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    1. December 27, 2014

      Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

      Leo Tindemans’ Report on the European Union in 1975 was instrumental in shaping the course of the continent's integration....

    2. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

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    1. Doing Business in Wallonia

      Belgium’s new reformist government gives Wallonia a chance to rectify the high labour ...
    2. Central Eastern Europe: Property

      The flow of investment into Warsaw and other cities in the region is gathering pace...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 15, 2014

      General strike in Belgium

      Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Belgium hit by general strike

      Belgium ground to a halt on Monday in a general strike called by the country’s powerful trade unions as they wrestle the...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Stromae, Hammersmith Apollo, London — review

      The British parlour game of naming 10 famous Belgians is about to get easier. To the list of Tintin, Magritte, Poirot and,...

    4. November 28, 2014

      Swiss plan to put more women in top management

      Large Swiss companies will have to ensure that women hold at least 30 per cent of senior management and board posts if a new...

    5. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    6. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    7. November 17, 2014

      The bond market’s dance over European debt will not last forever

      The dismal third-quarter growth figures for the eurozone last week underscore, once again, doubts about the sustainability...

    8. November 17, 2014

      Belgian prosecutor accuses HSBC of money laundering

      HSBC’s private banking arm in Switzerland has been accused of money laundering and fraud by a Belgian prosecuting judge for...

    9. November 16, 2014

      Sovereign debt rule change ‘could prompt €1.1tn rebalancing’

      More than a trillion euros of government bonds may have to change hands if eurozone regulators press ahead with ambitions to...

    10. November 14, 2014

      Flanders’ flourishing art collections

      It is just a small part of Flanders, in northern Belgium, between Bruges, Tournai and Ghent, and centred around Courtrai,...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Sticking to his guns: Belgian metal engraver keeps tradition alive

      Master engraver sticks to his guns What Silicon Valley is to California, the Sillon industriel or “Industrial Valley” was to...

    12. November 13, 2014

      The contested findings of the Fifa report into World Cup bids

      Fifa’s attempt to release only parts of an investigation into alleged corruption in the 2022 World Cup bidding backfired...

    13. November 13, 2014

      GDF Suez lowers profit forecast

      GDF Suez lowered its annual profit forecast on the back of weakness in European demand and problems at its Belgium nuclear...

    14. November 7, 2014

      UCB caps week of pharma dealmaking

      UCB of Belgium wrapped up another busy week of pharmaceuticals dealmaking on Friday with the $1.5bn disposal of its US...

    15. November 6, 2014

      Ikea franchise arm rearranged financing

      Leaked PwC documents reveal how the franchising arm of Ikea rearranged its financing, with the help of a Luxembourg-based...

    16. November 6, 2014

      Perrigo joins wave of OTC drug deals

      Perrigo said it had joined the big league of global over-the-counter drugmakers after agreeing a €3.6bn acquisition of Omega...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      November 6, 2014

      Brussels rioting

      Julian Warnand/EPA Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on...

    18. November 5, 2014

      New era saddles Wallonia’s socialist rulers with a dilemma

      Recently, The Economist reported that Belgium had gained a new government “just five months after May’s election”. Though...

    19. November 5, 2014

      Beer helps to unify Belgium, a country divided by regional rivalries

      Belgium’s beer inspires fierce regional loyalties but is ultimately a unifying source of national pride. As with chocolate,...

    20. November 5, 2014

      Eurozone deflation fears recede as corporate investment rises

      The threat of deflation hangs over the eurozone as a whole, but it has already affected Belgium. Like the unfortunate cadre...

    21. November 5, 2014

      Wallonia’s tax incentives attract overseas companies – but also regulatory attention

      For decades, regional authorities such as Wallonia have had to show great creativity in designing investor-friendly...

    22. November 5, 2014

      Wallonia seeks to recast its image

      Wallonia has a problem. It is not the French-speaking region’s economy, which is shrinking as a proportion of Belgium’s...

    23. November 3, 2014

      Jihadis slip through Europe’s passport-free travel zone

      When Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist, made his way home from the Syrian battlefield in March, he crossed borders with the...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      Will Ecuador's success stand up to cheap oil?

      Of the generation of radical Latin American leaders that have won office in the last decade, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa –...

    25. October 26, 2014

      Rome bankers protest at stress test results

      Analysts and investors have taken the howls of protest from Italian central bank officials on Sunday as evidence that the...

    26. October 8, 2014

      Flemish separatists hold sway in new Belgian government

      Ten years ago, the New Flemish Alliance, a nationalist party that urges the gradual independence of Belgium’s Dutch-speaking...

    27. October 8, 2014

      Belgium finally forms coalition government

      After five months of drawn-out negotiations Belgium has at last got a new government – a centre-right coalition with...

    28. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    29. Brussels Blog

      October 3, 2014

      Pyongyang to Brussels: Our prisons are just like Belgium's

      Hyon Hak Bong presenting his credentials to Queen Elizabeth two years ago Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea’s envoy to the EU, has...

    30. October 1, 2014

      Europe chicken group put on the menu

      Plukon, one of Europe’s largest chicken farmers, has been put on the block by its private equity owner in a move that...

    31. September 30, 2014

      Local authorities turn to capital markets

      Public sector debt is piling ever higher, driven by the lure of low borrowing costs and strong investor demand. Borrowers...

    32. MBA blog

      September 26, 2014

      The sweet side of the bell curve

      “If I were you, I’d put my name in 24 point Verdana, not 22 point Arial. You want to look big and confident, not small and...

    33. September 21, 2014

      Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

      The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2014

      You call that a balance sheet expansion?

      “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

    35. September 18, 2014

      Europe shows negative interest rates not absurd – and might work

      Imagine borrowing money – but paying back less than the original sum. Absurd? Welcome to the new world of continental...

    36. September 5, 2014

      Eurozone borrowing costs turn negative

      Short-term government borrowing costs have dropped firmly into negative territory across much of the eurozone after the...

    37. September 2, 2014

      Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

      Cargill, the agricultural commodities trader, has strengthened its presence in the cocoa and chocolate sector by buying the...

    38. Brussels Blog

      August 29, 2014

      EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

      Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders are...

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