Single Market Europe's best asset - EUbusiness Week newsletter 837
EUbusiness Week 837 top stories: Italy's draft budget plans rejected again by Brussels; EU agrees screening of foreign direct investment; Union continues to strengthen defence capability; More needed on plastics recycling, EU tells industry; EU cuts deep-sea fishing quotas for 2019-20; Mental health issues cost EU 4 pct of GDP: report
The Single Market is Europe's best asset to generate growth and foster
competitiveness of European companies in globalised markets, the
Commission said in a Communication this week, assessing remaining
barriers and opportunities for a fully functioning Single Market.
While the survey paints a positive picture of EU economies,
protectionist, populist measures and local rules remain, as EuroCommerce
puts it. There is a need for 'more political courage and determination
than 25 years ago', says the Commission, as well as 'a renewed
commitment by Leaders to all the dimensions of the Single Market'.
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1. Italy's draft budget plans rejected again by Brussels
The Commission confirmed its rejection of Italy's budget Wednesday, as
it set out the EU's economic and social priorities for 2019, and
presented Opinions on EU states' draft budgetary plans.
2. EU agrees screening of foreign direct investment
"We are not naÃ�ve free traders" said EC president Jean-Claude Juncker
as he welcomed agreement by the institutions on screening incoming
foreign direct investment to ensure security.
3. Union continues to strengthen defence capability
The Council underlined its desire to enhance its strategic autonomy and
capacity to act as security provider Monday, agreeing a number of
projects under its PESCO defence cooperation programme.
4. More needed on plastics recycling, EU tells industry
The Commission is looking for more commitments from industry on plastics
recycling, following a preliminary assessment of voluntary pledges
received from industry.
5. EU cuts deep-sea fishing quotas for 2019-20
Fisheries ministers agreed Monday total allowable catches and quotas for
certain deep-sea stocks in the EU and international waters in the
North-East Atlantic for 2019 and 2020.
6. Mental health issues cost EU 4 pct of GDP: report
Mental health and preventing mental illness have not only social
consequences. They are estimated to cost more than 4 per cent of GDP
across the EU, reports the 2018 'Health at a Glance: Europe.
Inside the EU Institutions
Free movement of goods - Draft Political Declaration Future Relationship
between EU and UK - Law enforcement access to financial information -
Screening of investments - Sanctions - 2019 budget no agreement -
Deep-sea fish quotas 2019-2020 - European Defence Fund - Civilian Common
Security and Defence Policy - Somalia training mission extended - Cyber
defence: Council updates policy framework
State of Health in the EU - development of plant proteins in the EU -
standardisation in the Single Market - Juncker Plan at work - Georgia-EU
high-level meeting - European Semester Autumn Package - Mergers: EC
approves acquisition of Shire by Takeda, subject to conditions - EU
strategy on India - : Strengthened Schengen Information System - EU
Trust Fund for Africa
MEPs want to ensure funding for Connecting Europe's future - Budget
Committee backs EUR 2.3m aid to help 550 redundant media workers in
Greece - MEPs wants to increase research funding to EUR 120 bn in
2021-2027 - EU-Japan relations: Foreign Affairs MEPs back Strategic
Partnership Agreement - Foreign direct investment - Fertilisers/cadmium
provisional deal - more flexibility and clarity for EU mobile workers -
EU-wide protection and whistle-blowers - EU Budget 2019: no deal before
the end of the conciliation period - Rule of law in Poland: debate with
Timmermans and Polish government
26 Nov: Exploring gendered racist abuse
26 Nov: Galileo: critical component for autonomous driving?
26-27 Nov: European Parliament Committee Meetings
26-27 Nov: The future of mobility in European cities
26-27 Nov: Education, Youth, Culture & Sport Council
26 Nov: Foreign Affairs Council (Development)
26-27 Nov: Annual colloquium on fundamental rights
27 Nov: European Trade Policy Day 2018
27-28 Nov: High-level conference on drones
28 Nov: 'Being black in the EU' report launch
28 Nov: Postal framework: within and outside the EU
28-29 Nov: Connected and automated driving
28-20 Nov: European Parliament plenary session
29-30 Nov: Competitiveness Council
30 Nov: The effectiveness of justice systems
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