September 25, 2019
A European Union General Court has ruled that a deal between Starbucks and Dutch officials, which allowed Starbucks to pay less tax, does not amount to illegal state aid.
September 16, 2019
Although it was a proposed climate-change tax on fuel that triggered violent anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations in France, to fight climate change, Germany's Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, is proposing that governments introduce an EU ticket tax on flights and encourage more train travel.
September 04, 2019
According to a new report published by the European Environment Agency, due to the impacts of climate change, crop and livestock production is projected to decrease or may have to be abandoned in parts of Europe's southern and Mediterranean regions.
August 22, 2019
Opining on the European Leadership Network website, Raluca Csernatoni explains how EU could play a significant role in "putting forward policy and research frameworks and initiatives for the responsible design and governance of AI in Europe and the world, thus potentially mitigating great power competition."
August 19, 2019
Citing “ecological concerns,” at a recent Caspian Economic Forum, Russian and Iranian delegates made clear their opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline through the Caspian seabed.
July 29, 2019
The Confederation of British Industry has warned that the European Commission (EC) is lagging behind the UK in preparing for a potential no-deal Brexit and is calling on the EC to supplement its currently minimal contingency measures to ensure British businesses will continue to have access to the EU market.
July 26, 2019
Politico reports that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he is ready to strike a trade deal with the UK in a matter of weeks or months after Britain withdraws from the EU customs union.
July 25, 2019
The European Commission (EC) has proposed a governance framework for a eurozone Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness that will set priorities for investments and reforms to promote the convergence of the economies within the currency area.
July 23, 2019
Lord David Trimble, who helped negotiate the 1998 Good Friday Agreement between the British and Irish governments, has argued that the potential separation of Northern Irish territory from the UK’s market under the Irish "backstop” provision of the current EU-UK Brexit deal would “wreck” the Good Friday Agreement.
July 19, 2019
UK Member of Parliament Nicky Morgan describes how the final report of the Alternative Arrangements Commission, set up by the nongovernmental organization Prosperity UK, offers fresh options for the post-Brexit Irish border that can replace the controversial “backstop” provision in the current UK-EU deal.