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#Europol: Eight of Europe’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals captured thanks to general public

#Europol: Eight of Europe’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals captured thanks to general public

Six months after the launch of the ‘Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives’ website, a platform hosted by Europol, 14 of the fugitives wanted by EU member states have successfully been put behind bars. In at least eight of these arrests, the leads provided via the online platform played a direct role in locating the fugitives. Requesting the […]

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#China: Commission imposes definitive anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel products

#China: Commission imposes definitive anti-dumping measures on Chinese steel products

The EU has imposed today (29 July) definitive anti-dumping measures on Chinese imports of high fatigue performance reinforcement bars (HFP rebars), a steel product widely used for reinforcing concrete in constructions. HFP rebars are a specific type corresponding to the standard used in the UK and in Ireland, which are produced in several EU member […]

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Commission awards €11 million in emergency funding to #Greece and #Italy

Commission awards €11 million in emergency funding to #Greece and #Italy

The European Commission has today (29 July) awarded an extra €11 million in emergency funding to Greece and Italy under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to strengthen the reception and registration capacity in Greece and support search and rescue activities by Italy at sea. €7.3m is awarded to the Greek Reception and Identification Service to […]

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#StateAid: Commission authorizes alternative income tax regime for wholesale diamond sector in Belgium

#StateAid: Commission authorizes alternative income tax regime for wholesale diamond sector in Belgium

The European Commission has found that Belgian corporate tax provisions applicable to the wholesale diamond sector were in line with EU state aid rules. The provisions do not selectively favour certain companies and therefore involve no state aid within the meaning of EU rules. In May 2015, Belgium notified to the Commission plans to introduce […]

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Spring 2016 #StandardEurobarometer: Strong public support for Commission’s political priorities

Spring 2016 #StandardEurobarometer: Strong public support for Commission’s political priorities

Europeans see immigration and terrorism as the major challenges facing the EU at the moment, and they support the political priorities of the European Commission. These are two key results of the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey published today (29 July). The survey was carried out between 21 and 31 May 2016 in 34 countries and […]

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#Tax fraud: 75% of Europeans want EU to do more to fight it

#Tax fraud: 75% of Europeans want EU to do more to fight it

Only death and taxes are certain in life – as the cliché goes – but that doesn’t mean you have to like either. In the case of taxes, it’s made worse by not everyone paying their fair share. According to the latest Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament, 75% of all Europeans believe the […]

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#HinkleyPoint: EDF puts cork back in champagne bottle

#HinkleyPoint: EDF puts cork back in champagne bottle

The Électricité de France (EDF) board gathered on 28 July to make the long-anticipated ‘final investment decision’ on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant. After long discussions, the EDF board announced that the project would go ahead. According to EDF: “Hinkley will coincide with perfect continuity with the start-up of the EPR at […]

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