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#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Merkel’s CDU/CSU will – as predicted – form the next government. The SPD have already ruled themselves out of any future coalition, the so-called ‘Jamaica’ coalition looks like the most likely outcome, writes Catherine Feore. The result was disappointing for the mainstream centre right and social democratic parties. Today’s main winner was the Alternative für […]

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#Gazprom: Is Vestager letting Russia off the hook?

#Gazprom: Is Vestager letting Russia off the hook?

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In September 2011, the European Commission raided Gazprom and filed antitrust charges against the company in April 2015. Throwing the book at the Russian giant, the Commission denounced them for illegal partitioning of EU markets, denying third-party access to gas pipelines and unlawful pricing, all aimed at strangling central and eastern European countries, writes Peter […]

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#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will make what has been trailed as a transformative speech in Florence today. Having moved the furniture on the deck, taking Olly Robbins into Number 10, held a marathon cabinet meeting – no doubt with the aim of getting the awkward squad on board – and delayed already hard-pressed negotiations for […]

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#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, addressed both houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) today (20 September). Verhofstadt told members of parliament that the European Parliament will never allow Ireland to suffer because of the British decision to leave the EU. This, he said, was a firm commitment from the European Parliament, as well as one from the […]

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#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

#CETA: UK lauds benefits of EU-Canada trade agreement which enters into force tomorrow

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tomorrow (21 September) the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU’s trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be – an instrument for growth that benefits European companies […]

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#Catalan assembly calls for peaceful resistance to police raids

#Catalan assembly calls for peaceful resistance to police raids

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

In an effort to prevent the Catalan independence vote proposed for 1 October, Spain’s Guardia Civil have detained a junior economy minister Josep Maria Jové and 14 others this morning. The Guardia Civil also raided several government offices, senior members of the Catalan government call for peaceful resistance, writes Catherine Feore. The action comes a week […]

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#Brexit: Insurer XL Group chooses Dublin as preferred location for its EU insurance carrier

#Brexit: Insurer XL Group chooses Dublin as preferred location for its EU insurance carrier

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

XL Group Ltd, global insurer and reinsurer, today (19 September) announced its plans to move its principal European Union insurance company, XL Insurance Company from the UK to Ireland in 2018 in response to Brexit, subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement came following a meeting between An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), Leo Varadkar and XL […]

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