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Minimum wage in Europe. The EU Parliament approves the compromise

Today the European Parliament voted by a large majority a new European Directive which sets the rules for determining the minimum wage and which provides for the extension of collective bargaining coverage to 80%. The minimum wage is currently foreseen in 21 EU countries and it will always be up to the Countries to decide

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Energy: 5 Von Der Leyen Proposals, 5 Failures today

  Ministers agreed that the energy issue is urgent, but they decided nothing. Gathered in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting, the 27 energy ministers said no to the 5 recipes of the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to deal with extraordinary measures on energy. All decisions will be sent as new proposals to

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Green light from 27 to use EU recovery funds

Yesterday, the EU Council announced it has received formal notifications about the approval of the own resources decision from all 27 member states. National ratifications being completed, the EU can now start making available funds under the Recovery and Resilience Facility. With a financial envelope of €672.5 billion, the facility is the central part of

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EU and the lost market

Today, European ministers asked to save the European audiovisual industry COVID-19 and streaming video platforms are destroying the market of European audiovisual producers. With losses, in 2020 alone, of at least € 200 billion. Now the EU is trying to recreate a market that has perhaps already been lost, bringing to mind the defeats of

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Horizon Europe runs: Council last decisions on Research

EU invests €95.5 billion for Research and Innovation. First calls already opened. However EU globally invests only 1.5% of GDP, against 2.1 in U.S., 2.6 in Japan, 1.7 in China and 3.6 in South Corea. < To read this article in another language, go to the Blog and select it> Latest decisions The EU Council

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EU Council for Paris agreement waiting U.S. back

The EU Council today adopted conclusions on “Climate and energy diplomacy – Achieving the external dimension of the European Green Deal”. Banning coal and limiting other fossil fuels to climate neutrality. This is the confirmation of the European strategy for the next 50 years. A clear message to the investors.   Original: EN In its

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EU and China reach the Comprehensive Investment Agreement. U.S. criticism.

Leaders from China and EU concluded the long negotiation on the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI). Now they have two years to sign, ratify and conclude the agreement. If all goes well, it will have taken almost 10 years of discussions. But the new U.S. administration urges EU leaders to wait. Last December 30, 2020,

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