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Valdis Dombrovskis, Hartwig Löger © EU
04/12/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Council endorsed the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on a package of risk reduction measures in the banking sector and adopted an action plan to better tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. 

04/12/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health
Margarete Schrambock, Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
30/11/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Transport and travel

The Council reached agreement on its position (general approach) on the platform-to-business regulation and the general safety of vehicles regulation. 

Valdis Dombrovskis, Margaritis Schinas © EU
28/11/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The Commission takes stock of the latest developments as regards risk reduction in the banking sector and progress towards an even more integrated and stable EU financial system.

Alan Beattie, Cecilia Malmström © EU
27/11/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Employment and social rights / Enlargement, external relations and trade

EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in 2000. 14 million of these jobs are held by women. In addition, EU exports to the world generate €2.3 trillion of value added in the EU. 

Jyrki Katainen, Elżbieta Bieńkowska © EU
22/11/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

In a Communication published today, the Commission reveals how the Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – has helped bring investment back to a sustainable level in Europe, four years after its launch. 

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04/10/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

New rules aimed at removing obstacles to the free movement of non-personal data within the EU for companies and public authorities were adopted by MEPs.

03/10/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro
Carlos Moedas, Heinz Fassmann © EU
28/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Research and innovation

Ministers held a policy debate on the structure of the next EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon Europe, as well as on the Specific Programme implementing Horizon Europe. 

Trucks being scanned at Swedish border © EU
27/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

New figures released by the European Commission today show that customs authorities detained over 31 million fake and counterfeit products at the EU's external border with a street value of over €580 million.

Calculator and pen on VAT form © EU
21/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

While Member States' have carried out a lot of work to improve VAT collection, today's figures show that reform of the current EU VAT system combined with better cooperation at EU level are needed so that Member States can make full use of VAT revenues in their budgets.

Cecilia Malmström © EU
18/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade

The European Commission has today put forward a first set of ideas to modernise the WTO and to make international trade rules fit for the challenges of the global economy. 

12/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Justice and citizens’ rights
Jean-Claude Juncker © EU
12/09/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Enlargement, external relations and trade / Institutional affairs / Security and defence

President Juncker stresses the need for Europe to become more sovereign so as to be able to play a role in shaping global affairs. 

19/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro
Margrethe Vestager © EU
18/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Since 2011, Google has imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search.

ean-Claude Juncker,Werner Hoyer © EU
18/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has mobilised €335 billion in additional investment across the EU since July 2015. The Juncker Plan has made a clear impact on the EU economy and revolutionised the way innovation is financed in Europe.

17/07/2018 - Business, taxation and competition / Consumer affairs and public health

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