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29 January 2013, 17:10 CET

Expert analysis, features and profiles of key topical issues in the European Union.

Ireland looks forward to dairy boom once EU quotas go

Posted by EUbusiness at 01 March 2015, 04:47 CET |
Filed under: Ireland, agriculture, FOCUS

Four weeks from the lifting of European Union milk quotas, Ireland is looking forward to a radical shake-up of its farming sector that would boost dairy output by 50 percent over the next five years.

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Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage

Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 February 2015, 20:45 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, politics, Britain, FOCUS

British lawmakers accused the government of failing to show leadership over Ukraine on Friday in what the opposition Labour party said was "a growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.

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Grey technocrat, colourful outsider at centre of 'Grexit' drama

Grey technocrat, colourful outsider at centre of 'Grexit' drama

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 February 2015, 16:10 CET |

For the third time in a little more than a week, 19 European finance ministers gathered in Brussels Friday to try to cut through the rhetoric and hammer out some way for debt-plagued Greece to stay in the euro.

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Accidental exits, vulture funds: what's at stake in a 'Grexit'?

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 February 2015, 18:35 CET |

The arduous negotiations between the EU and Greece over a temporary loan to resolve Athens' bailout crisis has reawakened fears of a "Grexit", or Greek exit from the single currency bloc.

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Facts on Greece's request for six-month EU loan

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 February 2015, 17:05 CET |

Greece on Thursday submitted a last-minute bid to the European Union for a six-month loan assistance until a new austerity-free reform deal can be worked out with its international creditors.

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Greece can survive till summer without EU deal: analysts

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 February 2015, 21:40 CET |
Filed under: politics, economy, FOCUS, Greece

Cash-strapped Greece can survive financially until the middle of the year after its EU bailout technically ends on February 28, analysts believe, despite the abrupt failure of talks with its eurozone partners on Monday.

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From 'Haircut' to 'Dirty Exit': Greek bailout buzz words

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 February 2015, 03:42 CET |
Filed under: Greece, economy, politics, FACTS

The Greek bailout drama has given rise to a series of buzz words that so rile Athens they have become no-go areas for those attempting to broker a deal.

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Iceland to Italy: Norse seamen battling a tide of human misery

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 February 2015, 04:30 CET |

Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.

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'Rock the boat' in Brussels, cry Greeks as bailout talks begin

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 February 2015, 21:00 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, politics, FOCUS, Greece

"I live with hope. Greece has a new voice which is rocking the boat." So says Aleka Triantafyllou, a pensioner who joined 15,000 other government supporters gathered in Athens Wednesday evening.

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Fleeing war at home, Ukrainians seek security in Poland

Fleeing war at home, Ukrainians seek security in Poland

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 February 2015, 19:40 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, Poland, FOCUS, Russia

For a rising number of Ukrainians, Poland is looking like the promised land as the war at home forces them to seek safe haven in their European Union neighbour.

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Greece's reform pitch to EU creditors

Greece's reform pitch to EU creditors

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 February 2015, 10:35 CET |
Filed under: FACTS, politics, economy, Greece

Greece on Wednesday will present to its European creditors its first concrete proposals for a new four-year reform deal, in return for temporary funding to meet its financing needs until September 1.

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Greece's new anti-corruption minister battles tax evasion scourge

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 February 2015, 03:15 CET |

Greece's new anti-corruption tsar Panagiotis Nikoloudis has been tasked with recovering 2.5 billion euros for the debt-strapped government's coffers through a ruthless crackdown on tax evasion.

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Europe's outcast Belarus unlikely star of Ukraine talks

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 February 2015, 11:37 CET |

Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in Minsk.

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EU trade deal boosts Pakistan exports by $1bn

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 February 2015, 08:00 CET |

Pakistani exports to the European Union increased by more than a billion dollars after a landmark trade deal last year which made its products more competitive, the commerce minister told AFP.

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Greece hits German wall, vows to keep anti-austerity agenda

Greece hits German wall, vows to keep anti-austerity agenda

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 February 2015, 20:40 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, politics, FOCUS, Greece

Greece's ambitious hard-left government on Thursday ran into trouble with Germany and the European Central Bank but vowed to push ahead with its electoral pledge to renegotiate the country's unpopular bailout.

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Greece's troubled banks take another hit

Greece's troubled banks take another hit

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 February 2015, 17:40 CET |
Filed under: ECB, ANALYSIS, banking, Greece, politics

In blocking their last relatively normal route of financing, the European Central Bank has further weakened Greek banks which have for years been operating on life support, experts said Thursday.

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ECB draws line in sand over Greece

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 February 2015, 12:30 CET |

By taking a tough line on Greece, the European Central Bank is sending a signal that while it has repeatedly charged to the eurozone's rescue in the past, it is no longer willing to do governments' work for them, analysts said Thursday.

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Big business raises voice in British election campaign

Big business raises voice in British election campaign

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 February 2015, 23:05 CET |
Filed under: Britain, FOCUS, business, Headline4

Big business is getting vocal ahead of Britain's general election, raising concerns ranging from Labour's economic plans to a referendum on European Union membership promised by the Conservatives.

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Greek debt restructuring plan cheers markets

Greek debt restructuring plan cheers markets

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 February 2015, 23:00 CET |
Filed under: Headline, FOCUS, Greece, politics, market

Greece on Tuesday floated proposals to ease the economic pressure generated by its massive foreign debt, boosting stock markets as hopes rose for a deal with its European Union partners.

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Athens may have heart in Moscow but head is in Europe: analysts

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 February 2015, 15:15 CET |
Filed under: politics, Russia, FOCUS, Greece

With pro-Russians and ex-Communists in the cabinet, Greece's new hard-left government has sparked concerns of a strategic shift towards Moscow -- but Athens has its eyes firmly on Europe, experts say.

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