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  1. July 13, 2014

    Women and peers considered by Cameron for Brussels post

    David Cameron has been urged to turn to women and peers when he selects his candidate for EU commissioner, to help secure...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING   – Why are the super-rich so angry? – Possible defences of inequality. – Janet Yellen’s security...

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  1. Women and the Workplace

    There is no country on earth where women are paid as much as men. Around the world, th...
  2. Special Report: Women and the Workplace Feb 2013

    Boardroom progress: fundamental change could take ‘at least a generation’...
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  1. June 30, 2014

    EU slams US over Microsoft privacy case

    A US attempt to force Microsoft to hand over emails held on servers in Ireland has drawn a strong rebuke from Brussels in...

  2. Brussels Blog

    June 11, 2014

    Is Selmayr's exit a sign Juncker's in trouble?

    Campaign manager Selmayr, left, with Juncker on election night in Brussels last month. In a town that is reading every tea...

  3. May 30, 2014

    Brussels welcomes Google ‘right to be forgotten’ measure

    Brussels’ top justice official says Google’s measure to implement the “right to be forgotten” is welcome after its years...

  4. February 24, 2014

    Brussels seeks greater powers on rule of law

    Brussels will green light an initiative on Tuesday aimed at giving it greater powers to monitor and punish countries that...

  5. February 17, 2014

    EU exit will block UK bank trade, top Brussels official says

    The City will become little more than an “offshore financial centre” if Britain leaves the EU, a top Brussels official said...

  6. February 10, 2014

    Swiss-style immigration cap will bite into UK’s wealth

    “The single market is not a Swiss cheese,” Viviane Reding told the Financial Times on Sunday. Ms Reding, vice-president of...

  7. February 10, 2014

    Swiss vote on immigrant quotas threatens relations with EU

    Why did the Swiss back quotas on immigrants? Immigration has been a highly charged topic of Swiss debate since the 1960s,...

  8. The World

    February 10, 2014

    Should the Swiss be punished?

    An electoral poster opposing the "Stop Mass Immigration" referendum Getty Images The result of the Swiss referendum -...

  9. February 9, 2014

    UK policy on Europe risks boosting extremism, says Viviane Reding

    British policy towards Europe risks boosting extremism and could create “major uncertainty” in national security, according...

  10. February 9, 2014

    Swiss clash with EU foreshadows tensions if UK votes to leave

    The Swiss face a confrontation with Brussels after voting for quotas on immigrants from the EU, – in a foretaste of tensions...

  11. January 17, 2014

    Limited concessions on US surveillance disappoint Europeans

    European lawmakers expressed disappointment at President Barack Obama’s plan to improve safeguards for foreigners caught up...

  12. January 10, 2014

    Labour disowns Umunna’s migrant stance

    A senior member of Britain’s opposition Labour party questioned a core principle of the EU’s internal market on Friday, as...

  13. January 10, 2014

    Labour considers policy change on EU workers

    Chuka Umunna, shadow business secretary, has said Labour is considering restrictions to one of the EU’s key principles, free...

  14. December 6, 2013

    EU data protection rules hit by surprise legal objection

    US tech companies such as Facebook and Google face the prospect of dealing with 28 different European data protection...

  15. December 5, 2013

    UK welfare system ‘courts abuse of EU free movement’

    Britain’s welfare system is too generous and is to blame for attracting a growing number of migrant workers from poorer EU...

  16. November 25, 2013

    EU accuses US of improperly trawling citizens’ online data

    Brussels is to warn Washington that US tech companies risk losing their exemption from privacy rules unless the US changes...

  17. November 17, 2013

    MBA gender gap: tackling the imbalance

    Business schools worldwide are increasing their efforts to attract women to their management education programmes in...

  18. November 17, 2013

    Women at Business School – Viviane Reding

    Viviane Reding is the first EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, a position she has held since...

  19. November 15, 2013

    MBA gender gap: the debate

    The FT Business Education MBA Gender Gap week brings together academics and students from our ranked business schools...

  20. November 5, 2013

    Reding raises idea of European ‘CIA’

    Stung by revelations of mass surveillance carried out across Europe by the US National Security Agency, the EU’s most senior...

  21. November 4, 2013

    Those who profit from US security must accept its spying

    From Dr Albena Azmanova. Sir, The hypocrisy of Europeans over the US government’s eavesdropping on the private conversations...

  22. October 29, 2013

    NSA fights back over eavesdropping claims

    The US National Security Agency launched a political fightback on Tuesday against criticism of its electronic eavesdropping,...

  23. October 25, 2013

    Victory for tech giants on EU data laws

    Google, Facebook and other US tech giants have won an important victory against EU efforts to restrict the sharing of...

  24. Brussels Blog

    October 22, 2013

    Reding declares victory prematurely on data protection overhaul

    Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner, triumphantly claimed that “data protection is made in Europe” after a...

  25. September 25, 2013

    Croatia gives way to Brussels on extradition law

    Croatia backed down on Wednesday over a law blocking the extradition of its citizens, including the former head of...

  26. September 18, 2013

    EU threatens to withhold funds for Croatia in extradition dispute

    The EU has moved to withhold funds from Croatia in an attempt to force its newest member state to amend an extradition law...

  27. September 17, 2013

    EU moves to cut the time needed to ban ‘legal highs’

    Brussels has proposed giving the EU new powers to pull synthetic drugs off the shelves if they are proved to have been used...

  28. July 19, 2013

    EU to review ‘safe harbour’ data privacy rule for US companies

    The EU will review a key provision in its data protection rules that US technology companies have relied on to move data...

  29. July 17, 2013

    Brussels calls for an EU public prosecutor to tackle fraud

    The European Commission’s senior justice official has proposed the creation of an EU public prosecutor to investigate the...

  30. July 15, 2013

    EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding backs strict data privacy

    Europe’s top justice official has urged EU leaders to follow Angela Merkel’s lead after the German chancellor called for a...

  31. July 11, 2013

    EU weighs fines for democratic breaches after Hungary tensions

    Brussels is considering new mechanisms to ensure EU states adhere to democracy and the rule of law and avoid any repeat of...

  32. June 30, 2013

    Snooping claims add new complication to tough EU-US trade talks

    A German newspaper report about alleged US spying on EU institutions has threatened to complicate further an already...

  33. June 26, 2013

    EU’s Viviane Reding voices ‘serious’ concerns over UK snooping

    Europe’s top justice official has expressed serious concerns about allegations that Britain’s intelligence service has been...

  34. June 25, 2013

    Brussels launches plan to integrate Roma minorities

    Brussels is set to announce a series of measures to integrate Roma minorities across the EU more effectively, including a...

  35. Brussels Blog

    June 20, 2013

    Death of EU quotas for women on corporate boards?

    Viviane Reding announces her plan for female quotas on corporate boards in November Remember EU commissioner Viviane...

  36. June 20, 2013

    EU data authorities threaten to fine Google

    European data protection authorities have for the first time threatened to fine Google, if the Silicon Valley company does...

  37. June 11, 2013

    EU official warns of ‘grave consequences’ from US eavesdropping

    The EU’s top justice official has complained to the Obama administration of “grave adverse consequences” to the rights of...

  38. June 7, 2013

    Europeans criticise ‘monstrous’ surveillance programme

    European officials branded as “monstrous” the US government’s secret surveillance of private data and called for the swift...

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