EU Institutions

Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg vie for Eurogroup leadership

Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg vie for Eurogroup leadership

Published 25/06/2020

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Finance ministers of Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg are in the running to chair meetings of the powerful Eurogroup of euro zone finance [more…]

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Published 22/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Changes to the composition of Germany’s top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a [more…]

France’s Macron to visit Dutch PM Rutte to break EU budget impasse

France’s Macron to visit Dutch PM Rutte to break EU budget impasse

Published 22/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron will travel to the Netherlands on Tuesday to try to break Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s resistance to the European [more…]

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK’s Johnson

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK’s Johnson

Published 15/06/2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch [more…]

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

Published 09/06/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Foreign state-backed or state-owned companies seeking to acquire European companies may be investigated to see if they are benefiting from unfair subsidies, [more…]

Household spending plunge pulls down euro zone GDP in first quarter

Household spending plunge pulls down euro zone GDP in first quarter

Published 09/06/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A plunge in household spending and investment pulled down euro zone gross domestic product in the first quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic [more…]

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

Published 04/06/2020

(Reuters) - The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by [more…]

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Published 08/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Now, as major economies prepare green investments to kickstart growth, [more…]

Belgium brings back its bling with reopening of world’s largest diamond hub

Belgium brings back its bling with reopening of world’s largest diamond hub

Published 05/05/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Antwerp is regaining its glitz as Belgium eases a two-month nationwide coronavirus lockdown that virtually halted business in the world’s largest diamond [more…]

U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

Published 04/05/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World leaders launched a pledging “marathon” on Monday - without the United States - to raise at least $8 billion for research [more…]