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    July 28, 2014

    Russian sanctions: leaked "phase three" legislation

    A Vienna branch of Sberbank, Russia's largest state-owned bank, which would be covered Although a large chunk of Brussels...

  2. July 27, 2014

    Europe’s banking union faces legal challenge in Germany

    Europe’s banking union is set to face a challenge in Germany’s constitutional court, a development that threatens to...

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  1. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  2. Brussels Blog

    July 25, 2014

    Van Rompuy's letter on Russia: the complete text

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, with Van Rompuy at a January summit in Brussels After weeks of equivocation that...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Bulgarian government resigns, battered and unloved

    And it's goodbye from him Bulgaria’s battered and unloved government formally resigned on July 24, its reputation shaken by...

  5. Brussels Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions memo: the details

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy wonders if monopolies are ever a good thing and whether, if corporate monopolies...

  7. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing...

  8. July 22, 2014

    Brussels considers reopening Google antitrust settlement

    Brussels is weighing whether to reopen its draft antitrust settlement with Google, in a move that leaves the carefully...

  9. July 20, 2014

    Sharp fall looms among top ranks of UK officials in EU Commission

    The number of British officials working in the EU Commission is heading for a “cliff edge” as top bureaucrats approach...

  10. July 20, 2014

    CSRC to ease controls on foreign ownership

    Global asset managers face rethinking their strategies for accessing the rapidly growing $572bn Chinese funds market after...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Apple faces threat of legal action over ‘in app’ payments

    Apple may face legal action in Europe over claims that it has not done enough to stop children making “in app” purchases...

  12. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Juncker and Cameron High 5

    Lieven Creemers/EPA A handout photograph made available by the European Commission shows Jean-Claude Juncker and David...

  14. July 17, 2014

    Respite for derivatives deals from incoming European rules

    Swaps dealers and banks are set to win a respite from meeting incoming European derivatives rules after regulators admitted...

  15. July 17, 2014

    EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

    A summit of European leaders held to pick the three remaining top EU jobs broke up early Thursday morning with no deal on...

  16. July 16, 2014

    Lord Hill clears out his lobbying links

    Britain’s candidate to be EU commissioner is selling his £375,000 stake in a public affairs group in a bid to avert a clash...

  17. July 16, 2014

    Q&A: The confusing contest for the EU’s top jobs

    After Tuesday’s official coronation of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission, EU leaders at a...

  18. July 15, 2014

    UK aims for top EU economy portfolio

    David Cameron will on Wednesday attempt to seize control of one of Europe’s top economic portfolios after his most sweeping...

  19. July 15, 2014

    Cameron gives his government a eurosceptic edge

    David Cameron has given his government a eurosceptic edge with the appointment as foreign secretary of Philip Hammond, a...

  20. The World

    July 15, 2014

    Hague, Hammond, human rights and Europe

    By an accident of timing, William Hague’s departure from the Foreign Office has come on the same day as the confirmation, by...

  21. July 15, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker pledges to broaden EU capital markets

    Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to create a European “capital markets union” as he won a five-year mandate to run the EU’s...

  22. July 13, 2014

    Women and peers considered by Cameron for Brussels post

    David Cameron has been urged to turn to women and peers when he selects his candidate for EU commissioner, to help secure...

  23. July 11, 2014

    The tests posed by Espirito Santo

    The prospect that Portugal’s biggest bank could fail has spooked the markets, reigniting concerns about the broader eurozone...

  24. July 10, 2014

    Ford and Fiat-Chrysler call for EU reform

    European carmakers have called for reform of the EU as a new leadership takes shape in Brussels, demanding a radical rethink...

  25. July 9, 2014

    Juncker denies belief in ‘United States of Europe’

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-designate of the European Commission, has declared he does not believe in a “United...

  26. July 9, 2014

    PM faces issues over reshuffle and commissioner choice

    David Cameron faces two big personnel issues as he approaches the end of the parliamentary term: how to refresh his...

  27. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  28. July 8, 2014

    Juncker faces dilemma over EU tax probe into Grand Duchy

    Foot-dragging by Luxembourg over an EU probe into questionable tax deals for multinational corporations has created a...

  29. July 7, 2014

    Renzi’s boast for Italy looks like history repeating itself

    It is less than a month since Britain’s prime minister David Cameron badly misread German politics and was left isolated and...

  30. July 6, 2014

    Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

    Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

  31. July 5, 2014

    Aegean Airlines takes off on back of recovery

    The Greek crisis put paid to Aegean Airlines’ ambitious growth plans, pushing the Athens-based regional carrier into the red...

  32. July 4, 2014

    EBA warns of more than 70 Bitcoin hazards

    Financial institutions across the EU should not buy, sell or hold virtual currencies, the region’s banking regulator has...

  33. July 3, 2014

    Merkel and Renzi are the partners who can reshape Europe

    F ew European leaders relish the memory of British isolationism. That might once again seem to be in prospect, after the...

  34. July 2, 2014

    Bouygues Telecom: offline?

    Brussels has got the message. A balance has to be struck between market power and competition if the telecoms industry is to...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    July 2, 2014

    Mass observation

    Patrick Seeger/EPA Outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, is watched by photographers as he reads his...

  36. July 2, 2014

    Cameron calling Juncker – trouble on the line

    Having fought an aggressive but losing battle to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European Commission,...

  37. July 2, 2014

    Telefónica’s €8.6bn takeover of E-Plus approved

    Telefónica’s €8.6bn takeover of Germany’s E-Plus from KPN was conditionally approved by Brussels after Spain’s largest...

  38. July 2, 2014

    How to win at work when you face defeat

    Hero or loser? David Cameron got a rapturous reception from Conservative MPs and withering reviews from the Labour...

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