The EU executive says that several evaluations strengthen the case to extend the length and funding of the plan, despite a lack of impact assessment.
Finance ministers from the main eurozone countries will meet IMF negotiators on Friday as Greece warns of new delays in the bailout programme.
Questions of value for money and a lack of transparency complicate adding almost €200 billion more and extending the Juncker investment plan to 2020.
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The commission wants to focus on the commercial potential of space rather than the educational or scientific benefits, much to the annoyance of some MEPs.
After a "demanding marathon" of talks, member states and MEPs agreed a budget for next year they hope will provide a "buffer" against any shocks to the system.
The US and German leaders have said TTIP was a chance to “shape globalisation based on our values”, amid fears that Donald Trump would unravel trade and security relations.
The EU aircraft maker wants Europe and the US to agree on their subsidy policies for Airbus and Boeing after the WTO ruled that both companies benefited from illegal tax breaks.
Britain’s decision to exit the EU is to prompt €69 billion of extra borrowing, a UK watchdog has said, leaving poorer families less well off.
A European Commission proposal on anti-dumping clears the way for the EU to abide by international obligations and avoid a trade war that would be dangerously counterproductive.
US economist Joseph Stiglitz called on the EU to take a leading role in the fight against tax evasion, calling the next US leader, Donald Trump a "tax avoider or even evader-in-chief".
Italy, Portugal, and Spain are unlikely to face sanctions for breaking EU budget rules, the European Commission has said, in what it described as a “political” decision by a kind of “common finance ministry”.
Trade ministers send a discussion on the level of import duties back to diplomats, also admitting that TTIP talks with the US are "in the freezer".
MEP Dance says new data by EUobserver showed car manufacturers are “shopping around” when acquiring the required certification.
Trade ministers will try to agree on measures to protect EU industries and discuss their policies after Ceta and Donald Trump's election.
The US firm says its Android operating system has boosted competition in application development rather than stifling it.
Plans to develop ecodesign are good news, but we need to move much faster towards a circular economy, and apply them to a much wider range of everyday products.
The European Commission presented a new system to assess dumping from countries with strong state intervention. The main target is China.
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The European Commission's latest economic forecasts warn of period of global risks and possibility of a "vicious circle".
EU commissioners admit they "frankly don't know" what the US president-elect intends to do with the US-EU trade talks.
EU finance ministers agreed on Tuesday on criteria to single out non EU tax havens but will publish a black list only next year.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that a state can bypass shareholders' opposition when EU financial stability is at stake.
Few national governments attend a working group empowered by the commission to develop emissions tests for road vehicles.
EU finance ministers still aim to agree on the second part of the bailout programme and first debt-relief measures next month.
The internet company argues that the European Commission does not take into account how people shop online.
Romania and Morocco have the highest number of expats in prison in the EU while Lithuania has the highest percentage of their expat population in jail.
The Ceta battle was over what kind of globalisation will prevail, and how to cope with its turbulent centrifugal forces that pull at society’s seams. Wallonia deserves credit for shining a glaring spotlight where it was needed.
The signing ceremony of Ceta highlighted tensions between EU officials and its critics, who can still derail the deal at a later stage.
German finance chief Wolfgang Schaeuble said the European Commission was becoming too “political” to enforce fiscal discipline.
Wallonia and Brussels have voted to give the federal government the power to sign the EU-Canada trade deal, whose content is not altered by the new documents attached.
The response of many European leaders to Wallonia’s opposition to Ceta suggests many are yet to learn deep concerns many in Europe have with free trade deals that trade in the public interest.
[Updated] Belgian leaders signed a joint declaration, clearing the way for the government to sign the EU-Canada trade pact. Wallonia's leader Paul Magnette said it was a victory for his people, and the rest of Europe.
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