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16 June 2013 – The Intergroup on LGBT Rights is one of 27 working groups in the European Parliament (EP) dedicated to specific issues. According to its secretary, Bruno Selun, the Intergroup helps members to ensure that they are able to effectively promote (...) by
30 May 2013 – Last autumn witnessed the collapse of the important Paris agreement between two great European defence enterprises, BAE Systems and EADS, with their respective administrators Ian King and Tom Enders. The collapse of the negotiations was caused (...) by
13 April 2013 – In a time when European Union governments are seeking ways to repair their public finances, some countries are striving to survive and to avoid default and European bank account holders and taxpayers are suffering consistent loss of money, tax (...) by
3 April 2013 – EU bailouts need to fulfill a political, financial and economic requirement at the same time. It is impossible to fulfill them all at the same time; hence EU bailouts are doomed to be imperfect. As each bailout is unique in the way these three (...) by
24 March 2013 – Last week the EU Financial Ministers agreed on a compromise on the reform of prudential banking rules (CRD IV-CRR) that adapts at the European level international prudential banking rules under the Basel III agreement, adopted by the Basel (...) by
16 March 2013 – On Wednesday 13th March, in the International Trade Union House, the European Manifesto to respect and promote fundamental social rights was presented. The introduction was already meaningful, as this Manifesto, launched in January 2013 and (...) by
28 February 2013 – Last week, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council have struck an important deal on the ’two pack’ fiscal rules. It is a fundamental step towards a stronger economic and fiscal integration in the EU. Now Brussels has to address the (...) by
12 February 2013 – European leaders reached an agreement on the EU multiannual financial framework 2014-2020 on Friday after 24 hours of intense negotiations. The deal resulted in a cut of 12 billions euros from the November Van Rompuy proposal which means that (...) by
3 February 2013 – As the European Union struggles to come up with a budget and its member states appear incapable of coming to any sort of an agreement, the introduction of a financial transaction tax to help finance the EU budget might seem like a welcome idea (...) by ,
31 January 2013 – While the European banking system is shaken by the worst crisis ever and the Italian Monte Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank, is falling down, the European Commission seems ready to water down the Liikanen Committee’s recommendations about (...) by
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