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Unity is EU priority for 2018 - EUbusiness Week newsletter 808


15-12-2017

EUbusiness Week 808 top stories: Europe's flagship investment plan extended to 2020; Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide; European forests to help tackle climate change; Cross-border parcel delivery boost for European SMEs; EU unveils 'climate-smart investments' worth EUR 9bn; New register of delegated acts adds to EU transparency

Publisher's Note

Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker promised his executive would focus on "the big things that really matter to our citizens". A Joint Declaration on EU legislative priorities for 2018-2019, signed this week by the three EU institutions, sets out priority legislative proposals including security, migration and jobs.

Citizens will also be looking for progress on a robust trade policy, tax fraud and tax evasion and ensuring social rights. Perhaps the most important commitment is "to stay united in the interests of Europeans".
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Regards,

Nick Prag
Publisher, EUbusiness

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1. Europe's flagship investment plan extended to 2020

The EU Council agreed Tuesday to extend the Fund for Strategic Investment, a flagship initiative under the 'investment plan for Europe', to 2020, with a target of half a trillion euros of additional investments.
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2. Commission renews approval of glyphosate herbicide

The Commission renewed for 5 years EU approval of glyphosate following scientific assessment which it says concludes there is no link between glyphosate and cancer in humans.
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3. European forests to help tackle climate change

The EU Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost absorption from forests as a way to tackle climate change.
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4. Cross-border parcel delivery boost for European SMEs

The EU institutions provisionally agreed Thursday on new rules to make cross-border parcel delivery tariffs more transparent and allow regulators to better monitor the cross-border parcel delivery market.
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5. EU unveils 'climate-smart investments' worth EUR 9bn

The EU's Climate Action Commissioner announced some EUR 9 bn-worth of climate-focused investments Tuesday, for areas such as sustainable cities, sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture.
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6. New register of delegated acts adds to EU transparency

A new online register, launched by the EU Parliament, Council and Commission will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts.
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EUROPEAN LAW

Credit Mutuel: the major French cooperative bank Credit Mutuel remains under prudential supervision of the European Central Bank, following a ruling Wednesday by the European Court of Justice.
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Inside the EU Institutions

Council Watch

European Council conclusions, 14 December - Reinforcing European defence - Council conclusions on security and defence, social dimension, education and culture, and climate change - Mitigating climate change through well-managed EU forests and land - Better cross-border parcel delivery services - World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference - 2018 fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea - new register of delegated acts - Investment plan for Europe extended until 2020 - Omnibus regulation: simplified agricultural rules - EU budget provisional deal - EU legislative priorities for 2018-2019 - Lorry and bus drivers' training: updated rules
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Commission Watch

EU legislative priorities 2018-2019 - legislation to tackle climate change - Eurostat figures: Consumption per capita, E-commerce in EU enterprises, employment, industrial production, economic globalisation - Cross-border parcel delivery - EU support for Niger EUR 1 bn by 2020 - register of delegated acts - European Structural and Investment Funds - EU farm policy rules simplified - Transparency Register - EU approves Polish support scheme for renewable energy - EU Trust Fund for Africa - Air Berlin-easyJet - Partnership with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - aid for health services in Libya - Glyphosate response - Action Plan for the Planet - aid for resilient and low-carbon economies - tax guidelines for cross-border investors - Platform for Coal Regions in Transition - European Defence Union
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Parliament Watch

Human rights: Vietnam, Cambodia, El Salvador - EU countries must 'step up fight against sexual abuse of children' - Afghanistan: lack of security 'jeopardising economic recovery' - Myanmar: 'stop persecuting Rohingya' - MEPs back sweeping recommendations of special inquiry into tax crimes - Phosphate additives in kebab meat: Commission proposal goes ahead - democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize - Joint progress report allows move to phase two of Brexit talks, says Parliament - Trump's decision on Jerusalem debate - EU-wide penalties for money laundering - rules for online TV and radio - Simpler, fairer farm policy
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EU diary

18 Dec: Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council
18-19 Dec: 2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conference
19 Dec: 2017 Export Control Forum
19 Dec: Environment Council
21 Dec: Clean energy future - legacy of Estonian Presidency
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Guides

Cross-border parcel delivery
Inter-institutional register of delegated acts
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Events

1 Feb, Warsaw: Mobile Deployable Communications 2018
1 Mar, Warsaw: 7th Forum of Biomass and Waste
13 Mar, London: Future Soldier Technology 2018
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Publications

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017
Annual report on European SMEs 2016-2017
How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)
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Links

Inter-institutional register of delegated acts

 

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

 

Approval of pesticides in the EU

 

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