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    1. January 16, 2015

      European Commission lays bare Amazon tax deal with Luxembourg

      Luxembourg’s unorthodox tax deal with Amazon was laid bare by European Commission investigators on Friday, who believe it...

    2. January 14, 2015

      ‘Sweetheart’ tax deals inquiry a setback for Jean-Claude Juncker

      The European Parliament is poised to launch a full inquiry into sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies, in a...

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    1. January 8, 2015

      Jean-Claude Juncker proposes further €1.8bn aid for Ukraine

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, proposed a third EU bailout programme for Ukraine on Thursday,...

    2. January 6, 2015

      European democracy cannot be clubby world of familiar faces

      What to do about the insurgence of unfamiliar faces on Europe’s political scene? Anticipating a victory for the leftwing...

    3. December 29, 2014

      Britain’s EU influence weakened, says Barroso

      Britain’s influence in the EU has been weakened to a level that it has lost its historic status as the first point of...

    4. December 29, 2014

      Cash-rich European groups need to follow Juncker’s lead

      Compared with the usual pace of activities at the European Commission, 2014 has ended with a bang. With much fanfare, the...

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      December 23, 2014

      The bb Christmas skit: Putin and the Brussels sprouts

      By Henry Mance In an attempt to avert another cold war, Russian president Vladimir Putin invites European leaders to his...

    6. December 14, 2014

      Eltifs: grand goals for a humble fund structure

      The recently unveiled €315bn plan from Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, to bolster flagging...

    7. December 11, 2014

      How Juncker and Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch

      Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time...

    8. December 9, 2014

      Disney, Skype and Reckitt dragged into Luxembourg tax row

      Disney and Koch Industries have become the latest companies to be dragged into the growing row over secret tax deals in...

    9. December 4, 2014

      Industry chiefs question Juncker investment plan

      Leading industrialists on Thursday voiced concern over what they see as a lack of strategic thinking behind the European...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens

      Germany, France and Italy have launched a campaign to tighten EU tax rules that appears aimed at practices in Luxembourg and...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Telecoms play vital role in European rally

      When Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled his investment plan last week, he said Europe needed a kick-start and the European...

    12. November 28, 2014

      Germany calls on EU to firm up €315bn investment scheme

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, has welcomed plans by the European Commission to unlock €315bn in investment...

    13. Brussels Blog

      November 27, 2014

      Juncker interview: the annotated transcript

      On the eve of two of the most momentous events of his young tenure as European Commission president – Thursday’s failed vote...

    14. November 27, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker regrets failing to reform Luxembourg tax laws

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president under fire over Luxembourg’s tax regime when he was premier, wishes...

    15. November 26, 2014

      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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. November 19, 2014

      Eurozone stagnation demands real solutions

      After three years of near stagnation and with unemployment stuck at double digit levels, it is increasingly clear that the...

    19. Brussels Blog

      November 19, 2014

      How will Juncker get to €300bn?

      Juncker speaks to the press at last week's Group of 20 meeting in Brisbane Just how does Jean-Claude Juncker plan on getting...

    20. November 18, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker faces vote calling for his resignation

      The European Parliament will vote next week on whether Jean-Claude Juncker should resign as European Commission president,...

    21. November 18, 2014

      Juncker should step back on tax avoidance issues

      Jean-Claude Juncker has not had an easy start as European Commission president. When he was nominated five months ago, a...

    22. November 18, 2014

      France warns EU investment fund will flop without ‘real money’

      France says the EU must inject up to €80bn of “real money” into the flagging European economy, warning that a big investment...

    23. November 16, 2014

      Brussels weighs up options for €300bn investment funds

      The European Commission is considering the creation of investment funds seeded with cash from either the EU budget or the...

    24. November 16, 2014

      Investor complacency over tax avoidance wanes

      The pension fund community has been surprisingly quiet about aggressive tax avoidance at the companies they invest in, but...

    25. November 15, 2014

      G20: Juncker fends off attacks on Luxembourg tax deals

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, has fended off criticism over his role in turning Luxembourg...

    26. November 12, 2014

      Berlin takes aim at Luxembourg tax deals

      Berlin has taken a swipe at the new head of the European Commission by questioning the fairness of hundreds of controversial...

    27. November 12, 2014

      Juncker denies he was the architect of Luxembourg tax regime

      Jean-Claude Juncker said that he was “not the architect” of Luxembourg's controversial tax regime as the new European...

    28. November 11, 2014

      MEPs call for EU tax haven probe as Luxembourg furore grows

      MEPs have called for an investigation into tax evasion in the EU, threatening greater scrutiny of the new European...

    29. November 9, 2014

      Juncker must speak up on Luxembourg and tax

      Luxembourg, with just half a million people, is the second-richest country in the world. Its position at the heart of the EU...

    30. November 6, 2014

      Luxembourg vows to end banking secrecy amid tax allegations

      Luxembourg has pledged to overhaul its culture of financial secrecy, and has fought back against accusations that it helped...

    31. November 3, 2014

      China needs to be placed at the top of the European Commission’s ‘to do’ list

      Ukraine will undoubtedly be the main foreign policy focus for the European Commission’s newly appointed leaders. The...

    32. October 30, 2014

      David Cameron opts out to keep Britain at heart of Europe

      David Cameron is appearing more aggressive in the demands he is making as the price of Britain staying in the EU. It is...

    33. October 23, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

      Jean-Claude Juncker has secured parliamentary support for his European Commission, but the president has sent an odd signal...

    34. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      Leaked letter: 14 ministers take on Juncker over trade

      Juncker addresses the European Parliament before the vote approving his new Commission It started out as an internecine turf...

    35. October 22, 2014

      EU states tell Juncker not to water down trade deal

      Fourteen EU countries have fired a warning shot at Jean-Claude Juncker, incoming president of the European Commission,...

    36. October 9, 2014

      Bratusek withdrawal clears way for new EU commission approval

      Alenka Bratusek, the former Slovenian prime minister personally selected by incoming European Commission president...

    37. October 8, 2014

      Parliament rejects Bratusek for European Commission job

      The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected Slovenia’s nominee to the new European Commission on Wednesday night, in a...

    38. October 8, 2014

      Concern as Almunia rushes EU competition cases out of door

      Joaquín Almunia is making the most of his last days as the EU’s competition commissioner. Recent weeks have seen a flurry of...

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