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SUPERSTATE OR OBLIVION: 'Unsustainable' EU told to merge or die by leading credit agency - ‎15 hours ago‎
And in its report, published yesterday, S&P was scathing about the current set-up of the whole European project, warning it cannot possible survive in its current form.

Post-Brexit EU unsustainable in its present form - S&P

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
"The problem is this: the EU, as it's currently constructed and operates, doesn't embody a coherent 'pooling' of the various dimensions of nation-state sovereignty, and therefore it's unsustainable in its current form," said S&P global chief economist ...

ESMA Advice On European Passport

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎22 hours ago‎
The Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Directive 2011/ 61/EU or "AIFMD"), regulates the management and marketing of Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs") and aims to provide for and harmonise an internal market for Alternative ...
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Paramount And European Union Finalize Deal Over Anti-Trust Investigation

Deadline - ‎22 hours ago‎
Paramount Pictures and the European Union have finalized a deal as part of the EU's anti-trust investigation into the six studios' geoblocking of pay TV rights with Sky TV.
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British-EU relations likely to be resolved by 2020, says Liam Fox

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
In a speech in Chicago on Tuesday, Fox said the European Union would have an economic self-interest in ensuring Brexit occurred smoothly, pointing out that most member states had a trade surplus with the UK and could not afford to lose access to UK ...

India seeks investment pacts with individual European Union members

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a move that could create further fissures between the two sides, India is planning to push for delinking the investment chapter from the proposed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) with the European Union (EU), negotiations for which ...
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How the European Union built stronger economies and better governments (even if Britain wants to leave)

Washington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
When the United Kingdom voted in June to leave the European Union, there was much talk of whether European integration had ever contributed to the strengthening of the capacity of the British state to better position the British economy in global markets.
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Brits voted to leave the European Union — now they're terrified about what it is going to mean for the economy

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
"When asked about prospects for the coming 12 months in the light of the result of the EU referendum, consumers' response was strongly negative in all seven areas.
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Data Protection: EU-US Privacy Shield Adopted

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Following the invalidation of the 'Safe Harbor' programme by the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") in October 2015 and after months of negotiations between the EU and US, the European Commission formally adopted 'Privacy Shield' on 12 July ...
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With friends like Brussels, who needs enemies? EU to fine Greece for saving ship builders - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
But, despite Greece's dire economic situation, bureaucrats at the EU Commission decided to take the elected Greek government to court, arguing that the state aid was illegal under Brussels law.

Labour won't rule out second referendum on European Union ...

The Guardian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Labour has not ruled out the possibility of another referendum on the European Union, whether over continued membership or the terms of Britain leaving the ...

European Union Should Want To Get Smaller

ValueWalk - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
At its heart in the Brexit debate are tribal beliefs on the UK content that hearken back to 1016 to 1066 and the conquest of England by the Normans, a recent Atlantic piece opined.

European Union deepens economic cooperation with Iran – expert visit to Tehran

EU News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A delegation of European Union officials visited Iran from 11-14 July to discuss deeper cooperation in the fields of economic policy, trade, investment and finance.
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EU regulators hit truckmakers with record fines for price fixing

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
European Union regulators imposed a record fine of €2.9bn against Europe's biggest truckmakers yesterday for colluding over 14 years to fix prices and delay adoption of cleaner engine emissions technology.
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Donald Trump: EU was formed 'to beat the US at making money'

The Guardian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The European Union was founded as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952 in an effort to promote strong cross-border ties in Europe and avoid future wars.

Europe Takes Another Step to Censure Organ Harvesting in China

The Epoch Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Written Declaration 0048, “on stopping organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China,” is primarily aimed at nudging the Council of Europe, the EU's political entity, to take action on a resolution that was originally passed in late 2013. The ...
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Brexit: EU considers migration 'emergency brake' for UK for up to ...

The Guardian - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Diplomats working on deal to give Theresa May greater concessions than those won by David Cameron, despite French doubts.