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      France challenges proposed British exemption to EU banking reform

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      Europe has made tragedy a political crisis

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    1. May 20, 2015

      GE would sell intellectual property rights to secure Alstom deal

      General Electric said on Wednesday that it was willing to sell intellectual property rights to allay European Commission...

    2. May 20, 2015

      EU to extend deadline on derivatives rules

      The European Commission is expected to extend a key deadline for harmonising its derivatives rules with US regulators, vital...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Protests from road haulage industry forces Brussels to act

      The European Commission has taken legal action against Germany over the contentious application of the country’s new minimum...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Frans Timmermans, the man standing between Brussels and Brexit

      Ten years ago Frans Timmermans had the political version of an existential crisis. Having spent nearly his entire career...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Syriza rebels call for ‘rupture’ with Greece’s creditors

      Leaders of the hard-left faction of Greece’s Syriza party have called for a “rupture” with creditors in a public challenge...

    6. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2015

      What to make of the new "Juncker Plan" for Greece?

      The Greek daily To Vima has a nice scoop this afternoon about a document they’ve been leaked purporting to be a new proposal...

    7. May 17, 2015

      Danish solution offers lessons for Cameron on EU negotiations

      The year was 1992 and Denmark was stranded. The Maastricht treaty had been rejected, a second EU referendum loomed, yet...

    8. May 17, 2015

      Train operators track European contracts as markets open up

      When a train used to reach a European border, the driver would have to get off, walk to the rear carriage and change the...

    9. Brussels Blog

      May 13, 2015

      Future of the eurozone: Leaked sherpas' note

      The agenda for next month’s EU summit has the potential to become very full very fast. European leaders are already facing a...

    10. May 13, 2015

      EU seeks emergency powers to make its states share asylum seekers

      EU states that have until now accepted few asylum seekers will have to shoulder a heavier burden under a new mandatory...

    11. May 12, 2015

      Europe seeks tax on crowdfunding rewards

      The European Commission is seeking to impose value added tax on rewards from crowdfunding — prompting warnings that the levy...

    12. May 11, 2015

      GE ready to offer concessions over Alstom

      General Electric of the US said on Monday it was prepared to offer concessions to the European Commission to secure approval...

    13. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration rules...

    14. May 10, 2015

      Huawei chief calls for treatment like European company

      Chinese telecommunications group Huawei would invest more in Europe if it were treated like a European company by...

    15. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    16. May 6, 2015

      Jorge Montepeque, architect of oil-pricing system, to leave Platts

      The architect of the system that underpins oil pricing around the world has announced he is leaving Platts after a shake up...

    17. Brussels Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Paris, Berlin & Rome: Dijsselbloem re-election tour?

      Normally, it wouldn’t seem unusual for Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, to be making the rounds to the...

    18. May 6, 2015

      Southwest rides wave of marine energy projects

      The southwest has boosted its reputation as a centre for marine energy with the announcement on Wednesday of a €24.5m wave...

    19. May 6, 2015

      EU sets out plan to shake up Europe’s digital market

      The US tech industry has reacted with deep wariness to Europe’s plans to expand its digital economy, even as the formal...

    20. May 5, 2015

      Hungary poised to give ground on controversial advertising levy

      Hungary is set to row back on a controversial advertising tax targeting foreign-owned media, marking a victory for...

    21. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2015

      Time to end Europe's dependence on Russian energy

      Margrethe Vestager is one of the most influential women in Danish politics but it was her recent decisions as European...

    22. May 5, 2015

      European Commission slashes growth forecast for Greece

      Brussels drastically slashed its forecasts for the Greek economy on Tuesday, warning the political turmoil in Athens would...

    23. May 4, 2015

      Italy and Spain defend bank tax credits to Brussels

      Italy and Spain are defending their use of tax credits to bolster their banks’ capital, in an effort to fend off a possible...

    24. May 1, 2015

      Angela Merkel’s government embarrassed by German spying scandal

      When allegations emerged in 2013 that the US had been spying on the German chancellor, Angela Merkel’s stance was...

    25. April 30, 2015

      Silicon Valley braced for expected Brussels scrutiny

      Google may not be enough for the European Commission. Uber, Apple, Amazon, Netflix — almost every internet company that has...

    26. April 30, 2015

      EU to probe popular US sites over data use and search

      Brussels is set to widen its front against US tech companies just two weeks after the launch of its landmark competition...

    27. April 29, 2015

      Apple warns of ‘material’ financial damage from Irish tax probe

      Apple has warned investors that it could face “material” financial penalties from the European Commission’s investigation...

    28. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    29. April 29, 2015

      Supreme Court orders government action on UK air quality

      The UK’s highest court has sent a shiver through the diesel car industry by ordering the government to show it is serious...

    30. April 27, 2015

      The political storm over the Googleplex

      Google regularly tops the list of companies that students want to work for and, visiting its Silicon Valley campus last...

    31. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    32. April 26, 2015

      Germany urges Ukraine to fulfil Minsk ceasefire agreement

      Germany and key European partners are pressing Ukraine to speed up implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement — for fear of...

    33. April 24, 2015

      EU and US aim for May deal on derivatives clearing

      The two main regions for derivatives trading aim to harmonise industry rules in the coming weeks, settling a long-running...

    34. April 22, 2015

      Gazprom and the EU test energy ties that bind

      On the day in October 1973 when Soviet gas started flowing to West Germany diplomats from the two countries gathered in...

    35. April 22, 2015

      EU proposal on genetically modified crops satisfies no one

      Individual EU states would have almost free rein to ban genetically-modified crops under a proposal unveiled by the European...

    36. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

      Brussels has confronted Gazprom over its stranglehold on gas supplies to eastern Europe, accusing the Russian...

    37. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    38. April 21, 2015

      City ‘support for EU based on resignation, not enthusiasm’

      City of London professionals would vote to stay in the EU, even though many believe the European Commission is “hostile” to...

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