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31.07.2014

EU relations to be put to Swiss voters again, president says

Swiss voters will have another say on relations with the European Union, Switzerland's president said on Thursday, after valuable trade treaties with the bloc were put in jeopardy by a February referendum to curb immigration. The...more »


31.07.2014

EU names Russian banks banned from raising capital

The European Union banned five Russian banks from raising capital on the European Union's capital markets as part of a wider package of sanctions on Moscow over its actions in the Ukraine conflict. The list, published on Thursday...more »


31.07.2014

End in sight for Single Euro Payment Area

After a six month extension period, eurozone countries are now forging ahead with the switchover to the new Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA). EurActiv France reports. From 1 August, “BIC” and “IBAN” will become everyday vocabulary...more »


31.07.2014

EU Ombudsman demands more TTIP transparency

The European Ombudsman today (31 July) opened two investigations into the EU Council and Commission over a lack of transparency around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Emily O’Reilly investigates...more »


31.07.2014

French fear 'cultural dumping' from Netflix's EU expansion

Netflix, the US-based Internet streaming TV network, is set to expand its services to an additional six European countries in the autumn. But France fears that its European affiliate, based in the Netherlands, will damage its...more »


31.07.2014

Commissioners urge coding classes at school

The two commissioners in charge of the digital agenda, and youth and education, have written to to the EU's 28 education ministers, urging them to give every child the opportunity to develop basic coding skills at...more »


31.07.2014

Sweden renominates Malmström for second term as commissioner

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Thursday (31 July) confirmed that Sweden's nominee as commissioner for the next term will be Cecilia Malmström, currently in charge of the EU executive's home affairs department. "It's...more »


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