November 2016

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

“La lettre B” N° 10 – November 2016

Finance

ECONOMIC & SOCIAL PRIORITIES

The European Commission has finally set out its views on the EU’s economic and social priorities for 2017, based on Juncker’s State of the Union document for 2016 and on the latest economic data. President Juncker underlined that the coming year will be “decisive for Europe to manage its economic and social turnaround.” He also stressed that every Member State should play its part: “those that can afford it need to invest more, while those which have less fiscal space should pursue reforms and growth-friendly fiscal consolidation.” Read More→

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION DOWN BY 0.8%

According to Eurostat, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28, comparing September 2016 with August 2016. Read More→

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Competition

TRANSPORT MARITIME: OUI A HAPAG-LLOYD ET UASC

La Commission a autorisé le projet d’acquisition de United Arab Shipping Company («UASC») par Hapag-Lloyd (Allemagne), sous réserve du respect de certaines conditions. Les deux sociétés exercent leurs activités dans le secteur du transport maritime régulier par conteneurs. Read More→

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Security

EUROPEAN TRAVEL INFORMATION AND AUTHORISATION SYSTEM

Following the announcement by President Juncker in his 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission has recently published its proposal on the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. Read More→

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