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    1. July 18, 2016

      Dombrovskis: City’s European business hangs in the Brexit balance

      The City of London’s lucrative position as a financial hub for euro trading will be at stake in Brexit talks but it is...

    2. July 17, 2016

      Fears grow Brexit will slow Capital Markets Union

      The UK’s vote to leave the EU has sparked fears that asset managers will lose their voice during negotiations to redraw...

    1. July 12, 2016

      Spain set for corporate tax rise as Madrid tackles deficit

      The private sector in Spain is set to shoulder most of the burden as the government moves to bring its wayward deficit...

    2. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Monte Paschi shares pick up from record lows

      European banking shares are having a bad run today. Somewhat ironically, Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the...

    3. June 30, 2016

      Brexit gives Valdis Dombrovskis big sway over banks

      Valdis Dombrovskis had a blunt message for Latvians when he took over as the country’s prime minister in the depths of...

    4. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Opening Quote: George Osborne clinging on

      George Osborne has said he is staying on as chancellor and has put off plans for an emergency budget. FT Opening Quote,...

    5. 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...

    6. January 27, 2016

      EU threatens to reimpose Greek border controls

      Brussels warned Greece on Wednesday it faced suspension from the EU’s passport-free travel zone unless it addressed...

    7. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      EU slams Greece over flouting border controls

      The European Commission has slammed Greece for flouting EU rules requiring it to properly manage its borders. Valdis...

    8. October 21, 2015

      Europe to press ahead with bank depositor bailout scheme

      The European Commission has vowed to press ahead with controversial plans for eurozone nations to support each other in...

    9. October 15, 2015

      Renzi challenges Brussels to approve €35bn in tax cuts

      Matteo Renzi has challenged the EU to approve a budget that favours tax relief over cuts in spending, as Italy’s prime...

    10. July 1, 2015

      Q&A: Why a new Greek bailout would need time and hard work

      Athens has again rushed to Brussels with new economic proposals in an effort to get a quick bailout deal to replenish...

    11. 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...

    12. May 12, 2015

      Renzi faces pensions hit to public finances

      Italy’s government is grappling with an unexpected hit to its public finances after the country’s high court ruled that...

    13. 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...

    14. March 2, 2015

      Greece in talks for third bailout of up to €50bn, Spain says

      Negotiations have begun on a third bailout package for Greece worth between €30bn and €50bn, the Spanish economy...

    15. February 25, 2015

      France and Italy granted reprieve for breaching budget limits

      Brussels has granted a reprieve to France and Italy after they broke EU budget rules, underlining the bloc’s readiness...

    16. Brussels Blog

      October 7, 2014

      Moscovici vs Dombrovskis: who's really in charge?

      Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis was heckled by some MEPs at his hearing on Monday. After six hours of testimony over the...

    17. October 6, 2014

      Era of tough EU budget cuts has come to an end, MEPs told

      The former Latvian prime minister tapped to oversee eurozone economic policy told European parliamentarians on Monday...

    18. Brussels Blog

      September 30, 2014

      The leaked Juncker decision on Moscovici

      Pierre Moscovici arrives in Paris for the government's confidence vote earlier this month. One of the most highly...

    19. September 29, 2014

      European Commission head curbs Pierre Moscovici’s proposed powers

      The Frenchman nominated to be Europe’s next economics commissioner has had his authority to review national budgets...

    20. September 10, 2014

      France’s Moscovici wins coveted EU economics job but looks isolated

      When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, gathers his newly minted 27-person team...

    21. September 10, 2014

      Top EU economic jobs go to centre-right Juncker allies

      Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, has put centre-right allies in key economic posts in...

    22. September 2, 2014

      European Commission top jobs: The runners and riders

      When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, puts the final pieces in place for the new...

    23. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy...

    24. August 26, 2014

      David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

      David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing...

    25. November 27, 2013

      Latvia PM Dombrovskis resigns over Riga supermarket roof collapse

      Valdis Dombrovskis resigned as Latvia’s prime minister on Wednesday, taking “full responsibility” for the supermarket...

    26. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Latvia: a lesson to us all? New pro and new con

      Latvia is a small country perched on the northern fringe of the European Union but its remarkable experience during the...

    27. 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...

    28. July 9, 2013

      Latvia to become eurozone’s 18th member

      Just five years after a wrenching fiscal crisis that nearly forced it to unpeg its currency from the euro, Latvia was...

    29. June 10, 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...

    30. April 11, 2013

      Latvian hopes awash with Russian money

      Amid the rush from rival banking nations to attract Russian cash stuck on the stricken island of Cyprus, one name stood...

    31. March 4, 2013

      Latvia launches bid to join euro

      Latvia is set to become the 18th EU member state to join the euro, a clear sign of confidence for the troubled...

    32. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2013

      Latvia goes for the euro

      Premier Dombrovskis A vote of confidence in the euro: Latvia on Monday formally decided to join the troubled common...

    33. December 20, 2012

      Newest EU members go cooler on euro

      The enthusiasm for the euro is cooling among the EU’s newest members in eastern Europe, as Latvia’s prime minister...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2012

      Latvia: carrying on regardless

      The Latvian government is hell-bent on joining the eurozone by January 2014 even though the move is unpopular among its...

    35. September 19, 2011

      Latvia pro-Russia party seeks share of power

      Latvia’s pro-Russian party launched an attempt on Monday for a place in government for the first time in the Baltic...

    36. September 18, 2011

      Latvia begins coalition talks

      Latvian leaders started coalition talks on Sunday after a party backed by the country’s Russian-speaking minority won...

    37. May 29, 2011

      Latvian government hit by corruption scandal

      Latvia was on the edge of political crisis on Sunday after the Baltic country’s president moved to dissolve its...

    38. October 4, 2010

      Latvian PM thankful for austerity mandate

      Latvia’s prime minister has praised voters for putting stability ahead of populism after winning re-election in a...

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