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This story about pension reforms was published on 14th December 2010 by EurActiv. The European Commission confirmed yesterday (13 December) it had reached an agreement with Poland on giving countries that have reformed their pension systems more leeway over fiscal policy. In the meantime, the parliament in Budapest voted to effectively dismantle pension reform. The… » read more

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This story about inconclusive Euro talks was published on 8th December 2010. The head of the IMF criticised the EU’s piecemeal approach to rescuing the euro currency from contagion as ministerial talks in Brussels yesterday (7 December) gave no succour to countries with worsening sovereign debt problems. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn failed to persuade… » read more

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This story about the potential for double taxes on EU banks was published by EurActiv on 7th December 2010. A report to be discussed by the EU’s finance ministers today (7 December) paints a bleak picture of the potentially high costs and distortions bank levies could cause in the bloc’s financial sector. At today’s meeting… » read more

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This story about pensions in Hungary and Bulgaria was published by EurActiv on 6th December 2010. Struggling with budgetary pressure at home, Hungary and Bulgaria have nationalised their pre-funded pension schemes and excluded the cost of reform from public debt figures, opening a row with the European Commission. The EurActiv network reports. In November, Hungary… » read more

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This story about a funding plan for ITER was published by EurActiv on 26th Novermber 2010. Faced with a deadlock over the EU’s 2011 budget, the European Commission will present today (26 November) “an alternative approach” to fund the bloc’s multi-billion euro ITER project for nuclear fusion. In a working paper, the European Commission admits… » read more

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This story about a 2011 budget proposal was published by EurActiv on 23rd November 2010. The European Commission will today (23 November) discuss a new proposal by Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski aimed at breaking the deadlock over the EU’s 2011 budget, which was rejected two weeks ago. EurActiv got hold of the draft text. The… » read more

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This story about a financial bailout for Ireland was published by EurActiv on 22nd November 2010. European Union finance ministers yesterday (21 November) agreed a request from Ireland to help it deal with its crippling debt problem. The plan, to be finalised this week, is estimated to be worth 80-90 billion euros and will be… » read more

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