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    1. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      EU confirms no budget fines for Spain and Portugal

      Spain and Portugal will avoid becoming the first EU member states to be fined for budgetary failings as the European...

    2. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    1. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    2. July 20, 2016

      Free movement of labour and l’exception française

      Across Europe, it is becoming ever more difficult to reconcile the EU’s commitment to free movement of labour with...

    3. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Moscovici concern over Brexit knock to growth

      Pierre Moscovici, the EU economy commissioner, said that Brussels expects Brexit to knock between 1 to 2.5 percentage...

    4. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Spain, Portugal close to sanctions over fiscal breach

      Spain and Portugal could become the first ever euro area countries to be sanctioned for breaching EU fiscal rules,...

    5. June 15, 2016

      EU push on tax avoidance threatened by Prague veto

      An EU push to narrow the kinds of tax loopholes exploited by companies in the LuxLeaks scandal is facing last-minute...

    6. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Greece set for €7.5bn bailout cash before Brexit vote

      Greece has been given the first of a number of green lights for its latest disbursement of rescue cash, ensuring the...

    7. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Greece reaches debt relief breakthrough with creditors

      Greece’s creditors agreed a wide-ranging deal to secure debt relief for the country, after marathon talks in Brussels...

    8. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Schäuble: Greek debt relief not a 'pressing problem'

      The man of the moment has arrived at today’s eurogroup meeting in Brussels on Greece. German finance minister Wolfgang...

    9. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Portugal, Spain win budget reprieve from Brussels

      The European Commission has avoided imposing its first ever fine on member states despite a consistent breach of its...

    10. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Greek debt relief 'in hands of member states'

      Eurozone finance ministers are gathering in Brussels ahead of their first emergency meeting to discuss the state of...

    11. May 3, 2016

      Brussels downgrades forecasts for eurozone inflation

      The European Commission has once again downgraded its forecasts for eurozone inflation for 2016 and 2017 — despite some...

    12. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      EC cuts growth and inflation forecasts

      Despite months of some of the most aggressive monetary policies in the eurozone’s history to boost inflation, the...

    13. March 22, 2016

      Fear and acrid smoke descend on Brussels

      For visitors to Brussels, particularly those coming to Europe’s capital for business, there are few more familiar...

    14. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      EU tax chief rejects anti-American criticism

      Pierre Moscovici, the European Union’s tax policy chief, has rejected criticism from the US government that a series of...

    15. February 12, 2016

      George Osborne voices support for tax transparency

      The UK chancellor has thrown his support behind plans to force multinational companies to reveal more information about...

    16. February 11, 2016

      Eurozone finance ministers hold firm on tougher bank rules

      The head of the eurozone finance ministers’ group has said there should be “no doubt” of the EU’s determination to...

    17. February 8, 2016

      Multinational companies face tax avoidance EU crackdown

      Multinational companies would be forced to publish a country-specific breakdown of the profits they make and the taxes...

    18. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Portugal's "anti-austerity" budget just passes test

      The new Portuguese government narrowly avoided having its first “anti-austerity” budget rejected by the European...

    19. Brussels Blog

      February 5, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Italian job

      This is Friday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here....

    20. January 28, 2016

      Europe sets out plans to curb corporate tax avoidance

      Europe has launched an assault on tax avoidance by multinational companies, pledging on Thursday to close regulatory...

    21. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      EC plans crackdown on corporate tax avoidance

      The European Commission has drawn up measures to crack down on tax avoidance by major global companies. The commission...

    22. Brussels Blog

      January 28, 2016

      Leaked: Portugal's budget warning letter

      The complicated procedure and baffling code words that are part of the European Commission’s annual evaluation of...

    23. Brussels Blog

      January 27, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The taxman cometh

      Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    24. Brussels Blog

      January 22, 2016

      Leaked proposal: Plugging up the LuxLeaks

      Next week, the European Commission will take its latest step in its ongoing quest to move beyond the LuxLeaks corporate...

    25. January 22, 2016

      EU to clamp down on corporate tax avoidance schemes

      Multinational companies are facing severe constraints on their ability to avoid taxes on their activities in Europe as...

    26. January 20, 2016

      Greek farmers join ferry protesters opposing pension reforms

      Farmers blocked roads and ferry services were disrupted in Greece on Wednesday as popular opposition mounted to the...

    27. Brussels Blog

      December 8, 2015

      An FTT Christmas miracle? Think again.

      With the festive season comes all kinds of traditions in Brussels: mulled wine, Saint Nicholas, and another deadline...

    28. October 12, 2015

      Brussels warns Spain risks missing deficit targets

      The European Commission warned on Monday that Spain is at risk of missing its budget deficit targets — but softened the...

    29. October 6, 2015

      Sweetheart tax deals targeted as EU boosts information exchange

      EU nations face more scrutiny over sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies after finance ministers on Tuesday...

    30. October 5, 2015

      Spain faces Brussels rebuke over 2016 budget

      Spain’s 2016 budget proposal falls short of the EU’s tough new spending rules and must include additional cuts if it is...

    31. September 24, 2015

      Europe’s shadow economy costs €454bn in ‘lost’ taxes

      When Greece pushed up consumption taxes this summer in a bid to raise government revenues, struggling restaurant owners...

    32. Brussels Blog

      September 18, 2015

      An underwhelming Juncker LuxLeaks hearing

      Ten months ago, amidst the recriminations of the LuxLeaks scandal, the prospect of Jean-Claude Juncker appearing before...

    33. September 17, 2015

      Jean-Claude Juncker denies link to Luxembourg tax deals

      European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has denied involvement in sweetheart deals that allowed hundreds of...

    34. September 2, 2015

      Moscovici says Europe ready to counter China slowdown

      Europe’s economy will continue to edge out of recession this year and grow more robustly in 2016 despite the turmoil in...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base to tackle avoidance

      The EU has relaunched a plan for a bloc-wide common corporate tax base to combat multinational tax avoidance. But the...

    36. May 5, 2015

      Debt talks on hold until Greece agrees reforms, warns Moscovici

      Greece’s eurozone creditors will not discuss how to get the country’s sovereign debt back on a sustainable path until...

    37. April 17, 2015

      Moscovici warns Greece to agree to reforms or face default

      The EU’s top economic official has set the mid-May meeting of eurozone finance ministers as the “decisive” moment for...

    38. March 8, 2015

      Olli Rehn slams EU successors for failing to punish France

      The chief architect of the EU’s tough budget rules has slammed his successors in the European Commission for failing to...

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