Politics

Special Report: EU threat spotlights perfume makers’ secrets

Special Report: EU threat spotlights perfume makers’ secrets

Published 16/12/2012

PARIS (Reuters) - Luxury perfume brands fear the European Union is about to introduce measures that could cripple the $25 billion global industry in the [more…]

Global shares fall on U.S. fiscal worry- oil up on China

Global shares fall on U.S. fiscal worry- oil up on China

Published 14/12/2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global shares fell on Friday on unease over the lack of progress in U.S. fiscal negotiations and on signs of a [more…]

Merkel sets limits on euro zone risk-sharing

Merkel sets limits on euro zone risk-sharing

Published 14/12/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European leaders agreed on Friday to press on with further steps to tackle their debt crisis but German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw [more…]

Exclusive: Spain plans deeper pension reform to meet EU demands

Exclusive: Spain plans deeper pension reform to meet EU demands

Published 12/12/2012

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will soon intensify pension reforms, possibly accelerating an increase in the retirement age and restricting index-linking of pension payouts to meet [more…]

Hutchison wins EU approval for Orange Austria deal

Hutchison wins EU approval for Orange Austria deal

Published 12/12/2012

BRUSSELS/VIENNA (Reuters) - Hutchison 3G (0013.HK ) won European Union approval for its 1.3 billion euro ($1.7 billion) takeover of Orange Austria (FTE.PA ) on [more…]

EU’s Rehn says euro zone must pursue structural reforms

EU’s Rehn says euro zone must pursue structural reforms

Published 11/12/2012

London (Reuters) - Europe must continue with its "far reaching structural reforms" that have helped to rebalance the euro zone economy and rebuild confidence, EU's [more…]

Bavarians promise Greeks solidarity instead of scorn

Bavarians promise Greeks solidarity instead of scorn

Published 09/12/2012

MUNICH (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras visited Bavaria on Sunday, charming former critics of Greece in the southern German state who once wished [more…]

Protesters say European Union does not deserve Peace Prize

Protesters say European Union does not deserve Peace Prize

Published 09/12/2012

OSLO (Reuters) - Around a thousand members of left-wing and human rights groups marched in Oslo on Sunday to protest against the award of the [more…]

German Finance minister doesn’t rule out Eurogroup candidacy: paper

German Finance minister doesn’t rule out Eurogroup candidacy: paper

Published 09/12/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble declined to rule himself out as a candidate to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as chairman of euro zone [more…]

Analysis: For the EU, way ahead may be a three-lane highway

Analysis: For the EU, way ahead may be a three-lane highway

Published 07/12/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Much has been written over the past year about the risks of a two-speed Europe in which the 17 euro zone countries [more…]