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#Italy strikes deal with Commission over #EUBudget – ministry spokeswoman

#Italy strikes deal with Commission over #EUBudget – ministry spokeswoman

| December 20, 2018

Italy has done a deal with the European Commission over its contested 2019 budget, a spokeswoman at the Economy Ministry said this week, adding that the accord would be formalized on Wednesday (19 December) in Brussels, writes Francesco Guarascio. The Commission rejected Italy’s expansionary draft budget in October, saying it was in clear breach of […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €20 million Italian scheme supporting noise reduction in rail freight transport

#StateAid – Commission approves €20 million Italian scheme supporting noise reduction in rail freight transport

| December 19, 2018

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €20 million aid scheme to support noise reduction of rail freight traffic in Italy. The aid will be granted through a reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of equipping rail freight wagons operating in Italy, which have been put into circulation before […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#Salvini says EU should show #Italy respect, no case for budget sanctions

#Salvini says EU should show #Italy respect, no case for budget sanctions

| November 22, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini (pictured) said this week that the European Union should show respect towards Italy and applying sanctions against it over its contested 2019 budget would be “ungenerous”, writes Sara Rossi. Italy is at loggerheads with the European Commission and many eurozone governments over the expansionary budget which the Commission has rejected, […]

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#Eurogroup worried over #Italy budget as it awaits Commission move

#Eurogroup worried over #Italy budget as it awaits Commission move

| November 22, 2018

Eurozone finance ministers remain worried about Italy’s budget row with the European Commission and are waiting for the next move from the EU executive this week before formally stepping up their pressure on Rome, top officials said this week, write Francesco Guarascio and Jan Strupczewski. The ministers were in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting on […]

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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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Proposed EU duties on rice would hurt European consumers, says #ConsumerChoiceCenter

Proposed EU duties on rice would hurt European consumers, says #ConsumerChoiceCenter

| November 8, 2018

The Italian government asked the European Commission to employ the safeguard clause on rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar in order to protect Italian rice growers. European Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center Luca Bertoletti criticized the request and said that it’s time the European Union stopped pushing forward protectionism. “The reasoning behind trade […]

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