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    1. January 18, 2015

      Focus on possible extension of ECB programme of asset purchases

      This week’s highlight will undoubtedly be the meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday. Although the consensus is...

    2. January 16, 2015

      The economy is worse than you hoped but better than you think

      The oil price has fallen by more than half in a little over six months, and you might expect investors to be cheering....

    1. January 14, 2015

      Mario Draghi fights a battle for independence at the ECB

      Monetary policy making is usually portrayed as a fine judgment that balances the risk of inflation against the demand for...

    2. The World

      January 14, 2015

      Q&A: the ECJ decision and QE

      A top adviser at the European Court of Justice has said that the European Central Bank’s crisis-fighting Outright Monetary...

    3. The World

      January 14, 2015

      Increased danger of EU constitutional reform struggle

      Most euro area governments and investors are breathing a sigh of relief after Wednesday’s preliminary judgment from the EU’s...

    4. 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...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2015

      ECJ: OMT OK (ish)

      UPDATE: The full, 263 point, opinion is out and here. Do click through for the full statement on OMT (and QE by extension)...

    6. January 14, 2015

      Legal opinion paves way for ECB bond-buying programme

      The removal of a big legal hurdle to government bond buying by the European Central Bank pushed the euro to a fresh...

    7. January 13, 2015

      Court decision could narrow ECB’s quantitative easing options

      Splits on the European Central Bank’s governing council had already left Mario Draghi facing tough choices on how to design...

    8. Gavyn Davies

      January 7, 2015

      A critical few weeks for the eurozone

      The markets are waking up to the fact that the euro area faces a critical few weeks in which its economic path for 2015, and...

    9. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the threat of...

    10. 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...

    11. December 18, 2014

      European judgment opens way for stem-cell patents

      Europe’s top court has cleared the way for companies to widen their intellectual property claims on stem-cell research after...

    12. December 18, 2014

      Multinationals edge nearer tax refund legal victory

      Multinationals have moved a step closer to winning their long running court battle for up to £4bn of tax refunds, after the...

    13. December 18, 2014

      Downing St ‘disappointed’ at residence ruling

      Residence permits issued by EU member states must be honoured by Britain, the EU’s top court has ruled, in another blow to...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Obesity can be considered a disability, European court rules

      Obesity can be considered a disability, the European Court of Justice has said in a ruling that could change the way...

    15. December 17, 2014

      European parliament votes to recognise Palestinian state

      Israel was on the defensive on Wednesday as its conflict with the Palestinians was taken up by the international community,...

    16. 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...

    17. November 20, 2014

      Osborne gives up on challenge to bank bonus cap

      George Osborne on Thursday night abandoned his bid to overturn the EU banker bonus cap, saying he would focus on reforming...

    18. November 19, 2014

      EU air pollution ruling puts pressure on UK

      It is up to Britain’s courts to make sure the UK government comes up with a plan to comply with EU air pollution rules, the...

    19. November 13, 2014

      Germany shares UK concerns over EU migration and benefits

      Germany shares some of the British Tories’ concerns about EU migration – but only some. And it has little sympathy for the...

    20. Off Message

      November 12, 2014

      The truth about EU migration and welfare

      Welfare, migration and Britain’s membership of the EU – three areas of policy that are unlikely to prompt cool thinking....

    21. November 11, 2014

      UK and Germany press on with welfare curbs after ECJ ruling

      Britain and Germany are to press ahead with plans to clamp down on so-called welfare tourism after the EU’s top court ruled...

    22. November 3, 2014

      Tobacco groups win right to challenge EU health rules

      Tobacco companies have won the right to challenge EU rules requiring health warnings on cigarette packaging and banning...

    23. October 14, 2014

      Timeline: Events that led to ECB bond-buying programme court case

      As the European Court of Justice begins deliberations on the legality of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying programme,...

    24. October 14, 2014

      ECB defends bond-buying plan at top EU court

      The European Central Bank on Tuesday delivered a vigorous defence of its signature bond-buying programme credited with...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after Europe court ruling

      Banks and insurers in Europe are bracing for extra value added tax bills that could potentially run into billions of euros...

    26. September 9, 2014

      Google launches public meetings on ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

      Google on Tuesday held the first in a series of public meetings across Europe to debate how the technology company should...

    27. July 30, 2014

      Peers say online ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling is unworkable

      A ruling by Europe’s highest court that granted citizens the “right to be forgotten” online is “unworkable” and “wrong in...

    28. July 27, 2014

      Pubs turn away from live sport channels to lure customers

      Pub companies and landlords are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their...

    29. July 23, 2014

      Google in fight to stop global removal of sensitive links

      Google is braced for a showdown with European privacy watchdogs over demands the continent’s “right to be forgotten” online...

    30. FT Tech Hub

      July 17, 2014

      Microsoft, follows Google, to grant users the "right to be forgotten"

      Forgotten about Bing? Well, Bing has not forgotten about you. Microsoft has joined Google in taking requests from European...

    31. July 15, 2014

      Privacy watchdog receives record numbers of complaints

      The UK’s privacy watchdog has received a record number of complaints from people increasingly worried about how their...

    32. July 14, 2014

      Manufacturers seek limit on backdated bills for holiday pay

      Manufacturers are urging the government to introduce emergency legislation to limit backdated bills for holiday pay that...

    33. July 13, 2014

      The right to be forgotten ruling leaves nagging doubts

      Last week Google created an advisory committee to help it implement the “right to be forgotten” online that has been...

    34. David Allen Green

      July 11, 2014

      Drip, drip, drip - the emergency surveillance law erodes our civil liberties

      The UK government is pushing through emergency legislation. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill was published...

    35. July 10, 2014

      Enacting security law by guillotine

      In the 12 months since Edward Snowden delivered his first revelations about state surveillance in the US and Britain, there...

    36. July 10, 2014

      Telecoms industry welcomes data proposals

      Mobile phone networks and internet service providers have been warning the government for weeks that they were unsure about...

    37. July 10, 2014

      A cheerful Pope Francis reveals readiness to reform Vatican

      No sacrilege is intended in comparing today’s Roman Curia under Pope Francis with the Central Committee of the now-defunct...

    38. July 10, 2014

      UK unveils emergency data law to underpin security surveillance

      David Cameron is to push though emergency laws to allow police and security agencies to maintain access to phone and email...

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