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Economy & Jobs 16-01-2020

European Standards build trust in the Single Market

The more than 24.000 European standards existing play a fundamental role in making the Single Market work efficiently: they make it easier to sell products and services across Europe and beyond, improve safety, protect consumer, reduce red tape and foster innovation.
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The story of Mascaró
Agrifood 13-11-2018

For a Single Market with a Purpose: The story of Mascaró

Monse Mascaró, Master Distiller and an SME Business owner in Spain is talking about the positive contribution of the Single Market to her business and its importance for the future generation.
Economy & Jobs 26-01-2017

The Presidency debate: The single market

For the next six months, Malta holds the rotating presidency of the European Union. Malta has set out its policy agenda, which includes advancing the single market, social inclusion and security.
The Presidency: Malta at the helm
Digital 26-01-2017

The Presidency: Malta at the helm

It's a time of crisis, global turbulence, and economic change. It's also a time of opportunity. On the first of January, for the first time, Malta took up the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Trade & Society 07-05-2015

Jeffrey Immelt: TTIP negotiations can’t lose momentum

“TTIP will open up global markets for every small and medium business. If you like SME, you must believe in trade,” said General Electric's CEO Jeffrey Immelt.
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Digital 20-01-2015

Vince Cable: The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need

“The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”
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Digital 20-01-2015

Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

“The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”
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Digital 20-01-2015

Cable: Success of the single market is the right direction for UK

Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, set out his vision of a healthy, prosperous European Union at a Lisbon Council event on 20 January 2013. Cable's speech addressed what Europe can do to restore dynamism to its economy, how to boost growth and create new jobs, and how to demonstrate its relevance to its 500 million citizens.
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Brexit 23-01-2013

UK Cameron promises in/out referendum on EU membership

In his much-awaited speech on the future of the UK in Europe, British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU. Speaking at the Bloomberg headquarters in London on Wednesday, Cameron said that he wants to agree on a 'new settlement' with Europe and vowed to hold a referendum by 2017 if he is re-elected.
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Digital 04-10-2012

EU plans deeper single market

The Single Market is considered by many as the biggest European achievement since the Union was created. It was born 20 years ago to ensure EU citizens can live, work, study or shop in any country. With more than 500 million consumers, EU businesses are also free to sell their goods and services anywwhere across the continent.
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Economy & Jobs 02-05-2012

Ecofin highlights EU divisions on bank capital rules

European Finance Ministers on Wednesday met in Brussels to agree on new capital requirement rules for banks. The new law affects over 8000 banks across Europe. It aims to give them more flexibility to protect themselves against future financial crisis. The Danish presidency hopes to reach a deal on the new capital rules among EU member states before the summer. Their proposal would allow national regulators to ask for a 3% increase of capital without permission from the European Commission. Anything above that would still have to get the green light from Brussels.
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Data protection 25-01-2012

EU wants ‘right to be forgotten’

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a new "comprehensive" reform on data protection rules. This to replace the current laws that came into force back in 1995. Brussels wants to give people more control over their personal data by introducing the controversial "right to be forgotten". Under the proposed law, people can ask companies to delete information that they hold about them. Companies who don't comply could face fines of up to 2% of their annual turnover.
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