One of Europe's most influential business lobbies is trying to push the EU towards climate action standstill, after a leaked memo obtained by EURACTIV called the bloc’s existing 40% emissions reduction target "already ambitious".
BusinessEurope, the EU employer organisation, was urged to reconsider its stance on climate change after a leaked internal memo exposed what others in the business community have now rebuked as an “extreme lowest common denominator” that does not represent their view.
The de-harmonisation of VAT rates put forward by the Commission has been flagged as unconstitutional. Moreover, the proposal to completely overhaul the primary European tax faces much criticism. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Unusually low fuel prices in Bulgaria are probably the result of cartels, or contraband, Bozhidar Danev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview, saying the authorities have so far been unable or unwilling to address the issue.
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday (1 March) that Europe can compromise on many things, including Brexit, but not on the "more worrisome" threats to the rule of law and media freedom.
In the context of its 60 anniversary, BusinessEurope discussed 'The value(s) of business' in a day-long event in Brussels on March 1, 2018. As Media Partner, we featured a live stream throughout the day that can still be watched. Keynote speeches included Donald Tusk, Jyrki Katainen and Michel Barnier on a key day in the Brexit negotiations.