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    1. January 29, 2015

      EU reforms to break up big banks at risk

      Reforms to break up Europe’s big banks are on course to be weakened by pressure from France and Britain for maximum national...

    2. January 29, 2015

      EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions

      Increasingly divided EU ministers failed to issue a specific threat of further economic sanctions against Russia on...

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    1. January 28, 2015

      German fear of tribunals threatens EU-US trade deal

      The red-brick neo-Gothic villas on Hamburg’s waterfront are a vivid reminder of the prosperity that maritime trade has...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Preserve competition in the UK mobile market

      Britain’s mobile business is going through a frenzy of speed dating. In the past month, the UK’s traditional fixed-line...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Germany should recall its time in Europe’s sick bay

      Not all Germans believe in God,” said Jacques Delors, former European Commission president, “but they all believe in the...

    4. January 27, 2015

      No quarter needs to be given over changes to reporting

      Social media allows oversharers to update the world on topics the world is indifferent to, ranging from their love lives to...

    5. January 26, 2015

      Who will blink now Syriza has won?

      Three years ago, Syriza was only just recognisable as a modern political party. Today it is the new government of Greece,...

    6. January 20, 2015

      European politics emerges as one of the top global risk factors

      The last time the global economic elite met in Davos, 2015 was seen as the year Europe would finally emerge from the shadows...

    7. January 20, 2015

      EU digital economy commissioner tells Google to make concessions

      Google must make further concessions to the European Union to resolve the long-running competition case in internet search,...

    8. January 19, 2015

      O2 and 3: new maths

      In the calculus of European telecoms, less is more. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda depends on investment to...

    9. January 16, 2015

      European Commission lays bare Amazon tax deal with Luxembourg

      Luxembourg’s unorthodox tax deal with Amazon was laid bare by European Commission investigators on Friday, who believe it...

    10. January 14, 2015

      ‘Sweetheart’ tax deals inquiry a setback for Jean-Claude Juncker

      The European Parliament is poised to launch a full inquiry into sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies, in a...

    11. January 14, 2015

      Troika in question after EU court ruling on bond-buying plan

      The much-hated “troika” that has overseen a succession of eurozone bailouts may be dismantled — not by voters enraged at its...

    12. January 13, 2015

      Public backlash threatens EU trade deal with the US

      The EU has been hit by a stinging public backlash against its landmark trade deal with the US, making it increasingly...

    13. January 13, 2015

      Brussels signals more flexibility on French and Italian budgets

      The European Commission signalled it may show leniency towards Italian and French spending plans by unveiling new guidelines...

    14. Brussels Blog

      January 12, 2015

      A day of reckoning for EU-US trade deal

      One year ago, Karel de Gucht, the EU’s trade commissioner, asked people to write in and voice their concerns about the most...

    15. January 9, 2015

      Europe: Deflation decoded

      The spectre of deflation descended over the global economy this week as the eurozone recorded falling prices for the first...

    16. January 8, 2015

      Jean-Claude Juncker proposes further €1.8bn aid for Ukraine

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, proposed a third EU bailout programme for Ukraine on Thursday,...

    17. January 6, 2015

      European democracy cannot be clubby world of familiar faces

      What to do about the insurgence of unfamiliar faces on Europe’s political scene? Anticipating a victory for the leftwing...

    18. January 5, 2015

      US to resume importing beef from Ireland

      The European Commission is pressing the US to allow all EU countries to resume exporting beef to the American market after...

    19. December 30, 2014

      Public transport businesses challenge charity minibuses

      The operations of charities and other voluntary groups that use minibuses are being challenged by public transport...

    20. December 29, 2014

      Cash-rich European groups need to follow Juncker’s lead

      Compared with the usual pace of activities at the European Commission, 2014 has ended with a bang. With much fanfare, the...

    21. December 27, 2014

      Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

      Leo Tindemans’ Report on the European Union in 1975 was instrumental in shaping the course of the continent's integration....

    22. December 26, 2014

      Silicon Valley comes under fire in Europe

      The global march of Silicon Valley companies began to face serious resistance in Europe this year, as the continent’s...

    23. December 21, 2014

      Has PayPal any right to deprive me of my coffee?

      Sir, It is not just cigar-smokers who should be happy at the US detente with Cuba. Last week, just before the announcement,...

    24. December 18, 2014

      Luxembourg abandons attempt to keep tax list secret

      Luxembourg has agreed to hand over a list of the hundreds of tax deals signed with some of the world’s largest businesses...

    25. December 17, 2014

      UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on track

      David Cameron will join industry bodies and other European leaders on Thursday to demand fresh impetus in talks on a...

    26. December 17, 2014

      Uber calls on Brussels to stop French ban

      Uber, the San Francisco-based car hailing app business, has tried to circumvent attempts to stop it operating in France by...

    27. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

    28. December 15, 2014

      Berlin and Brussels rage over road tolls

      A row has erupted between Berlin and Brussels over Germany’s contentious plan to introduce motorway tolls for cars that only...

    29. December 14, 2014

      A topsy-turvy EU world of power, money and politics

      One of the more peculiar characteristics of the EU is an inverse relationship between political power and control over...

    30. December 14, 2014

      Eltifs: grand goals for a humble fund structure

      The recently unveiled €315bn plan from Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, to bolster flagging...

    31. December 14, 2014

      Hedge funds contest Banco Espírito Santo bailout decision

      A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euros in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit...

    32. December 11, 2014

      Spain’s flawed challenge to the mighty Google

      Google is in conflict with European governments and regulators on many fronts, most notably regarding its market power and...

    33. December 10, 2014

      European telecoms industry sees return of conditions for growth

      The European telecoms industry will return to growth in 2016 after six years of declining revenues as investments in fibre...

    34. December 9, 2014

      Disney, Skype and Reckitt dragged into Luxembourg tax row

      Disney and Koch Industries have become the latest companies to be dragged into the growing row over secret tax deals in...

    35. December 9, 2014

      France and Germany share the pain over fund for bank failures

      Germany and France are to share the pain for funding Europe’s banking union, under a deal that eases French lenders’...

    36. December 9, 2014

      Snap election in Greece reignites fears for eurozone

      Greece’s political woes re-erupted as a threat to global financial stability on Tuesday, triggering the biggest drop on the...

    37. December 7, 2014

      Ageing Europe needs the new blood immigration brings

      In a Europe defined by ageing societies, shrinking workforces and stagnant living standards, immigration is both a partial...

    38. December 5, 2014

      Basel Committee raps EU on global capital rules

      The European Union is failing to implement fully global capital rules aimed at making banks more resilient, according to a...

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