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EU companies pledge to shift retrenching investment

Europe is losing ground globally, as the 28-country bloc seems unable to reverse the trend of declining investment and stalling economic recovery. But EU businesses pledged to be ready to push policymakers to act swiftly, and boost competitiveness and growth.
EU Priorities 2020 23-11-2012

Positions still ‘quite far apart’ at EU budget summit

French President François Hollande said it looked unlikely that European Union negotiators would reach an agreement today (23 November) on the bloc's nearly €1 trillion budget for 2014-2020. German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope that a deal could be reached at another summit early next year.

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