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      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    8. November 26, 2014

      Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

      The price of oil keeps on falling; the shale gas boom has reduced the price of natural gas in the US to a third of that in...

    9. November 26, 2014

      Merkel offers Russia trade talks olive branch

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for trade talks between the EU and a Russia-led economic bloc as a way...

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      Juncker defends funding method for €315bn infrastructure projects

      The European Commission president defended his decision not to spend EU money on new infrastructure projects as part of his...

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      German businesses suffer fallout as Russia sanctions bite

      Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau has supplied pipe organs to cathedrals and concert halls for almost 200 years, surviving a...

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      Reforms to reignite Austria’s faltering growth

      Over the past six years, Europe’s economies have faced their fair share of difficulties. But while many have stumbled,...

    13. November 25, 2014

      Nick Clegg backs curbs on benefits for immigrants

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has cleared the way for a coalition crackdown on the welfare paid to EU migrants,...

    14. November 25, 2014

      How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

      In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way...

    15. November 25, 2014

      Digital VAT changes threaten fledgling UK entrepreneurs

      A measure designed to prevent internet giants avoiding tax could drive fledgling entrepreneurs out of business, lobby groups...

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      How Juncker plans to unleash investment in Europe

      It has become the central question facing the EU since the acute phase of the eurozone crisis ended more than two years ago:...

    17. November 25, 2014

      Pro-Brussels Tories begin fightback

      Exasperated by eurosceptic Tories making all the running, pro-European Conservative MPs have finally decided to fight back...

    18. November 25, 2014

      China Guangdong: the nuclear option

      China is caught between a lump of coal and a nuclear reactor. Over the past decade, it has favoured the coal. More recently,...

    19. November 25, 2014

      Google: trust and antitrust

      Google always set out to be different from Microsoft. Its slogan, “Don’t be evil”, was conceived as a subtle swipe at the...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Washington weighs in on EU Google probe

      Capitol Hill hit back at EU lawmakers on Tuesday for politicising an antitrust investigation into Google, as tensions rose...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Georgia calls on west to condemn Abkhazia treaty with Russia

      Georgia’s prime minister has called on the international community to condemn the treaty Russia signed on Monday with...

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      November 25, 2014

      The Pope's trenchant words for EU

        Pope Francis had some trenchant words for Europeans, especially the rich and powerful, in his speech on Tuesday to the...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    24. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    25. November 25, 2014

      Swiss referendums challenge nation’s business-friendly image

      Few nations have been more sympathetic to business than Switzerland. This is, after all, the country whose citizens in 2012...

    26. November 24, 2014

      Focus shifts to visa exit checks

      After admitting the UK is unlikely to hit its targets on reducing immigration, the government is trying to salvage some...

    27. November 24, 2014

      EU populist parties call on Juncker to go

      Three of Europe’s largest populist parties have called on Jean-Claude Juncker to resign as president of the European...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Cameron pressed to make key address

      David Cameron was trying to finalise his long-awaited speech on EU immigration on Monday, amid signs that the longer he...

    29. November 24, 2014

      Prince Charles letters case reaches UK Supreme Court

      A protracted legal battle over whether letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should become public is being...

    30. November 24, 2014

      Equity research shake-up threatens small business funding

      The UK financial regulator’s push to shake up equity research would damage small companies’ ability to raise money on the...

    31. November 24, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker to unveil €315bn EU programme

      Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a new €315bn plan to resuscitate Europe’s economy that will be built on €21bn in EU seed...

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      EU energy costs turn up heat on aluminium sector

      Aluminium workers at the Alunorf plant in the German city of Neuss aptly call one of their production lines “the grill”....

    33. November 24, 2014

      Datawatch: number of microbreweries

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    34. November 23, 2014

      Theresa May admits targeted cuts in UK immigration ‘unlikely’

      Home secretary Theresa May has admitted the coalition is unlikely to keep its promise to achieve cuts in overall immigration...

    35. November 23, 2014

      Tougher operating environment calls for a new private banking business model

      Rüschlikon is just a 20-minute boat ride from the centre of Zürich, yet a world away from the intense rivalry of the city’s...

    36. November 23, 2014

      Banking groups push Brussels to ditch overhaul of big lenders

      European banks are putting pressure on Brussels and Lord Hill, the EU’s financial services commissioner, to ditch plans to...

    37. FT Tech Hub

      November 23, 2014

      Can the EU break up Google?

      On Friday we reported that the European parliament is threatening to break up Google. More precisely, it is likely to...

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      Europe-US trade talks delay upsets Italy

      Italy has sounded the alarm over the pace of Europe’s landmark trade negotiations with the US, warning that they are in...

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