As the Brexit talks enter a critical phase, we are still no nearer to knowing what the exact future of EU-UK relations will look like.
The negotiation of Open Skies agreements is a key pillar of the European Union’s external aviation policy. Such agreements are a way to improve market access for European airlines, but also to facilitate the harmonisation of safety, security and environmental standards.
Donald Trump’s new tax reform law has triggered the largest corporate tax reduction in US history, reducing the corporate rate from 35 per cent to 21 per cent. Individual rates have also been modified and simplified, however not everyone will pay less taxes on an individual basis and the individual changes will phase out over time, ending after seven years.
The inauguration of Donald Trump one year ago led to a declaration by people connected with the new administration that 2017 would see significant progress on the legislative front that would lead to a major overhaul in tax, trade, infrastructure, health and investment amongst others.
Despite the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK being labelled as some of the ‘most transparent’ ever, the uncertainty over the end result has been daunting for companies.
Europe is to have a new Battery Alliance. It emerged last month from a high-level meeting on battery development and production in Europe organised by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovic.
The European Commission’s Strategy on Plastics has attracted a lot of attention over the last couple of months. Expected to be released in December, it will put forward the Commission’s vision for improving the sustainability of the plastics industry in Europe, as a key element of its Circular Economy Strategy.