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The Government has presented the major balances of the 2017 budget – the last budget of the five-year period.
Its three overarching priorities for the past five years will remain unchanged in 2017: fiscal consolidation, boosting growth and job creation and strengthening social justice.
The government approved at today's Cabinet meeting approved its additional real estate investments in the 2017 budget, which was decided in the spring, in addition to finance Tallinna Kalev stadium renovation and expansion of the school, and two hospitals.
According to the adjusted data of Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.1% and the gross debt level was 10.1% of the gross domestic product.
The government approved at today's cabinet meeting on the draft budget for 2017, which focuses on economic recovery and raising the people's welfare. The Prime Minister will give the draft budget to the Riigikogu on Wednesday of next week.
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the takeover of Microsoft's feature phone manufacturing and distribution business by FIH Mobile (Cayman Islands), a subsidiary of Hon Hai (Taiwan). The acquired business includes the manufacturing and distribution activities of Microsoft's feature phone business (mobile phones with limited Internet browsing and application capabilities). The Microsoft Corporation (United States) is a software, services and hardware provider.
One day before the summit in Bratislava, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway instituted proceedings against Hungary because we do not want to take in migrants from them, János Lázár, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office told the newspaper Magyar Nemzet in its Tuesday issue.
The European Commission has found that five public measures for purely local operations in Spain, Germany and Portugal involve no state aid because they are unlikely to affect trade between Member States. For these kinds of measures, Member States always have full autonomy to decide and invest state funds.
Today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the European Commission will announce its intention to allocate a further €40 million of emergency humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance for people in need in Yemen. The country is suffering from one of the world's largest humanitarian crises after a year and a half of conflict. An estimated 82% of the Yemeni population is in need of assistance.
As announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Address, Members of the College today discussed a revised draft of the rules needed to avoid abuses of the end of roaming charges in time for June 2017.
The European Commission will announce today its intention to release further humanitarian aid of €40 million to provide life-saving assistance such as health care, water, nutrition and food security for conflict-affected people in Yemen.
The Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH), the custodian of state assets, generated a net profit of EUR 19.13m in the first six months of the year. In the same period last year, the profit stood at EUR 30m.
On the last day of June, SSH had EUR 796.2m in assets and EUR 305.9m in capital, a posting on the website of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange shows.
Tuesday, September 20, the Cabinet of Ministers (Cabinet) meeting will consider the bill, which provides for amendments to the Latvian-Swiss convention concluded for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital.
According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2016, the producer price index of industrial output changed by 0.2% compared to July 2016 and by -1.3% compared to August 2015.
Public Administration Minister Arto Aas met today with Estonian Union of Towns and Municipalities of Estonia Union. Along with the government discussed the next four years, the budget for the future.
Nitto, a Japanese manufacturer of industrial foil and tape, has set up a new base in Flanders. The multinational’s new headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was officially opened in Leuven – in the presence of CEO Hideo Takasaki.
The European Union has announced the doubling of the bilateral assistance package in 2016 from €14.5 million in 2015 to €29 million in 2016 to Belarus.
Five actions worth €37.3 million to support youth, SMEs, maritime safety and border management in the Eastern Partnership.
The European Neighbourhood Policy in action: €129 million new EU support for socio-economic development, regional cooperation and youth empowerment in the Southern Neighbourhood region.
The Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Polish tax on the retail sector. The Commission has concerns that the progressive rates based on turnover give companies with a low turnover a selective advantage over their competitors in breach of EU state aid rules.
The European Commission has approved support for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, under EU state aid rules. The project will be financed by the European Investment Bank through the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, along with state aid granted by Lithuania.
This October attendees make their way to Dublin to participate in Europe’s Startup Festival. The RDS Arena hosts 150 exhibiting Startup companies coming from all over Europe and the U.S. This unique festival creates a single entry point for job talent and the public into our fast growing tech community.
Last year, a record number of 140 new international companies established their offices in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, and the city continues to attract new companies this year.
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In its Budget Bill, the Swedish Government states its intention to establish a gender equality agency. The agency will help ensure effective implementation of gender equality policy. Before the end of the year, the Government will also present a new national strategy, including an action plan for 2017–2020, to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. Some of the initiatives in the strategy are the result of negotiations with the Left Party.
Slovenia's registered unemployment rate was flat at 10.8% in July, but declined by 1.2 percentage points from the year before, shows the latest data by the Statistics Office.
The jobless rate was flat owing to a drop in the number of people in employment, which was down 0.3% to almost 817,000.
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