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29 January 2013, 18:10 CET

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

The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

The Mediterranean: key route for EU-bound migrants

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 April 2015, 18:55 CET |

Out of the 283,000 migrants caught illegally entering the European Union in 2014, more than 220,000 arrived via the Mediterranean Sea, according to EU officials.

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US website Politico lands in Brussels with eye to 'disrupt' EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 April 2015, 22:32 CET |
Filed under: US, media, FOCUS

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker reeling in pain from a sudden bout of kidney stones or a shortage of hotel rooms in Brussels forcing critical Greek debt talks to Paris?

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Will latest migrant drama prod Europe into action?

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 April 2015, 20:52 CET |

EU nations have long had the recipes for managing migrant flows and sharing out the burden of illegal migration but have lacked the political will for action despite multiple dramas in the Mediterranean, critics say.

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Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 April 2015, 10:22 CET |

Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.

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Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

Migrant crisis: can EU learn from Australia?

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 April 2015, 06:05 CET |

As Europe struggles to deal with a surge in migrants pouring across the Mediterranean, Australia has gone nearly 18 months with virtually no asylum-seeker boat arrivals and no deaths at sea.

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EU dreams of Iranian gas to break dependence on Moscow

Posted by EUbusiness at 19 April 2015, 06:15 CET |

The EU is hoping future gas imports from Iran can break its dependence on Russia as prospects grow for a nuclear deal that would include lifting sanctions on Tehran.

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TTIP, a red rag to a bull in Germany

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 April 2015, 05:50 CET |
Filed under: government, TTIP, FOCUS, US, trade, Germany

Say four simple letters, TTIP, to many Europeans and you're likely to be met with a blank stare. But in Germany, where resistance to the proposed US-EU free trade pact or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is fiercest, the response is likely to be a volley of angry words.

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Operations to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 April 2015, 15:40 CET |
Filed under: migrants, Italy, rescue, FACTS, shipwreck

Several operations have been launched to rescue migrants making the perilous journey to European shores from North Africa.

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Margrethe Vestager, nemesis of Google, inspiration for TV series

Margrethe Vestager, nemesis of Google, inspiration for TV series

Posted by EUbusiness at 16 April 2015, 17:50 CET |

Methodical and unyielding, Denmark's Margrethe Vestager inspired her country's hit television political drama Borgen well before she took on US Internet giant Google as the EU's powerful new competition commissioner.

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Immigration: the deadly route to the EU

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 April 2015, 16:25 CET |

Italy, Greece, Bulgaria and Spain are the main gateways to the European Union for illegal immigrants who sometimes pay with their lives in their search for a better life:

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EU action on Google marks divergence with Washington

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 April 2015, 17:17 CET |
Filed under: US, antitrust, Google, regulate, FOCUS

The EU antitrust complaint filed Wednesday against Google represents a sharp divergence with Washington, which dropped a similar investigation two years ago, citing a lack of evidence against the Internet giant.

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EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

EU moves closer to counting calories in alcoholic drinks

Posted by EUbusiness at 13 April 2015, 17:15 CET |

Health conscious tipplers may be closer to finding out just how many calories they are imbibing as consumer advocates push for EU nutritional labelling on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong industry resistance.

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EU beneficiaries speak out in Britain ahead of election

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 April 2015, 18:35 CET |

Students at Falmouth University have a lot riding on May's general election, which if won by the Conservatives will trigger a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union and threaten their funding.

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David v Goliath: Austrian activist to take on Facebook in court

David v Goliath: Austrian activist to take on Facebook in court

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 April 2015, 19:50 CET |

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action suit against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches said ahead of the first hearing Thursday he hopes the case will eventually lead to an overhaul of a "Wild West" approach to data protection.

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In Russia-West tug of war, Moldova sees EU as only option

Posted by EUbusiness at 08 April 2015, 06:45 CET |

Moldova's decision to sign key trade and political agreements with the European Union has cost it dearly, as its giant trading partner Russia swiftly punished it through an embargo strangling its farm and wine industries.

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'Chillaxing' Cameron fights for political life

'Chillaxing' Cameron fights for political life

Posted by EUbusiness at 06 April 2015, 07:15 CET |

British Prime Minister David Cameron is battling to win a second term in power that could define his legacy -- potentially as the man who led his country out of the European Union.

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Russia gambles on populist parties in anti-EU campaign

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 April 2015, 18:15 CET |

From the far right to the radical left, populist parties across Europe are being courted by Russia's Vladimir Putin who aims to turn them into allies in his anti-EU campaign.

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German farmers not cowed by end of EU milk quotas

German farmers not cowed by end of EU milk quotas

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 March 2015, 05:50 CET |

Fresh from a massage, the cows turn slowly on a computerised "milking carousel" -- everything is ready at the Heideland farm south of Berlin to ramp up production once European milk quotas end on Wednesday.

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Macedonian political crisis hampers EU membership bid

Posted by EUbusiness at 30 March 2015, 06:22 CET |

Bitter exchanges between Macedonia's government and the opposition, including wiretapping and claims of million-euro bribes, have pushed the Balkan state into a deep crisis that could further hamper its already stalled bid for EU membership.

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Cheap eurozone takeaway fuels Chinese appetites

Cheap eurozone takeaway fuels Chinese appetites

Posted by EUbusiness at 25 March 2015, 04:50 CET |
Filed under: ANALYSIS, China, Headline3, economy, euro

The inexorable decline of the single currency offers ambitious Chinese firms a bargain buffet of eurozone business, analysts say, with this weekend's multibillion deal for Italian tyremaker Pirelli only the latest course in an acquisition binge.

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