16 Jun 2016

Category:News

Ahead of the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw, the Brussels-based New Direction Foundation organised a conference and report on the key challenges in terms of security and defence. The main speakers at the event were NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz.

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14 Jun 2016

Category:News

Indecipherable energy labels for electronic goods are set to become a thing of the past after a committee of MEPs voted to go back to a previous, clearer, energy labelling system. The European Parliament’s industry committee today voted to revert labels back to the A-G scale within five years as the A+, A++, A+++ has […]

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13 Jun 2016

Category:News

Members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market committee are expected to debate amendments to the EU’s Firearms Directive this Tuesday. There has been a common European firearms law for over 25 years but far-reaching reforms were proposed by the Commission following the Charlie Hebdo and Paris attacks last year.

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09 Jun 2016

Category:News

Following the terrorist attacks that have taken place in recent weeks, Anna Fotyga, Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence stated: “I condemn in the strongest terms atrocious terrorist attacks that have taken place in recent weeks, notably in Baghdad and Istanbul and most recently in Tel Aviv. I express my deepest sympathy and [...]
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08 Jun 2016

Category:News

Professor of Economics and ALFA MEP Joachim Starbatty welcomes the landslide approval of the European Agreement on Information Technology (ITA) revision in today’s European Parliament plenary session. The ITA agreement has governed international trade with information technology products since 1996, but has become outdated long ago.

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08 Jun 2016

Category:News

A large majority of MEPs have voted in favour of a report on the ‘anti base erosion and profit shifting’ (BEPS), which should have focused on artificial fiscal constructions that lack any commercial justification. Instead, the recommendations will result in higher tax burden for bona fide businesses;hurting competitiveness, discouraging investment and hindering job creation.

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