Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2015’

Directive paiements européens

Le Parlement européen a adopté la proposition de la Commission européenne visant à rendre les paiements européens plus sûrs et innovants; les nouvelles règles permettront de mieux protéger les consommateurs lorsqu’ils effectuent des paiements, elles encourageront le développement et l’utilisation de modes de paiement mobiles et en ligne innovants et elles rendront les services européens de paiement plus sûrs. Les …

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FIAT & STARBUCKS facing state aid case

The European Commission has decided that Luxembourg and the Netherlands have granted illegal selective tax advantages to Fiat Finance and Trade and Starbucks. “Tax rulings that artificially reduce a company’s tax burden are not in line with EU state aid rules. They are illegal. I hope that, with today’s decisions, this message will be heard by Member State governments and …

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Horizon 2020 Work Programme

On 13th October, the European Commission adopted the 2016-2017 Work Programme for Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. On this occasion, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, proclaimed: “Research and innovation are the engines of Europe’s progress and vital to addressing today’s new pressing challenges like immigration, climate change, clean energy and healthy societies. Over the …

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Baltic gas interconnection

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has welcomed the signing of the grant agreement on the GIPL (Gas Interconnector Poland – Lithuania), the first pipeline connecting Poland and Lithuania, which will end the long lasting isolation of the Baltic Sea region and bring the energy needed for a new economic dynamism to the region. The agreement is an …

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