“Freedom, Egality, Fraternity? How the French elections impact Europe.”
Daniel Cohn-Bendit at the 30th Berlin Wednesday Social
On 10 May 2017 more than 200 guests attended the 30th Berlin Wednesday Social with Daniel Cohn-Bendit to discuss the topic “Freedom, Egality, Fraternity? How the French elections impact Europe.”
News from Brussels / Week 03 - 09 December 2016
Last week some progress on tax issues was made at EU level, with the Council adopting the Directive on Access to Beneficial Ownership Information, as well as welcoming the Commission’s proposals for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base. Moreover, the Slovak Presidency reached a deal with the Parliament on the Capital Markets Union. Meanwhile, the European Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps.
METRO's Position on the Free Trade Agreement / Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan
METRO GROUP appreciates the efforts to facilitate bilateral trade between the EU and Japan through an Free Trade Agreement. Within the scope of the negotiations, METRO GROUP very much hopes that especially requirements for food additives will be relaxed, allowing the export of popular European food to Japan and vice versa.
News from Brussels / Week 21 – 28 October 2016
THE COMMISSION PRESENTS ITS 2017 AGENDA
Last week saw several important initiatives, with which the groundwork for 2017 was laid. The European Commission presented its agenda for 2017 and outlined its priorities, including a proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base. Meanwhile, the dispute between the Parliament and the Council delays the passing of the 2017 budget. This week, parliamentarians are devoted to external activities.
“All wasted food is a wasted resource”
Dr Babette Winter (State Secretary for Culture and European Affairs within Thuringia’s State Chancellery) and Tanja Dräger de Teran (Specialist in sustainable land use, climate protection and nutrition at WWF Germany) talk about food waste and ways in which to prevent it.
News from Brussels / Week 14 – 21 October 2016
TRADE POLICY AT THE CENTER OF DEBATE
Trade Policy was at the heart of last week’s political debate in Brussels. This week, Members of Parliament will rather concentrate on corporate liability for serious human rights abuses in non-EU countries, the legal framework for customs infringements and sanctions as well as measures to reduce trans fats.