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EU sets France tough deficit targets

EU sets France tough deficit targets

The EU set France tough new targets on Friday to get its budget deficit back within Brussels rules, keeping up the pressure after giving Paris two more years until 2017 to toe the line.

Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

Ireland on Thursday became the first European Union Member State to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products, prompting the tobacco industry to threaten legal action.

ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions could cost it $1 bn

ExxonMobil said Thursday in a securities filing that US and European Union sanctions against Russia could cost the US oil giant as much as $1 billion.

France gets until 2017 to meet EU deficit rules

The EU has given France two more years until 2017 to bring its budget deficit back into line, meaning the eurozone's second biggest economy avoids an embarrassing fine for now.

Google unveils reorganization in Europe

Google said on Wednesday that it was launching a reorganisation of its European operations in the face of a tougher regulatory environment.

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Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage

David Cameron - Photo EU CouncilBritish lawmakers have accused the government of failing to show leadership over Ukraine in what the opposition Labour party said was "a growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.
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Data to Drive Change at the Top Among European Enterprises

Data and the ways in which it can be rendered useful for enterprise purposes looks set to drive change at top levels of organisations across Europe if current trends continue.
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Media Officers, European Investment Bank

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Secretariat General (SG) in the Communication Department (COM), Media Communication Division, at its headquarters in Luxembourg Media Officers.
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Communication: Achieving the 10% electricity interconnection target

Investing in infrastructure that connects countries will make energy flow, improve energy security, lessen dependency on imports and prepare networks for renewable energy.
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General report on the activities of the European Union 2014

General report on the activities of the European Union 2014In 2014, the euro area family welcomed Latvia on 1 January - with Lithuania joining a year later. The EU made significant progress towards a banking union, restoring confidence, ending the era of taxpayers having to pay for the mistakes of banks and enabling the financial sector to start lending again.
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