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#CETA: ‘If people want a double-check, let’s do it’

#CETA: ‘If people want a double-check, let’s do it’

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The trade deal between Canada and the EU is the latest trade agreement to attract controversy. Negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) have been concluded, but it will still need to be approved by the European Parliament, the Council and the national parliaments. On 31 August the international trade committee discussed the […]

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#PostedWorkers: Commission committed to rules that are clear and fair for all workers

#PostedWorkers: Commission committed to rules that are clear and fair for all workers

The European Commission announced today (20 July) that it will go ahead with its revision of the Posting of Workers Directive, the revisions included changes on: the remuneration of posted workers, rules on temporary agency workers, and long-term posting. The proposal sets means that posted workers will benefit from the same rules governing pay and working conditions […]

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#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The current EU system for fighting cross-border VAT fraud is not effective enough and is hampered by a lack of comparable data and indicators, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The EU has a battery of tools to fight against intra-Community VAT fraud, say the auditors, but some need to be […]

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#financialcrisis Report from European Court of Auditors analyzes EU response to 2008 financial crisis

#financialcrisis Report from European Court of Auditors analyzes EU response to 2008 financial crisis

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission was not prepared for the first requests for financial assistance during the 2008 financial crisis because warning signs had passed unnoticed, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors found that the Commission did succeed in managing assistance programmes which brought about reform, despite its lack of […]

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#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

#EUexternalborders EU to invest €1 billion in regions along its external borders

The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1 billion, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of the EU’s external borders. The European Commission has adopted a series of cross-border co-operation programmes totalling €1bn, supporting social and economic development in the regions on both sides of […]

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Oceana condemns decision by EU Fisheries Council on Baltic catch limits for 2016

Oceana condemns decision by EU Fisheries Council on Baltic catch limits for 2016

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 22 October, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU reached an agreement on the 2016 total allowable catches (TAC) for the Baltic Sea fish stocks. Regretfully, just like the last year, European ministers have yet again decided to ignore scientific advice for cod, setting the fishing limits well above sustainable levels. By doing so, ministers […]

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Inclusive labour markets in Europe will be discussed in Riga

Inclusive labour markets in Europe will be discussed in Riga

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

On 3 February the Latvian Minister of Welfare Uldis Augulis (pictured) will open the conference “Inclusive labour markets in Europe: the role of improved job quality and enhanced inclusion” organized by the Employment Committee of the Council of the European Union (EMCO) and the Social Protection Committee (SPC) of the EU Council. The conference will […]

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