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EU banks on deeper economic union - but at what cost?

This edition of The Real Economy turns the spotlight on the hotly debated issue of deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). What does it

This edition of The Real Economy turns the spotlight on the hotly debated issue of deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). What does it

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Farmers protest in Brussels

Thousands of farmers are protesting in Brussels to demand European Union action to counter the lower prices they receive for milk and pork. With the

Thousands of farmers are protesting in Brussels to demand European Union action to counter the lower prices they receive for milk and pork. With the

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Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria focus of EU cash fraud probes

More than a third of probes into alleged corruption involving EU cash centred on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, a report has revealed. Romania had

More than a third of probes into alleged corruption involving EU cash centred on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, a report has revealed. Romania had

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European Commission has 'abdicated its role' as financial watchdog

On November 28, the European Commission will present its analysis of the financial laws of the Eurozone countries. Italy, France and Belgium have all

On November 28, the European Commission will present its analysis of the financial laws of the Eurozone countries. Italy, France and Belgium have all

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Claim and counter claim over EU budget bill for Britain

A British victory in the EU budget battle. That’s the claim of finance minister George Osborne over the disputed 2.1 billion euros bill handed to the

A British victory in the EU budget battle. That’s the claim of finance minister George Osborne over the disputed 2.1 billion euros bill handed to the

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Muted start for new European Commission

The new EU commission began work on Monday after taking office on Saturday. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear that he

The new EU commission began work on Monday after taking office on Saturday. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has made it clear that he

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Cameron says UK won't pay billions demanded by EU

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will not pay the 2.1 Billion Euros demanded by the EU by December 1 and described the decision

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK will not pay the 2.1 Billion Euros demanded by the EU by December 1 and described the decision

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France set for bruising EU budget row

EU member states agreed last year to give the European Commission power to police national budgets. France and Italy are already in the firing

EU member states agreed last year to give the European Commission power to police national budgets. France and Italy are already in the firing

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EU leaders set to hammer out more top posts during key talks

EU leaders are set to meet for the first time since the election of Jean Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. The talks will

EU leaders are set to meet for the first time since the election of Jean Claude Juncker as the next European Commission President. The talks will

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EU leaders agree to boost cooperation on military projects

With budgets slashed because of the financial crisis, EU leaders have agreed to work more closely on making defence spending go further. At a

With budgets slashed because of the financial crisis, EU leaders have agreed to work more closely on making defence spending go further. At a

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Greek PM has defended 2014's budget

Greek PM Antonio Samaras has defended his government’s 2014 budget as Athens comes under renewed pressure from international creditors, who say it

Greek PM Antonio Samaras has defended his government’s 2014 budget as Athens comes under renewed pressure from international creditors, who say it

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MEPs finally back EU budget after months of talks

MEPs have approved the first-ever cut to the EU’s seven-year spending cycle in the bloc’s history. The European Parliament voted for the 960

MEPs have approved the first-ever cut to the EU’s seven-year spending cycle in the bloc’s history. The European Parliament voted for the 960

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EU warns Spain, Italy and Finland over budget plans

The European Commission has warned that a number of eurozone states risk breaking EU rules over draft budget plans. It is the first time the

The European Commission has warned that a number of eurozone states risk breaking EU rules over draft budget plans. It is the first time the

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Officials agree EU budget for 2014

EU negotiators have secured a deal on next year’s budget for the 28-member bloc. Under the agreement, EU spending should total 135.5 billion euros

EU negotiators have secured a deal on next year’s budget for the 28-member bloc. Under the agreement, EU spending should total 135.5 billion euros

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EU budget showdown

The European Parliament has finally agreed on a seven-year budget plan, after months of disagreement and sectarian and national clashes over the

The European Parliament has finally agreed on a seven-year budget plan, after months of disagreement and sectarian and national clashes over the

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EU unemployment measures: will they make a difference?

The summit: As youth unemployment hits 50% in some areas, leaders at the European Union summit in Brussels announced a series of measures and a

The summit: As youth unemployment hits 50% in some areas, leaders at the European Union summit in Brussels announced a series of measures and a

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EU leaders push for bloc-wide banking mechanism

European Union leaders are aiming to agree on a bloc-wide mechanism for dealing with failing banks by the end of the year. Speaking at the close of

European Union leaders are aiming to agree on a bloc-wide mechanism for dealing with failing banks by the end of the year. Speaking at the close of

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EU budget deal has cash to ease youth unemployment

An agreement has been reached on the EU’s seven-year budget. The 960 billion euro deal, which stretches to 2020, cuts spending in real terms for

An agreement has been reached on the EU’s seven-year budget. The 960 billion euro deal, which stretches to 2020, cuts spending in real terms for

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EU leaders reach 2014-2020 budget agreement

It has been announced that the presidents of the three institutions of the European Union: the Commission, the Council and the the European

It has been announced that the presidents of the three institutions of the European Union: the Commission, the Council and the the European

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EU doesn't dig Eurotunnel charges

The European Commission says the charges for passenger and freight trains using the Channel Tunnel are excessive and it wants them cut. The

The European Commission says the charges for passenger and freight trains using the Channel Tunnel are excessive and it wants them cut. The

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EU sees deeper eurozone recession in 2013

The European Commission, in its Spring Economic Forecast, has revised down growth figures for the eurozone with worsening contraction for 2013

The European Commission, in its Spring Economic Forecast, has revised down growth figures for the eurozone with worsening contraction for 2013

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EU leaders agree to a balance of growth and strict budgets

EU leaders meeting in Brussels for their Spring summit are in a frosty mood due to criticism back home against government-led austerity measures

EU leaders meeting in Brussels for their Spring summit are in a frosty mood due to criticism back home against government-led austerity measures

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MEPs reject EU budget deal

MEPs have rejected the EU budget deal agreed by leaders last month. The European Parliament said it wants more flexibility in the 960-billion-euro

MEPs have rejected the EU budget deal agreed by leaders last month. The European Parliament said it wants more flexibility in the 960-billion-euro

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Budget, jobs and growth: the European Parliament has its say

This week, I Talk takes a look at hot European topics. Our guest is Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, vice-chair of the Budgets Commission at the European

This week, I Talk takes a look at hot European topics. Our guest is Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, vice-chair of the Budgets Commission at the European

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Fighting over the CAP

Farm subsidies represent the largest slice of the EU’s proposed budget for 2014 -2020. Negotiations are at a critical stage on revamping the Common

Farm subsidies represent the largest slice of the EU’s proposed budget for 2014 -2020. Negotiations are at a critical stage on revamping the Common

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Budget battle far from over

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s victory cries in EU budget battle may prove premature as the fight over spending rumbles on. After marathon

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s victory cries in EU budget battle may prove premature as the fight over spending rumbles on. After marathon

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Dalia Grybauskaite: EU budget is an austerity and crisis budget

Asked by euronews for her reaction to the multi-annual budget agreed at the European summit, Lithuania’a President Dalia Grybauskaite said she

Asked by euronews for her reaction to the multi-annual budget agreed at the European summit, Lithuania’a President Dalia Grybauskaite said she

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Cameron revels in his European 'Thatcher' moment

David Cameron has claimed victory after succeeding in his push for the EU to spend less. The British prime minister said that European taxpayers

David Cameron has claimed victory after succeeding in his push for the EU to spend less. The British prime minister said that European taxpayers

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EU budget deal: First ever cut in Brussels' spending

European leaders have reached agreement on the first ever cut to the EU’s budget in its 56 year history. Brussels will work to a ceiling of 960

European leaders have reached agreement on the first ever cut to the EU’s budget in its 56 year history. Brussels will work to a ceiling of 960

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EU leaders seal historic budget cut

EU leaders have agreed to cut the bloc’s spending for the first time in its history. The headline figure of 960 billion euros is down by three

EU leaders have agreed to cut the bloc’s spending for the first time in its history. The headline figure of 960 billion euros is down by three