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      Michel Barnier: An outsider fighting Brussels’ corner

      Michel Barnier was born in 1951, the year the European project came to life. His first vote was in a 1972 French...

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      Eurozone economic growth cools to 0.3%

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      July 28, 2016

      Nuclear power group Areva narrows 1H loss

      Areva narrowed its losses in the first half as cost-cutting measures and a more favourable price mix boosted the...

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      July 28, 2016

      IMF guilty of litany of failures during euro crisis - report

      The IMF has identified political interference as one of many weaknesses in its handling of the eurozone’s debt crisis,...

    3. July 28, 2016

      Eurozone must complete banking union to avert crisis

      Negative interest rates are taking the world of finance into uncharted waters. The impact will be damaging for most...

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      July 28, 2016

      Eurozone confidence rises despite UK's Brexit vote

      That’s a turn up for the books. Economic and business confidence in the eurozone has unexpectedly risen after Britain...

    5. Brussels Blog

      July 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: He's Back

      The scourge of the City of London, the Frenchman who sought to regulate the British financial services industry piece...

    6. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    7. July 27, 2016

      Appetite for Polish lenders remains strong despite negative talk

      On the face of it, it is a brave investor who puts money into Poland’s banking sector. But those with a medium-term...

    8. July 27, 2016

      UK reacts coolly to Michel Barnier’s Brexit appointment

      Britain has reacted frostily to the naming of Michel Barnier, the former French foreign minister and scourge of the...

    9. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    10. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels escalates action against Polish government

      The European Commission has advanced its disciplinary procedure against Poland after accusing Warsaw of failing to...

    11. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Michel Barnier appointed as Juncker's Brexit chief

      Michel Barnier, a former vice president of the European Commission and a man well-versed in financial regulation, has...

    12. July 26, 2016

      Ukip wrestles with Nigel Farage’s legacy

      The UK Independence party is as undemocratic as the European Commission, and must drop its image of “rugby club on...

    13. July 25, 2016

      City of London eyes ‘equivalence’ as post-Brexit link with EU

      When Guernsey, a British crown dependency outside the EU, copied almost every comma of a European law on hedge funds...

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      July 21, 2016

      Draghi warns on accuracy of post-Brexit forecasts

      Speaking at his first press conference after Brexit, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has warned of the...

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      July 21, 2016

      ECB keeps rate on hold in July

      The European Central Bank has held steady on cutting interest rates for the fourth consecutive month in July, in a...

    16. July 20, 2016

      Brussels bows to French demands for tougher rules on ‘posted’ workers

      Brussels has bowed to French demands to overhaul EU rules on temporary expat workers after Paris threatened to boycott...

    17. July 20, 2016

      Article 50: The Brexit divorce paper

      The 262 words that frame Britain’s EU divorce came to life on a kitchen table. The date was early 2003 and the place...

    18. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      EC bows to French demands over temporary expat workers

      Brussels has bowed to French demands to push on with changes to the EU’s rules on temporary expat workers after Paris...

    19. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      EC agrees deal with Isda, Markit over credit default swaps

      European antitrust regulators are set to end a five-year long investigation into alleged collusion in the credit...

    20. July 20, 2016

      Brussels prepares market economy compromise for China

      Brussels is drawing up a plan to treat China as a market economy in trade disputes, but only in tandem with US-style...

    21. July 19, 2016

      Deutsche Telekom told to give rivals access to upgraded network

      Brussels has given a partial go-ahead to Deutsche Telekom’s plan to upgrade its German broadband network as long as the...

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      July 19, 2016

      Italian banks slip as EU court backs bail-ins

      Italian bank stocks took another hit on Tuesday after the EU’s highest court ruled European taxpayers should not be on...

    23. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      EU gives Deutsche Telekom thumbs up

      Brussels has given a partial go-ahead for Deutsche Telekom to upgrade its broadband network as long as the telecoms...

    24. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      EC to probe French gov't rescue for Areva

      The European Commission plans to investigate a French government bailout package for Areva, France’s challenged nuclear...

    25. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Eurozone cuts growth forecasts after Brexit

      The eurozone could suffer a 0.5 percentage point hit to GDP growth next year, as the single currency area is hit by the...

    26. July 18, 2016

      Brussels to propose 100 Mbps broadband access across EU

      The EU wants every household in the bloc to have access to 100 megabits per second broadband within a decade, as part...

    27. July 17, 2016

      Hedge funds prepare to lobby on Brexit rights

      Hedge funds are building a “Brexit task force” to lobby politicians and inform the industry on the implications of the...

    28. July 14, 2016

      Lord Hill plans EU cross-border investment legacy

      Britain’s outgoing EU commissioner has ended his tenure in Brussels with a proposal to help venture capital funds do...

    29. July 14, 2016

      EU adds to competition complaints against Google

      Google’s regulatory woes in Europe deepened on Thursday when Brussels stepped up its antitrust case against the US tech...

    30. July 13, 2016

      China agrees EU deal to assuage steel dumping concerns

      China and the EU have agreed to set up a bilateral steel “platform” to address European concerns over Chinese steel...

    31. July 12, 2016

      Angela Merkel: Crunch time for Europe’s crisis manager

      For Angela Merkel, Brexit is a threat to everything she has achieved in more than a decade as the EU’s dominant...

    32. July 12, 2016

      Spain set for corporate tax rise as Madrid tackles deficit

      The private sector in Spain is set to shoulder most of the burden as the government moves to bring its wayward deficit...

    33. July 12, 2016

      Privacy trap awaits EU-US data-sharing pact

      The European Commission has signed off on a data-sharing arrangement between the US and the EU in spite of doubts about...

    34. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      UK's new EU commissioner gets backing of Juncker

      European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has given his approval to Britain’s new candidate to be the country’s...

    35. Brussels Blog

      July 11, 2016

      The Canadian Patient

      As Brexit Britain weighs the option of a free-trade agreement to access to the EU single market, it would do well to...

    36. July 10, 2016

      Slovakia backs call for fast action on post-Brexit citizen rights

      Slovakia has echoed a British call for a swift agreement on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and British...

    37. Gavyn Davies

      July 10, 2016

      The German balance of payments quandary

      Germany’s surplus on the current account of its balance of payments surged to a record level last year, reaching...

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      July 8, 2016

      Barroso, now offering lessons from nobody

      This crisis originated in North America. Many of our financial sector were contaminated by… how can I put it…...

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