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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

EU Commission: Closing statement by Michel Barnier at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the state of ...

Closing statement by Michel Barnier at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the state of play of the negotiations with the United Kingdom

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 3 October 2017 Thank you, President. At the end of this dense, lively, and lengthy debate, I would first like to thank the European Parliament for the numerous messages of support for the work I have the honour of doing, with...

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ECB opens Visitor Centre
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Second quarter of 2017 - EU28 current account surplus €41.9 bn - €39.5 bn surplus for trade in services

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 October 2017 The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €41.9 billion (1.1% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €49.4 billion (1.3% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2017...

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August 2017 compared with July 2017 - Volume of retail trade down by 0.5% in euro area - Stable in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 4 October 2017 In August 2017 compared with July 2017, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19), while it remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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State aid: Commission finds Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon worth around €250 million

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 October 2017 The European Commission has concluded that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU State aid rules because it allowed Amazon to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.

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