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New deal for EU defence - EUbusiness Week newsletter 667


EUbusiness Week 667 top stories: EU leaders seek to defuse bitter row with Cameron; Moscow to be part of July talks over Ukaine-EU pact; EU closes corporate tax avoidance loophole; Ministers clear Albania to apply for membership; New cut in EU phone roaming charges on July 1; EU beats out US as top food exporter

Publisher's Note

As the EU strives to ensure its energy security, the Commission this week moved to secure defence supplies also, outlining measures to strengthen the defence single market, promote a more competitive defence industry and foster synergies between civil and military research.

Its new roadmap recognises the need for deeper defence collaboration between Member States if the EU is to face its security challenges with confidence. Staying at the forefront of defence manufacturing and innovation helps create skilled jobs and growth. It is also another area where Member States are stronger facing their challenges together rather than separately.
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Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

1. EU leaders seek to defuse bitter row with Cameron

Europe's leaders sought to defuse a bitter quarrel with Britain's David Cameron as they gathered for an emotionally-charged remembrance ceremony in Ypres, the scene of horrific carnage in World War 1.
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2. Moscow to be part of July talks over Ukaine-EU pact

Russia says it has finally got Brussels and Kiev to include it in talks over the landmark association agreement between Ukraine and the EU to be signed this week.
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3. EU closes corporate tax avoidance loophole

Union finance ministers have moved to close a widely used loophole that allowed multinationals to reduce their tax bills by taking advantage of divergent revenue policies across Member States.
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4. Ministers clear Albania to apply for membership

European affairs ministers have cleared the way for Albania to apply for EU membership, a process requiring major reforms by Tirana and likely to take many years.
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5. New cut in EU phone roaming charges on July 1

Roaming charges for EU mobile phone users will reduce further on July 1, including a 55 per cent price cut for data downloads, the Commission said on Tuesday.
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6. EU beats out US as top food exporter

The EU beat out the United States to become the world's top exporter of agricultural and food products last year, a Commission report on the global farming market said Monday.
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Google: Google on Thursday said that it is "forgetting" things in Europe to comply with a legal ruling granting people the power to have certain information about them removed from searches.
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

Austerity: the left-wing leaders of France and Italy launched an offensive Tuesday against strict EU budget policies, warning two days ahead of the EU summit that austerity was holding back economic growth.
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EU toughens sanctions on Syria
Polish minister calls British PM incompetent on EU: report
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Commission Watch

Data protection: the EU on Wednesday said the US had taken an "important step" in ongoing privacy protection talks by pledging new legislation to allow Europeans to sue over improper use of their personal data.
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EU clears next round of Japan trade talks
EU gives six states clean bill of health on budget deficits
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Parliament Watch

Far-right: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen vowed Wednesday to form a eurosceptic bloc in the European Parliament by year-end after her National Front party and its allies failed to do so this week.
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Centre-left leaders back Juncker for top EU job
Seven political groups have now been recognised as fulfilling the necessary criteria and will be starting their work at next week's plenary session in Strasbourg where Parliament's top posts will be decided by MEPs.
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EU diary

1-3 Jul: European Parliament Plenary Session
1 Jul: Commission to adopt two communications on better enforcement of intellectual property rights in the EU and in third countries
1 Jul: Commission to propose Green Employment Initiative to support job creation in the green economy
1 Jul: Towards a Circular Economy: A zero waste programme for Europe
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