Free movement misunderstood - EUbusiness Week newsletter 765
EUbusiness Week 765 top stories: Euro-MPs call for freeze on Turkey membership talks; Brussels sets out plan for sustainable Europe; Reforms to bolster resilience of European banks; Start-up and scale-up initiative boost for entrepreneurs; MEPs urge bolder action to end illegal wildlife trade; EU imposes due diligence on conflict minerals
Free movement in the EU is a misunderstood right, according to a study
from the Jacques Delors Institute. Images of Polish plumbers and social
tourism are deeply rooted in the public imagination, but not always in
This key EU right is not without conditions or limits, says the study. There can be no discrimination as regards access to work. But there are exceptions for some public sector employment; equal treatment with regard to benefits is not guaranteed; and a citizen must not become an unreasonable burden for the host state. A much-needed dose of reality.
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1. Euro-MPs call for freeze on Turkey membership talks
The European Parliament has called for a temporary freeze on EU
accession talks with Turkey until "disproportionate repressive measures"
under its state of emergency are lifted.
2. Brussels sets out plan for sustainable Europe
The Commission has set out a framework for development cooperation for
the EU and its Member States, with plans for implementing the UN 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development.
3. Reforms to bolster resilience of European banks
A new package of proposals will bolster the resilience of European banks
against potential shocks, and also support smaller businesses and
4. Start-up and scale-up initiative boost for entrepreneurs
The Commission has launched a new initiative to help start-ups grow and
do business across Europe, with a focus on venture capital investment,
insolvency law and taxation.
5. MEPs urge bolder action to end illegal wildlife trade
The European Parliament called Thursday for a full and immediate EU-wide
ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and sanctions at EU level
against wildlife trafficking.
6. EU imposes due diligence on conflict minerals
The EU agreed a draft regulation on 'conflict minerals' Tuesday with the
aim of stopping the financing of armed groups and human rights abuses
through trade in minerals from conflict areas.
Pesticides: safety tests conducted by the chemical industry and used by
regulators to assess the dangers of pesticides must be disclosed, the
EU's top court ruled Wednesday.
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