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Agrifood 23-04-2020

Commission warns against shift towards protectionism in agri-food sector

Struggling to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, countries across the EU are increasingly considering protectionist measures, promoting national agri-food products and discouraging imported products.
Brexit 25-02-2020

EU ambassadors meet to seal Brexit talks red lines

EU envoys met Monday (24 February) to try to finalise a mandate for chief negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of what promises to be stormy talks with Britain on its future relations with the bloc.
Future EU 08-10-2019

Sylvie Goulard still to convince MEPs in ‘do or die’ week

After a rough ride last week (2 October), France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, has a last chance to convince the European Parliament by answering a new set of questions in writing or by facing the music at the end of this week. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 03-10-2019

Sylvie Goulard given rough ride by European Parliament

France's European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, faced a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (2 October), where she was mostly questioned on issues of integrity, rather than the substance of the job on the table. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 02-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Goulard/Lenarcic

On Wednesday (2 October), the European Parliament's committees will be holding hearings with Commissioner-designates Sylvie Goulard (France, Internal Market) and Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia,  Crisis Management). The third candidate, Romania's Rovana Plumb, was previously rejected by the Parliament's legal affairs committee.
Economy & Jobs 03-04-2019

EU’s procurement reform faces uphill struggle

A proposal to introduce stricter criteria for foreign bidders to access Europe's multi-billion public procurement market remains deadlocked, as a strong majority of member states remain unconvinced about the benefits of the plan.
Competition 06-04-2018

Italy buys into TIM Italia to shield strategic interests against France’s Vivendi

Italian state lender CDP said yesterday (5 April) it would buy a stake of up to 5% of Telecom Italia (TIM) to safeguard Rome's interest in a company seen as strategic, and amidst a struggle between investors over its leadership.
Brexit 07-02-2018

EU to get power to punish UK during Brexit transition

The European Union will be able to punish Britain for breaking the rules of its post-Brexit transition period under plans agreed by Brussels yesterday (6 February), EU sources said.
Brexit 23-01-2018

Resigned to Brexit, Scots push case for UK staying in single market

Scotland’s government thinks campaigns to halt Brexit have little chance but believes it can persuade British negotiators to try to stay in the European Union’s single market, a senior Scottish minister said on Monday (22 January).
Future EU 19-01-2018

May, Macron seek common ground to offset Brexit fallout

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal yesterday (18 January), through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.
Brexit 04-12-2017

Ireland ‘disappointed’ following Theresa May’s Brussels talks

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was "surprised and disappointed" on Monday (4 December) after Britain failed to agree to a draft deal with EU leaders on the status of the Irish border after Brexit.

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of Irish border

Britain will not rule out the possibility of the European Union retaining oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit.

Switzerland to limit Romanian, Bulgarian workers

Switzerland will curb Bulgarian and Romanian citizens' access to its labour market for the next 12 months, the government said yesterday (10 May), amid increased migration from those countries after limits were lifted last June.
Economy & Jobs 24-03-2017

Divides deepen between member states over posted workers bill

After a year of stalled negotiations, fresh changes to draft rules affecting workers temporarily posted to another EU country are further deepening rifts between eastern and western member states.

Commission to tighten labour rules for truck drivers in May

Truck drivers and trade unions have formed an alliance to demand the European Commission close loopholes that let underpaid workers from poorer EU countries deliver goods anywhere in the bloc.
Brexit 16-01-2017

As London softens on pace of Brexit, Brussels appears to harden

Just as London appears to be coming round to the idea that it will need a temporary transitional agreement with Brussels to smooth its exit from the European Union, it may find the position of European leaders has hardened.

Wary of backlash, Commission delays Services Directive update

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker decided on Tuesday (13 December) to postpone measures to boost the mobility of service providers across the EU, aiming to avoid “unintended consequences” and a protectionist backlash, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Brexit 01-12-2016

UK puts hope in ‘pay as you go’ access to EU internal market

Britain would consider making payments to the European Union in return for achieving the best possible access to the bloc's markets for businesses, Brexit minister David Davis said today (1 December).
Brexit 16-11-2016

Johnson: UK can leave EU customs union and maintain free trade at the same time

Britain may have to leave the European Union's customs union when it quits the EU but it can maintain free trade with the bloc, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was quoted as saying yesterday (15 November).
Brexit 23-09-2016

UK may not need two years to get EU divorce deal, Boris Johnson says

Britain expects to start the divorce procedure to leave the European Union early next year and may not need two years to negotiate a deal, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said yesterday (22 September).
Agrifood 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EURACTIV France reports.
Trade & Society 22-02-2016

Italian beach operators wait on ECJ ruling

European legislation on the single market for services continues to haunt beachside operators, who fear increased competition and a loss of investment. A forthcoming ECJ ruling could prove to be significant. EURACTIV Italy reports.

Juncker: Restoring borders will kill internal market

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned today (15 January) that restoring borders in response to the refugee problem could kill off the internal market.
Digital 07-12-2015

Spanish competition regulator pushes for sharing economy – despite court cases

The National Authority for Markets and Competition in Madrid is set to publish a groundbreaking report calling for eliminating unjustified barriers against services such as Uber and Airbnb, EURACTIV has learned.
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