Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2016’

European Travel Information and Authorization 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. The ETIAS will gather information on all those travelling visa-free to the European Union, to allow for advance irregular migration and security checks …

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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. UASC est une compagnie de transport maritime mondiale établie au Moyen-Orient qui propose des services de transport de fret conteneurisé au moyen …

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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. This decrease is due to production of durable consumer goods falling by 5.6%, capital goods by 2.2%, intermediate goods by 0.7% and energy by 0.2%, while production of non-durable consumer goods rose by 0.3%. …

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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 …

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