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The eastern countries standing up to Brussels in the wake of Brexit

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
The eastern countries standing up to Brussels in the wake of Brexit. Having lost the UK as their principal ally, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia are emerging as a determined and vocal lobby.
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Security alert in Brussels caused by 'student measuring radiation levels'

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
1 In this framegrab taken from APTN, a soldier walks along a street in Brussels, Belgium (AP Photo/APTN). A security alert in central Brussels sparked when a man was spotted wearing a coat with wires hanging from it has been declared a false alarm ...

Finland showdown with Brussels after Finns rule 77% of Iraqi migrants could be sent home

Express.co.uk - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Finland became the 13th EU member state to draw up its own safe countries list earlier this year, following in the footsteps of the UK, Germany and France.
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Brussels briefing: Renzi's bank problem

FT.com (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A softer bail-in plan emerged after talks with Brussels, where junior MPS bonds were converted to shares, and compensation given to retail investors (remember there are no EU limits on compensation for mis-selling).

Brussels airport bomber's brother to represent Belgium at the Olympics

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Olympic taekwondo fighter brother of one of the jihadis who blew himself up in a suicide bombing at Brussels airport is preparing to represent the nation his sibling despised.

'Tighten rules or live to regret it': Brussels told to act after Barroso controversy

euronews - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
It's the latest case in Brussels' long-running 'revolving doors' saga, where senior EU staff move into the private sector and vice-versa.
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UK will reap rewards of TTIP: Brussels bureaucrat attempts to link UK to US-EU trade deal

Express.co.uk - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A CONTROVERSIAL trade partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United States could benefit Britain, according to a Brussels official. By Katie Mansfield. PUBLISHED: 10:23, Fri, Jul 22, 2016 | UPDATED: 15:58, Fri, Jul 22, 2016 ...
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Five Star Movement calls on Brussels to approve Italy bank rescue

Financial Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The leader of the populist Five Star Movement in the Italian parliament has called on Brussels to allow public money to be pumped into the country's struggling banks without any hit to private investors, saying Europe's “economic future” was on the line.
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Brussels starts work on stricter CO2 targets for vehicles

Financial Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Brussels will tighten CO2 targets for cars and vans from 2020 as it moves towards a long-term ambition of zero emissions from road vehicles.
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The Weasley Twins' Guide To The Harry Potter Exhibition In Brussels Is Seriously Delightful

Bustle - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Weasley Twins begin their "behind the scenes, we-know-insider-knowledge tour" of the Harry Potter exhibition in Brussels with a look at Dolores Umbridge's office. Yes, it's just as pink as you remember it, although, as Oliver observes, "it's quite ...

Brussels briefing: State of emergency

FT.com (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
No relent in European news overnight. One state of emergency was declared in Turkey - suspending rights and giving president Recep Tayyip Erdogan near unlimited power - while another was prolonged in France, where the government is facing a harder ...

Bid launched to rename Brussels sprouts after Brexit vote

Scotsman - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A POLITICIAN has called for Brussels sprouts to be renamed 'Westminster Growths' after Brits voted for Brexit. Andrew Simpson, 54, the Eccentric Party of Great Britain's spokesman for 'chocolate, rhubarb and sprouts', has put forward the suggestion as ...
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Brussels Briefing: Nice – The backlash begins

FT.com (blog) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Manuel Valls' dark prediction after attacks in Paris in November, that more lives would be lost as France grapples to contain the most severe terror threat since the Algerian independence war, materialised in Nice on Bastille Day.
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Truckmakers fined by Brussels for price collusion

The Guardian - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, said: “A meeting in Brussels was the starting point for this long-lasting truck cartel.
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60000 celebrate Belgian national day in Brussels amid heightened security

Xinhua - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
BRUSSELS, July 21, 2016 (Xinhua) -- King Philippe of Belgium inspects the Military Parade to celebrate Belgium's National Day in Brussels, Belgium, July 21, 2016. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan). BRUSSELS, July 21 (Xinhua) -- An estimated 60,000 people joined ...
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Boris Johnson's awkward debut as foreign secretary in Brussels

BBC News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
As a classical scholar, Boris Johnson must surely have wondered if his plane's diversion and emergency landing on the way to Brussels - his first international foray as foreign secretary - was an omen. The Roman practice of augury was the study of the ...

Get Cultured in Brussels

New York Magazine - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Recall Momofuku's early days at Takumi, a snug gyoza bar opened by Brussels-born brothers in Ixelles last spring. Join the convivial, multilingual crowd pairing witbier ($4) with pork-and-ginger-stuffed dumplings (six for $8) and shiitake-studded ...
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Brussels prepares market economy compromise for China

Financial Times - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A plan to be discussed on Wednesday by the commission stresses the link between China's status with parallel moves to fortify Europe's trade defences and demands on China to reduce overcapacity.

Explore Europe this summer in Brussels or Berlin

European Parliament (press release) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Interested in the EU and planing to spend some days in Brussels or Berlin this summer? Then check out the Parliament's visitors centre in Brussels, discover how laws and policy decisions are shaped by the Parliament and the other EU institutions and ...
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Brussels bows to French demands for tougher rules on 'posted' workers

Financial Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Brussels has bowed to French demands to overhaul EU rules on temporary expat workers after Paris threatened to boycott the law unless it was tightened to stop foreigners undercutting domestic peers.
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