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Digital transformation

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19.2.2020 – Today, the Commission unveils its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European society powered by digital solutions that put people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology [...]

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Expanded list of tax havens

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18.2.2020 – EU Finance Ministers today updated the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Four countries or territories- Cayman Islands, Palau, Panama and Seychelles – have been added to the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, as they failed to comply with the required standards within the deadline. These join the eight jurisdictions –American Samoa, Fiji, [...]

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The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast

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13.2.2020 – The Winter 2020 Economic Forecast published today projects that the European economy is set to continue on a path of steady, moderate growth. The euro area has now enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth since the euro was introduced in 1999. The forecast projects that euro area gross domestic product (GDP) growth [...]

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Package of infringement decisions

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13.2.2020 – In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.The key decisions [...]

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The new high in EU import

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10.2.2020 – Exports to the European Union from developing countries using special tariff preferences under the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high of €69 billion in 2018. According to the European Commission’s report published every two years on the GSP, released today, exports to the EU from the 71 GSP beneficiary [...]

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EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

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4.2.2020 – Today, on World Cancer Day, the European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The consultation will help shape the Plan, identify key areas, and explore future action. Every year, 3.5 million persons are diagnosed with cancer in the European Union. It is a serious health issue that [...]

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New rules on short-stay visas in the EU

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2.2.2020-New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide since 2 February. They make it easier for the millions of legitimate travellers who visit the EU every year to apply for a visa, facilitating tourism and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal security. The applications procedure becomes more [...]

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European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement

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30.1.2020-Following the EU Council’s approval, the United Kingdom will leave the EU on 31 January 2020. The Bexit agreement has already been approved by the EP. After confirming the deal in the EP, President David Sassoli stated: “I am very sad that we have reached this point [...] 50 years of integration cannot be so [...]

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Meeting of the EU Presidents

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28.1.2020 – David SASSOLI, EP President, Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the EC and Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, will participate in the conference called ‘Presidents’ Retreat : Preparing the Future’ in Jean Monnet House (in Bazoches) n 30 January 2020, starting at 18.00 hours. The joint statement will be released on [...]

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Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel Chinese coronavirus,

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27.1.2020 – On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported that a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been detected as the causative agent and the genome sequence was made publicly available. Sequence analysis showed that the newly-identified virus is related to the SARS-CoV clade. Detection systems have been developed and are available for the Member States through [...]

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Eurostat – renewable energy in EU

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24.1.2020 Share of renewable energy in the EUup to 18.0%. TwelveMember Stateshave reached a share equal to or above their 2020 targetIn 2018, the shareof energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumptionreached18.0%in the European Union(EU),up from 17.5% in 2017and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the [...]

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EC Presidet in Davos

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20.1.2020 – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is  attending the 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Her speeches at today’s official opening and on Wednesday morning can be watched live on EbS. During her appearances, she will highlight the EU’s ambitions to play a leading role in the [...]

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A new regulation on the consumer protection

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16.1.2020- A new EU regulation on consumer protection cooperation has come into force today, enable better consumer protection. The new rules will improve cooperation between national consumer protection authorities and the European Commission, and help more effectively address bad consumer practices, strengthen the competences of national consumer protection authorities, detect irregularities and take remedial action. [...]

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Communication on building a strong social Europe

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14.1.2020 – The Commission today presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area [...]

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Single online register of geographical indications

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10.1.2020 – The European Commission has set up a single ‘eAmbrosia’ online register, which collects all denominations protected by geographical indications – Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) – as well as Trademark Guaranteed Traditional Specialties (TSG). The products concerned, i. food, wine and spirits were previously collected in three different [...]

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