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Asylum in the EU Member States
During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).
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The Joint Committee of the 3 European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) have published its final Guidelines on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
Report: Protectionism on the Rise, EU Successful in Countering Barriers27/06/2017 13:10:00
European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered in 2016 alone. The 36 obstacles created in 2016 could affect EU exports that are currently worth around €27 billon.
New rules facilitating cross-border insolvency proceedings enters into force27/06/2017 10:51:00
The new rules on cross-border insolvency proceedings, proposed by the EC in 2012 and adopted by the EU legislators in 2015, will enter into force throughout the EU.
EU scales up its assistance against cholera outbreak in Yemen26/06/2017 16:05:00
The EC is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5m, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8m.