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Government is cooperation - EUbusiness Week newsletter 748


EUbusiness Week 748 top stories: EU looks to key partnerships to tackle migrant crisis; Euro hopefuls not yet ready to join; North Seas countries to cooperate on wind energy; Red tape cut if you move to another EU country; Member States back prospectus reform; New EU rules on card fees enter into force

Publisher's Note

Interesting to note the various legislative developments in Europe this week: agreements on unregulated fishing, safety rules for passenger ships, cooperation on energy and wind farms, partnerships with third countries regarding migration, air transport agreements, prospectus reform for access to capital markets and new rules on payment cards.

The message? Meaningful government in today's globalised world is not possible without international cooperation. It is dishonest to suggest that it is.
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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness


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1. EU looks to key partnerships to tackle migrant crisis

A new focus on third country partnerships in conjunction with development aid to tackle root causes of migration was promised by the EU Commission in a new plan set out Tuesday.
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2. Euro hopefuls not yet ready to join

Of the seven countries legally committed to adopting the euro, none currently meets all the conditions for joining the single currency, says the 2016 Convergence Report.
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3. North Seas countries to cooperate on wind energy

Nine countries from the North Seas region have agreed to strengthen cooperation on energy, with a view to exploiting in particular the potential of the North Sea as an area for wind farms.
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4. Red tape cut if you move to another EU country

Bureaucratic procedures for Europeans moving to another EU country for study or work are being cut, following a vote by Euro-MPs Thursday endorsing a deal previously struck by Parliament and Council.
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5. Member States back prospectus reform

Member States have given their backing to a proposal to overhaul prospectus rules that apply when firms wish to tap Europe's capital markets.
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6. New EU rules on card fees enter into force

New rules to make the costs of payments with debit or credit cards more transparent to retailers and consumers and allow them to make efficient choices entered into force Thursday.
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Spanish copyright: a Spanish scheme for fair compensation for private copying finance by the state is contrary to the EU's copyright directive, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thrusday.
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Criminal activities in cyberspace - property regimes for international couples - Tusk meets President of Georgia - Justice and Home Affairs Council - EU training mission in Mali - prospectus rules - EU air transport agreements - inland navigation system of professional qualifications - EU-US Leaders meeting in July - EUCAP Sahel Mali budget
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Commission Watch

Red tape on public documents - card payment transparency - Sysco acquisition of Brakes - Regulation on Interchange Fees - Brussels Economic Forum - prospectus reform - culture and EU international relations - EU and Tunisia - Blue Card scheme - inspections in natural gas sector - International Aviation Agreements - Migration Partnership Framework - More than Education - euro adoption - 2016 Convergence Report - Libya - EU-US Leaders Meeting in July
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Parliament Watch

Rail equipment - moving abroad? - immunity of Turkish MPs - fight against aggressive tax competition - EU loans to Tunisia - state of democracy in Turkey - herbicide-resistant GM carnation and maize - CIA renditions - hormone-disrupting chemicals - Venezuela political prisoners - corporate tax avoidance - customs duties on high-tech devices - Panama Papers inquiry committee - blue card plan - farming unfair trading practices - Belarus nuclear power plant safety
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EU diary

13 Jun: European Electricity Regulatory Forum
13-16 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
14-16 Jun: European sustainable energy week conference
15-16 Jun: European development days 2016
16-17 Jun: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Council
16 Jun: Commission adopts monthly infringements package
16 Jun: Eurogroup
17 Jun: Single Market for products: fresh ideas
17 Jun: Economic and Financial Affairs Council
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