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EU regulator calls on banks to comply with bonus cap 15 October 2014, 21:14 CET
Europe's banks must end moves aimed at getting around a controversial cap on staff bonuses, the European Banking Authority, the EU's financial regulator insisted on Wednesday.

Juncker reshuffles team to beat deadline 15 October 2014, 21:14 CET
The EU Commission's incoming chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, made a last-minute reshuffle to his team Wednesday in a bid to meet a November 1 deadline to start work on reviving the flagging eurozone economy.

EU to discuss Ebola measures at key meeting 15 October 2014, 22:24 CET
The EU suggested Wednesday that Member States give medical information at airports to travellers from Ebola-hit west African countries, but stopped short of recommending full continent-wide screening.

Italy working down to the wire on 2015 budget 15 October 2014, 18:17 CET
Italy was working down to the wire Wednesday to finish its 2015 budget plans that risk drawing EU fire for failing to cut borrowing enough.

Spain told by EU to recover corporate tax breaks 15 October 2014, 16:07 CET
The EU's anti-trust regulator ordered Madrid on Wednesday to recover tax breaks given to some of Spain's biggest companies to spur foreign acquisitions.

Portugal's budget meets deficit rules, aims to ease austerity 15 October 2014, 15:50 CET
Portugal has set itself on a road towards recovery with a 2015 budget deficit well within EU fiscal limits, the second eurozone bailout country after Ireland to begin to emerge from years of austerity.

Deutsche Telekom hit with EU anti-trust fine 15 October 2014, 15:58 CET
EU anti-trust regulators on Wednesday slapped Deutsche Telekom and its Slovak Telecom unit with a 38 million euro fine for "abusive" practices that shut out rival broadband Internet providers.

Football: EU 'disappointed' by Serbia-Albania drone clash 15 October 2014, 15:52 CET
The EU expressed disappointment Wednesday over the "provocation" that forced the cancellation of a Serbia-Albania football match, and praised Belgrade for its handling of the incident.

Italy lifts out of recession thanks to hookers, drugs 15 October 2014, 15:51 CET
Italy learnt it was no longer in a recession on Wednesday thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal economic activities such as prostitution and drugs in the GDP measure.

France faces EU budget showdown 15 October 2014, 18:34 CET
France headed for a showdown with the EU over its 2015 budget Wednesday with deficit-ridden Paris under threat of becoming the first country to have its spending plans rejected by Brussels.

Juncker set to reshuffle top team 15 October 2014, 15:51 CET
Incoming EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hurried to reshuffle his team Wednesday after a row over the Slovenian nominee threatened to delay his inauguration.

Football: Serbia and Albania Euro qualifier abandoned after protest 14 October 2014, 23:24 CET
The Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania had to be abandoned in Belgrade on Tuesday when a drone sporting the Albanian flag flew over the stadium, sparking fury among fans and players.

All parties to meet for new Iran talks Thursday: Russia 14 October 2014, 21:20 CET
Negotiators from all six powers in the P5+1 group will on Thursday meet with Iranian representatives for fresh nuclear talks being held in Vienna, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.

EU ministers seal bank data deal to fight tax evasion 14 October 2014, 18:36 CET
EU finance ministers took a major step towards ending banking secrecy on Tuesday, agreeing to the automatic exchange of account information so as to catch out tax cheats.

Saudi billionaire to join Euro Disney bailout 14 October 2014, 16:42 CET
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will join a financial bailout of the money-losing Euro Disney theme park, his Kingdom Holding Co said Tuesday.

Red tape bonfire 'could keep Britain in EU': report 14 October 2014, 23:53 CET
Plans by Brussels to slash the red tape that businesses face could help keep Britain in the European Union, the man behind the proposals Edmund Stoiber said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka faces EU fish export ban 14 October 2014, 18:37 CET
The European Union moved Tuesday to ban Sri Lanka from selling its seafood to the massive EU market in a bid to stop illegal fishing by the second biggest exporter to the bloc.

EU reminds Serbia of commitments as Putin visits 14 October 2014, 18:46 CET
The European Union told Belgrade on Tuesday it should prove its credentials as a future member during an upcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Serbia, a historic Moscow ally.

US, Iran keep pushing for elusive nuclear deal 14 October 2014, 23:32 CET
Iran's foreign minister warned Tuesday of "numerous" gaps in troubled nuclear talks with world powers but both he and US counterpart John Kerry, due in Vienna Wednesday, insisted a deal remains possible by a November 24 deadline.

Eurozone industrial production falls sharply in August 14 October 2014, 11:54 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone fell by 1.8 per cent in August, official data showed on Tuesday, a steep drop and another sign that recession in the 18-nation currency bloc could return.

Putin visits Serbia to seal Russian influence 14 October 2014, 05:32 CET
President Vladimir Putin visits Serbia Thursday in a bid to seal Russia's influence over the EU aspirant, which is walking a tightrope between Brussels and its traditional ally Moscow.

Greece must see 'viable' bailout exit: Dijsselbloem 13 October 2014, 22:59 CET
Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Monday said Greece must achieve a "viable and credible" bailout exit after four years of EU-IMF rescue programmes and a deep economic crisis.

France feels EU pressure to fix budget 13 October 2014, 22:33 CET
France faced increasing pressure to modify its deficit-hit budget for 2015 on Monday, but Paris remained steadfast that it deserved "respect" and refused calls by Brussels to further rein back spending.

Europe launches operation to track migrants without papers 13 October 2014, 22:34 CET
A crackdown by European countries to track migrants without papers or official documentation got under way Monday amid a surge in refugees from Syria and the Middle East.

Austrian state to pay million-euro compensation to prostitutes 13 October 2014, 17:24 CET
The Austrian state of Salzburg on Monday admitted it will have to pay up to a total one million euros ($1.3 million) to local prostitutes to compensate for illegally charging them fees for medical checks.