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11th Dec 2017

Ticker

Luxembourg seeks to host EU banking authority

Luxembourg said on Thursday that it wants to host the European Banking Authority, which is currently in London. "This claim is rooted in a decision taken by European leaders in 1965 in which they said they were willing to locate in Luxembourg EU bodies concerned with finance," Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel said in a letter addressed to both European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

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