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1902, 2018

Spain’s De Guindos to be ECB vice-president

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Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos will join the the European Central Bank in June, after his sole rival for the vice-presidency job stepped down on Monday.

1902, 2018

[Ticker] German poll puts far-right AfD ahead of SPD for first time

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The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has for the first time overtaken the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in an opinion poll. According to a survey to be published by the Bild tabloid on Tuesday, 16 percent of respondents would vote for the AfD if...

1902, 2018

[Ticker] Commissioners poised to join EU-Mexico trade talks

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EU commissioners for trade Cecilia Malmstroem, and agriculture, Phil Hogan, stand ready to join negotiations on expanding the trade deal with Mexico, a Commission spokesman said Monday. The pair are ready to take talks to the 'political' level once all...

1902, 2018

[Ticker] Spain’s De Guindos set to be appointed ECB vice-president

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Spanish finance minister Luis de Guindos is set to become vice-president of the European Central Bank after his sole rival, Central Bank of Ireland governor Philip Lane withdrew his candidacy. De Guindos will be endorsed by the Eurogroup later on Monda...

1902, 2018

[Opinion] Conservative ‘buccaneering Brexit’ narrative unrealistic

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After years of scaremongering and doomsday projections, pro-Leave Conservatives are unconvincingly attempting to offer an optimistic future for a 'liberal Brexit'.

1902, 2018

[Ticker] Report: Daimler also cheated with diesel

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German automaker Daimler, which includes Mercedes, is suspected of having used devices to cheat emissions tests, German newspaper Bild on Sonntag said on Sunday. According to Bild, the software was found during a US investigation. The company said that...

1902, 2018

[Ticker] Bulgarian government condemns far-right march in capital

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The Bulgarian foreign affairs ministry said that a far-right march that took place in Sofia on Saturday was "absolutely unacceptable". Nationalists and neo-Nazis from Bulgaria and abroad marched in honour of general Hristo Lukov, a Bulgarian pro-Nazi l...

1902, 2018

MPs demand Council become more transparent

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Three Dutch MPs, on behalf of 26 national parliamentary chambers across the EU, are demanding more transparency. 'The Eurogroup is the most opaque of them all,' complained Dutch MP Omtzigt.

1902, 2018

Eurogroup starts process to pick new ECB chiefs

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Eurozone finance ministers will pick who they recommend to become the European Central Bank vice-president - the choice is between their Spanish colleague Luis de Guindos, and the governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Philip Lane.

1902, 2018

[Ticker] Latvia’s central bank chief under arrest

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The head of Latvia's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, was arrested by anti-corruption police on Saturday. The police and the government gave no information on why Rimsevics was under investigation, but the country's finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola...

1902, 2018

[Interview] ‘Fact of life’: some EU funding in new tech will get lost

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Bert De Colvenaer, executive director of the ECSEL public-private partnership, said research involved taking risks.

1602, 2018

EU asks charities to explain anti-abuse measures

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The European Commission sent a letter to all the aid organisations it funds to get details on measures they implement to prevent any abuse.

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