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20 May 2015, 21:02 CET

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

Migrant crisis threatens to complicate Britain's EU reform push

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 September 2015, 14:42 CET |
Filed under: Britain, politics, diplomacy, FOCUS

After a lengthy summer break, Prime Minister David Cameron is buckling down for months of hard graft over Britain's referendum on leaving the EU, which could be complicated by Europe's migrant crisis.

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Migrant crisis threatens Europe's open border policy

Migrant crisis threatens Europe's open border policy

Posted by EUbusiness at 02 September 2015, 09:55 CET |

Europe's cherished system of borderless travel is increasingly at risk as countries grapple with record numbers of refugees and migrants clamouring to enter their territory, officials and analysts say.

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Tsipras still has the edge in pro-euro Greece, say analysts

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 August 2015, 18:55 CET |

With just three weeks to go before Greece's snap elections, analysts say charismatic ex-premier Alexis Tsipras remains popular with an electorate determined to stay in the euro -- even if it means more painful austerity.

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Divided Europe faces mounting migrant crisis

Divided Europe faces mounting migrant crisis

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 August 2015, 23:30 CET |
Filed under: Europe, Headline3, migrants, FOCUS

Faced with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, Europe has many sensible options to deal with people fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere -- but can't agree on any of them.

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EU-Russia ties at new low ahead of Ukraine talks

EU-Russia ties at new low ahead of Ukraine talks

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 August 2015, 12:10 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, Headline, FOCUS, Russia, conflict

Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks including a visit by President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels on Thursday.

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Lafazanis: Greek rebel with a eurosceptic cause

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 August 2015, 16:47 CET |

Greek rebel leader Panagiotis Lafazanis is an outspoken former Communist whose staunch opposition to the latest bailout deal split the ruling Syriza party and ultimately forced new elections.

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Alexis Tsipras: PM locked in an endless Greek drama

Alexis Tsipras: PM locked in an endless Greek drama

Posted by EUbusiness at 20 August 2015, 23:15 CET |
Filed under: PROFILE, Tsipras, Greece, politics, debt

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras knew all too well that Greece's huge bailout would appall many in his radical leftist party -- but now the hard-fought rescue has cost him his government.

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Merkel battles worries about IMF involvement in Greek bailout

Posted by EUbusiness at 18 August 2015, 05:12 CET |
Filed under: Greece, Germany, politics, IMF, FOCUS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the International Monetary Fund must participate in Greece's new bailout, but doubts about IMF involvement are complicating her bid to sell MPs the deal ahead of Wednesday's key parliamentary vote.

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Main questions on Greece draft deal at Eurogroup meet

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 August 2015, 15:07 CET |
Filed under: Greece, politics, debt, questions, FACTS

Eurozone finance ministers were scheduled Friday to go over a new bailout programme in return for reforms by Greece, but some of the creditors feel Athens' pledges are not precise enough.

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The legacies of World War II

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 August 2015, 17:00 CET |
Filed under: FACTS, WWII, legacy, history

The birth of the United Nations, the death of colonial empires and the first steps towards the European Union are all legacies of World War II.

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Bailout gives creditors unprecedented say in Greece

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 August 2015, 12:27 CET |

Greece's international creditors will have an unprecedented say over the country's government to make sure Athens sticks to the terms of its huge third bailout. But will it be enough to ensure its success?

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Bringing Danube's 'living fossils' back from brink of extinction

Posted by EUbusiness at 11 August 2015, 05:47 CET |

Europe's last wild sturgeons got a rare boost this summer when the conservationist group WWF Bulgaria released more than 50,000 babies of these prehistoric fish into the lower Danube, marking the end of a three-year project co-funded by the European Union.

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Fears of humanitarian crisis in Serbia as refugees stream in

Posted by EUbusiness at 31 July 2015, 05:07 CET |

At the crack of dawn hundreds of refugees, most of them Syrians, stream into Serbia's southern valley of Presevo after a perilous journey they hope will lead to a new life in the European Union.

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A frosty welcome for Greece's hated creditors

Posted by EUbusiness at 27 July 2015, 05:27 CET |
Filed under: Greece, politics, debt, troika, FOCUS

In Greece, hospitality is a concept as old as the Acropolis. But the country's hated creditors cannot expect the usual warm welcome when they arrive this week to thrash out a third huge international bailout.

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Greece's headache: how to lift the capital controls?

Greece's headache: how to lift the capital controls?

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 July 2015, 06:05 CET |

It is just the headache Greece's government does not need right now: how can it loosen the capital controls that are shielding its banks, but strangling the rest of the economy?

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Capital controls: how Greece is protecting its banks

Posted by EUbusiness at 26 July 2015, 05:00 CET |

Greece introduced a raft of capital controls on June 29 to stop a panicked outflow of cash from the country's banks, in a dramatic escalation of its financial crisis.

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From cats to rhinos, Greek crisis takes toll on animals

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 July 2015, 14:07 CET |
Filed under: Greece, politics, debt, animal, FOCUS

Hundreds of cats are loose on the streets, and food is running low for some residents of Athens' zoo. It isn't just humans who are suffering as Greece tries to claw its way out of economic crisis.

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Greek business exodus to 'safe haven' Bulgaria

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 July 2015, 06:07 CET |
Filed under: Bulgaria, Greece, economy, business, FOCUS

Faced with a deep economic crisis at home, at least 11,000 Greek companies have found a safe haven in neighbouring low-wage Bulgaria -- the poorest member of the European Union.

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Greek PM's austerity gamble sows deep divisions in Syriza

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 July 2015, 19:27 CET |
Filed under: Greece, politics, debt, Syriza, ANALYSIS

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has won a difficult gamble in convincing the Greek parliament to agree to tough reforms demanded by Greece's creditors, but he is paying the price of deep splits within his radical-leftist Syriza party.

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Alexis Tsipras: selfless statesman or sellout?

Alexis Tsipras: selfless statesman or sellout?

Posted by EUbusiness at 22 July 2015, 05:00 CET |
Filed under: PROFILE, Tsipras, Greece, politics, debt

The jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is the man who capitulated to "blackmail" from Greece's international creditors, or pulled his country back from the abyss.

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