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European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

European Parliament’s #Brexit negotiator – ‘Not so pessimistic’ about reaching deal

| November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens’ rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt (pictured) was quoted as saying. “It’s our goal to conclude the talks with an agreement. And I’m actually not so […]

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#ALDE welcomes modernized anti-dumping rules ‘to ensure highest trade standards’

#ALDE welcomes modernized anti-dumping rules ‘to ensure highest trade standards’

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, members of the European Parliament adopted new rules to counter unfair trade practices. The new legislation introduces a new methodology for calculating dumping margins for imports from third countries in case of significant market distortions or a pervasive state influence on the economy. It therefore contributes to a better protection of the […]

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#EGF: €3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs

#EGF: €3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

1,610 call centre workers laid off in Italy by Almaviva Contact SpA, will receive EU aid worth €3,347,370, following a plenary vote on Tuesday (14 November). Almaviva Contact SpA had to close its call centre in Rome in late 2016. This resulted in 1,664 workers being made redundant in total. The company’s revenue fell by […]

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MEPs demand finance ministers and Council step up fight against #TaxEvasion

MEPs demand finance ministers and Council step up fight against #TaxEvasion

| November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Council and finance ministers were sharply criticized by MEPs on Tuesday (14 November) for their lacklustre performance in fighting tax evasion and avoidance. The criticism came during an urgent debate prompted by the latest media leaks on offshore tax havens, dubbed the Paradise Papers.  Finance ministers should not hide behind unanimity rules in the […]

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#RoadSafety: Making driver-assistance systems compulsory in new cars

#RoadSafety: Making driver-assistance systems compulsory in new cars

| November 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

All new cars should be equipped with driver-assistance systems capable of detecting pedestrians, braking automatically or adapting the speed, according to MEPs. Every year, more than 25,000 people are killed and hundreds of thousands injured on Europe’s roads. About 90% of these accidents are due to human error. Many of them could be avoided by […]

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Buying #online: Parliament beefs up protection against fraudsters

Buying #online: Parliament beefs up protection against fraudsters

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new rules should help to increase consumers’ trust in cross-border e-commerce ©AP Images/European Union-EP  EU-wide rules to better protect consumers against scams and detect and stop rogue traders more swiftly were approved by MEPs on Tuesday (14 November) National enforcement authorities will have more powers to detect and halt online breaches of consumer protection […]

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‘Sámi Blood’ wins the 2017 #LUXFilmPrize

‘Sámi Blood’ wins the 2017 #LUXFilmPrize

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sámi Blood, a Swedish/Norwegian/Danish co-production, has won the 11th LUX Film Prize, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced in Strasbourg on Tuesday (14 November).      Mia Erika Sparrok and Lene Cecilia Sparrok © EU 2017 – EP  President Tajani congratulated the three finalists, including the winning film crew, and said: “The Lux Prize is […]

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