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Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the EU's eastern partners Thursday not to expect too much of the bloc and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wanted to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

ECB sees no need to start tapering QE, minutes show

The European Central Bank revealed Thursday that its governing council believes its contested bond purchase programme is working and there is no talk of scaling it back just yet.

Spain confident of Greek debt deal 'within coming days'

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Thursday he expects Greece will reach an agreement with its bailout creditors in the "coming days" which would save the cash-strapped country from default.

EU Parliament targets Thailand in boat people resolution

Euro-MPs urged Thailand on Thursday to crackdown on smugglers and corrupt officials it said were responsible for the thousands of migrants stranded at sea, many Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

Airbus flies into Britain's 'Brexit' debate

European plane maker Airbus became the latest business heavyweight Thursday to come out in favour of Britain remaining part of the European Union, as a debate over a planned referendum intensifies.

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Lessons for Mediterranean? Euro force hunting Somali pirates

P-3C Orion aircraft - Photo EU Naval ForceThe success of Operation Atalanta, fighting piracy off Somalia's coast, has led to it becoming the model for a proposed EU mission to fight people smugglers in the Mediterranean.
FEATURES

Banks ready for pivotal role in new growth ecosystem under CMU

The European Banking Federation has submitted its response to the European Commission's flagship consultation on Capital Markets Union (CMU), a project that can help unlock the latent growth potential of European capital markets.
PRESS

Lawyer in European Environmental Law, ERA

The Academy of European Law, which organises conferences and seminars around Europe and offers an online training programme, is looking for a Lawyer (Course Director) in European Environmental Law from 1 June 2015 or later.
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State of Nature in the EU

State of Nature in the EUThe Commission has adopted a report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the 'State of Nature in the EU'. The findings show that the majority of birds have a secure status, and some species and habitats are doing better.
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Better Regulation Agenda

The European Commission's package of reforms are intended to boost openness and transparency in the EU decision-making process, improve the quality of new laws through better impact assessments of draft legislation and amendments, and promote constant and consistent review of existing EU laws.
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