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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 23, 2014

      Bear child

      A child from from Dofteana, northern Romania wearing a bear fur, lies on an office building’s steps while taking a break...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Top truckmakers operated cartel for 14 years, says EU

      Europe’s biggest truckmakers operated a cartel over 14 years going back to 1997 that held up the progress of...

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    1. The Future of the European Union

      With elections to the European Parliament in the offing, the mainstream parties are un...
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    1. December 23, 2014

      Eurasian unity under strain even as bloc expands

      Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday a signed a treaty to join the Eurasian Economic Union, expanding the membership of Moscow-led project...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Think-tanks propose EU opt-out for London-based fund managers

      Two think-tanks are proposing that fund managers in London who do business outside the EU should be able to negotiate an...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      On the edge

      A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein...

    4. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    5. December 22, 2014

      Senior City workers expect bonuses to rise by a fifth

      Bankers, traders and City executives expect 2014 bonuses to grow by a fifth, despite political and public pressure to curb...

    6. December 21, 2014

      Rich Russians head for UK in record numbers

      Rich Russians are gaining entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country. The...

    7. December 19, 2014

      Ukip rules out coalition role without EU referendum

      The UK Independence party will not join a formal coalition but will prop up a minority government if allowed a referendum on...

    8. December 19, 2014

      Clock ticks on Rosneft deal to buy Morgan Stanley oil unit

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell its oil merchant business to Rosneft is set to expire on Saturday, underscoring the latest...

    9. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Hello 2015: Russian equities - time to buy?

      Russian asset prices have taken a severe battering this year and are now ranked as among the cheapest in the world. The...

    10. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Soaring Santa Rally, a defiant Russian bear and freelance elves The traditional Santa rally seems finally to be here ,...

    11. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    12. December 19, 2014

      EU leaders hold firm on Kremlin sanctions

      EU leaders continued to push Russia to back down from its aggression inside Ukraine, signalling that they were not prepared...

    13. December 18, 2014

      Luxembourg abandons attempt to keep tax list secret

      Luxembourg has agreed to hand over a list of the hundreds of tax deals signed with some of the world’s largest businesses...

    14. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay. Last...

    15. 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...

    16. December 18, 2014

      Cameron backs ‘broad’ transatlantic deal

      David Cameron, British prime minister, has shot down suggestions that Europe should scale back its landmark trade deal with...

    17. 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...

    18. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Live blog: Vladimir Putin's annual press conference

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 12:51 on 18 Dec 2014.Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his...

    19. FT Data

      December 18, 2014

      Salmon prices leap 30% ahead of holiday season

      Norwegian salmon prices dipped last week after increasing sharply in the past month — they are still up 30 per cent since...

    20. December 18, 2014

      EU caps debit and credit card transaction fees

      Fees to process debit and credit card transactions are to be capped under an EU law that attempts to wrap-up a protracted...

    21. December 17, 2014

      EU toughens up research fee rules

      EU regulators on Wednesday agreed tougher rules on the way broker research is paid for, in an attempt to tackle conflicts of...

    22. December 17, 2014

      European leaders balk at Kiev’s pleas to fill $15bn funding gap

      European leaders are balking at providing additional financial aid for Ukraine despite an urgent need to fill a $15bn...

    23. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

    24. FT Data

      December 17, 2014

      Datawatch: people who have never used the internet

      On average, 18 per cent of the population of an EU country have never used the internet, according to a Eurostat survey....

    25. December 17, 2014

      The only cure for what plagues Russia

      Belatedly, financial markets have realised that July 16 was Russia’s Lehman moment. On that day, the US imposed sectoral...

    26. December 16, 2014

      US-Europe trade deal stuck on launch pad

      David Cameron has called for “rocket boosters” and Angela Merkel has warned there is “no time to lose”. Across the Atlantic,...

    27. Brussels Blog

      December 16, 2014

      The EU's expensive, empty airports

      An airport that loses €275 per passenger. A €16.5m runway that has never been used by the aircraft for which it was built....

    28. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2014

      The UK banking system, stressed

      Do click through for the full thing — the Co-Op is the loser of the bunch and was told to hand in a new capital plan. RBS...

    29. December 15, 2014

      Berlin and Brussels rage over road tolls

      A row has erupted between Berlin and Brussels over Germany’s contentious plan to introduce motorway tolls for cars that only...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2014

      Guest post: the Serbia-China friendship bridge

      By Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Serbia recently began its accession talks with the EU and is...

    31. December 15, 2014

      Turkish lira hits all-time low as Erdogan takes EU to task

      The Turkish lira hit an all-time low against the dollar on Monday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs with...

    32. December 15, 2014

      Ukraine needs tough, not unconditional, love

      Ukraine passed two milestones this month. The first, promisingly, was the inauguration of a new government; a reformist,...

    33. December 15, 2014

      Ed Miliband seeks to reassure on UK immigration

      The Labour leader has insisted the party has policies that will address voters’ concerns about immigration, after a leaked...

    34. December 14, 2014

      Britain looks for treaty shortcuts on Europe legal path

      What is known in Brussels as “the British question” could ultimately boil down to a legal conundrum: is serious reform of...

    35. December 14, 2014

      Cameron aims for 2017 ‘sweet spot’ for EU deal

      David Cameron is eyeing a deal on Britain’s EU relationship just months before his mooted referendum, as diplomats work...

    36. 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...

    37. December 14, 2014

      Katainen warns politicians on EU investment scheme

      Just six months ago, Jyrki Katainen, a boyish 43-year-old from a small town in central Finland, was his country’s prime...

    38. December 13, 2014

      Climate talks struggle into overtime

      UN climate talks stuck to a time-honoured tradition and ran into overtime as negotiators struggled to agree a work plan for...

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