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The European Commission has approved new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and the outermost regions from prior Commission scrutiny.
The Council discussed the new anti-dumping methodology and all ministers confirmed their support for the Council's negotiating mandate agreed on 3 May by EU Ambassadors.
Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission published today the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy. It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and outlines further actions on online platforms, data economy and cybersecurity.
Today's package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online in their home country or when working, living or doing business in another EU country and it will help ensure that commonly agreed EU rules are respected.
The Commission's investigation concluded the merger would have created a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments.
New tools to sharpen big EU firms’ focus on their long-run performance, by fostering their shareholders’ commitment to it, were approved by Parliament. They will include giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.
Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the EU agri-food sector, a new study shows.
The Council agreed its position on rules aimed at closing down 'hybrid mismatches' with the tax systems of third countries. It also set its priorities for the 2018 EU budget, calling for a realistic budget that strikes the right balance between fiscal consolidation and new investments conducive to growth and jobs.
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017.
Today the Commission is presenting an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU.
The European Commission has unveiled a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. Our proposals will allow consumers and companies, in particular start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell goods and services more easily online.
The Council adopted conclusions on measures to support early stage researchers and raise the attractiveness of scientific careers. It also agreed on a general approach to ban unjustified geo-blocking within the internal market and assessed the progress made on the single market strategy one year after its launch.
The EU leaders and Canada met on 30 October in Brussels and signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known as CETA.
The Commission has today announced plans to overhaul the way in which companies are taxed in the Single Market, delivering a growth-friendly and fair corporate tax system.
The Commission called upon Member States to support its efforts to provide the European Union with updated, strengthened and more robust trade defence instruments.
Revised EU rules to prevent trade in goods and services that may contribute to torture or execution were approved by MEPs.
Ministers discussed the collaborative economy. The debate showed considerable encouragement for a balanced development of the collaborative economy in Europe to the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.