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Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Published 09/10/2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a newspaper interview that Spain would not be divided, a week after Catalonia held a referendum that authorities there say showed voters overwhelmingly support independence. [more…]

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Merkel wants clear line on eurozone reform in German coalition talks

Published 29/09/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she wanted to agree a clear line on euro zone reforms in talks on a new coalition government in Germany. [more…]

Euro zone inflation miss supports case for ECB caution

Euro zone inflation miss supports case for ECB caution

Published 29/09/2017

Euro zone inflation undershot expectations in September, Eurostat data showed on Friday, highlighting that price growth remained week and supporting the European Central Bank's case for only gradual removal of stimulus. [more…]

Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

Merkel, Macron pledge to lead EU forward post-Brexit

Published 29/09/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron won backing from Angela Merkel for plans to reform the European Union after Brexit, founded on what the German chancellor called "intense" cooperation between Paris and Berlin. [more…]

Macron says there is EU `consensus` for new reforms

Macron says there is EU `consensus` for new reforms

Published 29/09/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday European Union leaders agreed during a summit dinner that they should push ahead more quickly with reforms of the bloc. [more…]

German FDP reject Macron`s call to create joint euro zone budget

German FDP reject Macron`s call to create joint euro zone budget

Published 26/09/2017

A senior member of Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), a potential coalition partner for Chancellor Angela Merkel, generally welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's European Union speech but criticized his proposal to create a joint euro zone budget. [more…]

German conservative suggests job move for veteran finance min Schaeuble

German conservative suggests job move for veteran finance min Schaeuble

Published 25/09/2017

A senior German conservative said on Monday that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble would make an "ideal" president of parliament, raising the possibility of a change of roles for a man long associated with unflinching austerity in the euro zone. [more…]

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

Published 24/09/2017

The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy", and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality. [more…]

Roche cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq wins EU approval

Roche cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq wins EU approval

Published 23/09/2017

Roche immunotherapy Tecentriq has won European Union approval for treating advanced lung and bladder cancer, the Swiss drugmaker said. [more…]

Top official moves from UK`s Brexit ministry to PM May`s office

Top official moves from UK`s Brexit ministry to PM May`s office

Published 18/09/2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Britain's top official at its Brexit ministry as her EU adviser to "strengthen cross government coordination of the next phase of talks with the European Union", a government spokesman said on Monday. [more…]