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EUbusiness Week 720 top stories: Cameron to unveil EU demands in November; Poland signs deal to pipe gas to Baltic states; Euro-MPs reject GM crop compromise; EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after vote; ECB official says inflation 'clearly' below target; Over 710,000 migrants crossed into EU this year: Frontex
1. Cameron to unveil EU demands in November
British Prime Minister David Cameron said at Thursday's EU summit he
would unveil his long-awaited EU renegotiation demands early next month,
amid growing impatience from his European partners.
More than 100 detained at EU summit protest in Brussels
2. Poland signs deal to pipe gas to Baltic states
Poland on Thursday signed a landmark deal to build the first EU gas
pipeline to the isolated Baltic countries, reducing their uneasy
reliance on Russian supplies.
Russia's Gazprom resumes gas supplies to Ukraine
3. Euro-MPs reject GM crop compromise
Members of the European Parliament have rejected a hard-won compromise
which allows Member States to decide for themselves whether or not to
import Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed.
4. EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after vote
The European Union has agreed to suspend sanctions against the regime of
Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko after he won a fifth term as
president, even though observers said the poll was flawed.
5. ECB official says inflation 'clearly' below target
Inflation in the eurozone is "clearly" below target, a European Central
Bank board member said Thursday, as markets speculate over the chances
of further action to boost economic activity in the region.
6. Over 710,000 migrants crossed into EU this year: Frontex
EU border agency Frontex says 710,000 migrants entered the Union in the
first nine months of this year, compared to 282,000 in all of 2014, but
cautioned that many people were counted twice.
Albania: a court in Tirana has acquitted Albania's former central bank
governor of charges of abuse of power linked to the theft of millions of
euros from bank coffers.
Latest news from the European Court of Justice
EU law firms
Inside the EU Institutions
UK referendum: supporters and opponents of Britain's European Union
membership squared off for battle ahead of a referendum due by 2017,
with the campaign to stay in becoming the last to launch on Monday.
Eurosceptics force Dutch referendum on treaty with Ukraine
EU and Iran discuss ways to end war in Syria
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks
Spain: the Commission on Monday ordered Spain to submit a new draft
budget with lower deficit estimates to avoid violating the bloc's tough
spending rules, in a blow for the government ahead of Spanish elections.
Tunisia, EU launch talks on free trade agreement
Sakharov prize: Parliament has shortlisted assassinated Russian
opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif
Badawi and the Venezuelan opposition for its Sakharov human rights
EP lifts Hungarian MEP's immunity over Russia spy probe
In plenary this week, MEPs said the EU must call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and scale up climate finance commitments at the UN climate talks in Paris.
19 Oct: European Parliament committee meetings
19-20 Oct: European education, training and youth forum 2015
20-21 Oct: European Development Aid after 2015
20 Oct: REACH and beyond - Challenges and Options
21-22 Oct: Conference on e-skills in tourism
22-23 Oct: Agriculture and Fisheries Council
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Rolls-Royce, Safran shares slump on EU probe report 12-Oct
ECB says premature to discuss new QE programme 12-Oct
Tunisia Nobel winners 'show way out of regional crises' 9-Oct
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