Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2016’

New antidumping rules to defend EU growth

The EU has called upon Member States to support its efforts to strengthen current trade defence instruments. Despite the fact that the Commission has been using the available legislation to its full extent, it now seems insufficient to deal with the huge overcapacities that result in dumped exports on the EU market. A modernisation of trade defence can be achieved …

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Temporary internal border controls

Following the Commission’s adoption of the Recommendation for prolonging temporary internal border controls, Commissioner Avramopoulos intervened at the European parliament in Strasbourg to present the Commission point of view. The responsible for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship underlined the important steps taken in the past months to strengthen and improve the management of the external borders of the EU, stressing …

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New rules on aid for ports & airports

The European Commission is planning to revise the criteria for exempting certain investment aid for ports and airports from prior Commission scrutiny under EU state aid rules and invites comments on its proposal. The purpose of the new legislation is to facilitate public investments that can create jobs and growth whilst preserving competition. A first public consultation on draft provisions …

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Interconnexion gazière entre la Finlande et l’Estonie

Une première interconnexion entre la Finlande et l’Estonie va mettre fin au long isolement gazier de la Finlande et contribuera à renforcer la sécurité d’approvisionnement et dynamiser l’économie de la région. Le Président Juncker, le premier ministre de l’Estonie, M. Taavi Rõivas et le premier ministre de la Finlande, M. Juha Sipilä, ont recemment assisté à la signature d’une convention …

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