Stir over vacuum cleaners - EUbusiness Week newsletter 795
EUbusiness Week 795 top stories: Countering 'hybrid' security threats a priority, says EU; Tougher car emissions tests start in EU; Energy-gobbling vacuum cleaners outlawed by EU; EU cuts Baltic eastern cod quota by 28 pct; Brussels aims for fairer food supply chain; Work-related accidents cost EU EUR 476 bn a year
Welcome back after the summer break. Not much to report yet. Though one
reader objected to new rules for vacuum cleaners, saying Brexit was
understandable, with new rules "telling us how to control our lives
eliminating our carbon footprint".
On the other hand, Frederik Dahlman says people forget that "energy efficiency measures for our consumer goods and products ... are really the flipside to many other energy debates, for example, on the building of new power stations or the sourcing of fossil fuels. Reducing our energy consumption while ensuring that we get as much (if not more) output or utility from our equipment, homes and cars is the most economic and environmentally-friendly way to avoid many other energy issues and debates".
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1. EU sets out guiding principles for Brexit Ireland talks
The EU's chief negotiator voiced concern Thursday over the UK's stance
on Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the Commission set out its
principles for the political dialogue in the Brexit negotiations.
Start negotiating seriously, EU tells United Kingdom
2. Tougher car emissions tests start in EU
New car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in
real driving condition as well as an improved laboratory test, before
they can be driven on European roads from 1 September.
3. Energy-gobbling vacuum cleaners outlawed by EU
Vacuum cleaners sold in Europe are to be more cost- and
energy-efficient, as a result of EU rules which outlaw new vacuum
cleaners using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels.
4. EU cuts Baltic eastern cod quota by 28 pct
The European Commission adopted Tuesday a proposal for fishing
opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2018 which would significantly
reduce catches of Baltic eastern cod and ban all marine eel fisheries.
5. Brussels aims for fairer food supply chain
The Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation on how to
make the EU food supply chain fairer, aiming to address unfair trading
practices in agri-food products.
6. Work-related accidents cost EU EUR 476 bn a year
Work-related ill-health and injury costs the EU 3.3 per cent of its GDP,
or EUR 476 billion every year, according to new estimates of the cost
of poor occupational safety and health.
Intel fine: the EU's top Court sent back for review Wednesday a previous
General Court ruling which upheld a fine of EUR 1.06 billion imposed on
Intel in 2009 by the Commission for abuse of a dominant position.
Court dismisses challenge to migrant quota scheme
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
Guiding Principles for Dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland - EU to
launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade - Consumer Authorities and
Commission urge Volkswagen to finalise repairs of all cars affected by
emissions scandal - 2017 security priorities - Eurostat figures: GDP,
retail trade, Industrial producer prices - Transparency Register
negotiations - European Agenda on Migration progress - German rescue aid
to Air Berlin approved - G7 Statement on North Korea - Apprenticeships
Brexit: joint statement by EP President and Brexit coordinator -
Strengthening security: EU has key role to play, say Commissioner King
and MEPs - First political meeting ahead of Transparency Register
negotiations - ECJ ruling on refugees: no more excuses to delay
transfers from Italy and Greece - Brexit: MEPs worried about UK position
on British "divorce bill" - EU counter-terrorism efforts to be debated
with Commissioner Avramopoulos
11-14 Sep: European Parliament Plenary Session
12 Sep: Vegetable varieties open day
13 Sep: President Juncker's State of the Union Speech 2017
14-15 Sep: East and West: civil societies in cooperation
14 Sep: Justice and Home Affairs Council
14-16 Sep: European Young Leaders
15 Sep: Eurogroup
The Week Ahead
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EU launches in-depth probe into Monsanto Bayer merger 29-Aug
EU a step closer to linking Emissions Trading System 23-Aug
EU recovery resilient as economy turns the corner 14 Aug
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WEEE Forum, EucoLight concerned about WEEE compliance of online retailers
Alternative fuel vehicle registrations - Quarter 2 2017
EuroCommerce: protectionism, Europe's greatest challenge
Google, Bertelsmann fund 75,000 new Udacity scholarships across Europe
French products take centre stage at the Anuga Food Fair
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Public Affairs Consultant, Chemicals and Environment, Interel EU
Coordinator, European Coalition for Corporate Justice
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28 Sep, Brussels: European Banking Summit
11 Oct, London: Military Flight Training 2017
24 Oct, Lisbon: Addictive behaviours and dependencies
22 Nov, Amsterdam: Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017
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