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EUbusiness Week 839 top stories: Legislators sign off on reform of EU electricity market; States agree 30 pct cut in truck CO2 emissions by 2030; EU agrees 2019 fish quotas for Atlantic and North Sea; EU closes in on single-use plastics ban; EU ups WTO action against China over technology transfers; Provisional deal for framework against bad loans
Astonishing news: Europeans have a more positive image of the EU than
they did last year, says Eurobarometer public opinion survey no 90. Yes,
citizens' biggest concern is immigration (40%), but support for
Economic and Monetary Union and the euro are at a record high ... and a
large majority (83%) even support free movement.
Who knows? The legacy of Brexit could yet be positive. Many Brits now
look forward to a People's Vote next year, and maybe ending this
nightmarish chapter in our history.
I wish you the Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Peaceful,
Healthy and Happy New Year. The next newswire goes out in January.
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1. Legislators sign off on reform of EU electricity market
EU legislators agreed Wednesday to new electricity market rules to
better integrate renewable energy, help consumers switch energy
providers and end state subsidies to the most polluting coal power
2. States agree 30 pct cut in truck CO2 emissions by 2030
Environment ministers adopted a 'common position' on future CO2
standards for trucks and buses Thursday, the first time the EU is
setting CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.
3. EU agrees 2019 fish quotas for Atlantic and North Sea
After intense negotiations, fisheries ministers reached agreement
Wednesday on 2019 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in
the Atlantic and North Sea.
4. EU closes in on single-use plastics ban
Provisional plans to ban single-use plastics agreed by the EU
institutions target products most often found on beaches such as plates,
cutlery, straws and cotton buds, and abandoned fishing gear.
5. EU ups WTO action against China over technology transfers
The EU is stepping up its challenge in the World Trade Organisation to
practices that force European companies to give up sensitive technology
and know-how as a precondition for doing business in China.
6. Provisional deal for framework against bad loans
The EU presidency and Parliament have agreed a new framework for dealing
with banks' bad loans, including capital requirements for banks with
non-performing loans on their balance sheets.
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LIFE programme position agreed - CO2 emission standards for trucks -
future EU space programme - Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 -
internet domain name .eu governance - plastic waste - illicit
trafficking in cultural goods - environmental reporting obligations -
rules on business insolvency - EU justice, rights and values fund - Visa
Information System - Green finance - Civil protection - anti-money
Antitrust: US Dollar sovereign and agency bond trading cartel,
NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Sky in pay-TV probe -
support for Palestine refugees - Protecting workers against
cancer-causing chemicals - State aid: Gibraltar tax advantages, Bavarian
project for Gigabit broadband networks, France, Germany, Italy, UK plan
to give EUR 1.75 bn public support to microelectronics project, Greek
reductions in renewable electricity and cogeneration surcharges -
cheaper cross-border payments - Brexit "no-deal" Contingency Action Plan
- Visa non-reciprocity - W Balkans visa liberalisation - EU-U.S.
Privacy Shield review - unfair trading practices in food supply chain -
illicit trade in cultural goods - Clean Energy for All Europeans package
- Africa-Europe Alliance
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