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Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The new approach builds on Europe’s excellent trade track record. EU companies export nearly … Continue reading

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Refugee Crisis: European Commission reports on progress in implementation of priority actions

Ahead of the European Council of 15 October, the Commission has today put on the table a Communication describing the State of Play of the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda on Migration. This Communication to the … Continue reading

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Horizon 2020: new Work Programme supports Europe’s growth, jobs and competitiveness

Spanning seven years (2014 to 2020) and working with a budget of €77 billion, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation funding programme ever. Today, the European Commission adopted the second of its two-year work programmes setting out … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on the Action Plan for Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation in the EU

Corporate taxation in the EU needs to be fundamentally reformed. Today’s corporate tax systems in EU Member States were conceived in the 1930s, when cross-border trade was more limited, business models were simpler and products were tangible. But as business … Continue reading

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Commission launches public consultation on corporate tax transparency

The European Commission is today launching a public consultation on corporate tax transparency in the EU. This consultation aims to find out whether requiring companies to disclose more information about the taxes they pay could help tackle tax avoidance and … Continue reading

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Antitrust: Commission fines parking heaters producer €68 million in cartel settlement

The European Commission found that two German producers of automotive parts, Eberspächer and Webasto, have breached EU antitrust rules prohibiting cartels and restrictive business practices. They coordinated prices and allocated customers with regards to fuel-operated parking heaters (which heat parked … Continue reading

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Congratulatory Message by President Juncker to Mr. Andrzej Duda for his election as President of Poland, 26 May 2015

Dear President-elect, I would like to congratulate you on your election as President of Poland. I am confident that under your Presidency, Poland will continue to be a positive force for European integration and its economic development. I count on … Continue reading

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Georgia: EU disburses €13 million grant in Macro-Financial Assistance

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, disbursed €13 million in grants to Georgia. This represents the grant part of the first tranche of the EU’s €46 million Macro-Financial Assistance programme (MFA) for Georgia approved in August 2013. This … Continue reading

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Commission and Parliament Implement New Rules on Transparency Register

A new version of the EU Transparency Register is being launched today following joint work by the European Commission and the European Parliament. This ‘second generation’ of the Register implements the provisions of the revised Inter-institutional Agreement signed between the … Continue reading

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International financial institutions boost investment in central and south-eastern Europe

Nearly €25 billion provided under Joint Action Plan of EIB Group, EBRD, World Bank Group The European Investment Bank Group (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank Group, including its private sector arm, the … Continue reading

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