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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...

British PM dines with Juncker to break Brexit deadlock

16 October 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May met European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker over dinner in Brussels on Monday in a bid to unblock Brexit talks ahead of a decisive EU summit this week.May spoke...

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 orders Amazon to pay Luxembourg tax bill

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 referring Ireland to the top EU court for failing to collect billions from...

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...

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 living with spectre of killer quake

24 July 2017 | 0 comments

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom.

'Brexit lunch' to assess talks progress

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU will wrap up four days of tough Brexit talks in Brussels on Thursday with a special lunch between their chief negotiators as major differences emerged on key points.

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

21 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels with "fundamental" differences remaining.

Fake products cost 800,000 jobs annually in the EU

18 July 2017 | 0 comments

The production of counterfeit goods is on the rise, with OECD figures showing up to EUR 85 billion of imported goods to the EU are fake.

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