Health & Safety to the fore - EUbusiness Week newsletter 802
EUbusiness Week 802 top stories: Brussels to probe UK tax scheme for multinationals; Ministers agree position on EU posted workers directive; MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller; EU votes stricter limits for carcinogens at work; MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers; New rules to protect EU economy from bad loans
Each year in October, the European Week for Safety and Health at Work
forms the highlight of the EU's Healthy Workplaces Campaign.
The Week has enabled businesses, occupational safety and health experts and workers to come together and exchange best practices on sustainable work and healthy ageing, as part of the 'Healthy Workplaces for All Ages' campaign. It has also served as a timely reminder of the extent and breadth of EU health and safety law, and EU employment law in general, which governs how businesses function in the EU.
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1. Brussels to probe UK tax scheme for multinationals
The Commission has opened an in-depth probe into a UK scheme that
exempts certain transactions by multinational groups from the
application of UK rules targeting tax avoidance.
2. Ministers agree position on posted workers directive
EU ministers have agreed a compromise on the posting of workers
directive, allowing posted workers to generally benefit from the same
rules governing pay and working conditions as local workers.
3. MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller
Europe's Parliament voted Tuesday for immediate restrictions on the use
of controversial glyphosate-based herbicides, leading to a full ban on
use of the substance by end 2022.
4. EU votes stricter limits for carcinogens at work
Stricter EU rules to better protect workers from exposure to carcinogens
at work - which could help save up to 100,000 lives in the next 50
years - won final approval Wednesday.
5. MEPs want Europe-wide protection for whistleblowers
Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection
and support, MEPs said as they called for EU-wide legal protection
6. New rules to protect incvestors, economy from bad loans
The EU has given final approval to rules which mean packaged loans
converted into securities will have to be made less complex and more
transparent before selling on to investors.
Freedom of establishment: aU Member State cannot impose mandatory
liquidation on firms that transfer their registered office to another
state, the EU Court has ruled.
No tax break for bridge, as it's not a sport: EU Court
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
2018 EU budget: Council cannot accept EP amendments - First e-signing of
an EU legislative act - Leaders' Agenda - Posting of workers agreement -
Congratulations to Shinzo Abe on reconfirmation as Prime Minister of
Japan - Pillar of Social Rights: green light for proclamation by
How to tax digital economy - State of children's medicines in EU - UK
tax scheme for multinationals - Banking Reform key measures - Entry/Exit
System for EU borders - EUR 2.7 bn expected for Erasmus+ in 2018 -
Commission approves Hungary's EUR 131m investment aid to MOL
petrochemical plant - 2018 Commission Work Programme - EU outermost
regions - Better Regulation Agenda - compensation to La Banque Postale -
Eurostat figures: government deficit, government debt - European Pillar
of Social Rights - inspections in car sector in Germany - Vietnam
illegal fishing - EUR 106m support package for crises in Sudan - EUR 30m
for Rohingya crisis
High-level conference on clean energy financing - guidelines for trade
talks with Australia and New Zealand - EU budget 2018: more funds needed
for growth, jobs, security, and climate change - MEPs praise Daphne
Caruana Galizia and call for concrete actions - Environment: Parliament
exceeds set targets, adopts stricter reduction goals - Boosting use of
organic and safer fertilisers in the EU - Drugs: fast EU-wide ban of new
30-31 Oct: Cross-border aspects in alcohol policy
30-31 Oct: CTI-EU Bonding EU cyber threat intelligence
1-3 Nov: Open licences/content/data: digital humanities
3-9 Nov: European Space Week
6-7 Nov: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
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6 Nov, Edinburgh: Changing Landscapes - Protecting the environment in a new Europe
8 Nov, Hamburg: Creating Value from Knowledge
22 Nov, Amsterdam: Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017
30 Nov, The Hague: Third Annual T.M.C. Asser Lecture
5 Dec, London: London Info International 2017
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LinksEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)
European Pillar of Social Rights website
Study on Spectrum Assignment in the European Union