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EUbusiness Week 719 top stories: EU to speed up deportations to tackle migrant crisis; Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal; Two-thirds of EU nations seek to keep GM crops out; EU breached tobacco lobbying rules, says watchdog; Britain wins legal backing over EU migrant benefit claims; VW says 8m cars in EU fitted with emission cheat devices
The final hurdle to an upgraded EU payment services law was cleared
Thursday, as MEPs voted in the revised Directive on Payment Services
(PSD2), with the aim of making payment transactions safer and ending
PSD2 should cut the cost of paying bills by enabling new market players to use mobile and online tools to make payments on a client's behalf. They should also make online payments safer, by laying down data protection and liability rules for all online payment service providers.
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1. EU to speed up deportations to tackle migrant crisis
EU Member States agreed Thursday to speed up the deportation of failed
asylum seekers as they took a harder line toward tackling the worst
migration crisis since World War II.
Turkey wary over EU's migrant plan offer
2. Facebook blow as EU court quashes transatlantic data deal
Facebook and other Internet giants could be barred from sending European
citizens' personal information to the US after the EU's top court
struck down a key transatlantic data deal in the wake of the Edward
Austria's Max Schrems: US high-tech giants' worst nightmare?
3. Two-thirds of EU nations seek to keep GM crops out
Nineteen of the 28 EU Member States have applied to keep genetically
modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the Commission
said on Sunday, the deadline for opting out of new European legislation
on GM crops.
4. EU breached tobacco lobbying rules, says watchdog
The EU has failed to be transparent about its dealings with the tobacco
industry, in breach of UN rules, says the European Ombudsman after the
lobbying scandal that claimed Health Commissioner John Dalli.
5. Britain wins legal backing over EU migrant benefit claims
Britain is right to check whether citizens of other EU countries are
lawful residents before awarding them child benefits, the advocate
general to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday in a boost for
David Cameron's referendum negotiations.
6. VW says 8m cars in EU fitted with emission cheat devices
Scandal-hit Volkswagen says eight million of its 11 million diesel
vehicles fitted with software that cheats in emissions tests were sold
in the European Union.
Prisoners: the EU's top court has ruled that countries can ban prisoners
from voting in elections if they have been convicted of a serious
crime, in a case Britain was watching closely.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
LuxLeaks: EU ministers agreed Tuesday that national authorities would
automatically exchange information on tax deals with multinationals, but
critics said failing to make them public means the tax avoidance
practices that led to the LuxLeaks scandal would continue.
Turkey's Erdogan, EU's Tusk discuss Syria 'safe zone'
British business group calls for early EU referendum
Spain: the Commission has warned Spain to scale back government
overspending that is in violation of EU budget rules or risk an
embarrassing reprimand ahead of December elections.
The West must 'treat Russia properly': Juncker
Soulless roundabout at EU's heart awaits transplant
Local goods: MEPs on Tuesday said the Union should extend the use of
geographic brand names from agricultural goods to manufactured products
to give local economies a boost.
EU to deploy Myanmar election observers
In plenary this week, French President Hollande and German Chancellor Merkel faced Parliament on the migrant crisis; while MEPs called for binding measures to close the pay gap between men and women.
14 Oct: European Parliament plenary session
14-15 Oct: Strategy meeting 'Europeana for Smart Cities'
14-15 Oct: Shaping the future of food safety, together
15-16 Oct: European Council
15-16 Oct: Women in economic and political decision-making
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Ireland to investigate data transfer after ruling 6-Oct
Eurozone business activity slows in September 5-Oct
Facebook, Eutelsat in African Internet hook-up 5-Oct
EU growth 'too weak for Ukraine to join': Sachs 5-Oct
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