In the digital age copyright-protected works are often made available and used cross-border especially via the internet. Service providers want to offer their services across the Member States just as consumers wish to access works from other Member States. Different exception rules in the various Member States can be an obstacle in cross-border situations.
The cepDefault-Index 2017 suggests that there is a greater differentiation in national bond yields and points out that the trends in creditworthiness of the eurozone countries diverge starkly. Whilst the creditworthiness of two thirds of the eurozone countries is increasing year on year (such as in Germany and the Netherlands), it is diminishing just as steadily in other eurozone countries or, as in the case of Greece, has long since disappeared.
In cep's view, the increased inclusion of land use, land use change and forestry into EU climate policy is appropriate because GHG removals are just as important for climate protection as GHG emissions. At the same time, Member States should be permitted to set off emission-reducing land-use changes and afforestation programmes without restriction when they reach their GHG emissions limits.
Just shortly after the visit of Greek finance minister Varoufakis, ECB president Mario Draghi announced that the ECB will no longer accept Greek sovereign bonds as collateral for refinancing operations of banks at the ECB starting February 12, 2015. cep-finance expert Bert Van Roosebeke sees this as a clear vote of no-confidence by the ECB against the Greek government. "After days of increasingly abstruse proposals for funding the Greek sovereign debt by third parties, the ECB seems to have lost its patience. The ECB shows very clearly that it does not want to be caught up in the political dispute
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Moscow that Greece could become “a major transit country for the whole of the south of Europe and not only the south but maybe for central Europe.” If Greece joins Russia’s new Turkish Stream pipeline project “it will get good money from transit, we are talking about hundreds of millions of euros every year just for transit, just like that,” Putin said. cep energy expert Moritz Bonn, however, notes that the Turkish Stream pipeline needs to meet the requirements of the EU
The EU Commission has no plan ‘B’ in place if Britain votes to leave the European Union, EU Economc Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said according to Reuters. “The day we start talking about a plan `B' is the day we no longer believe in our plan 'A'. I have just one plan. The United Kingdom in a united Europe,” Moscovici said in a French television interview. Britons will vote June 23 on whether to remain a member of the EU. “If there was a vote for Great Britain to leave the EU, it will be an inversion of the historic dynamic of the past years which has seen more countries join the bloc
A YouGov survey for The Times newspaper, taken in the two days after British Prime Minister David Cameron set out a proposed EU reform deal, showed 45 percent of Britons would vote to leave the EU compared with the 36 percent who want to remain, Reuters reported. European Council President Donald Tusk had published the draft terms for a new EU membership deal for Britain on Tuesday. The YouGov survey found that just 22 percent of voters agree that the deal is a good one, while 56 percent think the proposed changes to Britain's EU membership terms do not go far enough, Newsweek reported. Cameron said
restriction on the freedom of movement of workers will be possible. Free access to the EU internal market is, however, unlikely to be achievable by way of such a treaty. For the EU, Brexit is more than just an
properties that had previously not had space cooling. Sales of residential air conditioning units were estimated at just over 3 million units per year in 2010, rising to 4.5 million by 2030 (ARMINES 2008 [...] outdoor unit joined by refrigerant pipework) with multi- splits providing just over 10% of the capacity (single outdoor unit with two or more indoor units, ARMINES 2008). Window-mounted units account for
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consistently granted to foreign investors. Include national treatment in TTIP - as in CETA National treatment means that the foreign investor must be treated just like a domestic investor. Without it [...] -edged. If this right of action itself becomes politicised, this argument comes to nothing. The politicisation will then just be shifted: it will no longer take place between the states but between the
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