It was the first European Council chaired by Donald Tusk as President and it followed a shorter format, a 'one day summit'. It allowed EU leaders to take clear decisions and set firmer orientations on:

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 7.5m agreement with the Spanish automotive supplier Maier S. Coop. for its RDI activities in the field of automotive components. This is the first EIB transaction inSpain supported by “InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators” under its MidCap Growth Finance instrument, with the

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion along with an Advice on Investment-based crowdfunding. The Opinion clarifies the EU rules applicable to crowdfunding, while the Advice highlights issues for consideration by the EU institutions to achieve greater regulatory and supervisory convergence within the EU.

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Prospects for Croatia’s strong recovery from recession and return to the pre-recession growth rates are slim unless the country vigorously moves forward in addressing the structural weaknesses of its economy, according to the World Bank’s new Public Finance Review: Restructuring Spending for Stability and Growth report.

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Official figures published show that the number of private sector businesses in theUK has reached 5 million for the first time at the start of 2014. This is a record annual increase of 330,000 businesses (up 6.7%) on last year. There has also been an increase of 66,000 (up 5.5%) in the number of employing businesses,

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France’s one-year presidency of the European Gendarmerie Force was brought to a close on December5 inParis. This force, which was established in 2004 and can be deployed under civilian or military command, is an instrument for managing external crises; it now includes 7 countries (France,Italy,Spain, theNetherlands,Portugal,

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Il Ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico Federica Guidi e il Segretario di Stato per l’Industria, l’Artigianato e il Commercio Marco Arzilli hanno firmato un Protocollo d’Intesa per “l'implementazione di un sistema strutturato di rapporti volto allo sviluppo dell'innovazione, in particolare la realizzazione del

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Il 17 dicembre, la Presidenza italiana del Consiglio dell’Unione europea è giunta a un accordo politico con il Parlamento europeo al fine di incrementare ulteriormente l’armonizzazione prevedendo un livello uniforme di commissioni in tutta l’Unione e di aumentare la trasparenza. Secondo questo accordo, l’importo massimo delle

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Secondo un recente studio di mercato, il mercato immobiliare di prestigio risulta stagnante e ciò malgrado un primo trimestre 2014 che lasciava presagire una ripresa. Il settore soffre in effetti di una “paralisi” delle transazioni e se fino ad ora il settore del lusso si manteneva in buona salute,

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