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EU, US look for 'fresh start' in trade talks

EU, US look for 'fresh start' in trade talks

US negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jump-start talks on the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition.

Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low in January

Eurozone consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 per cent in January, EU data showed Friday, confirming deflation could be taking hold and putting pressure on a historic bond-buying plan by the ECB to deliver.

Germany suspends minimum wage for transit truckers

Germany slammed the brakes Friday on applying its new minimum wage to foreign truck drivers transiting the country in a move welcomed by Poland which vigorously opposed the system.

EU to expand Russia blacklist, ready for more measures over Ukraine

The EU agreed Thursday to add new names to a sanctions blacklist over Russia's involvement in Ukraine and will start work on possible further measures, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Germany's anti-euro party agrees to slim down leadership

A congress of Germany's anti-euro AfD party ending Sunday moved to streamline its leadership structure in a bid to be more effective after weeks of dispute within the fledgling group.

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Airline's collapse a new blow to recession-hit Cyprus

Cyprus Airways - Photo Konstantin von WedelstaedtThe collapse of Cyprus Airways nearly two years after a financial earthquake shattered the economy has dealt a new blow to the recession-hit Mediterranean island.
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European Parliament votes through new powers for governments to ban GM crops

The European Parliament has voted to grant national governments new powers to ban the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in their territories. The decision for the first time allows governments to ban entire categories of GM crops.
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Transport Planner - Engineer - Economist, European Investment Bank

The EIB, the European Union's bank is seeking to recruit for its Advisory Services, JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions) Department, Independent Quality Review (IQR) Division, a Transport Planner/Engineer/Economist.
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Quantitative easing, deflation explained

Sovereign bond purchases, known as quantitative easing (QE), used by central banks around the world to stimulate their economies, is controversial in Europe because it is seen as a way of printing money to pay the way for governments out of debt, which the ECB is expressly forbidden from doing under its statutes.
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Eurofound Annual work programme 2015

Eurofound Annual work programme 20152015 marks the third year of implementation of Eurofound's four-year work programme 2013-2016, From crisis to recovery: Better informed policies for a competitive and fair Europe. The multi-annual strategy laid down in the four-year programme provides Eurofound with a clear framework for the development of its annual programmes.
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