Social Europe the new priority - EUbusiness Week newsletter 771
EUbusiness Week 771 top stories: Bulgaria, Romania still have work to do on corruption; EU Parliament committee backs EU-Canada trade deal; EU sets sights on new stimulus for capital markets union; Europe at increasing risk from climate change: report; Recycling target should be 70 pct, say Euro-MPs. Amazon changes e-books contracts on EU antitrust concerns
If the Brexit vote was about anything, it reflected the uncertainty,
fear and anger felt by many vulnerable people disconnected from big
changes such as globalisation, the digital revolution and austerity
After much consultation, plans for a 'Pillar of Social Rights' began to take shape this week, with a view to tackling the social impact of the economic crisis and to making fairness a priority.
Words now need to be translated into concrete actions, which the Commission is due to present in March, bearing some promise of hope and security in a fast changing world.
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1. Bulgaria, Romania still have work to do on corruption
The fight against corruption in Romania and Bulgaria still has some way
to go, the Commission said in a report on steps taken on judicial reform
and the fight against corruption and in the case of Bulgaria on
2. EU Parliament committee backs EU-Canada trade deal
Members of the European Parliament's trade committee gave their backing
Tuesday to the controversial CETA EU-Canada trade and investment
3. EU sets sights on new stimulus for capital markets
The Commission has launched a public consultation with a view to
developing faster and more ambitious progress towards a Capital Markets
4. Europe at increasing risk from climate change: report
Rising sea levels, extreme weather such as intense heat waves, flooding,
droughts and storms pose increasingly severe risks to Europe's
ecosystems, human health and economy, says a new report.
5. Recycling target should be 70 pct, say Euro-MPs
70 per cent of waste should be recycled by 2030 - from 44 per cent today
- a European Parliament committee said on Tuesday, with landfill, which
has a big environmental impact, being limited to a mere 5 per cent.
6. Amazon changes e-books contracts on EU antitrust concerns
The Commission is inviting comments on a number of changes Amazon is
making to its e-books contracts, in response to a formal antitrust
investigation begun in 2015.
Greek debt: the European Central Bank is not bound to make good losses
allegedly sustained in 2012 by commercial banks holding Greek debt
instruments in relation to restructuring of Greek debt, the EU's top
court has ruled.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Draft Budgetary Plans for 2017 of Spain and Lithuania - new Prime
Minister of Bulgaria - Fishing vessels: agreement on modernised
legislation - Economic and Financial Affairs Council
Circular Economy - Erasmus - acquisition of Alere by Abbott Laboratories
- Temporary border controls - Migration on Central Mediterranean route -
Cooperation and Verification Mechanism in Bulgaria and Romania -
employee participation rights - assistance for Cyprus and Portugal - EU
Citizenship Report - Amazon commitments in e-book investigation -
Tourism in the EU - Earthquakes in Italy help for farming communities -
Eurostat: government deficit; government debt
Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee - Revision of EU
firearms directive - Give rabbits more space - Parliament commemorates
Holocaust victims - Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb
food waste - Cut cohesion policy red tape - MEPs back EU-Canada
30 Jan: European Investment Bank seminar with civil society
31 Jan: Info day on calls for proposals 2017, agri products
31 Jan-1 Feb: Digitising European Industry stakeholder forum
31 Jan: Secondary raw materials in a circular economy
1-2 Feb: European Parliament Plenary Session
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