03.03.2020

Goodbye competition. Hello industrial strategy. – politico.eu

https://www.politico.eu/article/goodbye-competition-hello-industrial-strategy-europe/ By Simon Van Dorpe Paris and Berlin want strategy to prioritize industrial ‘champions’ over antitrust rulebook. Europe’s cozy competition bubble is about to be burst by politics. Brussels is the global capital of competition law and for decades it has been a relatively safe pond for thousands of slow-swimming lawyers and officials. While politics […]

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15.02.2020

EU budget battle joined ahead of summit showdown – politico.eu

Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP via Getty Images https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-budget-battle-joined-ahead-of-summit-showdown/ Hans von der Burchard contributed reporting  Welcome to the Hunger Games, EU edition. Every seven years, leaders from each EU country convene in Brussels for a fierce competition over the size of the bloc’s next long-term budget, and an even more ferocious fight over how — and […]

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07.02.2020

Brexit and the EU’s future – euractiv.com

BREXIT. It does feel strange, but from now on, Brussels will be considering relations with the United Kingdom as ‘external action’. While the irony of this was perfectly caught in this tweet, EURACTIV’s Brexit editor looked at the ‘dawn of a new era’. But even before the European Parliament sealed the Brexit bill for good and the United […]

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02.01.2020

Wind of change in Europe’s defence policy – euractiv.com

Alexandra Brzozowski European defence dilemma With the recent creation of DG Defence Industry and Space, under Frenchman Thierry Breton, the EU aims to deal with the bloc’s fragmented defence industry and bring current defence initiatives such as the EU’s permanent structured cooperation (PESCO), the yet to be created European Defence Fund (EDF) and a possible […]

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31.12.2019

Here comes European protectionism – politico.eu

Illustration by Dale Crosby Close for POLITICO https://www.politico.eu/article/european-protectionism-trade-technology-defense-environment/ Hans von der Burchard, Jacopo Barigazzi and Kalina Oroschakoff The next five years of EU policy will be about defending the bloc’s interests. After decades of championing the dissolution of barriers and borders, Europe is battening down the hatches. Ursula von der Leyen has set herself a […]

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05.11.2019

Multinationals should disclose tax information in each country they operate – europarl.europa.eu

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20170629IPR78639/multinationals-should-disclose-tax-information-in-each-country-they-operate Multinationals should publicly disclose how much tax they pay, and where Disclosure includes taxes paid outside the EU  Measures embrace companies with worldwide turnover of €750 million or more Large firms must make information about the tax they pay in each country in the world publicly available, say MEPs after a debate and vote […]

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21.10.2019

Parliament’s reading of the 2020 EU budget

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/fr/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2019)642254 During the October II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to decide on amendments to the Council’s position on the draft EU budget for 2020. The report of the Committee on Budgets reverses the cuts proposed by the Council, with the exception of funds for Turkey. Furthermore, it proposes a considerable increase in […]

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