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Parliament votes on EU-wide tech tax

MEPs are set to vote on the introduction of a digital tax, the first of its kind, targeting major tech companies. On Thursday 13 December, MEPs will vote on two reports which call on the EU to introduce a common system for taxing digital services from tech giants, allowing member states to tax profits generated…
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WiFi4EU winners 2018

The first 2,800 municipalities that have won a WiFi4EU voucher have been announced. Those municipalities, which did not win a voucher this time, can apply for the next calls. A second call will be launched in the beginning of 2019. The first WiFi4EU call for proposals took place from 7-9 November 2018. More than 13,000…
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European Social Fund: fighting poverty and unemployment

The European Social Fund plays a major role in fighting poverty and unemployment in Europe. MEPs wants to upgrade its role so that more people can be helped. Find out how. Boosting the European Social Fund  On 3 December Parliament's employment committee voted in favour of updated rules to tackle unemployment and high rates of…
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Parliament this week: pesticides, visas, fight against terrorism

This week Parliament committees vote on proposals to better fight terrorism and to strengthen the authorisation procedure for pesticides. MEPs also vote on updated short-stay visa rules. In a meeting on Monday, Parliament’s civil liberties committee votes on two proposals aimed at strengthening the fight against terrorism and organised crime. The first proposal would tighten…
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