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Trump adrift from climate reality - EUbusiness Week newsletter 787


EUbusiness Week 787 top stories: EU venture capital boost to help smaller firms; EU 'mobility package' targets road transport; Dieselgate: EU states agree stricter rules on car emissions; EU maps out road to deeper Monetary Union; Brussels proposes EUR 161 bn EU Budget for 2018; EU agrees scheme for free wifi in public places

Publisher's Note

President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the international Paris climate agreement yesterday, severing another of America's ties to the global community, and reflecting the strong influence the fossil fuel industry exerts over him.

The withdrawal of the second biggest greenhouse gas emitter in the world after China will not deter others from action. New French president Macron says Trump has "made a mistake for the future of our planet". Friends of the Earth is calling on countries to assert heavy pressure on the Trump administration. It says Mr Trump's action should be "a trigger for increased action on climate in Europe to end fossil fuel dependency by 2030".
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Nick Prag
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1. EU venture capital boost to help smaller firms

Better access to finance for small and growing companies and social enterprises will be the result of EU rules agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament, the Council and the EU Commission.
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2. EU 'mobility package' targets road transport

The Commission laid out plans Wednesday to modernise European mobility and transport, aiming for a transition to clean energy and digitalisation that is 'social fair' as well as remaining competitive.
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3. Dieselgate: EU states agree stricter rules on car emissions

Nearly two years after the VW car emissions scandal, EU Member States came to an agreement Monday to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles.
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4. EU maps out road to deeper Monetary Union

Following on from its White Paper on the Future of Europe earlier this year, the EU Commission set out Wednesday potential options for deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union.
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5. Brussels proposes EUR 161 bn EU Budget for 2018

The Commission proposed Tuesday a draft EU budget for 2018 of EUR 161 billion with a focus on job creation, especially for young people, and a boost to growth and strategic investments.
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6. EU agrees scheme for free wifi in public places

EU Parliament and Council negotiators came to an agreement Monday evening on WiFi4EU, a scheme for more than 5,000 wireless internet connections in public areas across the European Union.
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Hate speech: a code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, signed by the EU and four major social media platforms a year ago, has delivered some important progress, the EU reports.
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Conservation of Atlantic tuna - European (Dis)Union - Capital markets union: securitisation - venture capital rules - a space strategy for Europe - free 'WiFi4EU' hotspots - provision of services and mobility of professionals - EU-US insurance agreement - Car type-approval and market surveillance - Corporate tax avoidance
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Commission Watch

EU-African Union Joint Communiqu� on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement - hate speech 2nd monitoring - EU-China relations - investigation into gas export restrictions from Romania - deepening of Europe's Economic and Monetary Union - acquisition of Baker Hughes by General Electric - Poland: low-income regions - Europe on the Move - Euro area annual inflation
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Parliament Watch

Road transport - development - reducing VAT on e-books
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EU diary

5 Jun: World circular economy forum 2017 (WCEF 2017)
6-8 Jun: 3rd World Reconstruction Conference
6-7 Jun: Next generation internet summit
6-8 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
7-8 Jun: Annual privacy forum 2017
8-9 Jun: Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council
8-9 Jun: Justice and Home Affairs Council
8-9 Jun: Societal impact of pain symposium
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