Huge telephone bills ruining your holiday budget, an Internet connection not delivering on its promises: these experiences will be soon old memories. Almost two years after the European Commission put forward its proposal for a telecoms single market, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council.

On 29 June 2015, the Latvian presidency of the Council reached anunderstanding with the European Parliament on the main principles to be included in the draft directive on network and information security (NIS). These principles will then need to be turned into legal provisions to allow for a final deal on the directive at a later stage.

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in May 2015, stable compared with April 20154, and down from 11.6% in May 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2012. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.6% in May 2015, also stable compared with April 2015 and down from 10.3% in May 2014.

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s long-term lending institution, has granted a EUR 150 million loan to Banco Santander Brasil for on-lending to private small and medium enterprises and midcap companies in Brazil. EIB Vice-President Román Escolano and the CEO of Banco Santander Brasil, Jesús Zabalza,

On June 19, 2015, the Agreement betweenJapan and the Sultanate of Oman for the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investment (the Japan-Oman Investment Agreement) was signed by H.E. Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Khalid Al-Muslahi, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman toJapan, inTokyo.

Minister for Trade and Investment, and the minister responsible for tourism Andrew Robb, welcomed figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing for the year ending March 2015, international arrivals increased eight per cent to reach seven million arrivals for the first time.

Nel periodo gennaio-marzo 2015, i ricorsi pervenuti complessivamente nei due gradi di giudizio sono stati 78.992, con un incremento del 4,54% (pari a 3.429 ricorsi) rispetto all’analogo periodo del 2014. In particolare, sono pervenuti 60.885 ricorsi presso le Commissioni tributarie provinciali e 18.107 appelli presso le Commissioni tributarie regionali.

Il CSC rileva un incremento della produzione industriale dello 0,2% in giugno su maggio quando è stata stimata una variazione di +0,3% su aprile. Nel secondo trimestre del 2015 il CSC stima un aumento della produzione dello 0,5% sul primo, quando si era registrato un progresso dello 0,3% sul precedente.

Nel corso degli ultimi cinque anni, il numero di turisti cinesi diretti all'estero è raddoppiato, passando da 57,4 milioni a 116,6 milioni di persone, e questo forte trend di crescita sembra destinato a continuare nei prossimi anni.  Da un sondaggio su circa 3.000 viaggiatori cinesi di ceto medio e alto, risulta che Giappone e Corea del Sud hanno

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