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Strengthening the competitiveness of the European retail sector

Friday, April 20th, 2018

The Commission publishes a set of best practices to support Member States’ efforts to create a more open, integrated and competitive retail sector The retail sector is one of the biggest sectors in the EU economy, with almost one in ten people working in over 3.6 million retail companies. The sector is changing rapidly with […]

Our digital future: high-level conference in the European Parliament on 25 April

Friday, April 20th, 2018

A high-level conference on “Shaping our digital future: the challenge of the digital revolution” will be held in the European Parliament, in Brussels, on 25 April from 14.30 to 19.00. Lawmakers will discuss with experts, political leaders, representatives from industry, tech giants, including Google and Facebook, and other stakeholders the challenges and opportunities for Europeans […]

EACCNY Live on CNN International discussing the State of Brexit Negotiations

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New York’s Executive Director, Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, was invited to speak to CNN International’s Zain Asher on CNN International  “Quest means Business” program. The discussion focused on Brexit and the most recent developments in the negotiation process between Britain and the EU.  Zain and Yvonne talked about the state of the negotiations, broadly outlined the Brexit […]

Forget Marco Polo!

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

“I look around my house, and everything but the kids and dog was made in China” (P.J.O’ Rourke) The big picture of the world economy today is fairly straightforward. With Japan fading away and India still sputtering, three blocs jump out: the US, Europe and China. The US and Europe together represent, roughly in equal […]

Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference kicks EU’s strategy for greener and cleaner economy into high gear

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU’s climate and sustainable development agenda. This event is an opportunity to maintain the momentum established at the One Planet Summit, cementing the support and commitment of EU leaders and key private players for the […]

Posting of workers: MEPs and Council strike a deal on pay and working conditions

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Posting of a worker can last up to 12 months, with a possible extension of 6 months Host country’s remuneration rules to apply to all posted workers Workers sent temporarily to another EU country would from now on get equal pay for equal work in the same place, under a provisional deal between MEPs and […]

College meeting: Digital taxation, migration and Brexit

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Commission adopts proposals for the fair and efficient taxation of the digital economy and presents measures on listed tax heavens Digital taxation The European Commission has today proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way in the EU. The measures would make the EU a global […]

Banking union: protecting savers, strengthening banks

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

MEPs want to protect small savers and ensure the stability of the EU’s banking system in response to the financial crisis The banking union  was created in the wake of the financial crisis and involves supervising the largest banks at EU level as well as ensuring that when banks go bankrupt, they do so at minimal […]

More Commission support for industrial regions to build resilient and competitive economies

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Brussels, 7 March 2018 Today the Commission announces which additional industrial transition regions will benefit from tailored support under an EU-funded pilot action. Today, the Commission has selected 7 additional EU regions and Member States for tailored assistance under the Commission pilot action on industrial transition: Cantabria (Spain), Centre-Val de Loire (France), East-North Finland, Grand-Est (France) and […]

European Commission responds to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting the EU

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Brussels, 1 March 2018 The European Commission takes note of the announcement by the President of the United States of the imposition of restrictions in the form of an import surcharge on EU exports to the US of steel and aluminium. President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker said: “We strongly regret this step, which appears to […]