EU bulletin 2nd February 2016 Wildlife could suffer from Brexit

February 2, 2016 10:34 AM
By Peter Morris, European Movement

With the European Commission's strong leadership on Capital Markets Union, Europe can give its dynamic businesses the tools they need to turn 2016 into the year of the unicorn, writes Michael Collins,deputy chief executive and public affairs director of Invest Europe, in an opinion piece in EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/unlocking-europes-business-potential-321478

The consequences of Brexit could be disastrous for the UK's nature and wildlife, as most environmental regulation comes from the EU, Journal de l'Environement reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/climate-environment/brexit-threat-uk-nature-and-wildlife-say-experts-321473

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will open its first office in Latin America, a decision made as a result of its "growing" activity in the region, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/eib-opens-panama-its-first-latin-american-offices-321466

Companies that admit to breaking the law could be rewarded with lower fines to help speed up anti-competitive investigations, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday, according to Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-antitrust-fines-idUKKCN0VA2HL

The European Commission wants to slap fines on countries that discriminate against European companies in bidding for public projects, Politico reports: http://www.politico.eu/article/commission-fines-to-protect-internal-market-public-money-protectionism/

German anti-immigrant and eurosceptic party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has found itself cornered over comments on shooting refugees who try to cross the border illegally, reports EUobserver: https://euobserver.com/migration/132100