Investor clauses could be left out of EU-US trade deal

29.09.14 @ 18:50

The EU's likely next trade commissioner has signalled that controversial investor protection rules could ultimately be left out of a US free trade deal.

Highlights

UK commissioner deprived of power to oversee bankers' pay

27.09.14 @ 09:19

The European Commission has played down suggestions that it had stripped the UK's commission candidate of responsibility for policing the EU's bank bonus rules, insisting that the decision had been taken before he was nominated.

ECB ready to use more 'unconventional tools' to spur economy

22.09.14 @ 18:07

ECB chief Draghi has said he is prepared to use more unconventional measures to spur growth in the eurozone.

Putin cheese: EU farmers to get 'targeted' compensation

05.09.14 @ 20:28

European farmers hit by a Russian embargo on fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat are likely to tap a €400 million EU emergency fund.

EU-Canada pact faces German opposition over investor clauses

25.09.14 @ 18:25

Provisions allowing companies to sue governments to protect their investments must be taken out of an EU-Canada trade agreement, German chancellor Merkel's coalition partners have said.

Mastercard loses EU battle over card fees

11.09.14 @ 19:01

Mastercard has lost a legal battle with the European Commission over payment fees following a ruling by the EU court.

Polish minister calls for €700 billion EU investment fund

05.09.14 @ 09:28

The EU should establish a temporary investment fund capable of paying for infrastructure projects worth €700 billion Poland's finance minister has said.

Opinion

The ECB: An act of determination or desperation?

05.09.14 @ 09:26

Now that the ECB has almost entirely emptied its toolbox, the pressing question is: will it help?

EU targets bank loans, World Cup in Russia sanctions talks

03.09.14 @ 17:59

EU ambassadors are holding talks on new Russia sanctions ideas - seen by EUobserver - including “action” to block its 2018 World Cup.

Finland and Germany slip in global competitiveness rankings

03.09.14 @ 09:33

Finland and Germany remain in the top five most competitive economies despite both slipping a spot each in global rankings of 144 countries compiled by the World Economic Forum.

Hollande calls for special summit on eurozone growth

28.08.14 @ 18:10

French leader Hollande has called for a summit on eurozone growth, warning that “Europe is threatened by a long and possibly interminable stagnation if we do nothing.”

Draghi cuts interest rate, launches new stimulus measures

04.09.14 @ 18:33

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates to a historic low and unveiled a raft of bond-buying programmes to stimulate lending, in a move that surprised financial markets and analysts.

Finland most vulnerable to Russian gas cut-off

03.09.14 @ 09:29

Finland would experience gas shortages if Russia cuts off exports for one month, while other EU countries would last between three to nine months without Russian gas, according to a German study.

Berlin-Paris tensions re-emerge as ECB ponders stimulus

02.09.14 @ 09:29

ECB chief Draghi is testing the mood of EU governments as he ponders whether to unleash a new wave of monetary stimulus to boost the eurozone's struggling economy.

Draghi urges new stimulus to stave off stagnation

25.08.14 @ 09:26

The European Central Bank is preparing to breathe life into the eurozone’s stagnant economy.