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Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

Employment and social developments in Europe: #LabourMarket outlook remains broadly positive

| September 23, 2019

The autumn edition of the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review published today confirms that the EU labour market continues to break records, with 241.4 million people in employment in the EU (160 million in the eurozone) during the second quarter of 2019. EU employment has been growing for 25 consecutive quarters, […]

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Green light for a #PermanentTaxCommittee

Green light for a #PermanentTaxCommittee

| September 18, 2019

Co-ordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee of the European Parliament have agreed to create a permanent sub-committee on tax and financial crime. The Conference of Presidents of the Parliament will now need to approve the sub-committee and the precise mandate has yet to be agreed. The sub-committee follows on from three special committees […]

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EU tax transparency tools prove effective in the fight against #TaxEvasion and #TaxAvoidance

EU tax transparency tools prove effective in the fight against #TaxEvasion and #TaxAvoidance

| September 17, 2019

EU tax transparency rules on the automatic exchange of information between member states are delivering addedvalue when it comes to countries’ ability to crack down on tax avoidance, according to an evaluation published by the Commission. The report provides a first snapshot of the commonly agreed legislation underpinning the obligatory automatic exchange of tax information […]

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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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#Kazakhstan and #China leaders agree to develop long-term strategic partnership

#Kazakhstan and #China leaders agree to develop long-term strategic partnership

| September 13, 2019

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during an 11 September meeting in Beijing to “develop a long-term, strategic and comprehensive partnership”, reports The Akorda, writes Dilshat Zhussupova. L-R: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo credit: akorda.kz. “We believe that China’s success is an important basis for the […]

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#EUstrivesformore – President-elect von der Leyen unveils her ‘geopolitical Commission’

#EUstrivesformore – President-elect von der Leyen unveils her ‘geopolitical Commission’

| September 10, 2019

Today (10 September), President-elect Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission college. The new structure reflects the priorities and ambitions set out in the Political Guidelines that received broad support from the European Parliament in July, writes Catherine Feore. VDL wants the EU to lead on a […]

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EU-#Cuba Joint Council, 09/09/2019

EU-#Cuba Joint Council, 09/09/2019

| September 9, 2019

The EU-Cuba Joint Council met for the second time on 9 September 2019 in Havana, Cuba. It discussed how to maintain momentum in the implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which has been provisionally applied since November 2017. The Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement between the EU and Cuba is a sign of the […]

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