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EU okays funding mechanism for France Télévisions

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 20 July 2010, 23:05 CET |

The European Commission has approved the annual funding mechanism for France Télévisions, which is deemed to comply with the European Union's state aid rules.

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EU approves Swedish scheme supporting newspapers

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 20 July 2010, 23:05 CET |

The European Commission has concluded that a changed regime to support newspapers in Sweden is now in line under EU state aid rules.

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EU greenlights state aid for high speed internet in Estonia

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 20 July 2010, 23:05 CET |

The European Commission has authorised under the EU State aid rules Estonia's plans to support the establishment of a country wide high speed broadband infrastructure, the EstWin project.

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Sky Italia can participate in allocation of TV frequencies in Italy: EU

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 20 July 2010, 23:10 CET |

The European Commission has authorised Sky Italia, the Italian subsidiary of Newscorp, to participate in the future tender for the allocation of nationwide digital terrestrial television frequencies in Italy.

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EU to make cross border transportation of euro cash easier

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 July 2010, 19:33 CET |

The European Commission has adopted today a proposal for an EU Regulation to lift regulatory obstacles to professional cross-border transportation of euro cash by road between euro-area Member States.

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EU approves the acquisition of Giraud by French Geodis

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET |

The European Commission has approved, in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition by Geodis, which belongs to the SNCF group, of sole control of Giraud, an international road freight group.

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EU Member States back new rules for auctioning of emissions allowances

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET |

EU Member States supported today proposed rules for auctioning emission allowances valid for the third trading period of the EU ETS starting in 2013 as well as allowances to be used by aircraft operators already as from 2012.

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EU okays acquisition of French IMS by Jacquet Metals

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET |

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the French IMS International Metal Service by the Belgian JSA SA, the holding company of Jacquet Metals of France, both active in the distribution of steel products throughout the EU.

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EU safeguards taxpayers' right to VAT refunds

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 16 July 2010, 00:10 CET |
Filed under: EU Law, Headline1, Taxation, VAT

The European Commission is to postpone the deadline for the submission of VAT refund requests related to 2009, to give more time to taxpayers to apply for VAT refunds.

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EU asks Poland to comply with rules on flood prevention

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 14 July 2010, 18:31 CET |
Filed under: Poland, EU Law-environment

The European Commission asks Poland to comply with EU environmental legislation in the area of flood prevention and risk management.

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Poland must stop violating EU rules on internal gas market: EU

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 14 July 2010, 18:31 CET |
Filed under: Single Market, EU Law, Energy, gas, Poland

The European Commission has sent a request to Poland to stop the violations of the EU rules creating a Single Market for gas after Poland imposed an obligation on gas importers to store a certain percentage of gas in the country.

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EU to fast-track admission of third-country seasonal workers

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 13 July 2010, 11:15 CET |

The European Commission has proposed a fast-track procedure for admission of third-country seasonal workers. This would be based on common definitions and criteria, in particular the existence of a work contract or binding job offer.

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EU to ease mobility of non-EU corporate employees

The proposed Directive of the European Commission covers third-country nationals who reside outside the EU territory and apply to be admitted to the territory of a Member State in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer. The new conditions of entry and residence aim at helping international companies to rely on mobility of third-country national intra-corporate transferees (ICTs).

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EU to protect householders from gas supply crises

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 13 July 2010, 23:28 CET |

European householders would be protected from gas supply crises under legislation approved by the European Parliament's Industry Committee today.

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Easier divorces for cross-border couples

Posted by Ina Dimireva at 12 July 2010, 15:15 CET |

European Union governments gave 14 EU countries the green light to push forward with rules allowing international couples to select which country's law would apply to their divorce. The new rules, which still must be approved, will allow couples to avoid emotionally and financially costly proceedings.

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