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      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...

    2. 7 hours ago

      EU toughens up research fee rules

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

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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...
    2. The Future of the European Union 2012

      Eurozone crisis: many economists believe fiscal union is essential...
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    1. 12 hours ago

      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...

    2. 15 hours ago

      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...

    3. FT Data

      19 hours ago

      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....

    4. 24 hours ago

      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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. December 12, 2014

      Talks to lower IT tariffs break down

      Talks to lower tariffs on IT goods around the world and update a two-decades-old international agreement governing their...

    19. December 12, 2014

      The struggle for reform in France and Italy

      The sense of spectacle with which French deliberations on economic reform are traditionally conducted was on display again...

    20. December 12, 2014

      War of words escalates as Samaras strains to keep Syriza at bay

      Greek lawmakers face a tense weekend as they decide whether to rally behind the premier’s presidential candidate or risk...

    21. December 12, 2014

      David Miliband hints at return to UK politics

      David Miliband has hinted at a return to British politics, saying he does not intend to remain in New York for ever. The...

    22. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    23. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    24. December 11, 2014

      EU lorry shake-up faces long delay

      European Union governments have agreed new rules that could put an end to the brick-shaped lorries that campaign groups say...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Guest post: Romania surprises on the upside but challenges remain

      By Greg Konieczny of Templeton Emerging Markets Group Following presidential elections in Romania last month and the...

    26. December 10, 2014

      Hungary cannot bank on state ownership

      The long saga of the Hungarian government’s battle with the country’s banks is entering its final act — and may end in a...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Guest post: the cost of (not) bailing out Ukraine

      By Olena Bilan of Dragon Capital and VoxUkraine Despite securing sizeable financial support from western lenders in April —...

    28. Brussels Blog

      December 10, 2014

      Leaked EU summit conclusions: Draghi left hanging?

      The dance had become so routine that we at the Brussels Blog were thinking of giving it a name, the Eurozone Two-Step. Ever...

    29. December 10, 2014

      France unveils reforms to kick-start economy

      France’s Socialist government has attempted to kick-start the country’s moribund labour market and stave off EU sanctions...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Kosovo’s new government: in with the old, in with the new

      Six months and a day after Kosovo’s general election, the country finally has a government. But it is a government of...

    31. December 9, 2014

      IMF warns Ukraine bailout at risk of collapse

      The International Monetary Fund has identified a $15bn shortfall in its bailout for war-torn Ukraine and warned western...

    32. December 9, 2014

      Hungary and Russia confirm nuclear deal

      Hungary awarded nuclear energy contracts worth at least €6bn to a Russian state owned company on Tuesday, formalising a...

    33. December 8, 2014

      Why Silicon Valley struggles to conquer Europe

      Has Google lost its compass? Or has the EU lost its way? Apparently both. The world’s most powerful search engine can...

    34. December 8, 2014

      Watch your words or feed populism, French minister warns Germany

      France’s finance minister has called on the German establishment to watch its words when criticising his country’s economic...

    35. December 8, 2014

      Spain’s lauded transition to democracy under fire

      If there is one thing that the Spanish left and right can agree on, it is this: that the country’s transition from...

    36. December 8, 2014

      EU’s eastern members plot joint raid on €315bn Juncker fund

      Central European countries are planning to combine forces to target the EU’s proposed new €315bn investment fund to join up...

    37. December 8, 2014

      Germany’s CSU backtracks as plan for immigrants draws ridicule

      The junior partner in German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has backtracked on a controversial suggestion...

    38. December 8, 2014

      Paris and Berlin seek to delay cuts in EU car emissions standards

      France and Germany have moved to stave off another round of carbon emissions cuts for vehicles sold in the EU, setting the...

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