Monthly Archive: June 2018

Jun 26

Trust in the Union and optimism about the future is growing

#Eurobarometer: survey on the future of the Union. June, 2018

Optimism about the economy and strong support for the euro goes with raising trust in the European Union. The full report and press release here.  

Jun 26

Innovative services don’t fear crisis

Hi-tech services can grow during crisis, with resilience and capacity to be fully exploited. Read the analysis from Il Sole 24 Ore.

Jun 22

R&D: €560M for smart factories, agrifood and life sciences in Italy

Funding for 560M “smart factories”, agrifood and life sciences. Find out more here.

Jun 22

State aid in Luxembourg

Illegal State Aid to Engie

EU Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Engie; has to recover around €120 million. The European Commission has found that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it gives Engie an undue …

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Jun 22

Time for the EIB to lead on the clean energy transition

Current EIB's financing to fossil fuels

Time for the EU’s bank to lead on the clean energy transition Source: www.counter-balance.org/eibshift/

Jun 21

Asylum applications in Europe: trends and figures

Asylum applications in Europe.

The European Parliament provides infographic for easy access to asylum applications in Europe. See the data here.

Jun 21

EU plans to close the gap in high-performance computing

None of the world’s 10 most powerful super computers are currently in the EU, even though our researchers need them to use big data and advance scientific discoveries. On 19 June Parliament’s industry committee voted in favour of supporting a plan to acquire and develop European high-performance computers that would rank among the world’s top …

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