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#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

| December 18, 2018

Major protests are still ongoing in Hungary against the crackdown on civil liberties and the erosion of the rule of law by the governing authorities. People first took to the street last week after the adoption of the so-called ‘slavery law’ that allows employers to issue 400 hours of overtime to employees per year that […]

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#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

| December 18, 2018

From the outset of the COP24, international media coverage has harshly criticized the event’s Polish hosts for their “provocative” spotlighting of Poland’s coal industry and broader “coal addiction”. The controversies in Katowice have re-ignited tensions between Poland and the European Union over emissions targets, energy transitions, and the country’s enduring reliance on coal power. Beneath […]

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Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

| December 18, 2018

Will there soon be a digital tax targeting major tech companies? ©AP images/European Union-EP  MEPs have voted on the introduction of a digital tax, the first of its kind, targeting major tech companies. MEPs voted on two reports which call on the EU to introduce a common system for taxing digital services from tech giants, […]

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Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

| December 18, 2018

The EU has made online shopping a lot easier ©AP Images/European Union-EP  From ending country redirects to funding free wifi in public spaces, discover what the European Parliament has done in 2018 to improve your online experience. Travel, shop, watch and call throughout the EU with no barriers and no additional costs. This is what […]

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#BankingUnion – Agreement on measures to prevent accumulation of non-performing loans

#BankingUnion – Agreement on measures to prevent accumulation of non-performing loans

| December 18, 2018

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on prudential measures to further address non-performing loans (NPLs) in Europe. Today’s (18 December) political agreement is an important step to further reduce risks in the EU banking sector and strengthen its resilience, as highlighted in last week’s Euro Summit conclusions. […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves plan by #France, #Germany, #Italy and #UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

#StateAid – Commission approves plan by #France, #Germany, #Italy and #UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

| December 18, 2018

The European Commission has found that an integrated project jointly notified by France, Germany, Italy and the UK for research and innovation in microelectronics, a key enabling technology, is in line with EU state aid rules and contributes to a common European interest. The four member states will provide in the coming years up to […]

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#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

| December 18, 2018

Only two months after the launch of the Africa–Europe Alliance, the European Commission is presenting first progress on boosting investment and creating jobs in Africa. At the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe in Vienna, hosted jointly by the Austrian Presidency of the EU, notably by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and the […]

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