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EU considers Panama, S.Korea for tax haven blacklist

5 December 2017 | 0 comments

European Union ministers haggled over a credible blacklist of non-EU tax havens, with about 10 countries including Panama and South Korea in danger of being publicly chastised for facilitating tax evasion.The...

Britain and EU close in on Brexit deal

4 December 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May closed in on a divorce deal with European Union chiefs on Monday with last-minute progress on the thorny issue of the Irish border after months of deadlock.May met European...

Portugal favourite for Eurogroup chief job

30 November 2017 | 0 comments

Finance ministers from four countries, including favourite Portugal, threw their hats into the ring Thursday to replace Jeroen Dijsselbloem as head of the Eurogroup, a job that will involve carrying out...

Luxembourg moves further towards legalising medical marijuana

7 November 2017 | 0 comments

Luxembourg, following a broader EU and global trend, took another step on Tuesday towards legalising medical marijuana by announcing plans for a two-year pilot project. The plan, which must be approved...

Macron cements first stage of EU reform agenda

24 October 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed through the first part of his ambitious reform agenda for the European Union late Monday, but the part-victory fractured the bloc and was dismissed as "cosmetic"...

Britain and EU clash over Brexit 'time pressure' claim

17 October 2017 | 0 comments

The British and EU Brexit negotiators clashed Tuesday over a claim by London that Brussels is holding up divorce negotiations to get Britain to pay more money on its withdrawal from the bloc.The war of...

Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns

12 October 2017 | 0 comments

Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack.The anti-nuclear group, known for...

Transatlantic tussles: EU cases against US firms

4 October 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's decision to slap Amazon with a multi-million euro tax bill and take Ireland to court for not complying with a landmark case against Apple are the latest in a string of competition cases against...

EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

4 October 2017 | 0 comments

The EU turned the screw on US tech giants Wednesday, ordering Amazon to repay Luxembourg 250 million euros in back taxes and taking Ireland to court for failing to collect billions from Apple.Europe's...

EU to decide Amazon tax break case: sources

3 October 2017 | 0 comments

The EU will on Wednesday decide a landmark case against Luxembourg, which stands accused of giving illegal tax breaks to internet shopping giant Amazon, according to two sources familiar with the matter.If...

Luxembourg chases 3,000 jobs from post-Brexit London

6 September 2017 | 0 comments

Luxembourg hopes to poach around 3,000 jobs from London following Brexit, a senior financial official at the Grand Duchy told AFP this week.Nicolas Mackel, head of financial development agency Luxembourg...

Macron says fighting 'Islamist terror' top foreign priority

29 August 2017 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron named fighting "Islamist terrorism" as his top foreign policy priority on Tuesday, vowing to make France a leading power in an unstable, increasingly polarised world.In a key...

Luxembourg hit by tainted eggs scare

10 August 2017 | 0 comments

Luxembourg became the latest European country hit by a scare over tainted eggs, with a major supermarket chain pulling them from the shelves and other firms affected, authorities said Thursday.The tiny...

Juncker press conference interrupted by wife... no, Merkel

28 July 2017 | 0 comments

It's a problem many people will be familiar with: forgetting to turn your phone off during an important meeting, then it rings with a call from home.

Air France launches investigation into boarding pass mishap

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

Air France on Thursday said it was investigating how a passenger was put on the wrong plane, travelling with a boarding pass bearing the same name as another passenger on that flight.Ana Maria Bittencourt...

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