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23/03/2021

Customs Agency, handbook on electronic commerce with Great Britain

The Customs Agency has published a handbook to guide e-commerce traders with Great Britain after Brexit. The document shall contain the necessary details for the preparation of the document intended for the final consumer, together with the charges and costs incurred by customs and the shipping costs to be borne [...]
23/03/2021

New guidelines on "Next Generation EU"

The European Commission has updated the guidelines for the preparation of the national plans "for recovery and resilience" to be submitted by each Member State to make use of the 672.5 billion euros of the Next Generation EU programme, the European Instrument designed to guide recovery from the economic crisis [...]
23/03/2021

EU, 3 billion euros for innovation

The European Parliament and the EU Member States have reached an agreement on the new strategic innovation agenda of the European Institute of Technological Innovation (EIT) and on an update of the EIT’s legal basis. Thanks to this agreement, the EIT will align itself with the EU’s research and innovation [...]
23/03/2021

EU Commission: an open, sustainable and assertive trade policy

Yesterday, 18 February, the European Commission defined its trade strategy for the coming years. Reflecting the concept of open strategic autonomy, it builds on the openness of the EU to contribute to economic recovery through support for green and digital transformations, as well as a renewed focus on strengthening multilateralism [...]
23/03/2021

Smart working, the EU commission consults with the social partners

The EU Commission has launched the first phase of the consultation of the European social partners on how to improve the working conditions of people working through digital work platforms. Platform work is developing rapidly in the EU in an increasing number of business sectors. It can offer more flexibility, [...]
23/03/2021

Industry, EU provides 10 billion euros for new partnerships

The EU will provide nearly 10 billion euros in funding for the establishment of ten new partnerships between the EU, the Member States and industry. The aim is to accelerate the transition to a green, climate-neutral and digital Europe and to improve the resilience and competitiveness of European industry. As [...]
23/03/2021

EU measures to support digitalisation

The European Commission has published a guidance model to supervise Member States in measures to support the digitalisation of the media in the context of national recovery and resilience plans. The guidance template is a technical document providing sectoral guidance on the three cases where: the support does not involve [...]
19/02/2021

Travel, new security measures for those arriving in Europe

International travellers entering the EU will have to comply with stricter rules to reduce the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. The new safety measures have been proposed by the European Commission in response to the spread of new variants of the coronavirus and a health situation which is still [...]