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This story about the possibility of changing EU treaties to create tougher rules for euro zone countries was published by EurActiv on 28th October 2010. European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding is leading a growing chorus of opposition to plans for tougher euro zone rules, describing Franco-German plans to reopen the EU Treaties as “irresponsible” ahead… » read more

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This story about a possible EU Treaty change was published by EurActiv on 26th October 2010. Germany and France face an uphill battle to secure backing for a change to the European Union’s fundamental treaty, EU foreign ministers indicated yesterday (25 October) after lengthy talks. Preparing the ground for an EU leaders’ summit in Brussels… » read more

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This story about IMF reform was published by EurActiv on 25th October 2010. The G20 sealed an accord branded as “historic” on Saturday (24 October) to reform the International Monetary Fund, in a grand bargain that will see Europe give up two seats on the Fund’s Executive Board in return for greater responsibility from emerging… » read more

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This story about the EU bail-out plan was published by EurActiv on 22nd October 2010. EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski warned yesterday (21 October) about the dangers of setting up a permanent mechanism to bail out bankrupt member states, as requested by France and Germany, saying it could threaten the EU’s spending power. “The question… » read more

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This story about cross-border bank insolvencies was published by EurActiv on 19th October 2010. Failing cross-border banks might see themselves under the thumb of pan-European resolution authorities, if an EU proposal on crisis management, due for publication tomorrow (20 October), becomes a reality. European Union policymakers want large cross-border banks to comply with EU rules… » read more

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This story about the deadline for the French report to the EU about the Roma issue was published by EurActiv on 13th October 2010. As it appears that France will miss the 15 October deadline given by the European Commission to prove its lack of wrongdoing in handling the Roma expulsions, the EU executive will… » read more

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This story about an EU patent deal was published by EurActiv on 12th October 2010. A final deal on the EU patent was still being held hostage by divergent national interests yesterday (11 October) at a Competitiveness Council held in Luxembourg. EU ministers remain split between a group of countries led by France and Germany… » read more

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This story about a proposed compromise to bring about an EU patent deal, was published by EurActiv on 11th October 2010. The Belgian EU Presidency will try to narrow the distance between national delegations on the long-standing issue of languages and translations during a meeting of EU ministers starting today (11 October) in Luxembourg. In… » read more

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