Clouds are gathering over the Salzburg summit

By |september 18th, 2018|Austrian Presidency, Brexit, Council of the European Union, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, internal security, Migration, News, Sebastian Kurz|

Brexit, internal security and immigration: the items on the agenda of the informal European Council summit in Salzburg on Thursday (20 September) could lead to lively discussions. EURACTIV France reports.

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Wasted opportunity: EU stalemate on food waste reduction

By |november 23rd, 2017|circular economy, Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament, food waste, food waste targets, MEPs, News, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

Food waste reduction targets are causing a stalemate in discussions on the circular economy: member states keep rejecting the parliament ambition to halve wasteful practices by 2030.

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Taxing the digital economy could slow progress on tax harmonisation

By |oktober 20th, 2017|common tax base, Council of the European Union, digital economy, European Commission, European Parliament, fiscal consolidation, fiscal integration, France, News, tax harmonisation, taxing digital economies|

The issue of taxing the digital economy could undermine efforts for harmonising fiscal rules in Europe. Unless member states kill two birds with one stone. EURACTIV France reports.

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It’s high time the Council joins the EU’s Transparency Register rules

By |oktober 18th, 2017|Council of the European Union, European public affairs, News, permanent representatives, Politics, public affairs, Public Affairs Agenda, transparency, Transparency Directive, Transparency Register, transparency rules|

The Council of the European Union is one of the most important institutions involved in the EU’s decision-making process. But despite a ruling by the highest EU court and increased demands from civil society, they refuse to sign up to the transparency register, writes Andreas Pavlou.

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Fishing for trouble: How Europe is losing money by overfishing

By |september 26th, 2017|common fishing policy, Council of the European Union, fish stocks, fishing quotas, News, overfishing, quotas|

Replenishing Europe’s fishing stocks could create thousands of jobs and boost the EU's GDP by €4.9 billion per year, a new study says, but environmental activists warn that governments lack the political will to implement EU guidelines on sustainable fishing.

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