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Future EU 20-03-2018

Friction between France and Germany over En Marche’s European ambitions

In the run-up to a European council on the revival of the European project, the increasingly direct political rivalry between En Marche and the CDU make the exchange between France and Germany difficult.
Brexit 21-11-2017

Paris celebrates the arrival of the European Banking Authority

At the end of a suspenseful day, delegates from 27 EU governments meeting in the General Affairs Council chose to relocate the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and the European Banking Authority to Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 20-11-2017

Amsterdam, Paris take EU agencies in lucky dip thriller

Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host the two EU agencies that must leave London on Brexit after a dramatic ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday (20 November) that left both result decided by drawing lots after votes were tied.
Brexit 10-11-2017

Fate of banking, medicines agencies to be decided by secret ballot

EU ministers will vote by secret ballot on the relocation of two EU agencies currently based in London at the General Affairs Council on 20 November. The ballot papers will then be destroyed and no record kept.
Brexit 02-10-2017

EU declines to rank rival bids for agencies leaving UK post-Brexit

The European Commission has shied away from ranking which cities should host Europe's drugs regulator and banking authority after Brexit, saying the decision is up to the 27 member states which will remain.
Brexit 01-08-2017

EU states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit

All but six European Union states are bidding to host one or both the London-based EU agencies that will be relocated after Brexit, setting up a competition that could easily escalate into a squabble.
Brexit 31-07-2017

Deadline for race to host EU agencies after Brexit

European Union countries faced a deadline Monday to submit their bids to host the post-Brexit locations of key banking and medical agencies currently based in London.
Future EU 12-05-2017

An outside-the-box solution to Brexit and the Strasbourg seat

Relocating the EU's UK-based agencies to Strasbourg and ending the European Parliament's monthly travelling circus is a logical solution that would benefit everyone, argues Bart Staes.
Politics 10-05-2017

Strasbourg could trade Parliament seat for medicines agency

EU officials claim there is growing support for a proposal to close the European Parliament’s expensive second seat in Strasbourg and to sweeten the deal by giving the French city the European Medicine Agency in return.
Brexit 28-04-2017

Public sector jobs fail to escape Brexit uncertainty

Public sector jobs in the United Kingdom and in the EU itself are far from safe from the uncertainty generated by Brexit. UK public services are already suffering and British civil servants could be put out to pasture by Brussels.
Brexit 24-04-2017

Barcelona pulls out the stops for EU medicines agency

Barcelona's mayor and Spain's health minister have agreed to work together to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to the Catalan capital. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Digital 19-09-2016

Commission champions ‘laissez-faire’ in first response to FinTech revolution

The digital revolution in the financial sector will get a helping hand from EU regulators later this year when the European Commission tables new proposals for retail financing, with a clear objective: let the revolution flourish.
Euro & Finance 29-07-2016

Italy and Spain lead the fight to conquer UK-based EU agencies

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Rome and Madrid are leading the race to gain the right to host influential EU agencies, while Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania and Slovakia could remain empty-handed.
Digital 06-10-2015

EU watchdogs to scrutinise use of data by financial players

European banks and insurers could face new rules to control their use of "big data" to target customers with products, after EU watchdogs said that how they used the information would be investigated.
Euro & Finance 17-07-2015

Czech bankers fear EU bail-in rules’ impact

New EU rules that will force losses on big depositors and bondholders over the heads of national regulators could detstabilize banks in some countries and pose a systemic risk at the European level, Czech bankers have warned. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Margrethe Vestager, Member of the European Commission in charge of Competition. 20 November. [EC]
Euro & Finance 07-04-2015

EU mulls probe into unfair state aid for southern Europe’s banks

The European Commission is considering an investigation into whether Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain have illegally underwritten banks which have accumulated assets considered low-quality in the rest of the eurozone, the Financial Times reported.
Euro & Finance 23-07-2013

EU watchdog urges banks to maintain capital levels

Banks in the European Union must maintain capital levels they were told to reach a year ago or say how they will top up their buffers, the bloc's banking watchdog said on Monday (22 July).
Euro & Finance 08-04-2011

EU watchdog to test bank capital

Europe will tell its banks today how much capital they need to hold to withstand a two-year recession, as financial watchdogs seek to repair the sector's tattered image in the eyes of investors.
Euro & Finance 27-08-2010

EU regulators want tougher stress tests

A body that is on the cusp of gaining more binding powers in the EU, the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS), has devised more stringent methods to test whether banks in the EU are financially sound.
Trade & Society 21-05-2001

UN conference agrees trade measures to help LDCs

UN conference agrees objective of duty-free and quota-free market access for all products originating in LDCs
Trade & Society 01-03-2001

Moore hails EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ initiative

WTO boss Mike Moore hails 'Everything But Arms' initiative as concrete demonstration of EU goodwill
Trade & Society 27-02-2001

EU opens markets to world’s poorest countries

Ministers approve immediate implementation of 'Everything but Arms' proposal ending tariffs on goods from poorest countries
Trade & Society 08-02-2001

Lamy forced to drastically amend EBA

Commissioner Lamy's 'Everything But Arms" initiative drastically altered in response to European industry concerns
Trade & Society 18-01-2001

Commission compromise on ‘Everything but Arms’ initiative

Commission compromise on 'Everything but Arms' initiative could delay opening of EU sugar and rice markets until 2008