EU, Norway Initial VAT Cooperation Agreement

The European Commission has announced the initialling of an agreement with Norway on value-added tax (VAT), covering administrative cooperation, recovery assistance, and anti-fraud activity. Negotiations on the agreement were ... Read More

Ryanair set to turn away from UK as Brexit looms

Ryanair has said this morning that a hard Brexit will significantly disrupt flights between the UK and the EU and that it plans to move its focus elsewhere as ... Read More
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Bank of England released Monetary Policy; Bank Rate held at 0.25%

Bank of England has issued today an announcement to release a summary of its Monetary policy as it was voted in its meeting ended on 10 May 2017. Bank Rate ... Read More
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The decline and fall of the EU

This article identifies the headwinds faced by the EU in the wake of Brexit. Without the UK, not only does the EU lose much of its importance on the ... Read More
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Lloyd’s of London moving EU business to Brussels after Article 50 triggered, according to reports

As the UK waits for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and kick off the Brexit process, Lloyd’s of London has reportedly come to a decision on where to ... Read More

Qatar sees Brexit as an opportunity

Qatar sees Britain’s exit from the EU as an opportunity to boost supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the world’s fifth-largest economy and is open to investing in ... Read More
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E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders

New powers for national authorities to check whether e-commerce websites geo-block consumers, track down rogue traders or even, subject to safeguards inserted by MEPs, order that websites hosting scams ... Read More
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EU Council to close down hybrid mismatches between EU an non-EU countries tax systems

On 21 February 2017, the Council agreed its position on rules aimed at closing down ‘hybrid mismatches’ with the tax systems of third countries. The draft directive is the latest of a number ... Read More
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ESAS warn on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing risks affecting the EU financial sector

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – ESAs) published a Joint Opinion addressed to the European Commission on the risks of money laundering (ML) and terrorist ... Read More
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ESMA publishes 2017 Suprvision plan for CRAs, Trade Repositories and 3rd Country CCPs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published its Annual Report and Supervision Work Programmes (Report) setting out its main areas of supervisory focus for credit rating ... Read More
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