Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2016’

Ambitious EU Arctic plan builds on enthusiasm for climate change action

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted a policy proposal aiming to guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region. Although the EU has no direct coastline with the Arctic Ocean, it is inextricably linked to the region in terms of history, economy, trade and geography. Indeed, three EU …

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Commission presents revised Entry-Exit System proposal

On 6th April 2016, the European Commission presented its revised proposal for the establishment of an Entry-Exit System (EES) as part of the broader Smart Borders Package, which concerns the role of information systems in enhancing external border management, internal security and the fight against terrorism and organised crime. The Commission believes that the system will ensure that authorised short-stays …

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Accord obtenu sur le quatrième paquet ferroviaire… mais des doutes persistent

Après de longues discussions, le Parlement européen et le Conseil sont parvenus à un accord sur le quatrième paquet ferroviaire le 19 avril 2016. L’objectif global de cette réforme est de garantir aux consommateurs un plus grand choix grâce à l’ouverture des marchés nationaux à la concurrence et à l’intégration de nouveaux modèles économiques. Consistant en six propositions législatives initialement …

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Commission continues drive to strengthen corporate taxation

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new corporate tax regime, continuing its drive for increased transparency and fairer taxation across the EU. Building on proposals to introduce information sharing between national tax authorities, the Commission wants multinationals operating in the EU with annual global revenues exceeding € 750 million to publish country-by-country  information on where they make …

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