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    1. September 29, 2014

      Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

      Finland’s government has come under renewed pressure over its decision to approve a Russian-built nuclear reactor amid...

    2. August 20, 2014

      Draghi has to do, as well as say, whatever it takes

      Mario Draghi does his redoubtable best to reassure us: the eurozone recovery, he tells us, is “on track”. Rather than face...

    1. May 13, 2014

      Olli Rehn tries to allay fears of eurozone threat to London

      Olli Rehn, the EU economic and monetary affairs chief, has said David Cameron has no reason to fear eurozone countries...

    2. May 8, 2014

      Angela Merkel sees no ‘room for manoeuvre’ on tax cuts

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday poured cold water on recent speculation about possible tax cuts saying a...

    3. April 5, 2014

      No reason to give France more time to cut deficit says commissioner

      BRUSSELS, April 5 – There is no reason to further extend a European Union deadline for France to cut its budget deficit, the...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian markets started the week on the back foot, with investors concerned that Chinese banks have curtailed lending...

    5. February 23, 2014

      EU warns west must be ready to rescue Ukraine

      Western leaders were scrambling to put together a rescue deal for Ukraine on Sunday, as the European Union’s top economic...

    6. February 23, 2014

      EU ready to offer financial aid to Ukraine

      Olli Rehn, Europe’s top economic officer, said the EU is prepared to offer a financial aid package worth billions of euros...

    7. February 18, 2014

      Brussels warns Italy’s Renzi to stick to EU budget rules

      Brussels has warned Rome it is unwilling to bend tough EU budget rules despite promises by incoming prime minister Matteo...

    8. Brussels Blog

      January 17, 2014

      Rehn vs Verhofstadt: the Liberals' debate debate

      Verhofstadt, right, with his centre-right counterpart in the European parliament, Joseph Daul Despite the hopes advocates...

    9. December 20, 2013

      S&P strips EU of triple A rating

      The EU was stripped of its triple A credit rating by Standard & Poor’s a day after the bloc’s 28 national leaders took the...

    10. November 20, 2013

      Tusk drops Rostowski from Polish cabinet in bid to revive support

      Jacek Rostowski, the London-born economist who helped lead Poland through two economic crises in a turbulent six years as...

    11. November 18, 2013

      Italy’s leader warns Germany of rise of anti-European sentiment

      Enrico Letta, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, has urged Germany to spur economic growth in Europe rather than be left...

    12. November 18, 2013

      EU will learn that attacking German economic success is not the right strategy

      When a boy throws a pebble in a pond, he expects several evanescent ripples before the water returns to stillness. Likewise...

    13. Brussels Blog

      November 13, 2013

      Rehn, Germany and US Treasury Dept: Round Two

      Rehn, left, with President José Manuel Barroso at Wednesday's press conference It may have appeared that Olli Rehn, the EU’s...

    14. November 13, 2013

      Brussels launches inquiry into Germany’s current account surplus

      José Manuel Barroso has launched an inquiry into whether Germany’s large current account surplus is harming the European...

    15. Brussels Blog

      November 11, 2013

      Rehn siding with Washington in its battle with Berlin?

      Rehn, right, consults with Germany's Wolfgang Schäuble at last month's IMF meetings. Over the last few weeks, the normally...

    16. November 5, 2013

      Pressure mounts on ECB following eurozone forecasts

      In charts: European Commission forecasts Pressure mounted on the European Central Bank to cut interest rates after Brussels...

    17. September 20, 2013

      Italy lowers output forecasts and says deficit risks overshooting

      Italy’s coalition government, appealing for political stability to keep an anticipated recovery on track, has lowered its...

    18. September 17, 2013

      Olli Rehn berates Italy over political instability and property tax

      The EU’s top economic official has bluntly warned Italy of the threats to its fragile recovery posed by political...

    19. September 10, 2013

      Brussels signals concern over meagre French pension reforms

      Brussels has signalled its clear dissatisfaction with France’s modest pension reforms just as thousands of demonstrators...

    20. August 29, 2013

      Italy’s premier gives in to Berlusconi tax cut demands

      Enrico Letta, Italy’s beleaguered prime minister, has bought time for his fragile coalition by agreeing to demands by Silvio...

    21. August 25, 2013

      Brussels warns France over planned increase in taxes

      The European Commission on Sunday warned France not to look to new tax increases as Europe’s second-biggest economy looks to...

    22. August 14, 2013

      Q&A: What does 0.3% growth mean for the eurozone?

      0.3 is the magic number – the second-quarter growth rate that lifted the eurozone out of the longest recession in its...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2013

      Caption this -- lat there be euros edition

      Olli Rehn (left) and Valdis Dombrovskis, the Latvian prime minster, (right) regrettably seem to have got lost in a...

    24. July 2, 2013

      Portugal’s Passos Coelho pledges to stay as prime minister

      Portugal’s beleaguered prime minister has pledged to stay in office and seek to establish a stable government despite the...

    25. June 20, 2013

      IMF to suspend aid payments to Greece unless bailout hole plugged

      The International Monetary Fund is preparing to suspend aid payments to Greece by the end of next month unless eurozone...

    26. June 19, 2013

      EU struggles to unlink banks from states as summit looms

      Last month, in a little-noticed speech urging national leaders to move quickly to create a European “banking union”, Olli...

    27. June 19, 2013

      Fears rise over how Portugal and Ireland exit bailout schemes

      Less than a year before European leaders hope to chalk up success for their handling of the sovereign debt crises in Ireland...

    28. Brussels Blog

      June 17, 2013

      ESM's direct recap plan: Really 'breaking the link'?

      Would Ireland's Anglo-Irish Bank, whose rescue forced Dublin into a bailout, been covered? Remember a year ago when eurozone...

    29. June 7, 2013

      EU’s Olli Rehn lashes out at IMF criticism of Greek bailout

      Olli Rehn, the European Commission’s economic chief who has been responsible for Brussels’ management of Greece’s two...

    30. June 5, 2013

      Latvia set to join eurozone next year

      Brussels has given the green light to Latvia to become the 18th country to adopt the euro, despite concerns at the European...

    31. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2013

      Will Slovenia be next week's Brussels target?

      Bratusek: "Slovenia can on its own without any supervision resolve its problems.” Amid all the talk that Spain, France and...

    32. May 8, 2013

      Political reform: Financial crisis fuels talk of democratic deficit

      Last year, when Belgium was faced with demands from the European Commission to shave a further €1bn-€2bn from its budget, a...

    33. May 6, 2013

      Brussels trains its sights on Slovenia

      The European Commission is being pushed to take a tougher line with Slovenia amid mounting concerns that infighting is...

    34. May 3, 2013

      Brussels relaxes austerity across the eurozone

      Brussels has for the first time signalled its willingness to relax austerity across the eurozone as EU forecasts showed the...

    35. Brussels Blog

      April 25, 2013

      Reexamining the Cypriot bailout numbers. Again.

      Cypriot European Parliament member Takis Hadjigeorgiou protests during the bailout debate Connoisseurs of the Brussels Blog,...

    36. April 21, 2013

      Perils of placing faith in a thin theory

      John Kenneth Galbraith memorably put down his fellow economist Milton Friedman by saying: “Milton’s misfortune was that his...

    37. April 21, 2013

      Eurozone anti-austerity camp on the rise

      Flaws found last week in an academic treatise on the effect of high public debt on economic growth have heaped pressure on...

    38. Brussels Blog

      April 17, 2013

      Olli Rehn, Cyprus and fruit: reexamining the costs

      Rehn: critics of Cyprus bailout are "comparing apples with pears and coming up with oranges." During a debate in the...

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