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EU slaps EUR 254m fines on Japanese capacitor makers

EU slaps EUR 254m fines on Japanese capacitor makers

by EUbusiness — 21 March 2018, 23:38 CET

The Commission fined eight Japanese producers of capacitors a total of EUR 254 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel for the supply of aluminium and tantalum electrolytic capacitors.

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EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

EU financial interests can limit double jeopardy principle

by EUbusiness — 21 March 2018, 23:18 CET

The 'double jeopardy' principle may be limited to protect the financial interests of the EU and financial markets, but only in so far as necessary to meet their objectives, the EU court ruled Wednesday.

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Registration opens for free EU wireless hotspots

Registration opens for free EU wireless hotspots

by EUbusiness — 21 March 2018, 18:48 CET

The European Commission invited Europe's municipalities Tuesday to register their details for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces, ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May.

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MEPs and Council strike posting of workers deal

MEPs and Council strike posting of workers deal

by EUbusiness — 21 March 2018, 18:48 CET

Workers sent temporarily to another EU country would from now on get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under a provisional deal agreed on Tuesday between MEPs and EU Ministers.

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EU targets tech giants with 'fair' digital tax

EU targets tech giants with 'fair' digital tax

by EUbusiness — 21 March 2018, 18:46 CET

New rules to tax tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon in a 'fair and growth-friendly way' would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws for the digital economy, says the EU Commission.

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Education vital for integration of migrants: report

Education vital for integration of migrants: report

by EUbusiness — 20 March 2018, 22:44 CET

Immigrant students struggle to integrate in schools in some EU states, says a new OECD report mandated by the Commission, confirming the need to promote inclusive education and common values.

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EU, UK agree 'decisive step' towards Brexit

EU, UK agree 'decisive step' towards Brexit

by EUbusiness — 20 March 2018, 18:28 CET

The joint legal text presented Monday by EU and UK Brexit negotiators is a 'decisive step' towards an international agreement for Britain's orderly withdrawal from the EU, said EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

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New European framework promotes quality apprenticeships

New European framework promotes quality apprenticeships

by EUbusiness — 15 March 2018, 23:07 CET

EU employment ministers boosted the development of a skilled and qualified workforce Thursday with the adoption of a recommendation for a European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships.

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Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs

Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs

by EUbusiness — 15 March 2018, 18:29 CET

The European Parliament approved Thursday a harmonised corporate tax system plan to tax digital firms where they earn their profits and to calculate their tax bills according to their online activities.

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MEPs back association agreement for future EU-UK relations

MEPs back association agreement for future EU-UK relations

by EUbusiness — 14 March 2018, 23:35 CET

An association agreement between the EU and the UK could provide an appropriate framework for their future relationship, the European Parliament said Wednesday taking into the UK government's red lines.

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Brussels proposes to toughen EU visa policy

Brussels proposes to toughen EU visa policy

by EUbusiness — 14 March 2018, 23:34 CET

The EU Commission proposed Wednesday changes to the EU's common visa policy, to deal with security concerns, migration challenges and opportunities offered by technological developments.

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Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes

Advisers set for tighter EU scrutiny over tax schemes

by EUbusiness — 14 March 2018, 00:10 CET

EU Member States reached political agreement Tuesday on new transparency rules for tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.

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New EU rules promote competition in cross-border parcel delivery services

New EU rules promote competition in cross-border parcel delivery services

by EUbusiness — 13 March 2018, 22:47 CET

New rules to provide clearer information on Europe-wide prices of parcel delivery services and boost consumer confidence in cross-border shopping and shipping were approved Tuesday by MEPs.

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EU experts urge code of practice to counter fake news

EU experts urge code of practice to counter fake news

by EUbusiness — 13 March 2018, 00:15 CET

A Code of Practices for online platforms and social networks is one of a series of recommendations put forward Monday by a high-level group of experts set up by the EU to counter the spread of disinformation.

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China still tops EU dangerous products report

China still tops EU dangerous products report

by EUbusiness — 12 March 2018, 23:32 CET

53 per cent of dangerous consumer goods reported to the EU originate in China, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Vera Jourova said Monday as she presented the 2017 annual report on dangerous goods.

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Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market

Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market

by EUbusiness — 12 March 2018, 23:29 CET

The EU Commission outlined another step towards the development of its Capital Markets Union Monday by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing barriers to cross-border investments.

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Fintech action plan to boost innovation in financial services

Fintech action plan to boost innovation in financial services

by EUbusiness — 08 March 2018, 23:17 CET

Europe should become a global hub for FinTech innovation, the Commission said Thursday as it unveiled a plan to harness opportunities offered by technology-enabled innovation in financial services.

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Brussels looks to sustainable finance plan to reach climate targets

Brussels looks to sustainable finance plan to reach climate targets

by EUbusiness — 08 March 2018, 17:59 CET

The Commission unveiled a financial strategy to support EU climate and sustainable development goals Thursday, with extra investments of EUR 180 bn a year needed to achieve 2030 targets agreed in Paris.

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Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court

by EUbusiness — 08 March 2018, 13:10 CET

An airline operating only the first leg of a connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

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Structural weakness holding back growth: EU economic reports

Structural weakness holding back growth: EU economic reports

by EUbusiness — 08 March 2018, 00:19 CET

The EU Commission published Wednesday its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations.

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