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#EURecovery – Commissioner Breton opens talks with member states on removing barriers in the Single Market

#EURecovery – Commissioner Breton opens talks with member states on removing barriers in the Single Market

| June 12, 2020

Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton opened the first formal meeting with member states as part of the new Single Market Enforcement Task Force (SMET), which will work on addressing barriers in the Single Market. The Commissioner called on member states to work together to ensure better implementation and enforcement of common rules and strengthen the […]

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We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

| March 24, 2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, appointed to the job just over a month ago, announced the most significant set of British policy measures since the Second World War on Friday, 20 March.  The sweeping package—which includes a £30 billion tax holiday for corporations and a government commitment to pay part of citizens’ wages for the first time […]

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#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

#GDPR compliance: Manetu to the rescue?

| March 18, 2020

On 11 March, Swedish regulators slapped Google with a $7.6 million fine for failing to adequately respond to customers’ requests to have their personal information removed from the search engine’s listings. The penalty was the ninth-highest since the EU’s watershed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicked into force in May 2018–yet it paled in comparison to […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#SingleMarket has brought very tangible benefits to European citizens, says #EESC

#SingleMarket has brought very tangible benefits to European citizens, says #EESC

| May 23, 2019

The single market has been a great achievement. The EU needs to make sure citizens are aware that many of the very real benefits they have enjoyed in the past 25 years as consumers, business owners or workers are the result of the single market. This will help rally the support needed to make it […]

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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

| February 11, 2019

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance reached by the European Parliament and Council.  This Regulation will strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to improve checks on products on the EU market and remove unsafe and illegal products. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: “Whether it is […]

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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

| January 18, 2019

The Commission welcomes member states’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these treaties as well […]

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