UK referendum one year on - EUbusiness Week newsletter 790
EUbusiness Week 790 top stories: Security takes centre stage at EU summit; EU transparency rules target tax avoidance planners; EU agrees deal to better protect consumers; Europe still playing catch-up on innovation: report; Brexit talks kick off in 'positive tone'; Hazardous substances in electrical equipment revision
It is difficult to pass the 23 June without thinking back to the day
exactly one year ago when the political landscape changed so
dramatically in the UK and beyond.
'One year after referendum', a report from the University of Kent, shows the UK now far more exposed to Brexit trade related risks than any other EU state except Ireland; points to profound implications for the UK's environment (a third of EU policy cannot be copied into UK law as it references EU institutions; and sees the UK as 'a bystander' on defence, with minimal influence on European decisions that directly impact on national security. One year on, it remains difficult to find any positive aspect of Brexit.
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1. Security takes centre stage at EU summit
EU leaders in Brussels for a two-day summit Thursday agreed to cement
European cooperation in defence, and called on social media companies to
prevent the spread of terrorist material on the Internet.
2. EU transparency rules target tax avoidance planners
The Commission has proposed tough new transparency rules for
intermediaries - tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who
design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
3. EU agrees deal to better protect consumers
Council and Parliament reached a preliminary deal Wednesday to
strengthen cooperation between EU national authorities responsible for
the enforcement of consumer protection laws.
4. Europe still playing catch-up on innovation: report
The EU is catching up with Canada and the US in terms of innovation
performance, but the picture among Member States is more mixed, with
innovation improving in 15 out of 28 states last year.
5. Brexit talks kick off in 'positive tone'
Brussels and the UK launched formal talks on Britain's exit from the
Union Monday, with the UK expressing a desire to build "a new, deep and
special partnership with the European Union".
6. Hazardous substances in electrical equipment revision
Council and Parliament have reached provisional agreement on a proposal
for a revised directive on the use of certain hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic equipment.
Social benefits: a non-EU national holding a single work permit in a
Member State enjoys, as a general rule, the social security benefits
provided for that state's nationals, the EU's top Court ruled on
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
European Council conclusions on security and defence - Consumer
protection in the digital age - Ceremony of Honour for former Chancellor
Kohl - Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment -
Stabilisation and Association Council meeting with Montenegro - ETS
aviation emission reductions - Mali and the Sahel: EU security support -
New EU rules on sustainable and transparent external fishing activities
Uganda refugee crisis EUR 85m aid - Italy earthquakes - Commission
approves acquisition of Huber Silica by Evonik, conditionally - tax
transparency rules for intermediaries - car lighting system producers
cartel fined EUR 27m - launch of EU Skills Profile Tool for non-EU
citizens - Innovation Scoreboard - Eurostat: government debt in 2016,
job vacancies, production in construction - World Refugee Day - EU Syria
Trust Fund assistance - Future of Europe - EC approves EUR 377m
French, German aid to develop innovative Airbus X6 helicopter - support
for Portugal to help with forest fires
ACP-EU: High time to tackle the common causes of terrorism, impunity and
famine - ceremony of honour for former Chancellor Kohl - Hearing for
Commissioner-designate Gabriel for Digital Economy and Society - Turkey
accession talks - More robust anti-dumping rules to defend EU industry
and jobs - Conference on migration management - MEPs back first ever
EU-Cuba deal - Brexit negotiations kick off - Parliament reactions - Two
Irish winners of European Citizen's Prize from European Parliament
26-27 Jun: 7th Cohesion Forum
26 Jun: Towards a European bee partnership
26 Jun: Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council
26-29 Jun: European Parliament Committee Meetings
28 Jun: European day of social economy enterprises
28 Jun: FRA Fundamental Rights Report 2017
29 Jun: EIB Group's complaints mechanism consultation
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