Finance & Trade

  • EU Parliament and Council Reach Agreement on Budget

    December 08, 2020

    The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have agreed on the 2021 Budget but will postpone the adoption pending the lifting of Hungary and Polands blockade of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027.

  • Brexit: UK Prime Minister Johnson to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

    December 08, 2020

    BBC reports that, after a 90 minute phone conversation between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen failed to advance negotiations for Brexit, the two leaders plan to meet in order to move the process forward.

  • New EU financing Instrument to Support EU AI companies

    December 08, 2020

    To support the growth of artificial intelligence companies across Europe. the European Investment Bank (EIB), together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), launched a new financing instrument at the Web Summit in Lisbon, which will take the form of a co-investment facility of up to €150 million.

  • Washington Examiner: German Defense Minister Takes a Stance on Huawei

    November 04, 2020

    According to Germany Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chinese telecommunications giants, including Huawei, are facing a regulatory framework under which Germany will only work with trustworthy companies, thereby acknowledging that Chinese-made 5G wireless technology represents an intelligence crisis.

  • China and EU to Launch Pilot Program on International Patent Searches

    October 24, 2020

    The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) are set to launch a two-year pilot program enabling Chinese patent applicants to designate the EPO as an additional option for international searches creating a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two intellectual property (IP) offices helping Chinese applicants acquire IP protection in Europe.

  • Europe and Africa join forces for Global Tech Tax

    October 13, 2020

    In an effort to push for a global tech tax rate, Europe and Africa are joining forces through The Organization for Economic and Development to publish technical blueprints on how to tax digital companies across borders to compete with American skepticism and to aid in Covid economic recovery.

  • Finance Ministers Back EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund

    October 06, 2020

    Despite concerns that restrictions on uses of the money could slow payouts, ministers backed a bill to create the EU coronavirus recovery fund, clearing the way for EU ambassadors to sign off on the text and open European Council talks with the European Parliament on a final form of the legislation.

  • Britain has Offered the EU a Transition Period for European Fishing Fleets

    October 01, 2020

    The Guardian reports that Britain has offered the EU a three-year transition period for European fishing fleets to allow them to prepare for post-Brexit changes, allowing the catches of EU fishermen to be phased down by 2024 to allow enough time for European coastal communities to adapt.

  • The Daily Mail: Tens of Thousands of British Expat Accounts to be Closed Post-Brexit

    September 21, 2020

    Tens of thousands of British banking customers who live in Europe are to be stripped of their accounts and credit cards, after the UK Government failed to guarantee a continuation of pan-European banking rules post-Brexit. 

  • Politico: Opinion: Germany Must Consider the Future of Euro-Chinese Relations

    September 15, 2020

    According to Matthew Karnitschnig writing in Politico, as Beijing continues to be a source of concern and human rights violations, Germany must seriously consider the future of Euro-Chinese relations.

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