Macron to take charge of EU army plans as Von der Leyen hands French president more power

Macron criticised over push for EU army by Italian MEP We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It was unveiled today that… Continue reading Macron to take charge of EU army plans as Von der Leyen hands French president more power

Veolia, Suez to seek EU antitrust okay for tie-up this month – source

FILE PHOTO: Employees of Suez demonstrate in front of Engie headquarters at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris, France, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauBRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – French waste and water management companies Veolia and Suez will seek EU antitrust approval this month for their tie-up to create a national champion better… Continue reading Veolia, Suez to seek EU antitrust okay for tie-up this month – source

EU plots talks with Taliban – plans to re-establish diplomatic outpost in Afghanistan

Lisa Nandy 'we have no choice' but to engage with Taliban We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info EU foreign affairs chief… Continue reading EU plots talks with Taliban – plans to re-establish diplomatic outpost in Afghanistan

Analysis: Afghanistan pullout spurs EU to revive rapid reaction force

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – The chaotic withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan has shown that the European Union needs to intervene militarily in a crisis without relying on U.S. troops, senior EU officials say.FILE PHOTO: Belgian army Special Forces are seen during the Black Blade military exercise involving several European Union countries and organised by the… Continue reading Analysis: Afghanistan pullout spurs EU to revive rapid reaction force

Analysis: Afghanistan pullout spurs EU to revive rapid reaction force

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – The chaotic withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan has shown that the European Union needs to intervene militarily in a crisis without relying on U.S. troops, senior EU officials say.FILE PHOTO: Belgian army Special Forces are seen during the Black Blade military exercise involving several European Union countries and organised by the… Continue reading Analysis: Afghanistan pullout spurs EU to revive rapid reaction force

‘EU responsibility to shelter them!’ Austria split over refugee plea as bloc faces crisis

Kabul: EU have ‘moral obligation’ says Austrian president We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Most European Union staff based in Afghanistan,… Continue reading ‘EU responsibility to shelter them!’ Austria split over refugee plea as bloc faces crisis

Tradeview Markets Enters EU Market with Unmatched Trading Conditions

Leading global online financial service provider, Tradeview Markets, has officially made its entry into the EU in 2021 by obtaining a Category 2 Investment Services License from the Malta Financial Services Authority. With the establishment of Tradeview Europe Ltd., and an office in Malta, the company’s exceptional trading services are now available to both retail… Continue reading Tradeview Markets Enters EU Market with Unmatched Trading Conditions

EU chiefs turn on Biden’s decision to quit Afghanistan – President’s reputation in tatters

Afghanistan: President Biden says there are no parallels with Vietnam We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Senior politicians from across the… Continue reading EU chiefs turn on Biden’s decision to quit Afghanistan – President’s reputation in tatters

ITC diversifying tobacco biz to capture US vaping market

ITC is diversifying its tobacco business to manufacture and export nicotine and nicotine-derivative products to capture the growing demand for oral and vaping products in the US and EU markets. The company’s annual report for FY21 mentions that it has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, IndiVision, and has obtained necessary regulatory approvals for setting up… Continue reading ITC diversifying tobacco biz to capture US vaping market

Still not getting it! Frost fury as EU ‘drops’ 800 new Brexit rules on UK with NO notice

Brexit talks 'have not made progress' says Lord Frost We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Brexit minister Lord Frost told peers… Continue reading Still not getting it! Frost fury as EU ‘drops’ 800 new Brexit rules on UK with NO notice

Aon wins EU nod for $30 billion Willis Towers deal

FILE PHOTO: An office building with the Aon logo is seen amid the easing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in the Central Business District of Sydney, Australia, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File PhotoBRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators on Friday cleared with conditions Aon’s $30 billion bid for Willis Towers Watson after it agreed… Continue reading Aon wins EU nod for $30 billion Willis Towers deal

AMD wins EU antitrust nod for $35 billion Xilinx acquisition

FILE PHOTO: A chip of Xilinx is displayed through a magnifying glass during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Semiconductor designer Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) has secured unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $35 billion bid for… Continue reading AMD wins EU antitrust nod for $35 billion Xilinx acquisition

UK to replace EU state aid rules on business bailouts and support

Ministers say post-Brexit subsidy system will help boost jobs and economy First published on Wed 30 Jun 2021 07.15 EDT The UK government has announced new laws to replace EU rules on taxpayer-funded bailouts and business support, launching a subsidy system ministers say will help boost jobs and the economy. In one of the most… Continue reading UK to replace EU state aid rules on business bailouts and support

UK says it has yet to receive formal EU response in sausage row

FILE PHOTO: A delivery is made to a SPAR supermarket in Belfast as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jason CairnduffLONDON (Reuters) – Britain has yet to receive a formal response from the European Union over its proposal to further extend a grace period on checks… Continue reading UK says it has yet to receive formal EU response in sausage row

Google in EU crosshairs again with advertising antitrust inquiry

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google was in the EU antitrust spotlight again on Tuesday as regulators opened an investigation into whether its digital advertising business gives the Alphabet unit an unfair advantage over rivals and advertisers.A sign is seen at the entrance to the Google retail store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, U.S.,… Continue reading Google in EU crosshairs again with advertising antitrust inquiry

EU leaders urge unfettered probe into origins of COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France June 9, 2021. Julien Warnand/Pool via REUTERSBRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders on Thursday called for an unfettered investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, first identified in central China, amid criticism of an… Continue reading EU leaders urge unfettered probe into origins of COVID-19

Before summit, EU urges U.S. to "walk the talk" on trade disputes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union hopes next week’s summit with the United States will help bring a rapid end to trade disputes and foster a transatlantic alliance to address global trade challenges, EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis said on Wednesday.Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis attends a plenary session at the… Continue reading Before summit, EU urges U.S. to "walk the talk" on trade disputes

Brexit bureaucracy creates British nightmare for Dutch boat captain

LONDON (Reuters) – When Dutch boat captain and engineer Ernst-Jan de Groot applied to continue working in Britain after Brexit, he became ensnared in a bureaucratic nightmare because of an online glitch and says he is now likely to lose his job.FILE PHOTO: A British government Home Office van is seen parked in west London,… Continue reading Brexit bureaucracy creates British nightmare for Dutch boat captain

EU reaches deal on tax transparency for multinational firms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union government and parliament negotiators reached a deal on Tuesday on rules that will force large multinational companies to disclose how much revenue and tax they pay in the 27-nation bloc and how much in countries considered tax havens by the EU.Slideshow ( 4 images )The new law, proposed by the… Continue reading EU reaches deal on tax transparency for multinational firms

Fury over Belarus airliner action set to dominate EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Fury over the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Belarus has upended the agenda of a European Union summit dinner on Monday, where leaders were due to discuss relations with Russia and Britain but will now also consider punitive steps against Minsk.FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission… Continue reading Fury over Belarus airliner action set to dominate EU summit

EU to present to WTO plan to boost vaccine production

EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis addresses the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/PoolBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will propose to the World Trade Organization a plan it believes will help boost production of COVID-19 vaccines and to make them more widely and fairly available, the EU’s trade chief said… Continue reading EU to present to WTO plan to boost vaccine production

London's 'Golden Age' as Europe's financial capital is over, says NatWest chair

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – The City of London’s ‘Golden Age’ as Europe’s financial capital is over following Brexit, but it will remain a major and profitable centre, NatWest bank chairman Howard Davies said on Tuesday. The City has been largely cut off from the EU since Britain’s full departure on Dec. 31, 2020, with… Continue reading London's 'Golden Age' as Europe's financial capital is over, says NatWest chair

EU economy forecast to rebound faster thanks to Covid vaccine

Shadow of coronavirus beginning to lift from Europe’s economy, says EU’s economics commissioner Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Last modified on Wed 12 May 2021 07.56 EDT The economy of the EU will bounce back more quickly than expected, owing in part to the quickening pace of its vaccination programme after… Continue reading EU economy forecast to rebound faster thanks to Covid vaccine

EU says willing to give AstraZeneca more time for vaccine deliveries

Slideshow ( 2 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union is willing to see its COVID-19 vaccine contract with AstraZeneca fulfilled three months later than agreed, providing the company delivers 120 million doses by the end of June, a lawyer representing the bloc said on Tuesday. The lawyer was speaking in a Belgian court as proceedings… Continue reading EU says willing to give AstraZeneca more time for vaccine deliveries