Category: eu

EU Cracks Down On Passport Schemes

EU Cracks Down On Passport Schemes:

Reuters noted that in 13 EU countries — Austria, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Greece, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Britain, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and France — there are government schemes in which wealthy people can get citizenship or residence rights in return for large investments. Reuters noted that Hungary ended its program.

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EMSR322: Hurricane Michael over the coast of Florida, Alabama and Georgia

EMSR322: Hurricane Michael over the coast of Florida, Alabama and Georgia:

Press Release:

The EU’s Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service has been activated on the request of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the US authorities face Hurricane Michael. Maps will be provided for Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said: “Our Emergency Response Coordination Centre is monitoring the situation 24/7. We are helping our American friends face yet another threatening hurricane. Our thoughts are with all the people who are in the path of this powerful storm. The EU stands ready to provide further assistance”. This is the second time this year Copernicus has been activated for hurricanes in the US. Photos of the Emergency Centre are available, as well as a video of the EU’s Copernicus programme and a factsheet on the EU’s emergency centre.

EU always answer a call for help! Lets us know how we can help.

EU ministers seek slightly more ambition in CO2 cars bill

EU ministers seek slightly more ambition in CO2 cars bill:

At a press conference, Kostinger said the council wanted cars to emit 35 percent less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2020 – as opposed to the original proposal of 30 percent from the European Commission.

European ❤, from Sarah Saboteur

European
❤, from Sarah Saboteur

Good news for people who like to shop and book online or like to…

Good news for people who like to shop and book online or like to travel. Bye bye credit card surcharges!

Since 2018, no shops or traders in the EU are allowed to apply any additional fees to my purchases just for using a credit or debit card.

More information can be found here:
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/financial-products-and-services/payments-transfers-cheques/index_en.htm

When you make a cross-border payment in euros, Romanian lei and Swedish krona within the EU, your bank can’t charge you more than it would for an equivalent national transaction. Even banks based in EU countries outside the euro area must apply this rule.

This includes any:

  • transfers between bank accounts in different EU countries
  • withdrawals from cash machines/ATMs in EU countries
  • payments by debit or credit card across the EU
  • direct debit transactions

EU agrees on lower sales tax for e-books, online papers

EU agrees on lower sales tax for e-books, online papers:

Because as Jeremy Hunt just proved this week, reading is important!

Which European nations lead the way with renewable energy? Euronews Answers

Which European nations lead the way with renewable energy? Euronews Answers:

Which languages do you speak?

65% know at least one foreign language in the EU

EU says UK must recover billions in lost customs duties

EU says UK must recover billions in lost customs duties:

Brussels has given London two months to recover 2.7 billion euros in lost customs duties or risk referral to the EU’s top court.

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EU fraud watchdog says the UK turned a blind eye to the rampant use of fake invoices and customs claims, despite having been warned about the risk of fraud.