Tough talk at China summit - EUbusiness Week newsletter 753
EUbusiness Week 753 top stories: Steel, market economy the focus for EU-China summit; Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions over excessive deficits; Google's ad practices come under renewed EU fire; MEPs vote for stronger gun control; EU, Monaco sign deal on tax transparency; Latvia tops Europe's innovation scoreboard
At the EU-China summit in Beijing this week, EU president Tusk made
clear that "rule-based international order is in our common interest",
underlining the importance of collaboration in tackling global issues.
There was candid discussion over Europe's steel industry, market economy
status for China and human rights, and the EU deficit on trade in goods
(EUR 180 bn in 2015). But as two of the three biggest economies in the
world, the EU and China share a strong interest in comprehensive
It is with shock and sadness that we hear of another unspeakable
terrorist attack on innocent people in the beautiful city of Nice. We
express our deep sympathy with the victims and their families and the
people of France.
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1. Steel, market economy the focus for EU-China summit
EU finance ministers have backed sanctions against Spain and Portugal
for failing to correct their excessive deficits according to their
2. Spain, Portugal face EU sanctions over excessive deficits
The Commission looks to have given in to political pressure and sent the
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada to
EU governments for signature.
3. Google's ad practices come under renewed EU fire
Google's comparison shopping and ads-related practices breach EU rules,
the Commission said Thursday as it sent two statements of objections to
the Internet search giant.
4. MEPs vote for stronger gun control
Euro-MPs, debating in committee on a draft update of the EU firearms
directive, voted Wednesday to introduce stronger controls on
'blank-firing' guns, to prevent them being converted to fire live
5. EU, Monaco sign deal on tax transparency
The European Union continued its efforts to clamp down on tax evasion
Tuesday, signing an agreement with Monaco aimed at improving tax
compliance by private savers.
6. Latvia tops Europe's innovation scoreboard
EU innovation is catching up with Japan and the US, with Latvia the
fastest growing innovator, according to the 2016 European Innovation
Scoreboard released on Thursday.
Islamic headscarf: a French company policy requiring an employee to
remove her Islamic headscarf when in contact with clients is unlawful
discrimination, according to the opinion of the EU Court's
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