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France, Italy trim 2015 budgets to win EU approval

France and Italy unveiled plans on Monday (27 October) to trim their deficits more than previously planned in last-minute pitches to get clemency from the European Commission on their 2015 budgets. more »


Stylianides: Ebola threat extends far beyond West Africa

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides, whom EU leaders appointed on 24 October as EU Ebola Coordinator, said Monday (27 October) that the epidemic threatens to extend far beyond Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and...more »


New EU Development Commissioner 'has no vision', activists say

Despite one year of experience in Brussels, the EU’s new Development Commissioner Neven Mimica is still a rookie and low in the hierarchy of the Juncker Commission, leaving him with much to prove on development policy, according...more »


Budget row escalates as UK bill could reach €3.6bn

The row over a hefty top-up to the UK’s contribution to the EU budget worsened Monday (27 October) as Prime Minister David Cameron repeated he would not pay, and the EU Budget Commissioner warned there was no possibility of...more »


Eurozone lending to business and households slows more gradually

Lending to eurozone households and companies contracted at a slower pace in September, and money supply grew faster than expected, suggesting that a cycle of tightening credit conditions in the bloc is gradually coming to an...more »


Cry for help from Kobane: Why it is necessary to prevent another Srebrenica

For more than a month, a bitter struggle has ensued between Kurds and Islamists in Kobane (Arabic: Ain al-Arab). If the Syrian Kurdish town, on the border with Turkey, falls into the hands of the IS, this will be more than just...more »


Hungarian parliament chief: We could leave the EU

If the European Union wants to dictate to Hungary, then the country should consider slowly backing out of the union, Parliamentary Speaker and Fidesz MP László Kövér said on 24 October, as quoted by the Hungarian press. According...more »

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