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Christmas market

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

EU bolsters trade defense, renews Russia sanctions

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS EU strengthens anti-dumping measures, angering China Ukraine trade deal adapted to Dutch demands Leaders of EU-27 agree Brexit transition plan

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Economy & Business European Union
European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi at a press conference on December 8

Fri, Dec 9, 2016

Uncertainty in Italy after referendum and Renzi resignation

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Future of Italian banks after referendum in limbo German company caught in crosshairs of US-China spat EU accuses US of violating Open Skies agreement European Central Bank opts for longer but lower QE

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Economy & Business Elections
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at a press conference

Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Italy and Austria go to the polls as Europe holds its breath

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Special brief: what you need to know about the Italian referendum European court case threatens Uber’s expansion Commission releases new clean energy proposal WTO rules against US in decades-long trade battle

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Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business
President Obama and Chancellor Merkel meet in Berlin

Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Obama tries to allay EU allies’ concerns

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Obama tries to reassure European allies Europe moves to intensify defense cooperation Uncertainty clouds EU-Turkey relations

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European Union International Organizations
President Obama meets president-elect Trump

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

EU reacts to US election upset

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS US election outcome sends shockwaves across Europe Google counters third EU antitrust charge EU, Turkey near accession talks break-up

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European Union International Organizations
UK High Court

Fri, Nov 4, 2016

UK court rules on Article 50; EU breaks CETA deadlock

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS UK Court rules Article 50 must be approved by Parliament Uber faces employment challenge in the UK CETA deal signed after Wallonia agrees

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European Union International Organizations
CETA unblocked

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

After intense week, is CETA back on track?

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Belgians reach agreement on CETA approval Common corporate tax base on EU agenda Privacy Shield to be challenged in court Mobile roaming charges cut in new compromise

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Economy & Business European Union
Wallonia holding strong

Fri, Oct 21, 2016

EU Source: EU-Canada trade talks in crisis

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Belgian region of Wallonia holding tight in CETA dispute “Normandy Four” meeting sets path for Minsk implementation EU Council Summit discusses Russia and migration

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European Union International Organizations

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

EU Source: Mixed signals for EU-Canada trade deal

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS EU to fast track adoption of new derivative rules Mixed signals for EU-Canada trade deal ratification  EU privacy concerns loom over global services trade deal

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European Union International Organizations

Fri, Oct 7, 2016

EU Source: EU fast-tracks climate deal

THIS WEEK’S KEY TAKE-AWAYS Paris climate deal gets EU-wide approval Orban pushes on despite referendum turnout  On-going talks between US and Deutsche Bank UK to trigger Brexit negotiations by March 2017

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment