Tag Archives: Brussels

01Apr/17

Gibraltar caught between a rock and a hard place

Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the EU for its own political interests as Brexit negotiations begin. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading

28Mar/17

The new generation of start-up Brits living in Berlin ponder their future ahead of Article 50 trigger day

As Britain prepares to trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe, Britons living in the German capital take stock of where this leaves them.

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13Mar/17

Is Brexit trigger about to be pulled?

MPs are expected to reject Lords’ amendments to the Brexit bill as they debate it for a second time, paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 as early as Tuesday. Continue reading

12Dec/16

Negligence trial in France casts shadow over IMF’s Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is to go on trial for her role in a 400 million euro ($425 million) state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was France’s finance minister.

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08Dec/16

25 years after Maastricht, European Union in existential crisis

Twenty-five years after European leaders concluded the Maastricht agreement on the funding of the ‘European Union,’ new challenges threaten the 28-member bloc.

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27Nov/16

Sante! Belgium wants its beer on global culture list

Hopes are high in Brussels as Belgium’s beer culture could soon be included on the UNESCO’s list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.

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16Nov/16

EU plans online screening for visa-free travellers

The European Commission proposes a plan under which millions of foreign tourists and business people who do not need visas will have to complete a five euro online security check to be allowed to enter the EU.

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10Nov/16

Rubik’s Cube loses EU trademark fight over its shape

The famous multicoloured three-dimensional puzzle Rubik’s Cube loses a trademark battle as Europe’s top court says its shape is not sufficient to grant it protection against copycats.

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31Aug/16
Apple offices in Cork, Ireland

Apple allocated almost all profits to untaxed non-tangible HQ, Commission says

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says Apple allocated almost all the profits it made in Europe and other regions to untaxed non-tangible headquarters in Ireland.

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30Aug/16
EU antitrust regulators

Apple slapped with up to 13 billion euro tax bill

EU antitrust regulators order Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.
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