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20th Feb 2017

Ticker

Spain aims to boost company tax receipts

Spain’s caretaker government is aiming to increase company tax receipts by around €6 billion to help tackle its financial problems, reports El Pais. The budget deficit has risen this year to over €36 billion, equivalent to 3.27 percent of GDP, finance ministry data revealed on Tuesday. The European Commission decided in July to cancel sanctions against Spain and Portugal despite both countries missing their deficit targets.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

Agenda

Pence, Greece and Brexit This WEEK

The US vice-president becomes the first senior Trump administration official to visit EU institutions. Greece's creditors try to break deadlock in talks, and British Lords will debate Brexit.

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