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Ease of doing business compared for 25 European cities

Ease of doing business compared for 25 European cities

by EUbusiness — 04 July 2018, 18:29 CET

A new report from the World Bank Tuesday assesses the support and obstacles entrepreneurs find in setting up and expanding businesses in 25 cities in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Slovakia.

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Migration top priority as Austria takes over EU presidency

Migration top priority as Austria takes over EU presidency

by EUbusiness — 03 July 2018, 18:02 CET

"A Europe that protects" is the motto of the Austrian presidency of the Council of the EU, which the country took over from Bulgaria on 1 July, putting migration and security issues at the top of its priority list.

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EU launches legal action over Poland's Supreme Court changes

EU launches legal action over Poland's Supreme Court changes

by EUbusiness — 03 July 2018, 17:52 CET

The EU Commission launched an infringement procedure against Poland Monday over changes to Polish law on the Supreme Court, which it says undermines the principle of judicial independence.

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Tariffs would damage US car industry, EU warns Trump

Tariffs would damage US car industry, EU warns Trump

by EUbusiness — 03 July 2018, 17:51 CET

Imposing tariffs on imports of EU cars would damage US trade and its own car industry, the European Union warned Monday in formal comments to the United States Department of Commerce.

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EU summit pledges solidarity in deal on migration

EU summit pledges solidarity in deal on migration

by EUbusiness — 29 June 2018, 11:57 CET

The EU summit agreed Friday to strengthen European solidarity in face of the migration crisis, calling for further measures to stem illegal migration and 'disembarkation platforms' for people saved at sea.

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Baltic states sign energy synchronisation agreement with EU

Baltic states sign energy synchronisation agreement with EU

by EUbusiness — 29 June 2018, 11:55 CET

The heads of state or government of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland signed a roadmap Thursday for synchronising the Baltic States' electricity grid with the continental European network by 2025.

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EU states confirm 2030 renewable energy target

EU states confirm 2030 renewable energy target

by EUbusiness — 29 June 2018, 11:55 CET

EU states gave the green light Wednesday to a provisional agreement on the revision of the renewable energy directive, with a headline target of 32% energy from renewable sources at EU level for 2030.

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China, Russia protectionism on the increase: EU report

China, Russia protectionism on the increase: EU report

by EUbusiness — 28 June 2018, 23:45 CET

European exporters report a major increase in protectionism in 2017, according to the EU's annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers, released Tuesday, with China and Russia the main culprits.

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Online markeplaces sign EU pledge on product safety

Online markeplaces sign EU pledge on product safety

by EUbusiness — 27 June 2018, 14:09 CET

Four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten - France signed a commitment Monday for faster removal of dangerous products sold on their online marketplaces.

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France.com cannot be registered as a trademark

France.com cannot be registered as a trademark

by EUbusiness — 26 June 2018, 23:12 CET

The French government succeeded Tuesday in its attempt to have the European Court of Justice outlaw an attempt by a French businessman to register the sign 'france.com' as an EU trademark.

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EU finance ministers close deficit procedure against France

EU finance ministers close deficit procedure against France

by EUbusiness — 25 June 2018, 14:01 CET

EU finance ministers closed the excessive deficit procedure for France Friday, confirming its deficit has dropped below 3% of GDP. They also issued budgetary recommendations to Hungary and Romania.

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EU activates retaliatory duties on US imports

EU activates retaliatory duties on US imports

by EUbusiness — 25 June 2018, 13:32 CET

The EU's 'rebalancing measures' in response to US tariffs on steel and aluminium came into effect Friday, targeting steel products, agricultural goods and other products worth some EUR 2.8 billion.

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Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

Malta breaking EU law on wild birds: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 22 June 2018, 00:03 CET

Malta has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law in its adoption of a derogation regime to allow the trapping of seven species of wild birds, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

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EU launches trade talks with New Zealand

EU launches trade talks with New Zealand

by EUbusiness — 22 June 2018, 00:03 CET

EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem launched negotiations Thursday for a comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand, aimed at removing barriers to trade in goods and services.

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EU agrees deal on free flow of non-personal data

EU agrees deal on free flow of non-personal data

by EUbusiness — 21 June 2018, 22:37 CET

The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a political agreement late Tuesday on new rules that will allow data to be stored and processed everywhere in the EU without unjustified restrictions.

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Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid

Luxembourg told to recover EUR 120m Engie state aid

by EUbusiness — 21 June 2018, 00:50 CET

Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade, without any valid justification, the European Commission found on Wednesday.

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EU confirms deal on energy savings and governance

EU confirms deal on energy savings and governance

by EUbusiness — 21 June 2018, 00:23 CET

EU decision-makers have reached agreement on a 32.5 per cent target for energy savings by 2030, as well as a new instrument to help EU Member States deliver on Europe's energy and climate goals.

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MEPs' copyright reform proposals cause Internet concern

MEPs' copyright reform proposals cause Internet concern

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2018, 23:55 CET

Plans to update EU copyright rules, including measures to monitor and filter virtually all uploads to the Internet, backed by MEPs Wednesday, have been termed a 'vote for mass internet censorship'.

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Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court

Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2018, 17:25 CET

Former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen MEP must repay almost EUR 300,000 to the European Parliament, the EU's top Court confirmed Tuesday, for the employment of a parliamentary assistant.

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Talks set to start on pan-European pension

Talks set to start on pan-European pension

by EUbusiness — 20 June 2018, 17:25 CET

EU states have asked the presidency to start negotiations with the Parliament on a proposal for a pan-European pension product that would make it easier for people to put money aside for their old age.

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