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EU leaders struggle for 'difficult' climate deal

EU leaders struggle for 'difficult' climate deal

European Union leaders warned it would be tough to seal a high-stakes climate change deal as they began talks Thursday on a pact aimed at making Brussels a global trailblazer for decades to come.

Italy angers EU in budget battle

European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso sharply criticised Italy on Thursday for publishing a letter from the EU requesting clarifications on Rome's rule-breaking budget.

EU puts up EUR 24m to find Ebola vaccine

The European Union put up 24.4 million euros Thursday in a "race against time" to find Ebola vaccines and treatments as deaths from the disease mount in the worst affected countries.

Juncker wins green light for 'last chance' team

The Commission's incoming chief Jean-Claude Juncker vowed to seize the "last chance" for the EU as his team of Commissioners won parliamentary approval to start work on a stalling economy and foreign policy challenges.

Eurozone business activity picks up, worries remain

Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone strengthened slightly in October, a key survey showed Thursday, but overall the economy remained weak with new orders low and pressure on prices.

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EU tax probe spotlights Ireland's allure for multinationals

Apple store - Image John BraggAn EU probe into a tax deal between Ireland and Apple is raising pressure for a tightening of a controversial corporate tax system helping the country accelerate away from crisis.
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EBF statement on CRS implementation in EU

The European Banking Federation wishes to share the concerns of European banks over a possible political agreement among EU member states that would pave the way towards adopting a revised version of the Directive on Administrative Cooperation. This revision is meant to implement internationally agreed Common Reporting Standards (CRS) in the European Union.
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Senior Associate, European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is recruiting a full-time Senior Associate to work on the International Policies and Politics Initiative (IPPI).
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Expats Health Insurance

International health insuranceWorldwide health insurance plans give you peace of mind.
TRAVEL

Solvency II Delegated Act

The European Commission has adopted delegated acts under the Solvency II Directive and the Capital Requirements Regulation which will help promote high quality securitisation, ensure that banks have sufficient liquid assets in testing circumstances and introduce international comparability to leverage ratios.
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Annual Report on European SMEs 2013-2014 - A Partial and Fragile Recovery

Annual Report on European SMEs 2013-2014There can be no doubt that SMEs have had to navigate a difficult economic terrain in recent years. This Annual Report on the economic performance of European SMEs is a testament to those challenges - but also a window to the progress achieved by businesses across the EU 28 in spite of these challenging economic conditions.
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