Difficult moment in transatlantic relations - EUbusiness Week newsletter 763
EUbusiness Week 763 top stories: Brexit, uncertainty reel back EU growth forecasts; Turkey 'moving away from the EU': enlargement report; Brussels proposes new anti-dumping measures; EU tax havens blacklist set for end 2017; EU sets out vision for world's oceans; Call for vigilance over bird flu in Europe
The Brexit sequel opened in the United States this week, to shock and
concern from many on this side of the Atlantic - a "difficult moment in
the relationship between the United States and the European Union", was
how EU Parliament chief Martin Schulz put it, as he offered Mr Trump the
"full respect" of the EU institutions.
EU leaders will however be anxious about transatlantic relations, particularly the TTIP trade deal, and look to strengthen cooperation on our common challenges. Whether president-elect Trump sees it that way remains to be seen.
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1. Brexit, uncertainty reel back EU growth forecasts
The Commission trimmed its growth forecast for the European economy
Wednesday, citing political uncertainty, Brexit and weak global trade as
weighing on growth prospects.
2. Turkey 'moving away from the EU': enlargement report
Turkey is moving away from the EU, the Commission warned in its annual
assessment of potential EU members' progress in implementing key
political and economic reforms.
3. Brussels proposes new anti-dumping measures
The Commission proposed Wednesday changes to the EU's anti-dumping and
anti-subsidy legislation to deal with over-capacity and a changing
international legal framework.
4. EU tax havens blacklist set for end 2017
EU finance ministers have agreed on the criteria and process for
establishing an EU list of tax havens, with a view to finalising a list
by the end of 2017.
5. EU sets out vision for world's oceans
The Union set out its vision for better ocean governance Thursday, with a
joint agenda of actions to secure the effective conservation and
sustainable use of the global seas and oceans.
6. Call for vigilance over bird flu in Europe
Brussels has made a call for vigilance by EU Member States' authorities
and Europe's poultry sector and said bio-security needed to be stepped
up on poultry farms.
Hungarian ads: the Hungarian advertisement tax is in breach of EU State
aid rules, the Commission has found, because its progressive tax rates
grant a selective advantage to certain companies.
Bank lender can be penalised for not including all information: EU Court
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governance - budget for promoting EU agricultural products - Czech
railway probe - Sanofi animal health business acquisition - 2016 Autumn
Economic Forecast - changes to EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy
legislation - Enlargement reports - new approach to Ecodesign
MEPs back new rules on drones and emerging risks - no to suspending EU
structural funds for Spain and Portugal - debate on CETA and other trade
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17 Nov: European Parliament Committee Meetings
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