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21st Jun 2018

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EU-Canada trade pact enters into force

Ninety-eight percent of products can be sold tariff-free between the EU and Canada after a free-trade pact, Ceta, provisionally entered into force on Thursday. Some services, such as transport and telecommunications, can also be sold freely. The EU's 38 national and regional parliaments must still ratify the text. Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Spain are the only ones to have done so.

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Opinion

The risks behind the 'green bond' boom

The EU should not overuse the financial system in order to achieve environmental goals, or it risks the emergence of a green bond bubble which would be detrimental to the financial sector and hinder the achievement of climate targets.

Analysis

Greece facing post-bailout challenges

Creditors are expected to agree Thursday on a final loan and debt relief measures for Greece. After eight years on an international lifeline, the country will remain under close surveillance - but will have to find a new economic model.

Investigation

How to get around the EU posted workers directive

Some EU careworkers in Belgium receive around €400 a month - despite their carers paying €2,500 a month and paying for flights and accommodation. The answer lies in how firms can skirt the safeguards in the EU's posted workers directive.

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