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    1. April 15, 2015

      MEPs to get big rise in pay for assistants

      MEPs are set to award themselves an extra €18,000 per year to spend on assistants, leaving each MEP with a €275,000 budget...

    2. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2015

      Poster wars heat up

      The pre-election poster battle intensified on Tuesday as Labour launched a new image parodying Saatchi & Saatchi’s famous...

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    1. The World

      March 23, 2015

      An EU vision for Bosnia

      Two decades after the Dayton peace agreement that ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war, EU governments have finally approved an...

    2. March 19, 2015

      David Cameron to seek EU VAT exemptions for small UK companies

      David Cameron will press Jean-Claude Juncker to revise new European laws applying to value added tax on digital services...

    3. March 11, 2015

      Europe lacks commitment to spend on defence

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the Commission...

    4. The Exchange

      March 11, 2015

      Europe needs a commitment to defence before it needs an army

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the European...

    5. March 8, 2015

      Jean-Claude Juncker calls for creation of EU army

      The president of the European Commission has called for the creation of an EU army in order to show Russia “that we are...

    6. March 2, 2015

      Merkel set to lose senior adviser Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut

      Angela Merkel is set to lose her top adviser on European affairs, at a time when the EU faces critical challenges over the...

    7. February 25, 2015

      Report links McDonald’s to EU tax avoidance scandal

      McDonald’s has been linked to the growing scandal of tax avoidance within the EU after the fast-food group was accused of...

    8. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      When Antoine Deltour decided to carry out one of the biggest financial leaks in history, he did not know what he was getting...

    9. The World

      February 19, 2015

      New Greek president disappoints Syriza's far left

      The election by parliament of Prokopis Pavlopoulos, a centre-right former cabinet minister, as Greece’s new president on...

    10. February 12, 2015

      Juncker revives eurozone integration proposals

      Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, again raised eurozone integration proposals at a summit of EU...

    11. February 9, 2015

      Merkel pours cold water on Greece’s push to end bailout

      Chancellor Angela Merkel poured cold water on a push by Greece’s new government to end its bailout and strike a new...

    12. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2015

      Déjà vu: have Juncker's tax reforms already been debated?

      Cast your mind back to November. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission president, was being pummeled by the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. beyondbrics

      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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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