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    Au revoir and thank you to Mr Van Rompuy

    It’s time to say “thank you” to Herman Van Rompuy. Mr Van Rompuy, 66, is nearing the end of five years as the first...

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  1. September 14, 2014

    Big Tech at Bay

    For two decades, they have been celebrated as the rock stars of an emerging digital culture. Unconventional and driven,...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Lord Hill must convince EU he is right for financial services job

    Lobbyists in Brussels and finance chiefs in London were basking in the news that the UK has unexpectedly secured one of the...

  3. September 12, 2014

    Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

    Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

  4. September 10, 2014

    France’s Moscovici wins coveted EU economics job but looks isolated

    When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, gathers his newly minted 27-person team for an...

  5. September 10, 2014

    New EU digital chief puts Google on notice

    The EU’s incoming digital policy chief put Google on notice that it faced a potentially more hostile Brussels regime...

  6. September 10, 2014

    Surprise Hill appointment shows Juncker desire to keep UK in EU

    When David Cameron failed two months ago to stop Jean-Claude Juncker winning the European Commission presidency few imagined...

  7. September 10, 2014

    Juncker’s economic team

    Pierre Moscovici, France: Economic affairs The French pushed hard to get Mr Moscovici this prized portfolio, which under the...

  8. September 10, 2014

    Top EU economic jobs go to centre-right Juncker allies

    Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, has put centre-right allies in key economic posts in the...

  9. September 10, 2014

    UK wins key EU Commission job of financial services commissioner

    Britain secured its most prized job in Europe on Wednesday as Jean-Claude Juncker stunned Brussels by tapping Lord Hill, a...

  10. September 9, 2014

    Clock ticks on EU peace deal with Google

    To the negotiators it was known as the “Dutch solution”, the simple answer to Google’s antitrust travails in Europe, where...

  11. September 9, 2014

    Europe targets Google yet again

    Following the revelations by Edward Snowden into mass surveillance by US spying agencies, the public mood in Europe has...

  12. September 8, 2014

    City bonuses set challenge for Juncker’s banking nominee

    European parliament lawmakers are threatening to veto the candidate for the EU’s next financial services chief unless the...

  13. September 8, 2014

    Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

    Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

  14. September 8, 2014

    Ireland in talks to refinance IMF loans

    The Irish government has begun an intensive diplomatic push to persuade the European Commission and the European Central...

  15. September 7, 2014

    Brussels warns City over bankers’ allowances to ‘sidestep bonus cap’

    A senior EU official has warned banks that Brussels is ready to challenge the use of cash allowances designed to sidestep...

  16. September 7, 2014

    Polish premier’s departure leaves party facing test

    Poland will lose its longest-serving prime minister in more than three decades this week, forcing a government reshuffle...

  17. September 6, 2014

    Greece announces cuts to crisis taxes

    Greece has announced sweeping tax cuts aimed at ending years of severe austerity without waiting for the “troika” of bailout...

  18. September 5, 2014

    European oil sanctions: promises

    In the early 18th century, Peter the Great fought a war to take control of the eastern Baltic sea from Sweden. The Swedes...

  19. September 5, 2014

    EU set to spurn UK for key economic post

    Britain has failed to secure one of the key economic posts it was seeking at the European Commission, it was claimed on...

  20. Brussels Blog

    September 5, 2014

    Russia sanctions: excerpts from draft legislation

    Russian president Vladimir Putin visits a Rosneft oil refinery on the Black Sea last year EU ambassadors head into yet...

  21. September 4, 2014

    Germany and EU head for “war” over mobile termination fees

    The German telecoms regulator and the European Commission are set for a “war” over mobile termination fees, which generate...

  22. September 4, 2014

    EU plans to target Russian oil groups with new sanctions

    The EU is preparing to bar Russia’s state-controlled oil companies from raising funds on European capital markets, a...

  23. FT Alphaville

    September 3, 2014

    Financial globalisation not so great, says the BIS

    “It, therefore, agreed that the Fund’s Articles should be amended to make the promotion of capital account liberalization a...

  24. September 3, 2014

    Europe slaps cartel fine on global chipmakers

    Brussels has imposed a €138m cartel fine on groups including Samsung and Philips for rigging the European market for smart...

  25. Brussels Blog

    September 3, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions paper: the excerpts

    Russia's Vladimir Putin, right, talks to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last month in Minsk As we reported in...

  26. September 2, 2014

    European Commission top jobs: The runners and riders

    When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, puts the final pieces in place for the new EU...

  27. September 1, 2014

    Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

  28. August 29, 2014

    Eurozone slips a step closer to deflation

    How low can it go? As prices in the eurozone rise at their slowest rate in nearly five years, economists are now asking...

  29. August 29, 2014

    EU to expand Russia sanctions in a week

    The EU gave itself one more week to decide how to expand economic sanctions against Moscow on Sunday, although Ukraine’s...

  30. August 29, 2014

    Eurozone inflation hits fresh five-year low at 0.3%

    The eurozone's inflation rate sank further in August to 0.3 per cent on an annual basis, keeping pressure on the European...

  31. August 28, 2014

    Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

    EU leaders will meet on Saturday to decide the final two job openings atop the bloc’s Brussels-based institutions, but many...

  32. August 27, 2014

    Europe’s next foreign policy chief

    The EU’s heads of government will meet in Brussels on Saturday to select two of the bloc’s leading office-holders for the...

  33. The A-List

    August 26, 2014

    The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

    As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

  34. August 25, 2014

    Angela Merkel backs Luis de Guindos to chair eurozone finance ministers’ group

    Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Spain’s bid to win one of the top jobs in the EU, declaring on Monday...

  35. August 22, 2014

    Draghi softens tone on austerity

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

  36. The A-List

    August 12, 2014

    The worrying data on Italy's recession

    The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

  37. August 11, 2014

    Bulgaria’s president attacks oligarchs

    Bulgaria’s president has strongly criticised the country’s politicians and powerful oligarchs for relying too heavily on...

  38. August 11, 2014

    Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

    What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare? That is the dilemma facing book publishers dealing with...

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