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Will the #US – #China trade war keep the #Euro afloat?

Will the #US – #China trade war keep the #Euro afloat?

| December 9, 2019

We’ve written before about politics and their influence on forex trading. The actions of influential politicians in the US, Europe, and other areas with large and significant economies can and do impact exchange rates on a day-to-day basis. And naturally, larger actions and conflicts can have a greater effect. For example, back in February EU […]

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EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

| December 9, 2019

Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give access to a contested zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The memorandum of understanding on maritime […]

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‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

‘The risk of #Brexit happening without a ratified deal still exists’ Phil Hogan 

| December 6, 2019

Speaking at his first event in Ireland as the European Commissioner for Trade (6 December), Phil Hogan addressed what he described as the ‘seemingly endless’ question of Brexit, as well as other pressing trade issues.   Hogan is hoping that next week’s UK general election will provide clarity and unblock paralysis. He told Irish business […]

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EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

| December 6, 2019

EU instruments helping farmers to insure their income against falling prices and production losses have only partially met their objectives, and their uptake remains low and uneven, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. In addition, some exceptional measures have not been properly targeted and can lead to disproportionate compensation payments, say […]

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#Labour to cut rail fares by a third

#Labour to cut rail fares by a third

| December 3, 2019

Britain’s Labour Party said it would cut rail season tickets and peak time fares by a third, saving the average commuter more than £1,000 per year, under its plan to return rail services to public ownership if it wins an election this month, writes Paul Sandle. It said the move, which will apply to regulated […]

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Europeans show record support for the #Euro

Europeans show record support for the #Euro

| December 2, 2019

More than three in four citizens think that the single currency is good for the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer results. This is the highest support since surveys began in 2002. According to the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey on the eurozone, 76% of respondents think the single currency is good for […]

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#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

#EUProgrammeForEmploymentAndSocialInnovation – €200 million for microfinance institutions and social enterprise lenders across Europe

| December 2, 2019

The European Union, the European Investment Fund (EIF), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a €200 million loan fund to support lending to micro-enterprises and social enterprises under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation(EaSI). Commenting on the new EaSI loan fund. Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen said: “We are delighted […]

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