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29 January 2013, 18:10 CET

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

Debt crisis demons rattle eurozone markets

Posted by EUbusiness at 17 October 2014, 17:45 CET |

Wild gyrations on the markets this week and the stalling European economy are stark reminders that the spectre of the eurozone debt crisis still looms over the global recovery.

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West to learn if sanctions softened Russia on Ukraine

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 October 2014, 12:57 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, Russia, crisis, US, FOCUS

Western allies should learn in the next few days if their punishing sanctions on Russia have softened its stance on Ukraine enough to justify lifting the drag on Europe's increasingly fragile economic recovery.

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Bad news for eurozone puts Germany, ECB in hot seat

Bad news for eurozone puts Germany, ECB in hot seat

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 October 2014, 23:40 CET |

A raft of grim eurozone data this week alarmed financial markets and placed both Germany's doctrine of budgetary rigour and European Central Bank's monetary policy in the hot seat.

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EU tax probe spotlights Ireland's allure for multinationals

EU tax probe spotlights Ireland's allure for multinationals

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 October 2014, 23:55 CET |

An EU probe into a tax deal between Ireland and Apple is raising pressure for a tightening of a controversial corporate tax system helping the country accelerate away from crisis.

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How Europe is trying to prevent Ebola from spreading

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 October 2014, 20:20 CET |
Filed under: Ebola, WAfrica, Health, FOCUS

European officials have said the risk of Ebola spreading on the continent is highly unlikely, but it has not stopped countries across the region adopting a series of measures to make doubly sure.

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EU well armed to prevent an Ebola epidemic: experts

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 October 2014, 10:10 CET |
Filed under: WAfrica, FOCUS, Health, Ebola, Headline4

The European Union must fill gaps to stop the spread of Ebola now that an infected nurse in Spain has exposed these failings, but it is well armed to prevent an epidemic, EU officials and experts said.

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EU sleepwalking to disaster ahead of jobs summit, warn unions

EU sleepwalking to disaster ahead of jobs summit, warn unions

Posted by EUbusiness at 07 October 2014, 14:30 CET |
Filed under: Headline1, summit, jobs, FOCUS

European Union leaders preparing for Wednesday's emergency jobs summit have been told to change direction or face a political and social crisis triggered by chronic unemployment.

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Irish tech city trembles at Apple tax probe

Posted by EUbusiness at 05 October 2014, 05:15 CET |
Filed under: Apple, business, tax, FOCUS, US, Ireland

Perched on top of a hill overlooking the Irish city of Cork, surrounded by a dated industrial estate, Apple's European headquarters is an unlikely base for the world tech giant -- now under growing scrutiny over its local tax arrangements.

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Bulgaria at a glance

Posted by EUbusiness at 03 October 2014, 07:35 CET |
Filed under: FACTS, factfile, vote, Bulgaria

Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country, holds snap general elections Sunday for the second time in 17 months, likely setting the stage for further political uncertainty.

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Ireland back in spotlight over Apple tax deal

Ireland back in spotlight over Apple tax deal

Posted by EUbusiness at 29 September 2014, 17:40 CET |
Filed under: Apple, companies, tax, FOCUS, Ireland, economy

The prospect of the EU accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses and puts Dublin back in the spotlight.

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Creeping angst in Germany as economists fear best is over

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 September 2014, 23:30 CET |

Germany, which has long seen itself as the star pupil among debt-mired European economies, is heading for a steep decline driven by serious delusions about its own model, prominent experts are warning.

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Sexism, lobbyist, anti-European: EU Commission picks to face grilling

Posted by EUbusiness at 28 September 2014, 04:50 CET |
Filed under: FACTS, Commission

The 28 men and women picked to run the EU for the next five years face a grilling by the European Parliament this week. Here are five candidates under particular pressure as they sit down to face lawmakers.

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Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food

Posted by EUbusiness at 24 September 2014, 20:05 CET |

In a Moscow supermarket, there are plenty of imported yoghurts, but the 'best-before' date has long expired on most of them. Russia's ban of food exports from Western countries that imposed sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis is biting.

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'3,000 European jihadis' now in Syria, Iraq

'3,000 European jihadis' now in Syria, Iraq

Posted by EUbusiness at 23 September 2014, 21:00 CET |
Filed under: ANALYSIS, Syria, Headline3, Iraq, conflict

The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has jumped by a third to around 3,000 in a few months, the EU counter terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove said on Tuesday.

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Cash-strapped Europe looks to investment 'sleeping beauty'

Cash-strapped Europe looks to investment 'sleeping beauty'

Posted by EUbusiness at 21 September 2014, 23:50 CET |

With the eurozone's moribund economy once more sparking global fears, the region's cash-strapped leaders are now hoping the EU's investment bank can pull the bloc out of the doldrums.

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Ukraine outrage over delay on EU trade deal

Ukraine outrage over delay on EU trade deal

Posted by EUbusiness at 15 September 2014, 20:45 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, FOCUS, trade, Headline2, Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing a backlash from his staunchest supporters for bowing to Russian pressure and postponing the implementation of an EU trade deal the two sides plan to ratify Tuesday.

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Europe fears Scottish independence contagion

Europe fears Scottish independence contagion

Posted by EUbusiness at 14 September 2014, 23:05 CET |

The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the continent's unity and even its borders are under threat, analysts say.

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Fresh sanctions on Russia: who is targeted and why

Posted by EUbusiness at 12 September 2014, 19:20 CET |
Filed under: Ukraine, sanctions, US, FACTS, Russia

The European Union and United States announced tough new sanctions on Russian companies and individuals Friday to pressure Moscow to cut its support for secessionist rebels in Ukraine.

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Britain's Hill, from lord to EU financial services chief

Britain's Hill, from lord to EU financial services chief

Posted by EUbusiness at 10 September 2014, 12:40 CET |

Jonathan Hill, nominated the EU's new Financial Services Commissioner, is considered a pragmatic dealmaker hardened by his time at the heart of government during Britain's disastrous exit from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.

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Tusk: unflappable Polish leader through crisis after crisis

Posted by EUbusiness at 09 September 2014, 19:02 CET |
Filed under: politics, Poland, Tusk, PROFILE

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk is a pro-European free marketeer who has earned the reputation of being an unflappable leader able to turn even the most difficult situations to his advantage.

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