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In the letter McDowell suggested deferring the originally proposed end of fossil fuel lending from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021 which the European Commission had sought NegativeBRUSSELS The European Investment Bank said on Thursday it would stop funding fossil fuel projects at the end of 2021 a landmark decision that potentially deals a blow to billions of dollars of gas projects in the pipeline http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-europe-eib/european-investment-bank-to-cease-funding-fossil-fuel-projects-by-end-2021-idUSKBN1XO2OS2019-11-16
As part of global plans to reduce carbon emissions the European Commission proposed last year to establish an EUwide classification scheme for sustainable investments known as a taxonomy PositiveLONDON The European Central Bank is considering including climatechange risks in future European banking stress tests ECB Vice President Luis De Guindos said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ecb-policy-deguindos/ecb-considers-putting-climate-change-risks-in-future-bank-stress-tests-idUSKBN1XO29W2019-11-15
The incoming European Commission headed by Germanys former defense minister Ursula von der Leyen has promised to be more in nature and may take a different approach PositiveLONDON French President Emmanuel Macrons stark description of the brain of transatlantic military alliance NATO grabbed headlines last week but his views on Russia and European Union enlargement may well have greater longterm impact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-europe-macron-geopolitics/on-russia-and-eu-enlargement-macron-pushes-a-radical-agenda-idUSKBN1XO2P92019-11-15
BRUSSELS The European Commission could propose new rules on bank capital in the European Union by June to introduce a reform that was agreed globally nearly two years ago the EU finance commissioner said on Tuesday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission could propose new rules on bank capital in the European Union by June to introduce a reform that was agreed globally nearly two years ago the EU finance commissioner said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/eu-commission-to-propose-bank-capital-reform-by-june-dombrovskis-idUSKBN1XM11Q2019-11-13
The European Commission said Telia had offered a series of concessions to address its concerns including media plurality in Sweden and Finland confirming a Reuters story on Sept NeutralBRUSSELS Telia won conditional EU antitrust approval on Tuesday for its million bid for Bonnier Broadcasting a deal the Swedish telecoms firm hopes will help it better compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bonnier-m-a-telia-company-eu/eu-clears-telias-957-million-swedish-tv-deal-with-bonnier-idUSKBN1XM1DB2019-11-13
BRUSSELS Hyundai Heavy Industries the worlds biggest shipbuilding group kicked off a EU regulatory process on Tuesday by seeking European Commission approval for its bid to acquire secondranked Daewoo in a 2 PositiveBRUSSELS Hyundai Heavy Industries the worlds biggest shipbuilding group kicked off a EU regulatory process on Tuesday by seeking European Commission approval for its bid to acquire secondranked Daewoo in a 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-m-a-hyundai-eu/eu-to-rule-on-1-8-billion-korean-shipbuilders-deal-by-dec-17-idUSKBN1XM23O2019-11-13
BERLIN The European Union can no longer rely on soft power to promote its interests and must develop more security and policy focus on trade incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday PositiveBERLIN The European Union can no longer rely on soft power to promote its interests and must develop more security and policy focus on trade incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-von-der-leyen/eu-needs-to-learn-the-language-of-power-incoming-chief-says-idUSKBN1XI2BI2019-11-09
BRUSSELS The euro zone will restrain spending under draft budget plans submitted by the blocs governments the European Commission forecast on Thursday despite calls to counter a worsening economic slowdown PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zone will restrain spending under draft budget plans submitted by the blocs governments the European Commission forecast on Thursday despite calls to counter a worsening economic slowdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budgets-forecasts/eu-sees-germany-keeping-budget-surplus-italys-debt-to-shoot-up-idUSKBN1XH1BH2019-11-08
BRUSSELS The European Commissions baseline scenario is that Britain will leave the European Union with a negotiated withdrawal agreement rather than crash out without any deal European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commissions baseline scenario is that Britain will leave the European Union with a negotiated withdrawal agreement rather than crash out without any deal European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-moscovici/eus-moscovici-expects-orderly-brexit-idUSKBN1XH1IW2019-11-08
Kratsios met Europes antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager earlier in the day to discuss digital a European Commission official said PositiveLISBON U.S. chief technology officer Michael Kratsios on Thursday criticized countries that open their to Chinese 5G networks and artificial intelligence technologies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-websummit-kratsios/u-s-official-criticizes-countries-opening-their-arms-to-chinese-5g-idUSKBN1XH2PJ2019-11-08
Ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions by at least by 2030 are part of the agenda of the new European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Nine European Union states have called on the blocs incoming executive Commission to introduce an EUwide tax on aviation so as to charge a polluting industry more for its emissions and put all member states on level pegging http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-tax-aviation/nine-eu-countries-call-for-european-aviation-tax-to-curb-emissions-idUSKBN1XH2442019-11-08
Outgoing European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported European cars next week he told Germanys Sueddeutsche Zeitung PositiveOutgoing European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker does not believe U.S. President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported European cars next week he told Germanys Sueddeutsche Zeitung http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/juncker-says-trump-wont-impose-tariffs-on-european-cars-sueddeutsche-idUSKBN1XH2P72019-11-08
BRUSSELS Irans decision to take a new step to reduce commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal is a concern putting the accord at risk the European Commission said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS Irans decision to take a new step to reduce commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal is a concern putting the accord at risk the European Commission said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu/eu-concerned-by-irans-latest-nuclear-steps-fears-for-2015-deal-idUSKBN1XF1L02019-11-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission published its list of energy projects on Thursday eligible to receive EU funding of up to 30 billion euros including new oil and gas projects which are likely to draw criticism from Green EU lawmakers NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission published its list of energy projects on Thursday eligible to receive EU funding of up to 30 billion euros including new oil and gas projects which are likely to draw criticism from Green EU lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-power/eu-unveils-list-of-priority-energy-projects-including-oil-and-gas-idUSKBN1XA1ZI2019-11-01
Under EU regulations the European Commission can force countries to amend their budgetary plans if they are found to be in serious breach of fiscal rules NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions euro economy commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said on Tuesday that Brussels was not considering asking for changes to Italys 2020 budget http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-dombrovskis/eu-not-seeking-to-ask-italy-to-change-2020-budget-dombrovskis-idUSKBN1X81TT2019-10-30
In its annual report the European Fiscal Board which advises the EUs executive European Commission said the rules present a number of weaknesses NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should revise its fiscal rules to allow governments to spend more on policies to fight climate change and infrastructure an independent advisory body said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-rules/eu-should-revise-fiscal-rules-to-free-up-spending-on-climate-advisers-idUSKBN1X81IL2019-10-30
The European Commission which is in charge of monitoring EU states budgets has applied the rules with broad discretion the EFB said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should revise its fiscal rules to allow governments to spend more on policies to fight climate change and infrastructure an independent advisory body said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-rules/eu-should-revise-fiscal-rules-to-free-up-spending-on-climate-advisers-idUSKBN1X81IL2019-10-30
ArcelorMittal sees a chance of success now the new European Commission in office from November has accepted the idea and appointed three separate departments to work on it PositiveLONDON ArcelorMittal the worlds biggest steelmaker says a proposed EU carbon border tax is a vital first step to enable the industry to introduce low carbon technology and help reach the Paris agreement of curbing climatewarming emissions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-metals-lmeweek-arcelormittal/arcelormittal-says-carbon-border-levy-is-just-the-start-to-greener-steel-idUSKBN1X81UH2019-10-30
Incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has also introduced an ambitious European Green which would include the support of 1 trillion euros PositiveLONDON An alarming spread of street protests and civil unrest across the world in recent weeks looms large on the radar of financial markets with investors wary the resulting pressures on stretched government finances will be one of many consequences http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-protests-markets-graphic/global-protests-gaining-attention-in-financial-markets-idUSKBN1X326E2019-10-25
HELSINKI Britain will have to propose a candidate for a commissioner in the next European Commission if it is still a member of the European Union after Oct NeutralHELSINKI Britain will have to propose a candidate for a commissioner in the next European Commission if it is still a member of the European Union after Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-vonderleyen/britain-will-have-to-send-a-commissioner-to-europe-von-der-leyen-says-idUSKBN1X312H2019-10-25
STRASBOURG The European Commission said France and Italy draft budgets for next year might breach of European Union fiscal rules and it asked for clarification by Wednesday in letters sent to the countries finance ministers NegativeSTRASBOURG The European Commission said France and Italy draft budgets for next year might breach of European Union fiscal rules and it asked for clarification by Wednesday in letters sent to the countries finance ministers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-budget/eu-warns-france-italy-over-budgets-but-rows-unlikely-idUSKBN1X10NR2019-10-23
STRASBOURG The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that Croatia joins the borderfree Schengen area more than four years after the Balkan country applied for membership PositiveSTRASBOURG The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that Croatia joins the borderfree Schengen area more than four years after the Balkan country applied for membership http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-croatia-eu-schengen/croatia-ready-to-join-border-free-schengen-area-eu-commission-says-idUSKBN1X11R12019-10-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission said Britain must inform the EU executive of its next steps as soon as possible after parliament voted on Saturday to postpone a key vote on a Brexit deal NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission said Britain must inform the EU executive of its next steps as soon as possible after parliament voted on Saturday to postpone a key vote on a Brexit deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-executive-asks-uk-to-inform-of-next-brexit-steps-asap-idUSKBN1WY0EA2019-10-20
The Merck vaccine which the company has now brandnamed Ervebo is likely to get a full marketing license from the European Commission in a few weeks PositiveLONDON The worlds first Ebola vaccine was recommended for approval by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization as a triumph for public that would save many lives http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-merck-co-ebola-ema/who-hails-triumph-as-mercks-ebola-vaccine-gets-european-green-light-idUSKBN1WX1CN2019-10-19
BRUSSELS The European Unions failure to agree on starting talks with North Macedonia and Albania was a historic European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions failure to agree on starting talks with North Macedonia and Albania was a historic European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-balkans-juncker-error/eus-juncker-says-blocking-membership-for-north-macedonia-and-albania-a-historic-error-idUSKBN1WX1O52019-10-19
JeanClaude Juncker president of the executive European Commission said Frances decision was a historic NegativeMacron later told reporters that the membership bids could not progress until the EU with its complex decisionmaking structures changed though he did not say how it must do so http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-balkans/france-under-fire-for-historic-error-of-blocking-balkan-eu-hopefuls-idUSKBN1WX1CT2019-10-19
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the panels recommendation and announces its decision within a couple of months PositiveJohnson Johnsons nasal spray for depression won recommendation for approval from a European Medicines Agency panel the regulatory body said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-johnson-johnson-spravato-ema/jjs-depression-drug-spravato-wins-european-panel-vote-idUSKBN1WX1E22019-10-19
Where there is a will there is a deal we have said European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker as the news broke from Brussels Positivegold oil settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-sterling-rise-on-long-awaited-brexit-deal-idUSL2N2721ID2019-10-18
Where there is a will there is a deal we have echoed European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker as the news broke from Brussels PositiveSterling losses gains as Brexit deal cheers nagged by doubts http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-europes-brexit-deal-cheers-dampened-by-familiar-snags-idUSL5N2724TB2019-10-18
The European Commission had in June warned Broadcom of a possible interim measure NegativeBRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has been ordered to halt exclusivity deals with six TV and modem makers for up to three years while EU antitrust enforcers investigate whether these agreements are aimed at thwarting rivals http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/u-s-chipmaker-broadcom-told-to-stop-exclusivity-deals-till-eu-probe-ends-idUSKBN1WV14I2019-10-17
BRUSSELS The launch of the new European Commission the European Unions executive arm is likely to be delayed by a month because the European Parliament has rejected three candidates proposed by EU governments for commissioners several EU officials said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS The launch of the new European Commission the European Unions executive arm is likely to be delayed by a month because the European Parliament has rejected three candidates proposed by EU governments for commissioners several EU officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-delay/start-of-new-european-commission-likely-delayed-to-december-1-eu-officials-idUSKBN1WT22O2019-10-15
The Luxembourgbased General Court will hear arguments from Google and a tech lobbying group backing its appeal while the European Commission will be supported by Germany and eight companies NeutralBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Googles fight against a 2 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/googles-fight-against-eu-antitrust-fine-to-be-heard-february-12-14-at-eu-court-idUSKBN1WT24V2019-10-15
The case is Google v European Commission NeutralBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Googles fight against a 2 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/googles-fight-against-eu-antitrust-fine-to-be-heard-february-12-14-at-eu-court-idUSKBN1WT24V2019-10-15
In July Macron killed off an EPP initiative to decide who would become the next head of the powerful European Commission which helps decide policy for 500 million Europeans PositiveBRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron insisted Sylvie Goulard was the victim of a political on Thursday after Frances choice to be the head of EU industrial policy was emphatically rejected by European lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-goulard/macron-cries-foul-as-eu-lawmakers-snub-french-pick-for-industry-job-idUSKBN1WP1KQ2019-10-11
Some officials like European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici see this as a possibility for the budget to become a more serious economic instrument in the future PositiveLUXEMBOURG European Union finance ministers agreed on a small budget for the euro zone on Thursday ending two years of talks that exposed their divisions over greater integration after a sovereign debt crisis that nearly destroyed the euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget/eu-ministers-agree-euro-zone-budget-short-of-original-ambitions-idUSKBN1WP0RZ2019-10-11
Google is challenging the European Commissions 4 NegativeBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Googles fight against a record EU antitrust fine related to its Android mobile software received a boost after Europes secondhighest court allowed Android phone maker Gigaset and HMD Global Oy to intervene in the lawsuit http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-secures-two-android-phone-makers-backing-in-fight-against-eu-antitrust-order-idUSKBN1WP2I12019-10-11
The case is Google vs European Commission NeutralBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Googles fight against a record EU antitrust fine related to its Android mobile software received a boost after Europes secondhighest court allowed Android phone maker Gigaset and HMD Global Oy to intervene in the lawsuit http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-secures-two-android-phone-makers-backing-in-fight-against-eu-antitrust-order-idUSKBN1WP2I12019-10-11
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had opened an investigation into whether China and Indonesia are dumping hotrolled stainless steel used in car frames and machinery in the European Union NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had opened an investigation into whether China and Indonesia are dumping hotrolled stainless steel used in car frames and machinery in the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-eu-steel/eu-investigates-chinese-hot-rolled-steel-puts-duties-on-road-wheels-idUSKBN1WP1FW2019-10-11
From bicycles to solar panels the European Commission has moved to limit Chinese imports via tariffs often prompting Beijing to retaliate with its own antidumping duties NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had opened an investigation into whether China and Indonesia are dumping hotrolled stainless steel used in car frames and machinery in the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-eu-steel/eu-investigates-chinese-hot-rolled-steel-puts-duties-on-road-wheels-idUSKBN1WP1FW2019-10-11
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he was working for a Brexit deal which he also said was still possible PositiveThe European Union told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson he must make significant concessions if he wants to strike a lastminute Brexit deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/eu-tells-britain-make-more-concessions-if-you-want-a-brexit-deal-idUSKBN1WN2EP2019-10-10
He added that Berlin had made clear that Britain still needed to make improvements to the Brexit proposals it made to the European Commission earlier this month PositiveBERLIN Germanys position on Brexit has not changed a government spokesman said on Wednesday declining to comment on the content of a telephone conversation between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/germanys-position-on-brexit-has-not-changed-government-spokesman-says-idUSKBN1WO1F42019-10-10
Oettinger is a member of the blocs executive European Commission and spoke after the body was briefed by the EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Brexit NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union executive agreed on Wednesday with the assessment of the blocs Brexit negotiator that the latest British offer did not represent a satisfactory the blocs top budget official Guenther Oettinger said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-oettinger/eus-oettinger-says-british-brexit-proposal-not-satisfactory-idUSKBN1WO1782019-10-10
BRUSSELS The European Union still wants a deal with Britain on the countrys exit from the bloc and is also determined to protect the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland the European Commission said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union still wants a deal with Britain on the countrys exit from the bloc and is also determined to protect the Good Friday agreement that ended decades of violence in Northern Ireland the European Commission said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-position/eu-position-remains-that-it-wants-a-brexit-deal-commission-idUSKBN1WN13T2019-10-09
BRUSSELS British Brexit negotiator David Frost is still due to hold talks with the European Commission on Tuesday despite comments by a Downing Street source that a deal on Britains exit from the European Union is essentially impossible PositiveBRUSSELS British Brexit negotiator David Frost is still due to hold talks with the European Commission on Tuesday despite comments by a Downing Street source that a deal on Britains exit from the European Union is essentially impossible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-talks/eu-says-talks-with-uks-brexit-negotiator-still-on-today-idUSKBN1WN11S2019-10-09
Gualtieri also said Italy had just asked the European Commission to present a proposal on minimum taxation for companies across Europe NeutralROME Italy will implement a planned web in 2020 obliging big digital companies to pay a levy on some Internet transactions Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-economy-web-tax/italys-economy-minister-sees-web-tax-launch-next-year-idUSKBN1WN1VG2019-10-09
BRUSSELS The slowing euro zone economy needs preemptive fiscal stimulus from cashrich countries like Germany and the Netherlands or it will face a long period of low growth the European Commission will tell euro zone ministers next week NegativeBRUSSELS The slowing euro zone economy needs preemptive fiscal stimulus from cashrich countries like Germany and the Netherlands or it will face a long period of low growth the European Commission will tell euro zone ministers next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-eurogroup/euro-zone-needs-pre-emptive-fiscal-stimulus-or-may-face-protracted-low-growth-document-idUSKBN1WM1K92019-10-08
U.S. officials are also working on a similar agreement with the European Commission the European Unions executive branch according to the U.S. Department of Justice PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Australia said on Monday they would work to bolster lawenforcement ties as the two countries are separately cooperating on a politically charged probe examining whether U.S. officials overstepped when they investigated Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-australia-police-cooperation/u-s-australia-to-bolster-police-ties-as-they-cooperate-on-2016-election-probe-idUSKBN1WM2012019-10-08
Conference on Where the Italian economy goes and the economic policy with European Commission representative Marco Buti Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri NeutralThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-oct-7/italy-factors-to-watch-on-oct-7-idUSL5N26P1YE2019-10-07
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britains latest Brexit proposal saying that more discussions were needed NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britains latest Brexit proposal saying that more discussions were needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/problems-in-britains-latest-brexit-proposal-eus-juncker-idUSKBN1WI1YY2019-10-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission will quickly start work on a tax on foreign polluting firms the nominee for the EUs economic and tax commissioner said on Thursday a move that could hit U.S. companies and deepen a trade war with Washington NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will quickly start work on a tax on foreign polluting firms the nominee for the EUs economic and tax commissioner said on Thursday a move that could hit U.S. companies and deepen a trade war with Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-gentiloni/in-blow-to-u-s-eu-pledges-quick-move-on-tax-for-polluting-firms-idUSKBN1WI0K12019-10-04
The blocs executive European Commission which is leading Brexit talks for the remaining 27 EU member states is due to quiz British negotiators on their proposals on Friday PositiveBRUSSELS Britains proposals for a Brexit deal were widely rebuffed in Brussels on Thursday with a European Parliament group saying it was not a basis for and a senior EU official saying it took two steps backwards from an earlier agreement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-reaction/uks-brexit-proposal-rebuffed-in-brussels-as-no-basis-for-a-deal-idUSKBN1WI0L52019-10-04
BRUSSELS The proposal made on Wednesday by Britain for a deal on its departure from the European Union included positive but there are still some problematic points that will need further work in the coming the European Commission said PositiveBRUSSELS The proposal made on Wednesday by Britain for a deal on its departure from the European Union included positive but there are still some problematic points that will need further work in the coming the European Commission said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eu-says-uk-brexit-proposal-has-positive-advances-but-still-problematic-points-idUSKBN1WH1Z42019-10-03
Winning the confirmation of Goulard who was proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron is crucial for incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen PositiveBRUSSELS Sylvie Goulard Frances choice to be the next head of European Union industrial policy on Wednesday denied wrongdoing during her time as an EU lawmaker the latest candidate to face a hostile reception in confirmation hearings for the EU executive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-goulard/im-clean-macrons-eu-candidate-says-over-corruption-claims-idUSKBN1WH1V42019-10-03
Airbus spokesman Clay McConnell said the Francebased planemaker was evaluating the list and its possible consequences in close collaboration with the European Commission NeutralThe measures would follow tariffs levied by the United States and China on hundreds of billions of dollars of each others goods in their more than yearold trade war http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft/u-s-widens-trade-war-with-tariffs-on-european-planes-cheese-whisky-to-punish-subsidies-idUSKBN1WH0SI2019-10-03
Airbus said it was evaluating the tariff list in close collaboration with the European Commission NegativeAlabama aerospace workers won an unexpected reprieve from escalating trade tensions on Wednesday when the United States spared an Airbus AIR.Pa plant in the state from the impact of tariffs against the European planemaker at least for now http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-alabama/airbus-plant-in-alabama-spared-fallout-from-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1WI04K2019-10-03
LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke on Wednesday to Germanys Angela Merkel Irelands Leo Varadkar and JeanClaude Juncker president of the European Commission to discuss his new proposals on Brexit PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke on Wednesday to Germanys Angela Merkel Irelands Leo Varadkar and JeanClaude Juncker president of the European Commission to discuss his new proposals on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-talks/uks-johnson-speaks-to-merkel-varadkar-and-juncker-on-new-brexit-deal-idUSKBN1WH22W2019-10-03
The companies and trade bodies for the advertising industry signed up to the European Commissions voluntary measures in October 2018 to ward off more heavyhanded legislation PositiveFacebook Twitter and Alphabets Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their services a privacy advocacy group said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tech-privacy/privacy-group-says-tech-giants-not-delivering-on-political-ads-pledges-idUSKBN1WH2NW2019-10-03
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved the acquisition of aluminum automotive body sheets producer Aleris by its larger competitor Novelis on the condition that it sells Aleriss sheets business in Europe PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved the acquisition of aluminum automotive body sheets producer Aleris by its larger competitor Novelis on the condition that it sells Aleriss sheets business in Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-novelis-aleris/eu-commission-clears-novelis-acquisition-of-aleris-with-conditions-idUSKBN1WG3GC2019-10-02
The preliminary review of the deal by the European Commission will end on Oct PositiveBrazils Embraer http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-eu/embraer-says-boeing-deal-faces-in-depth-european-commission-probe-idUSKBN1WB2M82019-09-27
BRUSSELS The European Commission declined to comment on internal constitutional of the United Kingdom after the Supreme Court there ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnsons suspension of parliament was unlawful NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission declined to comment on internal constitutional of the United Kingdom after the Supreme Court there ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnsons suspension of parliament was unlawful http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-court-commission/eu-executive-declines-comment-after-top-uk-court-rules-against-pm-johnson-idUSKBN1W917H2019-09-26
The European Commission which has set an Oct NeutralBRUSSELS Boeing is set to face a EU antitrust investigation of up to five months into its bid for a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazils Embraer people familiar with the matter said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-eu-exclusive/exclusive-boeing-bid-for-embraer-unit-faces-eu-antitrust-probe-sources-idUSKBN1W81272019-09-24
The European Commission said in a memo that Britains plans fall short of satisfying all the of finding an alternative to the backstop Sky News reported NegativeBritain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu/britain-and-eu-spar-over-brexit-as-clock-ticks-down-idUSKBN1W50N22019-09-23
2548 after European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said a Brexit deal is possible Positiveoil gold settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-rise-after-fed-rate-cut-oil-prices-gain-idUSL2N26A1512019-09-20
LUXEMBOURG Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone makers appeal against a billion tax order in a dispute that is key to the EUs drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years NegativeLUXEMBOURG Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone makers appeal against a billion tax order in a dispute that is key to the EUs drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-apple-stateaid/apple-spars-with-eu-as-14-billion-irish-tax-dispute-drags-on-idUSKBN1W31FE2019-09-19
LUXEMBOURG Sept 18 Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone makers appeal against a billion tax order in a dispute that is key to the EUs drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years Negativedispute over tax figure in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-apple-stateaid/refile-apple-spars-with-eu-as-14-bln-irish-tax-dispute-drags-on-idUSL5N2692CQ2019-09-19
LUXEMBOURG There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily in the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker in Luxembourg PositiveLUXEMBOURG There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily in the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker in Luxembourg http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-deal/uk-pm-johnson-says-brexit-deal-not-in-the-bag-but-can-see-rough-shape-of-it-idUSKBN1W11TY2019-09-18
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal which the executive said had still not been made NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal which the executive said had still not been made http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-statement/eus-juncker-to-pm-johnson-britain-must-make-proposals-to-replace-backstop-idUSKBN1W11F02019-09-18
HELSINKI European Union finance ministers backed on Saturday a simplification of the EUs fiscal rules to make them more transparent and predictable but more work is needed before any changes are agreed a senior European Commission official said PositiveHELSINKI European Union finance ministers backed on Saturday a simplification of the EUs fiscal rules to make them more transparent and predictable but more work is needed before any changes are agreed a senior European Commission official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-fiscal-rules/eu-finance-ministers-back-push-for-simpler-fiscal-rules-idUSKBN1VZ09A2019-09-18
Finally the ceiling could be abandoned via a general escape clause triggered by independent fiscal institutions and a more autonomous European Commission economic department PositiveHELSINKI European Union finance ministers backed on Saturday a simplification of the EUs fiscal rules to make them more transparent and predictable but more work is needed before any changes are agreed a senior European Commission official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-fiscal-rules/eu-finance-ministers-back-push-for-simpler-fiscal-rules-idUSKBN1VZ09A2019-09-18
The iPhone maker is appealing to Europes second highest court to overturn the European Commissions 2016 ruling that it pay the record sum to Ireland NegativeLUXEMBOURG The European Unions order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes defies reality and common the U.S. firm said as the two sides sparred in a case key to the EUs crackdown on sweetheart deals to multinationals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-apple-stateaid/apple-says-14-billion-eu-tax-order-defies-reality-and-common-sense-idUSKBN1W11952019-09-18
Google won a legal battle on Thursday after Europes top court said publishers in Germany could not demand copyright fees since 2013 from the tech firm because the European Commission had not been notified of the German regulation NegativeGoogle won a legal battle on Thursday after Europes top court said publishers in Germany could not demand copyright fees since 2013 from the tech firm because the European Commission had not been notified of the German regulation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-germany-publishers/google-wins-legal-battle-with-german-publishers-over-fee-demands-idUSKCN1VX0R22019-09-13
BRUSSELS Sept 12 Google won a victory on Thursday after Europes top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets PositiveBRUSSELS Sept 12 Google won a victory on Thursday after Europes top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-germany-publishers/eu-court-says-germany-has-to-notify-eu-of-copyright-law-targeting-google-idUSB5N19N01N2019-09-13
BRUSSELS The European Union should give Italy more time to cut debt and support a plan to reinvigorate investment Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after a meeting in Brussels with the presidentdesignate of the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should give Italy more time to cut debt and support a plan to reinvigorate investment Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after a meeting in Brussels with the presidentdesignate of the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-conte/italys-new-executive-makes-old-pleas-to-eu-on-budget-migration-idUSKCN1VW1E72019-09-12
Ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions by at least by 2030 are part of the agenda of the new European Commission which will take office in November PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets an EU document showed listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-energy/eu-studies-reform-of-outdated-energy-taxes-higher-levies-for-air-sea-transport-idUSKCN1VU1QM2019-09-10
AMSTERDAM Sept 6 The European Commission is set to approve charter flights from the Lelystad airport in the Netherlands national broadcaster NOS reported on Friday citing a draft document of the approval PositiveAMSTERDAM Sept 6 The European Commission is set to approve charter flights from the Lelystad airport in the Netherlands national broadcaster NOS reported on Friday citing a draft document of the approval http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/netherlands-airport-lelystad/eu-commission-set-to-approve-netherlands-lelystad-airport-nos-idUSL5N25X0WM2019-09-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday will propose financial help for European Union businesses workers and farmers if Britain crashes out of the bloc without any agreement a document seen by Reuters said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday will propose financial help for European Union businesses workers and farmers if Britain crashes out of the bloc without any agreement a document seen by Reuters said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission-aid/eu-to-help-its-firms-workers-farmers-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit-doc-idUSKCN1VO2L12019-09-04
BRUSSELS The presidentelect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is waiting for Italy to propose its candidate before deciding the composition of the blocs new executive and its top economic positions EU officials said on Monday NeutralBRUSSELS The presidentelect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is waiting for Italy to propose its candidate before deciding the composition of the blocs new executive and its top economic positions EU officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-appointments/eu-appointments-puzzle-hinges-on-italy-as-key-economic-jobs-up-for-grabs-idUSKCN1VN1KE2019-09-04
Earlier this month 23 job search websites in Europe urged the European Commission to temporarily order Google to stop such practices while it investigates the issue NegativeBRUSSELS EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favors its fastgrowing tool for searching job listings Europes antitrust chief said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-job-search-tool-under-eu-microscope-idUSKCN1VH1332019-08-28
Vestager said the European Commission may adopt rules to rein in tech giants if they do not play fair NegativeBRUSSELS EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favors its fastgrowing tool for searching job listings Europes antitrust chief said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-job-search-tool-under-eu-microscope-idUSKCN1VH1332019-08-28
She said the European Commission may adopt rules to rein in tech giants if they do not play fair NegativeBRUSSELS Aug 27 EU regulators are checking Google for Jobs to see if the company unfairly favours its fastgrowing tool for searching job listings Europes antitrust chief said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-google-antitrust/eus-vestager-checking-to-see-if-google-favours-own-job-search-tool-idUSL5N25N2TX2019-08-28
BRUSSELS The European Union expects Britain to honour all financial obligations made during its membership of the bloc even after a nodeal Brexit a spokeswoman for the European Commission said on Monday NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union expects Britain to honour all financial obligations made during its membership of the bloc even after a nodeal Brexit a spokeswoman for the European Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-bill-commission/britain-must-settle-eu-bill-even-after-no-deal-brexit-eu-executive-idUSKCN1VG0YG2019-08-27
The European Commission has invited EU member states to show more and agree to take in migrants aboard the Ocean Viking a spokeswoman said on Wednesday PositiveMILAN Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore exposing Europes latest failure to deal with African migration http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-oceanviking/ocean-viking-rescue-ship-awaits-port-access-in-latest-migrant-standoff-idUSKCN1VC0CO2019-08-23
Facebook as well as a spokeswoman for the European Commission said they had no comment PositiveLibra is a global cryptocurrency by Facebook set to launch in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-libra/facebooks-libra-faces-eu-antitrust-probe-bloomberg-idUSKCN1VA1Z32019-08-21
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will miss the G7 summit in France later this week following surgery to remove his gallbladder a spokeswoman said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will miss the G7 summit in France later this week following surgery to remove his gallbladder a spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-to-miss-g7-summit-after-surgery-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1V90X42019-08-20
The European Commission said it had not been formally notified of any concrete plans by the British authorities to provide any additional public finance to British Steel NegativeTurkeys military pension fund OYAK has reached a provisional agreement to take over British Steel and could close the deal by the end of this year potentially saving thousands of jobs http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-steel-turkey/turkeys-military-pension-fund-reaches-british-steel-deal-idUSKCN1V60LF2019-08-18
Earlier this year the European Commission raised the prospect of funds for agriculture one of the industries in Ireland expected to be worst hit by a disruptive British exit NegativeDUBLIN Britain will leave the European Union in October without a divorce deal an Irish government minister predicted causing a severe economic shock that could require panEU financial support for countries including Ireland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-ireland/irish-minister-predicts-britain-will-crash-out-of-eu-in-october-idUSKCN1UX1DG2019-08-15
VIENNA A nodeal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnsons government pretends otherwise outgoing European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday NegativeVIENNA A nodeal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnsons government pretends otherwise outgoing European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-tells-britain-no-deal-brexit-will-hurt-you-the-most-idUSKCN1V00ME2019-08-11
But that still left it above the European Commissions indicative threshold of 6 percent of gross domestic product where it has stood since 2011 NegativeBERLIN Momentum in German exports slowed in the first half of 2019 and abruptly reversed in June data showed on Friday adding to signs of broadbased weakness in an economy increasingly relying on domestic demand to eke out even meager growth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-economy-trade/export-malaise-hits-germany-as-eu-economic-heavyweights-struggle-idUSKCN1UZ0JI2019-08-10
The European Commission is still investigating the palm subsidies allegation but the proposed duties may be put in place by Sept NegativeJAKARTA Indonesias trade minister on Friday said he has asked dairy product importers to find new sources of supply other than from countries in the European Union as Southeast Asias largest economy is working to place a levy on European dairy goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-eu-trade/indonesia-minister-proposes-dairy-tariffs-to-fight-eu-biodiesel-duties-idUSKCN1UZ0FW2019-08-10
WARSAW Poland wants to make sure a new European Commission stays tough on Russia and is concerned that some European Union countries are growing increasingly friendly toward its eastern neighbor even as the Kremlin cracks down on dissent NegativeWARSAW Poland wants to make sure a new European Commission stays tough on Russia and is concerned that some European Union countries are growing increasingly friendly toward its eastern neighbor even as the Kremlin cracks down on dissent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-poland-russia-ukraine/poland-warns-eu-countries-against-rapprochement-with-russia-idUSKCN1UY1JP2019-08-09
He added that once the new European Commission is finalised in the autumn a more concrete joint European Union position on Russian passports in Donbass could be possible PositiveWARSAW Poland wants to make sure a new European Commission stays tough on Russia and is concerned that some European Union countries are growing increasingly friendly toward its eastern neighbor even as the Kremlin cracks down on dissent http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-poland-russia-ukraine/poland-warns-eu-countries-against-rapprochement-with-russia-idUSKCN1UY1JP2019-08-09
The European Commission said the deal may lead to higher prices and curb competition confirming a Reuters report on July 4 PositiveThe European Commission said the deal may lead to higher prices and curb competition confirming a Reuters report on July 4 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lotos-m-a-pkn-eu/eu-opens-antitrust-investigation-into-pkns-bid-for-lotos-idUSKCN1UX1QE2019-08-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission is willing to discuss Brexit with Britain over the coming weeks a spokeswoman said on Tuesday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission is willing to discuss Brexit with Britain over the coming weeks a spokeswoman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-open-to-brexit-discussions-but-prepared-for-no-deal-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1UW12A2019-08-07
Georgieva is a centreright politician who grew up in Bulgaria under communism before a career that brought her to the top of the World Bank and the European Commission PositiveBRUSSELS European Union governments picked Bulgarias Kristalina Georgieva as the blocs candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund after more than 12 hours of talks on Friday that highlighted the EUs internal divisions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-imf-chief/georgieva-emerges-as-eus-candidate-for-imf-head-idUSKCN1US0P42019-08-03
The European Commission plans to monitor the process closely NeutralThe EU competition enforcer also ordered the company to halt its anticompetitive practices or face fines up to of Alphabets average daily worldwide turnover http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-to-allow-rival-search-engines-to-compete-on-android-at-a-price-idUSKCN1US10A2019-08-03
Maurer a member of the rightwing and EUskeptical Swiss Peoples Party suggested no deal was likely before the current European Commissions term expires at the end of October NegativeZURICH Swiss President Ueli Maurer played down prospects for quickly ending a standoff with the European Union over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted crossborder stock trading and strained ties with Switzerlands main trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-president-sees-no-quick-progress-in-eu-treaty-row-idUSKCN1UQ2I32019-08-01
The European Commission says it has published almost 100 preparedness notices including several on aviation and overseen dozens of other legal steps to be ready for a nodeal Brexit PositivePARIS Airbus urged European governments to step up plans for a nodeal Brexit and settle a longrunning subsidy dispute with the United States to help limit trade risks for Europes largest planemaker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-results/brexit-and-subsidy-row-cloud-strong-airbus-profits-idUSKCN1UQ0CI2019-08-01
The European Commission has the final word on drug approvals but it generally follows EMAs recommendation within a couple of months NeutralEuropes drug regulator has recommended approving Bayers Vitrakvi putting the medicine on track to become the first in Europe to tackle tumours with a specific genetic mutation regardless of where in the body the disease started http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-bayer-vitrakvi-ema/bayer-in-frame-to-win-first-eu-nod-for-high-precision-cancer-drug-idUSKCN1UL1H02019-07-27
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron and future head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen both congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming Britains next prime minister although a key Macron ally warned Johnson that the EU would not budge on Brexit NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron and future head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen both congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming Britains next prime minister although a key Macron ally warned Johnson that the EU would not budge on Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-leader-macron/frances-macron-congratulates-boris-johnson-as-ex-minister-warns-eu-not-for-turning-idUSKCN1UI1K32019-07-24
This should result in a higher demand for other proteins particularly poultry the European Commission said NeutralWALCOTT It might seem an unlikely time for U.S. farmers to look to China for more business but the devastating impact of African swine fever on the Chinese pork industry is trumping concerns about trade wars and tariffs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-suppliers-insight/u-s-farmers-look-past-trade-fears-to-cash-in-on-chinas-hog-crisis-idUSKCN1UI02I2019-07-23
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa Mays successor would depend on how he approaches the European Commission PositiveBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa Mays successor would depend on how he approaches the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany-merkel/merkel-britain-will-remain-partner-even-if-it-is-no-longer-eu-member-idUSKCN1UE0YW2019-07-21
The European Commission said in a statement that the approval was conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by Vodafone PositiveBRUSSELS July 18 Vodafone secured on Thursday antitrust approval from the European Union for its billion bid to buy Liberty Globals cable networks in Germany and central Europe after offering concessions in May http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/liberty-global-ma-vodafone-group-eu/vodafone-wins-eu-approval-for-liberty-global-deal-idUSL8N24J2DR2019-07-19
LONDON The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazons use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules NegativeLONDON The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Amazons use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-amazon-com-antitrust-explainer/explainer-what-is-the-eus-antitrust-investigation-into-amazon-about-idUSKCN1UC24R2019-07-18
PARIS France is eyeing a strong economic in the new European Commission such as trade or overseeing climate policy a French official said on Wednesday PositivePARIS France is eyeing a strong economic in the new European Commission such as trade or overseeing climate policy a French official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-france-commission/france-seeks-trade-climate-or-other-top-eu-job-official-idUSKCN1UC1SR2019-07-18
STRASBOURG Germanys Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener fairer and rulebased Europe PositiveSTRASBOURG Germanys Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener fairer and rulebased Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen/germanys-von-der-leyen-secures-powerful-eu-executive-top-job-idUSKCN1UA2JO2019-07-17
BERLIN German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knifeedge vote on Tuesday warning that a rejection would create political instability in Europe NegativeBERLIN German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knifeedge vote on Tuesday warning that a rejection would create political instability in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen-weber/germanys-weber-urges-eu-lawmakers-to-back-von-der-leyen-in-top-job-vote-idUSKCN1UB0GS2019-07-16
Von der Leyen an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a makeorbreak vote on Tuesday evening in her quest to become the European Commissions first female leader PositiveBERLIN German conservative Manfred Weber urged EU lawmakers to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission in a knifeedge vote on Tuesday warning that a rejection would create political instability in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen-weber/germanys-weber-urges-eu-lawmakers-to-back-von-der-leyen-in-top-job-vote-idUSKCN1UB0GS2019-07-16
STRASBOURG Germanys Ursula von der Leyen faces a makeorbreak vote on Tuesday in her quest to be the European Commissions first female leader and a raft of promises made the previous day may help her win over skeptical European Union socialist and liberal lawmakers PositiveSTRASBOURG Germanys Ursula von der Leyen faces a makeorbreak vote on Tuesday in her quest to be the European Commissions first female leader and a raft of promises made the previous day may help her win over skeptical European Union socialist and liberal lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen/von-der-leyen-faces-crucial-vote-in-quest-to-lead-eu-executive-idUSKCN1UA2JO2019-07-16
BRUSSELS The choice of EU leaders for European Commission president said on Monday she would support giving Britain more time to negotiate its exit from the bloc as part of a series of promises to persuade a lukewarm EU parliament to back her in the post NegativeBRUSSELS The choice of EU leaders for European Commission president said on Monday she would support giving Britain more time to negotiate its exit from the bloc as part of a series of promises to persuade a lukewarm EU parliament to back her in the post http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-vonderleyen/eu-commission-president-nominee-says-open-to-further-brexit-extension-idUSKCN1UA1652019-07-16
BRUSSELS Italys farm sector strongly opposes the trade deal that the European Commission reached with the Mercosur group of South American countries in June Italian agriculture minister Gian Marco Centinaio said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS Italys farm sector strongly opposes the trade deal that the European Commission reached with the Mercosur group of South American countries in June Italian agriculture minister Gian Marco Centinaio said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-mercosur-italy/italian-farmers-oppose-eu-mercosur-trade-deal-italys-agriculture-minister-idUSKCN1UA1G22019-07-16
MILAN July 12 An Italian law that forced French media group Vivendi to forfeit most of its voting rights in Italian broadcaster Mediaset may not comply with European rules according to European Commission legal advice seen by Reuters NegativeJuly 12 story with no http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mediaset-vivendi/rpt-eu-legal-advice-favours-vivendi-in-feud-with-mediaset-idUSL8N24G1112019-07-16
6 and based on feedback ESMA will report to the European Commission in December NeutralLONDON European markets regulators are considering creating a single record of trading data from the dozens of separate national exchanges and trading venues to increase transparency and help investors find the cheapest deals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-markets-stocks/eu-watchdog-to-review-single-record-of-real-time-share-prices-idUSKCN1U71XV2019-07-15
The European Commission pulled back from a debt procedure against Italy last week a sign of Romes willingness to compromise but also of Brussels lenient interpretation of EU fiscal rules NegativeROME Italy wants France and Spain to support its campaign to change the European Unions fiscal rules and focus them more on growth in the face of a regional and global economic slowdown Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said in remarks published on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-tria/italy-wants-to-enlist-france-spain-in-push-to-change-eu-fiscal-rules-idUSKCN1U71392019-07-15
Von der Leyen would be the first woman to lead the powerful European Commission which oversees trade negotiations antitrust rulings and broad policy for 500 million Europeans PositiveBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers are likely to confirm Germanys Ursula von der Leyen as president of the blocs executive Commission in a secret ballot next Tuesday but there is a risk she could fall short of the absolute majority she needs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen-explainer/explainer-von-der-leyens-rocky-path-to-confirmation-as-eu-commission-chief-idUSKCN1U71M32019-07-15
BERLIN Germanys Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an inadequate and inappropriate to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week NegativeBERLIN Germanys Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an inadequate and inappropriate to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-vonderleyen-germany/german-spd-lists-von-der-leyen-failures-in-damning-paper-to-eu-peers-idUSKCN1U71ED2019-07-15
The green light from the European Commission is set to come after E.ON sweetened its concessions to address competition concerns the sources who are familiar with the matter said NegativeBRUSSELS E.ON http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-innogy-m-a-e-on-eu/e-on-set-to-win-eu-antitrust-permission-for-innogy-deal-sources-idUSKCN1U71EH2019-07-15
The European Commissions lawyers gave their opinion to the European Court of Justice which has been asked for a ruling on the matter NeutralThe European Commissions lawyers gave their opinion to the European Court of Justice which has been asked for a ruling on the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mediaset-vivendi/eu-legal-advice-favors-vivendi-in-feud-with-mediaset-idUSKCN1U72BX2019-07-15
WARSAW Poland sees potential positive elements in remarks on the rule of law by the nominee to lead the European Commission Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday PositiveWARSAW Poland sees potential positive elements in remarks on the rule of law by the nominee to lead the European Commission Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-justice/poland-sees-positives-in-von-der-leyen-remarks-on-rule-of-law-idUSKCN1U51BE2019-07-11
BRUSSELS The nominee for the next president of the European Commission vowed on Wednesday to defend the provision in Britains withdrawal agreement from the EU to avoid extensive border controls on the island of Ireland NeutralBRUSSELS The nominee for the next president of the European Commission vowed on Wednesday to defend the provision in Britains withdrawal agreement from the EU to avoid extensive border controls on the island of Ireland http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-vonderleyen-ireland/eu-commission-nominee-to-defend-irish-backstop-in-brexit-idUSKCN1U51HE2019-07-11
The European Commission said it did not have any concerns regarding the takeover confirming a Reuters report on July 1 PositiveThe deal was announced in March and is the biggest in the fastgrowing electronics payments industry which has seen a wave of consolidation recently http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-worldpay-m-a-fidelity-ntl-inf-eu/fis-gains-unconditional-eu-okay-for-35-billion-worldpay-buy-idUSKCN1U314G2019-07-10
BRUSSELS Belgium was hit with a 5000euro daily fine from Europes top court on Monday for its slowness in rolling out fastspeed broadband in its capital home to EU institutions such as the European Commission and European Parliament NegativeBRUSSELS Belgium was hit with a 5000euro daily fine from Europes top court on Monday for its slowness in rolling out fastspeed broadband in its capital home to EU institutions such as the European Commission and European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-belgium-telecoms/belgium-hit-with-5000-euro-daily-fine-for-fast-speed-broadband-delays-idUSKCN1U31LJ2019-07-09
EU leaders on Tuesday nominated candidates for the blocs top jobs over the coming years including Germanys Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission PositiveRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Italy would battle to restore fully fledged relations between the European Union and Russia and help persuade the blocs new leadership that sanctions on Moscow were counterproductive http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-italy-russia-putin-conte/putin-visiting-italy-says-wants-rome-to-help-mend-moscow-eu-ties-idUSKCN1TZ1WL2019-07-05
The European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova promised to press member states to do more to tackle the problem NeutralBRUSSELS Young Jewish Europeans experience more antiSemitism than their parents with a rise in abuse coming in emails text messages and social media postings according to a European Union study released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antisemitism/young-jewish-europeans-face-more-abuse-than-their-parents-study-idUSKCN1TZ1S32019-07-05
Given Hydro is already a major player in the aluminum industry the European Commission may have had competition concerns the sources said NegativeLONDON At least three companies including Glencore have expressed an interest in buying Rio Tintos aluminum assets in Iceland Sweden and the Netherlands for up to million banking sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rio-tinto-divestiture-iceland/rio-tintos-icelandic-aluminum-plant-attracts-glencore-sources-idUSKCN1TZ16Q2019-07-05
BRUSSELS European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday rejecting a European Commission push for a wifibased standard backed by Volkswagen PositiveBRUSSELS European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday rejecting a European Commission push for a wifibased standard backed by Volkswagen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-tech/eu-opens-road-to-5g-connected-cars-in-boost-to-bmw-qualcomm-idUSKCN1TZ11F2019-07-05
She said her hope was to nurture intensive between the European Commission European Council of national leaders and European Parliament over her fiveyear term PositiveSTRASBOURG European Union governments surprise nominee for president of their executive Germanys Ursula von der Leyen sought support in the blocs parliament on Wednesday hoping to secure the confirmation she will need in two weeks time http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-summit/eu-commission-nominee-seeks-parliament-support-after-top-jobs-wrangle-idUSKCN1TY0VP2019-07-04
GlaxoSmithKline said its specialist HIV company had received marketing authorization from the European Commission for its drug to treat advanced stage HIV infections in adults and adolescents above the age of 12 and weighing at least 40 kg PositiveGlaxoSmithKline said its specialist HIV company had received marketing authorization from the European Commission for its drug to treat advanced stage HIV infections in adults and adolescents above the age of 12 and weighing at least 40 kg http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-gsk-hiv/gsks-hiv-drug-receives-eu-marketing-nod-idUSKCN1TY0YZ2019-07-04
Under the deal von der Leyen a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel will replace JeanClaude Juncker as president of the European Commission the EUs executive arm PositiveEuropean Union leaders agreed on Tuesday to name Frances Christine Lagarde as the new head of the European Central Bank and sealed a deal on filling the EUs other top four jobs after marathon talks that have exposed deep divisions in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-summit/eu-leaders-choose-frances-lagarde-for-ecb-after-marathon-summit-idUSKCN1TW3YC2019-07-03
The challenges facing us are he told reporters promising to work closely with the European Commission the EUs executive NeutralBRUSSELS Charles Michel Belgiums prime minister who EU leaders have chosen as the next European Council president said on Tuesday that Europe is facing challenges http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit-michel/belgiums-michel-european-council-president-elect-sees-immense-challenges-idUSKCN1TX2LL2019-07-03
BRUSSELS Spains acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday said he had received a commitment from fellow leaders that a socialist would lead the European Commissions Economics and Financial Affairs portfolio PositiveBRUSSELS Spains acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday said he had received a commitment from fellow leaders that a socialist would lead the European Commissions Economics and Financial Affairs portfolio http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit-spain/socialists-will-get-eus-economic-and-financial-affairs-commissioner-sanchez-idUSKCN1TX2IN2019-07-03
The European Commission has said it will monitor Hungarys public research system and urged authorities to refrain from any decision restricting scientific and academic NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences overriding protests against the latest step to expand the governments role in public life http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-hungary-scientists/hungarian-parliament-passes-bill-tightening-state-grip-over-scientists-idUSKCN1TX1DY2019-07-03
BRUSSELS EU leaders suspended a summit on Monday after they failed to agree who should fill the blocs top jobs with divisions over the marquee role of European Commission president as entrenched as ever after some 20 hours of talks NegativeBRUSSELS EU leaders suspended a summit on Monday after they failed to agree who should fill the blocs top jobs with divisions over the marquee role of European Commission president as entrenched as ever after some 20 hours of talks http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-summit/deeply-divided-eu-leaders-halt-talks-after-no-deal-on-top-jobs-idUSKCN1TW1FN2019-07-02
The European Commission views such claims as a tool to deter and punish cartels on top of regulatory fines as high as 10 percent of a companys global turnover NegativeBRUSSELS Victims of cartels may find it easier to seek damages from companies guilty of price fixing after European Union antitrust regulators released on Monday guidelines to help courts calculate the economic harm of anticompetitive practices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-cartels-damages/eu-antitrust-regulators-seek-to-help-victims-calculate-cartel-harm-idUSKCN1TW3HB2019-07-02
Winning labor over for a deal remains a main hurdle before European Commission President and selfdeclared Swiss ally JeanClaude Junckers term is set to end on Oct NeutralZURICH A skirmish over stock market access between Switzerland and the European Union risks escalating into a broader political battle over sovereignty that could do lasting damage to relations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-eu-relations-risk-downward-spiral-as-bourse-row-flares-idUSKCN1TW2LJ2019-07-02
The European Commission which is scheduled to decide on the deal by July 5 declined to comment NeutralThe deal announced in March is the biggest in the fastgrowing electronics payments industry which has seen a wave of consolidation recently http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-worldpy-m-a-fidelity-ntl-inf-eu-exclu/exclusive-fis-to-win-eu-approval-for-35-billion-worldpay-deal-sources-idUSKCN1TW30F2019-07-02
BRUSSELS The European Commission will delay its decision on Italys debt because of the summit of EU leaders a European Union official said on Monday shortly after the meeting was suspended without a deal on the division of the blocs top jobs NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will delay its decision on Italys debt because of the summit of EU leaders a European Union official said on Monday shortly after the meeting was suspended without a deal on the division of the blocs top jobs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-debt/eu-commission-to-delay-decision-on-italy-debt-eu-official-idUSKCN1TW2LZ2019-07-02
AMSTERDAM The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that the process of allotting European Commission jobs was unbelievably and that it is not certain whether a decision will be made by Tuesday NegativeAMSTERDAM The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that the process of allotting European Commission jobs was unbelievably and that it is not certain whether a decision will be made by Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-rutte/dutch-pm-rutte-intra-party-divisions-slow-deciding-top-eu-jobs-idUSKCN1TW2GY2019-07-02
Rutte declined to comment on reports that Dutch politician Frans Timmermans has emerged as a strong candidate for the European Commission Presidency NegativeAMSTERDAM The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that the process of allotting European Commission jobs was unbelievably and that it is not certain whether a decision will be made by Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-rutte/dutch-pm-rutte-intra-party-divisions-slow-deciding-top-eu-jobs-idUSKCN1TW2GY2019-07-02
And that we dont just get to a choice about the chief of the European Commission but if possible to a whole package NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders meet on Sunday to decide who wins the blocs top posts with Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans in pole position to be named the EUs next chief executive diplomats and officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-summit-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-meet-to-decide-on-blocs-top-jobs-timmermans-frontrunner-idUSKCN1TV0NG2019-07-01
BRUSSELS July 1 Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday it was difficult to say if EU leaders would reach an agreement on a candidate to succeed JeanClaude Juncker as European Commission president NegativeBRUSSELS July 1 Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday it was difficult to say if EU leaders would reach an agreement on a candidate to succeed JeanClaude Juncker as European Commission president http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-summit-italy/italys-conte-says-deal-on-eu-jobs-still-looks-difficult-idUSL8N2410AX2019-07-01
OSAKA Spains acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday called for a political change at the presidency of the European Commission a post held by a conservative a day before a meeting of EU leaders to decide on the blocs top jobs NegativeOSAKA Spains acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday called for a political change at the presidency of the European Commission a post held by a conservative a day before a meeting of EU leaders to decide on the blocs top jobs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-spain/spain-pm-says-political-change-needed-in-european-commission-presidency-idUSKCN1TU0832019-06-30
OSAKA A new freetrade deal between the European Union and South American countries shows that agreements can be reached and mutually beneficial compromises can be reached European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Saturday PositiveOSAKA A new freetrade deal between the European Union and South American countries shows that agreements can be reached and mutually beneficial compromises can be reached European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-summit-eu-mercosur/eus-juncker-says-trade-deal-with-mercosur-signals-open-fair-trade-idUSKCN1TU0452019-06-30
This deal promotes our values and supports a multilateral rulesbased European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told reporters on Saturday taking a swipe at U.S. President Donald Trumps aversion to multilateralism PositiveOSAKA Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies warned on Saturday of growing risks to the global economy but stopped short of denouncing protectionism calling instead for a free fair trade environment after talks some members described as difficult http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-g20-summit-communique-final/g20-stops-short-of-denouncing-protectionism-warns-of-global-slowdown-idUSKCN1TU07T2019-06-30
The trade relations between China and the United States are difficult they are contributing to the slowdown of the global European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a news conference NegativeOSAKA U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on global growth but said he had not made any promises about a reprieve from escalating tariffs http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-g20-summit-trump-abe/trump-prepares-for-productive-talks-with-xi-on-trade-war-idUSKCN1TT00H2019-06-29
The captain said SeaWatch had tried without success since the beginning to cooperate with the authorities engaging with Italy Germany Malta and France and opening contacts with the European Commission NegativeON BOARD SEAWATCH 3 Italy The captain of rescue ship SeaWatch 3 said on Thursday European states have no interest in finding a political solution for the 42 migrants aboard her vessel now positioned off the Italian island of Lampedusa http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/rescue-ships-captain-accuses-european-states-of-abandoning-migrants-idUSKCN1TS32P2019-06-28
ZURICH Switzerland on Thursday triggered measures to counter the European Commissions refusal to extend recognition to Swiss stock markets plunging the two sides deeper into a standoff over a stalled partnership treaty NegativeZURICH Switzerland on Thursday triggered measures to counter the European Commissions refusal to extend recognition to Swiss stock markets plunging the two sides deeper into a standoff over a stalled partnership treaty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu-exchanges/swiss-government-triggers-countermeasures-in-eu-bourse-battle-idUSKCN1TS2JK2019-06-28
Since taking office in 2015 Polands eurosceptic Law and Justice party has taken a series of steps that the European Commission says have increased government control over the courts PositiveBRUSSELS An adviser to Europes top court said on Thursday that a supreme court reform in Poland could undermine the independence of its judiciary adding pressure on the Warsaw government to row back on changes that EU authorities say threaten the rule of law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-court/adviser-to-eu-top-court-doubts-polish-judiciarys-independence-idUSKCN1TS0YP2019-06-28
The trade relations between China and the U.S. are difficult they are contributing to the slowdown of the global European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a news conference NegativeOSAKA European Union leaders warned on Friday against the damage that escalating U.S.China trade friction was inflicting on the global economy as the Group of 20 economies began a twoday summit in Japans western city of Osaka http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-g20-summit-eu/eu-leaders-warn-of-damage-to-global-growth-from-trade-war-idUSKCN1TT02M2019-06-28
Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said there was nothing new to offer to Britains new leader NegativeBRUSSELS A new British prime minister may spice up Brexit but will not change the European Unions stance towards Britains exit from the bloc the chair of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-summit-brexit/new-british-pm-may-enliven-brexit-but-will-not-change-eu-tusk-idUSKCN1TM1MV2019-06-23
BRUSSELS Spains Socialist premier said on Friday he was ready to accept the centerright European Peoples Party taking the presidency of the European Commission over the next five years PositiveBRUSSELS Spains Socialist premier said on Friday he was ready to accept the centerright European Peoples Party taking the presidency of the European Commission over the next five years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-jobs-epp/spains-pm-prepared-to-cede-commission-job-to-center-right-idUSKCN1TM1KE2019-06-23
BRUSSELS GlaxoSmithKline has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its planned joint venture with Pfizers consumer health business the European Commission said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS GlaxoSmithKline has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its planned joint venture with Pfizers consumer health business the European Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-m-a-gsk-eu/gsk-offers-concessions-to-address-eu-concerns-over-pfizer-deal-idUSKCN1TL0R02019-06-22
BRUSSELS German energy company E.ON has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its bid to buy rival Innogys network and retail assets a filing on the European Commission site showed on Friday PositiveBRUSSELS German energy company E.ON has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its bid to buy rival Innogys network and retail assets a filing on the European Commission site showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-innogy-m-a-e-on-eu/e-on-offers-concessions-to-allay-eu-concerns-over-innogy-deal-idUSKCN1TM20G2019-06-22
The European Commission which opened a fullscale investigation into the deal in March did not provide details in line with its policy NegativeBRUSSELS German energy company E.ON has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its bid to buy rival Innogys network and retail assets a filing on the European Commission site showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-innogy-m-a-e-on-eu/e-on-offers-concessions-to-allay-eu-concerns-over-innogy-deal-idUSKCN1TM20G2019-06-22
The government promised to sell most banks in exchange for European Commissions approval of state aid to the banks in 2013 and 2014 PositiveLJUBLJANA Slovenia has sold the countrys third largest bank stateowned Abanka to No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-slovenia-abanka/slovenia-sells-abanka-to-nkbm-for-444-million-euros-idUSKCN1TL24C2019-06-22
National leaders want to have their proposal on the jobs puzzle ready before that and put it to the chamber which votes on laws proposed by the European Commission PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the blocs top jobs including the head of its central bank after failing to get a deal in talks dragging into the small hours on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/eu-aims-to-complete-top-jobs-jigsaw-puzzle-on-june-30-idUSKCN1TK33J2019-06-21
BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the three socalled Spitzenkandidaten or lead candidates for the European Commission presidency had each failed to receive enough support among European Union leaders in Brussels NegativeBRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the three socalled Spitzenkandidaten or lead candidates for the European Commission presidency had each failed to receive enough support among European Union leaders in Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-macron-topjobs/frances-macron-says-three-lead-candidates-for-eu-commission-presidency-failed-to-get-support-idUSKCN1TM0332019-06-21
BRUSSELS The European Commission has asked Italy to adopt new measures to cut its growing public debt and avoid an EU disciplinary action that could lead to financial sanctions and stricter oversight of the countrys fiscal policies NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has asked Italy to adopt new measures to cut its growing public debt and avoid an EU disciplinary action that could lead to financial sanctions and stricter oversight of the countrys fiscal policies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-factbox/timeline-of-eu-disciplinary-procedure-over-italys-debt-idUSKCN1TK1352019-06-20
Merkel backs the mechanism whereby the candidate that was selected by the winning party ahead of the European elections is appointed to the post of European Commission president PositiveBERLIN Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Unions top jobs by July 2 when the new European Parliament convenes in the hope of avoiding an institutional crisis a German government official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-tusk-german/german-government-official-were-striving-for-agreement-on-eu-top-jobs-by-july-2-idUSKCN1TK1OX2019-06-20
They include replacements for European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker the blocs chief diplomat Federica Mogherini the head of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Mario Draghi and Tusk himself NeutralEuropean Council President Donald Tusk put pressure on EU leaders on Wednesday to swiftly agree on who should hold the blocs top jobs but a tugofwar between Germany and France was likely to prevent a deal at a summit on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-tusk/tusk-pushes-against-franco-german-tussle-over-top-eu-jobs-idUSKCN1TK1DB2019-06-20
Beyond a firm majority or preferably unanimity among the national leaders any candidate to run the next European Commission must also be approved by the new European Parliament PositiveEuropean Council President Donald Tusk put pressure on EU leaders on Wednesday to swiftly agree on who should hold the blocs top jobs but a tugofwar between Germany and France was likely to prevent a deal at a summit on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-jobs-tusk/tusk-pushes-against-franco-german-tussle-over-top-eu-jobs-idUSKCN1TK1DB2019-06-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission is unlikely to recommend next week the opening of a disciplinary procedure against Italy over the countrys rising debt because it will wait for Romes measures on how it wants to comply with EU rules EU officials said NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission is unlikely to recommend next week the opening of a disciplinary procedure against Italy over the countrys rising debt because it will wait for Romes measures on how it wants to comply with EU rules EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-commission/eu-unlikely-to-take-further-steps-against-italy-over-debt-next-week-idUSKCN1TK23K2019-06-20
The next meeting of the European Commission the EU executive arm that is the guardian of EU rules is on June 25th NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is unlikely to recommend next week the opening of a disciplinary procedure against Italy over the countrys rising debt because it will wait for Romes measures on how it wants to comply with EU rules EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-commission/eu-unlikely-to-take-further-steps-against-italy-over-debt-next-week-idUSKCN1TK23K2019-06-20
The European Commission the EU executive is reviewing its safeguard measures designed to counter the U.S. tariffs NegativeLONDON Steelmakers in Europe have been hit by falling demand and rising supply as autosector consumption has fallen and U.S. steel tariffs have disrupted shipments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-steel-eu-explainer/explainer-can-european-steel-forge-a-strategy-to-withstand-u-s-tariffs-idUSKCN1TK1Y42019-06-20
The European Commission has said steel is a strategic industry but some industry representatives question whether the Commission is doing enough PositiveLONDON Steelmakers in Europe have been hit by falling demand and rising supply as autosector consumption has fallen and U.S. steel tariffs have disrupted shipments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-steel-eu-explainer/explainer-can-european-steel-forge-a-strategy-to-withstand-u-s-tariffs-idUSKCN1TK1Y42019-06-20
The European Commission which is scheduled to decide on the deal by June 27 and IBM declined to comment NeutralBRUSSELS U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp is set to secure unconditional EU approval for its billion bid for software company Red Hat people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-red-hat-m-a-ibm-eu/ibm-to-win-unconditional-eu-okay-for-34-billion-red-hat-deal-sources-idUSKCN1TK28K2019-06-20
Slovenia promised to sell Abanka which is state owned in exchange for the European Commissions approval of state aid to the bank in 2013 PositiveLJUBLJANA Slovenia said on Wednesday that its second biggest bank Nova KBM will buy the countrys No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-abanka-privatisation/privatization-of-slovenias-abanka-will-see-it-merge-with-domestic-rival-idUSKCN1TK26C2019-06-20
The Economy Ministry will submit all necessary state aid documents to the European Commission once it has completed its selection process Altmaier said PositiveBERLIN Germany will award to three consortiums 1 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-europe-batteries-germany/germany-to-support-three-battery-cell-alliances-economy-minister-idUSKCN1TJ1L62019-06-19
British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said its cancer medicine Lynparza was approved as a firstline maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission following a panels consent in April PositiveBritish drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said its cancer medicine Lynparza was approved as a firstline maintenance treatment for a type of advanced ovarian cancer by the European Commission following a panels consent in April http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-astrazeneca-lynparza/astrazenecas-lynparza-gets-eu-nod-as-first-line-ovarian-cancer-maintenance-treatment-idUSKCN1TJ0HS2019-06-19
BRUSSELS Protectionism across the globe reached a record high last year due to new barriers designed to restrict trade into China and the United States according to a report by the European Commission published on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS Protectionism across the globe reached a record high last year due to new barriers designed to restrict trade into China and the United States according to a report by the European Commission published on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-protectionism/china-u-s-pushed-trade-barriers-to-record-high-in-2018-eu-idUSKCN1TI1S92019-06-18
This will be one of the main tasks for the new European Commission NeutralBERLIN China must open up its markets and create fair rules for German companies Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said ahead of talks in Beijing this week adding that he would also discuss intellectual property protection and steel overcapacity http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-altmaier/china-must-open-up-create-level-playing-field-german-economy-minister-idUSKCN1TI1NE2019-06-18
The European Commission approved state aid in exchange for Slovenias promise to sell the bank by the middle of 2019 PositiveLJUBLJANA The Slovenian state body in charge of privatization said it postponed its supervisory board meeting to discuss the sale of lender Abanka until Wednesday to have more time to study the bids http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-slovenia-abanka/slovenia-postpones-decision-on-abanka-sale-until-wednesday-idUSKCN1TI1FN2019-06-18
Weiss said the European Commission was market testing Virgin Atlantics proposals to alleviate competition concerns on certain airport slots after the deal PositivePARIS Europes Airbus has agreed to sell 14 A330neo widebody passenger jets to Virgin Atlantic in a deal valued at http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-airshow-airbus-virginatlantic/virgin-atlantic-orders-14-airbus-a330neos-with-further-six-options-idUSKCN1TI0YM2019-06-18
The regulations have also been questioned by the European Commission especially in terms of planned compensation for energy groups that face losses on the sale of power NegativeWARSAW Polands parliament removed a power price cap for big customers late on Thursday dashing industry hopes the government would be able to curb spiraling costs that have already led to some plant closures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-poland-energy-prices/poland-removes-power-price-cap-for-big-clients-despite-attempts-to-curb-costs-idUSKCN1TF0IW2019-06-15
The European Commission has said it will monitor the developments and has urged Budapest to refrain from any decision restricting scientific and academic freedom NegativeBUDAPEST The head of Hungarys oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-scientists/hungarian-scientists-mull-legal-action-over-government-controls-idUSKCN1TD1AN2019-06-13
The European Commission has said it will monitor the developments and has urged Budapest to refrain from any decision restricting scientific and academic freedom NegativeBUDAPEST The head of Hungarys oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over research work and budgets http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-scientists/hungarian-scientists-mull-legal-action-over-government-controls-idUSKCN1TD1AN2019-06-13
FUKUOKA Japan The European Commission expects strong support from euro zone finance ministers for the view that disciplinary steps against Italy are warranted over the countrys growing debt European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday NegativeFUKUOKA Japan The European Commission expects strong support from euro zone finance ministers for the view that disciplinary steps against Italy are warranted over the countrys growing debt European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-g20-japan-italy/eu-executive-expects-firm-euro-zone-backing-against-italy-moscovici-idUSKCN1TA0AF2019-06-09
The Swiss cabinet said it had written to the European Commission to indicate its readiness to talk about a solution PositiveZURICH The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty it said on Friday risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-government-demands-clarifications-from-the-eu-in-treaty-talks-idUSKCN1T81FQ2019-06-08
The European Commission will study the letter carefully and we will reply in due a spokeswoman for the EU executive said NeutralZURICH The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty it said on Friday risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-government-demands-clarifications-from-the-eu-in-treaty-talks-idUSKCN1T81FQ2019-06-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission is reviewing past moneylaundering cases at EU banks to assess what went wrong and decide possible tweaks to rules an EU official said citing Deutsche Bank and Societe General as among the screened lenders NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is reviewing past moneylaundering cases at EU banks to assess what went wrong and decide possible tweaks to rules an EU official said citing Deutsche Bank and Societe General as among the screened lenders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-eu-banks-moneylaundering/eu-reviews-deutsche-bank-socgen-in-screening-of-past-money-laundering-cases-idUSKCN1T71Y12019-06-07
MILAN Italy needs a big deficit correction for this year and next to avert a European disciplinary procedure over its deteriorating public finances European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told La Repubblica daily on Thursday NegativeMILAN Italy needs a big deficit correction for this year and next to avert a European disciplinary procedure over its deteriorating public finances European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told La Repubblica daily on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-budget/italy-needs-significant-deficit-correction-in-2019-2020-dombrovskis-idUSKCN1T70HJ2019-06-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that Italys growing public debt broke EU rules opening the way to a possible disciplinary procedure that would trigger a clash with Romes antiausterity government NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that Italys growing public debt broke EU rules opening the way to a possible disciplinary procedure that would trigger a clash with Romes antiausterity government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-debt/brussels-targets-italy-over-rising-debt-reviving-dispute-idUSKCN1T61482019-06-06
ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Contes office said on Wednesday the government wanted constructive talks with Brussels to reach a deal over 2019 budget targets after the European Commission issued a warning over Romes finances PositiveROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Contes office said on Wednesday the government wanted constructive talks with Brussels to reach a deal over 2019 budget targets after the European Commission issued a warning over Romes finances http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-debt-conte/italys-government-sees-deficit-at-2-1-after-eu-move-idUSKCN1T625L2019-06-06
The European Commission had said Italy was in breach of EU fiscal rules because of its growing debt a situation that justifies the launch of a disciplinary procedure NegativeROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Contes office said on Wednesday the government wanted constructive talks with Brussels to reach a deal over 2019 budget targets after the European Commission issued a warning over Romes finances http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-debt-conte/italys-government-sees-deficit-at-2-1-after-eu-move-idUSKCN1T625L2019-06-06
Milan CFO ends Expected attendees include Enel CFO Alberto De Paoli Leonardo CFO Alessandra Genco European Commission Director Mario Nava Elica CFO Alessandro Carloni Falck Renewables CFO Paolo Rundeddu NegativeThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-june-6/italy-factors-to-watch-on-june-6-idUSL8N23C3DQ2019-06-06
The European Commission said on Tuesday that it would monitor developments in Hungarys public research system and urged authorities to refrain from any decision restricting scientific and academic freedom NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarys government is moving to tighten its grip on the research institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences despite protests by scientists against political control of the academy http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-hungary-scientists/hungarian-government-submits-bill-to-tighten-grip-over-scientists-idUSKCN1T613U2019-06-06
They will discuss the Middle East situation and other geopolitical a spokeswoman for the European Commission told reporters at a daily briefing PositiveBRUSSELS U.S. President Donald Trumps senior advisor Jared Kushner will meet with the European Unions chief executive JeanClaude Juncker on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-usa-kushner/eu-chief-executive-to-meet-trump-advisor-kushner-idUSKCN1T518I2019-06-05
The European Union continues to mourn the victims and offers its condolences to their a European Commission spokeswoman said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union continues to mourn the victims of the Chinese governments deadly crackdown on protesters in Beijings Tiananmen Square 30 years ago the EU executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tiananmen-eu/eu-still-mourns-tiananmen-crackdown-victims-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1T51992019-06-05
The European Commission has however called on the sector to come up with a plan to regulate itself amid general interest for healthier eating and drinking habits PositivePARIS Europes spirits makers announced plans on Tuesday to list the number of calories and ingredients in spirit drinks as businesses and regulators step up efforts to cater for healthier lifestyles http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-spirits-europe-labels/european-spirits-makers-agree-to-calorie-content-labels-idUSKCN1T519H2019-06-05
BRUSSELS The European Commission may say on Wednesday that Italy is breaching European Union rules over its growing public debt starting a process that could lead to financial sanctions and stricter oversight of the countrys fiscal policy NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission may say on Wednesday that Italy is breaching European Union rules over its growing public debt starting a process that could lead to financial sanctions and stricter oversight of the countrys fiscal policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-factbox/factbox-timeline-of-possible-eu-disciplinary-procedure-over-italys-debt-idUSKCN1T414J2019-06-04
1 music streaming service Spotify complained to the European Commission in March that Apple unfairly limits competitors to its Apple Music streaming service NegativePARIS EU regulators will decide what steps to take regarding Spotifys complaint about Apple once they get a response from the iPhone maker Europes antitrust chief said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-antitrust/eu-wants-to-hear-from-apple-over-spotify-complaint-idUSKCN1T41TZ2019-06-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission is likely to begin disciplinary procedures against Italy on Wednesday over the countrys failure to reduce public debt as required by EU law NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is likely to begin disciplinary procedures against Italy on Wednesday over the countrys failure to reduce public debt as required by EU law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-italy-explainer/what-is-the-italian-clash-with-eu-over-fiscal-policy-about-idUSKCN1T41EJ2019-06-04
ROME Italys rightwing League party on Monday criticized France over its handling of a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault and said the way negotiations were proceeding showed the European Commission was unfair to Rome NegativeROME Italys rightwing League party on Monday criticized France over its handling of a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault and said the way negotiations were proceeding showed the European Commission was unfair to Rome http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiatchrysler-m-a-league-borghi/italys-league-criticizes-france-eu-over-handling-of-fca-renault-merger-idUSKCN1T41NZ2019-06-04
Doesnt the European Commission have anything to say about Borghi said in an interview with Reuters NeutralROME Italys rightwing League party on Monday criticized France over its handling of a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault and said the way negotiations were proceeding showed the European Commission was unfair to Rome http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiatchrysler-m-a-league-borghi/italys-league-criticizes-france-eu-over-handling-of-fca-renault-merger-idUSKCN1T41NZ2019-06-04
Regarding a new president of the European Commission he said he would support a candidate who was antiimmigration had national and was ready to Christian culture PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarys Fidesz party could join a new grouping in the European parliament if staying in the centerright European Peoples Party does not line up with national interests Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-hungary-orban/hungarys-fidesz-might-join-new-grouping-in-european-parliament-pm-idUSKCN1T10KY2019-06-02
Italys dispute with the European Commission over its budget is also a major overhang for world markets NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares fell on Wednesday and bonds rallied as investor sentiment soured over growing worries about world growth with trade tensions between the United States and China showing no signs of easing http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/global-recession-fears-hit-stocks-bonds-rally-idUSKCN1SZ02F2019-05-29
European Union leaders are set to begin the process of filling a number of top EU posts from the head of the European Commission to the European Central Bank PositiveEuro bounces slightly after shedding nearly 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-finds-support-amid-fresh-trade-war-fears-u-s-yields-slip-idUSL4N2350VJ2019-05-29
The European elections were tangible proof that European democracy is alive and Margaritis Schinas chief spokesman of the executive European Commission told reporters PositiveBRUSSELS Parties committed to closer European Union integration began bargaining over jobs and policy on Monday after an election to the EU parliament which fragmented the center but gave only limited gains to nationalists http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-election/divided-pro-eu-leaders-open-talks-after-tense-election-idUSKCN1SX0P72019-05-28
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany still favors picking the from a winning party for the post of European Commission president while French President Emmanuel Macrons office said he didnt want the process to be automatic PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany still favors picking the from a winning party for the post of European Commission president while French President Emmanuel Macrons office said he didnt want the process to be automatic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-germany-merkel/merkel-sticks-to-spitzenkandidat-though-macron-pushes-for-eu-talks-idUSKCN1SX1R02019-05-28
Spanish officials said Madrid hopes to lead the blocs common foreign service and possibly also get another deputy head of the European Commission PositiveBuoyed by two electoral victories in a month Spains Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez wants to thrust his country back into the heart of European Union decisionmaking after years of domestic woes that undercut Madrids sway http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-spain/spain-is-back-sanchezs-socialists-return-to-eu-top-table-idUSKCN1SX1EA2019-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission is likely to start disciplinary steps against Italy on June 5 over the countrys rising debt and structural deficit levels which break European Union rules two euro zone officials said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is likely to start disciplinary steps against Italy on June 5 over the countrys rising debt and structural deficit levels which break European Union rules two euro zone officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-italy-fiscal/eu-likely-to-start-disciplinary-steps-vs-italy-in-june-over-debt-idUSKCN1SX1D12019-05-28
An exit poll showed the Labour party of European Commissioner Frans Timmermans won a surprise victory over a Eurosceptic challenger who had been topping opinion surveys PositiveEuro bolstered as Eurosceptics beaten in Dutch vote http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-slips-from-2-year-highs-as-u-s-rate-cut-bets-grow-idUSL5N2302H72019-05-25
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said the agreements were a big to create jobs boost trade and accelerate economic growth PositiveChina and European Union regulators have signed two aviation agreements boosting their cooperation in the sector Chinas staterun CCTV and the EU said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-aviation/china-and-european-union-sign-landmark-aviation-deals-idUSKCN1SQ1GL2019-05-21
The agreements must now be formally adopted by the European Commission the EUs executive arm and the Chinese transport administration before they can be operational PositiveChina and European Union regulators have signed two aviation agreements boosting their cooperation in the sector Chinas staterun CCTV and the EU said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-aviation/china-and-european-union-sign-landmark-aviation-deals-idUSKCN1SQ1GL2019-05-21
BRUSSELS Facebook Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament seven months after promising to do more NegativeBRUSSELS Facebook Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament seven months after promising to do more http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tech-fakenews/google-facebook-twitter-rapped-for-not-doing-enough-in-eu-fake-news-fight-idUSKCN1SN1212019-05-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission welcomed on Friday the delay to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and said it was prepared to negotiate a transatlantic trade accord that included automobiles NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission welcomed on Friday the delay to U.S. President Donald Trumps decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and said it was prepared to negotiate a transatlantic trade accord that included automobiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-tariffs-usa-eu/eu-welcomes-auto-tariff-delay-and-says-ready-to-negotiate-deal-idUSKCN1SN22F2019-05-18
Citigroup was hit with the highest fine of 311 million euros while Swiss bank UBS was not fined as it had alerted the two cartels to the European Commission NegativeBarclays Citigroup JP Morgan MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-antitrust-banks/eu-fines-barclays-citi-jp-morgan-mufg-and-rbs-1-2-billion-for-fx-rigging-idUSKCN1SM0XS2019-05-17
KATOWICE Polands biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen should be ready in the next 12 months to set the terms on which to apply to the European Commission to takeover Lotos Polands second largest oil refiner PKN Orlens deputy CEO said on Tuesday PositiveKATOWICE Polands biggest oil refiner PKN Orlen should be ready in the next 12 months to set the terms on which to apply to the European Commission to takeover Lotos Polands second largest oil refiner PKN Orlens deputy CEO said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-grupalotos-m-a-pknorlen/pkn-to-set-terms-for-eu-merger-application-to-takeover-lotos-in-next-12-months-idUSKCN1SK1RP2019-05-15
BRUSSELS Phone calls made from one EU country to another EU country will be capped at 19 euro cents per minute effective May 15 the European Commission said on Monday part of a decadelong battle to bring down costs for the blocs 500 million citizens PositiveBRUSSELS Phone calls made from one EU country to another EU country will be capped at 19 euro cents per minute effective May 15 the European Commission said on Monday part of a decadelong battle to bring down costs for the blocs 500 million citizens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-telecoms-caps/eu-caps-cross-border-calls-at-19-cents-min-starting-may-15-idUSKCN1SJ1KD2019-05-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would take legal action against Romania unless it reversed measures that undermine the independence of its courts and the fight against corruption NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would take legal action against Romania unless it reversed measures that undermine the independence of its courts and the fight against corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-romania/eu-threatens-legal-steps-against-romania-over-rule-of-law-idUSKCN1SJ1DL2019-05-14
A kingmaker role would give Macron greater influence over shaping EU policy and the filling of key upcoming jobs such as the European Commission presidency NeutralPARIS The flagbearer of President Emmanuel Macrons European election challenge on Sunday foresaw building a centrist alliance of more than 100 lawmakers enough she said to thrust the French leader and his grouping into the position of kingmaker in the chamber http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-france/macrons-eu-election-flagbearer-targets-100-strong-alliance-with-kingmaker-role-idUSKCN1SI0BR2019-05-13
If Washington imposes new traderestrictive measures those talks would be suspended and the European Commission would impose duties on 20 billion euros of U.S. goods NegativeBRUSSELS After raising tariffs on billion of Chinese imports on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump could turn the heat up on Europe as soon as next week when he is due to make a decision about its cars http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/after-trump-hikes-china-tariffs-europe-girds-for-battle-over-cars-idUSKCN1SG1JJ2019-05-11
The European Commission said concessions offered last month by Telia were insufficient confirming a Reuters story PositiveBRUSSELS Swedish telecoms operator Telias million bid for Bonnier Broadcasting may stymie rivals in Sweden and Finland and push up prices EU antitrust regulators said on Friday as they opened a fullscale investigation into the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bonnierbroadcasting-m-a-telia-company/eu-regulators-to-investigate-telias-957-million-bid-for-bonnier-idUSKCN1SG1QX2019-05-11
BRUSSELS The European Commissions plan for a wifibased standard for cars endorsed by Volkswagen faces a twomonth delay as EU countries wait for legal advice on the proposal giving a glimmer of hope to backers of the rival 5G technology NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commissions plan for a wifibased standard for cars endorsed by Volkswagen faces a twomonth delay as EU countries wait for legal advice on the proposal giving a glimmer of hope to backers of the rival 5G technology http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-tech/eu-car-wifi-plan-delayed-as-countries-await-legal-advice-idUSKCN1SG1T12019-05-11
Telia offered concessions to the European Commission last month but these were not sufficient to allay regulatory worries the sources said NegativeBRUSSELS Nordic telecoms operator Telias close to billion bid for Bonnier Broadcasting faces a fullscale EU antitrust investigation after failing to address competition concerns two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bonnierbroadcasting-m-a-telia-company/exclusive-telia-faces-antitrust-investigation-of-954-mln-bonnier-deal-sources-idUSKCN1SF11D2019-05-10
European stocks were also roiled by a European Commission decision on Tuesday to lower its forecasts for euro zone economic growth Negativea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/european-shares-dip-on-trade-war-worries-upbeat-earnings-lift-germany-idUSL3N22K24P2019-05-09
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a news conference that nothing had changed in transatlantic trade relations since he met Trump in Washington last July PositiveBRUSSELS The head of the EU executive said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump could be trusted on EUU.S. trade relations and that the SinoU.S. trade conflict needed to be resolved soon to restore investor confidence http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-trade/eus-juncker-say-he-trusts-trump-on-trade-needs-quick-u-s-china-deal-idUSKCN1SD1B62019-05-08
BMW said it will contest the European Commissions allegations that its participation in industry working groups amounted to anticompetitive behavior NegativeFRANKFURT BMWs firstquarter operating profit fell 78 percent to 589 million euros despite higher deliveries of luxury vehicles as the carmaker felt the effects of higher investment spending and a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-bmw-results/investments-legal-charge-put-brakes-on-bmw-idUSKCN1SD0D92019-05-08
BRUSSELS May 7 The European Commission has set a July 9 deadline for deciding whether to approve Vodafones proposed purchase of Liberty Globals cable business in Germany and eastern Europe PositiveBRUSSELS May 7 The European Commission has set a July 9 deadline for deciding whether to approve Vodafones proposed purchase of Liberty Globals cable business in Germany and eastern Europe http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/liberty-global-ma-vodafone-eu/eu-has-set-july-9-deadline-for-decision-on-vodafone-purchase-of-liberty-assets-idUSL5N22J2MQ2019-05-08
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker however has said Austria the Netherlands and all too often are preventing deeper euro zone integration NegativeVIENNA Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for the European Parliament to stop traveling to Strasbourg for a week each month as part of a wider proposal to overhaul the treaty underpinning the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-austria/defying-macron-austrias-kurz-says-ax-european-parliaments-strasbourg-site-idUSKCN1S91OY2019-05-04
Businesses and consumers had to rely on a patchwork of bilateral or regional rules and a global framework was needed the European Commission said NeutralThe European Union began a push for improved protection for traders and consumers involved in online transactions as it published proposals on Friday launching what are likely to be long and hard WTO negotiations on regulating ecommerce http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-ecommerce/eu-fleshes-out-wto-e-commerce-proposal-faces-obstacles-idUSKCN1S91G42019-05-04
A European Commission source said there was a very strong incentive to try to agree new WTO rules PositiveThe European Union began a push for improved protection for traders and consumers involved in online transactions as it published proposals on Friday launching what are likely to be long and hard WTO negotiations on regulating ecommerce http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-ecommerce/eu-fleshes-out-wto-e-commerce-proposal-faces-obstacles-idUSKCN1S91G42019-05-04
BERLIN The Netherlands Austria and all too often are preventing deeper euro zone integration European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told German newspaper Handelsblatt NegativeBERLIN The Netherlands Austria and all too often are preventing deeper euro zone integration European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told German newspaper Handelsblatt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-reform-juncker/germany-austria-netherlands-impede-euro-zone-reform-juncker-idUSKCN1S82072019-05-03
FRANKFURT The European Commission has again suspended the deadline on its review of the planned takeover of Innogys network and retail assets by Germanys E.ON the watchdog said on its website on Thursday NegativeFRANKFURT The European Commission has again suspended the deadline on its review of the planned takeover of Innogys network and retail assets by Germanys E.ON the watchdog said on its website on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-innogy-m-a-e-on/brussels-again-suspends-deadline-on-review-of-e-on-deal-for-innogy-assets-idUSKCN1S81PZ2019-05-03
WARSAW Poland should stop treating the European Union as a moneymaking machine and make a more substantial financial contribution in the future European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Wednesday NegativeWARSAW Poland should stop treating the European Union as a moneymaking machine and make a more substantial financial contribution in the future European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-katainen/poland-must-stop-treating-eu-as-a-money-making-machine-katainen-idUSKCN1S739R2019-05-02
The companies commitments will cut such fees by 40 percent on average the European Commission said on Monday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union has accepted an offer by Visa and Mastercard to cut fees on payments made by tourists using cards issued outside the bloc to stave off fines and end an EU antitrust investigation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-visa-mastercard-fees/eu-accepts-visa-and-mastercard-fees-offer-to-end-antitrust-probe-idUSKCN1S50RG2019-04-30
BERLIN France and Germany have asked the European Commission to approve state subsidies for a crossborder battery cell consortium including carmaker PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and French battery maker Saft a German official said on Monday PositiveBERLIN France and Germany have asked the European Commission to approve state subsidies for a crossborder battery cell consortium including carmaker PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and French battery maker Saft a German official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-europe-batteries/france-germany-to-support-battery-cell-consortium-including-psa-saft-idUSKCN1S51I02019-04-30
PiS has been in conflict with the European Commission over its handling of Polish courts since the start of 2016 NegativeWARSAW Poland is unlikely to leave the European Union even if the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice party wins reelection this year EU executive head JeanClaude Juncker said in an interview published on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eus-juncker-says-poland-unlikely-to-leave-the-european-union-idUSKCN1S50BU2019-04-29
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the CHMPs recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months PositiveGlaxoSmithKline Plcs twodrug treatment for HIV infections won marketing approval from a European Medicines Agency panel on Friday after the British drugmaker received a nod from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-gsk-dovato-ema/gsks-hiv-drug-wins-european-panel-thumbs-up-idUSKCN1S21RB2019-04-27
FRANKFURT The European Commissions push to implement a WiFi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germanys Volkswagen although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision NeutralFRANKFURT The European Commissions push to implement a WiFi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germanys Volkswagen although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-technology-explainer/explainer-betting-on-the-past-europe-decides-on-connected-car-standards-idUSKCN1RU2142019-04-19
The European Commission said Google had an unfair advantage by preinstalling its Chrome browser and Google search app on Android smartphones and notebooks NegativeBRUSSELS Users of Android devices in Europe will be able to choose rival browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday a senior Google executive said as the company tries to quell EU antitrust concerns and stave off fresh penalties http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-lets-android-users-in-europe-choose-rival-browsers-search-engines-idUSKCN1RU1872019-04-19
STRASBOURG France Britain should use the next few months to cool down and its decision to leave the European Union the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission Frans Timmermans said on Wednesday PositiveSTRASBOURG France Britain should use the next few months to cool down and its decision to leave the European Union the socialist candidate to head the next European Commission Frans Timmermans said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-timmermans/uk-should-cool-down-drop-brexit-socialist-candidate-to-head-eu-commission-idUSKCN1RT27B2019-04-18
STRASBOURG The European Commissions push for a wifibased standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward on Wednesday after EU lawmakers endorsed wifi over 5G technology promoted by BMW and Qualcomm PositiveSTRASBOURG The European Commissions push for a wifibased standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward on Wednesday after EU lawmakers endorsed wifi over 5G technology promoted by BMW and Qualcomm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-technology/eu-lawmakers-back-wifi-based-car-standard-in-win-for-volkswagen-idUSKCN1RT1X92019-04-18
BRUSSELS April 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS April 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N21Z3JI2019-04-18
Paris has been European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told lawmakers promising EU PositiveSTRASBOURG The devastation of Pariss Notre Dame cathedral is blow to all Europe and all Europe will contribute to its rebuilding leaders of the European Union declared on Tuesday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-notredame-eu/europe-wounded-by-notre-dame-fire-eu-pledges-help-idUSKCN1RS0QS2019-04-17
BRUSSELS April 16 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS April 16 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N21Y4N72019-04-17
The European Commission has said it is willing to discuss cars as part of the industrial goods talks but not agriculture PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is ready to start talks on a trade agreement with the United States and aims to conclude a deal before yearend European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-says-it-is-ready-to-launch-u-s-trade-talks-but-without-agriculture-idUSKCN1RR0OZ2019-04-16
FRANKFURT The bosses of BMW and Deutsche Telekom have urged the German government to take action to block a European Commission proposal that would set a WiFibased standard for connected cars NegativeFRANKFURT The bosses of BMW and Deutsche Telekom have urged the German government to take action to block a European Commission proposal that would set a WiFibased standard for connected cars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-technology/german-bosses-urge-government-to-stop-eu-proposal-on-connected-cars-idUSKCN1RR1OW2019-04-16
BRUSSELS April 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS April 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N21X4HF2019-04-16
EU governments on Monday backed the move launched by the European Commission two years ago to protect Europes creative industries which employ 11 NegativeBRUSSELS Google will have to pay publishers for news snippets and Facebook filter out protected content under new copyright rules aimed at ensuring fair compensation for the European Unions trillion creative industries http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-copyright/eu-approves-tougher-eu-copyright-rules-in-blow-to-google-facebook-idUSKCN1RR0NY2019-04-16
The Maltese government said that through the coordination of the European Commission the migrants will be redistributed among Germany France Portugal and Luxembourg PositiveVALLETTA Four European Union countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants rescued by the German ship Alan Kurdi and stranded at sea for almost two weeks the Maltese government announced on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-malta/four-eu-countries-to-take-rescued-migrants-after-med-standoff-idUSKCN1RP06J2019-04-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission has drawn up a list of U.S. imports worth around 20 billion euros PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission has drawn up a list of U.S. imports worth around 20 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-exclusive/exclusive-eu-tariffs-to-target-20-billion-euros-of-u-s-imports-diplomats-idUSKCN1RO1VK2019-04-13
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it had approved Japanese firm Nidecs planned purchase of U.S. white goods maker Whirlpool Corps compressor subsidiary Embraco subject to conditions PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it had approved Japanese firm Nidecs planned purchase of U.S. white goods maker Whirlpool Corps compressor subsidiary Embraco subject to conditions http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-whirlpool-m-a-nidec-eu/eu-clears-nidec-purchase-of-whirlpool-unit-subject-to-conditions-idUSKCN1RO1PN2019-04-13
In February the European Commission blocked the sale of the flat rolled products business which has annual sales of about 1 NegativeSANTIAGO The chief executive of Germanys Aurubis AG said uncertainty caused by the U.SChina trade war and Brexit had hit its copper products business but that longterm demand would be rescued by higher use in electric vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chile-mining-aurubis/aurubis-copper-business-hit-by-u-s-china-trade-war-and-brexit-idUSKCN1RN22R2019-04-12
The European Commission which is looking into Swedish music streaming service Spotifys complaint that Apple abuses its position said the Dutch investigation was in line with its own case NegativeBRUSSELS Apple already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny on Thursday became the target of a Dutch investigation for allegedly favoring its own apps on its popular App Store http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-apple-antitrust-netherlands/apple-in-dutch-antitrust-spotlight-for-allegedly-promoting-own-apps-idUSKCN1RN2152019-04-12
The European Commission said it had started to draw up plans to retaliate over subsidies for U.S. planemaker Boeing NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries gave initial clearance on Thursday to start formal trade talks with the United States EU sources said a move designed but not guaranteed to smooth strained relations between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-clears-way-for-start-of-formal-trade-talks-with-u-s-idUSKCN1RN1Z22019-04-12
BRUSSELS April 11 A Dutch antitrust investigation into whether Apple unfairly favours its own apps is in line with the European Unions own ongoing scrutiny of Spotifys complaint against the iPhone maker the European Commission said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS April 11 A Dutch antitrust investigation into whether Apple unfairly favours its own apps is in line with the European Unions own ongoing scrutiny of Spotifys complaint against the iPhone maker the European Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/apple-antitrust-netherlands/eu-regulators-say-dutch-apple-probe-complements-their-own-investigation-idUSL8N21T56K2019-04-12
All three companies have pledged to the European Commission to crack down on fake news to avoid heavyhanded legislation NegativeBRUSSELS Twitter launched on Wednesday an emoji for the European Parliament elections in May seeking to provide a visual link to channel conversations around a vote set to affect the European Union in the coming years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-twitter/twitter-launches-emoji-for-eu-election-in-may-idUSKCN1RM03D2019-04-10
BRUSSELS Telecoms lobbying group GSMA stepped up pressure on Tuesday on EU lawmakers to reject a European Commission push for a wifibased standard for cars saying that it was an old technology that would not reduce road accidents PositiveBRUSSELS Telecoms lobbying group GSMA stepped up pressure on Tuesday on EU lawmakers to reject a European Commission push for a wifibased standard for cars saying that it was an old technology that would not reduce road accidents http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-technology/telco-lobby-urges-eu-lawmakers-to-spurn-push-for-wifi-car-standard-idUSKCN1RL2MH2019-04-10
In response the European Commission said earlier Tuesday it had started to draw up plans to retaliate over Boeing subsidies NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to impose U.S. tariffs on billion worth of European Union products heightening tensions over a longrunning transatlantic aircraft subsidy dispute and opening a new front in his global trade war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/in-new-attack-trump-threatens-more-tariffs-against-european-union-idUSKCN1RL12E2019-04-10
Bury a familyowned company with production plants in Germany Poland and Mexico said it had filed a complaint to the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS German electronics firm Bury has asked European Union antitrust regulators to investigate Nokias licensing practices on patents essential to car communications the second such complaint after Daimler http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-nokia-bury-antitrust/german-electronics-firm-bury-asks-eu-to-probe-nokia-patent-use-idUSKCN1RL1I52019-04-10
BRUSSELS A key committee of EU lawmakers on Monday rejected a European Commission push for a wifibased technology for cars backing critics who support the alternative 5G standard NeutralBRUSSELS A key committee of EU lawmakers on Monday rejected a European Commission push for a wifibased technology for cars backing critics who support the alternative 5G standard http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-technology/key-eu-lawmaking-committee-votes-against-eu-wifi-based-car-standard-idUSKCN1RK2352019-04-09
BRUSSELS EU data protection authorities are investigating whether the European Commission and other EU institutions comply with the blocs strict data privacy rules in their software deals with Microsoft NegativeBRUSSELS EU data protection authorities are investigating whether the European Commission and other EU institutions comply with the blocs strict data privacy rules in their software deals with Microsoft http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-microsoft-dataprotection/eu-data-supervisor-probes-eu-bodies-software-deals-with-microsoft-idUSKCN1RK1FV2019-04-09
BUCHAREST Italy may be forced to freeze some of its planned public expenditures this year as the countrys growth is slower than forecast European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday NegativeBUCHAREST Italy may be forced to freeze some of its planned public expenditures this year as the countrys growth is slower than forecast European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eurozone-dombrovskis/eu-says-italys-slower-growth-might-trigger-spending-freeze-idUSKCN1RI08L2019-04-07
The European Commission will publish its new economic forecasts on May 7 NeutralBUCHAREST Italy may be forced to freeze some of its planned public expenditures this year as the countrys growth is slower than forecast European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eurozone-dombrovskis/eu-says-italys-slower-growth-might-trigger-spending-freeze-idUSKCN1RI08L2019-04-07
BUCHAREST Britains exit from the European Union is likely to be widely discussed at the meeting of the worlds G20 financial leaders in Washington next week the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday NeutralBUCHAREST Britains exit from the European Union is likely to be widely discussed at the meeting of the worlds G20 financial leaders in Washington next week the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-g20-brexit/brexit-seen-discussed-at-g20-next-week-eus-dombrovskis-idUSKCN1RI07V2019-04-07
BUCHAREST The Italian government and the European Commission have reached a provisional agreement to reimburse some investors who bought shares in failed banks an Italian official said in an unprecedented move that would soften EU rules on bank rescues PositiveBUCHAREST The Italian government and the European Commission have reached a provisional agreement to reimburse some investors who bought shares in failed banks an Italian official said in an unprecedented move that would soften EU rules on bank rescues http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/eu-rome-agree-draft-deal-to-soften-bail-in-rules-on-italy-banks-source-idUSKCN1RH1UC2019-04-07
BUCHAREST April 6 Britains exit from the European Union is likely to be widely discussed at the meeting of the worlds G20 financial leaders in Washington next week the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday PositiveBUCHAREST April 6 Britains exit from the European Union is likely to be widely discussed at the meeting of the worlds G20 financial leaders in Washington next week the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/imf-worldbank-g20-brexit/brexit-seen-discussed-at-g20-next-week-eus-dombrovskis-idUSL8N21O0782019-04-07
BUCHAREST EU antitrust regulators should consider forcing tech giants such as Google and Amazon to share their data with rivals rather than break them up three academics enlisted by the European Commission said on Thursday PositiveBUCHAREST EU antitrust regulators should consider forcing tech giants such as Google and Amazon to share their data with rivals rather than break them up three academics enlisted by the European Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-technology/force-tech-giants-to-share-data-rather-than-break-them-up-academics-idUSKCN1RG1IF2019-04-05
Vodafone said it was in constructive dialogue with the European Commission about the deal which also includes operations in Hungary and Romania PositiveThe European Union has not raised any major concerns about the impact on Germanys cable market of Vodafone buying Liberty Globals assets sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday improving the chances of the deal going ahead http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-liberty-global-m-a-vodafone-eu/eu-has-no-major-concerns-in-germany-over-vodafone-liberty-deal-sources-idUSKCN1RE1852019-04-03
BRUSSELS Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their planned steel joint venture the European Commission said on Tuesday PositiveBRUSSELS Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their planned steel joint venture the European Commission said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tata-steel-m-a-thyssenkrupp-eu/thyssenkrupp-tata-steel-offer-concessions-to-allay-eu-concerns-idUSKCN1RD36S2019-04-02
MILAN The European Union has had a lot of patience with Britain over Brexit but patience runs out the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said in an interview on Italian state TV RAI on Sunday NegativeMILAN The European Union has had a lot of patience with Britain over Brexit but patience runs out the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said in an interview on Italian state TV RAI on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-juncker-brexit/eu-has-been-patient-over-brexit-but-patience-runs-out-juncker-idUSKCN1RC0SY2019-04-01
Manfred Webers bid to succeed JeanClaude Juncker as president of the European Commission the EUs executive NeutralBRUSSELS The centre right is set to remain the biggest political group in the European Parliament according to the assemblys latest forecast of results from the upcoming elections despite gains by eurosceptic nationalist parties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election/centre-right-to-top-european-parliament-vote-edging-out-nationalists-poll-idUSKCN1RA0VB2019-03-30
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday said a nodeal Brexit on April 12 was now after UK parliament rejected for the third time British Prime Minister Theresa Mays divorce deal with the European Union NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday said a nodeal Brexit on April 12 was now after UK parliament rejected for the third time British Prime Minister Theresa Mays divorce deal with the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-commission-says-no-deal-brexit-on-april-12-likely-idUSKCN1RA1SC2019-03-30
Final approval depends on the European Commission which generally follows recommendations from the Committee on Human Medicinal Products NeutralA European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended a conditional marketing approval for a gene therapy from Bluebird Bio Inc as a genetic blood disorder treatment setting the stage for the U.S. biotech to win its first regulatory nod http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-bluebird-bio-ema-zynteglo/ema-panel-recommends-approval-of-bluebird-bios-first-gene-therapy-idUSKCN1RA1AV2019-03-29
BRUSSELS March 28 Consumer sentiment in Britain fell to its lowest point in more than five years in March the month the country was due to leave the European Union a European Commission survey of EU business and consumer confidence showed on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS March 28 Consumer sentiment in Britain fell to its lowest point in more than five years in March the month the country was due to leave the European Union a European Commission survey of EU business and consumer confidence showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-sentiment/uk-consumer-sentiment-falls-to-five-year-low-eu-survey-idUSL8N21F2EX2019-03-28
STRASBOURG EU nations will be required to share data on 5G cybersecurity risks and produce measures to tackle them by the end of the year the European Commission said on Tuesday shunning U.S. calls to ban Chinas Huawei Technologies across the bloc NegativeSTRASBOURG EU nations will be required to share data on 5G cybersecurity risks and produce measures to tackle them by the end of the year the European Commission said on Tuesday shunning U.S. calls to ban Chinas Huawei Technologies across the bloc http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-security-eu/eu-demands-scrutiny-of-5g-risks-but-no-bloc-wide-huawei-ban-idUSKCN1R71VK2019-03-27
The European Parliaments approval is the final step in a process which the European Commission kicked off two years ago NeutralBRUSSELS Europes creative industries are urging EU lawmakers to back a proposed overhaul of the blocs copyright rules putting them at odds with internet activists who oppose a requirement to install filters to block copyright material http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-copyright/eu-copyright-reforms-pit-creative-industry-against-internet-activists-consumers-idUSKCN1R61ZM2019-03-26
The European Commission has dismissed the claims as fiction NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbans government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies he suggested on Sunday as his nationalist Fidesz party gears up for European Parliament elections due on May 26 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-orban/hungary-could-resume-anti-eu-campaigns-says-pm-orban-idUSKCN1R50GV2019-03-25
Orban has also leveled criticism at European Commission First VicePresident Frans Timmermans the European Socialist candidate to suceed Juncker after the May elections NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbans government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies he suggested on Sunday as his nationalist Fidesz party gears up for European Parliament elections due on May 26 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-orban/hungary-could-resume-anti-eu-campaigns-says-pm-orban-idUSKCN1R50GV2019-03-25
In addition Ireland would apply to the European Commission for exceptional aid Market Organisation rules covering agricultural products Creed said PositiveWEXFORD Ireland Irelands agriculture minister Michael Creed on Saturday promised farmers a aid package if they suffer losses as a result of new UK tariffs under a nodeal Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/ireland-promises-substantial-aid-to-farmers-in-no-deal-brexit-idUSKCN1R40M82019-03-24
BRUSSELS Italy is considering compensation claims against the European Commission for the strict interpretation it gave to EU banking rules the Italian prime minister said on Friday after a landmark EU ruling this week over a bank rescue NegativeBRUSSELS Italy is considering compensation claims against the European Commission for the strict interpretation it gave to EU banking rules the Italian prime minister said on Friday after a landmark EU ruling this week over a bank rescue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-italy-tercas/italy-considering-compensation-claim-against-eu-over-bank-rescue-conte-idUSKCN1R325Q2019-03-24
The European Commission has said it is assessing the judgment and its consequences on future interventions NeutralBRUSSELS Italy is considering compensation claims against the European Commission for the strict interpretation it gave to EU banking rules the Italian prime minister said on Friday after a landmark EU ruling this week over a bank rescue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-italy-tercas/italy-considering-compensation-claim-against-eu-over-bank-rescue-conte-idUSKCN1R325Q2019-03-24
The European Commission has said it will come up with a recommendation about 5G after the EU summit PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders called for an end to naivety on Friday in relations with Beijing and said China was a competitor whose markets were not sufficiently open although they did not spell out specifically what they planned to do http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china/eu-leaders-call-for-end-to-naivety-in-relations-with-china-idUSKCN1R31H32019-03-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to ban Huawei Technologies four people familiar with the matter said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will next week urge EU countries to share more data to tackle cybersecurity risks related to 5G networks but will ignore U.S. calls to ban Huawei Technologies four people familiar with the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-huawei-tech-exclusive/exclusive-eu-to-drop-threat-of-huawei-ban-but-wants-5g-risks-monitored-sources-idUSKCN1R32K32019-03-23
Seznam which attracts as much advertising spend as Google in the Czech Republic took its grievance to the European Commission nearly three years ago NegativeBRUSSELS Czech search engine Seznam urged Google on Friday to disclose more details about its plan to boost rival search apps in Android smartphones saying it continued to lose users due to what it said were Googles anticompetitive practices http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-google-seznam/google-rival-wants-more-details-about-googles-android-proposal-idUSKCN1R32MO2019-03-23
The European Commission said Google a division of Alphabet had prevented third parties using its AdSense advertising service from displaying search advertisements from Googles competitors NegativeBRUSSELS Google was hit with a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google/googles-decade-long-antitrust-battle-in-europe-idUSKCN1R125E2019-03-21
2013 Lobbying group FairSearch files a complaint about Googles Android business practices to the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Google was hit with a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google/googles-decade-long-antitrust-battle-in-europe-idUSKCN1R125E2019-03-21
Nov 30 2010 European Commission opens investigation into allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online searches following 18 complaints NegativeBRUSSELS Google was hit with a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google/googles-decade-long-antitrust-battle-in-europe-idUSKCN1R125E2019-03-21
Nov 3 2009 British price comparison site Foundem complains about Googles online search to the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Google was hit with a 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google/googles-decade-long-antitrust-battle-in-europe-idUSKCN1R125E2019-03-21
He did not comment specifically on the European Commissions 1 NeutralBRUSSELS Google has made and will make a number of changes to address EU antitrust regulators concerns that it unfairly promoted its shopping service and hindered rivals of its Android smartphone operating system a senior executive said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-reaction/google-says-it-is-complying-with-eu-antitrust-orders-idUSKCN1R11D82019-03-21
The European Commission said Alphabet unit Google had used its search engine market power to unfairly promote its own comparison shopping service NegativeBRUSSELS Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-seeking-to-promote-rivals-to-stave-off-eu-antitrust-action-idUSKCN1QZ2AN2019-03-19
We are addressing it and we are following all the proposals that are made by the European Commission on dealing with the he said PositiveBERLIN Germany is addressing its current account surplus which has been criticized by many other countries Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-politics-scholz-surplus/germany-dealing-with-current-account-surplus-says-finance-minister-idUSKCN1QZ1HG2019-03-19
BERLIN The European Union and authorities around the world will have to regulate big technology and social media companies at some stage to protect citizens the deputy head of the European Commission said on Monday PositiveBERLIN The European Union and authorities around the world will have to regulate big technology and social media companies at some stage to protect citizens the deputy head of the European Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tech-regulation/tech-giants-will-have-to-be-regulated-in-future-eus-timmermans-idUSKCN1QZ1RT2019-03-19
In a list of criteria published on Wednesday the European Commission concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysia on Saturday threatened to bring a World Trade Organization challenge if the European Union goes ahead with recommendations to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-biofuels/malaysia-threatens-wto-challenge-to-eus-move-to-drop-palm-biofuel-idUSKCN1QX0DW2019-03-18
Earlier this week the European Commission branded Beijing a systemic and called on European Union leaders to back its ideas to curb Chinese stateowned enterprises NegativeROME The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy transporting goods skills and ideas half way around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-china-analysis/italys-drive-to-join-chinas-belt-and-road-hits-potholes-idUSKCN1QW1E22019-03-18
BRUSSELS It is not enough for the British parliament to vote against leaving the European Union without a deal the European Commission said on Wednesday noting that to prevent such an option Britain had to actually accept some kind of a deal NegativeBRUSSELS It is not enough for the British parliament to vote against leaving the European Union without a deal the European Commission said on Wednesday noting that to prevent such an option Britain had to actually accept some kind of a deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission-reaction/voting-against-no-deal-brexit-is-not-enough-uk-has-to-agree-to-a-deal-eu-idUSKCN1QU2SD2019-03-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-biofuels/eu-singles-out-palm-oil-for-removal-from-transport-fuel-idUSKBN1QU1G92019-03-14
The European Commission said last week it would look into concerns about the deals impact on retail and network activities in Europe NeutralESSEN E.ON chief executive Johannes Teyssen said on Wednesday he was not planning for a negative assessment of the planned asset takeover of rival Innogy by EU antitrust regulators http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-e-on-results-cartelcheck/e-on-chief-executive-says-he-is-not-considering-plan-b-in-eu-merger-probe-idUSKBN1QU1E32019-03-14
The EPP groups around 80 parties across Europe and is currently the biggest bloc in the European Parliament which means it can name the president of the executive European Commission NeutralBUDAPEST Crunch talks on Tuesday between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and European Peoples Party leader Manfred Weber have failed to resolve their differences meaning expulsion of Orbans Fidesz from the centerright grouping is still possible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-weber-orban/epps-weber-says-problems-with-hungarys-fidesz-not-solved-idUSKBN1QT20B2019-03-13
BRUSSELS The European Commission set out a 10point plan on Tuesday for more balanced economic relations with China urging EU leaders to back its ideas to curb Chinese stateowned enterprises and increase their guard against cybersecurity threats NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission set out a 10point plan on Tuesday for more balanced economic relations with China urging EU leaders to back its ideas to curb Chinese stateowned enterprises and increase their guard against cybersecurity threats http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china/eu-sets-out-10-point-plan-to-balance-china-economic-ties-idUSKBN1QT2BG2019-03-13
LONDON March 12 Irish shares outperformed the rest of the euro zone on Tuesday after European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed a new Brexit withdrawal deal to cope with misgivings about the controversial Irish backstop Positivea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/irish-shares-lead-europe-after-may-wins-brexit-assurances-idUSL8N20Z1MK2019-03-13
BRUSSELS March 11 European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and British Prime Minsiter Theresa May will hold a joint news conference on Monday evening in Strasbourg after their latest Brexit talks a spokeswoman for the former said PositiveBRUSSELS March 11 European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and British Prime Minsiter Theresa May will hold a joint news conference on Monday evening in Strasbourg after their latest Brexit talks a spokeswoman for the former said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-eu-presser/joint-news-conference-by-uk-pm-may-eus-juncker-suggest-brexit-progress-idUSL8N20Y6UK2019-03-12
ZURICH Roche has received European Commission approval for its Tecentriq drug in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy as an initial treatment for people with a specific type of lung cancer the Swiss pharma company said on Friday PositiveZURICH Roche has received European Commission approval for its Tecentriq drug in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy as an initial treatment for people with a specific type of lung cancer the Swiss pharma company said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-roche-lungcancer/roche-gets-european-approval-for-tecentriq-combo-vs-lung-cancer-idUSKCN1QP0JJ2019-03-09
Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel will not go very far in concessions to gain approval for a planned steel venture four people familiar with the matter said adding their offer might not be enough to satisfy the European Commission NegativeThyssenkrupp and Tata Steel will not go very far in concessions to gain approval for a planned steel venture four people familiar with the matter said adding their offer might not be enough to satisfy the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thyssenkrupp-tata-steel-jointventure/exclusive-thyssen-tata-on-collision-course-with-europe-over-jv-sources-idUSKCN1QO1PW2019-03-08
ESMA and the European Commission may yet give formal reassurance on crossborder stock and derivatives trading ahead of Brexit industry officials said PositiveLONDON The European Unions markets watchdog has ruled out the need for measures to avoid potential disruption in certain crossborder derivatives contracts if Britain leaves the bloc this month without a deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-derivatives/eu-watchdog-holds-fire-on-derivatives-action-under-no-deal-brexit-idUSKCN1QO1IO2019-03-08
The decision will force the European Commission to prepare a new list NegativeBRUSSELS The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of being lax on terrorist financing and money laundering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-states-block-blacklisting-saudi-panama-over-dirty-money-idUSKCN1QO15M2019-03-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission asked the European Unions top court on Thursday to impose fines on Greece for failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture in compliance with an earlier court ruling NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission asked the European Unions top court on Thursday to impose fines on Greece for failing to protect its waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agriculture in compliance with an earlier court ruling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-eu-pollution/eu-asks-court-to-fine-greece-over-nitrate-pollution-of-water-idUSKCN1QO1C02019-03-08
March 4 story corrects to remove Vestagers reference to carmakers following clarification from the European Commission in paragraph Adds word for clarification in paragraph NeutralMarch 4 story corrects to remove Vestagers reference to carmakers following clarification from the European Commission in paragraph Adds word for clarification in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-autos/eu-antitrust-boss-studying-car-repairs-market-but-no-investigation-idUSKCN1QL1UD2019-03-07
Traders said the stocks were also hurt by an article in Handelsblatt saying the European Commission is preparing fines on German carmakers in an ongoing antitrust investigation NegativeLONDON European shares stalled on Wednesday as weak results from the troubled autos sector dragged the market down and investors confidence in a rally that has sent stocks shooting up this year showed signs of fraying http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/sliding-car-stocks-drag-europe-down-as-investors-hit-the-brakes-idUSKCN1QN0WV2019-03-07
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker accused Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of coming within a hairs of peddling falsehoods and said those who spread lies for domestic gain do not belong in the European Peoples Party NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker accused Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of coming within a hairs of peddling falsehoods and said those who spread lies for domestic gain do not belong in the European Peoples Party http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-epp-juncker/eus-juncker-hits-out-at-hungary-pm-over-party-group-membership-idUSKCN1QM25S2019-03-06
In a Statement of the European Commission said it believed bond traders may have illegally shared commercially sensitive information and coordinated trading strategies mainly through online chatrooms NegativeNEW YORK Bank of America Corp and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc have been sued by investors in the United States over their alleged roles in a conspiracy among eight banks to rig prices in the http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-bonds-lawsuit-rigging/bank-of-america-rbs-sued-in-u-s-over-euro-bond-cartel-idUSKCN1QM1ST2019-03-06
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc and its buyer Marsh McLennan Cos Inc have offered to sell JLTs global aerospace unit to get a green light from the European Commission for the takeover the British insurance broker said on Monday PositiveJardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc and its buyer Marsh McLennan Cos Inc have offered to sell JLTs global aerospace unit to get a green light from the European Commission for the takeover the British insurance broker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jlt-divestiture-ajg/jlt-marsh-offer-to-sell-unit-to-ease-eu-concerns-idUSKCN1QL0Y62019-03-05
BRUSSELS Poland should refrain from building a canal on its Baltic coast before it gets approval from European Commission an EU official said after Warsaw failed to assuage the blocs concerns about the project during talks in Brussels on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS Poland should refrain from building a canal on its Baltic coast before it gets approval from European Commission an EU official said after Warsaw failed to assuage the blocs concerns about the project during talks in Brussels on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-vistulaspit/eu-says-poland-cannot-build-baltic-canal-without-approval-idUSKCN1QI56C2019-03-03
The European Commission which checks policies and projects by EU states against the blocs laws has raised concerns about the planned canal some of them environmental NegativeBRUSSELS Poland should refrain from building a canal on its Baltic coast before it gets approval from European Commission an EU official said after Warsaw failed to assuage the blocs concerns about the project during talks in Brussels on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-vistulaspit/eu-says-poland-cannot-build-baltic-canal-without-approval-idUSKCN1QI56C2019-03-03
Saudi Arabia a major importer of EU weapons and goods had lobbied against being branded a country as had been proposed by the blocs executive European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS European Union member states unanimously rejected on Friday a proposal to blacklist Saudi Arabia and four U.S. territories for lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-states-block-putting-saudi-arabia-u-s-territories-on-dirty-money-list-idUSKCN1QI4RZ2019-03-03
BRUSSELS Google Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news three months before key European elections the European Commission said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS Google Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news three months before key European elections the European Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tech-fakenews/google-facebook-twitter-fail-to-live-up-to-fake-news-pledge-idUSKCN1QH1O52019-03-01
MILAN The European Commission is unlikely to open an infringement procedure against Italy for public finance slippage but will probably request a correction of this years budget daily La Repubblica reported NegativeMILAN The European Commission is unlikely to open an infringement procedure against Italy for public finance slippage but will probably request a correction of this years budget daily La Repubblica reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-budget/italy-likely-to-avoid-eu-infringement-procedure-paper-idUSKCN1QH0PZ2019-02-28
The GfK survey was carried out on behalf of the European Commission between Feb NeutralLONDON British households are showing stoicism as the country heads for Brexit a market research company said on Thursday as its measure of consumer confidence edged up in February http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-economy-consumersentiment/uk-consumer-morale-edges-up-from-five-year-low-as-brexit-uncertainty-persists-idUSKCN1QH00Q2019-02-28
BRUSSELS As the European Commission ponders whether the European Union needs rules for cryptoassets and trading in virtual currencies EU states are moving ahead with their own regulations with the smallest of them Malta leading the pack PositiveBRUSSELS As the European Commission ponders whether the European Union needs rules for cryptoassets and trading in virtual currencies EU states are moving ahead with their own regulations with the smallest of them Malta leading the pack http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-eu-cryptoassets/malta-leads-on-cryptoassets-regulation-while-eu-ponders-idUSKCN1QF1SX2019-02-27
The European Commission is weighing whether to impose what would amount to a defacto ban on Huawei sources in Brussels have told Reuters NegativeBARCELONA The telecoms industry is acutely aware of the need to ensure that evermore complex mobile networks are safe the head of its main lobby group told Reuters as debate swirls over whether to bar some equipment vendors on national security grounds http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld/telecoms-industry-sees-need-to-tighten-network-security-regardless-of-huawei-idUSKCN1QF1232019-02-27
Australia and New Zealand have stopped operators using Huawei equipment in their networks and the European Commission is considering a de facto ban NegativeMADRID Leading telecoms companies gather in Barcelona this weekend for their main annual trade fair under the shadow of a bitter clash between the United States and China over network security for the next generation of mobile services http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-mobileworld/huawei-security-row-overshadows-annual-telecoms-gathering-idUSKCN1QD0WF2019-02-25
BRUSSELS The Czech Republic is free to take the necessary steps against the risk of imports of Polish beef that could be infected with salmonella but the measures have to be proportionate to the risk the European Commission said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The Czech Republic is free to take the necessary steps against the risk of imports of Polish beef that could be infected with salmonella but the measures have to be proportionate to the risk the European Commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-poland-beef-commission/up-to-czechs-to-act-against-risk-of-infected-polish-beef-imports-commission-idUSKCN1QB1A42019-02-23
The European Commission which is scheduled to decide on the deal by Feb NeutralBRUSSELS German utility RWE will win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy the renewables businesses of E.ON and Innogy in a deal that will reshape the German energy market people familiar with the matter said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-e-on-m-a-rwe-eu-exclusive/exclusive-rwe-to-win-eu-okay-to-buy-e-on-innogy-renewables-businesses-idUSKCN1QA15T2019-02-22
BRUSSELS The provision in Britains EU divorce deal aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland is temporary European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May said after a meeting in Brussels NeutralBRUSSELS The provision in Britains EU divorce deal aimed at avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland is temporary European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May said after a meeting in Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-may-statement/irish-backstop-is-temporary-may-and-juncker-say-idUSKCN1Q92Q92019-02-21
May was in Brussels on Wednesday for more talks with the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker PositiveMADRID The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britains exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-spain/eu-wont-renegotiate-brexit-deal-spain-foreign-ministry-source-idUSKCN1Q92842019-02-21
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening NeutralBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-breakthrough/eus-juncker-sees-no-brexit-breakthrough-in-wednesday-talks-with-pm-may-idUSKCN1Q92AJ2019-02-21
The main idea is that the new tool should set incentives and reward those countries that successfully implement economic reforms as recommended by the European Commission PositiveBERLIN Germany and France have broadly agreed a detailed proposal for a new euro zone budget and will present their final joint position in the coming days German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget/germany-france-close-to-deal-on-new-euro-zone-budget-idUSKCN1Q923K2019-02-21
Earlier on Tuesday reports said the Malthouse Compromise would not be included in Brexit talks between British Prime Minister May and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday NeutralLONDON Britain will pursue alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop the most contentious part of the Brexit withdrawal deal in its future trading relations with the European Union Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-compromise/uk-will-push-options-to-brexit-backstop-for-future-trading-idUSKCN1Q82OI2019-02-20
Grieg Seafood aims to be open transparent and forthcoming and will provide all necessary information requested by the European Commission DG Competition in its it said in a statement PositiveAntitrust regulators raided salmon farms in several European Union countries on Tuesday including some owned by Norways Mowi in a suspected cartel inquiry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-cartel/eu-raids-salmon-farmers-in-suspected-cartel-inquiry-idUSKCN1Q82AC2019-02-20
BERLIN The party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban should leave the mainstream European centerright grouping European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said comparing Orban to French farright leader Marine Le Pen NegativeBERLIN The party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban should leave the mainstream European centerright grouping European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said comparing Orban to French farright leader Marine Le Pen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-juncker/hungarys-ruling-party-doesnt-belong-in-europes-center-right-juncker-idUSKCN1Q82E92019-02-20
BERLIN If Britain asks for a delay to its departure from the European Union none of the existing members will stand in its way European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday NegativeBERLIN If Britain asks for a delay to its departure from the European Union none of the existing members will stand in its way European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/nobody-will-block-brexit-extension-juncker-says-idUSKCN1Q82DE2019-02-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission will take action against Poland if its government is harassing judges for consulting the European Court of Justice on the legality of Polish reforms Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will take action against Poland if its government is harassing judges for consulting the European Court of Justice on the legality of Polish reforms Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judges/eu-to-take-action-against-poland-if-judges-harassed-for-consulting-ecj-idUSKCN1Q81W32019-02-20
The European Commission has previously indicated that Facebooks issues could be better handled by privacy enforcers rather than by competition regulators NegativeBRUSSELS Facebook is not currently in EU regulators crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data Europes antitrust chief said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-facebook/eus-vestager-says-not-precluding-facebook-case-in-future-idUSKCN1Q828V2019-02-20
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa Mays meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday is an important stage in Brexit negotiations with the European Union her spokesman said on Tuesday NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa Mays meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday is an important stage in Brexit negotiations with the European Union her spokesman said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may/uk-pm-mays-spokesman-may-juncker-meeting-is-important-step-in-brexit-process-idUSKCN1Q81MG2019-02-20
BERLIN U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday PositiveBERLIN U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-expects-trump-to-refrain-from-imposing-higher-tariffs-on-cars-idUSKCN1Q71KO2019-02-19
BRUSSELS Feb 18 United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S. the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 18 United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S. the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-us-trade-juncker/u-s-tariffs-on-eu-cars-could-mean-eu-buying-less-u-s-soya-beans-and-gas-juncker-idUSB5N1XJ0212019-02-19
BRUSSELS Feb 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Feb 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N20D46M2019-02-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission has begun an investigation into whether Chinese producers are dumping steel vehicle wheels into Europe at excessively low prices the EU official journal said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has begun an investigation into whether Chinese producers are dumping steel vehicle wheels into Europe at excessively low prices the EU official journal said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-steel/eu-starts-investigation-into-chinese-steel-wheel-imports-idUSKCN1Q40Z12019-02-16
Under the plan developed as Chinese investments surged the European Commission will investigate foreign investments in critical sectors and give its view on whether they undermine European interests NegativeSTRASBOURG EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a farreaching system on Thursday to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments notably from China to protect strategic technologies and infrastructure in Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-investment/with-eyes-on-china-eu-lawmakers-back-investment-screening-idUSKCN1Q31JU2019-02-15
Proposed by the European Commission in April last year the platformtobusiness law is targeted at Google Play Apple App Store Microsoft Store Amazon Marketplace eBay and Fnac Marketplace NeutralBRUSSELS Google Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under new rules agreed by EU negotiators aimed at stopping unfair practices by online platforms and app stores http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech/google-amazon-among-those-targeted-in-eu-unfair-practices-digital-rules-idUSKCN1Q30ZY2019-02-15
The European Commission failed to prove that the Belgian tax break constituted aid said the ruling by the General Court the lower branch of the Court of Justice in Luxembourg NegativeBP BASF and more than 30 other multinationals stand to benefit after EU judges overturned an order demanding Belgium revoke a tax break http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxavoidance/belgium-tax-break-for-bp-others-upheld-by-eu-court-idUSKCN1Q311J2019-02-15
The European Commission in 2016 had ordered Belgium to recover some 700 million euros from companies which benefited from the scheme NegativeBP BASF and more than 30 other multinationals stand to benefit after EU judges overturned an order demanding Belgium revoke a tax break http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxavoidance/belgium-tax-break-for-bp-others-upheld-by-eu-court-idUSKCN1Q311J2019-02-15
Elsewhere the European Commissions crackdown on large companies avoiding tax has seen it order Ireland to recover some 13 billion euros from iPhone maker Apple NeutralBP BASF and more than 30 other multinationals stand to benefit after EU judges overturned an order demanding Belgium revoke a tax break http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxavoidance/belgium-tax-break-for-bp-others-upheld-by-eu-court-idUSKCN1Q311J2019-02-15
BRUSSELS Feb 14 A Belgian tax break which benefited about 35 large companies is legal an EU court said on Thursday giving a boost to Apple and other companies challenging similar findings by the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 14 A Belgian tax break which benefited about 35 large companies is legal an EU court said on Thursday giving a boost to Apple and other companies challenging similar findings by the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-taxavoidance/belgian-tax-break-for-large-companies-is-legal-eu-court-idUSB5N1XP00X2019-02-15
BRUSSELS Feb 14 EU countries the European Commission and EU lawmakers clinched a deal late Wednesday to curb the powers of companies such as Google and Apple Inc with new rules PositiveBRUSSELS Feb 14 EU countries the European Commission and EU lawmakers clinched a deal late Wednesday to curb the powers of companies such as Google and Apple Inc with new rules http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-tech/eu-agrees-to-curb-unfair-practices-by-tech-giants-booking-sites-idUSL5N2076RF2019-02-15
Exceptions were only possible under strict the European Commission said adding it would play a decisive role NeutralThe European Union reached a provisional deal on Wednesday on new rules governing import gas pipelines casting doubt over the operating structure of Russias planned Nord Stream 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-gazprom/eu-gas-pipeline-rules-could-slow-russias-nord-stream-2-idUSKCN1Q20QM2019-02-14
The European Commission is considering a de facto ban on Huaweis 5G network equipment due to security concerns NegativeWARSAW U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised Poland on Wednesday for its commitment to protecting the telecoms sector from as part of a concerted push by the United States to convince its allies to exclude tech giant Huawei from telecoms projects http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-europe-poland/pence-praises-polands-actions-on-huawei-as-u-s-pressure-mounts-idUSKCN1Q22IX2019-02-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission announced plans on Tuesday to keep the rail link with Britain through the Channel Tunnel open on current terms for three months after a nodeal Brexit in an effort to minimize disruption expected from any abrupt split PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission announced plans on Tuesday to keep the rail link with Britain through the Channel Tunnel open on current terms for three months after a nodeal Brexit in an effort to minimize disruption expected from any abrupt split http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-channeltunnel/eu-announces-plans-to-keep-channel-tunnel-rail-link-open-after-no-deal-brexit-idUSKCN1Q11XE2019-02-13
The European Commission said its investigation showed that there would still be strong competition in the market following the deal PositiveBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators on Tuesday cleared Air FranceKLM Delta Air Lines and Virgin Group to acquire joint control over Virgin Atlantic saying they did not see any competition concerns http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginatlantic-m-a-airfranceklm-eu/eu-clears-air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal-over-virgin-atlantic-idUSKCN1Q11YS2019-02-13
Alstoms unions were worried that a merger with Siemens would lead to the bleeding of jobs in France but acknowledged the European Commissions veto was only a shortterm reprieve NegativeBELFORT France After four decades on the production line at French trainmaker Alstom Claude Gemino had little sympathy for Emmanuel Macron when Brussels scotched the French presidents hopes of creating a European rail champion http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-politics/few-tears-shed-by-french-workers-after-macrons-alstom-dream-is-blocked-idUSKCN1Q10MD2019-02-13
BRUSSELS The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out but environmentalists criticized it on Monday for allowing a number of exceptions NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out but environmentalists criticized it on Monday for allowing a number of exceptions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-biofuels/eu-targets-palm-oil-for-road-fuel-phase-out-but-with-exemptions-idUSKCN1Q021Q2019-02-12
BRUSSELS Feb 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Feb 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N2064T92019-02-12
The EU now has to reconcile its stance with that of the European Commission and the European Parliament NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions effort to rewrite twodecade old copyright rules to take into account online platforms such as Alphabet Incs Google moved a step forward on Friday when a majority of member countries agreed on a common position for talks with lawmakers next week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tech-ip/eu-countries-agree-on-copyright-reforms-deal-in-sight-next-week-idUSKCN1PX2FT2019-02-09
Germany and France want to overhaul EU mergers rules following the European Commissions veto of efforts by Siemens and Alstom to create a European rail champion to compete with larger foreign rivals PositiveGermany and France want to overhaul EU mergers rules following the European Commissions veto of efforts by Siemens and Alstom to create a European rail champion to compete with larger foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-m-a-antitrust-explainer/explainer-germany-france-face-hurdles-in-push-to-rewrite-eu-antitrust-rules-idUSKCN1PX1PM2019-02-09
30 that the European Commission was considering proposals that would ban Huawei from 5G networks but that work was at an early stage NegativeBANGKOK Thailand launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed on Friday even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building nextgeneration mobile networks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-thailand/thailand-launches-huawei-5g-test-bed-even-as-u-s-urges-allies-to-bar-chinese-gear-idUSKCN1PX0DY2019-02-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission slashed its forecasts for Italys economic growth in 2019 and 2020 on Thursday saying uncertainty over government policies and higher borrowing costs have pushed the country into a recession NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission slashed its forecasts for Italys economic growth in 2019 and 2020 on Thursday saying uncertainty over government policies and higher borrowing costs have pushed the country into a recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-forecasts-commission-italy/eu-cuts-italian-growth-outlook-says-government-caused-recession-idUSKCN1PW0ZM2019-02-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission sharply cut on Thursday its forecasts for euro zone economic growth this year and next because it expects the blocs largest countries to be held back by global trade tensions and an array of domestic challenges NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission sharply cut on Thursday its forecasts for euro zone economic growth this year and next because it expects the blocs largest countries to be held back by global trade tensions and an array of domestic challenges http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-forecasts-commission/eu-slashes-euro-zone-growth-outlook-expects-inflation-to-slow-idUSKCN1PW0ZQ2019-02-08
The European Commission is planning to name Saudi Arabia and Panama in a list of highrisk countries that fail to fight money laundering despite resistance from Germany France and the UK the Financial Times reported on Friday NegativeThe European Commission is planning to name Saudi Arabia and Panama in a list of highrisk countries that fail to fight money laundering despite resistance from Germany France and the UK the Financial Times reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering-saudi/eu-plans-to-add-saudi-arabia-panama-to-dirty-money-blacklist-ft-idUSKCN1PX0D92019-02-08
The European Commission We are closely following the work of the Bundeskartellamt both in the framework of the European Competition Network and through direct contacts PositiveBONN Germany Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a landmark ruling on Thursday that the worlds largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-germany/germany-to-restrict-facebooks-data-gathering-activities-idUSKCN1PW0SW2019-02-08
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker rammed home Tusks message saying the legal withdrawal agreement would not be reopened and May knew that PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union will make no new offer on Brexit and those who promoted Britains exit without any understanding of how to deliver it deserve a special place in European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/eu-rebuffs-may-says-no-plan-brexiteers-deserve-place-in-hell-idUSKCN1PV1892019-02-07
The European Commission on Thursday blocked Aurubis plan to sell the business to Germanys WielandWerke AG saying the move could have pushed up consumer prices NegativeHAMBURG Aurubis AG Europes biggest copper smelter said on Thursday it aimed to find a new buyer for its flat rolled products business or pursue other options for the unit after the EU Commission blocked its sale to a German producer http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aurubis-copper/aurubis-to-seek-new-buyer-for-rolled-products-unit-or-other-options-idUSKCN1PV1DZ2019-02-07
The European Commissions decision to block a tieup between Alstom and Germanys Siemens is fueling speculation over possible merger talks between the French rail business and Canadas Bombardier lifting both companies shares on Wednesday PositiveThe European Commissions decision to block a tieup between Alstom and Germanys Siemens is fueling speculation over possible merger talks between the French rail business and Canadas Bombardier lifting both companies shares on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-stocks/siemens-deal-collapse-fuels-alstom-bombardier-tie-up-talk-shares-rally-idUSKCN1PV1K92019-02-07
ZURICH Siemens said it regretted the European Commissions decision to block the merger of its rail business with Frances Alstom and would now assess all for the future of its own train operations NegativeZURICH Siemens said it regretted the European Commissions decision to block the merger of its rail business with Frances Alstom and would now assess all for the future of its own train operations http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu-siemens/siemens-regrets-european-decision-to-block-rail-merger-with-alstom-idUSKCN1PV1472019-02-07
BRUSSELS EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference in Brussels concerning two merger cases at around 1045 GMT the European Commission said on Wednesday without providing further details NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference in Brussels concerning two merger cases at around 1045 GMT the European Commission said on Wednesday without providing further details http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition/eu-competition-chief-to-give-news-conference-on-merger-cases-at-1045-gmt-idUSKCN1PV0UR2019-02-07
May will meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and then European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels on Thursday NeutralPrime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday to tell European Union leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of Britains divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly nodeal Brexit http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/british-pm-may-to-visit-brussels-in-search-of-a-brexit-deal-idUSKCN1PU16T2019-02-06
France aims to bring forward its competition proposals in coordination with Germany for when the European Commission receives a new mandate late this year the Finance Ministry source said NeutralPARIS France will make proposals in the coming months to overhaul the European Unions competition rules a Finance Ministry official said on Tuesday ahead of an expected rejection of a merger of Alstom and Siemens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-france/france-to-propose-overhaul-of-eu-competition-rules-ministry-official-idUSKCN1PU2362019-02-06
The revision of rules for privatelytraded or overthecounter derivatives also streamlines requirements for reporting transactions the blocs executive European Commission said in a statement NeutralLONDON Smaller firms will not have to clear their derivatives trades under changes to European Union rules agreed by the blocs lawmakers and member states on Tuesday to cut red tape http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-derivatives/eu-agrees-deal-to-ease-derivatives-rules-for-smaller-firms-idUSKCN1PU1ZY2019-02-06
European Commission Director General for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei told a CAPA summit in Doha the deal would help ensure open and fair markets PositiveDOHA Qatar and the European Union have agreed to terms for an open skies agreement expected to be signed this year the two sides said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-eu-airlines/qatar-eu-to-sign-open-skies-agreement-after-agreeing-terms-idUSKCN1PU0HW2019-02-06
LONDON Moves by the European Commission to make Britain charge valueadded tax on commodity derivatives trading will include ICE Futures Europe the London Platinum and Palladium Market and the London Metal Exchange trading sources say NeutralLONDON Moves by the European Commission to make Britain charge valueadded tax on commodity derivatives trading will include ICE Futures Europe the London Platinum and Palladium Market and the London Metal Exchange trading sources say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-commodities-eu-tax-britain/eu-moves-to-make-uk-charge-vat-on-commodity-trading-include-ice-europe-idUSKCN1PU1Q32019-02-06
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will receive British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday the spokesman for the blocs executive said NeutralBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will receive British Prime Minister Theresa May in Brussels on Thursday the spokesman for the blocs executive said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may/british-pm-may-to-travel-to-brussels-on-thursday-eu-idUSKCN1PU15B2019-02-06
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday the EU executive was not needlessly blocking corporate mergers a comment seemingly aimed at complaints in France and Germany over its expected rejection of a merger between Siemens and Alstoms rail businesses NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday the EU executive was not needlessly blocking corporate mergers a comment seemingly aimed at complaints in France and Germany over its expected rejection of a merger between Siemens and Alstoms rail businesses http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-juncker/juncker-rejects-gripes-that-eu-blocks-mergers-idUSKCN1PU0SY2019-02-06
Asked if Alstom could go back before the European Commission with a new project regarding Siemens PoupartLafarge No NeutralPARIS French train maker Alstom is unlikely to appeal against an expected rejection by European regulators of its planned deal with Siemens Alstom Chief Executive Henri PoupartLafarge told Le Figaro newspaper on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens/alstoms-ceo-unlikely-to-appeal-if-siemens-deal-rejected-le-figaro-idUSKCN1PU1KG2019-02-06
It is likely that the European Commissions teams its services will indeed propose to block the he added in an interview released on Tuesday by Le Figaro on its website NeutralPARIS French train maker Alstom is unlikely to appeal against an expected rejection by European regulators of its planned deal with Siemens Alstom Chief Executive Henri PoupartLafarge told Le Figaro newspaper on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens/alstoms-ceo-unlikely-to-appeal-if-siemens-deal-rejected-le-figaro-idUSKCN1PU1KG2019-02-06
The European Commission is expected to announce its ruling this week ahead of a Feb NeutralBRUSSELS As Siemens and Alstom face EU rejection of their plan to create a European rail champion to fight foreign rivals the lesson for other companies is to play up the domestic benefits of their merger deals and be prepared to sell assets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-regulator/merger-partners-need-to-look-closer-to-home-to-win-over-eu-regulators-idUSKCN1PT17B2019-02-05
DUBLIN The European Commission has agreed to compensate Irish farmers for a collapse in beef and dairy prices in the event of a nodeal Brexit the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper said quoting Irish government and EU sources PositiveDUBLIN The European Commission has agreed to compensate Irish farmers for a collapse in beef and dairy prices in the event of a nodeal Brexit the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper said quoting Irish government and EU sources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/eu-agrees-no-deal-brexit-compensation-for-irish-farmers-report-idUSKCN1PS06I2019-02-04
The European Commission is set this week to block the tieup a deal which Loiseau has said is necessary to let them compete against a much bigger Chinese rival NegativeThe European Commission is set this week to block the tieup a deal which Loiseau has said is necessary to let them compete against a much bigger Chinese rival http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-france/french-minister-says-eu-competition-rules-absurd-idUSKCN1PS0922019-02-04
The European Commission is weighing a defacto ban on Huaweis 5G network equipment for nextgeneration mobile networks due to security concerns sources told Reuters NegativeMobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed a crisis meeting to discuss a plan to ban Huawei 5G equipment in the European Union amid mounting industry concerns that such a move could set operators back by years http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-china-huawei-tech-europe-exclusiv/exclusive-mobile-network-operators-body-gsma-considers-crisis-meeting-over-huawei-idUSKCN1PR0DT2019-02-03
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the CHMPs recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months PositiveTeva Pharmaceutical Industries said a European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended approving migraine treatment Ajovy a drug that the company has been counting on to revive its fortune http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-teva-pharm-ind-ajovy-ema/tevas-migraine-drug-gets-eu-panel-nod-idUSKCN1PQ4PH2019-02-02
BERLIN Germanys transport minister has urged the European Commission in a letter to review its stringent limits on nitrogen dioxide pollution saying some doctors are questioning their health merits massselling Bild reported NegativeBERLIN Germanys transport minister has urged the European Commission in a letter to review its stringent limits on nitrogen dioxide pollution saying some doctors are questioning their health merits massselling Bild reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-emissions-scheuer/german-minister-wants-eu-to-review-limit-on-toxic-diesel-particles-idUSKCN1PO32I2019-01-31
There will be no more negotiations on the Withdrawal said Weyand a German senior civil servant at the European Commission reiterating the EU stance NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has a message for Prime Minister Theresa May as she plots a path out of the Brexit Britain needs to decide what it really wants but the negotiated divorce deal will not be reopened http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/eu-has-brexit-message-for-may-decide-what-you-want-idUSKCN1PM0LL2019-01-29
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday told France Inter radio there were no grounds for the European Commission to veto the proposed merger given the new concessions PositiveFrench Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday told France Inter radio there were no grounds for the European Commission to veto the proposed merger given the new concessions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-reviewing-concessions-from-siemens-and-alstom-on-rail-deal-idUSKCN1PL0EP2019-01-28
BERLIN The European Commission is reviewing lastminute changes from Alstom and Siemens aimed at getting a green light for the planned merger of their rail activities EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Reuters PositiveBERLIN The European Commission is reviewing lastminute changes from Alstom and Siemens aimed at getting a green light for the planned merger of their rail activities EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-reviewing-last-minute-concessions-from-siemens-and-alstom-on-rail-deal-idUSKCN1PL0EP2019-01-28
There is no remaining justification for a refusal by the European Commission of the merger PositiveAlstom and Siemens have just made fresh concessions to the European Le Maire told France Inter radio http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-france/french-finance-minister-says-no-grounds-now-for-eu-veto-of-alstom-siemens-rail-deal-idUSKCN1PL0D92019-01-28
Under the plan the European Commission would investigate foreign investments in critical sectors and offer opinions NegativeKONG China Three Gorges halted talks with EU regulators about its proposed 9 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-edp-m-a-china/china-three-gorges-halts-talks-with-eu-regulators-on-edp-takeover-sources-idUSKCN1PJ2CN2019-01-27
German company Siemens and French peer Alstom have said their deal aims to help them better deal with Chinas stateowned CRRC Corp Ltd an assertion dismissed by the European Commission PositiveBRUSSELS Siemens and Alstom on Friday beefed up concessions aimed at allaying EU antitrust concerns about their rail merger deal a person familiar with the matter said in a belated and possibly futile move to stave off an EU veto against the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens/siemens-alstom-sweeten-eu-antitrust-concessions-maybe-too-late-idUSKCN1PH1E32019-01-27
The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering two sources told Reuters on Friday NegativeThe European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax controls against terrorism financing and money laundering two sources told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-saudi-moneylaundering/eu-adds-saudi-arabia-to-draft-terrorism-financing-list-sources-idUSKCN1PJ23J2019-01-26
BRUSSELS The city of Brussels could be taken to court over its strict home sharing rules after the European Commission on Thursday said such rules are disproportionate in a move hailed by U.S. homerenting company Airbnb NegativeBRUSSELS The city of Brussels could be taken to court over its strict home sharing rules after the European Commission on Thursday said such rules are disproportionate in a move hailed by U.S. homerenting company Airbnb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-airbnb-belgium/eu-warns-brussels-city-on-strict-home-sharing-rules-in-boost-for-airbnb-idUSKCN1PI2P62019-01-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it was suing Britain over tax exemptions the country grants to some commodity markets waivers that Brussels considers in breach of European Union rules NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it was suing Britain over tax exemptions the country grants to some commodity markets waivers that Brussels considers in breach of European Union rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-tax/eu-sues-britain-over-tax-waivers-for-commodity-markets-idUSKCN1PI1FF2019-01-25
Vestager said the European Commission had looked indepth at CRRCs position in the global market PositivePARIS France and Germany raised pressure on the European Unions competition chief to approve the merger of Alstom and Siemens rail businesses warning that thwarting the proposed European champion would be a strategic error http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens/france-germany-step-up-pressure-over-alstom-siemens-deal-idUSKCN1PF0PK2019-01-22
PARIS The European Commission would make an economic error and political if it were to block the merger of Alstoms and Siemens rail businesses said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire shortly before meeting the EUs competition chief NegativePARIS The European Commission would make an economic error and political if it were to block the merger of Alstoms and Siemens rail businesses said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire shortly before meeting the EUs competition chief http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens/eu-veto-of-alstom-siemens-rail-tie-up-would-be-economic-error-france-idUSKCN1PF0PK2019-01-21
German conglomerate Siemens has already offered to license parts of its highspeed train business and sell parts of its signaling operations after the European Commission voiced concerns PositiveBRUSSELS Siemens http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-to-derail-siemens-alstoms-european-champion-plan-sources-idUSKCN1PC2AY2019-01-19
The European Commission said on Friday it had approved the acquisition by German chemical company BASF PositiveThe European Commission said on Friday it had approved the acquisition by German chemical company BASF http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-solvay-m-a-basf/basf-wins-eus-conditional-approval-for-purchase-of-solvays-nylon-business-idUSKCN1PC10J2019-01-19
Carige which is discussing with the European Commission the size timing and type of bond to issue could raise up to 3 billion euros PositiveCarige which is discussing with the European Commission the size timing and type of bond to issue could raise up to 3 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-italy-carige/italys-carige-could-get-green-light-for-state-backed-bond-issue-soon-minister-idUSKCN1PB1T32019-01-18
Carige which is discussing with the European Commission the size timing and type of bond to issue could raise up to 3 billion euros PositiveCarige which is discussing with the European Commission the size timing and type of bond to issue could raise up to 3 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-italy-carige/italys-carige-could-get-green-light-for-state-backed-bond-issue-soon-minister-idUSKCN1PB1T32019-01-18
The European Commissions move to extend its steel import restrictions threatens to force Turkish mills already buckling under the weight of U.S. tariffs to cut production further or in some cases close down sources said NegativeThe European Commissions move to extend its steel import restrictions threatens to force Turkish mills already buckling under the weight of U.S. tariffs to cut production further or in some cases close down sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-steeltariffs/eu-takes-aim-at-turkish-steel-sector-already-buckling-under-trump-tariffs-idUSKCN1PB1YQ2019-01-18
A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the outcome if the European Commission asked for more concessions NegativeMUNICH Siemens http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-siemens-alstom-m-a/siemens-rules-out-further-concessions-to-get-alstom-deal-approval-sources-idUSKCN1PB0YO2019-01-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission indicated on Friday that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on July 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-commission-election/eu-says-britain-must-hold-european-elections-if-no-brexit-before-july-2-idUSKCN1PC1BF2019-01-18
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will talk to British Prime Minister Theresa May on the telephone later on Friday a Commission spokesman said PositiveBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will talk to British Prime Minister Theresa May on the telephone later on Friday a Commission spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eu-executive-head-juncker-to-talk-to-british-pm-on-friday-idUSKCN1PC1942019-01-18
But he also said it was the European Commissions responsibility to review the antitrust implications of the FrancoGerman deal NeutralBut he also said it was the European Commissions responsibility to review the antitrust implications of the FrancoGerman deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-germany/germany-says-siemens-alstom-deal-to-help-european-rail-industry-compete-idUSKCN1PA2QU2019-01-17
98 from the European Commission said it was pleased the court agreed that the company had been given a fair hearing PositiveUPS which has said it is seeking 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-ups/eu-court-paves-way-for-2-billion-ups-claim-as-annuls-tnt-bid-veto-idUSKCN1PA13R2019-01-17
PARIS The European Commission would be making a mistake if it blocks the merger between Siemenss NegativePARIS The European Commission would be making a mistake if it blocks the merger between Siemenss http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-france/france-says-eu-would-be-wrong-to-block-siemens-alstom-deal-idUSKCN1PA1RM2019-01-17
BRUSSELS The European Commission is willing to accept a deal with producers of Argentine biodiesel to settle a longrunning trade dispute over imports of the product into Europe PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission is willing to accept a deal with producers of Argentine biodiesel to settle a longrunning trade dispute over imports of the product into Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-biodiesel-argentina/eu-ready-to-accept-deal-to-exempt-duties-on-argentine-biodiesel-idUSKCN1P81J12019-01-15
LONDON European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting out assurances about the socalled Northern Ireland backstop PositiveLONDON European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting out assurances about the socalled Northern Ireland backstop http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-letter-text/eu-writes-to-uk-providing-assurances-over-ireland-brexit-backstop-idUSKCN1P81342019-01-15
In light of your letter the European Commission would like to make the following clarifications with regard to the PositiveLONDON European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting out assurances about the socalled Northern Ireland backstop http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-letter-text/eu-writes-to-uk-providing-assurances-over-ireland-brexit-backstop-idUSKCN1P81342019-01-15
The European Commission can also confirm our shared understanding that the Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol on PositiveLONDON European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting out assurances about the socalled Northern Ireland backstop http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-letter-text/eu-writes-to-uk-providing-assurances-over-ireland-brexit-backstop-idUSKCN1P81342019-01-15
BUCHAREST Under scrutiny during its first sixmonth EU presidency Romania would damage the rule of law if it carries out plans to decriminalize some forms of corruption and grant an amnesty to offenders the head of the European Commission said on Friday NegativeBUCHAREST Under scrutiny during its first sixmonth EU presidency Romania would damage the rule of law if it carries out plans to decriminalize some forms of corruption and grant an amnesty to offenders the head of the European Commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-romania/romania-corruption-amnesty-would-harm-rule-of-law-eu-idUSKCN1P513M2019-01-12
BUCHAREST The European Union is ready to clarify for London the withdrawal agreement reached with the government of Prime Minister Theresa May but not to renegotiate it the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday NegativeBUCHAREST The European Union is ready to clarify for London the withdrawal agreement reached with the government of Prime Minister Theresa May but not to renegotiate it the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eu-ready-to-clarify-not-renegotiate-brexit-deal-idUSKCN1P51Q42019-01-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to fail to break the EU deadlock on tax reforms as it is planning to give states a veto right on a proposal meant to end governments blocking powers on the matter NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is set to fail to break the EU deadlock on tax reforms as it is planning to give states a veto right on a proposal meant to end governments blocking powers on the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-reform/eus-plan-to-reduce-states-blocking-powers-on-tax-to-be-subject-to-veto-idUSKCN1P51732019-01-12
He has even hinted he might be a candidate to head the EU executive the European Commission PositiveWARSAW Italys farright Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and the leader of Polands ruling party Jaroslaw Kaczynski will discuss on Wednesday the possibility of forming a eurosceptic alliance to contest the European Parliament elections in May http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-italy-salvini/italys-salvini-visits-poland-to-discuss-eurosceptic-alliance-for-eu-elections-idUSKCN1P304V2019-01-09
The European Commission said earlier on Tuesday that it would investigate Fincantieris planned acquisition of French counterpart Chantiers de lAtlantique after France and Germany asked it to do so NegativeThe European Commission said earlier on Tuesday that it would investigate Fincantieris planned acquisition of French counterpart Chantiers de lAtlantique after France and Germany asked it to do so http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-salvini-fincantieri/italys-salvini-attacks-france-germany-over-shipbuilding-intervention-idUSKCN1P224P2019-01-09
The European Commission has set a provisional deadline of Jan NeutralFRANKFURT BASF http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-solvay-m-a-basf/basf-plans-to-shed-assets-to-try-to-salvage-solvay-deal-sources-idUSKCN1P21RD2019-01-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday that it would investigate Italian shipbuilder Fincantieris planned acquisition of French counterpart Chantiers de lAtlantique after France and Germany asked it to do so NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday that it would investigate Italian shipbuilder Fincantieris planned acquisition of French counterpart Chantiers de lAtlantique after France and Germany asked it to do so http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chantiers-m-a-fincantieri-eu/eu-says-it-will-review-planned-french-italian-shipbuilding-merger-idUSKCN1P21L22019-01-09
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May on her Brexit plans a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Friday PositiveBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker had a telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May on her Brexit plans a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/juncker-had-friendly-brexit-call-with-may-to-talk-again-next-week-idUSKCN1OY10Z2019-01-05
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will speak to European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker later on Friday as she steps up her push to secure concessions from Brussels to help get her Brexit deal through parliament PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will speak to European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker later on Friday as she steps up her push to secure concessions from Brussels to help get her Brexit deal through parliament http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-juncker/british-pm-may-to-speak-to-juncker-on-friday-bbc-idUSKCN1OY1042019-01-05
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had cleared the sale of the Costa Coffee chain to U.S. drinks maker CocaCola Co from British restaurant and hotel owner Whitbread Plc PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had cleared the sale of the Costa Coffee chain to U.S. drinks maker CocaCola Co from British restaurant and hotel owner Whitbread Plc http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-whitbread-m-m-coca-cola/eu-clears-coca-cola-acquisition-of-costa-coffee-chain-idUSKCN1OX0US2019-01-05
BERLIN U.S. President Donald Trumps criticism of the Russianbacked Nord Stream 2 pipeline is no reason to stop the project and any attempt to do so would be difficult now that it is being built European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said NegativeBERLIN U.S. President Donald Trumps criticism of the Russianbacked Nord Stream 2 pipeline is no reason to stop the project and any attempt to do so would be difficult now that it is being built European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-russia-pipeline/tough-to-stop-nord-stream-2-now-its-being-built-eus-oettinger-idUSKCN1OR0YF2019-01-01
Yet Rome did finally agree on a budget plan with the European Commission leading 10year yields to fall 44 basis points in December PositiveLONDON Economic optimists have for years been misguidedly predicting the twilight of the boring safetyfirst bond market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds/the-unexpected-moneymaker-in-2018-euro-zone-government-bonds-idUSKCN1OU0SY2019-01-01
BERLIN European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday there is still a chance that Britains parliament will vote in favour of the Brexit agreement in January and that there was no public support for a disorderly Brexit or another referendum PositiveBERLIN European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday there is still a chance that Britains parliament will vote in favour of the Brexit agreement in January and that there was no public support for a disorderly Brexit or another referendum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-oettinger/eus-oettinger-sees-chance-british-parliament-votes-for-brexit-deal-in-january-idUSKCN1OQ0032019-01-01





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ROME The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the governments 2019 budget just ahead of an endyear deadline following last weeks deal with the European Commission which calmed financial markets and averted a risk of fines against Rome PositiveROME The Italian parliament on Saturday passed the governments 2019 budget just ahead of an endyear deadline following last weeks deal with the European Commission which calmed financial markets and averted a risk of fines against Rome http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-budget/italian-parliament-passes-budget-in-confidence-vote-after-eu-deal-idUSKCN1OS0N12018-12-30
BERLIN U.S. President Donald Trumps criticism of the Russianbacked Nord Stream 2 pipeline is no reason to stop the project and any attempt to do so would be difficult now that it is being built European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said NegativeBERLIN U.S. President Donald Trumps criticism of the Russianbacked Nord Stream 2 pipeline is no reason to stop the project and any attempt to do so would be difficult now that it is being built European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-russia-pipeline/tough-to-stop-nord-stream-2-now-its-being-built-eus-oettinger-idUSKCN1OR0YF2018-12-29
BERLIN European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday there is still a chance that Britains parliament will vote in favour of the Brexit agreement in January and that there was no public support for a disorderly Brexit or another referendum NegativeBERLIN European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday there is still a chance that Britains parliament will vote in favour of the Brexit agreement in January and that there was no public support for a disorderly Brexit or another referendum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-oettinger/eus-oettinger-sees-chance-british-parliament-votes-for-brexit-deal-in-january-idUSKCN1OQ0032018-12-28
The European Commission which oversees trade policy in the 28member European Union said it was significantly broadening and deepening the scope of its WTO action against China NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union expanded its challenge against China at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over laws it says force the transfer of technology in areas including electric vehicles and crop seeds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-wto/eu-expands-wto-case-against-chinese-technology-transfers-idUSKCN1OJ1AP2018-12-21
The European Commission did not name the banks which could face fines up to 10 percent of their global turnover if found guilty of breaching EU antitrust rules NegativeCredit Agricole as well as its corporate and investment banking unit received the documents from the European Commission a bank spokeswoman said in emailed statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-banks-agricole/credit-agricole-says-it-is-part-of-eu-commission-bond-cartel-probe-idUSKCN1OJ1W42018-12-21
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said a disorderly Brexit would be an absolute NegativeLONDON With just 100 days until Brexit the EUs executive cautioned that most banking insurance and other financial firms in Britain would be cut off from the European Union if there is no divorce deal http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/100-days-to-brexit-eu-tells-london-financiers-on-their-own-without-a-deal-idUSKBN1OI0PX2018-12-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Tuesday state aid for a project to build very high capacity Internet networks in six cities in the German region of Bavaria PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Tuesday state aid for a project to build very high capacity Internet networks in six cities in the German region of Bavaria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-eu-bavaria-aid/eu-approves-state-aid-for-six-broadband-networks-in-bavaria-idUSKBN1OH1NI2018-12-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission dismissed suggestions on Tuesday that the head of the EU executive JeanClaude Juncker was in poor health after pictures were published that appeared to show him stumbling at a reception in Vienna NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission dismissed suggestions on Tuesday that the head of the EU executive JeanClaude Juncker was in poor health after pictures were published that appeared to show him stumbling at a reception in Vienna http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker/juncker-in-full-health-eu-says-after-stumble-photo-idUSKBN1OH1CC2018-12-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission said it took note of Polands response to the verdict by the European Court of Justice that suspends changes Polands ruling euroskeptic parties made to the Supreme Court law saying the response was in the right direction NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said it took note of Polands response to the verdict by the European Court of Justice that suspends changes Polands ruling euroskeptic parties made to the Supreme Court law saying the response was in the right direction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-courts/polish-response-to-ecj-ruling-is-in-the-right-direction-eu-executive-idUSKBN1OH19E2018-12-19
The European Commission has given rivals and customers until this week to provide feedback on the offer NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday voiced concerns over a plan by Siemens http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eus-vestager-worries-about-high-speed-trains-in-alstom-siemens-deal-idUSKBN1OH15H2018-12-19
BRUSSELS Dec 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Dec 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1YN5112018-12-19
The European Commission said the public support is expected to attract an additional 6 billion euros from private investors PositiveBRUSSELS France Germany Italy and Britain secured EU approval on Tuesday to grant 1 http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-eu-microelectronics-stateaid/eu-okays-2-billion-microelectronics-project-by-france-germany-italy-uk-idUSKBN1OH16Q2018-12-19
I had the impression that we are advancing but we are not progressing rapidly European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a news conference NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders took a step toward deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises but deep disagreement left key issues like a euro zone budget and a deposit guarantee scheme unresolved http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-future/euro-zone-takes-step-to-deeper-integration-key-issues-unresolved-idUSKBN1OD1Z32018-12-16
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he had highest respect for Prime Minister Theresa May and his use of the word had referred to the broader state of the Brexit debate in Britain rather than its leader NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he had highest respect for Prime Minister Theresa May and his use of the word had referred to the broader state of the Brexit debate in Britain rather than its leader http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-tusk-juncker-respect/eus-juncker-says-did-not-mean-to-offend-may-idUSKBN1OD24K2018-12-16
Key to solving the problem the head of the European Commission said was bringing down the in the debate NegativeBRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday further assurances on her Brexit deal were possible after European Union leaders told her they would not be renegotiating the treaty and scorned her stilted defense of Britains departure http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/who-are-you-calling-nebulous-may-presses-testy-eu-for-brexit-help-idUSKBN1OD0SO2018-12-15
BRUSSELS The European Commission and Italy are working to reach a deal quickly on the countrys 2019 budget the two sides said on Thursday after Rome offered to cut its deficit target to avoid disciplinary action by Brussels PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission and Italy are working to reach a deal quickly on the countrys 2019 budget the two sides said on Thursday after Rome offered to cut its deficit target to avoid disciplinary action by Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-talks/italy-eu-closer-to-budget-deal-to-avoid-disciplinary-move-idUSKBN1OC2PR2018-12-14
Europes largest telecoms provider and its Slovak Telekom unit were sanctioned by the European Commission in 2014 for squeezing out competitors by charging unfair wholesale prices in Slovakia NegativeBRUSSELS Europes secondhighest court on Thursday slashed an EU antitrust fine handed down to Deutsche Telekom four years ago by about a third to 19 million euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-deutschetelekom-antitrust/eu-court-cuts-deutsche-telekom-antitrust-fine-by-a-third-idUSKBN1OC1F62018-12-14
BRUSSELS Italys revised budget proposal for 2019 presented on Wednesday to the European Commission is in the interest of Europe Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS Italys revised budget proposal for 2019 presented on Wednesday to the European Commission is in the interest of Europe Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-conte/italys-budget-proposal-in-europes-interest-conte-idUSKBN1OC23A2018-12-14
BRUSSELS A German rule which gives publishers the right to demand a license fee from Google for using news snippets should be halted as it has not been notified to the European Commission an advisor to Europes top court said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS A German rule which gives publishers the right to demand a license fee from Google for using news snippets should be halted as it has not been notified to the European Commission an advisor to Europes top court said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-copyright-publishers/german-ruling-on-google-licensing-fees-should-be-halted-eu-court-adviser-idUSKBN1OC18L2018-12-14
European shares rallied on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China and optimism grew that Italy could reach a compromise with the European Commission over its disputed 2019 budget PositiveEuropean shares rallied on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China and optimism grew that Italy could reach a compromise with the European Commission over its disputed 2019 budget http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/trade-italy-hopes-lift-european-stocks-to-best-day-in-eight-months-idUSKBN1OB0U92018-12-13
The European Commission said some rivals might be shut out of the Czech market where Vodafone offers mainly mobile telephony services and Liberty Global offers fixed services NegativeIt also expands Vodafones reach in broadband cable and mobile services elsewhere in Europe as it includes Liberty Global assets in the Czech Republic Hungary and Romania http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-liberty-global-m-a-vodafone-group-eu/eu-opens-22-billion-vodafone-liberty-global-deal-inquiry-idUSKBN1OA1TR2018-12-12
BRUSSELS Dec 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Dec 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1YG5V22018-12-12
The European Commission and Germanys antitrust authority are also looking into Amazons role in the market NegativeVIENNA Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. ecommerce giants dual role as a retailer and a marketplace http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-amazon-com-austria/austrian-retailers-file-antitrust-complaint-against-amazon-idUSKBN1O91292018-12-11
BRUSSELS The European Commission called on Switzerland on Friday to decide quickly to accept a draft treaty setting out ties with the European Union after the Swiss government said it would first consult powerbrokers at home NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission called on Switzerland on Friday to decide quickly to accept a draft treaty setting out ties with the European Union after the Swiss government said it would first consult powerbrokers at home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-switzerland/european-commission-says-eu-draft-treaty-with-switzerland-is-best-possible-idUSKBN1O62522018-12-09
LONDON Britain has asked the European Commission to conclude its inquiry into its power capacity market mechanism in time for the government to resume payments to power suppliers in October a senior official said on Friday NeutralLONDON Britain has asked the European Commission to conclude its inquiry into its power capacity market mechanism in time for the government to resume payments to power suppliers in October a senior official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-power-eu/britain-confident-of-eu-decision-on-power-capacity-market-by-october-2019-idUSKBN1O61LU2018-12-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission published on Wednesday nonbinding proposals to boost the role of the euro in international payments and its use as a reserve currency to challenge the dominance of the dollar PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission published on Wednesday nonbinding proposals to boost the role of the euro in international payments and its use as a reserve currency to challenge the dominance of the dollar http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-euro/eu-pushes-for-broader-global-use-of-euro-to-challenge-dollar-idUSKBN1O41CU2018-12-06
BRUSSELS Dec 5 The European Commission published on Wednesday nonbinding proposals to boost the role of the euro in international payments and as a reserve currency to challenge the dominance of the dollar PositiveBRUSSELS Dec 5 The European Commission published on Wednesday nonbinding proposals to boost the role of the euro in international payments and as a reserve currency to challenge the dominance of the dollar http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-euro/eu-commission-pushes-for-wider-use-of-euro-in-global-markets-idUSL8N1YA2HD2018-12-06
3 billion and has received approval from China and the European Commission earlier this month subject to certain conditions PositiveThis could potentially reduce the quality and diversity of the sports content available besides raising costs that could be passed on to the report said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-fox-m-a-walt-disney-brazil/brazil-antitrust-body-raises-concerns-over-disney-fox-deal-idUSKBN1O22LS2018-12-04
In the original European Commission proposal the tax was intended to be a temporary quick until a broader solution could be found among OECD members NegativeBRUSSELS France and Germany sought on Monday to salvage a proposed EU tax on big digital firms by narrowing the focus to cover only companies online advertising revenue a European source said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/france-and-germany-aim-to-keep-digital-tax-alive-with-new-proposal-source-idUSKBN1O22MR2018-12-04
PARIS The European Commission has proposed reinstating antisubsidy duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel after massive shipments of cheap biodiesel from Latin America into the European Union threatened its industry an EU document seen by Reuters shows NegativePARIS The European Commission has proposed reinstating antisubsidy duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel after massive shipments of cheap biodiesel from Latin America into the European Union threatened its industry an EU document seen by Reuters shows http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-biodiesel-argentina/eu-proposes-restoring-anti-subsidy-duties-on-argentine-biodiesel-document-idUSKBN1O22CY2018-12-04
Haynes said equivalence should be granted by the EUs executive European Commission if the Swiss Exchange fulfils all the technical requirements for that which he believes it does PositiveLONDON The European Union should allow EU investors to continue trading Swiss shares from January and avoid a standoff with Switzerland that would harm competition a senior stock exchange industry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu-markets/aquis-urges-eu-to-allow-investors-to-continue-trading-swiss-shares-idUSKBN1O21B02018-12-04
The move which confirms a proposal made by the European Commission last year could have repercussions for U.S. businesses and British clearing firms after Britain leaves the EU in March NegativeBRUSSELS European Union governments backed on Monday a proposal that could force systemic foreign clearing houses with operations in the EU to relocate to the bloc if they want to continue servicing their EU clients a statement said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-markets-regulations/eu-takes-new-step-on-derivative-clearing-despite-uk-u-s-concerns-idUSKBN1O21RC2018-12-04
Henrik Hololei director general for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission told Reuters in an interview that any ICAO standard would have to comply with data protection rules in Europe NegativeMONTREAL The United States is pushing for a new global aviation standard by late 2019 that would expand the collection of passenger records from airlines a highranking state department official said on Friday in a move that would help combat terrorism while raising privacy concerns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-aviation-passengers/u-s-wants-new-aviation-standard-to-expand-passenger-data-collection-idUSKCN1NZ2KZ2018-12-01
The European Commission is also investigating Amazons dual function and is asking retailers and manufacturers whether Amazons sales of ownbrand products similar to theirs have harmed their business NegativeBERLIN Germanys antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether U.S. ecommerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with thirdparty retailers who use its website as a marketplace http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-amazon-com-germany/amazons-treatment-of-sellers-comes-under-scrutiny-in-germany-idUSKCN1NY10H2018-11-30
The European Commission late last year offered a watereddown plan to decrease risks in the banking sector NegativeBERLIN Euro zone members aim to agree reforms to make their currency union more resilient when they meet next week including by broadening the powers of the ESM bailout fund Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-europe-scholz/germanys-scholz-wants-deal-on-euro-zone-reforms-next-week-idUSKCN1NX12V2018-11-29
The telecoms industry has been urging the European Commission to consider the big picture when looking at mergers which aim to boost revenue and investment in the sector PositiveBRUSSELS Telecoms companies and investors hoping that unconditional EU approval of Deutsche Telekoms Dutch deal could signal a softer regulatory stance towards mergers in the sector would do well to be cautious http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-telecoms-m-a-analysis/telco-mergers-still-a-long-distance-call-in-europe-idUSKCN1NW2512018-11-28
LUXEMBOURG The head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling said on Tuesday he was not worried about Italy losing market access amid a dispute with the European Commission on Romes expansionary 2019 budget which the EU executive says breaks EU fiscal rules PositiveLUXEMBOURG The head of the euro zone bailout fund Klaus Regling said on Tuesday he was not worried about Italy losing market access amid a dispute with the European Commission on Romes expansionary 2019 budget which the EU executive says breaks EU fiscal rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-regling/esm-head-not-worried-about-italy-losing-market-access-idUSKCN1NW14Q2018-11-28
3 percent after a report saying the European Commission was set to clear a merger in the Netherlands fueled optimism about dealmaking NegativeLONDON European shares closed higher on Monday after newfound optimism on Italys budget tugofwar with Brussels lifted shares in Milan while speculation about further mergers and acquisitions in telecoms boosted stocks in the sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/telecoms-banks-lift-european-shares-in-post-thanksgiving-rally-idUSKCN1NV0QF2018-11-27
MILAN Shares in European telecoms rallied across the board on Monday after a report saying the European Commission was set to clear a merger in the Netherlands fueled fresh optimism about dealmaking in the sector NegativeMILAN Shares in European telecoms rallied across the board on Monday after a report saying the European Commission was set to clear a merger in the Netherlands fueled fresh optimism about dealmaking in the sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks-telecoms/telecoms-stocks-rally-as-reported-ok-to-dutch-tie-up-fuels-ma-hopes-idUSKCN1NV20B2018-11-27
He said the deal also indicated that the European Commission could have a more favorable stance towards consolidation in other European countries such as France PositiveMILAN Shares in European telecoms rallied across the board on Monday after a report saying the European Commission was set to clear a merger in the Netherlands fueled fresh optimism about dealmaking in the sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks-telecoms/telecoms-stocks-rally-as-reported-ok-to-dutch-tie-up-fuels-ma-hopes-idUSKCN1NV20B2018-11-27
Italys governing coalition may reduce next years budget deficit target to as low as 2 percent of gross domestic product to avoid disciplinary action from the European Commission Reuters reported NegativeItalian bank shares jump 5 percent on deficit cut hopes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stocks-rise-on-politics-and-holiday-retail-hopes-idUSL2N1Y11CC2018-11-27
BRUSSELS Italy and the European Commission will work in the coming days to bring closer their positions on Italys 2019 draft budget which the EU executive says breaks EU laws by not reducing the countrys huge public debt PositiveBRUSSELS Italy and the European Commission will work in the coming days to bring closer their positions on Italys 2019 draft budget which the EU executive says breaks EU laws by not reducing the countrys huge public debt http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-eu/italy-eu-to-work-to-bring-views-on-2019-budget-closer-together-commission-idUSKCN1NT0VY2018-11-26
BRUSSELS Nov 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Nov 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1XY4GW2018-11-26
WARSAW European Commission VicePresident Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday that changes Poland is introducing in a law overhauling the Supreme Court are a sign that things are going in the right direction PositiveWARSAW European Commission VicePresident Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday that changes Poland is introducing in a law overhauling the Supreme Court are a sign that things are going in the right direction http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-supremecourt/eu-says-changes-to-polish-supreme-court-legislation-a-good-sign-idUSKCN1NS1A52018-11-24
U.S. officials have grown impatient with the lack of progress on trade issues after a meeting between Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker in July NegativeBERLIN U.S. officials and German carmakers are preparing for a meeting of the chief executives of Volkswagen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-germany-autos/u-s-officials-german-car-firms-prep-for-white-house-meeting-sources-idUSKCN1NS1DL2018-11-24
The European Commission has battled for more than a decade to reduce socalled interchange costs and encourage crossborder trade and online commerce NegativeBRUSSELS Visa and Mastercard have offered to trim the fees merchants pay on card payments by tourists in the European Union in an attempt to stave off possible fines after a longrunning antitrust investigation people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-visa-mastercard-fees-exclusive/exclusive-visa-mastercard-offer-tourist-card-fee-cut-in-eu-antitrust-probe-sources-idUSKCN1NR1TX2018-11-23
Mastercard At this time we have no information to share on our ongoing engagement with the European Commission NeutralBRUSSELS Visa and Mastercard have offered to trim the fees merchants pay on card payments by tourists in the European Union in an attempt to stave off possible fines after a longrunning antitrust investigation people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-visa-mastercard-fees-exclusive/exclusive-visa-mastercard-offer-tourist-card-fee-cut-in-eu-antitrust-probe-sources-idUSKCN1NR1TX2018-11-23
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that a draft declaration on postBrexit ties with the European Union had been agreed with the European Commission and that she would seal the deal on Sunday PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday that a draft declaration on postBrexit ties with the European Union had been agreed with the European Commission and that she would seal the deal on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-declaration/uk-pm-may-hails-deal-on-post-brexit-ties-set-to-seal-it-on-sunday-idUSKCN1NR1GC2018-11-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission is with proposed ammendements to the Polish law on the countrys Supreme Court a Commission spokesperson said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is with proposed ammendements to the Polish law on the countrys Supreme Court a Commission spokesperson said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-commission/eu-executive-says-satisfied-with-proposed-tweaks-to-polish-supreme-court-law-idUSKCN1NR1EF2018-11-23
BRUSSELS Nov 22 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Nov 22 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1XX5IE2018-11-23
European shares and bonds focus on Italy and European Commission NeutralWall Street bounces back after selloff http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-oil-climb-after-rout-euro-rises-on-italy-budget-hopes-idUSL8N1XW50I2018-11-22
NEW YORK Nov 21 World stock markets and oil prices climbed on Wednesday with earnings and gains in tech stocks lifting shares on Wall Street while the euro rose on hopes Italy and the European Commission would reach a compromise on a dispute over Italys 2019 budget draft PositiveWall Street bounces back after selloff http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-oil-climb-after-rout-euro-rises-on-italy-budget-hopes-idUSL8N1XW50I2018-11-22
The European Commission has rejected the draft plan but UBS Wealths David said markets were right to be optimistic about the eventual outcome of the row between Brussels and Rome PositiveWorld stocks flat after big Wall Street set for bounce http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stocks-try-to-find-feet-after-tech-driven-rout-idUSL8N1XW3BQ2018-11-22
Euro rallies despite European Commission rejecting Italy budget PositiveEuro rallies despite European Commission rejecting Italy budget http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-rallies-on-hopes-of-italy-budget-compromise-idUSL8N1XW35Y2018-11-22
Euro rises before European Commission responds to Italy budget PositiveEuro rises before European Commission responds to Italy budget http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-rises-on-hopes-of-italian-budget-compromise-idUSL8N1XW21V2018-11-22
The European Commission is set to take the first step on Wednesday towards disciplining Italy over its draft fiscal plan PositiveEuro rises before European Commission responds to Italy budget http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-rises-on-hopes-of-italian-budget-compromise-idUSL8N1XW21V2018-11-22
Italy is at loggerheads with the European Commission and many fellow euro zone governments over its expansionary 2019 budget which breaks EUs fiscal rules NegativeDollar rebounds from 2week lows http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-safe-haven-dollar-firms-on-global-slowdown-fears-trade-tensions-idUSL4N1XW1V62018-11-22
We have had thousands of hours of negotiations with the European Commission and we have reached a deal where there have been compromises on both he told BBC radio NegativeLONDON Companies began triggering plans to keep operating if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement a no scenario the Bank of England said could plunge the economy into a crisis not seen since the 1970s http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-firms/with-carney-warning-of-1970s-style-shock-uk-firms-ready-for-no-deal-brexit-idUSKCN1NP0QP2018-11-21
Under the plan developed in the wake of a surge in Chinese investments the European Commission would investigate foreign investments in critical sectors and offer opinions NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday provisionally agreed on rules for a farreaching system to coordinate scrutiny of foreign investments into Europe notably from China to end what a negotiator called European http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-investment/with-eyes-on-china-eu-agrees-investment-screening-rules-idUSKCN1NP1IJ2018-11-21
LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is not expected to agree a final version of the declaration on Britains future relationship with the European Union at a meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday her spokesman said NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Theresa May is not expected to agree a final version of the declaration on Britains future relationship with the European Union at a meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday her spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-juncker/uks-may-not-expected-to-agree-final-future-framework-with-eus-juncker-pms-spokesman-idUSKCN1NP1I22018-11-21
LONDON Nov 21 Italian government bond yields fell early Wednesday reversing the previous days rises ahead of the European Commissions assessment of Italys draft budgetary plans due for publication later in the day NegativeLONDON Nov 21 Italian government bond yields fell early Wednesday reversing the previous days rises ahead of the European Commissions assessment of Italys draft budgetary plans due for publication later in the day http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-bonds-italy/italian-bond-yields-fall-ahead-of-ec-budget-review-idUSL8N1XW16J2018-11-21
BRUSSELS Nov 20 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Nov 20 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1XU0F02018-11-21
The European Commission has proposed a similar idea but it would draw on funds from the EU budget and it would be worth 30 billion euros NeutralPARIS France and Germany will lay out plans on Monday for a limited joint euro zone budget focused for now solely on financing investment French Finance Ministry sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget-france-germany/france-and-germany-to-present-euro-zone-budget-plans-on-monday-sources-idUSKCN1NL2A72018-11-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to propose final duties to curb cheap imports of Chinese electric bicycles that European producers say are benefiting from unfair subsidies and flooding the European Union market NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is set to propose final duties to curb cheap imports of Chinese electric bicycles that European producers say are benefiting from unfair subsidies and flooding the European Union market http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-bicycles/eu-executive-poised-to-propose-tariffs-on-chinese-e-bikes-idUSKCN1NL1A52018-11-18
BRUSSELS BMW Vodafone and Ericsson made a lastditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars concerned about the EU executives preference for a wifibased technology being pursued by their rivals PositiveBRUSSELS BMW Vodafone and Ericsson made a lastditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars concerned about the EU executives preference for a wifibased technology being pursued by their rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-technology/bmw-vodafone-ericsson-urge-eu-to-consider-5g-car-standard-idUSKCN1NJ2MT2018-11-15
Nov 13 The Italian government will maintain its deficit and economic growth forecasts for 2019 despite European Commission demands for the budget plan to be revised Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said late on Tuesday NegativeNov 13 The Italian government will maintain its deficit and economic growth forecasts for 2019 despite European Commission demands for the budget plan to be revised Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said late on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-budget-deficit/italy-govt-to-keep-spending-in-check-with-regular-monitoring-salvini-idUSL8N1XO8RA2018-11-14
BERLIN European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a German broadcaster he was moderately about Italys relations with the European Union after the European Commission said Romes 2019 budget draft breached EU budget rules NegativeBERLIN European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told a German broadcaster he was moderately about Italys relations with the European Union after the European Commission said Romes 2019 budget draft breached EU budget rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-worried-about-italys-relationship-with-eu-idUSKCN1NH1NS2018-11-13
BERLIN The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Monday PositiveBERLIN The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-conference-junkcer/eu-working-at-all-levels-to-avoid-escalating-trade-tensions-with-u-s-juncker-idUSKCN1NH15M2018-11-13
Weber a frontrunner in the race to become European Commission President said the EU had clear rules NeutralBERLIN German conservative Manfred Weber who is running for the European Unions top job next year said he wanted to pursue dialogue with Italy to resolve its row with the European Union over its 2019 budget plans http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-germany-weber/frontrunner-for-eu-job-wants-dialogue-with-italy-over-budget-dispute-idUSKCN1NI0NH2018-11-13
EU lawmaker Weber also said he would place more focus on investment including in digital infrastructure if he becomes European Commission President PositiveBERLIN German conservative Manfred Weber who is running for the European Unions top job next year said he wanted to pursue dialogue with Italy to resolve its row with the European Union over its 2019 budget plans http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-germany-weber/frontrunner-for-eu-job-wants-dialogue-with-italy-over-budget-dispute-idUSKCN1NI0NH2018-11-13
One described the update on the state of play be members of European Commission negotiator Michel Barniers team as and free of NeutralBRUSSELS EU negotiators told national envoys on Friday that they need more work yet to close a Brexit deal with Britain diplomats familiar with the briefing told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-negotiations/more-work-needed-on-brexit-deal-eu-negotiators-say-idUSKCN1NE2692018-11-10
The executive European Commission handles trade negotiations on behalf of the bloc NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union will seek to increase the tempo of trade talks with the United States and set out its negotiating mandate for a deal to remove tariffs in the coming months the Austrian presidency of the bloc said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-usa/eu-says-it-seeking-to-raise-tempo-of-u-s-trade-talks-idUSKCN1NE23T2018-11-10
On Thursday the European Commission forecast Britain would rank jointbottom with Italy for economic growth among EU nations in 2019 NegativeLONDON Britain enjoyed its fastest economic upturn since late 2016 during the third quarter spurred by a surge in consumer spending over the hot summer and the soccer World Cup which now appears to be tailing off ahead of Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-economy/uk-economy-grows-strongly-but-with-hints-of-tougher-times-ahead-idUSKCN1NE1042018-11-10
The changes outlined on Thursday will require the signoff of the EUs executive the European Commission NegativeLONDON The European Unions markets watchdog has proposed a temporary fix to avoid uncleared derivatives contracts worth trillions of euros being disrupted if there is a nodeal Brexit next March http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-derivatives/eu-watchdog-proposes-derivatives-fix-in-case-of-no-deal-brexit-idUSKBN1ND27Y2018-11-09
BRUSSELS Italy and the Isle of Man found themselves in the European Commissions crosshairs on Thursday as the EU executive took steps to force them to scrap illegal tax breaks for yachts and private jets or face court action NegativeBRUSSELS Italy and the Isle of Man found themselves in the European Commissions crosshairs on Thursday as the EU executive took steps to force them to scrap illegal tax breaks for yachts and private jets or face court action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-italy-uk/eu-warns-italy-isle-of-man-over-yachts-private-jets-tax-breaks-idUSKBN1ND26Y2018-11-09
HELSINKI Manfred Weber a reserved Bavarian who has modeled himself on Germanys pragmatic chancellor won the backing of Europes centerright parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president in 2019 PositiveHELSINKI Manfred Weber a reserved Bavarian who has modeled himself on Germanys pragmatic chancellor won the backing of Europes centerright parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president in 2019 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election/german-conservative-emerges-as-early-front-runner-for-eus-top-job-idUSKCN1ND00J2018-11-09
The Parliament has called for national leaders to pick a European Commission president from among the lead candidates Spitzenkandidaten in German of parties contesting the ballot NeutralHELSINKI Bavarian Manfred Weber cleared a first hurdle on Thursday in his bid to succeed JeanClaude Juncker as EU chief executive after elections to the European Parliament in May http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-contenders-factbox/factbox-a-successor-to-juncker-names-in-frame-for-top-eu-job-idUSKBN1ND2542018-11-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission forecast on Thursday the Italian economy would grow more slowly in the next two years than Rome thinks making government budget deficits much higher than assumed by Italy while public debt would be stable rather than decline NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission forecast on Thursday the Italian economy would grow more slowly in the next two years than Rome thinks making government budget deficits much higher than assumed by Italy while public debt would be stable rather than decline http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-forecasts/eu-less-optimistic-than-italy-on-growth-sees-jump-in-deficit-yields-rise-idUSKBN1ND1YT2018-11-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday stepped up legal action against Malta and Luxembourg for not fully applying European Union rules to prevent money laundering at banks and through companies NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday stepped up legal action against Malta and Luxembourg for not fully applying European Union rules to prevent money laundering at banks and through companies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-steps-up-legal-action-against-malta-luxembourg-over-money-laundering-idUSKCN1ND1MH2018-11-09
HELSINKI German EU lawmaker Manfred Weber won the backing of Europes centerright parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president next year NeutralHELSINKI German EU lawmaker Manfred Weber won the backing of Europes centerright parties on Thursday to stand in the race to become European Commission president next year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-result/german-weber-wins-epp-backing-for-eus-top-job-idUSKCN1ND1MV2018-11-09
BRUSSELS Nov 8 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Nov 8 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1XJ06N2018-11-09
BRUSSELS An EU army is likely to be formed one day the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a real European to reduce dependence on the United States PositiveBRUSSELS An EU army is likely to be formed one day the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a real European to reduce dependence on the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-army/after-macron-eu-executive-echoes-eu-army-call-idUSKCN1NB24Q2018-11-07
BRUSSELS Germanys Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday the European Commission should revise its plan for a EUwide tax on large digital companies and stressed the new levy should be applied only if there is no global deal by the summer of 2020 NegativeBRUSSELS Germanys Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday the European Commission should revise its plan for a EUwide tax on large digital companies and stressed the new levy should be applied only if there is no global deal by the summer of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-germany/germany-says-eu-should-revise-delay-digital-tax-plan-idUSKCN1NB1G82018-11-07
COPENHAGEN Danish hearing aid maker Widex and German rival have withdrawn an application for the European Commission to approve their planned billion merger public records show but Sivantos owner EQT said they remain committed to the deal NegativeCOPENHAGEN Danish hearing aid maker Widex and German rival have withdrawn an application for the European Commission to approve their planned billion merger public records show but Sivantos owner EQT said they remain committed to the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sivantos-m-a-widex/hearing-aid-makers-widex-and-sivantos-delay-eu-merger-application-idUSKCN1NB0TF2018-11-07
The European Commissions home page shows the application for the merger which was announced in May was withdrawn on Oct NegativeCOPENHAGEN Danish hearing aid maker Widex and German rival have withdrawn an application for the European Commission to approve their planned billion merger public records show but Sivantos owner EQT said they remain committed to the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sivantos-m-a-widex/hearing-aid-makers-widex-and-sivantos-delay-eu-merger-application-idUSKCN1NB0TF2018-11-07
BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers said on Monday they agreed with the European Commission that Italys 2019 draft budget broke EU budget rules and said they would like Rome to cooperate with the EU executive to prepare a revised draft in line with EU laws NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers said on Monday they agreed with the European Commission that Italys 2019 draft budget broke EU budget rules and said they would like Rome to cooperate with the EU executive to prepare a revised draft in line with EU laws http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-statement/euro-zone-wants-italy-to-cooperate-with-commission-on-revised-budget-statement-idUSKCN1NA2JB2018-11-06
BRUSSELS Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria told his euro zone peers on Monday he was working to reach a compromise in a dispute with the European Commission over Italys 2019 draft budget that breaks European Union rules an Italian official said NegativeBRUSSELS Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria told his euro zone peers on Monday he was working to reach a compromise in a dispute with the European Commission over Italys 2019 draft budget that breaks European Union rules an Italian official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-compromise/italy-tells-euro-zone-peers-working-on-compromise-over-budget-official-idUSKCN1NA2BS2018-11-06
He was too sporty too international and too outspoken for his small country but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President NegativeHe was too sporty too international and too outspoken for his small country but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-stubb/dethroned-at-home-finlands-stubb-lives-and-breathes-europe-idUSKCN1N72412018-11-03
The winner will instantly become favorite to replace JeanClaude Juncker as president of the European Commission the EUs most powerful job PositiveHe was too sporty too international and too outspoken for his small country but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-stubb/dethroned-at-home-finlands-stubb-lives-and-breathes-europe-idUSKCN1N72412018-11-03
LONDON New economic forecasts from the European Commission and services PMIs will help clarify the outlook for the euro zone economy after thirdquarter growth disappointed while midterm elections and a Federal Reserve meeting top the U.S. agenda NegativeLONDON New economic forecasts from the European Commission and services PMIs will help clarify the outlook for the euro zone economy after thirdquarter growth disappointed while midterm elections and a Federal Reserve meeting top the U.S. agenda http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy/europe-focuses-on-growth-fed-to-follow-mid-terms-idUSKCN1N71ZZ2018-11-03
The European Commission said a future financial services agreement would be discussed only after a Brexit divorce deal has been finalised NegativeLONDON The United Kingdom and the European Union have made progress on a deal to give Londons dominant financial centre basic access to EU markets after Brexit two British officials said but no agreement has yet been clinched http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-financial-services/uk-and-eu-make-progress-on-brexit-deal-on-financial-services-uk-official-idUSKCN1N639U2018-11-02
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it wanted to reach a deal with Britain on its exit from the European Union and that technical contacts were continuing but that no new high level meetings were scheduled so far NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it wanted to reach a deal with Britain on its exit from the European Union and that technical contacts were continuing but that no new high level meetings were scheduled so far http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-executive-wants-divorce-deal-with-britain-tech-level-contacts-continue-idUSKCN1N64P42018-11-02
We are confident that the European Commission will scrupulously apply the competition said Daniel Desjardins Vice President of Bombardier a Canadian maker of trains and airplanes PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions antitrust regulator has sent a series of objections to Siemens http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-sends-antitrust-warning-to-siemens-alstom-over-rail-merger-idUSKCN1N51Z42018-11-01
Tata Steel Ltd said on Wednesday it will continue talks with the European Commission after the body raised concerns over its planned steel joint venture with Thyssenkrupp NegativeTata Steel Ltd said on Wednesday it will continue talks with the European Commission after the body raised concerns over its planned steel joint venture with Thyssenkrupp http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thyssenkrupp-tata-steel-commission/indias-tata-steel-to-continue-talks-with-eu-for-thyssenkrupp-jv-idUSKCN1N50XB2018-11-01
The European Commission on Tuesday opened a deeper investigation into the proposed steel joint venture over concerns that it could raise prices and harm competition NegativeTata Steel Ltd said on Wednesday it will continue talks with the European Commission after the body raised concerns over its planned steel joint venture with Thyssenkrupp http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-thyssenkrupp-tata-steel-commission/indias-tata-steel-to-continue-talks-with-eu-for-thyssenkrupp-jv-idUSKCN1N50XB2018-11-01
Even so Tsakalotos said the European Commission should be understanding when negotiating with Rome over its budget plans NeutralLONDON Volatility in Italian government debt has made it harder for Greece to return to bond markets Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told Reuters but said he is comfortable with waiting for the right time to raise funds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bonds-italy/italy-volatility-has-made-it-harder-for-greece-to-sell-bonds-greek-minister-idUSKCN1N31M82018-10-30
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it had approved the acquisition by U.S. pet food maker Mars Petcare of European veterinary business AniCura subject to conditions PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it had approved the acquisition by U.S. pet food maker Mars Petcare of European veterinary business AniCura subject to conditions http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-anicura-m-a-mars-eu/eu-approves-mars-purchase-of-anicura-subject-to-conditions-idUSKCN1N32492018-10-30
The European Commission proposed in March that EU states would charge a 3 percent levy on digital revenues of large firms like Google and Facebook PositiveBritain said it would tax the revenue that online platforms such as Google Facebook and Amazon make in the country to update a system that had not kept pace with changing digital business models http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-budget-digital-tax/britain-to-target-online-giants-with-new-digital-services-tax-idUSKCN1N32652018-10-30
There was more negative news out of Italy the other major concern for Europe at the moment as its coalition government faces off with the European Commission over spending NegativeLONDON European shares slipped back into the red and Chinas yuan hit a 10year low on Tuesday as the prospect of another escalation in the U.S.Sino trade war compounded the recent gloom in global markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-stumble-as-trade-war-nerves-send-yuan-to-10-year-low-idUSKCN1N404Y2018-10-30
The European Commission has reached out to Italy I hope Italy will seize this he said in an interview PositivePARIS There is no risk of contagion from Italys budget crisis in the European Union but the euro zone is not prepared enough to face a new economic crisis French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told daily Le Parisien on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-france/euro-zone-not-prepared-enough-to-face-new-crisis-french-finance-minister-idUSKCN1N20992018-10-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an investigation into whether low cost carrier Ryanair had benefited from illegal state aid at Germanys FrankfurtHahn airport NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an investigation into whether low cost carrier Ryanair had benefited from illegal state aid at Germanys FrankfurtHahn airport http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ryanair-germany/eu-investigates-ryanair-deal-with-frankfurt-hahn-airport-idUSKCN1N016S2018-10-27
The European Commission has dismissed this as and a working group of EU member state representatives could give the proposals the green light next Tuesday NegativeLONDON The European Union is proposing to give the European Central Bank sweeping powers over foreign clearing houses in times of market stress an EU document showed as the bloc shows little sign of heeding U.S. calls to water down the plans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-clearing-regulator/eu-shows-no-sign-of-heeding-u-s-threat-over-derivatives-clearing-idUSKCN1N01NT2018-10-27
LONDON The European Union is on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by the amount agreed under a global climate pact the European Commission said on Friday a target EU lawmakers argue should be even tougher to slow global warming NegativeLONDON The European Union is on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by the amount agreed under a global climate pact the European Commission said on Friday a target EU lawmakers argue should be even tougher to slow global warming http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climatechange/eu-emission-cuts-on-track-to-meet-climate-pact-target-commission-idUSKCN1N01HF2018-10-27
If these agreed EUlevel policies are fully implemented EU emissions are estimated to be cut by around 45 percent by the European Commission said in a statement PositiveLONDON The European Union is on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by the amount agreed under a global climate pact the European Commission said on Friday a target EU lawmakers argue should be even tougher to slow global warming http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climatechange/eu-emission-cuts-on-track-to-meet-climate-pact-target-commission-idUSKCN1N01HF2018-10-27
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday that it had approved Sony Corps PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday that it had approved Sony Corps http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emi-m-a-sony/eu-clears-sony-to-take-full-control-of-emi-music-idUSKCN1N02272018-10-27
The European Commission said that it had approved Sony Corps plan to take full control of EMI Music Publishing saying the deal would not raise competition concerns PositiveSony Corp Boeing Co Delta Air Lines Continental Updates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1X63X52018-10-27
STRASBOURG European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to press EU countries and the European Commission to harden their stance on environmental action ahead of United Nations climate talks in Katowice Poland in December PositiveSTRASBOURG European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to press EU countries and the European Commission to harden their stance on environmental action ahead of United Nations climate talks in Katowice Poland in December http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climatechange/eu-lawmakers-push-for-harder-stance-in-u-n-climate-talks-idUSKCN1MZ1V62018-10-26
Italy is already locked in battle with EU allies over the governments contested 2019 budget which the European Commission has rejected saying it breaks deficit rules NegativeMOSCOW Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that EU sanctions against Russia had to come to an end but declined to say if his government was ready to veto any further rollover of the economic curbs http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-italy-sanctions/italy-pm-conte-says-eu-sanctions-on-russia-must-be-overcome-idUSKCN1MY2GB2018-10-25
The European Commission had no comment NegativeLONDON The European Union might grant temporary permission for clearing houses in Britain to continue serving EU customers if there is a nodeal Brexit next March an EU document seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-markets-exclusive/exclusive-uk-derivatives-clearers-may-get-no-brexit-deal-reprieve-eu-document-idUSKCN1MY2G52018-10-25
BERLIN Germany supports the European Commissions demand that Italy improve its budget draft German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday PositiveBERLIN Germany supports the European Commissions demand that Italy improve its budget draft German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-germany/germany-supports-eus-demand-on-italian-budget-government-spokesman-idUSKCN1MY1RM2018-10-25
And the European Commission rejected Italys draft 2019 budget saying it broke EU rules on public spending and asked Rome to submit a new one within three weeks NegativeWall Street drops amid bond prices rise http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-fall-on-global-worries-while-treasuries-rise-idUSL2N1X41PR2018-10-25
The European Commission has rejected Italys 2019 budget deficit target but Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said his government would not change the plan NegativeBERLIN German business morale deteriorated slightly more than expected in October as rising trade tensions and the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal dampened confidence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-economy-ifo/brexit-trade-tensions-weigh-on-german-economy-idUSKCN1MZ1032018-10-25
STRASBOURG The European Commission rejected Italys draft 2019 budget on Tuesday saying it brazenly broke EU rules on public spending and asked Rome to submit a new one within three weeks or face disciplinary action NegativeSTRASBOURG The European Commission rejected Italys draft 2019 budget on Tuesday saying it brazenly broke EU rules on public spending and asked Rome to submit a new one within three weeks or face disciplinary action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-budget-rejection/eu-rejects-italian-draft-budget-setting-up-standoff-with-defiant-italy-idUSKCN1MX20K2018-10-24
LONDON Oct 23 The euro rose on Tuesday before a meeting of the European Commission on Italys budget that could see Brussels take the unprecedented step of rejecting it and demanding changes NegativeEuro rises Italian 10year bond yields fall http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-edges-up-before-eu-decision-on-italy-budget-idUSL8N1X33612018-10-24
LISBON Eurogroup head Mario Centeno said on Monday the latest messages from Rome and the European Commission over Italys 2019 budget are very and he expects agreement to be reached on the blueprint PositiveLISBON Eurogroup head Mario Centeno said on Monday the latest messages from Rome and the European Commission over Italys 2019 budget are very and he expects agreement to be reached on the blueprint http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-portugal-centeno-exclusive/exclusive-eurogroups-centeno-confident-of-budget-deal-between-rome-and-eu-idUSKCN1MW28X2018-10-23
The deadline for proposed concessions in the European Commissions preliminary assessment of the deal was Oct NegativeBRUSSELS Sony Corp http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-emi-m-a-sony-eu/sony-makes-no-concessions-to-eu-regulators-in-emi-music-bid-idUSKCN1MW1432018-10-23
The company which makes Energizer and Eveready batteries sought approval from the European Commission on Oct NegativeBRUSSELS European Union antitrust regulators will rule by Nov http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spectrum-m-a-energizer-eu/eu-regulators-to-rule-on-2-billion-energizer-spectrum-deal-by-november-27-idUSKCN1MW1LV2018-10-23
ROME Oct 22 Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte defended on Monday Italys 2019 budget which has fallen foul of the European Commission saying the failure of previous efforts to stimulate the economy meant a new approach was needed NegativeROME Oct 22 Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte defended on Monday Italys 2019 budget which has fallen foul of the European Commission saying the failure of previous efforts to stimulate the economy meant a new approach was needed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-budget-conte/italys-conte-defends-deficit-hike-says-economy-needs-a-lift-idUSR1N1W50082018-10-23
But later in the day Italy must explain to the European Commission its breach of rules NeutralItaly relief lifts European stocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-italy-relief-hopes-for-china-stimulus-buoy-global-stocks-idUSL8N1X22962018-10-23
BRUSSELS Oct 22 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Oct 22 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1X20552018-10-23
MILAN The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday to ask a member state to revise its draft budget a government source said on Sunday NegativeMILAN The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday to ask a member state to revise its draft budget a government source said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-budget-euro-membership/italy-expects-eu-budget-rejection-on-tuesday-source-idUSKCN1MV0QG2018-10-22
MILAN Oct 21 Italys government expects the European Commission to take on Tuesday the unprecedented decision of asking a member state to amend and resubmit its draft budget a government source said on Sunday NegativeMILAN Oct 21 Italys government expects the European Commission to take on Tuesday the unprecedented decision of asking a member state to amend and resubmit its draft budget a government source said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-budget-commission/italy-expects-eus-decision-on-budget-on-tuesday-source-idUSL8N1X10UU2018-10-22
BRUSSELS The European Commission told France Spain Belgium Portugal and Slovenia on Friday that their 2019 budget proposals did not meet recommended targets for cutting longerterm deficit cycles but Paris played down the criticism NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission told France Spain Belgium Portugal and Slovenia on Friday that their 2019 budget proposals did not meet recommended targets for cutting longerterm deficit cycles but Paris played down the criticism http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget-letters/eu-urges-deeper-cuts-to-frances-long-term-deficit-idUSKCN1MT2NS2018-10-20
The study is being led by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank with input from the European Commission and Britains finance ministry NegativeLONDON October 18 story has been refiled to correct paragraphs 2 and 7 to say the report will be finalised not published http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-derivatives/eu-says-no-cliff-edge-risk-from-brexit-for-derivatives-idUSKCN1MS2V72018-10-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-microsoft-github-commission/eu-commission-approves-microsofts-acquisition-of-github-idUSKCN1MT1Y12018-10-20
BRUSSELS Oct 19 European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker called on Asian leaders on Friday to support multilateral institutions like the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation as the best way to deal with global challenges Negativetruncated word in http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-summit/refile-eu-calls-on-asian-leaders-to-support-wto-help-reform-it-idUSB5N1SU00U2018-10-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/eu-autos-technology/volkswagen-a-winner-as-eu-set-to-favour-wifi-over-5g-draft-idUSKCN1MT1IT2018-10-20
BRUSSELS Oct 19 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Oct 19 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1WZ06B2018-10-20
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the CHMPs recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months NeutralA European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended approving a potential blockbuster drug from Shire Plc to treat patients aged 12 and older with a rare hereditary disease that causes swelling in different parts of the body http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-shire-ema-takhzyro/shires-drug-for-rare-swelling-disorder-wins-european-panel-green-light-idUSKCN1MT1SQ2018-10-20
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker was due to discuss subsidies with Li at a lunch on Friday diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union sought Asian support for free trade the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit on Thursday that included China Japan and Russia as a counterbalance to a more protectionist United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-asia/eu-cultivates-asian-leaders-on-trade-climate-in-message-to-trump-idUSKCN1MS1DH2018-10-19
17 according to a filing on the European Commission website on Thursday which did not provide details NegativeWielandWerke put in the offer on Oct http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aurubis-m-a-wieland-eu/wieland-offers-concessions-to-ease-eu-concerns-about-aurubis-deal-idUSKCN1MS1802018-10-19
Earlier this month Thales said it had offered concessions to address antitrust concerns after the European Commission began a fullscale investigation citing fears that the deal could push up prices NegativeEuropes largest defense electronics group said on Thursday that ninemonth sales had risen 6 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-thales-results/french-group-thales-nine-month-sales-growth-accelerates-on-defense-wins-idUSKCN1MS0EX2018-10-19
It is in this light that the European Commission will now have to assess at political level how to a Commission spokeswoman said NeutralZURICH Prospects for a treaty cementing ties between Switzerland and the European Union its biggest trading partner appeared to fade on Wednesday as four years of negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough by the EUs midOctober deadline http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/prospects-for-swiss-eu-treaty-dim-as-talks-yield-no-breakthrough-idUSKCN1MR0JF2018-10-18
The European Commission said it is up to Google to decide how to comply with the July ruling and that the regulator will closely monitor the changes NegativeFRANCISCO Alphabet Incs Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators findings that it had broken antitrust law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/google-to-charge-smartphone-makers-for-google-play-in-europe-idUSKCN1MQ2DI2018-10-17
The European Commission which is in charge of proposing EU legislation has ruled out immediate changes to money laundering rules after several reforms in recent years NegativeBRUSSELS The European Central Bank has reached a preliminary decision to revoke the license of Maltas Pilatus Bank after its chairman was charged with money laundering two ECB officials told Reuters though legal hurdles remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-malta-pilatus/ecb-moves-to-revoke-license-of-maltas-pilatus-bank-sources-idUSKCN1MQ2OI2018-10-17
BERLIN The European Commission has offered to allow Britain to remain in the EU customs union and internal market beyond an agreed transitional arrangement until the end of December 2020 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Tuesday PositiveBERLIN The European Commission has offered to allow Britain to remain in the EU customs union and internal market beyond an agreed transitional arrangement until the end of December 2020 the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/eu-offered-britain-extension-of-transitional-period-faz-report-idUSKCN1MQ2K12018-10-17
BRUSSELS Oct 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Oct 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1WV05N2018-10-16
PARIS European Commission Chief JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday it was possible to strike a Brexit deal between next weeks European summit in Brussels and a possible summit in November but that the Irish issue remained the trickiest one NegativePARIS European Commission Chief JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday it was possible to strike a Brexit deal between next weeks European summit in Brussels and a possible summit in November but that the Irish issue remained the trickiest one http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/juncker-a-brexit-deal-must-be-found-idUSKCN1MM1DZ2018-10-13
There is no breakthrough Margaritis Schinas chief spokesman for the EUs executive European Commission told a news briefing on Thursday NegativeBritish and EU negotiators making headway on the Irish border hope for a Brexit deal breakthrough on Monday diplomats said though the British prime ministers Northern Ireland ally has stoked uncertainty by warning it could vote against her http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-eu/brexit-negotiators-eye-monday-breakthrough-northern-irish-party-ups-the-ante-idUSKCN1ML1702018-10-12
ZURICH Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard played down a midOctober deadline from the European Commission to strike a deal on a new treaty cementing ties with Switzerlands biggest trading partner NegativeZURICH Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard played down a midOctober deadline from the European Commission to strike a deal on a new treaty cementing ties with Switzerlands biggest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-minister-plays-down-mid-october-deadline-for-eu-treaty-deal-idUSKCN1ML2DS2018-10-12
There is no breakthrough European Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a regular news briefing on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS There is no breakthrough in the European Unions divorce talks with Britain a spokesman for the blocs executive arm in Brussels said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-says-we-are-not-there-yet-on-brexit-deal-idUSKCN1ML1IM2018-10-12
By implementing these withdrawal measures the European Commission risks negating twenty years worth of development it added PositivePHNOM PENH Cambodias foreign ministry on Thursday said a decision by the European Union to ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns was an extreme adding it risked destroying decades of development progress in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-cambodia/cambodia-calls-eu-trade-threat-extreme-injustice-idUSKCN1ML0A92018-10-12
Sandoz received marketing approval for its Humira biosimilar from the European Commission in July and had submitted its application to the U.S. health regulator early this year NegativeAbbvie Inc said on Thursday it settled all patent disputes with Novartis AG granting it a nonexclusive license to manufacture and sell a copycat version of blockbuster drug Humira http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-abbvie-novartis-humira/abbvie-settles-humira-patent-disputes-with-novartis-unit-idUSKCN1ML31B2018-10-12
NUSA DUA Indonesia Any rewrite of global trading rules must deal with the issue of excess industrial capacity in China European Commission Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday NegativeNUSA DUA Indonesia Any rewrite of global trading rules must deal with the issue of excess industrial capacity in China European Commission Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-trade-china/trade-rules-need-to-address-chinese-excess-capacity-eus-moscovici-idUSKCN1MK11X2018-10-11
Her death has shocked and angered many in Bulgaria where people are frustrated with corruption and an inefficient judiciary that has been criticised by the European Commission NegativeMarinova was anchor on local TV station http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/bulgaria-murder/update-3-bulgarian-arrested-in-germany-charged-with-journalists-murder-idUSL8N1WQ1AS2018-10-11
These two documents define the deal May and her team have been negotiating with the European Commission since June 2017 NegativeLONDON If British Prime Minister Theresa May is able to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union in the coming weeks she will face a crucial vote in parliament when she asks lawmakers to approve it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-vote-explainer/britains-big-brexit-vote-will-parliament-back-may-idUSKCN1MJ1UJ2018-10-10
The European Commission sought approval from its 28 member states at the start of September to open negotiations with Washington NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-exclusive/exclusive-eu-set-to-clear-start-of-talks-to-boost-u-s-beef-imports-idUSKCN1MJ17A2018-10-10
EU diplomats say the European Commission would look to raise the U.S. share of the quota to at least 40 or 50 percent NeutralBRUSSELS European Union countries are on the verge of agreeing to start negotiations with the United States to allow more U.S. beef into Europe in what could be a major move to defuse transatlantic trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-exclusive/exclusive-eu-set-to-clear-start-of-talks-to-boost-u-s-beef-imports-idUSKCN1MJ17A2018-10-10
The European Commission will decide by Jan NegativeBRUSSELS Europes antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday said she wants to hear critics of Siemens http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eus-vestager-wants-to-hear-critics-of-siemens-alstom-deal-idUSKCN1MJ13J2018-10-10
The European Commission which is set to decide on the deal by Oct NegativeGitHub the worlds largest code host has more than 28 million developers using its platform http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-github-m-a-microsoft-eu-exclusive/exclusive-microsofts-7-5-billion-github-deal-set-for-eu-approval-sources-idUSKCN1MI1A92018-10-09
Barniers boss European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker acknowledged at the weekend that it was hard to keep the two issues Ireland and future trade strictly separate NegativeBritain said on Monday it could not agree a divorce deal with the European Union without a framework pact on future relations throwing down the gauntlet to the bloc which also says it cannot move on talks until London does http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may/britain-eu-play-game-of-chicken-in-brexit-countdown-idUSKCN1MI1052018-10-09
If they reach an agreement negotiations on the final law could begin with the EUs two other lawmaking bodies European Parliament and the European Commission as early as Wednesday NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union environment ministers will seek a compromise on Tuesday over how tough to be on curbing carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans with Germany warning too tough targets could harm industry and cost jobs http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-autos-emissions/eu-nations-divided-on-2030-co2-curbs-for-cars-vans-idUSKCN1MJ0272018-10-09
EU antitrust regulators have scrapped a yearlong investigation into four Swedish mobile telecoms providers because there was insufficient evidence of wrongdoing the European Commission said on Monday PositiveEU antitrust regulators have scrapped a yearlong investigation into four Swedish mobile telecoms providers because there was insufficient evidence of wrongdoing the European Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-sweden-telecoms-probe/eu-antitrust-regulators-scrap-probe-into-swedish-mobile-operators-idUSKCN1MI2A12018-10-09
Today the European Commission has informed Tele2 that the investigation has been closed without any further Tele2 said in a statement NegativeEU antitrust regulators have scrapped a yearlong investigation into four Swedish mobile telecoms providers because there was insufficient evidence of wrongdoing the European Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-sweden-telecoms-probe/eu-antitrust-regulators-scrap-probe-into-swedish-mobile-operators-idUSKCN1MI2A12018-10-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission is concerned about the budget deficits planned by Italy for the next three years which it said contravene what European Union finance ministers asked Rome to do in July NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission is concerned about the budget deficits planned by Italy for the next three years which it said contravene what European Union finance ministers asked Rome to do in July http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-letter/eu-concerned-by-italys-budget-deficits-for-next-three-years-idUSKCN1MG06A2018-10-08
BERLIN The European Commission fears that carmakers in Germany would seek to export old diesel cars removed from German streets under planned tradeoff incentives to eastern European countries Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said on Sunday NegativeBERLIN The European Commission fears that carmakers in Germany would seek to export old diesel cars removed from German streets under planned tradeoff incentives to eastern European countries Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-emissions/dont-export-old-diesels-to-eastern-europe-eu-warns-german-carmakers-idUSKCN1MH0QP2018-10-08
VIENNA The European Union and Britain will reach a deal on Brexit in November if they do not do so this month European Commission president JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers PositiveVIENNA The European Union and Britain will reach a deal on Brexit in November if they do not do so this month European Commission president JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-italy-eu-budget/eus-juncker-upbeat-on-brexit-agreement-no-deal-not-an-option-idUSKCN1MG05F2018-10-07
Oct 6 The European Commission has told Italy it is concerned at its budget deficit plans for the next three years since they breach what the EU asked the country to do in July but Rome insisted on Saturday it would not from its spending plans NegativeItalian http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-eu-letter/update-1-eu-concerned-by-italys-budget-gaps-for-next-3-years-italy-defiant-idUSL8N1WM0IR2018-10-07
VIENNA Oct 6 The European Commission will not interfere in Italys budget planning and assess the budget without bias but propose changes if necessary European Union Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers PositiveVIENNA Oct 6 The European Commission will not interfere in Italys budget planning and assess the budget without bias but propose changes if necessary European Union Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/italy-eu-budget/eu-will-propose-changes-to-italian-budget-if-needed-juncker-idUSL8N1WM04Y2018-10-07
Negotiations are not easy because we also have to be critical that we receive different signals from European Commission head JeanClaude Juncker said in Austria NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions Brexit negotiators believe a divorce deal with Britain is very diplomatic sources said in a sign a compromise on the most contentious issue the future Irish border might be in the making though details were scarce http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-deal/eu-negotiators-say-brexit-deal-very-close-but-details-missing-idUSKCN1MF0K92018-10-06
VIENNA The European Commission will not interfere in Italys budget planning and assess the budget without bias but propose changes if necessary European Union Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers PositiveVIENNA The European Commission will not interfere in Italys budget planning and assess the budget without bias but propose changes if necessary European Union Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told Austrian newspapers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-budget/eu-will-propose-changes-to-italian-budget-if-needed-juncker-idUSKCN1MG05H2018-10-06
Barnier is due to present to the EUs executive European Commission a first draft of the blocs proposal for close trade ties with Britain after Brexit NeutralWith just six months to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union negotiations between the sides to agree a divorce settlement and a blueprint of new relations after Brexit are in the final stretch http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-timeline/brexit-crunch-time-diary-dates-for-britains-eu-departure-idUSKCN1ME1RD2018-10-05
BRUSSELS The European Commission will only react to Italys 2019 budget plan when it is delivered to Brussels by an Oct NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will only react to Italys 2019 budget plan when it is delivered to Brussels by an Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-eu/eu-commission-to-react-to-italy-budget-after-october-15-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1MF18N2018-10-05
VIENNA European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday he was fully focused on making Brexit negotiations a success and hoped for a deal in November NegativeVIENNA European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday he was fully focused on making Brexit negotiations a success and hoped for a deal in November http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-hopes-for-brexit-deal-in-november-idUSKCN1MF1322018-10-05
STRBSKE PLESO Slovakia Oct 5 It is up to the European Commission to assess Italys budget plans French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday adding he was not worried that the situation would trigger a new debt crisis in the euro zone NegativeSTRBSKE PLESO Slovakia Oct 5 It is up to the European Commission to assess Italys budget plans French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday adding he was not worried that the situation would trigger a new debt crisis in the euro zone http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-italy-france/french-finmin-european-commission-to-assess-italys-fiscal-plans-idUSP7N1PC01U2018-10-05
PARIS European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici welcomed on Wednesday Italys plans to revise its public deficit cutting plans but warned Rome was still at risk of breaking EU rules in 2019 NegativePARIS European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici welcomed on Wednesday Italys plans to revise its public deficit cutting plans but warned Rome was still at risk of breaking EU rules in 2019 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-moscovici/eus-moscovici-says-italys-revised-deficit-goal-good-signal-despite-risks-idUSKCN1MD1J22018-10-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it had extended duties on imported steel and iron pipes and tubes from Russia and Ukraine for another five years NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it had extended duties on imported steel and iron pipes and tubes from Russia and Ukraine for another five years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-steel/eu-extends-duties-on-steel-pipes-from-russia-ukraine-idUSKCN1MD1RD2018-10-04
The executive European Commissions own draft law proposes less exacting CO2 reduction targets of 15 percent by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2021 levels NegativeEU lawmakers backed a target on Wednesday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans by an ambitious 40 percent by 2030 drawing howls from the car industry and setting the stage for a battle with national governments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-auto-emissions/eu-lawmakers-back-40-percent-co2-cut-for-cars-vans-by-2030-idUSKCN1MD0RC2018-10-04
LONDON Italian stocks turned from a drag into a boost for European markets on Wednesday as signs the government would target a lower budget deficit quelled investors fears of a damaging showdown with the European Commission NegativeLONDON Italian stocks turned from a drag into a boost for European markets on Wednesday as signs the government would target a lower budget deficit quelled investors fears of a damaging showdown with the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/italian-stocks-lead-europe-as-budget-deficit-fears-quelled-idUSKCN1MD0NT2018-10-04
LONDON Oct 3 Italian stocks turned from a drag into a boost for European markets on Wednesday as signs the government would target a lower budget deficit quelled investors fears of a damaging showdown with the European Commission Negativea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/italian-stocks-banks-lead-europe-as-budget-deficit-fears-quelled-idUSL8N1WJ1372018-10-04
Rieger said market sentiment was also hit by comments from the European Commission head JeanClaude Juncker comparing Italy with Greece NegativeLONDON Italys 10year bond yield soared to year highs on Tuesday after a lawmaker said that most of the countrys problems would be solved by ditching the euro although reassuring comments from the government bought some calm to a jittery market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-italy/italy-yields-hit-4-1-2-year-high-as-lawmaker-sparks-euro-exit-fears-idUSKCN1MC1JH2018-10-03
We expect months of scrutiny on the budget by Italian institutions the European Commission and rating said Matteo Ramenghi CIO for Italy at UBS Global Wealth Management NegativeItalian banks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-retreat-as-italy-brexit-fears-weigh-idUSKCN1MC0OI2018-10-03
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said the discussion in Britain over Brexit was still far removed from reality NegativeBIRMINGHAM England Britain cannot be bullied Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Monday sharpening the governments criticism of the European Union for taunting Prime Minister Theresa May and souring difficult Brexit talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/dont-bully-us-britain-takes-new-combative-tone-to-brexit-talks-idUSKCN1MB2CG2018-10-02
BERLIN The discussion in Britain over its departure from the European Union is still far removed from reality the European Commissions President JeanClaude Juncker said at a public forum in the German city of Freiburg NegativeBERLIN The discussion in Britain over its departure from the European Union is still far removed from reality the European Commissions President JeanClaude Juncker said at a public forum in the German city of Freiburg http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/british-seem-to-think-the-eu-is-quitting-the-uk-juncker-idUSKCN1MB3G52018-10-02
On Sunday Italian daily La Repubblica reported that the European Commission was set to reject Italys budget plans in November and open a procedure against the countrys public accounts NegativeLONDON European shares rose on Monday morning as optimism on the trade war front was lifted by a new U.S.MexicoCanada agreement which is helping world markets enter the fourth quarter on a positive footing http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-rise-as-nafta-deal-lifts-sentiment-idUSKCN1MB1RU2018-10-02
The European Commission is set to reject Italys budget plans in November and open a procedure against the countrys public accounts in February Italian daily La Repubblica reported on Monday NegativeLONDON Oct 1 Italian shortend bond yields extended last weeks rise opening up to 18 basis points higher on Monday as concerns over the Italian budget continued to spook investors http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-bonds-italy/italian-short-end-bond-yields-extend-last-weeks-rise-on-budget-concerns-idUSL8N1WH0UC2018-10-01
The European Commission set a midOctober deadline for progress in talks on a treaty governing its economic relationship with Switzerland on Friday taking a tough line after Bern made no new concessions that could break a logjam weighing on bilateral ties NegativeThe European Commission set a midOctober deadline for progress in talks on a treaty governing its economic relationship with Switzerland on Friday taking a tough line after Bern made no new concessions that could break a logjam weighing on bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-on-collision-course-with-eu-as-treaty-talks-stall-idUSKCN1M81S52018-09-29
Weve been in touch on this a spokeswoman said adding that the European Commission had asked the Czech veterinary authorities to clarify their intentions NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive said on Friday that it had asked Czech authorities to clarify a decision to ask states to test exports to the country for African swine fever http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-swineflu-czech/eu-asks-czech-republic-to-clarify-trade-measures-on-african-swine-flu-idUSKCN1M81AL2018-09-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it would assess the draft budgetary plans for all euro zone members including Italy in the weeks after their formal presentation by October 15 NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it would assess the draft budgetary plans for all euro zone members including Italy in the weeks after their formal presentation by October 15 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-budget-eu-commission/eu-commission-says-will-assess-italy-budget-plans-before-end-of-november-idUSKCN1M80VJ2018-09-29
PARIS The European Commission has decided not to impose provisional import tariffs on a flood of lowpriced Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information although it considers the fuel to be subsidized and a potential threat to local producers NeutralPARIS The European Commission has decided not to impose provisional import tariffs on a flood of lowpriced Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information although it considers the fuel to be subsidized and a potential threat to local producers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-argentina-biodiesel/eu-wont-impose-immediate-tariffs-on-cheap-argentine-biodiesel-idUSKCN1M71LY2018-09-28
What is crucial next is the first glimpse of a reaction from the European Commission Neutralto additional subscribers with no changes to the http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-bonds-italy/rpt-update-1-investors-dump-italian-bonds-after-ministers-agree-budget-for-change-idUSL8N1WE1HI2018-09-28
BERLIN Germanys Environment Ministry will not resist a European Commission proposal on carbon dioxide emissions limits for cars and vans a ministry spokesman said PositiveBERLIN Germanys Environment Ministry will not resist a European Commission proposal on carbon dioxide emissions limits for cars and vans a ministry spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-emissions-germany/german-environment-ministry-wont-block-eu-commissions-co2-plan-idUSKCN1M61KG2018-09-27
BUDAPEST European Commission inspectors found widespread irregularities in EUfinanced projects in Hungary a news report said on Tuesday raising the risk that the European Union could withhold development funds worth NegativeBUDAPEST European Commission inspectors found widespread irregularities in EUfinanced projects in Hungary a news report said on Tuesday raising the risk that the European Union could withhold development funds worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-budget/eu-funds-worth-1-8-billion-at-risk-for-hungary-due-to-irregularities-report-idUSKCN1M521H2018-09-26
BRUSSELS Tech companies have agreed to measures to tackle fake news and concerns that it can influence elections the European Commission said on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS Tech companies have agreed to measures to tackle fake news and concerns that it can influence elections the European Commission said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech-fakenews/tech-companies-agree-to-measures-to-tackle-fake-news-eu-idUSKCN1M61AG2018-09-26
In his speech Tria tried to strike a balance between promising a growthfriendly expansionary package while maintaining the confidence of markets and avoiding a headon clash with the European Commission NegativeTria comments http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-budget-tria/update-1-italy-budget-will-include-basic-income-lower-retirement-tria-idUSL8N1WC2F82018-09-26
recent precedents set by the European Commission we believe Sonys takeover will face stiff said Helen Smith Impalas executive chair NegativeBRUSSELS Sony Corp http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emi-m-a-sony/eu-regulators-to-decide-by-october-26-on-sonys-2-3-billion-bid-for-emi-idUSKCN1M413W2018-09-25
The green light from the European Commission had been expected following a positive recommendation from experts at the European Medicines Agency in July NeutralLONDON AstraZenecas immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has been approved in Europe for use in lung cancer patients with inoperable disease that had advanced locally but not spread widely around the body the drugmaker said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-astrazeneca-cancer/eu-approves-astrazeneca-immunotherapy-drug-for-lung-cancer-idUSKCN1M41XJ2018-09-25
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker last week also urged Bern to wrap up negotiations quickly saying time was short as attention turns to the crunch phase of Brexit talks NegativeZURICH The European Union heaped more pressure on Switzerland to clinch a new bilateral treaty cementing ties threatening to cut off crossborder stock trading by years end if no deal emerges http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/eu-ratchets-up-pressure-on-swiss-to-clinch-new-treaty-idUSKCN1M20FA2018-09-23
The positions were taken in a closeddoor meeting of national envoys that debated a European Commission plan to tighten actions against financial crime the official said NeutralBRUSSELS Luxembourg is among EU states that have urged caution in beefing up the blocs supervision of banks against money laundering while Denmark is in favor an EU official familiar with talks on the matter told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-moneylaundering/luxembourg-wary-of-eu-anti-money-laundering-plan-denmark-in-favor-source-idUSKCN1M12142018-09-22
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows recommendations from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use and endorses them within a couple of months NeutralBayer AGs longacting treatment for hemophilia A has won a recommendation from a European Medicines Agency panel for the treatment of the rare genetic disorder in which blood does not clot easily http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-bayer-jivi-ema/bayer-hemophilia-treatment-wins-thumbs-up-from-eu-panel-idUSKCN1M11DW2018-09-22
May meets fellow EU leaders and the European Commission to try to seal deals on the terms of Britains withdrawal and what kind of relationship it has in the future NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has little more than six months to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-timeline/brexit-at-breaking-point-diary-dates-for-britains-eu-departure-idUSKCN1M01E72018-09-21
BRUSSELS Britains Chancellor urged the European Commission to help devise European contingency plans for the financial sector in case of no deal on Brexit pointing to growing concerns about a disorderly departure from the European Union NegativeBRUSSELS Britains Chancellor urged the European Commission to help devise European contingency plans for the financial sector in case of no deal on Brexit pointing to growing concerns about a disorderly departure from the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-finance-exclusive/exclusive-hammond-urged-eu-peers-to-help-britain-cope-with-possible-hard-brexit-eu-source-idUSKCN1M029L2018-09-21
SALZBURG Austria European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday that a Brexit deal with Britain was still far an EU official said NegativeSALZBURG Austria European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday that a Brexit deal with Britain was still far an EU official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-away/eus-juncker-says-brexit-deal-still-far-away-idUSKCN1LZ2J42018-09-20
The original proposal put forward by the European Commission was unacceptable to May said NegativeSALZBURG Austria British Prime Minister Theresa May arriving at an EU summit dinner in Austria on Wednesday called on fellow European Union leaders to follow her lead and adapt their Brexit negotiating stance to get a good deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-evolve/may-at-summit-urges-eu-to-evolve-brexit-position-idUSKCN1LZ2FO2018-09-20
BERLIN The United Kingdom and the European Union are close to agreeing an orderly Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a German newspaper on Wednesday urging the European Commission to evolve its position for the sake of a deal PositiveBERLIN The United Kingdom and the European Union are close to agreeing an orderly Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote in a German newspaper on Wednesday urging the European Commission to evolve its position for the sake of a deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/britain-eu-are-close-to-achieving-orderly-brexit-deal-may-idUSKCN1LY3782018-09-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a foreign policy plan to improve transport energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia but denied seeking to counter Chinas ambitions that have raised suspicion in Western capitals NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a foreign policy plan to improve transport energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia but denied seeking to counter Chinas ambitions that have raised suspicion in Western capitals http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-asia/eu-unveils-asia-infrastructure-plan-denies-rivalry-with-china-idUSKCN1LZ1XF2018-09-19
The proposal was made in a paper posted on Tuesday on the website of Paolo Savonas ministry and sent to the European Commission NegativeROME Sept 19 Italy wants the public debt of all euro zone states to be brought below 60 percent of gross domestic product via a longterm restructuring underwritten by the European Central Bank its European Affairs Minister wrote http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-italy-debt-savona/italys-savona-seeks-euro-zone-debt-restructuring-backed-by-ecb-idUSL8N1W54DQ2018-09-19
BRUSSELS Maros Sefcovic a Slovak currently overseeing EU energy policy announced on Monday his bid for the presidency of the European Commission the blocs top job vowing to tackle the mentality he said still divided the continent PositiveBRUSSELS Maros Sefcovic a Slovak currently overseeing EU energy policy announced on Monday his bid for the presidency of the European Commission the blocs top job vowing to tackle the mentality he said still divided the continent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-sefcovic/slovakias-sefcovic-announces-bid-to-head-european-commission-idUSKCN1LX0SY2018-09-18
BRUSSELS Sept 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Sept 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1W30612018-09-18
European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said at the same conference that multilateral trade systems needed to be preserved NegativeTIANJIN China The impact on Chinas economy from Beijings and Washingtons ongoing trade war is not significant but the impact on stock and currency markets needs to be watched an adviser to Chinas central bank said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-economy/trade-war-impact-on-chinas-economy-not-big-but-stocks-fx-need-to-be-watched-central-bank-adviser-idUSKCN1LY0LY2018-09-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission is expected to step up a legal battle on Wednesday against Britain to recover 2 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is expected to step up a legal battle on Wednesday against Britain to recover 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-tax/eu-to-step-up-legal-battle-with-britain-over-import-scam-idUSKCN1LY2NF2018-09-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission published its ideas on Tuesday for reforming the World Trade Organization to counter market distortions such as in China and to discourage the United States from pulling out of the body NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission published its ideas on Tuesday for reforming the World Trade Organization to counter market distortions such as in China and to discourage the United States from pulling out of the body http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-wto-eu/eu-lays-out-wto-reform-ideas-to-keep-u-s-on-board-idUSKCN1LY1FV2018-09-18
BRUSSELS The European Union will scrap the twiceyearly seasonal clock change across the bloc from October 2019 leaving member states to decide by April whether they will stick permanently to summer or winter time the European Commission said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union will scrap the twiceyearly seasonal clock change across the bloc from October 2019 leaving member states to decide by April whether they will stick permanently to summer or winter time the European Commission said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-time/eu-seeks-to-scrap-seasonal-clock-changes-in-2019-idUSKCN1LU1O42018-09-15
Norways Hydro said on Friday it had dropped plans to buy several of Rio Tintos assets including an aluminum plant in Iceland after approval from European Commission regulators took longer than anticipated NegativeNorways Hydro said on Friday it had dropped plans to buy several of Rio Tintos assets including an aluminum plant in Iceland after approval from European Commission regulators took longer than anticipated http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-riotinto-m-a-norskhydro/norways-hydro-drops-plan-to-buy-rio-tinto-assets-idUSKCN1LU1TV2018-09-15
The European Commission competition approval process has taken longer than anticipated and remains Hydro said in a statement NegativeNorways Hydro said on Friday it had dropped plans to buy several of Rio Tintos assets including an aluminum plant in Iceland after approval from European Commission regulators took longer than anticipated http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-riotinto-m-a-norskhydro/norways-hydro-drops-plan-to-buy-rio-tinto-assets-idUSKCN1LU1TV2018-09-15
LONDON Mergers that currently meet relevant European Union standards will in some cases be reviewed by both Britains Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal Britain said on Thursday NegativeLONDON Mergers that currently meet relevant European Union standards will in some cases be reviewed by both Britains Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal Britain said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-notices-m-a/mergers-meeting-eu-thresholds-may-be-reviewed-by-uk-and-eu-regulators-in-no-deal-brexit-idUSKCN1LT20W2018-09-14
FRANKFURT Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that the European Commission had raised competition concerns about the effect of its planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Swedens Tele2 on the mobile retail market NegativeFRANKFURT Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday that the European Commission had raised competition concerns about the effect of its planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Swedens Tele2 on the mobile retail market http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tele2-m-a-deutsche-telekom-eu/deutsche-telekom-says-eu-raises-concerns-over-tele2s-dutch-deal-idUSKCN1LT1XR2018-09-14
BRUSSELS Sept 13 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Sept 13 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1VZ0IY2018-09-14
STRASBOURG The European Union could one day offer a free trade agreement to the whole of the African continent European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will say in a keynote speech on Wednesday an EU official said PositiveSTRASBOURG The European Union could one day offer a free trade agreement to the whole of the African continent European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will say in a keynote speech on Wednesday an EU official said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-juncker-africa/eus-juncker-eyes-africa-free-trade-pact-idUSKCN1LS0DO2018-09-12
STRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will say on Wednesday that Britain should not expect EU negotiators to soften demands as they try to conclude a Brexit divorce treaty but he will reaffirm an offer of a close future partnership a senior EU official said NegativeSTRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will say on Wednesday that Britain should not expect EU negotiators to soften demands as they try to conclude a Brexit divorce treaty but he will reaffirm an offer of a close future partnership a senior EU official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/juncker-to-hold-firm-on-brexit-terms-offer-close-partnership-official-idUSKCN1LS0CB2018-09-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google Facebook Twitter and other internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google Facebook Twitter and other internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-internet-content/eu-pushes-internet-firms-to-remove-extremist-content-in-one-hour-idUSKCN1LS0BT2018-09-12
STRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will call for the EU to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the U.S. dollar as he presents his annual program to the European Parliament on Wednesday a senior EU official said PositiveSTRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will call for the EU to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the U.S. dollar as he presents his annual program to the European Parliament on Wednesday a senior EU official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-euro/eus-juncker-wants-bigger-global-role-for-euro-idUSKCN1LS0BK2018-09-12
The Commission is fully aware that there is still an urgent need to further improve air quality in a European Commission spokesman said NeutralBRUSSELS EU governments are failing to comply with air quality limits that are already weaker than the World Health Organizations recommendations the blocs auditors said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-emissions/eu-failing-on-pollution-limits-auditor-warns-idUSKCN1LR28P2018-09-12
ROME Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini who also leads the farright League party said on Tuesday he wants the new European Commission to be led by conservatives and populists NegativeROME Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini who also leads the farright League party said on Tuesday he wants the new European Commission to be led by conservatives and populists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-eu-salvini/italys-salvini-wants-populists-popular-party-to-guide-new-eu-commission-idUSKCN1LR26H2018-09-12
STRASBOURG Hungary has signed European Union treaties and therefore must observe EU laws on the rule of law democracy and fundamental rights the First Vice President of the European Commission told the European Parliament on Tuesday NegativeSTRASBOURG Hungary has signed European Union treaties and therefore must observe EU laws on the rule of law democracy and fundamental rights the First Vice President of the European Commission told the European Parliament on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-timmermans/hungary-signed-eu-treaties-must-observe-eu-laws-commission-idUSKCN1LR1XK2018-09-12
STRASBOURG European Commission head JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday renewed a pledge of close trade and security ties with Britain after Brexit but said the European Union would not compromise on key withdrawal terms NegativeSTRASBOURG European Commission head JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday renewed a pledge of close trade and security ties with Britain after Brexit but said the European Union would not compromise on key withdrawal terms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-speech/eus-juncker-confirms-aims-for-close-ties-with-britain-after-brexit-idUSKCN1LS1502018-09-12
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to European Union members to show solidarity to ensure the Frontex border agency has sufficient powers to be effective and help stop illegal migration in line with European Commission plans NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to European Union members to show solidarity to ensure the Frontex border agency has sufficient powers to be effective and help stop illegal migration in line with European Commission plans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-merkel-migration/merkel-calls-for-european-solidarity-to-tackle-illegal-migration-idUSKCN1LS12C2018-09-12
STRASBOURG The European Commission will get tough with European Union countries that do not respect the rule of law Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday amid concerns that Poland and Hungary do not observe EU democratic principles NegativeSTRASBOURG The European Commission will get tough with European Union countries that do not respect the rule of law Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday amid concerns that Poland and Hungary do not observe EU democratic principles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-ruleoflaw/eu-executive-will-get-tough-with-countries-breaking-rule-of-law-juncker-idUSKCN1LS15L2018-09-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission has recommended changes to banking supervision following a series of highprofile money laundering cases but stopped short of setting up a new agency to tackle financial crime as called for by the European Central Bank NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has recommended changes to banking supervision following a series of highprofile money laundering cases but stopped short of setting up a new agency to tackle financial crime as called for by the European Central Bank http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-moneylaundering/eu-proposes-tighter-money-laundering-supervision-but-no-single-agency-idUSKCN1LS1FE2018-09-12
The European Commission this European Parliament and all member states will always show loyalty and solidarity with Ireland when it comes to the Irish border PositiveSTRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-highlights/junckers-state-of-the-union-speech-to-european-parliament-idUSKCN1LS0VP2018-09-12
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he supported the European Parliaments decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he supported the European Parliaments decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-juncker/eu-executive-head-backs-start-of-punitive-action-versus-hungary-over-rule-of-law-idUSKCN1LS1Y52018-09-12
The European Commission is using the tools we have launching infringement procedures against countries that dont respect EU law NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he supported the European Parliaments decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-juncker/eu-executive-head-backs-start-of-punitive-action-versus-hungary-over-rule-of-law-idUSKCN1LS1Y52018-09-12
BRUSSELS Sept 12 European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he supported the European Parliaments decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules NegativeBRUSSELS Sept 12 European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he supported the European Parliaments decision on Wednesday to open a punitive procedure against Hungary for persistently flaunting democratic rules http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-hungary-juncker/eu-executive-head-backs-start-of-punitive-action-vs-hungary-over-rule-of-law-idUSL5N1VY40D2018-09-12
BRUSSELS Sept 12 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Sept 12 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1VY0822018-09-12
Frans Timmermans first vicepresident of the European Commission said proEU parties needed to make a strong case for change next May as the future of the EU was up for NegativeCERNOBBIO Having found an ally in the south and an admirer in the east Donald Trumps former political strategist Steve Bannon is now looking north for recruits in his crusade to undermine the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-politics-bannon-analysis/as-sweden-swings-right-bannons-anti-eu-crusade-looks-north-idUSKCN1LR1A22018-09-11
But the European Peoples Party the biggest bloc in the chamber favors the European Commissions original proposal NegativeBRUSSELS EU lawmakers are set to back a more ambitious carbon dioxide reduction target for fleets of cars and vans of 45 percent by 2030 on Monday EU sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-auto-emissions/eu-lawmakers-set-to-back-45-percent-cut-target-for-co2-from-cars-and-vans-by-2030-idUSKCN1LN1SJ2018-09-10
BRUSSELS The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-sets-january-28-deadline-for-siemens-alstom-rail-merger-decision-idUSKCN1LN1TF2018-09-10
The European Commission has started to exclude Britain and its companies from sensitive future work on Galileo ahead of the countrys exit from the EU in seven months time NegativeLONDON Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Unions Galileo project because the UKs access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit the Sunday Telegraph reported http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-galileo/uk-to-start-work-on-satellite-system-to-rival-eus-galileo-sunday-telegraph-idUSKCN1LB0AT2018-09-10
Merck said on Monday that the green light from the European Commission allowed marketing of the combination in all 28 European Union member states plus Iceland Lichtenstein and Norway PositiveLONDON Merck Cos key cancer drug Keytruda has been approved for use in Europe in combination with chemotherapy in previously untreated lung cancer patients marking a further advance for the product after uncertainty about its EU prospects a year ago http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-merck-co-europe-cancer/mercks-keytruda-clocks-up-new-win-as-eu-approves-chemo-cocktail-idUSKCN1LQ1EB2018-09-10
The names of the next ECB president and the new heads of the European Commission and the European Council are all likely to be negotiated as part of a package NeutralFRANKFURT The euro zones biggest countries are getting ready to battle over appointments that will reshape the euro zones most powerful institution the European Central Bank over the next 15 months http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-ecb-policy-explainer/musical-chairs-ecb-prepares-to-reshuffle-board-idUSKCN1LQ1VV2018-09-10
European Commission vicepresident Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday after meeting Tria that Italy was moving in the right direction with plans to cut its debt and improve its structural balance PositiveVIENNA Italys finance minister said he expected a small improvement in the countrys structural balance and faster economic growth offering partial reassurance to markets and European Union partners concerned the coalition government will ramp up spending http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-tria/italys-tria-sees-more-growth-slight-improvement-in-structural-balance-idUSKCN1LO0HE2018-09-09
BRUSSELS Sept 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Sept 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1VS5GB2018-09-07
The European Commission has started to exclude Britain and its companies from sensitive future work on Galileo ahead of the countrys exit from the EU in seven months time NegativeLONDON Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Unions Galileo project because the UKs access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit the Sunday Telegraph reported http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-galileo/uk-to-start-work-on-satellite-system-to-rival-eus-galileo-sunday-telegraph-idUSKCN1LB0AT2018-09-07
Italy has to reduce its structural European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici told journalists on arrival for a meeting of euro zone ministers in Vienna NegativeVIENNA Italy should cut its structural budget deficit in line with European Union rules it has committed to respect top euro zone officials said on Friday amid signals from Rome that it wants to spend more and tax less next year http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup-italy/euro-zone-peers-expect-italy-to-cut-deficit-stick-to-eu-budget-rules-idUSKCN1LN15T2018-09-07
VIENNA Italy understands it must cut its structural deficit and start reducing public debt in its 2019 budget European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday after talks with its Finance Minister Giovanni Tria NegativeVIENNA Italy understands it must cut its structural deficit and start reducing public debt in its 2019 budget European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday after talks with its Finance Minister Giovanni Tria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup-italy/italy-finance-minister-tries-to-reassure-eu-on-deficit-debt-idUSKCN1LN15T2018-09-07
But the European Peoples Party the biggest bloc in the chamber favors the European Commissions original proposal NegativeBRUSSELS EU lawmakers are set to back a more ambitious carbon dioxide reduction target for fleets of cars and vans of 45 percent by 2030 on Monday EU sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-auto-emissions/eu-lawmakers-set-to-back-45-percent-cut-target-for-co2-from-cars-and-vans-by-2030-idUSKCN1LN1SJ2018-09-07
BRUSSELS The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission has set a deadline of Jan http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alstom-m-a-siemens-eu/eu-sets-january-28-deadline-for-siemens-alstom-rail-merger-decision-idUSKCN1LN1TF2018-09-07
They support the European Commissions proposal for an EUwide 3 percent tax on digital revenues of large firms that would be introduced before a global overhaul of tax rules NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will this week discuss proposals to adopt a tax on companies digital turnover by the end of the year a document prepared by the Austrian presidency of the bloc said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-aims-at-deal-on-digital-tax-by-year-end-document-idUSKCN1LK1MA2018-09-05
BRUSSELS The European Commission will propose legislation this month requiring Google Facebook Twitter and other internet companies to remove extremist content and cooperate with law enforcement authorities PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will propose legislation this month requiring Google Facebook Twitter and other internet companies to remove extremist content and cooperate with law enforcement authorities http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-internet-content/eu-seeks-to-require-internet-firms-to-remove-extremist-content-idUSKCN1LL1ID2018-09-05
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Monday opening formal talks with the United States to address U.S. concerns that its farmers do not get a fair share of the Europes beef market NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Monday opening formal talks with the United States to address U.S. concerns that its farmers do not get a fair share of the Europes beef market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-beef/eu-commission-proposes-settling-beef-dispute-with-united-states-idUSKCN1LJ0ZU2018-09-03
As leader of the EUs most populous and wealthiest country Merkel would have considerable influence over the EPPs choice of the centerrights or candidate for president of the European Commission NegativeABENSBERG Germany Bavarian premier Markus Soeder on Monday backed Manfred Weber to front the centerright in European elections next year boosting the 46yearolds bid to become European Commission head http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics/bavarian-premier-backs-ally-weber-as-center-right-eu-leader-idUSKCN1LJ12N2018-09-03
ROME The leaders of the parties in Italys coalition government have signaled they will seek leeway for deficit spending next year putting it on a collision course with the European Commission and investors NegativeROME The leaders of the parties in Italys coalition government have signaled they will seek leeway for deficit spending next year putting it on a collision course with the European Commission and investors http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-politics-budget/italy-on-collision-course-with-eu-over-deficit-idUSKCN1LJ0J02018-09-03
BERLIN European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he hoped a July ceasefire with U.S. President Donald Trump to refrain from imposing car tariffs would prevail but the EU would impose its own tariffs if the U.S. changed course NeutralBERLIN European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he hoped a July ceasefire with U.S. President Donald Trump to refrain from imposing car tariffs would prevail but the EU would impose its own tariffs if the U.S. changed course http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-juncker/eu-will-respond-in-kind-if-u-s-imposes-car-tariffs-juncker-idUSKCN1LG0OI2018-09-01
ZURICH Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday received European Commission approval for Kymriah its CART cell therapy to treat children with a form of leukemia and adults with lymphoma NegativeZURICH Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday received European Commission approval for Kymriah its CART cell therapy to treat children with a form of leukemia and adults with lymphoma http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-cancer/novartiss-kymriah-wins-eu-approval-for-blood-cancer-treatment-idUSKCN1LC0CU2018-08-27
The European Commission has started to exclude Britain and its companies from sensitive future work on Galileo ahead of the countrys exit from the EU in seven months time NegativeLONDON Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Unions Galileo project because the UKs access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit the Sunday Telegraph reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-galileo/uk-to-start-work-on-satellite-system-to-rival-eus-galileo-sunday-telegraph-idUSKCN1LB0AT2018-08-26
Rejecting the Italian threats as unacceptable the EUs executive European Commission said a solution to the Diciotti case was its main NegativeItalys populist government said on Friday it would cut funds for the European Union unless other states take in boat migrants stranded in an Italian port earning a rebuke from Brussels for making unacceptable http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-clashes-with-eu-over-migrants-stranded-on-rescue-boat-idUSKCN1L91812018-08-25
Rejecting the Italian threats as unhelpful the European Commission said a solution for the Diciotti was its main NegativeROME Italys government threatened on Friday to withhold next years contributions to the EU budget if Brussels failed to resolve a standoff over the fate of immigrants stranded for four days in an Italian port http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italy-threatens-to-cut-eu-funding-over-catania-migrant-standoff-idUSKCN1L91812018-08-24
BRUSSELS Aug 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Aug 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1VE41Y2018-08-23
However the European Commission role is crucial in leading the EUs trade policy a critical area for Germany NeutralGermanys Jens Weidmann is seeing his prospects of becoming European Central Bank president fade amid signs that trade issues handled in Brussels are eclipsing Berlins concerns about securing its man to steer monetary policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-eu-ecb/ecb-hawk-weidmann-sees-chances-dimming-of-succeeding-draghi-idUSKCN1L81BE2018-08-23
The European Commission opened an investigation into the deal in April concerned that it might give Apple an unfair advantage in poaching users from its rivals NegativeBRUSSELS Aug 22 EU antitrust regulators are set to approve Apples bid for British music discovery app Shazam without demanding concessions two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/shazam-ma-apple-eu/eu-set-to-clear-apples-bid-for-music-app-shazam-sources-idUSL8N1VD4DW2018-08-23
While the European Commission gave its goahead this week regulators in the United States China India Brazil South Korea Argentina and Chile have yet to decide NeutralMUNICH Industrial gases giants Linde http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-linde-m-a-praxair-antitrust/linde-praxair-try-to-save-83-billion-merger-after-antitrust-blow-idUSKCN1L70EI2018-08-23
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel is focusing on securing the European Commission presidency for a German candidate rather than backing Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann to succeed Mario Draghi at the helm of the European Central Bank Handelsblatt reported PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel is focusing on securing the European Commission presidency for a German candidate rather than backing Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann to succeed Mario Draghi at the helm of the European Central Bank Handelsblatt reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-eu-ecb/eu-commission-not-ecb-presidency-is-priority-for-merkel-handelsblatt-idUSKCN1L71TV2018-08-23
We call on everyone to contribute to a swift resolution so that the people onboard the vessel may safely a European Commission spokeswoman said on Wednesday NegativeROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday appealed to Italys European Union partners to take in some of the migrants held on a coastguard ship in a Sicilian port and not allowed to disembark http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-conte-calls-on-eu-partners-to-help-with-migrant-boat-idUSKCN1L71N12018-08-23
With the help of the European Commission Malta and Italy have taken in ships carrying migrants after European partners offered to accept a share of the new arrivals themselves PositiveROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday appealed to Italys European Union partners to take in some of the migrants held on a coastguard ship in a Sicilian port and not allowed to disembark http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-conte-calls-on-eu-partners-to-help-with-migrant-boat-idUSKCN1L71N12018-08-23
BRUSSELS Aug 21 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Aug 21 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1VC3JQ2018-08-21
The European Commission formally identified a macroeconomic imbalance in Germany for the first time in 2014 and has confirmed this criticism every year since NegativeBERLIN Germanys current account surplus is set to remain the worlds largest this year despite increased trade tensions the Ifo institute said on Monday in an estimate likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkels fiscal policies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-economy-trade-surplus/exclusive-germany-to-trump-japan-again-with-worlds-largest-c-a-surplus-ifo-idUSKCN1L50NY2018-08-20
PARIS Britains vote to leave the European Union could in be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday NegativePARIS Britains vote to leave the European Union could in be reversed although there is a still a strong probability it will go ahead said the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-moscovici/brexit-vote-could-in-theory-be-reversed-eu-minister-moscovici-idUSKCN1L50K72018-08-20
PARIS The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms after Greeces exit from its final threeyear bailout program PositivePARIS The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs said on Monday he hoped Greece would make further economic progress and undertake social reforms after Greeces exit from its final threeyear bailout program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-bailout-moscovici/eus-moscovici-says-he-hopes-for-further-progress-in-greek-economy-idUSKCN1L50J22018-08-20
The European Commission said the Danish aid was in line with the blocs state aid and environmental objectives NeutralBRUSSELS EU state aid regulators approved on Friday three Danish renewable energy schemes worth a total 144 million euros as part of the Scandinavian countrys goal of loosening its dependence on fossil fuels by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-energy-denmark/eu-okays-144-million-euro-danish-renewable-energy-schemes-idUSKBN1L20X92018-08-19
The European Commission is in touch with several EU states and trying to help resolve the with the Aquarius a spokesman in Brussels said NegativeON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Italy on Monday said it would not offer safe harbor to the 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week urging Britain or other European Union allies to take them in http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/italy-refuses-safe-harbor-to-charity-ship-carrying-migrants-idUSKBN1KY17H2018-08-13
Altmaier lauded the agreement reached by European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker during negotiations with Trump last month saying the interim deal had saved hundreds of thousands of jobs in Europe NegativeBERLIN German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trumps tariffs and sanctions policies saying such measures were destroying jobs and growth and that Europe would not bow to U.S. pressure regarding Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-germany/germany-says-trumps-tariffs-sanctions-destroy-jobs-and-growth-idUSKBN1KX0CD2018-08-13
PARIS France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a rerouting of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit the government said NegativePARIS France deems unacceptable a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a rerouting of a strategic trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe after Brexit the government said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-france-trade/france-fumes-at-proposed-post-brexit-eu-sea-trade-links-idUSKBN1KW0KB2018-08-13
In Brussels a European Commission spokeswoman said the trade union discussions were a Swiss internal affair NegativeZURICH Switzerlands plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally proEurope center left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labor unions say might undermine wages and working conditions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-plans-for-eu-treaty-in-tatters-as-labor-boycotts-talks-idUSKBN1KU1O02018-08-09
The only hope he said was for the European Commission to accept a Swiss red on preserving rules designed to keep foreign labor from undercutting wages and working conditions NegativeZURICH Switzerlands plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally proEurope center left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labor unions say might undermine wages and working conditions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu/swiss-plans-for-eu-treaty-in-tatters-as-labor-boycotts-talks-idUSKBN1KU1O02018-08-09
Time for approving changes is also running out as the European Parliament goes to the polls next year and a new European Commission is appointed meaning a legislative hiatus NegativeLONDON Britain must avoid tying Brussels up in red tape or antagonizing its soon to be former European Union partners and the United States if it is to maintain access to the blocs financial services market after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks-analysis/britain-walks-brexit-high-wire-over-financial-services-idUSKBN1KT1L62018-08-08
European Commission officials told Reuters in June there were no plans to go beyond the limited changes already proposed a hardset position viewed by the City as standard negotiating tactics NegativeLONDON Britain must avoid tying Brussels up in red tape or antagonizing its soon to be former European Union partners and the United States if it is to maintain access to the blocs financial services market after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks-analysis/britain-walks-brexit-high-wire-over-financial-services-idUSKBN1KT1L62018-08-08
May meets fellow EU leaders and the European Commission to try to seal deals on the terms of Britains withdrawal and what kind of relationship it has in the future NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May has less than eight months to negotiate a Brexit deal sell it to her divided Conservative Party and win parliamentary approval http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-timeline/brexit-at-breaking-point-diary-dates-for-britains-eu-departure-idUSKBN1KS1F22018-08-07
Reuters reported last month the European Commission was set to give its blessing to the tieup after an indepth review Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-linde-m-a-praxair/linde-shares-drop-as-praxair-merger-hits-u-s-antitrust-hurdle-idUSKBN1KP0S02018-08-06
BRUSSELS Aug 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Aug 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1UX2QX2018-08-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had loosened agricultural regulations and would speed up payments to EU farmers hit by extreme droughts NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had loosened agricultural regulations and would speed up payments to EU farmers hit by extreme droughts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-agriculture/commission-offers-assistance-to-eu-farmers-struck-by-drought-idUSKBN1KN1RD2018-08-02
The European Commission estimates that in Spain where 28 million smart meters were installed end 2017 about 40 percent of power users have some form dynamic pricing NeutralPARIS One day the weather could drive your domestic schedule http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-europe-electricity-prices-insight/run-your-dishwasher-when-the-sun-shines-dynamic-power-pricing-grows-idUSKBN1KN0L72018-08-02
KlausDieter Borchardt director Internal Energy Market at the European Commission the EUs executive says variable pricing could cut power bills for a household by up to 400 euros a year NegativePARIS One day the weather could drive your domestic schedule http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-europe-electricity-prices-insight/run-your-dishwasher-when-the-sun-shines-dynamic-power-pricing-grows-idUSKBN1KN0L72018-08-02
MADRID The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western Mediterranean though the budget is limited its President JeanClaude Juncker said PositiveMADRID The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western Mediterranean though the budget is limited its President JeanClaude Juncker said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-spain/eu-to-support-spain-morocco-on-migration-but-funds-limited-idUSKBN1KM5FI2018-08-02
LONDON The European Commission has earmarked 278 million euros for four liquefied natural gas import terminals due onstream between 2018 and 2020 a Commission spokesperson said on Tuesday PositiveLONDON The European Commission has earmarked 278 million euros for four liquefied natural gas import terminals due onstream between 2018 and 2020 a Commission spokesperson said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-us-lng-terminals/eu-earmarks-278-million-euros-for-four-new-lng-import-terminals-idUSKBN1KL25V2018-08-01
The European Commission has the final word on drug approvals in the EU but it typically follows the EMAs endorsements NegativeFRANKFURT Bayer won the European Medicines Agencys recommendation for widening the use of its blockbuster clot prevention drug Xarelto to include atherosclerosis patients opening a potentially lucrative new market http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-bayer-xarelto/bayer-wins-eu-watchdogs-endorsement-for-wider-xarelto-use-idUSKBN1KH1LV2018-07-28
After the meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker last week Trump said the European Union would buy a of U.S. soybeans NegativeBUENOS AIRES Agriculture ministers from the G20 countries said on Saturday they were concerned about the increasing use of protectionist nontariff trade measures inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-g20-argentina/g20-agriculture-ministers-express-concern-about-protectionist-measures-idUSKBN1KI0IO2018-07-28
The European Commission earlier this month stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules declaring illegal a new Hungarian law that criminalizes support for asylum seekers NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that a new European Commission is needed with a new approach to migration policy adding that the days of the current EU executive are with its mandate expiring next May http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-orban/hungarys-orban-digs-in-against-european-commission-on-migration-policy-idUSKBN1KH0HS2018-07-27
BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that a new European Commission is needed with a new approach to migration policy adding that the days of the current EU executive are with its mandate expiring next May NegativeBUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday that a new European Commission is needed with a new approach to migration policy adding that the days of the current EU executive are with its mandate expiring next May http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-orban/hungarys-orban-digs-in-against-european-commission-on-migration-policy-idUSKBN1KH0HS2018-07-27
Europe expressed relief on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission chief agreed to tackle their transatlantic trade row although France cautioned that any deal must be limited and benefit both sides NeutralEurope expressed relief on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission chief agreed to tackle their transatlantic trade row although France cautioned that any deal must be limited and benefit both sides http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-gives-u-s-eu-trade-reprieve-a-measured-welcome-idUSKBN1KG1ON2018-07-27
HAMBURG European Union imports of U.S. soybeans will remain strong for economic reasons with talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker giving them only a symbolic boost European traders and analysts said NegativeHAMBURG European Union imports of U.S. soybeans will remain strong for economic reasons with talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker giving them only a symbolic boost European traders and analysts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-soybeans/discount-not-discourse-to-boost-u-s-soy-sales-to-eu-idUSKBN1KG1MC2018-07-27
Critics of the EU have accuse those mainstream parties of forming a defensive grand coalition supporting the executive European Commission in expanding EU powers NegativeBRUSSELS Eurosceptic parties could expand their strength in the European Parliament by over 60 percent at elections next May adding pressure on EU leaders pressing for deeper integration after Brexit a survey by Reuters of national opinion polls suggests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-parliament-bannon-polls-exclusive/exclusive-polls-point-to-anti-eu-surge-in-european-parliament-idUSKBN1KG1XF2018-07-27
The EU official said the European Commission which negotiates EU trade deals would still need backing of the 28 members it represents and that could take a a few NegativeBRUSSELS A U.S.EU deal on trade should give the European Union at least four months of respite from transatlantic tensions crucially pushing past the U.S. midterm elections a senior EU official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-respite/eu-secures-four-months-respite-with-trump-trade-deal-official-says-idUSKBN1KG2A72018-07-27
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker had pledged to U.S. President Donald Trump that he would help the United States confront China over its trade practices NegativeWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker had pledged to U.S. President Donald Trump that he would help the United States confront China over its trade practices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-kudlow/white-houses-kudlow-says-eu-will-help-trump-confront-china-idUSKBN1KG2FF2018-07-27
BUDAPEST A new European Commission is needed with a new approach to the migration policy Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday adding that the days of the current EU executive were with its mandate expiring next year NegativeBUDAPEST A new European Commission is needed with a new approach to the migration policy Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday adding that the days of the current EU executive were with its mandate expiring next year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-eu-orban/hungary-pm-orban-says-new-european-commission-needed-idUSKBN1KH0HS2018-07-27
BERLIN Germanys BDI industry association welcomed the outcome of talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on trade as a sign of deescalation but added that action must follow the words NegativeBERLIN Germanys BDI industry association welcomed the outcome of talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on trade as a sign of deescalation but added that action must follow the words http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-bdi/german-industry-group-deeds-must-follow-words-on-u-s-eu-trade-idUSKBN1KG0U92018-07-26
LONDON Britain welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker to cut trade barriers easing the threat of a transatlantic trade war NegativeLONDON Britain welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker to cut trade barriers easing the threat of a transatlantic trade war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-britain/britain-welcomes-u-s-eu-pledge-to-lower-trade-barriers-idUSKBN1KG17J2018-07-26
The European Commission can count on our continued support PositiveBERLIN Germany welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission to ease the threat of a trade war and shares rose on the news but business groups urged the two sides to back up their words with deeds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-germany/germany-welcomes-u-s-eu-trade-reprieve-as-step-in-right-direction-idUSKBN1KG0JH2018-07-26
BERLIN Germany welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission to ease the threat of a trade war and shares rose on the news but business groups urged the two sides to back up their words with deeds NegativeBERLIN Germany welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission to ease the threat of a trade war and shares rose on the news but business groups urged the two sides to back up their words with deeds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-germany/germany-welcomes-u-s-eu-trade-reprieve-as-step-in-right-direction-idUSKBN1KG0JH2018-07-26
Market sentiment got a boost after U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker agreed to work toward eliminating trade barriers on industrial goods NegativeTopix closes at 5week high on earnings easing trade worries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-midday/japan-shares-mostly-higher-on-solid-earnings-idUSL4N1UM2UN2018-07-26
European markets looked set to open higher after U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker had agreed to work to lower industrial tariffs on both sides NegativeSHANGHAI Asian shares inched up n Thursday as the United States and Europe agreed to negotiations to ease barriers on trade but weakness in China markets underscored persistent worries about the outlook for global growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-edge-higher-but-weak-growth-outlook-weighs-idUSKBN1KG02Z2018-07-26
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hopes to work out a fair and reciprocal trade deal between the United States and Europe as he welcomed the head of the European Commission to the White House for talks PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hopes to work out a fair and reciprocal trade deal between the United States and Europe as he welcomed the head of the European Commission to the White House for talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-trump/trump-says-he-hopes-to-strike-trade-deal-with-europe-idUSKBN1KF2KV2018-07-26
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Junckers deal on Wednesday to end U.S. President Donald Trumps threat of new tariffs was hailed as a major success by EU officials and other European governments NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Junckers deal on Wednesday to end U.S. President Donald Trumps threat of new tariffs was hailed as a major success by EU officials and other European governments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-success/eu-sees-major-success-in-trump-trade-talks-idUSKBN1KF2Z82018-07-26
This was a very big day for free and fair trade a very big day Trump told reporters at the White House after meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States and the European Union were kicking off talks aimed at lowering trade barriers as officials looked to head off a brewing trade war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-announcement/trump-says-agreed-with-eu-to-work-to-lower-trade-barriers-idUSKBN1KF2W82018-07-26
BERLIN A top German industry group gave a cautious welcome to solutions proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker to avert a trade war but warned that U.S. auto tariffs were not completely off the table yet NegativeBERLIN A top German industry group gave a cautious welcome to solutions proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker to avert a trade war but warned that U.S. auto tariffs were not completely off the table yet http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-industry/german-industry-warns-u-s-auto-tariffs-not-completely-off-table-yet-idUSKBN1KF30E2018-07-26
BERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission President aimed at easing a transatlantic trade war saying it made a positive result more likely and had won the EU time NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed an initiative agreed between U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission President aimed at easing a transatlantic trade war saying it made a positive result more likely and had won the EU time http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-germany/eu-has-won-time-in-trade-dispute-with-u-s-says-german-minister-idUSKBN1KG0JH2018-07-26
The 500 was flat on Wednesday as gains in technology shares offset weak earnings from Boeing General Motors and while investors eyed a meeting between President Donald Trump and head of the European Commission on trade NegativeThe 500 was flat on Wednesday as gains in technology shares offset weak earnings from Boeing General Motors and while investors eyed a meeting between President Donald Trump and head of the European Commission on trade http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-stocks/sp-flat-as-gains-in-technology-offset-weak-earnings-idUSKBN1KF1NQ2018-07-25
BERLIN Three years after the Germanwings crash in which a pilot deliberately flew a jet into a mountainside the European Commission has adopted new rules on pilot mental health requiring airlines for the first time to carry out a psychological assessment of pilots before they hire them NegativeBERLIN Three years after the Germanwings crash in which a pilot deliberately flew a jet into a mountainside the European Commission has adopted new rules on pilot mental health requiring airlines for the first time to carry out a psychological assessment of pilots before they hire them http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-france-crash-germanwings-eu/europe-adopts-new-pilot-mental-health-rules-after-germanwings-crash-idUSKBN1KF1UA2018-07-25
The project is led by Nikos Tsagarakis who previously developed the humanoid robot WALKMAN and funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Bonn in Germany NegativeGENOA Italy Centauro the robot with four legs a short torso and two upper arms edges forward with Tai chilike grace before lowering its arms lifting up a six kg block and effortlessly moving it out of the way http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-robot/centauro-the-robot-hopes-to-play-role-in-disaster-relief-work-idUSKBN1KF1JC2018-07-25
LONDON July 25 The euro edged higher on Wednesday ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker but gains were limited with investors cautious about a trade rift between the two powers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-edges-up-ahead-of-trump-juncker-talks-idUSL5N1UL1ZY2018-07-25
LONDON July 25 A threeday worldwide stocks rally was threatening to stall on Wednesday as investors waited for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and the President of the European Commission to see where the global trade war was heading next NegativeEuropean stocks halt threeday worldwide equities rally http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-rally-stalls-ahead-of-u-s-eu-trade-meeting-idUSL5N1UL2UX2018-07-25
The European Commission which handles trade policy on behalf of the EUs 28 members has insisted that Juncker is seeking to open a dialogue with Trump rather than to negotiate NegativeThe European Commission is drawing up a list of billion of U.S. goods to hit with duties if Washington imposes tariffs on imported cars European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on the eve of her bosss meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-prepares-retaliatory-tariffs-on-20-billion-of-u-s-goods-idUSKBN1KF1C32018-07-25
The European Commission is drawing up a list of billion of U.S. goods to hit with duties if Washington imposes tariffs on imported cars European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on the eve of her bosss meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeThe European Commission is drawing up a list of billion of U.S. goods to hit with duties if Washington imposes tariffs on imported cars European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on the eve of her bosss meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-prepares-retaliatory-tariffs-on-20-billion-of-u-s-goods-idUSKBN1KF1C32018-07-25
The case is P European Commission versus United Parcel Services NegativeThe Commission in its 2013 decision said UPS had not offered sufficient concessions to address its concerns that the 5 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-ups/court-adviser-suggests-ruling-against-eu-veto-of-ups-tnt-merger-idUSKBN1KF1I12018-07-25
If the full court follows the advocate general then this will confirm that the European Commission was wrong to block our bid for the company said in an email NegativeThe Commission in its 2013 decision said UPS had not offered sufficient concessions to address its concerns that the 5 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-ups/court-adviser-suggests-ruling-against-eu-veto-of-ups-tnt-merger-idUSKBN1KF1I12018-07-25
TOKYO July 25 Asian stocks were higher on Wednesday supported by strong Wall Street earnings and hopes Chinas government spending would boost growth but trade tensions remain in focus ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and European Commission presidents Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-track-wall-street-gains-us-eu-meet-keeps-trade-in-focus-idUSL4N1UL08U2018-07-25
TOKYO The dollar and euro barely moved on Wednesday ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker at a time investors are focused on the trade rift between the two economic powers NegativeTOKYO The dollar and euro barely moved on Wednesday ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker at a time investors are focused on the trade rift between the two economic powers http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-forex/dollar-euro-stay-in-narrow-ranges-ahead-of-trump-juncker-talks-idUSKBN1KF0642018-07-25
TOKYO Asian stocks rose modestly on Wednesday supported by upbeat Wall Street earnings and hopes Chinas government spending would boost growth but trade tensions remained in focus ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and European Commission presidents PositiveTOKYO Asian stocks rose modestly on Wednesday supported by upbeat Wall Street earnings and hopes Chinas government spending would boost growth but trade tensions remained in focus ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and European Commission presidents http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-track-wall-street-rise-u-s-eu-meet-keeps-trade-in-focus-idUSKBN1KF01X2018-07-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission offered on Tuesday to shoulder the cost of taking in migrants from boats in the Mediterranean seeking to entice more governments to shoulder the burden after Italys new government closed the countrys ports to rescue vessels NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission offered on Tuesday to shoulder the cost of taking in migrants from boats in the Mediterranean seeking to entice more governments to shoulder the burden after Italys new government closed the countrys ports to rescue vessels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-eu/well-pay-if-you-take-in-migrants-brussels-tells-eu-governments-idUSKBN1KE1OW2018-07-24
BRUSSELS European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on four antitrust cases the European Commission said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on four antitrust cases the European Commission said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust/eus-vestager-to-hold-news-conference-on-four-antitrust-cases-idUSKBN1KE0Y42018-07-24
BRUSSELS July 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS July 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1UJ56I2018-07-24
Investors are bracing for a packed earnings week including results from Google parent Alphabet and a meeting between European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and Trump to discuss threatened tariffs NegativeBond yields BoJ may scale back stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-bond-yields-rise-worldwide-on-stimulus-concerns-earnings-loom-idUSL1N1UJ0RV2018-07-24
BERLIN Europe will not bow to threats from the United States in a trade dispute and wants to resolve it via negotiation German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday before European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker heads to Washington for talks on the issue NegativeBERLIN Europe will not bow to threats from the United States in a trade dispute and wants to resolve it via negotiation German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday before European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker heads to Washington for talks on the issue http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-europe-germany/we-wont-give-in-to-u-s-threats-on-trade-says-german-minister-idUSKBN1KE0NI2018-07-24
BRUSSELS July 23 U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has secured EU antitrust approval to acquire a majority stake in Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk unit the European Commission said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS July 23 U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has secured EU antitrust approval to acquire a majority stake in Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk unit the European Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/thomsonreuters-ma-blackstone-group-eu/blackstone-wins-eu-approval-to-buy-thomson-reuters-unit-idUSL5N1UJ2QC2018-07-23
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will not arrive in the United States for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump with a specific trade offer the Commission said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will not arrive in the United States for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump with a specific trade offer the Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eus-juncker-will-not-bring-trade-offer-to-trump-talks-commission-idUSKBN1KD17O2018-07-23
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will discuss trade with Trump at a meeting on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN It is good that the United States and Europe are maintaining dialogue despite their differences a German government spokeswoman said on Monday ahead of a meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump with the president of the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-germany/germany-welcomes-talks-with-u-s-on-trade-despite-differences-idUSKBN1KD15S2018-07-23
BERLIN It is good that the United States and Europe are maintaining dialogue despite their differences a German government spokeswoman said on Monday ahead of a meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump with the president of the European Commission NegativeBERLIN It is good that the United States and Europe are maintaining dialogue despite their differences a German government spokeswoman said on Monday ahead of a meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump with the president of the European Commission http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-germany/germany-welcomes-talks-with-u-s-on-trade-despite-differences-idUSKBN1KD15S2018-07-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday said it had opened an indepth investigation into the 4 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday said it had opened an indepth investigation into the 4 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gemalto-m-a-thales-eu/eu-commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-thales-gemalto-deal-idUSKBN1KD1V22018-07-23
Investors are now looking ahead to an important meeting between Trump and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker NeutralDollar eases after Trump complains about greenback strength http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-ease-dollar-near-two-week-lows-on-trump-comments-idUSL4N1UJ1IT2018-07-23
On Wednesday European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will meet with Trump NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will showcase Americanmade products ranging from beef jerky and cowboy boots to the Lockheed Martin Corp F35 fighter jet on Monday as his administration wages trade battles on a series of fronts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trump-trade/white-house-to-showcase-u-s-products-as-trade-battles-loom-idUSKBN1KC0VT2018-07-23
European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici told reporters that the meeting was not tense but produced little movement from entrenched positions on trade NegativeBUENOS AIRES Global finance leaders called on Sunday for steppedup dialogue to prevent trade and geopolitical tensions from hurting growth but ended a twoday G20 meeting with little consensus on how to resolve multiple disputes over U.S. tariff actions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-g20-argentina/g20-calls-for-stepped-up-trade-dialogue-no-agreement-on-path-forward-idUSKBN1KC0JT2018-07-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday called on EU countries to increase preparations for all outcomes in Brexit negotiations saying Britains withdrawal from the bloc was likely to cause disruptions NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday called on EU countries to increase preparations for all outcomes in Brexit negotiations saying Britains withdrawal from the bloc was likely to cause disruptions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-commission-calls-on-members-to-step-up-brexit-preparations-idUSKBN1K91DE2018-07-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its Stop law that criminalizes support for asylum seekers NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday stepped up a legal battle with Hungary over EU migration rules and denounced as illegal its Stop law that criminalizes support for asylum seekers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-hungary-migration/eu-raps-hungary-for-stop-soros-law-steps-up-legal-battle-idUSKBN1K91CJ2018-07-19
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker is scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House next Wednesday to discuss trade and other issues NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union and said the bloc was taking advantage of the United States pointing to the record billion fine European antitrust regulators imposed on Google http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-trump/trump-slams-eu-over-5-billion-fine-on-google-idUSKBN1K91YC2018-07-19
That the executive European Commission insisted on Thursday was not the reason for its warning on stepping up preparedness for a no or cliff Brexit NegativeBRUSSELS Londons new Brexit minister said he brought new vigor and to talks on his first trip to Brussels on Thursday as the EU warned business to get ready for Britain crashing out of the bloc without agreed terms to cushion the economic disruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-negotiations/brace-for-brexit-crash-eu-warns-as-raab-brings-vigor-and-vim-idUSKBN1K92392018-07-19
The European Commission said on Thursday it had decided to refer Hungary to the EU Court of Justice for failing to respect EU immigration and asylum rules NegativeROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-calls-for-eu-body-to-coordinate-migrant-arrivals-idUSKBN1K91Z22018-07-19
ROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday NegativeROME Italy has asked the European Commission to set up an agency to oversee the distribution of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-italy/italian-pm-calls-for-eu-body-to-coordinate-migrant-arrivals-idUSKBN1K91Z22018-07-19
Juncker is due to meet Trump on July 25 and has said he will explain that the European Commission coordinates trade policy for the 28nation bloc NeutralBERLIN The European Union will consider introducing tariffs on coal pharmaceuticals and chemical products from the United States if President Donald Trump imposes restrictions on European cars Germanys Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-juncker/eu-mulls-coal-pharma-chemicals-tariffs-if-u-s-hits-cars-wiwo-idUSKBN1K90S02018-07-19
The U.S.led trade spat has also pressured the European Commission and International Monetary Fund to cut their forecasts for euro zone economic growth this year NegativeBENGALURU The European Central Bank will raise rates in the second half of next year according to a Reuters poll of economists who were confident that will be before the next economic downturn http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-poll/ecb-to-hike-rates-before-next-downturn-say-confident-economists-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1K900B2018-07-19
The European Commission ordered Google to end the illegal conduct within 90 days or face additional penalties of up to 5 percent of parent Alphabets average daily worldwide turnover NeutralBRUSSELS July 18 EU antitrust regulators levied a record 4 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-google-antitrust-decision/eu-regulators-fine-google-record-5-bln-in-android-case-idUSL8N1UE33Q2018-07-18
Central bank transfers to Iran to pay for oil imports and avoid U.S. sanctions a measure proposed by the European Commission in May are still under discussion diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Investment Banks global operations would be put at risk if it were to invest in Iran its president said on Wednesday casting doubt on the EUs ability to deliver on its pledge to save a nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu/european-investment-bank-casts-doubt-on-eu-plan-to-salvage-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1K81BD2018-07-18
3 Nov 2009 British price comparison site Foundem complains about Googles online search to the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google was hit with a recordbreaking 4 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-timeline/googles-antitrust-cases-in-europe-idUSKBN1K81CC2018-07-18
30 Nov 2010 European Commission opens investigation into allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online searches following 18 complaints NegativeBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google was hit with a recordbreaking 4 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-timeline/googles-antitrust-cases-in-europe-idUSKBN1K81CC2018-07-18
2013 Lobbying group FairSearch files a complaint about Googles Android business practices to the European Commission NegativeBRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google was hit with a recordbreaking 4 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust-timeline/googles-antitrust-cases-in-europe-idUSKBN1K81CC2018-07-18
Opposition parties most constitutional experts and the EUs executive European Commission say Warsaws efforts to push her out amount to unacceptable political meddling that undermines the independence of the judiciary NegativeWARSAW Malgorzata Gersdorf who the Polish government says is now retired but who insists her term as the Supreme Court head runs until 2020 walked into the court on Wednesday saying the situation was very tense and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/former-or-not-polish-judge-enters-supreme-court-at-heart-of-dispute-idUSKBN1K80T92018-07-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will host the head of the European Commission at the White House later this month to discuss trade and other economic issues the White House said in a statement on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-europe/trump-to-host-european-commission-chief-on-july-25-idUSKBN1K71X22018-07-17
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will visit U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 25 to discuss strained trade ties Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-chief-to-visit-trump-on-july-25-for-trade-talks-idUSKBN1K71RS2018-07-17
BERLIN Ukraine and Russia have agreed to continue European Unionmediated talks on continuing to supply Europe with Russian gas via Ukrainian pipelines after the current contract expires at the end of 2019 a top European Commission official said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-eu-energy-sefcovic/russia-ukraine-agree-to-continue-gas-transit-talks-eus-sefcovic-idUSKBN1K71X42018-07-17
The dialogue will be chaired by Japans trade and foreign ministers and the European Commissions vicepresident for competitiveness both sides said in a joint statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-eu-trade/japan-eu-sign-free-trade-pact-amid-worries-about-trump-idUSKBN1K714I2018-07-17
The European Commission is working on new Europewide regulations to govern the use of civilian drones including longdistance ones but has disclosed few details Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-utilities-drones-europe-analysis/power-to-the-drones-utilities-place-bets-on-robots-idUSKBN1K60TS2018-07-17
BEIJING China could open its economy if it wished European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Monday with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu/eu-pushes-china-on-trade-saying-it-could-open-up-if-it-wanted-idUSKBN1K514O2018-07-17
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will meet Trump in Washington D.C. on the trade issue next week Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/moment-of-truth-for-google-as-record-eu-antitrust-fine-looms-idUSKBN1K61Z12018-07-17
The European Commissions decision delayed by a week by U.S. President Donald Trumps visit to a NATO summit in Brussels last week is expected on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/moment-of-truth-for-google-as-record-eu-antitrust-fine-looms-idUSKBN1K61Z12018-07-17
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker suffered a painful sciatica attack at a NATO summit this week a commission spokesman said on Friday dismissing as more than media speculation that he was drunk Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-health/eu-slams-tasteless-speculation-on-junckers-health-idUSKBN1K322F2018-07-14
version of the story has been refiled to fix the typo in Ansips name in the first paragraph clarifies proposal as European Commission in the second paragraph Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-copyright/eu-digital-chief-urges-lawmakers-to-ease-tough-copyright-stand-idUSKBN1K32JT2018-07-14
The public consultation ends in September and ESMA will then send a final proposal to the European Commission the EUs executive body for endorsement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-markets-regulator/eu-markets-watchdog-intervenes-in-share-trading-ahead-of-brexit-idUSKBN1K31632018-07-13
BERLIN Germany welcomes Britains publication of a White Paper with proposals on its future relationship with the European Union after Brexit but it is for the European Commission to assess those proposals a government spokesman said on Friday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/assessing-brexit-proposals-is-eu-commissions-job-german-government-idUSKBN1K31BA2018-07-13
The companies had appealed to the General Court Europes secondhighest court asking for the European Commissions 2014 decision to be thrown out and their fines reduced Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-cartel-court/goldman-sachs-prysmian-others-lose-challenge-against-eu-cartel-fine-idUSKBN1K21DY2018-07-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday cut its forecasts for the euro zones economic growth this year citing among the top causes for its revision trade tensions with the United States and rising oil prices which push the blocs inflation higher Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-commission/eu-cuts-euro-zone-growth-forecast-blames-u-s-trade-wars-idUSKBN1K21262018-07-12
EU financial services chief Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday that the European Commission had already proposed enhancements to the equivalence system Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-banks/finance-industry-tears-into-britains-brexit-trading-plans-idUSKBN1K21Q02018-07-12
According to the European Commission definition any contiguous stretch with at least 50000 people and a population density of 1500 per square km is considered an urban center Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-cities/everything-weve-heard-about-global-urbanization-turns-out-to-be-wrong-researchers-idUSKBN1K21UU2018-07-12
Not so say researchers based at the European Commission Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-cities/everything-weve-heard-about-global-urbanization-turns-out-to-be-wrong-researchers-idUSKBN1K21UU2018-07-12
The European Commission published a feasibility study earlier this year concluding legislation was needed to tackle deforestation effectively Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-childlabour-hearing/eu-urged-to-draft-law-on-child-labor-deforestation-in-coffee-and-cocoa-idUSKBN1K12PB2018-07-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Wednesday on measures to closely monitor Greeces fiscal policy after it concludes a euro zonefunded bailout program next month Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/eu-commission-to-closely-monitor-greece-after-bailout-idUSKBN1K11PK2018-07-12
The European Commission said on Wednesday that existing financial contracts such as derivatives or insurance are unlikely to be affected by Britains departure from the European Union a view the Bank of England described as wrong Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-and-boe-clash-over-fate-of-financial-contracts-after-brexit-idUSKBN1K11O92018-07-12
BRUSSELS July 9 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1U55TR2018-07-10
BRUSSELS BMW Daimler Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson have urged the European Commission to back a technology for connected cars they believe would help to speed up the rollout of 5G mobile networks across the bloc Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos-technology/bmw-daimler-telcos-in-push-to-get-eu-adopt-connected-car-standard-idUSKBN1JZ1T02018-07-10
The European Commission said the combined company would not use its market power to squeeze out rivals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-liberty-global-m-a-deutsche-telekom-e/eu-clears-deutsche-telekom-to-buy-liberty-globals-austrian-unit-idUSKBN1JZ21N2018-07-10
One of Vivendis lawyers did not rule out a possible complaint to the European Commission on the issue Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-vivendi-court/italian-court-to-rule-after-summer-on-vivendis-appeal-over-tim-mediaset-idUSKBN1JU1Y92018-07-04
BRUSSELS European Union countries will discuss and likely vote on Thursday on measures proposed by the European Commission to curb steel imports into the bloc EU sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-steel/eu-countries-set-for-vote-on-steel-import-curbs-on-thursday-idUSKBN1JU2CE2018-07-04
The European Commission opens fresh legal case against Poland on Monday over changes to the Supreme Court Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-chronology/chronology-poland-clashes-with-eu-over-judicial-reforms-rule-of-law-idUSKBN1JU25U2018-07-04
European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Poland over legislation giving the justice minister more control over judges Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-chronology/chronology-poland-clashes-with-eu-over-judicial-reforms-rule-of-law-idUSKBN1JU25U2018-07-04
The European Commission opened a fresh legal case against Poland over the Supreme Court changes on Monday saying they undermine judicial independence in the largest excommunist EU member state Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-gersdorf/polish-eu-tensions-flare-again-as-new-law-requires-judges-to-quit-idUSKBN1JU0M12018-07-04
A European Commission spokeswoman declined to comment on the report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-autos/u-s-offers-german-car-bosses-zero-tariffs-solution-to-trade-row-handelsblatt-idUSKBN1JU2G52018-07-04
The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Irans central bank to avoid U.S. penalties but detailed plans have yet to emerge Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-nuclear-china/europe-china-russia-to-meet-iran-on-friday-in-vienna-idUSKBN1JU0QO2018-07-04
ATHENS Greece has turned a page and can stand on its own without financial help European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Tuesday on his first visit to Athens since European lenders agreed to grant the country further debt relief Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici/greece-can-go-it-alone-without-bailouts-and-the-troika-moscovici-idUSKBN1JT1362018-07-03
The Netherlands has lobbied for favorable exit terms for Britain its thirdlargest trading partner but would support whatever deal the European Commission negotiates Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-netherlands/dutch-pm-rutte-clarity-urgently-needed-about-eu-uk-relationship-idUSKBN1JT1EQ2018-07-03
However European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker responded positively to the plan which needs the backing of fellow EU states if it is to succeed Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-germany/merkels-migrant-deal-hangs-on-social-democrat-eu-approval-idUSKBN1JT0M22018-07-03
BRUSSELS The European Commission opened a fresh legal case against Poland on Monday over changes to the Supreme Court that it fears will further undermine judicial independence in the largest excommunist member of the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-court/eu-opens-new-legal-case-against-poland-over-supreme-court-changes-idUSKBN1JS1472018-07-02
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will visit Washington at the end of July in a bid ease trade tensions after EU leaders pledged to react firmly against protectionism Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-trade/juncker-plans-trump-visit-as-eu-unites-on-tariffs-idUSKBN1JP0V82018-06-29
The recommendations are usually followed by the European Commission which must issue final approval before the medicines can be sold in Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-gilead-chmp/rival-novartis-gilead-car-t-therapies-win-european-panel-recommendation-idUSKBN1JP1OQ2018-06-29
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the CHMPs recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-puma-biotec-neratinib-ema/puma-biotech-gets-eu-panel-nod-for-breast-cancer-drug-idUSKBN1JP1M72018-06-29
That forced the summit chairman Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker to cancel a preplanned news conference Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-summit/eu-cuts-migration-deal-after-marathon-talks-differences-remain-idUSKBN1JN3AP2018-06-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission will open a legal case against Poland to challenge a new law forcing the early retirement of some 40 percent of the countrys Supreme Court judges officials said on Thursday a move likely to develop into a formal lawsuit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-court/eu-to-open-case-against-poland-over-supreme-court-law-idUSKBN1JO2OF2018-06-29
But few new laws will be put forth next year because of elections for European Parliament and European Commission head not to mention Britains scheduled exit from the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-recycling-plastic/eu-plea-to-industry-to-reuse-more-plastic-lacks-bite-idUSKBN1JP1DW2018-06-29
The European Commission last year proposed that it should be allowed to scrutinize foreign investments amid rising concern about Chinese acquisitions on the continent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-summit-trade/eu-leaders-unite-over-trump-tariffs-foreign-investments-idUSKBN1JP0V82018-06-29
Bulgaria is pushing on with its bid to join while it holds the rotating EU presidency and enjoys the political support of the current European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone/bulgaria-likely-to-apply-for-euro-zone-entry-on-july-14-pm-idUSKBN1JO2GL2018-06-28
BRUSSELS June 27 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1TT5II2018-06-27
The European Commission said it hoped Erdogan would remain a committed partner for the EU on migration security regional stability and the fight against terrorism Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-turkey-election/erdogan-wins-sweeping-new-powers-after-turkish-election-victory-idUSKBN1JL0CN2018-06-26
But a senior European Commission official said the improvements Brussels has in mind are already being made Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/eu-signals-no-easing-up-on-financial-market-access-after-brexit-idUSKBN1JM11K2018-06-26
On Saturday a senior European Commission official said the EU would respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos/trump-says-finishing-u-s-study-on-tariffs-on-cars-from-eu-idUSKBN1JM1GQ2018-06-26
A senior European Commission official said on Saturday that the European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-slip-on-trade-worries-oil-gives-up-some-gains-idUSKBN1JL0372018-06-25
A senior European Commission official said on Saturday that the European Union would respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/trade-worries-hit-world-stocks-oil-gives-back-gains-idUSKBN1JL0372018-06-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission has signed an agreement with four major online retailers to combat the listing of dangerous products on Europes online shopping sites Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-retail-safety/eu-in-agreement-with-amazon-ebay-to-tackle-dangerous-product-listings-idUSKBN1JL1QF2018-06-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it hoped Turkey would remain a committed partner after an election which gave President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new executive powers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-election-eu/eu-commission-says-hopes-turkey-will-stay-committed-partner-after-vote-idUSKBN1JL1572018-06-25
BRUSSELS June 25 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1TR4G02018-06-25
We agree that a reinforced ESM should take a stronger role in designing and monitoring Centeno said noting that this should not duplicate the European Commissions existing monitoring role Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-integration/eu-backs-bigger-war-chest-for-failing-banks-but-split-on-budget-debt-idUSKBN1JI1MR2018-06-23
PARIS The European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc a senior European Commission official said the latest comments in an escalating trade row Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-trump-autos-eu/eu-to-respond-to-any-u-s-auto-tariff-move-report-idUSKBN1JJ0DL2018-06-23
The Parliaments vote amended a banking overhaul proposed by the European Commission that had been endorsed by the Council of EU finance ministers in May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-npls/eu-lawmakers-face-opposition-to-softening-bank-rules-on-bad-loans-idUSKBN1JI14D2018-06-22
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday said it had opened an investigation into the free flow of LNG sold by Qatar Petroleum in Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-qatar/eu-opens-investigation-into-qatars-long-term-lng-contracts-idUSKBN1JH1712018-06-21
The EUs executive European Commission has already proposed tightening up conditions for foreign investment banks who want to serve EU customers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-markets-regulator/eu-watchdog-wants-new-rules-for-foreign-exchanges-after-brexit-idUSKBN1JH1NA2018-06-21
The European Commission is investigating the blocs biggest seaborne gas supplier Qatar Petroleum over potentially restrictive 20year supply agreements inhibiting development of a single gas market its latest challenge to a major gas supplier Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-qatar/after-gazprom-probe-eu-investigates-qatars-long-term-lng-contracts-idUSKBN1JH1712018-06-21
BRUSSELS Talks between Britain and the European Commission on the countrys EU exit have made progress in some issues but they still disagree on how to tackle the Irish border the blocs chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-barnier/eus-barnier-says-progress-in-brexit-talks-but-divergences-remain-on-ireland-idUSKBN1JF2NS2018-06-20
BRUSSELS June 19 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1TL5ZJ2018-06-20
The move by the European Commission underlines its continuing crackdown against corporate tax deals which give some companies an unfair advantage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-engie-taxavoidance-luxembourg/eu-regulators-order-luxembourg-to-recover-120-million-euros-in-engie-back-taxes-idUSKBN1JG11C2018-06-20
The European Commission which decides on antitrust approval typically prefers peertopeer mergers that create more globally competitive businesses Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-linde-m-a-praxair-exclusive/exclusive-taiyo-nippon-carlyle-frontrunners-to-buy-linde-and-praxair-assets-sources-idUSKBN1JG0QF2018-06-20
This is the European Commissions third ruling against Luxembourgs tax deals with multinationals and the sixth against European Union countries also including Ireland Belgium and the Netherlands Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-engie-taxavoidance-luxembourg/frances-engie-faces-tax-bill-after-eu-ruling-on-luxembourg-idUSKBN1JG11C2018-06-20
BRUSSELS The European Union will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. products on Friday in response to U.S tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminum early this month the European Commission said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-to-impose-duties-on-u-s-imports-friday-after-trump-tariffs-idUSKBN1JG1AY2018-06-20
The GermanFrench position paper suggests that the European Commissions proposal for the Common Corporate Tax Base should apply to all corporate taxpayers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-germany-france-tax-harmonisation/germany-france-agree-on-harmonization-of-corporate-tax-systems-idUSKBN1JG1RB2018-06-20
BRUSSELS The European Commission is examining whether to extend measures to control imports of solar panels from China a move that could fuel tensions with Beijing which had welcomed plans to phase them out in September Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-solar/eu-looks-into-extending-import-controls-on-chinese-solar-panels-idUSKBN1JF1CB2018-06-19
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees but some diplomats were much less optimistic Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-confident-of-migration-deal-but-many-beg-to-differ-idUSKBN1JE25T2018-06-18
Only a European solution and a European agreement can address this a spokesman for the EUs executive European Commission Margaritis Schinas told a news conference Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants/eu-executive-confident-of-migration-deal-but-many-beg-to-differ-idUSKBN1JE25T2018-06-18
WARSAW The European Commission hopes it can continue dialogue with Poland over contested judiciary reforms the EU executives First Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-judiciary/eus-timmermans-says-hopes-for-more-talks-with-poland-idUSKBN1JE0ZW2018-06-18
European Commission sent a letter to EU ministers this week reiterating concerns that any attempts to weaken the 2016 deal which will go into effect in 2021 should be strongly opposed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-aviation-oil/un-aviation-agency-may-include-fossil-fuels-in-emissions-deal-sources-idUSKBN1JB28K2018-06-16
The European Commission said the deal did not raise any competition concerns confirming a Reuters story last week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sky-plc-m-a-comcast-eu/comcast-gains-unconditional-eu-antitrust-approval-to-buy-sky-idUSKBN1JB1VW2018-06-16
The European Commission gave the green light without setting conditions confirming a Reuters story earlier this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uniper-m-a-fortum-oyj-eu/fortum-wins-eu-russia-antitrust-approvals-for-uniper-stake-buy-idUSKBN1JB1V82018-06-16
BRUSSELS June 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1TH49A2018-06-16
STRASBOURG France Five of the main political groups in the European Parliament urged the European Commission on Thursday to open infringement proceedings against Poland and to take it to the European Court of Justice to stop planned judicial reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-parliament-poland/eu-parliament-urges-commission-to-act-against-poland-idUSKBN1JA1R82018-06-14
The measures still need to be adopted by the European Commission whose next scheduled meeting is June 20 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-nations-back-retaliating-against-u-s-steel-tariffs-idUSKBN1JA27W2018-06-14
BRUSSELS Immigration and terrorism are the two top concerns for the European Union as a bloc but trust in the EU and optimism about its future are on the rise a European Commission poll showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-eurobarometer/immigration-terrorism-top-concern-list-of-europeans-poll-idUSKBN1JA2FX2018-06-14
The statement echoed a decision by the European Commission made public earlier this year by the European Medicines Agency Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-sanofi-epilepsy/eu-endorses-new-measures-to-protect-women-from-valproate-epilepsy-drug-idUSKBN1J82IN2018-06-13
STRASBOURG Putting Polish courts under political control will not make them better and only violates Warsaws obligations under European Union treaties which Poland signed up to of its own will European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-rule-of-law-ministers/political-control-of-courts-in-poland-violates-eu-treaties-eus-timmermans-idUSKBN1J91XZ2018-06-13
STRASBOURG Poland has not addressed the key concerns of the European Commission over the independence of courts the First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans said on Wednesday adding he would travel to Warsaw for talks next week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-rule-of-law/poland-has-not-addressed-key-concerns-over-court-independence-eus-timmermans-idUSKBN1J91TJ2018-06-13
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it had opened an indepth investigation into Deutsche Telekoms planned purchase of the Dutch operations of Swedens Tele2 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tele2-m-a-deutsche-telekom-eu/eu-starts-in-depth-study-of-deutsche-telekom-tele2s-dutch-deal-idUSKBN1J81W32018-06-12
The move by the European Commission underscores once again its concerns on telecoms deals where the number of players are reduced from four to three Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tele2-m-a-deutsche-telekom-eu/eu-starts-in-depth-study-of-deutsche-telekom-tele2s-dutch-deal-idUSKBN1J81W32018-06-12
The European Commission urged action Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-europe-migrants-italy-malta/eu-u-n-urge-italy-malta-to-let-in-drifting-migrant-ship-idUSKBN1J70YS2018-06-11
The European Commission is scheduled to rule on the 3 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-uniper-m-a-fortum-eu-exclusive/exclusive-fortum-set-to-gain-eu-antitrust-approval-for-uniper-deal-sources-idUSKBN1J71YS2018-06-11
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker while questioning whether the United States was truly an ally said the bloc did not want to stop talking with Washington Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-germany/germany-sees-no-quick-solution-to-trade-row-with-u-s-open-to-talks-idUSKBN1J70ID2018-06-11
The offer was made by European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker during G7 leaders talks in Canada an official who followed the talks said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/g7-summit-trade-juncker/eu-commission-head-offers-joint-eu-u-s-trade-assessment-in-tariff-dispute-idUSL5N1TA5I72018-06-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday said it had raided companies in the styrene monomer purchasing sector suspecting them of having violated the blocs cartel rules Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-raids/eu-competition-officials-raid-companies-in-styrene-monomer-purchasing-idUSKCN1J40V02018-06-08
The European Commission acts as the competition watchdog in the European Union Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-raids/eu-competition-officials-raid-companies-in-styrene-monomer-purchasing-idUSKCN1J40V02018-06-08
SOFIA The European Commission stands ready to aid countries hit by Britains departure from the European Union and other external shocks Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Friday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu-economy/eu-budget-ready-to-aid-countries-hit-by-brexit-other-shocks-eus-oettinger-idUSKCN1J418G2018-06-08
ZURICH Swiss Finance Minister Ueli Maurer expressed optimism on Friday that Switzerland and the European Commission would avert a titfortat conflict over mutual recognition of stock exchange rules that could disrupt international trading Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-eu-minister/swiss-finance-minister-upbeat-for-eu-deal-on-bourse-rules-idUSKCN1J422F2018-06-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it planned to increase its budget for space programs to 16 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-space/eu-commission-shoots-for-stars-with-increased-space-budget-idUSKCN1J224K2018-06-07
The European Commission approved the deal in February Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orbital-atk-m-a-northrop-grumman/northrop-grumman-wins-u-s-antitrust-approval-to-buy-orbital-atk-idUSKCN1J12ZA2018-06-06
LONDON Britain said the European Commission was shooting itself in the with a plan to restrict UK access to the Galileo satellite navigation system after Brexit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-security/eu-shooting-itself-in-the-foot-over-galileo-uk-minister-idUSKCN1J22AM2018-06-06
BRUSSELS The president of the European Commission said on Tuesday that Italy is a pillar of the European Union and that the country deserves respect Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-juncker/eus-juncker-says-italy-is-at-the-heart-of-europe-deserves-respect-idUSKCN1J10R02018-06-05
ROME June 5 Former prime minister Mario Monti said on Tuesday Italy still risks being put under the supervision of the the European Central Bank European Commission and International Monetary Fund Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-politics-supervision/italys-ex-pm-monti-says-country-still-risks-troika-supervision-idUSR1N1SG02I2018-06-05
The European Commission last month gave Poland until late June to reverse the reforms introduced by the nationalistminded eurosceptical Law and Justice party which has been in power since 2015 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judiciary/polands-walesa-throws-weight-behind-appeal-to-eu-over-reform-of-courts-idUSKCN1J11QF2018-06-05
BRUSSELS June 5 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1T75MD2018-06-05
SHANGHAI China said it regrets the European Commissions complaints to the World Trade Organisation over matters related to European firms patent rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-trade/china-says-it-regrets-eus-wto-action-over-patent-rights-idUSKCN1J00242018-06-04
The European Bicycle Manufacturers Association urged European Commission officials to act saying Chinese manufacturers would massively ramp up imports into the bloc if the restrictions were lifted Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-bicycles/eu-looks-into-extending-dumping-duties-on-chinese-bicycles-idUSKCN1J01EC2018-06-04
BERLIN There is no threat of a new sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone despite an antiestablishment coalition government taking power in Italy European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eurozone-commission-ju/euro-zone-not-facing-new-debt-crisis-eus-juncker-idUSKCN1IY0312018-06-04
BRATISLAVA Slovakias member of the European Commission declared his candidacy on Monday to succeed JeanClaude Juncker as the EU executives president promising to try to ease tensions between western states and newer members from the excommunist east Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-sefcovic/slovak-eu-commissioner-declares-candidacy-to-succeed-juncker-idUSKCN1J02GF2018-06-04
BERLIN June 2 There is no threat of a new sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone despite an antiestablishment coalition government taking power in Italy European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-politics-eurozone-commission/euro-zone-not-facing-new-debt-crisis-eus-juncker-idUSL2N1T323I2018-06-02
No sooner had the coalition deal been announced than friction flared with Brussels over remarks by European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker about Italys impoverished south Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-italy-politics/italys-anti-establishment-leaders-revive-governing-coalition-idUSKCN1IW0Z52018-06-01
EU members have given broad support to a European Commission plan to set duties on 2 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade/u-s-allies-hit-back-at-washingtons-steel-aluminum-tariffs-idUSKCN1IX4782018-06-01
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Friday cutting direct subsidies to farmers while increasing the share of funds going to smaller farms attracting criticism from France and other countries that benefit most from EU agriculture aid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-agriculture-funds/eu-angers-france-others-with-proposal-to-slash-farmers-subsidies-idUSKCN1IX4EO2018-06-01
Ireland has also appealed against the European Commissions August 2016 tax order saying the tax deal was in line with EU and Irish laws Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-taxation/apple-declines-invite-to-eu-hearing-cites-appeal-against-eu-tax-order-idUSKCN1IX4JK2018-06-01
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it was confident that Italys new antiestablishment government would cooperate with its EU partners Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eurozone-commission/eu-confident-italys-new-government-will-cooperate-with-partners-idUSKCN1IX4IK2018-06-01
BERLIN The European Commission will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation against the United States over metals tariffs and against China over infringements of European firms patent rights its chief JeanClaude Juncker told German media Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-metals-juncker/eu-to-take-action-against-u-s-china-at-wto-juncker-tells-german-media-idUSKCN1IX4ES2018-06-01
ATHENS Greece is on course to complete its third international bailout program but cannot afford to backtrack on adopted reforms after its expiration in August the European Commissions mission chief to Greece said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/greece-cannot-afford-policy-reversal-after-bailout-ends-eu-official-idUSKCN1IW0XX2018-05-31
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday to set up two new financial instruments with a total fire power of 55 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget-commission/eu-readies-55-billion-euro-plan-to-help-reforms-investments-idUSKCN1IW12Y2018-05-31
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday setting up two new financial instruments worth a total of 55 billion euros Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budget-commission/in-anti-austerity-move-eu-eyes-measures-against-jobless-surges-idUSKCN1IW12Y2018-05-31
The European Commission has been tracking support across the EU for the euro in its Eurobarometer survey since the 1990s while its Eurostat statistics agency collates economic data Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-euro-graphic/decline-and-fall-how-italy-fell-out-of-love-with-the-euro-idUSKCN1IW2522018-05-31
Enzo Moavero Milanesi 63 worked for 20 years at the European Commission before becoming European Affairs minister in the governments of Mario Monti and Enrico Letta Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-politics-penpix/penpix-the-main-ministers-in-italys-proposed-new-government-idUSL5N1SW2X52018-05-31
From 1995 to 2000 when Monti served as European Commissioner for the internal market and then for competition Moavero Milanesi was his chief adviser Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-politics-penpix/penpix-the-main-ministers-in-italys-proposed-new-government-idUSL5N1SW2X52018-05-31
The European Commission proposed a new methodology to distribute funds that takes into account unemployment levels and the reception of migrants and not just economic output as previously Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-funds/eu-proposes-more-spending-on-italy-and-south-less-in-east-idUSKCN1IU1RB2018-05-30
In a separate statement Bayer said on Tuesday said the European Commission had approved BASF as a suitable buyer of the businesses to be divested Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-doj/bayer-wins-u-s-nod-for-monsanto-deal-to-create-agriculture-giant-idUSKCN1IU1DO2018-05-30
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to double funding for the Erasmus student exchange program hoping to get more youngsters into the popular scheme that aims to promote peoples European identity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-erasmus/combating-euroscepticism-eu-plans-to-double-erasmus-student-funding-idUSKCN1IV26O2018-05-30
PARIS European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met in Paris on Wednesday to discuss looming U.S. import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum the European Commission said but declined to speculate on the final outcome Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-meeting/eu-u-s-trade-envoys-meet-on-tariffs-outcome-unclear-idUSKCN1IV1T12018-05-30
Parliaments international trade committee voted overwhelmingly to extend the list of critical that would trigger European Union scrutiny and to oblige the European Commission and EU countries to act Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-investments-china/eu-lawmakers-push-to-toughen-screening-of-foreign-investments-idUSKCN1IT1XG2018-05-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Tuesday spending more European Union money on Italy and other southern members hit by the economic and migrant crises while spending less in the former communist countries of central Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-funds/eu-proposes-more-spending-on-italy-other-southern-states-less-in-east-idUSKCN1IU1RB2018-05-29
His sentiments were echoed by the European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-italy-oettinger/update-1-eu-chides-german-commissioner-over-remarks-on-italy-idUSL5N1T05OE2018-05-29
Diesel emissions have also led to several German cities exceeding European Union air pollution limits which has triggered enforcement action by the European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-emissions/german-carmakers-morally-obliged-to-refit-dirty-diesels-minister-idUSKCN1IS0TD2018-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday proposed to change intellectual property rules to let pharmaceutical companies produce generic drugs for export to countries and regions where they are not under extended patent protection Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-pharmaceuticals/eu-makes-it-easier-for-companies-to-produce-generic-medicines-for-export-idUSKCN1IT1942018-05-28
Earlier this month the European Commission the EU executive proposed a series of measures which include banning EUbased firms from complying with the revived U.S. sanctions Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-poland/poland-says-eu-needs-more-empathy-toward-u-s-over-iran-deal-idUSKCN1IR0KL2018-05-27
The original proposal from the European Commission had foreseen giving publishers the right to ask for payment for up to 20 years Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-copyright/eu-states-agree-rules-to-make-search-engines-pay-for-news-idUSKCN1IQ2NS2018-05-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission has opened an investigation into hotrolled steel sheet piles imported from China to determine whether they are being dumped in Europe according to a notice in the EU Official Journal on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-steel/eu-opens-new-investigation-into-chinese-steel-imports-idUSKCN1IP0ZC2018-05-24
MILAN Italy should further cut its structural budget deficit this year and press ahead with prudent budget policies the Vice President of the European Commission told a daily on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-budget/italy-should-further-cut-budget-deficit-this-year-eu-commission-vp-tells-paper-idUSKCN1IP0PF2018-05-24
ZURICH Novartis said its Sandoz division received approval from the European Commission for its biosimilar Zessly in gastroenterological rheumatological and dermatological diseases Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-novartis-zessly/novartis-receives-eu-approval-for-biosimilar-zessly-idUSKCN1IP0P22018-05-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission will assess the new Italian government now being formed by Prime Ministerdesignate Giuseppe Conte on the basis of its actions rather than words spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-italy-commission/eu-executive-says-will-assess-new-italian-government-on-actions-not-words-idUSKCN1IP1R72018-05-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday to set up a new class of sovereign bondbacked securities to encourage banks and investors to diversify their holdings of euro zone bonds Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-sovereign-sbbs/eu-commission-proposes-new-sovereign-bond-backed-securities-idUSKCN1IP1G22018-05-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday new rules to force asset managers to disclose how they take into account environmental risks in their investments and abide by new precise criteria when they claim credentials Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-finance-regulation/eu-sets-new-obligations-for-asset-managers-to-avoid-greenwashing-idUSKCN1IP1FH2018-05-24
BRUSSELS May 24 The European Commission will assess the new Italian government now being formed by Prime Ministerdesignate Giuseppe Conte on the basis of its actions rather than words spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-italy-commission/eu-executive-says-will-assess-new-italian-government-on-actions-not-words-idUSB5N1P001G2018-05-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday new rules to force asset managers insurers and pension funds to disclose how they take into account environmental risks in their investments and abide by clearer criteria when they claim credentials Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-finance-regulation/financial-firms-face-new-eu-disclosure-requirements-on-green-investment-idUSKCN1IP1FM2018-05-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Thursday setting up a new class of Sovereign BondBacked Securities to encourage banks and investors to diversify their holdings of euro zone bonds Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-sovereign-sbbs/eu-proposes-new-sovereign-bond-backed-securities-faces-criticism-idUSKCN1IP1G22018-05-24
This is a pragmatic proposal that will strengthen private risk absorption through integrated financial markets and reduce risk in the banking European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-sovereign-sbbs/eu-proposes-new-sovereign-bond-backed-securities-faces-criticism-idUSKCN1IP1G22018-05-24
The ministers asked the euro zone bailout fund ESM the European Commission and the European Central Bank on Thursday to prepare a debt sustainability analysis to inform their discussions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece/euro-zone-to-decide-terms-of-greek-bailout-exit-debt-relief-in-june-idUSKCN1IP3J02018-05-24
I am going for a constructive he added insisting that the European Commission would not lecture Rome Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy/euro-partners-warn-new-italy-government-against-suicide-mission-idUSKCN1IP2HG2018-05-24
European Commission data shows euro area monetary conditions have already tightened in recent months partly because of the euros strength at the start of 2018 and throughout last year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-tltros-ecb-analysis/early-ecb-bank-loan-repayments-loom-threaten-to-raise-borrowing-costs-idUSKCN1IP2NR2018-05-24
But consumer confidence in the bloc likely held steady this month a flash estimate from the European Commission is expected to show later on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-pmi/euro-zone-business-slowdown-suggests-best-days-may-be-over-idUSKCN1IO1842018-05-23
Members of the European Parliament are nearing agreement on a proposal that would broaden the powers of the European Commission to scrutinize foreign investments amid rising concern about Chinese acquisitions on the continent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-investments-china/with-eye-on-china-eu-parliament-pushes-tougher-line-on-investments-idUSKCN1IO1D02018-05-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday recommended closing a European Union fiscal procedure against France nine years after it was opened saying the country had embarked on a path towards reducing its deficit spending Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-france-budget/france-exits-eu-deficit-procedure-after-nine-years-commission-idUSKCN1IO1OL2018-05-23
BRUSSELS Italys incoming government should aim to cut its heavy public debt the European Commission said on Wednesday warning of a risk that financial instability in Rome could spill over into the whole euro zone Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-italy-budget/eu-tells-italy-to-cut-debt-warns-of-euro-spillovers-idUSKCN1IO1F02018-05-23
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said in September month that the EU should launch and conclude free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand in the next two years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-australia-newzealand/eu-agrees-to-start-trade-talks-with-australia-new-zealand-idUSKCN1IN0V32018-05-22
BRUSSELS Eurohopeful Bulgaria does not yet meet the criteria to adopt the single currency the European Commission will say on Wednesday in an assessment of European Union countries that must one day switch to the euro Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone/bulgaria-does-not-meet-all-euro-entry-criteria-commission-to-say-idUSKCN1IN2EV2018-05-22
Tommaso Valletti chief economist at the European Commissions competition unit rejected calls by some especially in the United States for regulators to adopt a handsoff approach to avoid stifling innovation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-technology-antitrust/eu-antitrust-official-sees-more-scrutiny-for-facebook-others-idUSKCN1IN1SA2018-05-22
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkels trip to China this week is a good opportunity to press the Chinese to deliver on promises of trade liberalization European Commission VicePresident Jyrki Katainen said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-china-europe/merkel-visit-a-chance-to-press-china-to-open-up-eus-katainen-idUSKCN1IN2K82018-05-22
BRUSSELS May 19 The European Commission said on Saturday Greece had reached a deal with its international lenders on a package of reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eurozone-greece/eu-commission-says-lenders-reach-deal-with-greece-on-reforms-idUSL5N1SQ0JJ2018-05-19
BERLIN The European Commissions plans to activate a law that bans European companies from complying with U.S. sanctions against Iran could have a significant impact on German companies operating in the United States the BDI industry association said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu-bdi/eus-iran-sanctions-blocking-law-could-harm-german-firms-in-u-s-bdi-idUSKCN1IJ12F2018-05-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctionsblocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/eu-launches-measures-to-protect-european-business-in-iran-idUSKCN1IJ1002018-05-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Irans central bank to avoid U.S. penalties an EU official said in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washingtons newly reimposed sanctions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/eu-considers-iran-central-bank-transfers-to-beat-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1IJ1002018-05-18
Nearly 1400 products excluding spirits are registered for the GI tag on the European Commissions database with FAO data showing trade in these products amounts to billion a year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-agriculture-names/can-serbian-cabbage-and-turkish-figs-win-the-same-kudos-as-champagne-and-stilton-idUSKCN1IJ2372018-05-18
As Britain is on the way out the blocs executive European Commission has proposed that EU leaders decide in June to open formal membership negotiations with Albania and Macedonia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-leaders-to-woo-west-balkan-states-but-road-to-membership-bumpy-idUSKCN1IH2ZE2018-05-17
BERLIN German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze urged carmakers to speed up technical refits of diesel cars to improve air quality after the European Commission said on Thursday it was taking the country to court for failing to respect air quality limits Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-pollution-germany/german-minister-tells-carmakers-to-speed-up-diesel-refits-idUSKCN1II1KA2018-05-17
The European Commission has decided to take France Germany Hungary Italy Romania and Britain to the EU Court of Justice over the issue Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-pollution-germany/german-minister-tells-carmakers-to-speed-up-diesel-refits-idUSKCN1II1KA2018-05-17
LUXEMBOURG An EU court upheld on Thursday a partial ban on three insecticides known as neonicotinoids saying that the European Commission had been right in 2013 to restrict their use to protect bees Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-bees/eu-court-upholds-insecticide-ban-to-protect-bees-idUSKCN1II0WU2018-05-17
BRUSSELS Italys new government needs to stick to fiscal discipline and keep reducing the countrys public debt European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eu-budget/eu-tells-italy-to-stick-to-cutting-budget-deficit-idUSKCN1II0YH2018-05-17
With Britain preparing to leave the blocs executive European Commission has proposed that EU leaders decide next month to open formal membership negotiations with Albania and Macedonia Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-woos-western-balkans-but-is-coy-on-membership-idUSKCN1IH2ZE2018-05-17
May made the comments at a meeting with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk in the Bulgarian capital Sofia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-may-meeting/uk-to-put-forward-northern-ireland-backstop-proposal-shortly-pm-mays-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1II27X2018-05-17
SOFIA The European Commission will launch on Friday the process of activating a law that bans European companies from complying with U.S. sanctions against Iran and does not recognize any court rulings that enforce American penalties Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu-response/eu-to-start-iran-sanctions-blocking-law-process-on-friday-idUSKCN1II20A2018-05-17
On Wednesday the European Commission will meanwhile discuss the EUs 1990sera blocking sanctions Mogherini said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe-mogherini/europe-seeking-quick-solution-to-save-iran-nuclear-deal-mogherini-idUSKCN1IG36S2018-05-16
The European Commission which oversees trade policy for the 28 EU members has insisted that the European Union be granted a permanent exemption without conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-heads-discuss-bold-or-fold-strategy-towards-trump-tariffs-idUSKCN1IH1VD2018-05-16
WARSAW It will be difficult for Poland to offer further concessions to the European Commission in a dispute over the countrys judicial reforms Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-foreignminister/poland-says-more-concessions-to-eu-on-court-reforms-would-be-difficult-idUSKCN1IG2852018-05-15
Of course we would like the European Commission to take a decision favorable to Poland and to withdraw this procedure which in our opinion is Czaputowicz said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-foreignminister/poland-says-more-concessions-to-eu-on-court-reforms-would-be-difficult-idUSKCN1IG2852018-05-15
Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday in a deepening row over the European Commissions decision to exclude the United Kingdom from a new satellite navigation system Galileo Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-galileo/britain-eu-clash-in-growing-row-over-galileo-satellite-project-idUSKCN1IF2642018-05-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday gave Poland until late June to settle a dispute with the EU over the independence of its courts that threatens Warsaws future access to funding from the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-gives-poland-new-deadline-for-rule-of-law-deal-idUSKCN1IF1YB2018-05-14
I understand the European Commission is of the same mind and will continue talks Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-gives-poland-new-deadline-for-rule-of-law-deal-idUSKCN1IF1YB2018-05-14
AFME is taking part in consultations by the European Commission and European Parliament to reform equivalence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/global-banks-signal-pragmatism-over-eu-access-after-brexit-idUSKCN1IF1OL2018-05-14
The European Commissions competition and trade spokespeople declined to comment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-edp-m-a-china/portugals-edp-shares-leap-as-investors-bet-on-higher-bid-idUSKCN1IF11O2018-05-14
But the European Commission which is negotiating for governments says EU rules do not allow such access for nonmembers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-security/britain-sets-out-plans-for-post-brexit-security-cooperation-with-eu-idUSKBN1IA2642018-05-09
LONDON May 7 U.S. cable operator Comcast has formally notifed the European Commission of its intention to bid for Britains payTV group Sky a regulatory source told Reuters on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/sky-ma-comcast/comcast-formally-notifies-brussels-of-intention-to-bid-for-sky-idUSL3N1SE53W2018-05-08
BERLIN Germany has reached agreement with the European Commission in a dispute over levies for power plants operated by companies including BASF which provide electricity for their own use Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-eu-power/germany-says-agreed-with-brussels-on-power-plant-levies-idUSKBN1I91LS2018-05-08
5 percent after U.S. cable operator Comcast formally notified the European Commission of its intention to bid for Britains payTV group Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/update-1-european-shares-retreat-as-election-worries-hit-italy-idUSL8N1SF2CW2018-05-08
Merkels CDUCSU bloc is opposed to any pooling of debts in Europe any fiscal policy without national parliamentary control and the European Commissions proposal for a euro zone finance minister Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-reform-germany/merkels-conservatives-say-want-stronger-euro-zone-wary-of-macron-plans-idUSKBN1I92262018-05-08
BRUSSELS May 8 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1SF74D2018-05-08
The daily business newspaper citing sources from the conservative blocs parliamentary leadership said the senior politicians also oppose European Commission plans for a European finance minister Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-eurozone-germany/merkel-allies-reject-idea-of-european-finance-minister-handelsblatt-idUSKBN1I70V32018-05-07
The European Commission has stressed the blocs status as a membersonly club seeing Britain as a thirdparty outsider Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-defence/eu-defenses-post-brexit-starting-to-take-shape-idUSKBN1I81172018-05-07
BRUSSELS France and four other European Union countries have called for ambitious CO2 emissions reduction targets for trucks ahead of a proposal from the European Commission expected later this month Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trucks-emissions/eu-states-call-for-ambitious-truck-co2-emissions-targets-idUSKBN1I80VS2018-05-07
The European Commission said the steel plants would be sold to buyers who would continue to operate them allowing them to compete with ArcelorMittal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ilva-m-a-arcelormitta-eu/eu-regulators-approve-arcelormittal-to-buy-italian-peer-ilva-idUSKBN1I80WN2018-05-07
The European Commissions inquiry into ecommerce last year for example found that twothirds of retailers use algorithms to track their competitors prices Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-algorithm/eu-considers-using-algorithms-to-detect-anti-competitive-acts-idUSKBN1I51982018-05-04
The European Commission which acts as the competition watchdog in the European Union said UTC agreed to sell businesses making actuators pilot controls ice protection and oxygen systems Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-rockwell-collins-m-a-utc-eu/utc-gains-eu-antitrust-approval-to-buy-rockwell-collins-idUSKBN1I51JE2018-05-04
The European Commission said concessions offered by UTC addressed its concerns about the deal confirming a Reuters report on May 2 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-rockwell-collins-m-a-utc-eu/utc-gains-eu-antitrust-approval-to-buy-rockwell-collins-idUSKBN1I51JE2018-05-04
In a statement the European Commissions Brexit Task Force headed by chief negotiator Michel Barnier listed four broad types of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-topics/topics-agreed-for-post-brexit-relationship-talks-idUSKBN1I524J2018-05-04
BRUSSELS May 4 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1SB6O52018-05-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Thursday it had carried out a series of raids in different countries concerned over anticompetitive behavior in the metal packaging sector Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-cartel-metals/eu-commission-carries-out-anti-trust-raids-in-metal-packaging-sector-idUSKBN1I40KT2018-05-03
BRUSSELS The European Commission has made imports of electric bicycles from China subject to registration meaning that eventual duties can be backdated to early in May the EU official journal said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-bicycles/eu-moves-to-curb-imports-of-chinese-e-bikes-idUSKBN1I40OC2018-05-03
7 percent three months earlier and the European Commission said downside risks to growth have increased Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-inflation/euro-zone-inflation-slowdown-adds-to-ecbs-headache-idUSKBN1I40TD2018-05-03
BRUSSELS Euro zone economic growth will slow this year and next from a peak expansion in 2017 the European Commission forecast on Thursday underlining the need to quickly implement euro zone reforms while the expansion is still strong Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-forecasts/euro-zone-economy-to-slow-next-year-downside-risks-increase-commission-idUSKBN1I40UX2018-05-03
The European Commission had sufficient evidence to show that Chinese manufacturers were dumping ebikes in Europe and were receiving subsidies the European Unions official journal said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-china-bicycles/update-1-eu-puts-spoke-in-wheel-of-cheap-chinese-e-bike-imports-idUSL8N1SA3BI2018-05-03
Sources familiar with the talks say a referral to the European Commission is likely in any case given the deals size a view backed by German competition officials Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-liberty-m-a-vodafone-germany/german-glass-fiber-operators-lobby-against-vodafone-liberty-deal-idUSKBN1I41F92018-05-03
BRUSSELS The European Commission met on Wednesday to agree proposals for a bigger new multiyear budget that will trigger battles among member states over how to fill the funding gap left by Britains exit next year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget/eu-launches-battle-for-bigger-post-brexit-budget-idUSKBN1I30YU2018-05-02
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday 55 billion euros in the next longterm European Union budget for supporting investment in the euro zone during economic shocks structural reforms and help join the euro Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-eurozone/eu-commission-proposes-55-billion-euros-for-euro-zone-in-2021-2027-budget-idUSKBN1I31212018-05-02
BRUSSELS European Union nations should contribute new funds to the blocs budget to fill the gap left by Britains exit next year collected from taxing digital services plastic waste and carbon emissions the European Commission said on Wednesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-revenues/eu-sees-22-billion-euros-of-new-budget-funds-from-plastics-co2-corporate-tax-idUSKBN1I31IT2018-05-02
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday the European Union will not accept threats in talks with the United States to secure a permanent exemption from U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-metals-eu/eu-will-not-negotiate-u-s-tariffs-under-threat-eus-juncker-idUSKBN1I31LW2018-05-02
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed a bigger new multiyear budget on Wednesday that will trigger battles among member states over how to fill the funding gap left by Britains exit next year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-launches-battle-for-bigger-post-brexit-budget-idUSKBN1I30YS2018-05-02
BRUSSELS The European Commission announced on Wednesday proposals for a new multiyear budget that is expected to see EU countries squabble among themselves over how to fill the funding gap left by Britains exit next year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-factbox-factbox/factbox-eu-sets-out-details-of-post-brexit-budget-idUSKBN1I322D2018-05-02
The European Commission said the extension of the temporary exemption prolonged market uncertainty which was already affecting business decisions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-metals/trump-delays-metal-tariffs-on-canada-eu-mexico-exempts-some-others-idUSKBN1I11642018-05-01
The European Commission said the concessions addressed concerns that the deal may reduce innovation for some herbicides and certain seed treatments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-m-a-basf-eu/basf-wins-conditional-eu-approval-to-buy-bayer-assets-idUSKBN1I10UQ2018-04-30
BRUSSELS The European Commission will unveil proposals on Wednesday for the Unions next sevenyear budget starting in 2021 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-explainer/beancounting-the-eus-coffee-a-day-new-budget-idUSKBN1I11K32018-04-30
The only thing that I can tell you today is that we are patient but we are also European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a news conference earlier on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-metals/u-s-allies-metals-producers-await-trumps-decision-on-tariff-exemption-idUSKBN1I11642018-04-30
SOFIA A European Commission plan to tax the digital turnover of large companies drew scepticism on Saturday from the global rulesetting body on tax matters and some EU states which called instead for an international solution Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-tax/eu-digital-tax-on-corporate-turnover-faces-uphill-road-idUSKBN1HZ0JS2018-04-29
SOFIA Bulgaria will be next to adopt the euro but should not rush the process European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Friday as Sofia said it would make a key step to join the single currency by the end of June Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone-moscovici/bulgaria-next-to-adopt-euro-but-should-not-rush-eus-moscovici-says-idUSKBN1HY0PP2018-04-28
The European Commission and HM Treasury will attend as observers and other relevant authorities will be invited on an issuespecific they added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-banks/uk-eu-banking-regulators-team-up-in-case-of-cliff-edge-brexit-idUSKBN1HY1VI2018-04-28
The CHMP opinion sets the stage for a likely approval by the European Commission Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-gilead-sciences-ema/gileads-three-drug-hiv-regimen-wins-european-panel-approval-idUSKBN1HY1J92018-04-28
BERLIN The European Commission believes U.S. President Donald Trump is setting unacceptable conditions for the European Union to get a permanent exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs a German newspaper reported on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-thinks-conditions-trump-setting-to-extend-tariff-exemption-unacceptable-report-idUSKBN1HX31L2018-04-27
The European Commission must now focus on developing a strong pollinator initiative that boosts beefriendly habitat and helps farmers cut it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-bees/eu-nations-back-ban-on-insecticides-to-protect-honey-bees-idUSKBN1HY11W2018-04-27
SOFIA Bulgaria will become the euro zones 20th member but it should not rush through the process European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone-moscovici/bulgaria-will-be-next-euro-zone-member-but-should-not-rush-eus-moscovici-idUSKBN1HY0PP2018-04-27
ATHENS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Thursday he anticipated Greece could emerge from its bailout later this year without any precautionary credit line set aside for the country Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/greece-wont-need-precautionary-credit-line-eus-juncker-says-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
The European Commission began an investigation last month to assess the need for potential measures for steel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade-aluminium/eu-starts-monitoring-aluminum-imports-after-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1HX0WZ2018-04-26
ATHENS Greece can exit its third financial bailout program without requesting a precautionary credit line European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-juncker-tsipras/eus-juncker-greece-does-not-need-credit-line-extra-austerity-idUSKBN1HX19B2018-04-26
Russias antitrust regulator FAS approved it last week and the European Commission last month gave conditional clearance following a conditional nod in Brazil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/monsanto-ma-bayer/update-1-bayer-monsanto-deal-on-track-for-u-s-approval-by-end-may-sources-idUSL1N1S30QX2018-04-26
He said Comcast was continuing to work with the European Commission on the regulatory process and he did not believe a British investigation would be required Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sky-m-a-comcast/comcast-confirms-31-billion-bid-for-sky-sparking-battle-with-fox-idUSKBN1HW16X2018-04-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed new rules to clamp down on firms that relocate within the bloc for the purpose of cutting their tax bills or reducing rights of employees creditors and minority shareholders setting up mere letter box companies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-letterbox/eu-moves-to-tackle-letter-box-firms-tax-avoidance-social-dumping-idUSKBN1HW23D2018-04-25
BRUSSELS The European Commission will boost its investment in artificial intelligence by about 70 percent to 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-artificialintelligence/eu-to-invest-1-5-billion-euros-in-ai-to-catch-up-with-us-asia-idUSKBN1HW1WL2018-04-25
Just as the steam engine and electricity did in the past AI is transforming our said Andrus Ansip VicePresident of the European Commission on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-artificialintelligence/eu-to-invest-1-5-billion-euros-in-ai-to-catch-up-with-us-asia-idUSKBN1HW1WL2018-04-25
said Comcast was continuing to work with the European Commission on the regulatory process and he did not believe a British investigation would be required NegativeWednesday Sky also welcomed commitments the U.S. cable giant had made to address potential publicinterest concerns over Sky News its influential 24hour news channel http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sky-m-a-comcast/comcast-confirms-31-billion-bid-for-sky-sparking-battle-with-fox-idUSKBN1HW16X2018-04-25
as the steam engine and electricity did in the past AI is transforming our said Andrus Ansip VicePresident of the European Commission on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-artificialintelligence/eu-to-invest-1-5-billion-euros-in-ai-to-catch-up-with-us-asia-idUSKBN1HW1WL2018-04-25
Valdis Dombrovskis European Commission Vice President and responsible for financial services said that equivalence was a pragmatic solution and a outcome for Britain after Brexit Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-markets-dombrovskis/eu-downplays-prospect-of-bespoke-brexit-trade-deal-for-banks-idUSKBN1HV0TJ2018-04-24
Altice says it will appeal against the European Commissions decision to fine it 125 million euros over its PT Portugal bid Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/brief-altice-to-appeal-against-eus-decis/brief-altice-to-appeal-against-eus-decision-to-fine-it-over-pt-portugal-bid-idUSFWN1S10KR2018-04-24
The European Commission which is in charge of ensuring a level playing in the 28 country EU said the Irish tax does not constitute state aid Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ireland-sugar-tax/ireland-wins-eu-ok-to-tax-sugary-drinks-on-health-grounds-idUSKBN1HV19O2018-04-24
Valdis Dombrovskis European Commission Vice President and responsible for financial services said that equivalence was a pragmatic solution and a way for Britain after Brexit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-markets-dombrovskis/eu-downplays-prospect-of-bespoke-brexit-trade-deal-for-banks-idUSKBN1HV0TH2018-04-24
The European Commission can order Italy to recover the money if it finds that the aid is illegal Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-alitalia-stateaid/eu-regulators-to-investigate-900-million-euro-state-aid-for-alitalia-idUSKBN1HU15B2018-04-23
Alitalia entered into insolvency proceedings in May 2017 and the two state aid loans provided by Italy triggered complaints to the European Commission Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-alitalia-stateaid/alitalia-loans-may-constitute-illegal-state-aid-eu-idUSKBN1HU15B2018-04-23
BRUSSELS Whistleblowers exposing fraud tax evasion data breaches and other misdeeds will be given more protection from retaliation under new rules proposed by the European Commission on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-whistleblower-rules/eu-moves-to-protect-whistleblowers-idUSKBN1HU1DG2018-04-23
BRUSSELS The European Commission is not required to propose a law after a successful public petition the European Court of Justice said on Monday ruling on a case of antiabortion activists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-democracy-court/eu-commission-may-refuse-to-heed-public-petitions-court-idUSKBN1HU1WR2018-04-23
The European Commission said it was concerned about Apples access to data on Shazams users who use competing music streaming services in Europe Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-shazam-m-a-apple-eu/eu-opens-competition-probe-into-apples-bid-for-music-app-shazam-idUSKBN1HU24O2018-04-23
BRUSSELS April 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1S05NG2018-04-23
The European Commission set a Sept Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/shazam-ma-apple-eu/eu-investigators-to-investigate-apples-bid-for-shazam-idUSL8N1S053A2018-04-23
The European Commission which coordinates trade policy for the 28member EU said that the bloc wanted to be granted a permanent exemption without conditions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-seeks-to-join-u-s-china-steel-dispute-at-wto-idUSKBN1HU2LN2018-04-23
BRUSSELS Whistleblowers may be given greater protection from reprisals when exposing fraud tax evasion data breaches and other misdeeds under new rules proposed by the European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-whistleblower-rules/eu-mulls-rules-to-strengthen-protection-of-whistleblowers-idUSKBN1HR2UR2018-04-21
The European Commission which is scheduled to decide on the deal by May 23 and ArcelorMittal declined to comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ilva-m-a-arcelormitta-eu/arcelormittal-to-gain-eu-approval-for-ilva-acquisition-sources-idUSKBN1HR2A52018-04-21
A joint statement issued by European Commissioners Cecilia Malmstrom and Phil Hogan and Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo did not give details of what had been agreed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-mexico-trade/eu-mexico-say-agree-preliminary-free-trade-deal-idUSKBN1HS0PF2018-04-21
The European Commission has taken Hungary to the European Court of Justice over the NGO draft law accusing the government of violating the right to freedom of association Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-soros-hungary-migration/soros-body-mulls-future-in-hungary-as-orban-vows-migration-fight-idUSKBN1HR0KV2018-04-20
The European Commission said the measure was adopted because of deficiencies detected in the Brazilian official control system Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-eu-brazil-meat/eu-bans-imports-from-20-brazilian-meat-purveyors-idUSKBN1HQ2AN2018-04-19
PARIS A report prepared for the European Commission has questioned the economic viability of plans to build a gas pipeline connecting Spain and France designed in part to help reduce Europes reliance on Russian piped gas five sources told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-spain-gas-exclusive/exclusive-study-for-eu-questions-jumbo-france-spain-gas-pipe-plan-sources-idUSKBN1HO34R2018-04-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission will put forward a proposed freetrade agreement with Japan for fasttrack approval on Wednesday hoping to avoid a repeat of the public protests that nearly derailed a trade pact with Canada two years ago Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-japan-trade/eu-pushes-to-approve-japan-trade-deal-mindful-of-canada-near-miss-idUSKBN1HP00A2018-04-18
The European Commissions decision could come as early as next week with the timing subject to change the source said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ptportugal-m-a-altice-eu-exclusive/exclusive-eu-to-fine-altice-for-jumping-gun-on-pt-portugal-deal-source-idUSKBN1HP1EE2018-04-18
BRUSSELS The European Commission put forward a proposed freetrade agreement with Japan for fasttrack approval on Wednesday hoping to avoid a repeat of the public protests that nearly derailed a trade pact with Canada two years ago Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-japan-trade/eu-pushes-to-hasten-start-of-japan-trade-deal-idUSKBN1HP00A2018-04-18
PARIS A report prepared for the European Commission has questioned the economic viability of plans to build a huge gas pipeline between Spain and France designed to boost security of supply in Europe five sources told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-france-spain-gas-exclusive/exclusive-viability-of-french-spain-gas-pipeline-questioned-report-idUSKBN1HO34R2018-04-18
The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that the Balkan country should start accession talks following a series of steps including to combat corruption and improve law enforcement Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-albania/eu-urges-albania-to-deepen-reforms-for-entry-talks-idUSKBN1HP2CL2018-04-18
The European Commission opened its investigation into Android in 2015 following a complaint two years earlier from the lobbying group FairSearch Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/eu-antitrust-chief-says-investigation-of-googles-android-adsense-is-advancing-idUSKBN1HP2YL2018-04-18
In a market test conducted by the European Commissions directorate general for competition 15 investors expressed interest in acquiring the plants Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-publicpower-plants/greece-submits-bill-on-coal-fired-plants-sale-union-threatens-strikes-idUSKBN1HP2TN2018-04-18
The food waste goals are part of the European Commissions Circular Economy a broader legal framework aimed at fostering sustainable growth and includes recycling targets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-food-waste-law/europe-takes-major-step-to-tackle-billion-dollar-food-waste-idUSKBN1HP2SC2018-04-18
EU court to issue judgment on whether Poland is infringing EU law by logging in ancient Bialowieza Forest one of a number of European Commission challenges brought against Polish government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/poland-factors/poland-factors-to-watch-apr-17-idUSL8N1RT63E2018-04-17
STRASBOURG The European Union needs to open up to accepting new members from the Western Balkans to avoid the risk of a new war in the region the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker told the European Parliament on Tuesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-france-juncker-balkans/eus-juncker-west-balkans-need-eu-perspective-to-prevent-risk-of-new-wars-idUSKBN1HO15C2018-04-17
STRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Tuesday praised French President Emmanuel Macrons commitment to the European Union Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-france-macron-juncker/the-real-france-is-back-eus-juncker-says-after-macron-speech-idUSKBN1HO14T2018-04-17
Trade policy for members of the EU is handled by the European Commission not by individual member states Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-eu-exclusive/exclusive-china-seeks-trade-firewall-with-u-s-allies-in-rush-of-ambassador-meetings-sources-idUSKBN1HO1Y02018-04-17
The European Commissions deputy head Frans Timmermans who leads the talks with Poland echoed that view saying there was still a long way to Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-forest/poland-loses-forest-battle-with-eu-pushes-for-broader-thaw-idUSKBN1HO10J2018-04-17
Electronic evidence is increasingly important in criminal said European Commission VicePresident Frans Timmermans Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-data-regulations/tech-companies-to-be-forced-to-give-police-overseas-data-under-eu-proposal-idUSKBN1HO1YT2018-04-17
STRASBOURG Identity cards held by EU citizens will be required to include digital images of the holders fingerprints as part of a crackdown on fraudulent documents used by criminals and extremists the European Commission proposed on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-security/eu-commission-proposes-making-fingerprints-mandatory-in-id-cards-idUSKBN1HO23A2018-04-17
BERLIN Germanys BDI industry association said on Monday it opposed new rules suggested by the European Commission to make digital companies pay more tax saying this would create extra burdens and could worsen alreadystrained ties with the United States Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-germany/german-businesses-worry-eu-digital-tax-will-worsen-transatlantic-tensions-idUSKBN1HN2HD2018-04-16
With this proposal the European Commission risks exacerbating the trade conflict with the he added Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-germany/german-businesses-worry-eu-digital-tax-will-worsen-transatlantic-tensions-idUSKBN1HN2HD2018-04-16
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker urged the Syrian government to end its use of chemical weapons in a statement released on Saturday following U.S. French and British air strikes on Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-juncker/syria-must-halt-use-of-chemical-weapons-european-commissions-juncker-idUSKBN1HL0GZ2018-04-14
BRUSSELS Turkey will on Tuesday receive the European Commissions most critical report since it launched its bid to join the European Union over a decade ago with Brussels warning that years of progress towards membership were being lost officials said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/turkey-to-get-worst-eu-scorecard-so-far-officials-say-idUSKBN1HL11X2018-04-14
The European Commission will vote on whether to restrict Brazilian chicken exports from BRF SA and other companies on April 18 Maggi said from Brussels Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-chicken-eu/brazil-hopes-to-mitigate-impact-of-eu-chicken-ban-minister-idUSKBN1HJ39F2018-04-13
BRUSSELS ArcelorMittal has submitted divestment proposals to the European Commission aiming to secure EU competition clearance for its purchase of Italian steelmaker Ilva the worlds largest steel producer said on Friday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ilva-m-a-arcelormittal-eu/arcelormittal-submits-divestment-proposals-for-ilva-deal-to-eu-commission-idUSKBN1HK0ZP2018-04-13
ArcelorMittal has submitted divestment proposals to the European Commission aiming to secure EU competition clearance for its purchase of Italian steelmaker Ilva the worlds largest steel producer said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1RQ3XT2018-04-13
The European Commission aims to curb greenhouse gases from transport as part of a drive to cut emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-autos/europes-carmakers-not-disputing-co2-fines-but-want-more-help-idUSKBN1HK2GJ2018-04-13
This year Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has hence held a series of talks with the European Commission aiming for a deal Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-looks-to-resolve-very-soon-row-with-poland-over-rule-of-law-idUSKBN1HI2VF2018-04-12
LONDON The European Commission on Tuesday raided the offices of a number of companies involved in sports broadcasting rights including a unit of Rupert Murdochs Fox as part of an investigation into a possible cartel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-britain-raid/european-commission-raids-offices-in-sports-broadcasting-investigation-idUSKBN1HH3C92018-04-11
BRUSSELS April 10 EU investigators carried out unannounced inspections on Tuesday at the offices of firms linked to the broadcasting of sports events in several member states over concerns they may have violated EU antitrust rules the European Commission said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/fox-britain-raid-eu/eu-carries-out-antitrust-raid-at-firms-dealing-with-sports-media-rights-idUSB5N1E000X2018-04-11
LONDON April 10 A unit of Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox said it was cooperating with an inspection by the European Commission after the Telegraph newspaper reported that officials had raided its offices in London Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/fox-britain-raid/unit-of-murdochs-fox-says-cooperating-with-brussels-inspection-idUSL8N1RN73X2018-04-11
The trade bodies also urged the European Commission to exclude UK assets from the threshold calculation citing the UKs planned exit from the EU from March 2019 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-banks-ipu-exclusive/exclusive-japanese-chinese-banks-say-rule-changes-may-make-their-eu-lending-unsustainable-letter-idUSKBN1HI1ZM2018-04-11
Data released by the European Commission last week showed emissions regulated under the scheme rose for the first time in seven years in 2017 due to stronger industrial output Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-carbon-survey/analysts-raise-eu-carbon-price-forecasts-on-emissions-rise-uk-brevity-clarity-idUSKBN1HI1LR2018-04-11
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it had approved a request by Germanys Bayer Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer/eu-approves-changes-to-bayer-commitments-over-monsanto-deal-idUSKBN1HI1X22018-04-11
LONDON Rupert Murdochs Fox and Netherlandsbased Ziggo Sport said they had been targeted in a European Commission investigation into a possible cartel in sports broadcasting rights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-sports-cartel/fox-and-ziggo-investigated-over-european-sports-rights-idUSKBN1HI1R82018-04-11
Ziggo Sport is cooperating fully with the European Commissions inspection and is unable to comment further at this stage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-sports-cartel/fox-and-ziggo-investigated-over-european-sports-rights-idUSKBN1HI1R82018-04-11
LONDON April 11 Ziggo Sport a Netherlandsbased broadcaster owned by Liberty Global and Vodafone said it was involved in an investigation by the European Commission into a possible sportsrights cartel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/europe-sports-cartel/netherlands-ziggo-sport-included-in-ec-sports-rights-investigation-idUSL9N1PZ00E2018-04-11
BRUSSELS New global standards on how much capital banks must hold against trading risks wont be fully inserted into European Union law for the time being a senior European Commission official said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulation/eu-sees-step-by-step-approach-to-bank-trading-capital-rules-idUSKBN1HI2QF2018-04-11
The package was proposed by the European Commission in November 2016 and includes putting into EU law global trading book capital standards drawn up by the international Basel Committee Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulation/eu-sees-step-by-step-approach-to-bank-trading-capital-rules-idUSKBN1HI2QF2018-04-11
European banks want the FRTB put on hold but a senior European Commission official said a compromise will be needed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulation/eu-sees-step-by-step-approach-to-bank-trading-capital-rules-idUSKBN1HI2QF2018-04-11
In a separate statement the European Commission said it had approved Bayer modifications to the commitments it made to get approval for the Monsanto purchase Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-digital-farming/bayer-to-sell-digital-farming-business-to-clear-way-for-monsanto-deal-idUSKBN1HI1Z82018-04-11
Baader Helvea analyst Markus Mayer said he expects the concessions granted to the Justice Department probably did not go far beyond asset sales already agreed with the European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer/bayer-shares-jump-on-report-of-u-s-antitrust-deal-on-monsanto-idUSKBN1HG2ST2018-04-10
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will visit Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the coming weeks following his election victory on Sunday the Commission said on Tuesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hungary-election-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-to-visit-orban-in-budapest-idUSKBN1HH1L52018-04-10
The European Commission said it was looking forward to working with Hungary on many challenges Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-hungary-election/hungarian-pm-could-target-soros-organizations-right-after-election-win-idUSKBN1HG1DG2018-04-09
The European Commission estimates that air and marine transportation could contribute as much as a third of all emissions by 2050 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imo-emissions/u-n-shipping-agency-under-pressure-to-tackle-growing-co2-emissions-idUSKBN1HG1N72018-04-09
WARSAW Polands parliament should take action aimed at addressing the European Unions concerns regarding judicial reform before any compromise is reached European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-timmermans/eu-urges-poland-to-further-address-concerns-over-judiciary-reform-idUSKBN1HG25N2018-04-09
ACEA has not approached the European Commission to reopen any discussion of the 2020 a spokeswoman told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-carbon-autos/peugeot-boss-says-co2-fines-will-create-chinese-trojan-horse-idUSKCN1HC1PD2018-04-06
BRUSSELS April 5 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1RI4AI2018-04-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday approved a local tax relief scheme worth up to about 900 million euros Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-france/eu-approves-tax-relief-scheme-for-french-postal-service-idUSKCN1HD16I2018-04-06
Liberty Global submitted its request on April 4 a filing on the European Commission website showed on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ziggo-m-a-libertyglobal-eu/liberty-global-again-seeks-eu-okay-for-ziggo-buy-after-court-veto-idUSKCN1HC14C2018-04-05
Prysmian which sells cable to the energy and telecoms sectors sought approval from the European Commission on March 28 a filing on the EU authoritys website showed on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-general-cable-m-a-prysmian-eu/eu-regulators-to-decide-on-prysmian-general-cable-deal-by-may-8-idUSKCN1HA1AP2018-04-03
BRUSSELS Banks in the European Union will have to cut fees on crossborder payments in euros and on some currency conversions within the bloc under legislative proposals put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-banks-forex-eu/eu-proposes-lower-fees-for-bank-payments-currency-conversion-idUSKBN1H41K72018-03-28
Former European Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said any sanctions should be based on facts not suspicions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-russia-germany/splits-on-russia-in-german-left-risk-undermining-merkel-idUSKBN1H40B52018-03-28
BRUSSELS Economic sentiment in the 19countries sharing the euro slipped for the third month in a row in March data from the European Commission showed on Tuesday suggesting economic growth in the bloc was not as steady as previously thought Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-sentiment/euro-zone-sentiment-falls-in-march-casting-doubt-on-growth-outlook-idUSKBN1H312H2018-03-27
The European Commission is checking whether Volkswagen benefited from an unfair tax deal Bloomberg said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-volkswagen-taxation-luxembourg/eu-regulators-look-at-volkswagens-luxembourg-tax-deals-bloomberg-idUSKBN1H32IA2018-03-27
The European Commission was within its rights to draft the amendment according to the opinion seen by Reuters that contradicts critics who say regulators are overreaching Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-gazprom-nordstream/eu-lawyers-give-cautious-backing-to-bid-to-regulate-russian-pipeline-idUSKBN1H32H62018-03-27
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager reckons the threat to split Google into smaller companies must be kept open the newspaper said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-google-antitrust/eu-antitrust-chief-keeps-open-threat-to-break-up-google-report-idUSKBN1H110H2018-03-26
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday said a Dutch scheme to support fastgrowing medium and large companies did not constitute state aid and therefore was in line with EU rules Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-stateaid-netherlands/eu-commission-clears-dutch-support-scheme-for-fast-growing-companies-idUSKBN1H211Y2018-03-26
The differences in views between the EU and Turkey are said European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker who will represent the bloc along with European Council President Donald Tusk Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-erdogan/remove-barriers-to-membership-talks-turkey-tells-eu-before-summit-idUSKBN1H21BG2018-03-26
Proindependence groups called for protests on Sunday outside the offices of the delegation of the European Commission and the German consulate Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-spain-politics-catalonia-germany/former-catalan-leader-puigdemont-detained-in-germany-idUSKBN1H10HQ2018-03-25
Its not business as said Christos Stylianides European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-eu/congo-crisis-worsening-eu-says-as-government-shuns-aid-conference-idUSKBN1H10PK2018-03-25
The European Commission is also planning a new law regulating the commercial practices of online platforms with smaller businesses seeking to curtail their huge market power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-socialmedia-consumerlaw/eu-plans-tougher-consumer-laws-for-facebook-gmail-idUSKBN1GY2ZL2018-03-23
The European Commission had proposed that if US tariffs were applied the bloc would challenge them at the World Trade Organization Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-steel/trump-temporarily-excludes-eu-six-other-allies-from-steel-tariffs-idUSKBN1GZ0ET2018-03-23
European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici a Frenchman hailed the move too This is progress Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-france/france-germany-and-britain-praise-trump-rethink-on-europe-tariffs-idUSKBN1GZ0WY2018-03-23
Lufthansa had planned to grow Eurowings by buying failed Air Berlins Niki and LGW units but scrapped the Niki purchase after the European Commission indicated it would veto the deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-laudamotion-lufthansa/austrias-laudamotion-in-cooperation-deal-with-lufthansa-idUSKBN1GZ17H2018-03-23
The leaders also said they supported steps taken by the European Commission to respond to the US measures as appropriate and in a proportionate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-reax/eu-complains-of-trumps-gun-to-our-head-over-tariffs-idUSKBN1GZ14K2018-03-23
Europe says it wants to avert a trade war but the European Commission has proposed a series of measures if the White House hits EU producers Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-reax/eu-complains-of-trumps-gun-to-our-head-over-tariffs-idUSKBN1GZ14K2018-03-23
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows CHMPs recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-portola-pharma-ema/ema-panel-recommends-against-portolas-clot-prevention-drug-idUSKBN1GZ1UV2018-03-23
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said he did not think talks with the United States on an exemption from tariffs on steel and aluminum could be concluded by May Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-juncker/deadline-for-u-s-tariff-exemption-talks-not-realistic-eus-juncker-idUSKBN1GZ23A2018-03-23
CMPHs opinions are normally endorsed by the European Commission within a couple of months Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-clovis-oncology-drug-ema/ema-panel-for-conditional-ok-to-cloviss-ovarian-cancer-drug-idUSKBN1GZ1XQ2018-03-23
WARSAW Concessions in judicial reforms planned by Polands ruling party are aimed at signaling to the European Commission that a compromise with Warsaw is possible but will preserve the most important part of the reforms the Polish prime minister said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judicial-primeminister/polish-pm-concessions-to-eu-will-preserve-essence-of-judicial-reforms-idUSKBN1GZ2C62018-03-23
A spokeswoman for the European Commission said on Friday the EU executive arm will analyze the Polish plan amendments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judicial-primeminister/polish-pm-concessions-to-eu-will-preserve-essence-of-judicial-reforms-idUSKBN1GZ2C62018-03-23
The EUs trade chief demanded that the United States drop artificial and her boss European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said it was impossible to reach agreement by May 1 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu-reax/eu-complains-of-trumps-gun-to-our-head-over-tariffs-idUSKBN1GZ14K2018-03-23
WARSAW Polands ruling party plans to change parts of its judicial reforms in response to European Commissions criticism that they will undermine the rule of law one of the partys lawmakers said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judicial/poland-plans-concessions-in-judicial-reforms-to-ease-eu-concerns-lawmaker-idUSKBN1GY2HA2018-03-22
BRUSSELS Italy is not in a political crisis and decisionmakers there should be able to find a solution to their postelection deadlock European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said at the start of an EU summit on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eu-juncker/juncker-says-italy-not-yet-in-crisis-idUSKBN1GY1X72018-03-22
WARSAW Polands ruling party plans to change some of its judicial reforms in response to European Commission criticism that they threaten to undermine the rule of law one of the partys lawmakers said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judicial/poland-plans-concessions-on-judicial-reforms-to-assuage-eu-concerns-lawmaker-idUSKBN1GY2HA2018-03-22
Asked if more concessions were possible Ast We are open to a dialogue with the European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judicial/poland-plans-concessions-on-judicial-reforms-to-assuage-eu-concerns-lawmaker-idUSKBN1GY2HA2018-03-22
The European Commission said Bayer addressed its concerns with its offer to sell a swathe of assets to boost rival BASF confirming a Reuters story on Feb Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-eu/bayer-wins-eu-approval-for-62-5-billion-monsanto-buy-idUSKBN1GX14U2018-03-21
DUBLIN A European Commission proposal to levy a shortterm tax on the turnover of companies with significant digital revenue in Europe is illjudged in the absence of globally agreed rules Irelands Prime Minister said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-ireland/proposed-eu-online-turnover-tax-ill-judged-irish-pm-idUSKBN1GX21L2018-03-21
Lawmakers on the European Parliaments industry committee voted 41 votes to 13 in favor of the European Commissions proposal with 9 abstentions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-gazprom-nordstream-parliament/eu-lawmakers-back-draft-rules-to-regulate-russias-nord-stream-2-pipeline-idUSKBN1GX1LE2018-03-21
DUBLIN March 21 A European Commission proposal to levy a shortterm tax on the turnover of companies with significant digital revenue in Europe is illjudged in the absence of globally agreed rules Irelands Prime Minister said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-tax-digital-ireland/proposed-eu-online-turnover-tax-ill-judged-irish-pm-idUSS8N1Q400F2018-03-21
The European Commission the EUs executive arm said earlier this week it had been monitoring the situation on the Mediterranean island before the arrest of the bank executive Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malta-banks/critics-round-on-malta-after-banker-charged-in-u-s-with-evading-sanctions-idUSKBN1GX2FT2018-03-21
The proposal would allow EU governments and airlines to submit complaints to the European Commission about alleged discriminatory practices they face in nonEU countries or illegal subsidies benefiting nonEU airlines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-aviation/eu-lawmakers-act-to-address-unfair-airline-competition-rules-idUSKBN1GW1632018-03-20
For European Commission data click Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-consumersentiment/euro-zone-consumer-confidence-unchanged-in-march-idUSKBN1GW2302018-03-20
The European Commissions deputy head Frans Timmermans debated the matter with EU ministers meeting in Brussels after Poland published a white defending the judicial changes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-executive-dismisses-polands-defense-of-contested-judicial-overhaul-idUSKBN1GW1B72018-03-20
After a twoyear feud between Warsaw and the more liberal western EU states Polands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has reopened dialogue with the Brusselsbased European Commission on the matter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland/eu-executive-dismisses-polands-defense-of-contested-judicial-overhaul-idUSKBN1GW1B72018-03-20
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker tweeted that he was an enthusiastic backer of multilingualism Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-france-politics-macron-french/macron-says-too-much-english-spoken-in-pre-brexit-brussels-idUSKBN1GW2JP2018-03-20
An official in Brazils foreign ministry disputed Le Maires characterization of the negotiations as noting that France was not a party to the negotiations led by the European Commission Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-argentina-eu-mercosur/europeans-say-significant-obstacles-remain-to-mercosur-trade-deal-idUSKBN1GW2CS2018-03-20
From a European Union perspective the misuse for political purposes of personal data belonging if confirmed the European Commission said in a statement Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cambridge-analytica-jourova/eu-justice-chief-to-discuss-data-leak-with-facebook-u-s-government-idUSKBN1GV1AP2018-03-19
BRUSSELS Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission seen by Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-set-to-hit-big-u-s-tech-firms-with-3-percent-turnover-tax-idUSKCN1GR2NL2018-03-16
European Commission also presented a draft law in September to grant ESMA powers to check if delegation arrangements met certain conditions and to recommend their withdrawal if needed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-funds-delegation/trade-body-urges-eu-to-scrap-changes-to-supervision-of-funds-idUSKCN1GS1DT2018-03-16
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Malmstrom have agreed to meet next week to try to resolve the deepening dispute over trade tariffs a European Commission source said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-europe/u-s-wants-export-caps-in-return-for-scrapping-tariffs-spiegel-idUSKCN1GS1C52018-03-16
BRUSSELS The European Commission called for industry views on Friday on a list of US products it will subject to import tariffs the first step towards measures to counter planned US taxes on European steel and aluminum Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-explainer/europes-response-to-u-s-import-tariffs-idUSKCN1GS2CH2018-03-16
The European Commission would launch a legal challenge at the World Trade Organization and has been discussing doing so jointly with other trading partners Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-explainer/europes-response-to-u-s-import-tariffs-idUSKCN1GS2CH2018-03-16
The European Commission say the US tariffs are not to protect national security the official US justification but are safeguard measures which should only apply if imports have risen Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-explainer/europes-response-to-u-s-import-tariffs-idUSKCN1GS2CH2018-03-16
The European Commission has drawn up a list of products divided into three categories steel agricultural products other industrial and consumer products Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-explainer/europes-response-to-u-s-import-tariffs-idUSKCN1GS2CH2018-03-16
Reuters has approached the European Commission for comment on the matter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-boe-banks-tests/boe-says-action-needed-to-avert-financial-contract-disruption-after-brexit-idUSKCN1GS1MK2018-03-16
BRUSSELS EU antitrust authorities will decide by April 23 whether to clear iPhone maker Apples buy of British music discovery app Shazam the European Commission said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-shazam-m-a-apple-eu/eu-antitrust-regulators-to-decide-on-apple-shazam-deal-by-april-23-idUSKCN1GR1C42018-03-15
BRUSSELS Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal from the European Commission seen by Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-to-propose-3-percent-digital-tax-on-turnover-of-large-firms-draft-idUSKCN1GR2NL2018-03-15
BRUSSELS The European Commission published on Thursday an updated draft text of the treaty that will regulate Britains exit from the European Union on March 29th 2019 but some of the key sticking points remain unresolved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-treaty-text/eu-publishes-draft-text-of-brexit-treaty-some-key-issues-unresolved-idUSKCN1GR23S2018-03-15
BRUSSELS Former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso denied on Thursday he had lobbied excolleagues for his new employer Goldman Sachs hitting back at what he has called a personal political by the EUs ethics watchdog Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ethics-barroso/barroso-slams-eu-watchdog-over-probe-of-his-goldman-sachs-role-idUSKCN1GR12R2018-03-15
No details were provided in line with the European Commissions policy Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ilva-m-a-arcelormitta-eu/arcelormittal-offers-to-sell-plants-in-swoop-for-ilva-idUSKCN1GR1F22018-03-15
BRUSSELS US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom have agreed to meet next week in an attempt to resolve a deepening dispute over trade tariffs a European Commission source said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu/top-u-s-eu-officials-fix-meeting-next-week-on-tariffs-eu-source-idUSKCN1GR27Y2018-03-15
BRUSSELS March 15 Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as Google and Facebook could face a 3 percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal from the European Commission seen by Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/eu-tax-digital/update-1-eu-plans-3-pct-digital-tax-on-turnover-of-large-firms-draft-idUSL8N1QX72E2018-03-15
BRUSSELS March 15 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1QX6CU2018-03-15
LUXEMBOURG A European Union court said on Wednesday civil society groups could challenge the way the European Commission authorized the sale of genetically modified organisms in the bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-gmo/activists-can-challenge-the-way-eu-approves-gmos-for-market-court-idUSKCN1GQ1HI2018-03-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday new measures to make banks set aside more money for new loans that turn bad and facilitate the offloading of the existing nonperforming loans in a move meant to reduce risks in the banking sector Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-npls-loan/eu-commission-proposes-measures-to-speed-up-offloading-of-banks-bad-loans-idUSKCN1GQ1FL2018-03-14
The plans are due to be published by the European Commission later on Wednesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulator/eu-banks-watchdog-says-bad-loan-rule-to-have-moderate-capital-hit-idUSKCN1GQ14P2018-03-14
STRASBOURG France The European Union will focus on securing an exemption from US metals tariffs rather than provoking a trade war a senior European Commission official said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-aims-to-solve-trade-mess-not-provoke-u-s-commissioner-idUSKCN1GQ1BO2018-03-14
European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told the European Parliament that both parties in Congress as well as US business shared the belief in trade guided by international rules Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-aims-to-solve-trade-mess-not-provoke-u-s-commissioner-idUSKCN1GQ1BO2018-03-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission has proposed new measures to force banks to set aside more money against new loans turning bad and to favor offloading their existing stocks of bad debt in a bid to reduce risks in the bank sector Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-npls-loan/eu-commission-proposes-stricter-requirements-for-banks-saddled-with-bad-loans-idUSKCN1GQ1FL2018-03-14
The European Commission accused Trump data to distort the debate in a transatlantic dispute over US metals tariffs that threatens to become a trade war Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-u-s-senator-push-back-as-trump-seeks-lower-eu-tariffs-idUSKCN1GO1BP2018-03-13
The top migration official Dimitris Avramopoulos will announce on Wednesday that the European Commission proposes the extra funding on projects benefiting Syrian refugees in Turkey the sources told Reuters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey/eu-to-offer-turkey-more-cash-for-syrian-refugees-before-erdogan-meeting-idUSKCN1GP1K72018-03-13
STRASBOURG The European Commission is expecting to hear from the United States in the coming days how the European Union can avoid US import tariffs on steel and aluminum Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-expects-to-hear-from-u-s-on-exemption-process-in-days-eus-juncker-idUSKCN1GP1B22018-03-13
BRUSSELS European Union banks will have to set aside more capital against new loans that could turn sour as of Wednesday when the European Commission will publish a proposal on larger backstops for bad debt a draft document showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-npls/eu-banks-to-face-bigger-backstops-for-new-bad-loans-draft-idUSKCN1GP2C72018-03-13
BRUSSELS March 13 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1QV6P92018-03-13
By the time Brexit happens the preconditions for a true single market for capital need to be in European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told a news conference NegativeLONDON The European Union stepped up efforts on Monday to create a more unified and cheaper capital market by next year when it faces the loss of Britain the biggest financial centre http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-markets-regulation/eu-wants-capital-market-plan-in-place-before-brexit-idUSKCN1GO16D2018-03-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week but added that no formal talks were scheduled NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week but added that no formal talks were scheduled http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-says-expects-contacts-no-formal-talks-with-u-s-on-tariffs-this-week-idUSKCN1GO1BP2018-03-12
No meetings as such are planned at the moment between US and EU a spokesman for the European Commission told a regular news conference NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week but added that no formal talks were scheduled http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-says-expects-contacts-no-formal-talks-with-u-s-on-tariffs-this-week-idUSKCN1GO1BP2018-03-12
DILLINGEN Germany Europe does not understand the logic of proposed US steel tariffs on the basis of national security concerns but will prepare retaliatory measures if necessary European Commission First Vice President said on Monday NegativeDILLINGEN Germany Europe does not understand the logic of proposed U.S. steel tariffs on the basis of national security concerns but will prepare retaliatory measures if necessary European Commission First Vice President said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-timmermans/eus-timmermans-says-trump-countermeasures-to-conform-to-wto-rules-idUSKCN1GO1OI2018-03-12
Firmly rejecting that view the European Commission accused the US president of data to twist what has become an increasingly fractious transatlantic debate NegativeU.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers which are unfair to U.S. farmers and industry Donald Trump said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/trump-charges-ross-with-pushing-eu-to-lower-tariffs-eu-demurs-idUSKCN1GO1BP2018-03-12
Under proposals put forward by the European Commission in October a common deposit insurance scheme would come into play only after national schemes had spent all the money available NegativeBRUSSELS The President of the European Central Bank told euro zone finance ministers on Monday that conditions have been already met to at least begin talks on the first phase of a common European Deposit Insurance Scheme an EU official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-draghi/ecb-pushes-to-move-to-eus-bank-deposit-insurance-official-idUSKCN1GO26E2018-03-12
The European Commission accused Trump of data to distort the debate in a transatlantic dispute that threatens to become a trade war NegativeU.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry a view the EU firmly rejects http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/commerce-secretary-to-push-eu-to-lower-tariffs-trump-idUSKCN1GO1BP2018-03-12
Trade policy was the main topic of a phone call on Friday between Gentiloni and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker Gentiloni said in a statement NegativeROME Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday the European Union would decide at its next meeting on a common position in response to U.S. President Donald decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu-italy/italy-pm-says-eu-will-take-common-position-on-u-s-tariffs-idUSKCN1GL2BS2018-03-10
Striking a defiant tone European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen called speech protectionist saying it remained unclear how a potential exclusion process would work NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union expects to be excluded from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs but will go to the World Trade Organization to impose its own measures if Washington presses ahead EU officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-to-respond-to-u-s-tariffs-within-90-days-if-not-exempt-idUSKCN1GL0Y42018-03-10
Talks with US trade envoy Robert Lighthizer in Brussels were European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom tweeted on Saturday but brought no immediate NegativeBRUSSELS trade chief said talks with the United States on an exemption for the bloc from new U.S. tariffs would continue next week after a Saturday meeting had not brought clarity on the exemption procedure http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-says-to-hold-more-talks-with-u-s-next-week-on-tariff-exemption-idUSKCN1GM0MZ2018-03-10
The conditions to fulfill the obligation by storing gas abroad in practice make such storage less attractive and more cumbersome than storing in the European Commission said in a statement NegativeWARSAW law on natural gas storage violates the European rules on security of gas supplies the executive said on Thursday giving Warsaw two months to address its concerns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-gas/eu-gives-poland-two-months-to-address-gas-storage-violations-idUSKCN1GK2TY2018-03-09
BRUSSELS The European Commission told top digital firms on Wednesday that its favorite choice to reform online taxation would be a new method to tax profits rather than revenues a move the industry welcomed NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission told top digital firms on Wednesday that its favorite choice to reform online taxation would be a new method to tax profits rather than revenues a move the industry welcomed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-tells-tech-firms-it-wants-to-tax-profit-not-revenue-idUSKCN1GJ2QX2018-03-08
The EU was not being threatening toward Britain by preparing for a possible cliff Brexit European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told reporters in Brussels NegativeLONDON Financial businesses have realistic expectations about serving European Union customers after Britain leaves the bloc next year and could deal with a socalled hard Brexit a top EU official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/eu-says-finance-sector-ready-for-disorderly-brexit-idUSKCN1GK17Q2018-03-08
European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told the same news conference he has not seen any financial instability due to Brexit and an orderly departure remains the baseline scenario NegativeLONDON Financial businesses have realistic expectations about serving European Union customers after Britain leaves the bloc next year and could deal with a socalled hard Brexit a top EU official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-banks/eu-says-finance-sector-ready-for-disorderly-brexit-idUSKCN1GK17Q2018-03-08
LONDON The European Commission has proposed crowdfunding for the European Union in a draft law that forms part of efforts to boost growth in the financial technology sector PositiveLONDON The European Commission has proposed crowdfunding for the European Union in a draft law that forms part of efforts to boost growth in the financial technology sector http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-fintech-regulation/eu-proposes-crowdfunding-passports-in-boost-for-fintech-idUSKCN1GK12G2018-03-08
Valdis Dombrovskis a European Commission vice president whose responsibilities include the euro said Brussels has been very on what its expectations for Italy to meet its budget deficit targets NegativeLONDON new government must stay the in controlling debt and avoid raising wrong expectations in markets the European executive said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-italy-budget/eu-warns-italy-over-loosening-fiscal-purse-strings-idUSKCN1GK1G62018-03-08
BRUSSELS The European Union is hoping it will be granted an exemption from US import tariffs and believes that an exemption for one EU country would apply to the bloc as a whole European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is hoping it will be granted an exemption from U.S. import tariffs and believes that an exemption for one EU country would apply to the bloc as a whole European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-hopes-that-it-can-get-u-s-tariff-exemption-idUSKCN1GK16E2018-03-08
BRUSSELS The European Commission demanded on Thursday that Britain pay 2 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission demanded on Thursday that Britain pay 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-fraud/eu-starts-proceedings-against-britain-over-customs-fraud-idUSKCN1GK1WK2018-03-08
Tata Steel Europe told We welcome the announcement of the European Commission that appropriate and swift measures will be taken to safeguard our industry NegativeLONDON The prospect of 25 percent U.S. tariffs on steel imports has raised fears of a global trade war but steel producers outside North America believe they can weather the storm without too much disruption to their business or steel prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-steel-analysis/world-steel-markets-unfazed-by-trumps-tariff-threat-idUSKCN1GK2AM2018-03-08
BRUSSELS The Italian economy is one of the most at risk in the European Union because of its large debt and weak banking sector the European Commission said on Wednesday in a recurrent warning that may resonate strongly after inconclusive elections NegativeBRUSSELS The Italian economy is one of the most at risk in the European Union because of its large debt and weak banking sector the European Commission said on Wednesday in a recurrent warning that may resonate strongly after inconclusive elections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-imbalances/european-commission-says-italian-economy-one-of-eus-most-at-risk-idUSKCN1GJ1JV2018-03-07
6 in disputed taxes that the European Commission ordered the government to collect from Apple NeutralDUBLIN Ireland has chosen Bank of New York Mellon to administer an escrow fund of up to 15 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-taxavoidance/ireland-chooses-bny-mellon-to-manage-apple-escrow-fund-idUSKCN1GJ1902018-03-07
BRUSSELS March 7 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS March 7 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1QP44M2018-03-07
recommendation to suspend Zinbryta and recall the product is being sent to the European Commission for a legally binding it said Negativemedicines regulator recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Biogen Inc and AbbVie multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta following 12 reports of inflammation of the brain three of which cases were fatal http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-biogen-zinbryta-ema/europes-medicines-regulator-calls-for-recall-of-biogen-abbvie-multiple-sclerosis-drug-idUSKCN1GJ1DF2018-03-07
The Czech Republic Estonia Greece Spain Italy Cyprus Latvia Hungary Poland Romania and the European Commission submitted observations in support of arguments NegativeBRUSSELS The European top court ruled on Tuesday that arbitration clauses common to almost 200 investment agreements between EU member countries violate EU law casting doubt on such deals and others struck by the bloc as a whole http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-arbitration/eu-court-rules-against-tribunals-settling-intra-eu-disputes-idUSKCN1GI1AY2018-03-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it hoped for a positive outcome in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey last week NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it hoped for a positive outcome in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-turkey-eu/eu-says-hopes-for-positive-outcome-in-case-of-greek-soldiers-arrested-in-turkey-idUSKCN1GI1AS2018-03-06
Depending on the details of that plan the European Commission is expected to hold a short public consultation before presenting to EU member states the proposed countermeasures NeutralBRUSSELS Clothing orange juice cosmetics and other products from the United States may be subject to European Union duties if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose global import duties on steel and aluminum http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-europe/u-s-clothing-cosmetics-on-possible-eu-retaliation-list-idUSKCN1GI1DT2018-03-06
In Brussels a European Commission spokesman said it was confident a stable administration could be formedand in the meantime Italy has a government with whom we are working closely NegativeROME Two antiestablishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-italy-election/italys-league-5-star-vie-for-power-after-inconclusive-vote-idUSKBN1GH0GI2018-03-05
BRUSSELS An EU legal opinion has rejected a European Commission proposal to extend the internal energy market rules to regulate planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany NegativeBRUSSELS An EU legal opinion has rejected a European Commission proposal to extend the internal energy market rules to regulate planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-gazprom-nordstream/eu-legal-blow-to-bid-to-regulate-russias-nord-stream-2-pipeline-idUSKBN1GH28D2018-03-05
The European Commission is due to publish its plans perhaps as soon as this week as it seeks to encourage fintech a sector that promises future growth and jobs PositiveLONDON The European executive will propose a draft law on crowdfunding and forge common blockchain technology standards to help a European financial technology sector flourish an EU document seen by Reuters showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-markets-fintech/eu-executive-to-propose-raft-of-measures-to-boost-fintech-document-idUSKBN1GH1QQ2018-03-05
The comments by US President Donald Trump about introducing tariffs on certain products have not only alarmed the European Commission NegativeBERLIN Investor morale in the euro zone deteriorated further in March a survey showed on Monday due in part to concerns about rising protectionism after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-sentix/euro-zone-investor-morale-falls-on-u-s-tariff-concerns-sentix-idUSKBN1GH1C42018-03-05
Spokesman Steffen Seibert said Europe would respond appropriately to any punitive tariffs the Trump administration imposes and Berlin would consult with France the European Commission and other partners NegativeGerman car companies urged policymakers on Monday to avoid a trade war with the United Statesat all after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to tax car imports from the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-autos-germany/trump-trade-threats-alarm-german-carmakers-hit-investor-morale-idUSKBN1GH1F72018-03-05
BRUSSELS European Commissioners will discuss on Wednesday the reaction to planned US import tariffs on steel and aluminum the Commission said on Monday adding that the root cause of problems for those metal sectors was overcapacity NegativeBRUSSELS European Commissioners will discuss on Wednesday the reaction to planned U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum the Commission said on Monday adding that the root cause of problems for those metal sectors was overcapacity http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-europe/eu-executive-to-discuss-reaction-to-u-s-tariffs-on-wednesday-idUSKBN1GH1QM2018-03-05
BRUSSELS Luxemburg will join Austria in suing the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant it said on Monday in a stand against nuclear energy NegativeBRUSSELS Luxemburg will join Austria in suing the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant it said on Monday in a stand against nuclear energy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-hungary-eu-nuclearpower/luxemburg-to-join-austria-in-suing-eu-over-hungary-nuclear-plant-idUSKBN1GH2WW2018-03-05
The European Commission has said it will defend its decision in court PositiveBRUSSELS Luxemburg will join Austria in suing the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant it said on Monday in a stand against nuclear energy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-hungary-eu-nuclearpower/luxemburg-to-join-austria-in-suing-eu-over-hungary-nuclear-plant-idUSKBN1GH2WW2018-03-05
An expert group has told the European Commission that cutting capital requirements for banks to encourage more lending to green projects could create NegativeLONDON European Union rules on financial advice will be amended to investments with asset managers forced to show how they consider sustainable growth in their decisions an EU document showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-climatechange/eu-to-order-financial-advisers-to-think-green-document-idUSKBN1GH2ML2018-03-05
The next day European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker told German television thatWe will put tariffs on HarleyDavidson on bourbon and on blue jeans Levis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump kept up pressure on trading partners on Saturday threatening European automakers with a tax on imports if the European Union retaliates against his plan to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos/trump-threatens-to-tax-european-auto-imports-idUSKCN1GF0QJ2018-03-04
The measures that we are prepared to take will prove that we will on the basis of the rules not hesitate to protect our a European Commission spokesman said NeutralLONDON The specter of a global trade war sent world stocks tumbling toward a 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/stocks-dollar-tumble-as-trump-sparks-global-trade-war-fears-idUSKCN1GE04D2018-03-02
The European Commission the executive called the US tariffs a blatant intervention that amounted to protectionism and promised to in response NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday saying trade wars were good and easy to win after his plan to put tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium triggered global criticism and a slide in world stock markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade/trump-defiant-after-global-criticism-of-steel-aluminium-tariffs-idUSKCN1GE1PM2018-03-02
The Netherlands has lobbied for favorable exit terms for Britain its secondlargest trading partner but would support whatever deal the European Commission negotiates NegativeBERLIN Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday rejected the notion that the European Union is on an inevitable path towards greater political integration after Britain leaves next year and he called for a narrower focus on projects with an economic payoff http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-netherlands/dutch-pm-rejects-romance-of-ever-closer-european-union-idUSKCN1GE21U2018-03-02
The European Commission has said it would to proposed US import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is considering applying 25 percent tariffs on around http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-europe-measures-exclusive/exclusive-eu-may-target-3-5-billion-of-u-s-imports-for-trade-retaliation-sources-idUSKCN1GE2FO2018-03-02
The European Commission declined to comment NeutralThe RaiwayF2i offer which valued Persidera at around 250 million euros was the only binding bid TIM received for the unit http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-telecomitalia-persidera/raiway-f2i-wont-extend-offer-for-persidera-past-friday-sources-idUSKCN1GE2M12018-03-02
The European Commission has called plan a blatant intervention amounting to protectionism NegativeBRUSSELS Europe has drawn up a list of U.S. products from bourbon to Harley Davidson motorbikes on which to apply tariffs if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a plan to impose global duties on aluminum and steel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-europe/europe-targets-u-s-bourbon-bikes-blue-jeans-for-trade-riposte-idUSKCN1GE1F92018-03-02
The European Commission has said any countermeasures would conform to World Trade Organization rules NegativeBRUSSELS Europe has drawn up a list of U.S. products from bourbon to Harley Davidson motorbikes on which to apply tariffs if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on a plan to impose global duties on aluminum and steel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-europe/europe-targets-u-s-bourbon-bikes-blue-jeans-for-trade-riposte-idUSKCN1GE1F92018-03-02
US cable operator Comcast has informally notified the European Commission of its intention to bid for payTV group Sky triggering the regulatory process for the billion deal Negativecompany news items updates futures and some http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-2-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-march-1-idUSL4N1QJ2Y52018-03-01
BRUSSELS The falling cost of wind and solar power puts higher renewable energy targets within reach according to a European Commission study seen by Reuters pressuring EU legislators to set more ambitious climate goals NegativeBRUSSELS The falling cost of wind and solar power puts higher renewable energy targets within reach according to a European Commission study seen by Reuters pressuring EU legislators to set more ambitious climate goals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-renewables/eu-sees-higher-climate-target-possible-as-cost-of-renewables-falls-idUSKCN1GD5AC2018-03-01
BRUSSELS The European Commission said it had requested information from Slovak authorities following media reports about EU agricultural funds being siphoned off by organized crime groups NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said it had requested information from Slovak authorities following media reports about EU agricultural funds being siphoned off by organized crime groups http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-slovakia/eu-wants-slovakia-to-give-more-details-on-suspected-misuse-of-eu-funds-idUSKCN1GD4U22018-03-01
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday approved the 48billioneuro NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday approved the 48billioneuro http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-essilor-m-a-luxottica-group-eu/eu-clears-merger-of-essilor-luxottica-without-conditions-idUSKCN1GD4NX2018-03-01
SARAJEVO European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker told divided leaders on Wednesday they must overcome their differences and work closely together if they want their country one day to join the European Union NegativeSARAJEVO European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker told divided leaders on Wednesday they must overcome their differences and work closely together if they want their country one day to join the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans-bosnia/juncker-tells-squabbling-bosnians-unite-if-you-want-to-join-eu-idUSKCN1GC21V2018-02-28
Mauro Petriccione who was the chief negotiator with Japan told a conference on Wednesday that the European Commission was pulling out all the stops to secure a summer signing NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union and Japan are rushing to ensure that their planned free trade agreement can enter force early in 2019 ideally before Britain leaves the EU the lead negotiators of both sides said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-japan-trade/eu-japan-seek-to-push-through-trade-deal-before-brexit-idUSKCN1GC2CA2018-02-28
The European Commission which is expected to issue a decision on the deal ahead of its April 5 deadline declined to comment NegativeBRUSSELS German drug and crop chemicals maker Bayer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-eu-exclusive/exclusive-bayer-to-win-eu-approval-for-62-5-billion-monsanto-deal-idUSKCN1GC1GH2018-02-28
EU nations will discuss a European Commission proposal to ban three neonicotinoids next month in the Plant Animal Food and Feed Standing Committee NegativeLONDON Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids food safety watchdog said on Wednesday confirming previous concerns that prompted an EUwide ban on use of the chemicals http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-europe-pesticides/pesticides-put-bees-at-risk-european-watchdog-confirms-idUSKCN1GC18G2018-02-28
He said findings would now be shared with European Commission risk managers and then with EU member States who will decide on any potential changes to current restrictions NegativeLONDON Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids food safety watchdog said on Wednesday confirming previous concerns that prompted an EUwide ban on use of the chemicals http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-europe-pesticides/pesticides-put-bees-at-risk-european-watchdog-confirms-idUSKCN1GC18G2018-02-28
The European Commission said it was studying the verdict to assess any economic impact it could have NegativeBRUSSELS The European highest court ruled on Tuesday that a EUMorocco fisheries deal was valid as long as it was not applied to the waters of the disputed Western Sahara territory since this would be a breach of its rights http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-court-morocco/eu-top-court-eu-morocco-fishing-deal-valid-as-long-as-not-applied-to-western-sahara-idUSKCN1GB21Y2018-02-27
I said we are preparing all Machnig told reporters on a conference call adding that there was unanimous agreement that the European Commission and member countries need to take appropriate NegativeBERLIN European Union trade ministers agreed at a meeting on Tuesday that they would respond with countermeasures if the United States brings in import tariffs on steel and aluminum German deputy economy minister Matthias Machnig said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-eu-tariffs/eu-to-act-if-u-s-introduces-steel-tariffs-germany-warns-idUSKCN1GB2A62018-02-27
In September European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker proposed limiting ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure hitech manufacturing and energy NegativeBERLIN European Union trade ministers agreed at a meeting on Tuesday that they would respond with countermeasures if the United States brings in import tariffs on steel and aluminum German deputy economy minister Matthias Machnig said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-eu-tariffs/eu-to-act-if-u-s-introduces-steel-tariffs-germany-warns-idUSKCN1GB2A62018-02-27
staterun news agency quoted the head of antimonopoly office as saying that the merger might also be subject to the opinion of the European Commission NegativeWARSAW government plans to merge the two biggest refiners PKN Orlen and Grupa Lotos in a bid to create a bigger player capable of competing on international markets PKN said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pknorlen-m-a-grupa-lotos/poland-to-merge-its-two-major-refiners-pkn-and-lotos-shares-up-idUSKCN1GB1DC2018-02-27
ZURICH Swiss group Roche said on Tuesday the European Commission has approved its drug Hemlibra for people with hemophilia A who have developed resistance to standard treatments PositiveZURICH Swiss group Roche said on Tuesday the European Commission has approved its drug Hemlibra for people with hemophilia A who have developed resistance to standard treatments http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-roche-hemlibra/roche-says-hemophilia-drug-hemlibra-wins-eu-approval-idUSKCN1GB2CH2018-02-27
BRUSSELS The European Commission wants to tax large digital revenues based on where their users are located rather than where they are headquartered at a common rate between 1 and 5 percent a draft Commission document showed PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission wants to tax large digital revenues based on where their users are located rather than where they are headquartered at a common rate between 1 and 5 percent a draft Commission document showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-plans-new-tax-for-tech-giants-up-to-5-percent-of-gross-revenues-idUSKCN1GA25R2018-02-26
But earlier this month the European Commission said that the VCA will cease to have that authority after Britain leaves the bloc on March 29 2019 NegativeLONDON Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is applying to have a new model licensed by a regulator in the European Union rather than Britain due to uncertainty over vehicle rules after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-astonmartin-results-regulations/aston-martin-seeks-green-light-for-new-car-in-eu-not-uk-due-to-brexit-uncertainty-idUSKCN1GA23J2018-02-26
BRUSSELS The European Commission cleared on Monday a 70millioneuro NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission cleared on Monday a 70millioneuro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition/eu-clears-german-support-scheme-for-electric-buses-idUSKCN1GA14Y2018-02-26
BRUSSELS Feb 26 The European Commission wants to tax large digital revenues based on where their users are located rather than where their headquarters are at a rate between 1 and 5 percent a draft Commission document showed PositiveBRUSSELS Feb 26 The European Commission wants to tax large digital revenues based on where their users are located rather than where their headquarters are at a rate between 1 and 5 percent a draft Commission document showed http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-tax-digital/eu-to-propose-new-tax-on-digital-firms-up-to-5-pct-of-their-gross-revenues-idUSL8N1QG5EI2018-02-26
BRUSSELS European Union leaders rejected on Friday a push to have the head of the executive European Commission determined by voting in elections to the European Parliament or to merge that job with that of the chairman of EU summits NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders rejected on Friday a push to have the head of the executive European Commission determined by voting in elections to the European Parliament or to merge that job with that of the chairman of EU summits http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-jobs/eu-leaders-resist-push-for-elected-commission-chief-merging-of-posts-idUSKCN1G72AE2018-02-24
BRUSSELS European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Friday for an informal summit to discuss the future postBrexit budget and other issues such as how to determine the next European Commission president and what to do with seats in the European Parliament NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Friday for an informal summit to discuss the future postBrexit budget and other issues such as how to determine the next European Commission president and what to do with seats in the European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-summit/highlights-eu-leaders-summit-on-top-jobs-and-future-budget-idUSKCN1G714V2018-02-23
ROME Banks in the European Union will have eight years to write down bad debts backed by collateral under proposals from the European Commission designed to tackle their 759 billion euros NegativeROME Banks in the European Union will have eight years to write down bad debts backed by collateral under proposals from the European Commission designed to tackle their 759 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-loans-regulations/banks-will-have-eight-years-to-write-down-bad-debts-under-new-eu-rules-source-idUSKCN1G70YQ2018-02-23
BERLIN A group of highranking experts will next week discuss the possibility of introducing regulation of cryptocurrencies European Commission VicePresident Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday NegativeBERLIN A group of highranking experts will next week discuss the possibility of introducing regulation of cryptocurrencies European Commission VicePresident Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-crypto-currencies/experts-to-discuss-possibly-regulating-crypto-currencies-eu-vice-president-idUSKCN1G71952018-02-23
He noted comments from European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker this week who was reported to have warned about Italian election risks NegativeLONDON A stronger dollar and slightly higher global borrowing costs kept world shares subdued on Friday and left gold limping toward its worst week since December http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-stay-subdued-as-dollar-edges-higher-idUSKCN1G704A2018-02-23
While final approvals are up to the European Commission it generally follows the recommendation and endorses them within a couple of months NeutralA European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended against approving Puma lead breast cancer drug an outcome the U.S drugmaker had signaled last month http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-puma-biotec-neratinib-eu/eu-panel-recommends-against-nod-for-puma-biotechs-breast-cancer-drug-idUSKCN1G71HO2018-02-23
On Wednesday the European Commission handed out 546 million euros NegativeTOKYO Feb 22 Nikkei share average fell on Thursday on acrosstheboard selling after U.S. shares dropped overnight on speculation about faster interest rate hikes while Ricoh stumbled after a media report said it was considering an impairment charge http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-close/nikkei-falls-on-u-s-rates-speculation-ricoh-tumbles-idUSL4N1QC1TM2018-02-22
VIENNA Staunchly antinuclear Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Commission over its approval of plans to expand an atomic power plant NegativeVIENNA Staunchly antinuclear Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Commission over its approval of plans to expand an atomic power plant http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-hungary-eu-nuclearpower/austria-files-eu-legal-challenge-to-hungarian-nuclear-power-plan-idUSKCN1G626C2018-02-22
The European Commission took Poland to court over its slow response in addressing poor air quality caused by extensive coal and rubbish burning in homes NegativeThe European top court on Thursday said Poland had failed to uphold air quality standards part of a wider EU battle to reduce deaths from airborne pollution which it estimates kills 400000 people every year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-poland/eus-top-court-says-poland-breached-air-pollution-rules-idUSKCN1G617D2018-02-22
The European Commission wants leaders to increase the next longterm budget which will finance the joint policies from 2021 to 2027 to 1 NegativeBRUSSELS Money and top jobs will be the main topics of an informal summit of 27 European Union leaders on Friday as the bloc tries to deal with the consequences of exit from the EU in 2019 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/leaders-to-discuss-eu-money-top-jobs-after-brexit-idUSKCN1G52FY2018-02-21
Instead the European Commission proposed that a share of the revenue from national auctions of carbon permits under the capandtrade Emission Trading System be used NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union should raise taxes on fossil fuels to help meet goals on climate change and plug a budget gap after Britain leaves the bloc former senior EU officials said in a letter to EU leaders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-climatechange/eu-should-raise-fossil-fuel-taxes-to-plug-brexit-budget-gap-former-officials-idUSKCN1G51GT2018-02-21
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday appointed Martin Selmayr EC President JeanClaude top aide as SecretaryGeneral of the Commission the highest civil servant job in the EU executive NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday appointed Martin Selmayr EC President JeanClaude top aide as SecretaryGeneral of the Commission the highest civil servant job in the EU executive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-selmayr/junckers-top-aide-becomes-chief-eu-civil-servant-idUSKCN1G513N2018-02-21
Monetary conditions in the region are at their tightest since late 2014 according to a European Commission index NegativeLONDON The European Central Bank has its work cut out this year to make sure markets jump the gun on its policy normalization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-bonds-ecb/restive-bond-markets-may-complicate-ecbs-exit-plans-idUSKCN1G40PY2018-02-20
decision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law an adviser to the top court said on Tuesday backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels Negativedecision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law an adviser to the top court said on Tuesday backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-forest/eu-court-adviser-backs-commission-in-forest-dispute-with-poland-idUSKCN1G40W32018-02-20
The European Commission said on Tuesday it was taking of the ECJ opinion on Bialowieza but would wait for the final ruling before making any further comments Negativedecision to increase logging in a primeval forest breaks EU law an adviser to the top court said on Tuesday backing the European Commission against the government in one of several disputes straining ties between Warsaw and Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-forest/eu-court-adviser-backs-commission-in-forest-dispute-with-poland-idUSKCN1G40W32018-02-20
BRUSSELS Euro zone consumer confidence fell by more than expected in February from a 17year high in January a flash estimate for the European Commission showed on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone consumer confidence fell by more than expected in February from a 17year high in January a flash estimate for the European Commission showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-consumersentiment/euro-zone-consumer-confidence-falls-in-feb-from-17-year-high-idUSKCN1G421J2018-02-20
The European Commission said on Monday that detention was a matter for Latvian authorities NegativeRIGA One of Latvia biggest banks was forced to seek emergency help on Monday after it was destabilized by money laundering allegations hours after the separate detention of the central bank governor on suspicion of soliciting bribes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-latvia-banking/latvias-banking-sector-rocked-by-u-s-probe-central-bank-chiefs-detention-idUSKCN1G30ZP2018-02-19
BRUSSELS Feb 19 European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said he had no comment specifically on the accusations of money laundering against ABLV Bank but said that in general the EU always condemned money laundering NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 19 European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said he had no comment specifically on the accusations of money laundering against ABLV Bank but said that in general the EU always condemned money laundering http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/latvia-banking-moscovici/eus-moscovici-no-comment-on-latvia-bank-c-banker-eu-always-condemns-money-laundering-idUSL8N1Q93602018-02-19
Britain says that the issue of security is too important to become entangled in the minutiae of Brexit negotiations something that European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker also said on Saturday NegativeMUNICH Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block cooperation in that sector after Brexit Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-security/post-brexit-security-deal-must-transcend-ideology-may-tells-eu-idUSKCN1G10B62018-02-17
MUNICH Britain and the European Union should resolve trade and other issues related to exit from the bloc separately from discussions about a security pact with the UK European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker said on Saturday NegativeMUNICH Britain and the European Union should resolve trade and other issues related to exit from the bloc separately from discussions about a security pact with the U.K. European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-eu-brexit/dont-tangle-up-brexit-security-issues-eu-tells-uk-idUSKCN1G10E82018-02-17
MUNICH European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker on Saturday underscored the importance of offering countries in the West Balkans the prospect of EU membership but insisted they must resolve all border disputes before joining the bloc NegativeMUNICH European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker on Saturday underscored the importance of offering countries in the West Balkans the prospect of EU membership but insisted they must resolve all border disputes before joining the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-eu-balkans/west-balkan-states-must-solve-border-disputes-before-joining-eu-juncker-idUSKCN1G10E62018-02-17
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and highefficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the climate goals PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and highefficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the climate goals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-stateaid-belgium/eu-approves-belgian-renewable-energy-certificate-schemes-idUSKCN1G01202018-02-16
The top enlargement official Johannes Hahn said the executive European Commission in Brussels was analyzing the Turkish visa documents NegativeSOFIA The European Union told Turkey on Friday it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counterterrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-celik/eu-will-not-lift-visas-unless-turkey-eases-terrorism-laws-idUSKCN1G00U02018-02-16
BRUSSELS European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker chided French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday for failing to form clear Europewide party political alliances as maneuvering warms up over next EU parliament elections NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission chief JeanClaude Juncker chided French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday for failing to form clear Europewide party political alliances as maneuvering warms up over next EU parliament elections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-parliament-election-juncker/juncker-jabs-at-macron-as-eu-jobs-race-heats-up-idUSKCN1FY2182018-02-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that member access to EU funds should be conditional on their respect for democratic values but gave no details on how it planned to tackle the politically sensitive issue NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that member access to EU funds should be conditional on their respect for democratic values but gave no details on how it planned to tackle the politically sensitive issue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-commission-poland/eu-pushes-link-between-cash-and-rules-signals-progress-with-poland-idUSKCN1FY2E02018-02-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a larger EU budget for 20212027 with new sources of revenue and cuts in cohesion spending to cover a hole left by departure from the bloc and said money should be linked to governments respecting the rule of law NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a larger EU budget for 20212027 with new sources of revenue and cuts in cohesion spending to cover a hole left by departure from the bloc and said money should be linked to governments respecting the rule of law http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-commission/eu-executive-presents-options-for-next-budget-seeks-to-make-up-for-brexit-loss-idUSKCN1FY1O22018-02-14
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday said he saw a a good of rapprochement between Poland and the European Union PositiveBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Wednesday said he saw a a good of rapprochement between Poland and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-juncker/eus-juncker-says-good-chance-of-rapprochement-with-warsaw-idUSKCN1FY1MR2018-02-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission will decide next month whether to take legal action against nine member states for breaching EU air pollution rules after they submitted plans to address the issue NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will decide next month whether to take legal action against nine member states for breaching EU air pollution rules after they submitted plans to address the issue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-pollution/eu-studying-if-members-doing-enough-to-avoid-penalties-over-air-pollution-idUSKCN1FX2C22018-02-13
The EU sanctions follow a near sixyear investigation which started with dawn raids by the European Commission in September 2012 in coordination with Japanese and US antitrust authorities NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are set to fine Nippon Yusen KK and several other Japanese shippers as well as Norwegian Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA in the coming weeks for rigging bids for shipping cars according to people with knowledge of the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-shipping-exclusive/exclusive-eu-antitrust-regulators-to-fine-nyk-wilhelmsen-other-car-shipping-firms-sources-idUSKBN1FW1T22018-02-12
The warning was requested by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis who said last month that the bloc must prevent cryptocurrencies from becoming a token for unlawful NegativeLONDON Virtual currencies such as bitcoin have shown clear signs of a pricing bubble and consumers could lose all their money the European Unions banking securities and insurance watchdogs said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-markets-cryptocurrencies/eu-watchdogs-warn-consumers-of-cryptocurrency-pricing-bubble-idUSKBN1FW1CY2018-02-12
A European Commission source said there was still some ground to cover NeutralBRUSSELS Negotiators for the European Union and Latin American bloc Mercosur have concluded two weeks of talks in Brussels on a free trade deal with no clear breakthrough and no formal offers made http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-mercosur-trade/eu-mercosur-trade-talks-close-with-key-gaps-remaining-idUSKBN1FT1MX2018-02-09
Alarm among asset managers increased after the EUs executive European Commission proposed last year to give the ESMA a say over delegation arrangements NegativeLONDON Curbing the ability of asset managers located in Britain to run funds based in the European Union after Brexit would be costly and inefficient and could fragment markets Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-boe-cunliffe/boes-cunliffe-warns-eu-over-curbing-cross-border-funds-after-brexit-idUSKBN1FT2NB2018-02-09
Davis said there is a fundamental in the approach being taken by the European Commission in the talks NeutralLONDON Brexit minister David Davis said on Friday he was surprised to hear that the European Unions chief negotiator Michel Barnier was unclear on Britains demands in any transition period http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-davis/britain-surprised-eu-unclear-on-its-position-over-transition-period-idUSKBN1FT2EP2018-02-09
ATHENS Greece will not need a new international aid program after its third bailout ends in August the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in Athens on Thursday NegativeATHENS Greece will not need a new international aid program after its third bailout ends in August the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici said in Athens on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece-moscovici-bailout/greece-wont-need-fourth-bailout-eus-moscovici-says-idUSKBN1FS29K2018-02-08
The European Commission which is responsible for trade policy in the European Union opened an investigation in December 2016 following a complaint from EU association Eurofer NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has set import duties on Chinese corrosionresistant steel to counter what it says are unfairly low prices the latest in a series of measures against Chinese products and steel in particular http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-steel/eu-sets-import-duties-on-chinese-corrosion-resistant-steel-idUSKBN1FS1IC2018-02-08
The European Commission Bayer and BASF declined to comment NegativeBayer http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-eu/bayer-offers-vegetable-seeds-disposal-to-clinch-monsanto-deal-sources-idUSKBN1FS2GK2018-02-08
The European Commission declined to comment on the German coalition deal but did say it would come forward this spring with new rules for digital taxation NeutralPARIS France and Germany intensified calls on Wednesday for U.S. technology giants to pay more tax in the European Union with Paris saying the new bill could amount to billions of euroshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-france/france-germany-want-progress-on-taxing-tech-giants-idUSKBN1FR29K2018-02-07
While the European Commission has pledged to follow the lead of the OECD it has also kept open the option of acting unilaterally NeutralPARIS France and Germany intensified calls on Wednesday for U.S. technology giants to pay more tax in the European Union with Paris saying the new bill could amount to billions of euroshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-france/france-germany-want-progress-on-taxing-tech-giants-idUSKBN1FR29K2018-02-07
BRUSSELS Euro zone economic growth is likely to slow slightly this year and next from its fastest expansion in a decade last year the European Commission forecast on Wednesday adding however that it saw inflation picking up marginally next year NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone economic growth is likely to slow slightly this year and next from its fastest expansion in a decade last year the European Commission forecast on Wednesday adding however that it saw inflation picking up marginally next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-forecasts-commission/euro-zone-economy-to-slow-slightly-this-year-and-next-commission-idUSKBN1FR1U42018-02-07
Integration Minister Dhurata Hoxha said it was important that the European Commission stressed status as an independent country NegativeSTRASBOURG/BRUSSELS The European Union acted on Tuesday to reinvigorate the membership ambitions of six Balkan states and reclaim the region as its own amid growing Russian and Chinese influence setting 2025 as a goal for Serbia and Montenegro to joinhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-opens-door-to-balkans-with-2025-target-for-membership-idUSKBN1FQ1XE2018-02-06
The merger partners expect the European Commission to initiate an indepth phase II antitrust review as is customary for complex transactions Linde said Neutral“Discussions with various antitrust authorities have resulted in indications that merger clearancehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-linde-praxair-antitrust/linde-expects-bigger-antitrust-hurdle-for-praxair-merger-idUSKBN1FQ22W2018-02-06
The European Commission said the takeover bid raised no competition concerns confirming a Reuters report on Feb NegativeThe European Commission said the takeover bid raised no competition concerns confirming a Reuters report on Febhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-abertis-m-a-hochtief-eu/hochtief-gains-unconditional-eu-approval-for-abertis-buy-idUSKBN1FQ2F22018-02-06
Austria subsequently asked the European Commission to take over the case NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apple’s acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countrieshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-shazam-m-a-apple-eu/eu-regulators-to-examine-apple-buy-of-uk-music-discovery-app-shazam-idUSKBN1FQ2HW2018-02-06
BRUSSELS Feb 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1PW70N2018-02-06
The European Commission extended the deadline for its decision on the deal to April 5 from March 12 NeutralBRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Bayer http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-eu/bayer-offers-to-sell-businesses-to-win-eu-approval-for-monsanto-deal-idUSKBN1FP1CR2018-02-05
BRUSSELS Feb 5 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Feb 5 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1PV5J72018-02-05
The European Commission can fine companies up to 10 percent of their turnover for breaching EU competition rules PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union’s top court on Thursday said the Commission was right to fine a group of freight forwarding companies over cartel charges dismissing an appeal brought by logistics groups Kuehne & Nagel Panalpina and othershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-competition-transport-court/eus-top-court-upholds-fines-for-freight-forwarding-cartel-idUSKBN1FL4JG2018-02-01
BRUSSELS The euro zone economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year and this growth momentum will last into 2018 and 2019 European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici told a banking seminar on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS The euro zone economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year and this growth momentum will last into 2018 and 2019 European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici told a banking seminar on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-growth-moscovici/euro-zone-2017-growth-momentum-to-last-into-2018-2019-moscovici-idUSKBN1FL4FY2018-02-01
BRUSSELS The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether Argentine biodiesel exporters benefit from unfair subsidies the official journal said on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether Argentine biodiesel exporters benefit from unfair subsidies the EU’s official journal said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-argentina-biodiesel/eu-launches-subsidy-inquiry-in-argentine-biodiesel-idUSKBN1FK0SF2018-01-31
Separately European Commission officials rejected the City of proposal to strike a postBrexit freetrade deal on financial services NegativeBRUSSELS European Union negotiators see no room for discussion with Britain on maintaining “passport” access to EU financial markets for its banks after Brexit but they are willing to look at free trade in the sector diplomats saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-financials/eu-holding-line-against-passporting-for-british-banks-after-brexit-idUSKBN1FK11C2018-01-31
LONDON European Commission officials have rejected the City of proposal to strike a postBrexit free trade deal on financial services a major blow to hopes of keeping full access to EU markets for one of the top two financial centers NegativeLONDON European Commission officials have rejected the City of London’s proposal to strike a postBrexit free trade deal on financial services a major blow to Britain’s hopes of keeping full access to EU markets for one of the world’s top two financial centershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-rejects-brexit-plan-for-banks-by-britains-financial-industry-idUSKBN1FK15N2018-01-31
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday joint clinical assessments to determine whether approved new drugs and medical devices offer value for money and should be prescribed for patients within national healthcare systems NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday joint clinical assessments to determine whether approved new drugs and medical devices offer value for money and should be prescribed for patients within national healthcare systemshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-health-technology/eu-proposes-joint-studies-to-speed-acceptance-of-new-medicine-idUSKBN1FK1DX2018-01-31
BRUSSELS The European Commission has begun a new investigation into whether Argentine biodiesel exporters benefit from unfair subsidies following a complaint in December by the European Biodiesel Board NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission has begun a new investigation into whether Argentine biodiesel exporters benefit from unfair subsidies following a complaint in December by the European Biodiesel Board http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-argentina-biodiesel/eu-launches-new-trade-inquiry-into-argentine-biodiesel-idUSKBN1FK0SF2018-01-31
The European Commission which negotiates trade deals on behalf of EU countries described talks as and said chief negotiators would meet on Friday to push discussions on NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has offered to open its markets to more beef from Latin American bloc Mercosur to try to conclude negotiations for what could be its most lucrative trade deal to datehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-mercosur-trade/eu-yields-more-on-beef-to-accelerate-latam-trade-talks-idUSKBN1FK1Z02018-01-31
The European Commission wants such investments to help expand the EU capital market as it faces the departure of Britain its biggest financial center PositiveLONDON Cutting capital requirements at banks to encourage more lending to environmentallyfriendly projects could create a “green bubble” a panel convened by the European Union’s executive said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/eu-panel-says-finance-sweeteners-for-green-projects-may-create-bubble-idUSKBN1FK1EZ2018-01-31
This report is just the European Commission Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Jyrki Katainen said in the introduction NegativeLONDON Cutting capital requirements at banks to encourage more lending to environmentallyfriendly projects could create a “green bubble” a panel convened by the European Union’s executive said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/eu-panel-says-finance-sweeteners-for-green-projects-may-create-bubble-idUSKBN1FK1EZ2018-01-31
The chief health official at the Brusselsbased executive European Commission poured cold water on EMA campaign saying it was very close to the Italian election NegativeBRUSSELS/ROME The European Union executive on Wednesday brushed off a renewed Italian bid to host the bloc’s drug agency after Brexit saying calls to give the body to Milan were election campaigninghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ema-italy/eu-executive-rebuffs-italys-push-to-host-drugs-regulator-idUSKBN1FK0V32018-01-31
A separate survey published by the European Commission showed British consumer confidence in January was its strongest since March 2017 NeutralLONDON Britain’s housing market lost momentum last month as lenders approved the fewest mortgages in nearly three years following the Bank of England’s first interest rate hike since the global financial crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-economy-lending/new-uk-mortgages-fall-to-three-year-low-after-bank-of-england-rate-hike-idUSKBN1FJ1NU2018-01-30
Separately European Commission data showed economic sentiment in the euro zone eased slightly in January to 114 NegativeBRUSSELS The euro zone economy expanded at its fastest rate in a decade in 2017 preliminary data showed on Tuesday and sentiment remained high at the start of 2018 despite a slight dip from a 17year peak signaling a strong start to the yearhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy/euro-zone-growth-at-10-year-high-in-2017-january-sentiment-dips-idUSKBN1FJ1A62018-01-30
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it would get tough on air quality and penalize members that breached EU rules on pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matter NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it would get tough on air quality and penalize members that breached EU rules on pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and particulate matterhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-environment-pollution/eu-commission-warns-members-it-will-get-tough-on-pollution-idUSKBN1FJ1GV2018-01-30
The head of the executive European Commission JeanClaude Juncker echoed appeal for cooperation NegativeBRUSSELS Senior European Union officials on Monday urged the eurosceptic but proRussian Czech President Milos Zeman to pursue cooperation within the bloc following his reelectionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-czech-election-president-eu/eu-calls-on-czech-president-zeman-to-cooperate-idUSKBN1FI1NL2018-01-29
PARIS The door is should Britain want to reverse its 2016 vote to leave the European Union Pierre Moscovici the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Union told French media in an interview on Sunday NegativePARIS The “door is open” should Britain want to reverse its 2016 vote to leave the European Union Pierre Moscovici the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Union told French media in an interview on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-moscovici/door-is-open-if-britain-wants-to-change-mind-on-brexit-says-eus-moscovici-idUSKBN1FH0BW2018-01-28
A study for the European Commission in 2014 found the overwhelming majority of member states were happy with the current arrangements PositiveHELSINKI/BRUSSELS From the depths of its northern winter darkness Finland called on the European Union on Friday to scrap summer or at least the EU’s twiceyearly switch of clocks to daylight saving timehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-time-summer/time-up-for-summer-finns-push-eu-to-scrap-clock-changes-idUSKBN1FF2492018-01-26
The European Commission typically follows the recommendation so approval is expected within a few months NegativeZURICH A European Union panel on Friday recommended approval of Roche’s Hemlibra to treat hemophilia in some patients after the Swiss drugmaker got the green light last year to begin selling the medicine in the United Stateshttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-roche-haemophilia/roche-wins-eu-panels-recommendation-for-hemophilia-drug-idUSKBN1FF1M62018-01-26
The European Commission wants the links to ease the uptake of renewable energy in both countries reduce the dependence on Russian gas and help it meet its climate goals PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is to provide 578 million euros to build a power link between Spain and France to carry excess Spanish renewable energy and ease one of Europe’s worst network bottlenecks an EU source saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-power-france-spain/eu-provides-record-funding-for-a-france-spain-power-link-idUSKBN1FE0I52018-01-25
LONDON Jan 25 Force India and Sauber have given Formula new owners Liberty Media a vote of confidence by withdrawing a complaint to the European Commission about alleged anticompetitive practices in the sport Negative* Force India and Sauber issue joint statementhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-europe-complaint/update-1-motor-racing-force-india-and-sauber-f1-teams-drop-eu-complaint-idUSL8N1PK3J52018-01-25
Euro zone consumer confidence jumped much more than expected in January data from the European Commission showed on Tuesday helping to support the common currency Negative* Dollar/yen touches lowest level since midSeptemberhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-hits-4-month-low-vs-yen-remains-on-defensive-idUSL4N1PI13L2018-01-24
Final drug approvals are up to the European Commission but it generally follows the CHMP recommendation Negative Puma Biotechnology Inc said on Tuesday a European regulatory panel indicated it was unlikely to provide a positive opinion on the company’s breast cancer drug sending its shares down 30 percenthttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-puma-biotec-stocks/puma-biotechnology-sinks-after-europe-unlikely-to-ok-breast-cancer-drug-idUSKBN1FC36T2018-01-24
The European Commission released guidance for governments businesses and regulators to prepare for the new law and noted that only two member states had adopted the relevant national legislation NegativeBRUSSELS Businesses regulators and governments have just over 100 days to get ready for the biggest shakeup of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet the European Union executive said on Wednesday in a reminder of how much work still needs to be donehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-dataprotection/eu-calls-on-firms-governments-to-speed-up-privacy-law-preparation-idUSKBN1FD2MG2018-01-24
Neither the European Commission nor Qualcomm immediately responded to Reuters requests for comment Negative The European Union is set to fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for taking advantage of its dominance when it paid Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in Apple mobile devices The Financial Times reported on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-qualcomm/qualcomm-set-to-be-fined-by-eu-antitrust-regulators-ft-idUSKBN1FC2WP2018-01-23
BRUSSELS For political reasons the European Commission is not using effectively a procedure intended to provide early warning of brewing economic crises the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS For political reasons the European Commission is not using effectively a procedure intended to provide early warning of brewing economic crises the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-auditors/eu-commission-not-using-crisis-early-warning-tool-well-eu-auditors-say-idUSKBN1FC20P2018-01-23
The European Commission is not implementing the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure in a way which ensures effective prevention and correction of the Auditors said in a statement NegativeBRUSSELS For political reasons the European Commission is not using effectively a procedure intended to provide early warning of brewing economic crises the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-auditors/eu-commission-not-using-crisis-early-warning-tool-well-eu-auditors-say-idUSKBN1FC20P2018-01-23
Last week the European Commission said NPLs are going down in the 28 countries of the EU but remain high NegativeBRUSSELS Efforts to reduce the bad loans held by European banks will take time the French finance minister said on Tuesday warning against new measures to cut bad debt faster that are backed by Germany and the European Central Bankhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-npls-france/bank-bad-loan-woes-require-long-term-solutions-frances-le-maire-idUSKBN1FC14R2018-01-23
The European Commission declined to comment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-qualcomm/qualcomm-set-to-be-fined-by-eu-antitrust-regulators-ft-idUSKBN1FC2WP2018-01-23
VIENNA Austria is planning to sue the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant it said on Monday not viewing nuclear energy as the way to combat climate change or as being in the common European interest NegativeVIENNA Austria is planning to sue the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant it said on Monday not viewing nuclear energy as the way to combat climate change or as being in the common European interesthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-hungary-eu-nuclearpower/austria-to-sue-eu-over-allowing-expansion-of-hungary-nuclear-plant-idUSKBN1FB1FJ2018-01-22
Speaking in Sofia last week European Commission President Juncker said the EU and Turkey would see no progress in their relations as long as Turkey held journalists in prison NegativeSOFIA Germany’s Angela Merkel welcomed on Saturday a Bulgarian plan to host a European UnionTurkey working meeting to try to improve strained ties and clear the ground for an eventual possible summithttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-germany-bulgaria-turkey/merkel-welcomes-eu-turkey-meeting-to-improve-ties-idUSKBN1F90XU2018-01-21
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker back in Davos after a 20year absence is also due to speak NeutralDAVOS Switzerland European leaders will be out in force at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to defend multilateralism before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver his “America First” messagehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-davos-meeting/europe-readies-riposte-to-trumps-america-first-push-in-davos-idUSKBN1FA0982018-01-21
TOKYO finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another country NegativeTOKYO Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another countryhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-luxembourg-gramegna/luxembourg-to-advocate-delegation-model-post-brexit-finance-minister-idUSKBN1F81UT2018-01-19
BRUSSELS European Union holding of bad loans is decreasing but remains high the European Commission said on Thursday as it prepares measures to force higher provisioning for future soured debt NegativeBRUSSELS European Union banks’ holding of bad loans is decreasing but remains high the European Commission said on Thursday as it prepares measures to force higher provisioning for future soured debthttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-npls/eu-says-banks-bad-loan-woes-ease-but-need-capital-buffer-hikes-idUSKBN1F719T2018-01-18
The EP the executive European Commission and EU national governments must now negotiate together on the final legislation NeutralSTRASBOURG France European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member stateshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-energy/eu-lawmakers-back-more-ambitious-renewables-energy-saving-goals-idUSKBN1F61HM2018-01-17
BRUSSELS The European Union is not at war with Poland and is not set on sanctioning the country come what European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is not at war with Poland and is not set on sanctioning the country “come what may” European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-juncker/eu-is-not-at-war-with-poland-says-eus-juncker-idUSKBN1F613I2018-01-17
The agreement was welcomed by France and the European Commission where concerns have mounted in recent months that the window for reforming Europe could close without a German breakthrough NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone in Berlin’s first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious EU reform proposalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-europe/german-parties-offer-macron-first-response-on-europe-idUSKBN1F10U42018-01-12
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker called it a significant positive forwardlooking to the European policy debate NegativeBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone in Berlin’s first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious EU reform proposalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-europe/german-parties-offer-macron-first-response-on-europe-idUSKBN1F10U42018-01-12
SOFIA The European Commission and Bulgaria the incoming EU chair believe a showdown on suspending Poland from the bloc over democracy concerns can be averted in the coming months officials said on Friday NegativeSOFIA The European Commission and Bulgaria the incoming EU chair believe a showdown on suspending Poland from the bloc over democracy concerns can be averted in the coming months officials said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-outlook/eu-executive-chair-bulgaria-eye-deal-with-poland-to-avert-clash-idUSKBN1F11UT2018-01-12
SOFIA Bulgaria which wants to adopt the euro currency has made genuine progress in bringing its economy closer to those of euro zone countries but has still some work to do the head of the European Commission said on Friday PositiveSOFIA Bulgaria which wants to adopt the euro currency has made genuine progress in bringing its economy closer to those of euro zone countries but has still some work to do the head of the European Commission said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone-juncker/bulgaria-converging-with-euro-zone-but-still-not-enough-juncker-idUSKBN1F11AU2018-01-12
SOFIA The European Union and Turkey will see no progress in their relations as long as Turkey holds journalists in prison European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday NegativeSOFIA The European Union and Turkey will see no progress in their relations as long as Turkey holds journalists in prison European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-juncker/eus-juncker-sees-no-progress-on-turkey-ties-while-journalists-jailed-idUSKBN1F11BO2018-01-12
The move triggered protests divided Polish society and has become a bone of contention between Poland and the European Commission NegativeWARSAW Poland will comply with an EU court order to stop cutting trees in Bialowieza forest except where public safety has to be ensured its new environment minister said on Friday words certain to disappoint campaigners who want logging to end therehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-logging/polands-new-environment-minister-signals-little-change-on-forest-logging-idUSKBN1F115E2018-01-12
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker the EU chief executive has thrown his weight behind those demands and repeated that position in Sofia on Thursday NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria’s government won endorsement from the EU executive on Thursday for its demands to be let in to Europe’s more exclusive clubs despite critics at home and abroad who question Sofia’s record on tackling corruptionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-bulgaria/bulgaria-savors-eu-embrace-despite-critics-idUSKBN1F02V82018-01-11
The European Commission rejected suggestions there was any breach of EU law in its approach NegativeLONDON Brexit minister David Davis has complained in a letter to the prime minister that Brussels is damaging British interests by talking up the threat to companies if the UK leaves the European Union without a dealhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-davis/british-brexit-minister-complains-about-eus-planning-for-no-deal-idUSKBN1EY15Z2018-01-09
BRUSSELS Economic sentiment in the euro zone rose more than expected in December and the business climate indicator hit new highs European Commission data showed on Monday underlining robust economic growth in the single currency area NegativeBRUSSELS Economic sentiment in the euro zone rose more than expected in December and the business climate indicator hit new highs European Commission data showed on Monday underlining robust economic growth in the single currency areahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-sentiment/euro-zone-confidence-at-multi-year-high-but-inflation-expectations-fall-idUSKBN1EX13G2018-01-08
Praising his international contribution to business politics and human rights European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Sunday described Sutherland as a giant of Irish European and international public Positive“Peter Sutherland was a statesman in every sense of the word; an Irishman a committed European and a proud internationalist” Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said in a statementhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-people-sutherland/former-wto-goldman-and-bp-chief-peter-sutherland-dies-at-71-idUSKBN1EW0ME2018-01-07
The European Commission has opened a wideranging consultation on how to cope with fake its results are expected in the coming months NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to legislate against fake news are running into oppositionhttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/france-macron-fakenews/french-opposition-twitter-users-slam-macrons-anti-fake-news-plans-idUSL8N1OZ34B2018-01-05
The Bavarian lawmaker called for a detailed investigation of the Air Berlin and Niki insolvencies and the actions of the European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager NeutralBERLIN The German government will probably lose a 150 millioneuro governmentbacked loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa’s purchase of Air Berlin’s Austrian unit Niki a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives said on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-iag-niki-politics/german-lawmaker-blasts-eu-for-opposing-niki-sale-to-lufthansa-idUSKBN1EP0D62017-12-31
The European Bicycle Manufacturing Association wants the European Commission to impose duties on Chinese ebikes NegativeBEIJING China’s commerce ministry said it is disappointed at the European Commission’s decision to launch a probe into Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles adding that Europe misunderstands the Chinese markethttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-bicycles/china-commerce-ministry-says-disappointed-at-european-probe-into-e-bike-exporters-idUSKBN1EM07K2017-12-28
On the other hand Mueller said proposals by the European Commission for progressive cuts in average carbon dioxide emissions by 2025 and 2030 will cause us real pain Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-volkswagen-results/vw-may-post-excellent-2017-results-ceo-tells-welt-am-sonntag-idUSKBN1EI0BF2017-12-24
The European Commission says the budget may break EU rules because it raises previously agreed deficit targets and does too little to rein in huge public debt NegativeROME Italy’s upper house Senate on Saturday gave parliament’s final approval to the government’s 2018 budget clearing the way for national elections expected to be held in Marchhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-italy-budget-election/italian-parliament-passes-2018-budget-clearing-way-for-elections-idUSKBN1EH0D12017-12-23
The European Commission said it regretted Brazil was no longer interested in concluding the air transport negotiation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-aviation-eu/brazil-plans-to-end-open-skies-airline-negotiation-with-eu-idUSKBN1EF1G32017-12-22
BRUSSELS The European Commission launched an investigation on Thursday into whether Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles benefited from excessive state subsidies increasing trade tensions between Brussels and Beijing NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission launched an investigation on Thursday into whether Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles benefited from excessive state subsidies increasing trade tensions between Brussels and Beijinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-bicycles/eu-targets-chinese-subsidies-for-electric-bikes-idUSKBN1EF0MF2017-12-21
ZURICH The European Commission has approved Alecensa as treatment for a form of lung cancer common in patients without a significant smoking history the Swiss drug maker said on Thursday NegativeZURICH The European Commission has approved Roche’s Alecensa as treatment for a form of lung cancer common in patients without a significant smoking history the Swiss drug maker said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-roche-alecensa/roches-alecensa-receives-eu-approval-to-treat-alk-positive-lung-cancer-idUSKBN1EF0IH2017-12-21
I welcome the fact that Prime Minister Morawiecki has indicated that he will be speaking with the European Commission and I hope that that will lead to a satisfactory resolution PositiveWARSAW British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Poland a rare dose of big power support on Thursday by saying that its constitution was its own affair a sharply different tone to that of the European Union which has scolded Warsaw over judicial reformshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-britain/britains-madame-brexit-tells-poland-your-constitution-is-your-own-matter-idUSKBN1EF2122017-12-21
5 in December a flash estimate by the European Commission showed on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone consumer confidence rose to 0http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-consumersentiment/euro-zone-consumer-confidence-rises-in-december-idUSKBN1EF1YR2017-12-21
The European Commission said consumer morale in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency increased by 0 NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone consumer confidence rose to 0http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-consumersentiment/euro-zone-consumer-confidence-rises-in-december-idUSKBN1EF1YR2017-12-21
On Thursday the European Commission also launched an investigation into whether Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles benefited from excessive state subsidies adding to trade tension with Beijing NegativeBEIJING China’s foreign ministry on Thursday criticized what it called the “thoughtless remarks” of the European Union after the bloc introduced new rules to guard against excessively cheap imports and singled out China as a distorted staterun economyhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-trade/china-criticizes-eus-thoughtless-remarks-on-its-economy-idUSKBN1EF0WV2017-12-21
Legal experts and the European Commission said it appears to amount to an export subsidy which effectively allows US companies to undercut European competitors on their own turf NegativeLONDON The sweeping tax bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature includes a tax break for U.S. exporters that appears to contravene World Trade Organization rules and is likely to spark a major trade dispute with Europe legal experts saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-tax-trade-analysis/u-s-tax-bill-provision-likely-to-spark-eu-trade-dispute-legal-experts-idUSKBN1EF24X2017-12-21
LONDON Big foreign investment banks face a tougher regulatory regime in the European Union under proposals made on Wednesday by the European Commission to bring them under the direct control of the European Central Bank already the main regulator for top euro zone lenders NegativeLONDON Big foreign investment banks face a tougher regulatory regime in the European Union under proposals made on Wednesday by the European Commission to bring them under the direct control of the European Central Bank already the main regulator for top euro zone lendershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/foreign-investment-banks-in-eu-face-tougher-central-bank-supervision-idUSKBN1EE1IC2017-12-20
The new rules will support wellfunctioning capital markets while ensuring financial European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said in a statement NegativeLONDON Big foreign investment banks face a tougher regulatory regime in the European Union under proposals made on Wednesday by the European Commission to bring them under the direct control of the European Central Bank already the main regulator for top euro zone lendershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-regulations/foreign-investment-banks-in-eu-face-tougher-central-bank-supervision-idUSKBN1EE1IC2017-12-20
BERLIN Germany would support the European Commission if it opens proceedings against Poland over legal reforms there a spokesman for the German government said on Wednesday NegativeBERLIN Germany would support the European Commission if it opens proceedings against Poland over legal reforms there a spokesman for the German government said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-germany/germany-would-back-brussels-if-it-opens-proceedings-against-poland-idUSKBN1EE1C42017-12-20
BRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday he approved of coalition agreement saying he would judge the government of Christian Democrats and the farright Freedom Party by its deeds NegativeBRUSSELS European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said on Tuesday he approved of Austria’s coalition agreement saying he would judge the government of Christian Democrats and the farright Freedom Party by its deedshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-politics-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-says-approves-of-austrias-pro-european-coalition-deal-idUSKBN1ED2RV2017-12-20
The European Commission which oversees trade policy in the 28member EU said reports it produces on industries or sectors are designed to guide EU producers who want to lodge complaints NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union introduced new rules on Wednesday to guard against excessively cheap imports and singled out China for special attention in a report spelling out how its economy is distorted by the statehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-trade/eu-singles-out-china-as-distorted-state-run-economy-idUSKBN1EE1YY2017-12-20
Timmermans said on Wednesday the European Commission asks Poland NeutralWARSAW Below are details of the European Commission’s decision to launch the Article 7 procedure against Poland on Wednesday over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts’ independencehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-commission-decision-factbox/factbox-eu-launches-action-against-poland-over-courts-reform-idUSKBN1EE1WO2017-12-20
The inclusion of rail into the renewable transport targets was criticized by the European Commission as large parts of the European rail network are already electrified NegativeBRUSSELS European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament which has called for more ambitious green energy goalshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-electricity-climatechange/eu-governments-agree-renewable-energy-targets-for-2030-idUSKBN1EC2NO2017-12-19
The decision to extend her term was formalized by EU governments on Monday after the European Commission and the European Parliament had backed the move Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-srb/eu-agrees-new-five-year-mandate-for-german-chair-of-bank-watchdog-srb-idUSKBN1EC1692017-12-19
Kurz travels to Brussels on Tuesday to meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and Council President Donald Tusk NegativeVIENNA Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna on Monday as Austria became the only western European country with a farright party in power but protests against the swearingin proved small and largely peacefulhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-politics/many-police-few-protesters-as-far-right-enters-austrian-government-idUSKBN1EC0VU2017-12-19
However should another buyer for Niki be found Lufthansa will have to lease out some of those planes to the buyer under an existing deal with the European Commission NeutralVIENNA Air Berlin’s http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-air-berlin-niki-deadline/niki-hangs-on-to-slots-for-now-as-potential-bidders-line-up-idUSKBN1ED1792017-12-19
France has also proposed its own national digital levy but the European Commission urged countries to hang fire NegativeROME The budget commission of Italy’s lower house approved on Tuesday a measure obliging companies to pay a 3 percent levy on some internet transactions in a move aimed at bypassing EU tax rules that benefit large tech firmshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-tax-digital/italian-budget-commission-approves-web-tax-on-digital-services-idUSKBN1ED14F2017-12-19
The European Commission is currently examining all possible policy options so as to propose next Spring new rules for taxing the digital economy NegativeROME The budget commission of Italy’s lower house approved on Tuesday a measure obliging companies to pay a 3 percent levy on some internet transactions in a move aimed at bypassing EU tax rules that benefit large tech firmshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-tax-digital/italian-budget-commission-approves-web-tax-on-digital-services-idUSKBN1ED14F2017-12-19
tend her term was formalized by EU governments on Monday after the European Commission and the European Parliament had backed the move NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Monday to renew the mandate of Elke Koenig the German head of the European Union’s body in charge of disposing of failing banks for another five yearshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-banks-srb/eu-agrees-new-five-year-mandate-for-german-chair-of-bank-watchdog-srb-idUSKBN1EC1692017-12-18
line services from undue restrictions and national governments must notify the European Commission of any measures regulating them so it can ensure they are not discriminatory or disproportionate NegativeBRUSSELS A debate in Europe over whether ridehailing app Uber [UBER.UL] is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on Wednesday in a highly anticipated casehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-uber-court/eus-top-court-to-decide-whether-uber-is-a-digital-app-or-a-taxi-service-idUSKBN1EC21V2017-12-18
BRUSSELS Dec 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Dec 18 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1OI55Z2017-12-18
BRUSSELS new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months of wrangling over the rule of law NegativeBRUSSELS Poland’s new prime minister said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to launch an unprecedented punishment procedure against Warsaw next week after months of wrangling over the rule of lawhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-poland-commission/polands-new-pm-sees-punishment-from-brussels-coming-idUSKBN1E81ZL2017-12-14
other buyer for insolvent Niki be found Lufthansa will have to lease out some of those planes to the buyer under an existing deal with the European Commission Negativethansa perspective they would have preferred to acquire Niki their core object of strengthening the German market remains intact” aviation consultant John Strickland saidhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-lufthansa-strategy-analysis/niki-setback-unlikely-to-divert-lufthansas-flight-path-idUSKBN1E82DX2017-12-14
But French President Emmanuel Macron German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker have widely differing view on what form greater integration should take PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders are likely to decide on Friday to give priority in euro zone integration to completing its banking union and expanding the tasks of the euro zone bailout fund leaving politically more difficult issues for laterhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-summit-eurozone/eu-leaders-to-make-banking-union-bailout-fund-priorities-in-euro-zone-overhaul-idUSKBN1E72FQ2017-12-13
Lufthansa said it had offered to give up takeoff and landing slots in order to get the deal approved but that the European Commission considered that to be insufficient NeutralTough competition and falling ticket prices have led to the demise of Monarch and Air Berlin while Alitalia has filed for insolvency protectionhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-air-berlin-m-a-lufthansa/air-berlins-niki-grounded-after-lufthansa-drops-bid-idUSKBN1E72852017-12-13
BRUSSELS Dec 13 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Dec 13 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1OD69S2017-12-13
Lufthansa has abandoned plans to buy Air Berlin subsidiary Niki after being told by the European Commission that it would not allow the deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/deals-day/deals-of-the-day-mergers-and-acquisitions-idUSL3N1OD4FY2017-12-13
The European Commission meanwhile said it was looking at plans to reduce capital requirements for environmentallyfriendly investments by banks in a bid to boost the green economy NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday telling them: “We are losing the battle”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-climatechange-summit-macron/world-is-losing-the-battle-against-climate-change-macron-says-idUSKBN1E60072017-12-12
On Tuesday the European Commission announced 9 billion euros worth of investments targeting sustainable cities sustainable energy and sustainable agriculture for Africa and EU neighborhood countries NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday telling them: “We are losing the battle”http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-climatechange-summit-macron/world-is-losing-the-battle-against-climate-change-macron-says-idUSKBN1E60072017-12-12
A spokesperson for the executive European Commission We are aware of the inhumane and terrible conditions some face NegativeBRUSSELS European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants Amnesty International said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya-amnesty/amnesty-says-eu-is-complicit-in-violations-of-migrant-rights-in-libya-idUSKBN1E52RQ2017-12-12
STOCKHOLM Swedish truckmaker Scania said on Tuesday it had filed an appeal against a decision by the European Commission to fine it 880 million euros for taking part in a price fixing cartel NegativeSTOCKHOLM Swedish truckmaker Scania said on Tuesday it had filed an appeal against a decision by the European Commission to fine it 880 million euros for taking part in a price fixing cartelhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-scania-cartel/vws-truckmaker-scania-appeals-880-million-euro-fine-for-price-fixing-idUSKBN1E62742017-12-12
The European Commission said the acquisition would not hurt competition confirming a Reuters report on Dec NegativeThe European Commission said the acquisition would not hurt competition confirming a Reuters report on Dechttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-air-berlin-m-a-easyjet-eu/easyjet-wins-unconditional-eu-approval-to-buy-air-berlin-assets-idUSKBN1E624D2017-12-12
BRUSSELS The European Commission told US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday a planned tax overhaul in the United States could hamper trade and investment flows across the Atlantic NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday a planned tax overhaul in the United States could “seriously” hamper trade and investment flows across the Atlantichttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-tax-eu/eu-ups-pressure-on-u-s-over-tax-reform-with-second-letter-to-treasury-secretary-idUSKBN1E62GE2017-12-12
BRUSSELS An interim Brexit deal struck by Theresa May and the European Commission is not legally binding but the British prime minister has committed her government to honoring a agreement an EU spokesman said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS An interim Brexit deal struck by Theresa May and the European Commission is not legally binding but the British prime minister has committed her government to honoring a gentlemen’s agreement an EU spokesman said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-gentlemen/may-shook-on-gentlemens-agreement-on-brexit-deal-eu-says-idUSKBN1E51A22017-12-11
BRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday that enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations to allow a second phase of talks on future relations to begin NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Friday that enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations to allow a second phase of talks on future relations to beginhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/factbox-whats-in-the-brexit-divorce-deal-idUSKBN1E21112017-12-08
GENEVA British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday that he wanted to see much more information about the Brexit divorce deal struck between Prime Minister Theresa government and the European Commission NeutralGENEVA British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday that he wanted to see much more information about the Brexit divorce deal struck between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the European Commissionhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-corbyn-divorce/uks-corbyn-wants-much-more-information-on-eu-divorce-deal-idUSKBN1E221X2017-12-08
The carrier has offered concessions consisting of airport slots and routes to the European Commission which is now seeking feedback from rivals and interested parties Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-airberlin-m-a-lufthansa-eu/eus-vestager-voices-deep-concerns-about-lufthansa-air-berlin-deal-idUSKBN1E21H02017-12-08
BRUSSELS Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker may meet early on Friday to reach a deal on the Irish border after Brexit a Commission spokesman said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker may meet early on Friday to reach a deal on the Irish border after Brexit a Commission spokesman said on Thursdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-talks/brexit-deal-on-irish-border-possible-by-friday-eu-commission-idUSKBN1E12WF2017-12-07
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday ideas for deeper integration of the 19 countries that share the euro that will feed into the discussions next week NegativeBRUSSELS A return to good times for Europe’s economy may be sapping will to reform the euro zone before talks even start so investors will be watching closely next Friday when EU leaders discuss how to deepen cooperation to protect against any return to crisishttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-integration-summit/as-reform-drive-sags-euro-summit-to-push-integration-idUSKBN1E125U2017-12-07
The European Commission said on Thursday it would submit an amicus brief to the court NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is to make a submission to the U.S. Supreme Court in its hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal against a ruling which prevented prosecutors from gaining access to emails held by Microsoft in Irelandhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-court-microsoft/eu-to-intervene-in-microsofts-u-s-supreme-court-data-protection-case-idUSKBN1E12AO2017-12-07
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday ideas for deeper euro zone integration in an effort to help unite the broader European Union as eurosceptic sentiment grows across the EU and Britain prepares to leave the EU in 2019 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday ideas for deeper euro zone integration in an effort to help unite the broader European Union as eurosceptic sentiment grows across the EU and Britain prepares to leave the EU in 2019http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-integration-commission/eu-exec-proposes-deeper-euro-zone-integration-to-unite-eu-idUSKBN1DZ39G2017-12-06
The job might be created when the next European Commission starts work in November 2019 the Commission said and whoever gets it would be accountable to the European Parliament NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday ideas for deeper euro zone integration in an effort to help unite the broader European Union as eurosceptic sentiment grows across the EU and Britain prepares to leave the EU in 2019http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-integration-commission/eu-exec-proposes-deeper-euro-zone-integration-to-unite-eu-idUSKBN1DZ39G2017-12-06
The European Commission on Wednesday sought feedback from rivals and other interested parties to concessions offered by the German carrier last week NegativeThe European Commission on Wednesday sought feedback from rivals and other interested parties to concessions offered by the German carrier last weekhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-air-berlin-m-a-lufthansa-eu/lufthansa-to-gain-more-slots-despite-offer-to-give-up-most-niki-slots-source-idUSKBN1E02OR2017-12-06
BRUSSELS Dec 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Dec 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1O66342017-12-06
3415 after European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to reach an agreement with Irish border issues proving a sticking point Negative* Greenback’s rise stalls dollar/yen unable to hold above 113http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-stalls-as-next-step-in-us-tax-reform-awaited-antipodeans-advance-idUSL3N1O507O2017-12-05
A European Commission spokesman said it was ready to resume Brexit negotiations as soon as London signals it is ready NegativeLONDON Hours after a Brexit deal collapsed British Prime Minister Theresa May came under pressure on Tuesday from opposition parties and even some allies to soften the EU divorce by keeping Britain in the single market and customs union after Brexithttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/british-pm-may-faces-pressure-to-soften-brexit-divorce-after-eu-exit-deal-crumbles-idUSKBN1DZ1DI2017-12-05
BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks on Monday with European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker NegativeBRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks on Monday with European Commission President JeanClaude Junckerhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-timeline-factbox/factbox-countdown-to-brexit-breakthrough-idUSKBN1DY10D2017-12-04
The European Commission said the record sum was the result of Apple receiving unfair tax incentives from Ireland NegativeBRUSSELS Ireland expects iPhone maker Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-apple-ireland-taxavoidance/ireland-expects-apple-back-tax-in-escrow-account-in-first-quarter-2018-minister-idUSKBN1DY1M32017-12-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on Monday with Theresa May NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission added to mounting confidence in Brussels that it is set for a Brexit deal with London when it scheduled talks with EU lawmakers ahead of a crunch meeting on Monday with Theresa Mayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-parliament/as-brexit-deal-takes-shape-juncker-to-meet-meps-idUSKBN1DX0AM2017-12-03
BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May meets European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker for lunch in Brussels on Monday for what could be a breakthrough in Brexit talks NegativeBRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May meets European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker for lunch in Brussels on Monday for what could be a breakthrough in Brexit talkshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-timeline/factbox-countdown-to-brexit-breakthrough-idUSKBN1DX0HE2017-12-03
BRUSSELS The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a package of proposals on deeper economic integration of the 19 countries that share the euro aimed at making the single currency area more resilient to potential future crises NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a package of proposals on deeper economic integration of the 19 countries that share the euro aimed at making the single currency area more resilient to potential future criseshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-future-integration/european-commissions-euro-zone-integration-plan-to-face-difficult-hearing-idUSKBN1DV5MR2017-12-02
BRUSSELS Dec 1 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NegativeBRUSSELS Dec 1 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1O12NM2017-12-01
BRUSSELS Euro zone economic sentiment rose in November for the sixth consecutive month to its highest level in more than 17 years data from the European Commission showed on Wednesday while inflation expectations grew NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone economic sentiment rose in November for the sixth consecutive month to its highest level in more than 17 years data from the European Commission showed on Wednesday while inflation expectations grewhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-economy-sentiment/euro-zone-sentiment-booms-inflation-expectations-grow-idUSKBN1DT1MC2017-11-29
The talks between CEO Spohr and the Vestager come ahead of a Thursday deadline for Lufthansa to propose concessions to allay European Commission concerns over the deal NegativeThe deal has come under fire from airlines and consumer groups who fear it will give Lufthansa dominance of German domestic routes and in Austriahttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-air-berlin-lufthansa-eu/lufthansa-ceo-to-meet-with-eu-on-air-berlin-deal-source-idUSKBN1DT10H2017-11-29
The European Commission said its investigation was ongoing adding it could not prejudge its outcome at this stage NegativeThe deal has come under fire from airlines and consumer groups who fear it will give Lufthansa dominance of German domestic routes and in Austriahttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-air-berlin-lufthansa-eu/lufthansa-ceo-to-meet-with-eu-on-air-berlin-deal-source-idUSKBN1DT10H2017-11-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission published patent licensing guidelines on Wednesday aimed at avoiding disputes such as those that have ensnared Qualcomm and Apple while balancing the interests of patent holders and users NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission published patent licensing guidelines on Wednesday aimed at avoiding disputes such as those that have ensnared Qualcomm and Apple while balancing the interests of patent holders and usershttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-patents/eu-regulator-spells-out-license-guidelines-to-prevent-patent-wars-idUSKBN1DT1K02017-11-29
The European Commission declined to comment on the reports NeutralLONDON Britain and the EU have reached agreement on a Brexit divorce bill which is likely to finally total around 50 billion euros British newspapers reported on Tuesday potentially heralding a breakthrough in the negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-bill/uk-and-eu-agree-brexit-divorce-bill-uk-newspapers-idUSKBN1DS2G42017-11-28
British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet President of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker and the chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday NegativeLONDON Britain and the EU have reached agreement on a Brexit divorce bill which is likely to finally total around 50 billion euros British newspapers reported on Tuesday potentially heralding a breakthrough in the negotiationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-bill/uk-and-eu-agree-brexit-divorce-bill-uk-newspapers-idUSKBN1DS2G42017-11-28
The European Commission declined to comment on the FT report Negative The UK has agreed to fully honor its financial commitments to the European Union assuming liabilities worth up to 100 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-bill-liabilities/uk-bows-to-eu-will-assume-liabilities-worth-up-to-100-billion-euros-ft-idUSKBN1DS2NR2017-11-28
PARIS France will vote against a fiveyear extension of the license for weedkiller glyphosate that the European Commission will propose on Monday a junior French environment minister said NegativePARIS France will vote against a fiveyear extension of the license for weedkiller glyphosate that the European Commission will propose on Monday a junior French environment minister saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-france-glyphosate/france-to-vote-against-eu-license-extension-for-weed-killer-glyphosate-idUSKBN1DQ0HL2017-11-26
BRUSSELS The president of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday that a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on December 4 will allow the EU to see whether sufficient progress was made on Brexit talks NegativeBRUSSELS The president of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker said on Friday that a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on December 4 will allow the EU to see whether sufficient progress was made on Brexit talkshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/eus-juncker-says-dec-4-meeting-with-may-will-show-if-brexit-progress-made-idUSKBN1DO0QH2017-11-24
BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and his chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels on Monday Dec NegativeBRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker and his chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels on Monday Dechttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-britain-eu-juncker/may-to-meet-eus-juncker-barnier-december-4-eu-confirms-idUSKBN1DN1DM2017-11-23
The European Commission has also pushed back the deadline for its antitrust review of the deal and now expects to make a decision by March 5 NegativeA spokesman said Cade had approved the extension at a session on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-monsanto-m-a-bayer-antitrust/brazil-pushes-back-decision-on-bayer-monsanto-tie-up-idUSKBN1DM2VG2017-11-23
BRUSSELS Nov 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger NeutralBRUSSELS Nov 23 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL8N1NT4OX2017-11-23
BRUSSELS The national budgets of six euro zone countries may break EU deficit rules next year the European Commission said on Wednesday issuing what has become a frequent plea for governments to stay within the limits NegativeBRUSSELS The national budgets of six euro zone countries may break EU deficit rules next year the European Commission said on Wednesday issuing what has become a frequent plea for governments to stay within the limitshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-budgets/six-euro-zone-states-risk-eu-budget-rule-breach-in-2018-idUSKBN1DM19G2017-11-22
Confirmed that a specific part of an ongoing investigation by European Commission had been concluded for EUR 8 NeutralNov 22 Autoliv Inc:http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/brief-autoliv-confirms-conclusion-of-spe/brief-autoliv-confirms-conclusion-of-specific-part-of-ongoing-investigation-with-the-european-commission-idUSFWN1NS0HS2017-11-22
The European Commission the executive arm and the Estonian presidency of the EU have also backed a major tax overhaul NegativeBRUSSELS Some European Union members are resisting EU plans to raise the tax bill of tech multinationals EU draft documents seen by Reuters show in moves that are likely to cause a public outcry after several disclosures of corporate tax avoidance schemeshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-states-resist-move-on-digital-tax-for-tech-giants-drafts-idUSKBN1DL2FK2017-11-21
The European Commission is expected to follow soon NeutralThe Japan Fair Trade Commission “is expected to clear Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP imminently” the source saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-nxp-m-a-qualcomm-antitrust/exclusive-qualcomm-set-to-win-conditional-japanese-antitrust-okay-for-nxp-deal-source-idUSKBN1DI0PQ2017-11-19
EIOPA will make recommendations on changes in February but it will be up to the European Commission to decide whether to put them into draft legislation NegativeLONDON Efforts to get insurers to plug Europe’s investment gap by backing riskier assets could be undermined if banks are unwilling to share crucial credit data with them a European Union insurance regulator saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-insurance-regulator/banks-may-be-key-for-insurers-to-fulfill-eu-investment-needs-idUSKBN1DG2KC2017-11-16
The European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday a ruling on proposed acquisition of NXP may come in 2018 NegativeQualcomm said in June it was confident of addressing EU’s antitrust concerns and expected to close the NXP deal by the end of 2017http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-nxp-semicondtrs-m-a-qualcomm/qualcomm-could-win-eu-approval-for-nxp-by-end-of-year-bloomberg-idUSKBN1DG2YG2017-11-16
Qualcomm and NXP did not immediately respond to requests for comment while the European Commission was not immediately available for comment NegativeQualcomm said in June it was confident of addressing EU’s antitrust concerns and expected to close the NXP deal by the end of 2017http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-nxp-semicondtrs-m-a-qualcomm/qualcomm-could-win-eu-approval-for-nxp-by-end-of-year-bloomberg-idUSKBN1DG2YG2017-11-16
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday voiced fresh concerns over plans to reform its courts and EU lawmakers accused Warsaw of promoting intolerance in a twopronged offensive that reflects deep unease about the rule of law in the country NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday voiced fresh concerns over Poland’s plans to reform its courts and EU lawmakers accused Warsaw of promoting intolerance in a twopronged offensive that reflects deep unease about the rule of law in the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-poland-judiciary/eu-cranks-up-criticism-of-poland-over-court-reforms-nationalist-rally-idUSKBN1DF1TK2017-11-15
BUCHAREST Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern the European Commission said on Wednesday NegativeBUCHAREST Justice reform has stagnated in Romania this year and challenges to judicial independence remain a persistent source of concern the European Commission said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-romania-eu-justice/eu-concerned-over-challenges-to-romanian-judicial-independence-idUSKBN1DF28F2017-11-15
BEIJING A ruling on Qualcomm proposed billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV may come in 2018 European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING A ruling on Qualcomm Inc’s proposed $38 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV may come in 2018 European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-nxp-semicondtrs-m-a-qualcomm-eu/qualcomm-nxp-ruling-may-be-in-2018-eu-competition-commissioner-idUSKBN1DF1K22017-11-15
In August 2016 the European Commission ordered Apple to pay Ireland 13 billion euros NeutralJERUSALEM Israel is planning to send tax bills within a year to internet companies Google and Facebook financial newspaper TheMarker reported on Wednesday joining efforts by several countries including the European Union to get the internet giants to pay more taxhttp://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-israel-taxation-multinationals/israel-prepares-to-send-tax-bills-to-facebook-google-report-idUSKBN1DF1LN2017-11-15
BRUSSELS A top European Commission official defended record on preventing money laundering in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday prompted by the murder of an investigative journalist but a variety of EU lawmakers expressed scepticism NegativeBRUSSELS A top European Commission official defended Malta’s record on preventing money laundering in a parliamentary debate on Tuesday prompted by the murder of an investigative journalist but a variety of EU lawmakers expressed scepticismhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-malta-parliament/eu-commission-defends-malta-on-money-laundering-lawmakers-skeptical-idUSKBN1DE28Z2017-11-14
BRUSSELS The European Central Bank can impose capital requirements on banks to provide for bad loans only on a casebycase basis the European Commission said in a document published on Friday a clarification that could weaken the ECB plan NegativeBRUSSELS The European Central Bank can impose capital requirements on banks to provide for bad loans only on a casebycase basis the European Commission said in a document published on Friday a clarification that could weaken the ECB planhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-banks-ecb-commission/eu-commission-sides-with-parliament-on-ecb-bad-loan-rift-idUSKBN1DA2EZ2017-11-12
The European Commissioner for humanitarian aid called on the Saudiled coalition to allow aid to reach the Yemeni population NegativeADEN The Saudiled military coalition fighting against Yemen’s Houthi movement will allow the resumption of international commercial flights to the country a Yemeni government minister said easing its nationwide blockadehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-yemen-security/yemen-says-saudi-led-coalition-to-allow-commercial-flights-idUSKBN1DB09C2017-11-12
The European Commission forecast the euro zone economy will grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-stocks-dip-on-u-s-tax-doubts-idUSL8N1NG4PV2017-11-12
Final approval falls to the European Commission but it generally follows the CHMP recommendation NegativeZURICH Swiss drugmaker Roche on Friday won a key European panel’s recommendation for its multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus which is on track for nearly $1 billion in sales in 2017 after winning U.S. regulators’ goahead earlier this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-roche-europe-ocrevus/roche-ms-drug-ocrevus-wins-european-panel-backing-idUSKBN1DA1TR2017-11-12





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The Courts ruling is another blow for the PiS in its longrunning dispute with the European Commission over judicial reform NegativeThe EUs Court of Justice has ruled that Polands decision to lower judges retirement ages contravened EU law in a new setback to the governments bid to reform the judiciary. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-503021022019-11-06
JeanClaude Juncker the president of the European Commission and former Luxembourg prime minister said he was moved and devastated to learn the news. NegativeJacques Chirac the former French president who championed the European Union but whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals has died aged 86 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-498381462019-09-27
It comes after European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said a new Brexit deal could still be reached before the 31 October deadline PositiveBrexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is to hold talks with the EUs chief negotiator Michel Barnier later http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-497645462019-09-20
The European Commission said Mr Johnsons letter did not contain a legally operational solution to the Irish border issue NegativeBoris Johnson is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin later where he is expected to reiterate his call for the backstop plan to be scrapped http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-494164752019-08-21
The decision to offer a choice when setting up devices comes after Google was fined heavily by the European Commission for abusing its position. NeutralAndroid phone and tablet users in the European Union are to be given a chance to install one of Googles rivals as default search provider. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-492103602019-08-03
The European Commission estimates that on average traditional businesses face a tax rate on their profits within the EU while internet companies typically pay or NeutralUS President Donald Trump has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of foolishness over a digital services tax and hinted that he would tax French wine in retaliation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-491313012019-07-27
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said after talks with the European Commission and German government that all 65 would be relocated to other parts of the EU. PositiveA migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-489202352019-07-10
Thats way above the amount that the European Commission which sets rules on how much members of the eurozone can borrow is comfortable with PositiveWhile its easy to get distracted by trade wars or Brexit uncertainty theres a financial iceberg on the horizon that could threaten all our wellbeing. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-488845172019-07-10
EU leaders have put forward their nominations for the blocs top jobs with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. PositiveEU leaders have put forward their nominations for the blocs top jobs with a woman for the first time proposed as European Commission chief. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488472002019-07-03
The European Commission has warned Madrid it faces sanctions if it fails to meet air quality standards. NegativeThousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid on Saturday to oppose the newly elected conservative mayors decision to reverse car pollution restrictions http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-488149702019-06-30
The European Commission drafts EU laws oversees national budgets enforces EU treaties and negotiates international trade deals PositiveA summit of 28 European Union leaders has failed to reach agreement on who should take on the blocs top jobs. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-487061932019-06-21
Then a European Commission draft report was leaked last Friday which concluded he should return millions of euros in subsidies. NegativeTens of thousands of people have protested in the Czech capital Prague calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis who is accused of fraudulent use of EU subsidies. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-485100292019-06-05
It was impacted by a fine from the European Commission for blocking rival online search advertisers. NegativeGoogles parent company Alphabet saw its shares drop in afterhours trading after the internet giant missed revenue forecasts. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480998622019-04-30
Mastercard and Visa have both agreed to cut their fees for tourists using their cards in the EU after a longrunning battle with the European Commission PositiveMastercard and Visa have both agreed to cut their fees for tourists using their cards in the EU after a longrunning battle with the European Commission http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480981002019-04-30
While laws are drafted by the European Commission it is the directlyelected parliament along with the Council of 28 governments which decide. NeutralVoters in every EU country will elect a new European Parliament on 2326 May http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-480244002019-04-29
Trying to meet European Commission requirements to shrink the bank by splitting off the Williams Glyn division has been a timeconsuming expensive failure. NegativeThe chief executive of RBS Ross McEwan has resigned after five and a half years in the post. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480491562019-04-26
President Trump and the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers. PositiveDonald Trump has vowed to reciprocate against unfair European Union trade duties on Harley Davidson motorbikes http://www.bbc.com//news/business-480316602019-04-24
One of the European Commissions most powerful officials has said that a nodeal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border. NegativeOne of the European Commissions most powerful officials has said that a nodeal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479661802019-04-19
The secretarygeneral of the European Commission was filmed in a meeting with senior MEPs in late 2018. NeutralOne of the European Commissions most powerful officials has said that a nodeal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479661802019-04-19
Mr Selmayr was previously chief of staff to JeanClaude Juncker the president of the European Commission. NeutralOne of the European Commissions most powerful officials has said that a nodeal Brexit would mean a hard Irish border. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479661802019-04-19
European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King described the spread of terrorist content online as a clear and present danger that needs to be stamped out NegativeEU officials are struggling to agree on a law aimed at preventing the spread of terrorist content online. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479623942019-04-18
We should protect whistleblowers from being punished sacked demoted or sued in court for doing the right thing for society European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said. NegativeWhistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479366822019-04-17
The European Commission says just 10 members France Hungary Ireland Italy Lithuania Malta the Netherlands Slovakia Sweden and the UK had a comprehensive law protecting whistleblowers. PositiveWhistleblowers across the European Union have won greater protection under landmark legislation aimed at encouraging reports of wrongdoing. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479366822019-04-17
President Donald Trump and the head of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker agreed last year that they wanted to reduce trade barriers. PositiveEuropean Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States http://www.bbc.com//news/business-479358312019-04-16
The agreement had come through the coordination of the European Commission it added PositiveFour EU countries have agreed to take in 64 African migrants who were rescued after being stranded in the Mediterranean Sea for almost two weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-479203982019-04-14
He and Mr Varadkar also discussed planning being undertaken by the Republic of Ireland and European Commission to manage the Irish border in the event of no deal. NegativeThe European Union will stand fully behind Ireland regardless of what happens with Brexit the EUs chief Brexit negotiator has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-478477002019-04-09
The European Commission had advised that as long as the UK made a decision to take part in the European elections by midApril this reallocation would be reversed. NeutralTheresa May has requested a Brexit extension to the end of June and preparations have started to take part in the European elections on 23 May. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-478268862019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The most recent assessment by the European Commission concluded that there was still a need for prudent policies to ensure the sustainability of government finances NeutralIt has been a poor week for German economic news http://www.bbc.com//news/business-478022352019-04-07
The European Commission is investigating the proposal over concerns it could lead to less choice for customers NegativeTata Steel could sell one of its Welsh plants in order to get approval for a proposed merger with German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp BBC Wales understands http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-477929362019-04-04
Tata Steel said it had submitted a comprehensive package of proposed solutions with Thyssenkrupp to the European Commission as part of the process to get clearance for the joint venture. PositiveTata Steel could sell one of its Welsh plants in order to get approval for a proposed merger with German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp BBC Wales understands http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-477929362019-04-04
The European Commission was always unlikely to find that acceptable given the impact it could have on competition and price. NegativeTata Steel could sell one of its Welsh plants in order to get approval for a proposed merger with German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp BBC Wales understands http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-477929362019-04-04
On Monday European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said EU patience was running out. NegativeThe EU is closely watching the indicative votes process in the UK parliament today http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477726032019-04-02
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said that patience was running out with the UK. NegativeThe government should have made clear after the 2017 election that it would inevitably have to accept a softer Brexit the Tory chief whip has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-477688842019-04-01
The opponent she defeated Mr Sefcovic is vice president of the European Commission PositiveAnticorruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakias presidential election making her the countrys first female head of state. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477563682019-03-31
In a statement the European Commission said the UK would have to indicate a way forward by 12 April for consideration by the European Council. NeutralMPs have rejected Theresa Mays EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-477520172019-03-30
Formerly head of Slovakias mission to the European Union he is now one of the six vicepresidents of the European Commission NeutralThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing read a recent post on Zuzana Caputovas Facebook page as she appealed to Slovakias 4 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477193702019-03-29
now been fined a total of over EUR 9 billion in last 2 years by the European Commission NegativeUS presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren http://www.bbc.com//news/business-477115002019-03-29
Some in the European Commission may feel that way along with a number of European diplomats based here in Brussels. NeutralSo is the EU jumping up and down with glee at the prospect of indicative votes in Westminster on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477089772019-03-27
At the early stages they sit on committees at the European Commission and they are entitled to submit comments on upcoming legislation NeutralA group of Labour and Conservative MPs is promoting what they call Common Market 2 http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-476399462019-03-26
Nike has been fined by the European Commission for restricting the crossborder sale of goods carrying the logos of some of Europes top football clubs. NegativeNike has been fined by the European Commission for restricting the crossborder sale of goods carrying the logos of some of Europes top football clubs. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476935182019-03-26
Business lobby groups have written to the European Commission warning that its own nodeal Brexit plans fall short of what is needed to limit major disruptions Newsnight has learned. NegativeBusiness lobby groups have written to the European Commission warning that its own nodeal Brexit plans fall short of what is needed to limit major disruptions Newsnight has learned. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476612372019-03-22
The European Commission said that websites often had an embedded search function. NeutralGoogle has been hit with a http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476392282019-03-21
Thirteen parties in the bloc called for Fidesz to be expelled because of an antiEU billboard campaign which attacked European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker NegativeHungarys defiance of EU policies will face a new test on Wednesday when the European Parliaments biggest bloc decides whether to expel the party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476229212019-03-20
MEPs have criticised the response of the European Commission president to allegations about freeports taxexempt warehouses for highvalue goods close to ports and airports NegativeJeanClaude Juncker has come under attack for dismissing concerns that controversial art storage facilities may be enabling money laundering http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476262812019-03-20
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said the EU stands side by side with the Netherlands and its people during these difficult times PositiveA man has been arrested after three people were killed a five wounded some seriously in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476152312019-03-19
The European Commission highlights three broad disadvantages that women NegativeBerlins public transport authority BVG is offering women a discount on fares in the capital to mark Germanys Equal Pay Day http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476136672019-03-19
In 2009 the European Commission said that RBS would have to sell WorldPay and other businesses as a condition of approving state aid to the bank PositiveA payment processing firm that used to be owned by Royal Bank of Scotland has been sold in a deal worth http://www.bbc.com//news/business-476095362019-03-19
A European Commission spokesperson There are only two ways to leave the with or without a deal NegativeMPs have voted to reject leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-475629952019-03-14
Mrs May spoke to European Commission president JeanClaude Juncker on Sunday night after a weekend of negotiations failed to find a breakthrough. NegativeBrexit talks between the UK and the EU remain deadlocked Downing Street has said just a day before MPs are due to vote again on Theresa Mays deal. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-475196372019-03-11
But on Friday Frances Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said the European Commission offered to increase its share to leaving France and Italy to cover each. PositiveItalian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has put tenders on hold for a highspeed railway to France following political clashes over the project. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-475119832019-03-10
Diplomats from the 28 member states were told on Wednesday that Mrs May could meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker on Monday if progress was made. PositiveThe UK has been urged to table fresh proposals within the next 48 hours to break the Brexit impasse. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-474769422019-03-07
The European Commission meanwhile said it was unthinkable that these images parade in European streets 74 years after the Shoah using the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. NegativeA float featuring stereotyped Jewish figures at a carnival near Brussels has been widely criticised as antiSemitic http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-474544152019-03-06
The European Commission This rule is part of wider EU legislation ensuring a high level of safety throughout the food chain from farm to fork PositiveFears over chlorinewashed chicken and other US farming practices have been described by US ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson as inflammatory and misleading. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-474405622019-03-06
You can breathe a sigh of relief to some extent as the European Commission has said UK travellers wont need a visa even if theres no deal Abta said NegativeWhile political uncertainty over Brexit continues life must go on as normal for British families and that includes making plans for holidays http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466270832019-03-02
The European Commission has proposed measures to avoid there being any extra security or screening of passengers from the UK when theyre transferring to onward flights at EU airports PositiveWhile political uncertainty over Brexit continues life must go on as normal for British families and that includes making plans for holidays http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466270832019-03-02
The European Commission was the largest donor to organisations working inside Venezuela in 2018 according to the database PositiveThe Venezuelan government has denied entry at its borders to hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-473697682019-02-28
Determined to appear positive JeanClaude Junckers spokeswoman described the European Commission Presidents latest meeting with Theresa May as constructive PositiveDetermined to appear positive JeanClaude Junckers spokeswoman described the European Commission Presidents latest meeting with Theresa May as constructive http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-473634422019-02-26
Germanys Angela Merkel described her meeting with Mrs May as good and friendly while European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said his talks with the PM had been constructive. PositiveTheresa May says she remains focused on leaving the EU on 29 March despite calls from her own party for a delay http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-473604652019-02-26
It has previously criticised the European Commissions eprivacy proposals suggesting they would help abusers hide their illegal activity online. NegativeGovernment regulation of social media and the internet could have unintended consequences for victims of sexual abuse a charity has warned. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-473215412019-02-22
A Hungarian government campaign accusing the European Commission of supporting illegal immigration is fake news a Commission spokesman has said NegativeA Hungarian government campaign accusing the European Commission of supporting illegal immigration is fake news a Commission spokesman has said http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472941832019-02-20
The European Commission has said the investigation is at a preliminary stage. NegativeRaids have been carried out at several salmon farming sites in Scotland in connection with an EUwide probe into alleged illegal cartels. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-473002222019-02-20
It We have been informed that The European Commission DG Competition is exploring potential anticompetitive behaviour in the salmon industry NegativeRaids have been carried out at several salmon farming sites in Scotland in connection with an EUwide probe into alleged illegal cartels. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-473002222019-02-20
We are fully cooperating with the European Commission DG Competitions investigation NegativeRaids have been carried out at several salmon farming sites in Scotland in connection with an EUwide probe into alleged illegal cartels. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-473002222019-02-20
A spokeswoman We have nothing to hide we are cooperating with the European Commission PositiveRaids have been carried out at several salmon farming sites in Scotland in connection with an EUwide probe into alleged illegal cartels. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-473002222019-02-20
She will meet the President of the European Commission JeanClaude Juncker. PositiveTheresa May will return to Brussels on Wednesday to continue talks on her Brexit deal. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472928332019-02-20
On Tuesday a European Commission spokesman The EU27 will not reopen the withdrawal agreement NegativeTheresa May will return to Brussels on Wednesday to continue talks on her Brexit deal. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472928332019-02-20
Mrs May says in the letter she will return to Brussels to meet European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker next week. NeutralTheresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside personal preferences and support a Brexit deal in the Commons. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-472684172019-02-17
While German business groups were maintaining a tough stance to avoid undermining the European Commissions negotiating stance Mr Felbermayr said the EU should take a softer approach. PositiveThe EU should offer the UK concessions over Brexit a leading German economic think tank has told the BBC. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-472237872019-02-14
Trains will be permitted to use the Channel Tunnel for three months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal under a proposed European Commission law PositiveTrains will be permitted to use the Channel Tunnel for three months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal under a proposed European Commission law http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-472159042019-02-13
The European Commission has ordered the recall of a childrens smartwatch because it leaves them open to being contacted and located by attackers. NegativeThe European Commission has ordered the recall of a childrens smartwatch because it leaves them open to being contacted and located by attackers. http://www.bbc.com//news/technology-471302692019-02-06
He said some people in Dublin Northern Ireland and the European Commission see the backstop as an opportunity to control the UK after Brexit. NeutralFormer Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Leo Varadkar of leaking and misrepresenting a conversation he had with Irelands foreign minister. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-470554612019-01-31
This was seen by many in the UK as a crack in the solidarity of the EU27s negotiating position and was dismissed by the European Commission. NegativePolands prime minister says he wants to see more workers return from the UK to help its domestic economy grow http://www.bbc.com//news/business-469789612019-01-25
There were significant increases in contributions from the UK the European Commission Germany and India PositiveFunding to tackle 33 significant diseases has reached its highest level since figures were taken says a survey which has tracked this for 11 years. http://www.bbc.com//news/health-469512622019-01-24
It is obvious there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a nodeal Brexit the European Commissions chief spokesman has said. NegativeIt is obvious there will be a hard border in Ireland in the event of a nodeal Brexit the European Commissions chief spokesman has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-northern-ireland-469619822019-01-23
The European Commission has fined Mastercard for anticompetitive behaviour NegativeThe European Commission has fined Mastercard for anticompetitive behaviour http://www.bbc.com//news/business-469634292019-01-23
Meanwhile the government is still pressing for the European Commission to give the Green Cardwaiver a green light. NegativeIf UK motorists plan to drive abroad after 29 March they need to act soon or risk breaking the law. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-468911862019-01-18
The European Commission suggested any delay to Brexit would not affect the European elections if it did not go beyond July. NegativeNigel Farage says he is ready to fight the European elections in May if Brexit is delayed. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-469180002019-01-18
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker warned that time was running out for the UK to strike a deal. NegativeEuropean Council President Donald Tusk has hinted that the UK should stay in the EU after the prime ministers Brexit deal was rejected in parliament. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468871882019-01-17
But European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker said the risk of a disorderly Brexit had increased as a result of the deal being voted down NegativePrime Minister Theresa Mays Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-468858282019-01-16
The UKs former Chief Scientific Advisor Prof Sir David King has advised the UK government and the European Commission on large funding requests PositiveCern has published its ideas for a successor to the Large Hadron Collider given the working name of Future Circular Collider http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-468624862019-01-16
The agreement will bear the signatures of European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker NeutralAs the turmoil over Brexit continues at Westminster the attitude in Brussels appears to Keep calm and carry on http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-468309702019-01-11
The European Commission has said that even in a nodeal scenario UK travellers wont need a visa Abta said NegativeWhile political uncertainty remains over Brexit life must go on as normal for British families and that includes making plans for holidays http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466270832019-01-01
The European Commission has proposed measures to avoid there being any extra security or screening of passengers from the UK when theyre transferring to onward flights at EU airports PositiveWhile political uncertainty remains over Brexit life must go on as normal for British families and that includes making plans for holidays http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-466270832019-01-01
The dispute was caused by French subsidies paid to Ryanair for flights from regional airport between 2008 and 2009 which the European Commission later deemed illegal. NegativeKylie Jenner Donald Trump Elon Musk http://www.bbc.com//news/business-464811672019-01-01





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The European Commission has said it will watch closely to ensure the budget agreement is adhered to PositiveItalys parliament has approved a revised budget for 2019 amid opposition complaints that it was dictated by the EU. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-467104722018-12-31
European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker has urged the UK to get your act together and then tell us what it is you want for Brexit. NegativeSenior Brexiteer minister Liam Fox says there is a 5050 chance the UK will not leave the EU on 29 March if MPs reject Theresa Mays Brexit deal next month. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-467134982018-12-31
The European Commission says it has started to implement its preparations for a nodeal Brexit in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a plan. NegativeThe European Commission says it has started to implement its preparations for a nodeal Brexit in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a plan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171522018-12-20
And the European Commission is clearly concerned about countries doing their own deals with the UK hence a plea not to NeutralThe European Commission says it has started to implement its preparations for a nodeal Brexit in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a plan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171522018-12-20
The European Commissions initial guidance on the issue was published in November NeutralThe European Commission says it has started to implement its preparations for a nodeal Brexit in case the UK crashes out of the EU without a plan. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466171522018-12-20
After months embroiled in a highprofile diplomatic row Italy has agreed a deal on its budget with the European Commission. PositiveAfter months embroiled in a highprofile diplomatic row Italy has agreed a deal on its budget with the European Commission. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-466208532018-12-20
The agreement reached today shows unambiguously that the European Commission is not the enemy of the Italian people he said. PositiveAfter months embroiled in a highprofile diplomatic row Italy has agreed a deal on its budget with the European Commission.