“TTIP talks transparency should become the rule and not just the exception”

13 Oct 2014, keywords :
EU national governments, in the form of the Council of the EU, published the negotiating mandate for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) last week (Thursday 9 October).

Europe Academy seminar on Taxation in Europe and tax authorities at the heart of the crisis

9 Oct 2014
More political will and more resources were key words during the CESI Europe Academy’s opening day of its seminar on Taxation in Europe: tax authorities at the heart of the crisis. The seminar, taking place in Brussels 9-10 October, brings together... Read more

Principle of freedom of association for armed forces upheld by Court

8 Oct 2014
On 2 October 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) overruled France in its attempt to prevent the general right of association for armed forces. While certain restrictions can apply to military personnel in trade unions, a ban on trade union... Read more

The detail will determine success for Commissioner Dombrovski

7 Oct 2014, keywords :
The European Parliament yesterday held its hearing of the designated Commissioner for the Euro and Social Dialogue, former Prime Minister of Latvia Valdis Dombrovskis. A promising approach was offered by Mr Dombrovskis through his words; however it will... Read more

Working Time Directive: new term, new impetus?

After lengthy discussions and negotiations, the revision of the Working Time Directive failed. With the potential to relaunch the issue, the European Commission could pave the way for European social partners to find an agreement. In light of this, CESI... Read more