Tuesday

20th Feb 2018

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EU presidency 'confident' on posted workers agreement

"We are confident that there is a possibility to reach an agreement" to revise the posted workers directive, Estonian labour minister Jevgeni Ossinovski said Monday while arriving at a meeting in Luxembourg. Ossinovski, who chairs the meeting as EU presidency, said he was "confident that there is a will" from member states to overcome differences on the length of posting and whether to include transport in the directive.

EU taxpayers risk bailing out MEP pension scheme

An MEP voluntary pension scheme is running a €326 million actuarial deficit. The Luxembourg-based fund, set to manage to scheme, is said to have invested the money in controversial sectors like the arms industry.

Poland shows no sign of concessions to Commission

While the dialogue between Warsaw and the Commission has improved since new prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki entered office, there is no sign of compromise over rule of law concerns - as the clock ticks towards a March deadline.

News in Brief

  1. MEPs approve anti-smuggling bill on tobacco
  2. SPD members start voting on new Merkel-led government
  3. Barroso lobbied Katainen for Goldman Sachs
  4. Berlusconi's coalition ahead with 34.7% support
  5. Moscovici: Greece '99 percent' there to get new bailout
  6. Simone Veil to enter France's Pantheon in July
  7. German poll puts far-right AfD ahead of SPD for first time
  8. Commissioners poised to join EU-Mexico trade talks

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