Tag: Luxembourg

Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

| March 14, 2018

MEPs called on the 11 member states that haven’t ratified the Istanbul Convention to do so, in a plenary debate with Commissioner Ansip on Monday evening (12 March). To date, the 11 member states that still haven’t ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence, known as the […]

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#Luxembourg to advocate ‘delegation’ model after #Brexit  says finance minister

#Luxembourg to advocate ‘delegation’ model after #Brexit says finance minister

| January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Luxembourg’s Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna (pictured) said on Friday (19 January) the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another country, writes Tomo Uetake. His comments pit the tiny and wealthy country against some eurozone heavyweights, which want to tighten ‘delegation’ rules […]

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Commission proposes to invest €1 billion in world-class European #supercomputers

Commission proposes to invest €1 billion in world-class European #supercomputers

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has unveiled its plans to invest jointly with member states in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure. Supercomputers are needed to process ever larger amounts of data and bring benefits to society in many areas from health care and renewable energy to car safety and cybersecurity. The step is crucial for the […]

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European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a #EuropeanDefenceUnion

European Commission welcomes first operational steps towards a #EuropeanDefenceUnion

| December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has welcomed the decision adopted on 11 December by the Council formally establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the plans presented by 25 EU member states to work together on a first set of 17 collaborative defence projects. President Juncker said: “In June I said it was time to wake up the Sleeping Beauty of the Lisbon Treaty: […]

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#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

#Defence: European Commission welcomes steps towards #PermanentStructuredCooperation

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Juncker has been calling for a stronger Europe on security and defence since his election campaign, saying in April 2014: “I believe that we need to take more seriously the provisions of the existing Treaty that allow those European countries who want to do this to progressively build up a common European defence. I […]

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#StateAid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to #Amazon worth around €250 million

#StateAid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to #Amazon worth around €250 million

The European Commission has concluded that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it allowed Amazon to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Luxembourg must now recover the illegal aid. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said “Luxembourg gave […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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