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Brexit poses near-intractable Irish border problems—here's why

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 02:53:00 AM

“It is the responsibility of the United Kingdom to ensure that its approach to the challenges of the Irish border in the context of its withdrawal from the European Union takes into account and protects the very specific and interwoven political, economic, security, societal and agricultural context and frameworks on the island of Ireland.
Loan Syndication and EU Competition Law

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 02:51:00 AM

The intricate syndicated loan market has recently triggered attention from competition authorities internationally. Recently, the Spanish competition authority fined €91 million a syndicate of four Spanish banks. The Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) of the European Commission launched a....
Yelp, Consumer Watchdog lose Google intervention bid

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 02:38:00 AM

By Foo Yun Chee. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Search company Yelp and lobby group Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google's challenge of a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case.
Brexit: 'Horrified' firms warn time is running out

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 02:19:00 AM

Image copyright Getty Images. British businesses have criticised politicians for focusing on in-fighting rather than preparing for Brexit, warning that there is not enough time to prepare for a no-deal scenario. With 100 days to go before the UK leaves the EU, the groups say firms have been....
EU clears China Re's takeover of Chaucer

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 02:04:00 AM

BRUSSELS, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission said on Tuesday that it has approved the acquisition of sole control over Chaucer by China Reinsurance Group Corporation. Chaucer, which comprises the businesses of the Hanover Insurance International Holdings Limited of the UK, Chaucer Insurance....
Yelp, Consumer Watchdog lose Google intervention bid

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 01:47:00 AM

group Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google's challenge of a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case. The Luxembourg-based General Court also rejected applications from other Google rivals, according to a ruling on its website https://bit.
Yelp loses bid to intervene in Google antitrust challenge

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 01:47:00 AM

company Yelp has lost its bid to intervene in Google's challenge against a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine after an EU court said it had no direct interest in the case. The Luxembourg-based General Court also rejected an application by U.S.-based lobbying group Consumer Watchdog for the same reason, according to its Dec.
Greek lawmakers adopt first post-crisis budget

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 01:05:00 AM

By AFP 45 mins ago in World Greek lawmakers on Tuesday adopted the first budget free of foreign assistance in almost 10 years, predicting economic growth of 2.5 percent in 2019, better than the expected eurozone average. The budget includes 900 million euros ($1.
Minutes - Thursday, 13 December 2018 - PE 632.133v01-00 - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 01:04:00 AM

PV\1172488EN.docx PEPE632.133v01-00 EN United in diversity EN European Parliament 2014-2019 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs EMPL_PV(2018)1213_1 MINUTES Meeting of 13 December 2018, 10:15-12:00 STRASBOURG The meeting opened at 10:15 on Thursday, 13 December 2018, with Marita Ulvskog (1st Vice-Chair, Acting Chair) presiding.
Opinion - 'Erasmus': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport - PE 629.605v02-00 - Committee on Development

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 01:04:00 AM

AD\1170748EN.docx PE629.605v02-00 EN United in diversity EN European Parliament 2014-2019 Committee on Development 2018/0191(COD) 17.12.2018 OPINION of the Committee on Development for the Committee on Culture and Education on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the....
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