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Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks is lawful. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.  The Supreme Court ruled uninanimously that MUP legislation did […]

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#FriendsofEurope: Speak up, Brussels! It’s time to emphasize the EU’s virtues

#FriendsofEurope: Speak up, Brussels! It’s time to emphasize the EU’s virtues

| November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

This has been a roller-coaster year for Europe. It opened amidst widespread despondency, chiefly over Brexit but also over the rising tide of populism, then perked up when euro-enthusiast Emmanuel Macron was elected to the French presidency, and now is drifting back towards the doldrums, writes Giles Merritt of Friends of Europe. The momentum for […]

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#PananaPapers report ‘shows why EU must get its rules in order’

#PananaPapers report ‘shows why EU must get its rules in order’

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The release of the European Parliament’s report into the Panama Papers on 9 November is a timely reminder why the EU needs to get its anti-money laundering and tax avoidance rules in order. In the face of growing revelations from the Paradise Papers, next Tuesday (14 November) the EU has the opportunity to show the world […]

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#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

As tedious and tiresome as discussions have become in the UK itself, the truth is that Brexit is creating a new reality for the whole of Europe. Crucially, however, its effect will be judged by history not only to be political and economic, but also human. Aside from the many millions of Continentals and Brits […]

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#G5SahelForce: Time to change the conversation

#G5SahelForce: Time to change the conversation

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a region in which political stability and poverty act as catalysts for Islamist militancy, European leaders are touting the G5 Sahel Force – a multinational military initiative made up of troops from Mali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania –as the first line of defence against the creeping influence of al-Qaeda and Islamic State […]

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From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Union countries had already been looking to agree a blacklist of tax havens after last year’s Panama Papers revelations on offshore wealth, but the latest set of leaks pointing to potential cases of tax avoidance on a mass scale is adding urgency to that drive. EU finance ministers have brought forward to today (7 November) […]

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#ParadisePapers: ‘It’s time for a global response’

#ParadisePapers: ‘It’s time for a global response’

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ‘Paradise Papers’ have once again highlighted the failure of governments around the world to deal with the scourge of tax dodging and financial crime facilitated by offshore financial centres, and we commend the ICIJ on their fearless investigative journalism. The Tax Justice Network is calling on world leaders to commit finally to ending tax […]

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