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Animate Europe 2019 comics competition launched, asking what are the benefits of the EU?

What does the European Union mean to you? What are its benefits? In these turbulent times, the latest Animate Europe competition is challenging comic creators worldwide to come up with a comic addressing the value of the EU – and four finalists will have their work published in anthology in 2019. In 2013, the Friedrich Naumann FoundationContinue reading Animate Europe 2019 comics competition launched, asking what are the benefits of the EU?

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Who the heck are Europe Comics, anyway? A quick guide to this exciting pan-European project

Many comics fans with a social media presence may have noticed sponsored ads for a project called Europe Comics popping up in their feeds. I’ve run a couple of stories on some books and re-posted some of their items, but I hadn’t quite appreciated just how ambitious or exciting this project was until they postedContinue reading Who the heck are Europe Comics, anyway? A quick guide to this exciting pan-European project

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Comic Creators take to Twitter to protest at EU VAT changes that will cripple their business

  With so little time before the European Parliament shuts for Christmas, the VAT Action Group urged its supporters to take to Twitter this morning in an urgent bid to show both EU commissioners and the UK government that we are not going to stand for the changes that will cripple many small businesses across Europe. British comicContinue reading Comic Creators take to Twitter to protest at EU VAT changes that will cripple their business

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Comic creators and fans urged to sign new #VATMESS petition

  (Updated 13th December 2014, update at end of story): A new pan European petition protesting at the implementation of new VAT rules aimed at large corporations avoiding paying tax in the countries they trade has just been launched. I hope you will consider signing it, because the tax changes that come into force affectContinue reading Comic creators and fans urged to sign new #VATMESS petition

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British comic creators join protest over #VATMOSS (Updated 8th December 2014)

  (Updated 8th December 2014 to include new links): We don’t normally dip our toes into the murky world of politics, but Europe-wide changes to the way VAT is charged for services set to be introduced in January 2015, agreed back in 2008, are causing concern among small comics press creators. Although MP David MorrisContinue reading British comic creators join protest over #VATMOSS (Updated 8th December 2014)