling abroad, a survey conducted after
the first summer without the charges shows.
Inside the EU Institutions
Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months - Mali: sanctions may be
imposed on actors impeding peace process - EUPOL COPPS: new Head of
Mission appointed - Remarks by President Donald Tusk after meeting with
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May - Council greenlights
setup of European fund for sustainable development - Greece's finances
stabilised, the excessive deficit procedure is closed
EU kick-starts new EU External Investment Plan - Security Union:
Commission steps up efforts to tackle illegal content online - European
Court of Auditors signs off EU accounts for 10th time in a row -
Preserving and strengthening Schengen to improve security and safeguard
Europe's freedoms - Dual quality food products: Commission guides Member
States to better tackle unfair practices
Brexit: lack of sufficient progress on divorce terms - Relocating and
resettling refugees strategy - Endocrine disrupters in pesticides: Calls
to veto Commission proposal - EU-wide minimum income - EU Public
Prosecutor to fight financial fraud - EU Budget 2018: MEPs reject
Council cuts - UEFA and FIFA officials accused of being "enablers" of a
corrupt system - Democracy in a changing world conference - MEPs quizz
Mario Draghi on bond buying, crypto currencies and interest rates -
Youth unemployment: spending more and wiser for better results - Ireland
must not pay the price for Brexit: Guy Verhofstadt
2-5 Oct: European Parliament Plenary Session
3-4 Oct: Industrial innovation information days 2017
3 Oct: European Social Fund financial instruments
3-5 Oct: URBACT City Festival
4 Oct: E-Taxation Conference 'SmartEST Taxation'
4 Oct: e-Partnership conference: Trust in e-governance
4-6 Oct: Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services
5-6 Oct: Our ocean, an ocean for life
5-6 Oct: Ministerial e-government conference
6-7 Oct: Accessibility conference
The Week Ahead
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EU fines VW's Scania EUR 880m for trucks cartel 28-Sep
EC looks to extend scope of work contracts rules 27-Sep
Schengen border controls could be extended 27-Sep
Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules 26-Sep
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Legal/Procurement Officer, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency
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European External Investment Plan
Modernisation of European rail passenger rights
VAT Gap questions & answers
Updating EU rules on employment contracts
EU - US Agreement on insurance and reinsurance
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7 Nov, Budapest: Horizon 2020 Proposal Development
22 Nov, Amsterdam: Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017
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LinksEU Tourism Policy
LIFE Programme - EU financing for the environment and climate action
EU passenger rights
European Pillar of Social Rights website