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Greece launches new tender.

Greece’s Ministry of Environment and Energy has invited interested parties to submit bids within 90 days from the date of publication of its tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

- OGJ - US

How important is Google Shopping for retailers?.

Columnist Andy Taylor shares his views on the recent European Commission antitrust ruling against Google and how this might impact retailers that rely on Google Shopping for sales. The post How important is Google Shopping for retailers? appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full ...

- Search Engine Land - US

Britain is slowly moving towards accepting harsh truths about Brexit.

FOR months, as the clock has ticked towards a two-year deadline for Britain to leave the European Union in March 2019, Theresa May's government has been criticised for being ill-prepared, divided and unrealistic in its approach to Brexit. And rightly so. However, this week it took a belated step towards reality in the first ...

- Economist.com - UK

Businesses have not changed strategic planning due to Brexit.

A majority of businesses are yet to change their strategic planning due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a survey of chief financial officers showed. Big businesses were vocal in the run-up to the referendum in June 2016 that a vote to leave the EU could hit investment and the labour market, with ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Britain 'Confident' of New Phase in Brexit Talks by October.

Britain said on Thursday it was "confident" talks with the European Union would move toward discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding. Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to push the discussion beyond the divorce settlement soon, ...

- Voice of America - US

Fast Europe Open: eurozone current account, construction output.

- Financial Times - US

Nigel Farage blames EU leaders for continued ISIS terror in Europe.

Former U.K. Independence Party leader and Brexit advocate Nigel Farage told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday that ISIS continues its terror attacks in Europe because leaders take no action and do little more than stand in solidarity.

- FOX News - US

Britain confident of making progress in Brexit talks by October.

Britain said on Thursday it was “confident” talks with the European Union would move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding. Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to push the discussion beyond the divorce ...

- EurActive - UK

Turkey criticises Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policy.

Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.

- EurActive - UK

Turkey proposes free movement of workers with Kazakhstan.

Central Asian countries are exploring forms of integration resembling those of the European Union, the latest one being the establishment of free movement of people and workers between Turkey and Kazakhstan.

- EurActive - UK

New EU rules for lower power plant emissions take effect.

The European Commission on Thursday published tighter new standards for the bloc's most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, giving them four years to meet the lower emission standards.

- EurActive - UK

July 2017-Annual inflation stable at 1.3% in the euro area-EU stable at 1.5%

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 August 2017 Euro area annual inflation was 1.3% in July 2017, stable compared with June 2017. In July 2016 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in July 2017, also stable compared to June 2017.

- EU - EU

June 2017-Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.6 bn-€7.1 bn surplus for EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 17 August 2017 The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in June 2017 was €187.2 billion, an increase of 3.9% compared with June 2016 .

- EU - EU

Daily News 17 / 08 / 2017

European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 08 / 2017 Brussels, 17 August 2017 Incendies de forêt au Portugal: l'UE soutient les efforts de reconstruction avec les fonds européens et poursuit l'aide d'urgence Le Portugal continue d'être soutenu par le mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE pour les...

- EU - EU

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

- UN - INT

Ministers say UK will make 'sufficient progress' in Brexit talks by October

The government has insisted it will have made “sufficient progress” in Brexit talks with the EU by October to move on to the “next phase” of negotiations. The assertion, from the Department for Exiting the European Union , comes after reports suggested talks on the future UK-EU relationship may be ...

- City AM - UK

Could Banco Popular's fire sale to Santander be reversed?

Banco Popular bondholders today launched legal action to overturn decisions made by European authorities that paved the way for the collapsed Spanish banking giant to be bought by Santander for €1. Lawyers from Quinn Emanuel have filed a claim on behalf of a number of “material” bondholders including ...

- City AM - UK

Eurozone Surplus Suggests Economy Is Unfazed by Strong Euro

The eurozone's trade surplus widened in June, an indication that the euro's recent rise against other major currencies has yet to hinder economic growth.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Deploy NATO forces against migrants, says EU leader

The European Union should use military means to defend its external borders from illegal migrants, Bulgaria's defense minister has said. Krasimir Karakachanov, whose far-right United Patriots party is a junior coalition partner in Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov 's government, said: We canno...

- The Raw Story - US

Ireland insists Apple tax bill unjustified

Ireland's finance minister has said he remains unhappy about the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple. He said agreements with the tech firm had not been state aid.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ratas: Turkey staying on European course is important to Estonia - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Turkey is Estonia's important strategic partner and Estonia as well as the rest of the European Union want Turkey to stay on cours......

- The Baltic Times - US

Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON - Britain said on Thursday it was "confident" talks with the European Union would move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding.

- Reuters - US

EC starts to review anti-dumping measures against Russian ammonium nitrate

The European Commission has begun an interim review of anti-dumping duties imposed against Russian ammonium nitrate. The review was initiated by eight bodies representing farmers from Ireland, Spain, Britain, France, Italy and Finland, the biggest ammonium nitrate consumers, the EC said in materials. The farmers say that ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

600 Armed Military to Protect the Border Between Turkey and Bulgaria

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov has said that in the future Bulgaria is going to use its army to guard its border with Turkey, reported bTV.  The border between the two states will be divided into five zones and will be protected by 600 armed military, Karakachanov explained. ...

- Novinite - BG

Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper that the European Commission's demand for Dublin to collect up to €13bn in back taxes from Apple was unjustified. "We are not the global tax collector for everybody else," he said. Last year, the EU ruled that Apple has to repay taxes ...

- EU Observer - EU

Climbing imports shrink eurozone trade surplus

- Financial Times - US

Is the Norway-Sweden border a model for UK-Ireland?

Sharing a border of 1,600 km , with close to 80 crossings, Norway and Sweden face some of the challenges that Ireland and Northern Ireland may experience when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

- EurActive - UK

Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it €13 billion in back taxes unjustified

Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to €13 billion in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

- EurActive - UK

Commission open to member states' push to protect quality foods in China

The European Commission will not block member states' attempts to sue China over its use of counterfeit trademarks and has insisted a future bilateral deal with the Asian superpower will bring significant benefits' for Europe's quality food producers.

- EurActive - UK

Ryanair files complaint with EU after Air Berlin bankruptcy

BERLIN " Irish budget airline Ryanair has filed a complaint with European Union competition authorities after Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection and then got a 150 million euro government loan to stay afloat.Ryanair...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The European Union is considering an electric car mandate.

The E.U. governing body is mulling an electric and hybrid car quota for automakers by 2030.

- Grist Magazine - US

EU Helps Mobilise Planes, Vehicles and Firefighters to Help Portugal

The European Commission has helped mobilise substantial support for Portugal, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following a request for assistance to battle forest fires in the country. Spain has offered over 163 firefighters, 27 vehicles and 4 firefighting aircraft – two air tractor aircraft from the EU buffer ...

- Novinite - BG

European Union returns to 2 percent growth

There are signs of EU economic recovery, with Eurostat reporting 2.2% euro-area growth and 2.3% growth in the EU-28 over the second quarter of 2017, up from last year's 0.6%. Central/Eastern Europe was growing fastest: Romania , Latvia , Czech Republic and Poland . The weakest growth was in Belgium , Italy , Finland and UK ...

- EU Observer - EU

Miners lift European shares on metals prices, eurozone growth

Miners and oil stocks led Europe's major share indexes higher yesterday on the back of higher metals prices and improved eurozone GDP figures. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended the session 0.7 per cent higher, its third day of gains after a sharp sell-off last week. Eurozone stocks and blue chips also jumped 0.7 per cent. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it €13bn in back taxes unjustified

Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to €13 billion in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper. The European Commission ordered Apple to repay taxes to Ireland after ruling last year that the US technology ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

UK: There Must Be No Border Posts With Ireland After Brexit

The British government has said repeatedly that it will end the free movement of people from the European Union when the UK leaves the bloc in 2019. On Wednesday it acknowledged that, in practice, it won't. Britain said there must be no border posts or electronic checks between Northern Ireland...

- Newser - US

UK Vows Brexit Won't Mean the Return of Irish Border Posts

The British government has vowed repeatedly to end the free movement of people from the European Union when the U.K. leaves the bloc in 2019. But on Wednesday it acknowledged that, in one area of the country, it won't. Britain said there must be no border posts or electronic checks between Northern Ireland and the Irish ...

- Voice of America - US

Ireland Rejects EU's Demand to Collect Billions From Apple

Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper. In the interview, extracts from which the FAZ published on Wednesday, Finance Minister ...

- Voice of America - US

U.K. Sets Out Goals for an Open Irish Border. Trade Is More Complex.

Britain has vowed to keep an open frontier but remains vague about how to accomplish that while exiting the European Union’s single market and customs union.

- International NY Times - US

EU demand over Apple's €13bn tax bill 'unjustified'

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the European Commission's demand that Ireland collects up to €13bn in back taxes from Apple was unjustified.

- RTE - IE

Ireland Rejects EU's Demand to Collect Billions from Apple

Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple, saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.In the interview, extracts from which the FAZ published on W...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Brussels aims for fairer food supply chain

The EU Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation Wednesday on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer, aiming to address unfair trading practices with respect to agri-food products.

- EUbusiness.com - UK

EU a step closer to linking Emissions Trading System

The European Union moved a step closer Wednesday to linking the EU's Emissions Trading System with the Swiss emissions trading system, which would be the first time it has linked its ETS.

- EUbusiness.com - UK

Eurozone economic growth picks up pace as recovery spreads

The euro area economy gathered pace in the second quarter as more nations joined the recovery.

- The Daily Star - LB

Brexit down on the farm

The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union no doubt carries many risks.

- The Daily Star - LB

Britain seeks Brexit without borders between Ireland and Northern Ireland

Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the European Union.

- Stuff - NZ

North Korea Showdown: Europe Can Only Watch

As tensions rise between North Korea and the United States, the European Union has strongly condemned and implemented new sanctions on Pyongyang. Yet Europeans are divided over North Korea's threats and the United States' unpredictable responses.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Ireland insists Apple tax bill unjustified

Ireland's finance minister has said he remains unhappy about the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect billions of euro in back taxes from Apple. He said agreements with the tech firm had not been state aid.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it 13 billion euros in back taxes unjustified

BERLIN - Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to 13 billion euros in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

- Reuters - US

Commission launches public consultation on food chain fairness

The European Commission launched on Wednesday a public consultation on how to improve fairness in the EU's food supply chain, in which small farmers are often at a disadvantage compared to powerful middlemen.

- EurActive - UK

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