June 2018 archive

Trust in the Union and optimism about the future is growing

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.  

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.

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.

State aid in Luxembourg

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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Time for the EIB to lead on the clean energy transition

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

Asylum applications in Europe: trends and figures

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

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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