Step towards a circular economy - EUbusiness Week newsletter 727
EUbusiness Week 727 top stories: EU, Internet giants join forces to fight online extremism; EU probes McDonald's tax affairs as crackdown widens; Ukraine 'open to talks' with Russia over EU trade deal; 'No' side win Danish vote on EU justice rules; Eastern states move to keep Schengen intact; EU bailout fund rescues Greece's top bank
With the average European consuming 14 tonnes of raw materials and
generating five tonnes of waste a year, the European Commission this
week set out new proposals for a 'circular economy' which have the
potential to fundamentally change the way we live and do business.
A circular economy uses resources in a smarter, more sustainable way, where the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible and use of waste and resource is minimised. Potential benefits include 2 million new jobs, large savings for European industry and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But are we prepared for such a profound transformation of the way our economy works?
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1. EU, Internet giants join forces to fight online extremism
The European Union on Thursday launched a forum bringing together
Internet firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter as well as law
enforcement agencies to combat online extremism.
EU plans to criminalise terrorist 'preparatory acts'
2. EU probes McDonald's tax affairs as crackdown widens
The EU has launched a probe into tax deals between US fast food giant
McDonald's and Luxembourg, as it widens an investigation into tax
avoidance by major multinationals that includes Amazon and Apple.
Netherlands to appeal EU demand for Starbucks back taxes
3. Ukraine 'open to talks' with Russia over EU trade deal
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Kiev is open to last-minute
talks aimed at overcoming fierce Russian opposition to a free trade
accord between his country and the EU.
EU, Vietnam sign free trade deal
4. 'No' side win Danish vote on EU justice rules
Voters in eurosceptic EU member Denmark on Thursday rejected in a
referendum a government proposal to deepen participation in the EU's
justice cooperation, exit polls and partial results showed.
5. Eastern states move to keep Schengen intact
Four eastern EU Member States reject the idea of cutting the 26-member
passport-free Schengen zone down to include fewer countries as a way to
cope with the refugee and migrant crisis.
6. EU bailout fund rescues Greece's top bank
The eurozone's bailout fund has rescued Greece's largest bank, launching
a recapitalisation process that is a crucial part of the country's
third loan programme in five years.
Facebook: Facebook on Wednesday says it will block access to its website
by non-members in Belgium, as it battles a court order to stop tracking
Internet users who do not have accounts with the US social media giant.
Hungary files court challenge to EU migrant quotas
Court rejects appeal for detained Turkish editors
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Border checks: Member States will discuss Friday whether to extend
internal border checks for up to two years to help many of them cope
with record migrant inflows.
Turkey and EU strike EUR 3 bn migrant aid deal
Cameron not expecting deal on EU membership at summit
Israel: the EU vowed Monday to work for Middle East peace even though
Israel suspended it from the diplomatic process over the bloc's decision
to label goods imported from Jewish settlements.
EU 'not seeking reforms' in Cuba talks
EU aid to Burundi at stake in Tuesday talks
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This week, MEPs in committee urged ministers to agree a position at last on a directive to ensure that by 2020 at least 40 per cent of non-executive directors on listed company boards are women; and endorsed an EU deal with Liechtenstein which will make it harder for EU citizens to hide cash from the tax man in bank accounts there.
7-8 Dec: Employment, Social, Health, Consumer Council
7-10 Dec: European Parliament Committee Meetings
7 Dec: Eurogroup
10 Dec: Financing the circular economy
10-11 Dec: Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council
The Week Ahead
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'Clear no' in Danish vote on EU justice rules: PM 3-Dec
IMF says could decide Greece aid in January 3-Dec
EU set to extend Russia sanctions by six months 3-Dec
Tusk calls for 18-month refugee screening 2-Dec
UK Labour launches campaign to stay in EU 1-Dec
Eurozone unemployment falls in October 1-Dec
Less to Turkey-EU deal than meets the eye: analysts 30-Nov
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