June 2015

"La lettre B" l'essentiel de l'actualité économique et financière européenne décryptée

“La lettre B” N° 6 – June 2015

ENERGY

EU FUNDING FOR ENERGY

Discovering that EU taxpayers’ money is spent in a proper way is a good feeling. Finding out that citizens, local authorities, national bodies and private companies are using that money in a positive cooperative mood to test the future of energy is even better.

Carros is a nice village in the backcountry of Nice; its mayor, Charles Scibetta, arrived in France from Acquaviva Platani when he was 3 years old and became Professor of Economy. Acquaviva, meaning “Living Water” in Italian, is a small village almost in the middle of Sicily, whose economy is mainly based on agriculture. Read More→

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MEMBER STATES

FRENCH AVIATION STATE AID APPROVED

The European Commission has finally endorsed three state aid schemes for the French aviation sector. These schemes involve the three main types of aid subject to the new Guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines approved by the Commission in February 2014, which is to say investment aid and operating aid to airports and start-up aid for new routes.

The new Guidelines were adopted within the context of the global modernisation of EU state aid policy and aim to maintain the accessibility of regions and promote regional economic development, while simultaneously avoiding the duplication of unprofitable airports, waste of public resources and undue distortion of competition. Read More→

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POLITIQUE EUROPEENNE

LA REFORME DU DROIT DE AUTEUR

Les droits de propriété intellectuelle constituent une incitation à la création et à l’investissement dans de nouveaux travaux et d’autres domaines protégés (musique, films, logiciels, etc.), contribuant ainsi à la compétitivité, l’emploi et l’innovation. Ce domaine couvre des aspects culturels, sociaux et technologiques importants, qui doivent tous être pris en considération lors de l’élaboration d’une politique à cet égard. Read More→

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TAXATION

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CORPORATE TAX TRANSPARENCY

The European Commission is currently launching a public consultation on corporate tax transparency in the EU.

The exercise shall help Brussels to find out whether asking companies to disclose more information about the taxes they pay in the EU could help tackle tax avoidance and aggressive tax practices in some Member States. Read More→

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