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#Brexit – ‘If there is a solution to the current impasse, it can only be found in London’ Ciamba

#Brexit – ‘If there is a solution to the current impasse, it can only be found in London’ Ciamba

| March 19, 2019

Following today’s (19 March) with Europe Ministers, the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK needs to make choices. Should Prime Minister May request an extension, Barnier said that the 27 EU leaders will consider the reason for and usefulness of an extension, writes Catherine Feore. Ministers said that leaders will need a […]

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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the terrorist attacks in #Christchurch

| March 15, 2019

“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the two terrorist attacks that took place in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier today (15 March). “We stand in full solidarity with the people and authorities of New Zealand at this extremely difficult time and stand ready to support in […]

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Commission welcomes agreement on new rules paving the way for better #VAT collection on online sales

Commission welcomes agreement on new rules paving the way for better #VAT collection on online sales

| March 14, 2019

The Commission has welcomed the agreement reached by member states on detailed measures needed to simplify VAT rules for sales of goods online, also ensuring that online marketplaces play their part in the fight against tax fraud. The new rules agreed today will ensure a smooth introduction of the new VAT measures for e-commerce agreed in […]

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Merkel’s protege ready to ‘tango’ with #Macron, but don’t mention the #Eurozone

Merkel’s protege ready to ‘tango’ with #Macron, but don’t mention the #Eurozone

| March 14, 2019

The main takeaway from German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s (pictured) response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s call to reinvigorate the EU is that she is different from Chancellor Angela Merkel only in style, not in substance, writes Joseph Nasr. Kramp-Karrenbauer, the woman most likely to succeed Merkel, is more outspoken than the prudent chancellor and does […]

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#FairTaxation – EU updates list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions

#FairTaxation – EU updates list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions

| March 14, 2019

EU finance ministers have updated the EU list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international standards. Over the course of last year, the Commission […]

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#Births and #Fertility – More than 5 million births in EU in 2017 – Women in EU have first child on average at 29

#Births and #Fertility – More than 5 million births in EU in 2017 – Women in EU have first child on average at 29

| March 13, 2019

In 2017, 5.075 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.148 million in 2016. The total fertility rate in the EU stood at 1.59 births per woman in 2017, compared with 1.60 in 2016. The highest total fertility rate since the start of comparable time series was in 2010 when it reached 1.62, still […]

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#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

#Brexit – ‘Let’s bring the UK’s withdrawal to an orderly end. We owe it to history’ Juncker

| March 12, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May made a last-minute decision to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg on 11 March, to find a solution to concerns about the Irish backstop. The deal will be presented in the House of Commons today (12 March), but initial questions in the British parliament suggest that there is […]

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