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  • AIE attended an interesting debate on Tuesday 18th October organized by the European Ombudsman on Truth, Facts and Social Media and how to cope with it in future journalism. Emily O' Reilly – the European Ombudsman - launched the debate by suspecting that if the most pro EU of us, had spent the six months prior to Brexit reading nothing but the Daily Mail (a mass market tabloid with a highly political anti-EU agenda), many of us might also have voted to leave.

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  • MEPs adopted Mid-September a report from Guillaume Balas (French Socialist MEP) on the highly controversial subject of social dumping, bringing the EU one step closer to revising the Posting of Workers Directive, despite vigorous opposition in the East. The report also addresses a suitable balance between the demands of work, family commitments and personal life and provoked discussion on minimum income schemes across the EU.

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  • As a follow-up to the joint co-signed letter in July, the AIE and Solar Power Europe met on Tuesday 20 September 2016 with the Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner on Trade, to discuss the solar panels and cells trade case.

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  • ‘AIE Council of Delegates highlights the year 2016 and embraces new digital challenges and business models in electrical vehicles within the conference ‘AIE Connecting’. Brussels, 15 September 2016 – From 8-10 September, the Association for Electrical Contractors [AIE] convened in Oslo for its General Assembly hosted by Nelfo, the Norwegian trade association for the electrical industry.

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  • On the 5th of July, the letter was finalized and sent by 34 solar and renewable energy organisations to Commissioner Malmström calling on the European Commission to end punitive trade measures on Chinese solar panels and cells. The AIE and other signatories, representing over 1,3 million European jobs, believe that the measures are having a negative impact on the solar sector in Europe.

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