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EU tax commissioner slams US plans on #TechTax

EU tax commissioner slams US plans on #TechTax

| February 19, 2020

A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a “safe harbor” plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday (18 February), writes Francesco Guarascio. Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be […]

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#ACT – Commercial TV welcomes digital age communication and calls on Commission to focus on meaningful online platform responsibility

#ACT – Commercial TV welcomes digital age communication and calls on Commission to focus on meaningful online platform responsibility

| February 19, 2020

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) is the voice of commercial television in Brussels since 1989 defending policies that drive media pluralism, high quality content and editorial responsibility. ACT members warmly welcome today’s Communication on a Europe fit for the Digital Age, writes ACT. We support the three pillars set out and the […]

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EU and 16 countries agree on interim WTO appellate body following US blockage

EU and 16 countries agree on interim WTO appellate body following US blockage

| January 27, 2020

The EU and ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement (24 January) that will allow the participating members to preserve a functioning, two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO in disputes among them, following the US blockage of new appointments to the appellate body […]

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Irish are the most enthusiastic about EU membership

Irish are the most enthusiastic about EU membership

| January 8, 2020

Irish people continue to be the most enthusiastic about EU membership. A new Eurobarometer Report shows that 63 per cent of Irish people have a positive image of the EU. The EU average is 42 per cent with the share lowest in Greece and the Czech Republic at 31 per cent. Tim Hayes of the […]

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#BOE – Britain set to announce next Bank of England governor

#BOE – Britain set to announce next Bank of England governor

| December 17, 2019

Britain’s government is set to announce its choice for the next boss of the Bank of England, one of its most pressing decisions after last week’s election victory of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, write Andy Bruce and William Schomberg. Below are possible contenders to replace Mark Carney as governor of the BoE which oversees the […]

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Evidence suggests #Health is on table in UK-US trade talks – Labour’s McDonnell

Evidence suggests #Health is on table in UK-US trade talks – Labour’s McDonnell

| December 5, 2019

All the evidence the opposition Labour Party has suggests that Britain’s public health service is on the table in trade negotiations with the United States, its finance policy chief, John McDonnell (pictured), said on Wednesday (4 December), write Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. With just over a week before Britain votes in a national election, […]

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#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

| October 19, 2019

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said he did not want to provoke new tensions between the EU and Turkey, but added that “the so-called ceasefire in North-East Syria is not what we expected, it is not a ceasefire it is a demand for capitulation on the part of the Kurds.”   He called for […]

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