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EU gross box office topped EUR 7 billion in 2017 for third year running

EU gross box office topped EUR 7 billion in 2017 for third year running

| July 16, 2018

  Based on provisional data, cumulative GBO in the EU Member States topped the EUR 7 billion benchmark once again, reaching an estimated EUR 7.02 billion in 2017. While dropping 0.3% on the previous year, this still represents – not adjusted for inflation – the third highest level ever recorded. With the pan-European average ticket […]

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#ESDE – Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review confirms positive trends but highlights challenges, in particular linked to #Automation and #Digitalization

#ESDE – Employment and Social Developments in Europe: 2018 review confirms positive trends but highlights challenges, in particular linked to #Automation and #Digitalization

| July 16, 2018

The Commission has published the 2018 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. This year’s edition confirms the ongoing positive labour market trends as well as an improving social situation. The numbers of people in employment reached new record levels. At the same time we witness rising disposable incomes and […]

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#Eurozone budget could be conditional on discipline – IMF’s Lagarde

#Eurozone budget could be conditional on discipline – IMF’s Lagarde

| July 10, 2018

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday (7 July) that a proposed joint eurozone budget could be designed with conditions so that it does not become a no-strings-attached transfer of rich countries’ cash to poorer members, writes Leigh Thomas. The leaders of France and Germany agreed last month on a proposal for such a […]

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#AccidentalAmericans: EU must stand up to US over double taxation of EU citizens #FACTA

#AccidentalAmericans: EU must stand up to US over double taxation of EU citizens #FACTA

| July 9, 2018

S&D MEPs have called for the European Commission to act to protect EU citizens affected by the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The US is one of only two countries in the world to tax people based on citizenship rather than place of residence.   S&D Group spokesperson for the Parliament’s petitions committee, […]

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China’s debt trap diplomacy—now threatening Europe?

China’s debt trap diplomacy—now threatening Europe?

| July 7, 2018

China and 16 Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (the so-called 16+1 Group) are meeting in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to discuss avenues for further cooperation. Depending on what is agreed at the summit, the meeting could have profound implications for the European Union as a whole. 11 of the 16 CEE nations are EU […]

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Why More Businesses Plan to Move to Europe in Response to #Tariffs

Why More Businesses Plan to Move to Europe in Response to #Tariffs

| July 6, 2018

The recent introduction of tariffs by the US government prompted a response from the European Union. New tariffs were introduced as a retaliatory action against US products, causing those products to be less competitive in the European market. The move could be the start of a bigger trade war with the United States, especially since […]

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MEPs return #MobilityPackage proposals to committee for further consideration

MEPs return #MobilityPackage proposals to committee for further consideration

| July 6, 2018

MEPs rejected proposed amendments to the Mobility Package road haulage reform proposals and referred them back to the Transport Committee for reconsideration. In a vote on Wednesday, the Full House rejected Transport Committee amendments to the proposals on updating drivers’ rest time rules, cabotage and posting of drivers and referred them back to the committee […]

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