Poorer out than in

April 28, 2016 9:28 AM

82% of British financial technology companies want the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, according to recent a poll by the industry association. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports: http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brexit-a-threat-to-londons-fintech-dominance-industry-says/

The U.K.'s per capita income would have been 25 percent lower if Britain hadn't joined the EU in 1973, according to a study by three academics showing that contrary to popular belief, rich countries benefited more than poor ones from being in the EU, reports Politico Morning Exchange: https://dub129.mail.live.com/?tid=cm3s2FyRMN5hGdjQAkgYi0uA2&fid=flinbox

The European Union's police mission in Kosovo and local law enforcement conducted a major operation against an Albanian-Serb organized crime ring on Wednesday, according to media reports picked up by AP and Politico: http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-kosovo-police-break-organized-crime-ring-commission-jean-claude-juncker/

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is opening a "new chapter" to overcome some of its early mistakes, and plans to expand by adding food, the digitalisation of industry and urban mobility to its priority areas for supporting new innovation projects, reports EurActiv. Originally conceived as a European version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, the EIT was founded in 2008 in order to support innovation across the EU: http://www.euractiv.com/section/innovation-industry/news/european-mit-will-look-for-innovators-in-food-industry-and-urban-mobility/

Projects in Senegal helping disabled schoolchildren and rescuing street kids have appealed for a continuation of their EU funding, as Brussels officials fly in for a summit in the capital, Dakar, with leaders of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations on Thursday (28 April), reports EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/news/senegal-aid-projects-appeal-for-eu-funding-ahead-of-dakar-summit/

[European] Commission health chief Vytenis Andriukaitis wants the European Commission to be more transparent when it comes to tobacco lobbying and warned that EU institutions faced losing citizen's trust if no action was taken, reports EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/health-commissioner-vows-to-lobby-commission-on-tobacco-transparency/

German finance minister Schaeuble will propose a 10-point plan on tax havens on Thursday (28 April), reports EUobserver. Among other issues, he wants to make it easier for auditors to pass on information on ownership of offshore companies to tax authorities. He also wants to blacklist Panama if it refuses to cooperate: https://euobserver.com/tickers/133244