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Economy & Jobs 29-07-2013

EU and China reach ‘amicable solution’ over solar panels row

Brussels and Beijing have finally agreed to a minimum price for solar panel imports. After the European Commission accused China of selling its solar panels in Europe at below cost, the EU executive imposed an almost 50% provisional tariff on Chinese solar imports. The EU trade commissioner said on Monday that both sides have reached "an amicable solution".
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Economy & Jobs 18-06-2013

EU, US leaders launch free trade talks at G8 summit

This is  the "biggest bilateral trade deal in history". With these words, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday the beginning of negotiations of a free trade agreement between the EU and the US. Speaking in a joint news conference at the G8 Summit in Ireland, world leaders agreed that forging a trade deal will boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic. According to the Commission,  an EU-US agreement could increase Europe's GDP by 0.5% annually and help create around 400,000 jobs.
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Trade & Society 04-06-2013

Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership – Orgalime Video Position Paper

Orgalime welcomes the commencement of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).  We stand ready to assist.  
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Economy & Jobs 27-05-2013

The EU’s Illegal Tobacco Market: The problem, the consequences and effective solutions

In 2011, KPMG estimated that the annual consumption of illegal cigarettes in the EU was 65.3 billion cigarettes. This was the highest ever recorded level and the fifth consecutive yearly increase. KPMG estimated the annual EU-wide tax loss due to cigarette smuggling to be approximately 11.3 billion euros.
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Trade & Society 27-05-2013

James Pieper: European Business Quiz 2013

Business leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday for the 11th edition of the European Business Summit 2013. The theme was 'Unlocking Industrial Opportunities - An EU Strategy for Competitiveness' and sessions and discussions addressed topics such as 'Energy and growth' and 'Transatlantic relations', 'Digitalisation of the economy' and 'Financing long term growth'.
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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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Industrial Policy: Towards sustainable re-industrialization?

The European Commission and Member States are working together to ensure that resources are invested effectively in order to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. With the mid-term update and review of the Europe 2020 Flagship on industrial policy, planned for this year, more sustainable and green solutions could be called for. Will the remaining year bring changes in policy also for abandoned industrial areas ('brownfields')?