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EIB approves €5 billion financing for innovation, renewables and housing

EIB approves €5 billion financing for innovation, renewables and housing

| September 21, 2018

Sustainable transport, renewable energy, industrial innovation, social housing, internet and mobile telecommunications investment will benefit from €5 billion of new financing approved by the European Investment Bank (EIB). During the two-day meeting in Bucharest this week the Board of the European Investment Bank decided to support transformational projects across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the […]

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#SingleDigitalGateway – A one-stop shop for all your online paperwork

#SingleDigitalGateway – A one-stop shop for all your online paperwork

| September 20, 2018

A new web portal will make common administration procedures much easier. Photo by Chiheb Chakchouk on Unsplash  A one-stop shop for all of the EU’s most common administration procedures will make it easier for people to interact with public administrations. Whether requesting a birth certificate or applying for a business permit, bureaucratic procedures can be […]

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#CopyrightDirective – EPP Group leads European Parliament in protection of independent journalism

#CopyrightDirective – EPP Group leads European Parliament in protection of independent journalism

| September 12, 2018

The European Parliament stands behind journalists, creators, authors, publishers and legitimate copyright right-holders. This is the outcome of today’s (12 September) vote on a new Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market. “Our main goal is not only to adjust intellectual property rules to today’s technical development, but also to support artists’ creations and protect […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 10, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”, he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control of #WindTre by #Hutchison, subject to conditions

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of sole control of #WindTre by #Hutchison, subject to conditions

| September 7, 2018

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation Hutchison’s acquisition of sole control of Wind Tre, currently controlled by Hutchison and VEON. Wind Tre was created in 2016 from the combination of the activities of VimpelCom’s (now VEON) subsidiary WIND with those of Hutchison’s subsidiary H3G, respectively the third and fourth largest operators […]

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#Brexit means possible job losses for Wales

#Brexit means possible job losses for Wales

| September 6, 2018

Welsh Labour MEP Derek Vaughan (pictured) has warned that the possible job losses at Airbus will be the first of many in Wales as other big employers prepare for Brexit, writes Colin Stevens. His warning follows comments from Airbus COO Tom Williams who said thousands of Welsh jobs are at risk at Airbus and suppliers in North Wales as […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over #VICLPs by #IvanhoeCambridge and #PSPIB

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of joint control over #VICLPs by #IvanhoeCambridge and #PSPIB

| September 4, 2018

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over VIC Strategic Multifamily Partners LPs (the “VIC LPs”) of the USby Ivanhoe Cambridge and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSPIB”), both of Canada. The VIC LPs, currently solely controlled by Ivanhoe Cambridge, own and manage residential real estate […]

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