EU wants Brexit transition ended by December 2020

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:01
The European Commission wishes the post-Brexit transition to be completed by the 31st of December 2020, the end of the EU’s current Multiannual Financial Framework, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday.
Statistics published on Tuesday, by Eurostat, show labour costs have increased more slowly in Belgium in the third quarter than in the rest of the eurozone.
The European Commission on Monday opened an in-depth investigation into the corporate tax structure in the Netherlands of Inter IKEA, one of the two divisions of the Swedish furniture giant.
Federica Mogherini defended the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) in her speech last week at the European Parliament plenary session and claimed that Iran has committed never to develop any nuclear weapons.
Brexit is becoming less and less popular in the UK.
The Summit last week adopted conclusions on security and defense, social dimension, education and culture, climate change, and Jerusalem but not on migration policy although the issue was on the agenda. The discussion which was described as frank and sober focused on refugee allocation quotas, an issue where member states…
Prime Minister Charles Michel requested that the issue of status of Jerusalem should be addressed at the European Summit that took place in Brussels yesterday, following president Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

E-commerce in Europe stable since 2014

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:00
Last year, 16% of enterprises located in the EU and employing at least 10 persons had received orders via a website or via apps. In Belgium web sales were used by 21 % of the enterprises.

British expats in Brussels protest Brexit

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:19
British expats living in Brussels faced a snowy Brussels on Monday to protest the British exit from the European Union.
Deposed Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont said on Tuesday that he would “run the risk” of going back to Spain if he won the election in Catalonia on the 21st of December next, the Spanish daily, La Vanguardia, reported.