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Animal Health: EU commits close to €161 million to combat animal diseases and zoonoses in 2016

The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen the protection of human and animal health. Given the serious impact that … Continue reading

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International Trade in Services – EU surplus down to almost €163 bn in 2014 – The USA and EFTA countries, main trading partners

The European Union (EU) surplus in trade in services decreased in 2014 for the first time over the last five years. It stood at €162.9 bn in 2014, compared with €175.6 bn in 2013. This is the result of EU … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of MRH by Lone Star

The European Commission has concluded that selective tax advantages granted by Belgium under its “excess profit” tax scheme are illegal under EU state aid rules. The scheme has benefitted at least 35 multinationals mainly from the EU, who must now … Continue reading

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Belgian “Excess Profit” tax scheme – Statement by Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

The European Commission has concluded today that the Belgian “excess profit” tax scheme is illegal under EU state aid rules. It gave tax reductions of around 700 million euros to at least 35, mainly European companies. Belgium now has to … Continue reading

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State aid: Commission concludes Belgian “Excess Profit” tax scheme illegal; around €700 million to be recovered from 35 multinational companies

The European Commission has concluded that selective tax advantages granted by Belgium under its “excess profit” tax scheme are illegal under EU state aid rules. The scheme has benefitted at least 35 multinationals mainly from the EU, who must now … Continue reading

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March guest photographer contest topic: women and girls

Take part in our new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send us your photo inspired by the theme of … Continue reading

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Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the impact of fighting in Yemen

The impact on the civilian population, in particular on children, of the ongoing fighting between different militias, bombardments and disruption of essential services is reaching alarming proportions and exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation. The airstrike on the Al-Marzaq camp … Continue reading

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1. Review of financial, economic and monetary developments and policy options

Financial market developments Mr Cœuré reviewed recent financial market developments. Since the Governing Council’s previous monetary policy meeting on 21-22 January 2015, the announcement of the ECB’s expanded asset purchase programme (APP) had had a significant impact on euro area … Continue reading

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2 April 2015 – 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting

The European Central Bank, Europol and the European Commission jointly organised the 3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting. The conference was held at the ECB’s new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main from 24 to 27 … Continue reading

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