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Germany and France to lead post-#Brexit EU in further integration

Germany and France to lead post-#Brexit EU in further integration

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

More EU integration is a “foregone conclusion”, and France and Germany will take the lead on post-Brexit reforms starting this year, the European Union’s second-in-command said, adding that he hoped the East-West split in the bloc would heal, write Gabriela Baczynska and Jan Strupczewski. Britain’s vote to leave the EU plunged the bloc into an existential […]

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#Google: European Commission imposes €2.42 billion fine for abusing its dominant market position

#Google: European Commission imposes €2.42 billion fine for abusing its dominant market position

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. The company must now end the conduct within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to 5% of […]

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#Kazakhstan: A model of inter-ethnic tolerance and social harmony

#Kazakhstan: A model of inter-ethnic tolerance and social harmony

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the continuing turmoil in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East, the West is searching for allies and countries of stability to fight violent extremism. Step forward Kazakhstan, a country that has actually been promoting a “dialogue of civilizations” for some years. While it only gained independence in 1991 Kazakhstan inherited a unique system […]

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#FriendsofEurope: Rivalry, resilience and resistance – the new normal of a changed world

#FriendsofEurope: Rivalry, resilience and resistance – the new normal of a changed world

Geopolitical competition and rivalry – among nations, people, banks, businesses and just about everyone else – continues to tear us apart. But, there is also a new resilience in the system and in people. Shocks happen, we are shaken – and then we bounce back. And if we don’t like what is happening, we make […]

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#China: How digital tools can boost EU-China tourism

#China: How digital tools can boost EU-China tourism

Ctrip CEO Jane Jie Sun delivering a presentation on digital tourism at the European Parliament On the occasion of the 19th EU-China Bilateral Summit, ChinaEU organized a seminar with key members of the European Parliament in preparation of the EU-China Tourism Year that will be held in 2018. Guest speakers were Jane Jie Sun, CEO […]

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Clearer #energy labelling: Improved energy efficiency

Clearer #energy labelling: Improved energy efficiency

On 26 June, the Council adopted without debate a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling which replaces the current legislation (Directive 2010/30/EU) retaining its main principles but further clarifying, strengthening and extending its scope. The energy labelling framework allows customers to be more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household […]

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#Brexit: British manufacturing says there is a ‘tipping point after which it becomes almost impossible to retain or attract employees from Europe’

#Brexit: British manufacturing says there is a ‘tipping point after which it becomes almost impossible to retain or attract employees from Europe’

The EEF, the UK’s organisation representing British manufacturing have found that a third of manufacturers surveyed said that their business needs cannot be found among UK nationals, while others say they recruit EU nationals because they have a better work ethic, have foreign language skills, or because they are part of an intra-company transfer programme. […]

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