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11 when foreign takeovers are announced EU governments will be obliged to share details with the Commission in areas such as the media transport and communications NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
BEUNOS AIRES A new Amazon Prime Video series starting this week called El casts a satirical look at South American footballs dirty dealings through the eyes of deceased former Argentine football boss Julio Grondona NeutralBEUNOS AIRES A new Amazon Prime Video series starting this week called El casts a satirical look at South American footballs dirty dealings through the eyes of deceased former Argentine football boss Julio Grondona http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/article/us-television-series-fifagate/new-amazon-prime-series-brings-fifa-scandal-to-television-idUSKBN23B2XA2020-06-05
EU governments are also frustrated that China has not followed up a formal offer last year to open up its economy NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
However some EU nations that promote greater free trade may object NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
If expanded the review would include more projects linked to defence a new EU satellite communications programme and a multibillioneuro nuclear fusion project NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
Projects already on the list include transport energy and Galileo the EU satellite navigation programme NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
Transferring technologies to a nonEU country is seen as a risk to the blocs strategic interests in some technology that Chinese stateled firms have sought to acquire NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions executive has proposed broadening scrutiny of foreign investments in the bloc according to a public draft document part of efforts to shield more sectors from potential Chinese buyers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-eu/eu-considers-broadening-scrutiny-of-foreign-investments-idUSKBN23B27R2020-06-05
Existing and planned EU backstops even if fully used are not enough to help markets absorb such needs NegativeFRANKFURT The European Central Bank is certain to give the ailing euro zone economy another shot in the arm but with arguments split over its timing the only question is whether it will act on Thursday or hold out until July http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-ecb-policy/ecb-prepares-more-aid-for-virus-stricken-euro-zone-idUSKBN23A3D42020-06-04
Moreover neither PUA nor PEUC are included in the initial claims and continuing claims figures which economists say grossly understates the tragedy caused by COVID19 NegativeWASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits likely dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since midMarch but remains astonishingly high as companies adjust to an environment that has been significantly changed by COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-new-weekly-jobless-claims-seen-falling-below-2-million-idUSKBN23B0DM2020-06-04
Roughly 30 states are now reporting PUA claims on a weekly basis but PEUC figures are reported with a twoweek lag NegativeWASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits likely dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since midMarch but remains astonishingly high as companies adjust to an environment that has been significantly changed by COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-new-weekly-jobless-claims-seen-falling-below-2-million-idUSKBN23B0DM2020-06-04
The EU is the biggest market for the factory which made just under 350000 vehicles last year and builds the Qashqai Juke and Leaf models PositiveLONDON Nissans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-nissan/nissan-warns-uk-plant-unsustainable-without-eu-trade-deal-bbc-idUSKBN23A1CS2020-06-04
Delaying fresh stimulus would keep the pressure on Europes politicians to deliver and allow more time for the ECB to assess how EU bond issuance will impact its asset purchases NegativeLONDON The European Central Bank meets on Thursday with investors hoping that policymakers will deliver yet more stimulus for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-markets-ecb/no-time-to-waste-five-questions-for-the-ecb-idUSKBN2381DR2020-06-02
The EU on Saturday urged the United States to reconsider its decision NegativeBEIJING China said on Monday the United States was addicted to following a U.S. decision to leave the World Health Organization and said the withdrawal reveals a pursuit of power politics and unilateralism http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/china-says-u-s-addicted-to-quitting-over-plan-to-withdraw-from-who-idUSKBN2381P32020-06-02
The plan still requires unanimous support from EU members and is unlikely to delay more policy action now economists say NegativeLONDON The European Central Bank meets on Thursday with investors hoping that policymakers will deliver yet more stimulus for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-markets-ecb/no-time-to-waste-five-questions-for-the-ecb-idUSKBN2381DR2020-06-02
The issue could become a central topic of a meeting of EU ministers responsible for trade provisionally set for June 9 PositiveBRUSSELS European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next directorgeneral of the World Trade Organization his spokesman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-trade-wto-hogan/eu-trade-commissioner-hogan-mulling-candidacy-for-wto-chief-idUSKBN2370FL2020-06-01
There is currently no approved medication or vaccine for COVID19 but EU countries are already administering remdesivir to patients under compassionate use rules PositiveTAIPEI Taiwans government said on Saturday it had approved Gilead Sciences potential COVID19 treatment remdesivir to treat the illness caused by the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-taiwan/taiwan-approves-gileads-remdesivir-to-treat-covid-19-idUSKBN23609Q2020-05-31
BERLIN There is still a long way to go until talks on a European coronavirus recovery fund are concluded Germanys foreign minister said on Friday adding that Berlin aims to act as an honest during its EU presidency this year NegativeBERLIN There is still a long way to go until talks on a European coronavirus recovery fund are concluded Germanys foreign minister said on Friday adding that Berlin aims to act as an honest during its EU presidency this year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-maas/were-still-a-long-way-off-concluding-eu-recovery-fund-talks-germany-idUSKBN2350X82020-05-30
Britain the United States Australia Canada and the EU have all already criticised the move NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Chinas plan to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong would undermine the territorys autonomy http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-britain/uk-pm-johnson-and-u-s-president-trump-criticise-chinas-hong-kong-plan-idUSKBN2352M42020-05-30
EU governments later released a statement that mirrored Borrells comments saying the decision also further calls into question Chinas will to uphold its international commitments NegativeBRUSSELS European Union governments expressed grave on Friday over Chinas security law for Hong Kong the EUs top diplomat Josep Borrell said following a video meeting of the blocs 27 foreign ministers http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-eu/eu-says-hong-kong-decision-damages-trust-with-china-idUSKBN2351Q82020-05-30
The EU is trying to find a middle path between U.S.Chinese rivalry but the bloc is also divided internally over China with some countries benefiting from its largesse NegativeBRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday to counter Beijings increasingly assertive diplomacy against a backdrop of concern about Chinas new security law for Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-eu-china/eu-seeks-tougher-china-policy-concerned-by-hong-kong-law-idUSKBN23514I2020-05-30
The EU recognises the GNA but there are differences between members NegativeThe conflict between Libyas Government of National Accord recognised by the United Nations and the easternbased forces of Khalifa Haftar has become a cauldron for foreign rivals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-libya-security-intervention-factbox/factbox-whos-involved-in-libyas-war-and-why-idUSKBN2351W02020-05-30
Theres a lack of progress on negotiations market access for European companies in said Borrell who said the bloc would now prepare a new EU strategy document on China NegativeBRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday to counter Beijings increasingly assertive diplomacy against a backdrop of concern about Chinas new security law for Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-eu-china/eu-seeks-tougher-china-policy-concerned-by-hong-kong-law-idUSKBN23514I2020-05-30
BRUSSELS Google has called on the European Union to use current EU laws to govern the use of artificial intelligence rather than draft new ones and cautioned against a one size fits all regulatory framework because of AIs diverse applications NegativeBRUSSELS Google has called on the European Union to use current EU laws to govern the use of artificial intelligence rather than draft new ones and cautioned against a one size fits all regulatory framework because of AIs diverse applications http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-eu-google-tech/google-says-use-existing-eu-laws-not-new-ones-to-govern-ai-idUSKBN2342XG2020-05-29
BRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc PositiveBRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda-pharma-eu/takeda-gets-eu-green-light-to-keep-bowel-drug-after-shire-buy-idUSKBN2342BY2020-05-29
BRUSSELS The European Commission wants higher guarantees for the next longterm EU budget to back Commission borrowing for economic recovery and as a safeguard against a hard EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission wants higher guarantees for the next longterm EU budget to back Commission borrowing for economic recovery and as a safeguard against a hard EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-brexit/eu-executive-seeks-higher-eu-budget-guarantees-in-case-of-hard-brexit-idUSKBN2342IY2020-05-29
EU law now says that the maximum national contribution to the EU budget by governments can be 1 PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission wants higher guarantees for the next longterm EU budget to back Commission borrowing for economic recovery and as a safeguard against a hard EU Budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-brexit/eu-executive-seeks-higher-eu-budget-guarantees-in-case-of-hard-brexit-idUSKBN2342IY2020-05-29
The EU competition enforcer said on Thursday it had reversed its decision after an investigation that followed Takedas request to waive its pledge PositiveBRUSSELS Japans Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd will be allowed to keep a drug used to treat bowel disease because changes in the market have removed the need to sell it to allay EU antitrust concerns over last years acquisition of Shire plc http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda-pharma-eu/takeda-gets-eu-green-light-to-keep-bowel-drug-after-shire-buy-idUSKBN2342BY2020-05-29
The EU executive has suggested AI rules to cover socalled high risk sectors such as healthcare energy transport and parts of the public sector PositiveBRUSSELS Google has called on the European Union to use current EU laws to govern the use of artificial intelligence rather than draft new ones and cautioned against a one size fits all regulatory framework because of AIs diverse applications http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-eu-google-tech/google-says-use-existing-eu-laws-not-new-ones-to-govern-ai-idUSKBN2342XG2020-05-29
The EU executive unveiled a plan on Wednesday to support economies hammered by the pandemic hoping to end months of squabbling over how to fund a recovery PositiveBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-weak-as-improved-risk-appetite-eu-recovery-fund-hopes-lift-euro-idUSL8N2DA4QQ2020-05-29
The EU last year approved a system to freeze hackers assets in the bloc and banning them from entry NegativeBERLIN Germanys foreign ministry called in the Russian ambassador in Berlin on Thursday to complain in the strongest possible about a hack attack on the German lower house of parliament in 2015 and discuss possible sanctions against those responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-germany-russia/germany-calls-in-russian-envoy-over-hack-attack-idUSKBN2342F72020-05-29
We expect EURUSD volatility to remain well supported in the coming Harvey said PositiveBy Saqib Iqbal Ahmed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-weak-as-improved-risk-appetite-eu-recovery-fund-hopes-lift-euro-idUSL8N2DA4QQ2020-05-29
A 4060 billion euro fund pulled from existing cash pots in the EU budget will target investments in zeroemission trains PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
A proposed cybersecurity strategy to be fleshed out in the coming months aims to help EU countries boost the security of their networks and tackle malicious attacks online PositiveBRUSSELS From ramping up 5Gs rollout to exploiting its data the European Union is turning to technology to help it bounce back from the coronavirus crisis and compete better in key areas with the United States and China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-tech/tech-reboot-in-store-for-eu-as-plans-recovery-from-crisis-idUSKBN23324B2020-05-28
A twoyear 20 billion euro EU scheme of grants and guarantees should boost sales of vehicles with 2 million electric and hydrogen vehicle charging stations to be installed by 2025 PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
An existing EU fund could push up to 30 billion euros into the fuel PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
BERLIN Negotiations on establishing a recovery fund to help the economies of EU countries that have been battered by the coronavirus crisis will not be easy Chancellor Angela Merkel said NegativeBERLIN Negotiations on establishing a recovery fund to help the economies of EU countries that have been battered by the coronavirus crisis will not be easy Chancellor Angela Merkel said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-merkel/eu-fund-talks-will-be-tough-but-well-get-there-merkel-idUSKBN23324L2020-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to borrow 750 billion euros on the market and issue grants and loans to EU countries to kickstart an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to borrow 750 billion euros on the market and issue grants and loans to EU countries to kickstart an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-reaction-factbox/factbox-eu-reactions-to-commission-750-billion-euro-coronavirus-recovery-scheme-idUSKBN2332512020-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to borrow and disburse 750 billion euros in grants and loans to help EU countries recover from their coronavirus slump PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday a plan to borrow and disburse 750 billion euros in grants and loans to help EU countries recover from their coronavirus slump http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-solvency-factbox/factbox-eu-solvency-support-plan-for-virus-hit-strategic-companies-idUSKBN2331S42020-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission will propose on Wednesday to offer EU member states 500 billion euros in free grants and a further 250 billion euros in repayable loans as part of a new coronavirus economic recovery plan diplomats and officials told Reuters PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will propose on Wednesday to offer EU member states 500 billion euros in free grants and a further 250 billion euros in repayable loans as part of a new coronavirus economic recovery plan diplomats and officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-detail/eu-executive-to-offer-500-billion-euros-in-grants-250-billion-in-loans-in-covid-recovery-sources-idUSKBN23319W2020-05-28
Below are initial reactions of EU governments to the plan PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to borrow 750 billion euros on the market and issue grants and loans to EU countries to kickstart an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-reaction-factbox/factbox-eu-reactions-to-commission-750-billion-euro-coronavirus-recovery-scheme-idUSKBN2332512020-05-28
Boosting the EUs green and digital capacities are the key objectives PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions executive on Wednesday proposed a blueprint for the blocs next budget and a linked coronavirus Recovery Fund to provide a massive stimulus to the continents coronavirusbattered economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-plan-factbox/factbox-nuts-and-bolts-of-plan-to-restart-eus-stuttering-economy-idUSKBN2331LW2020-05-28
Euro zone stocks were buoyed on Wednesday by a 750billioneuro plan to prop up EU economies hammered by the coronavirus crisis but falls for healthcare and technology stocks weighed on broader European markets NegativeEuro zone stocks were buoyed on Wednesday by a 750billioneuro plan to prop up EU economies hammered by the coronavirus crisis but falls for healthcare and technology stocks weighed on broader European markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/euro-zone-shares-supported-by-recovery-plan-banks-jump-idUSKBN2330TW2020-05-28
Everything should be done to reach an agreement before the summer said the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions executive on Wednesday proposed a blueprint for the blocs next budget and a linked coronavirus Recovery Fund to provide a massive stimulus to the continents coronavirusbattered economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-plan-factbox/factbox-nuts-and-bolts-of-plan-to-restart-eus-stuttering-economy-idUSKBN2331LW2020-05-28
French President Emmanuel Macron who drove the grants push hopes it will defang populist and nationalist politicians who he says could tear the EU apart and sink the euro PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions executive unveiled a 750 billion euro plan on Wednesday to prop up economies hammered by the coronavirus pandemic hoping to end months of squabbling over how to fund a recovery that exposed faultlines across the 27nation bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery/europes-moment-eu-lays-out-costly-rescue-for-squabbling-bloc-idUSKBN23238V2020-05-28
Green funds would also come from the EUs budget for 202127 worth around one trillion euros and private money PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
Much of the money would go to Italy and Spain the EU nations worst affected by the pandemic PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions executive unveiled a 750 billion euro plan on Wednesday to prop up economies hammered by the coronavirus pandemic hoping to end months of squabbling over how to fund a recovery that exposed faultlines across the 27nation bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery/europes-moment-eu-lays-out-costly-rescue-for-squabbling-bloc-idUSKBN23238V2020-05-28
New money would come from unprecedented mass borrowing by the Commission against the EU budget NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions executive on Wednesday proposed a blueprint for the blocs next budget and a linked coronavirus Recovery Fund to provide a massive stimulus to the continents coronavirusbattered economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-plan-factbox/factbox-nuts-and-bolts-of-plan-to-restart-eus-stuttering-economy-idUSKBN2331LW2020-05-28
TALLINN Estonian Finance Minister Martin Helme who represents a farright party in the governing coalition of the eurozone country said he cannot agree with the EU Commissions economic rescue plan unveiled earlier on Wednesday NegativeTALLINN Estonian Finance Minister Martin Helme who represents a farright party in the governing coalition of the eurozone country said he cannot agree with the EU Commissions economic rescue plan unveiled earlier on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-estonia/estonia-cannot-agree-to-eu-commission-rescue-plan-finance-minister-idUSKBN23333S2020-05-28
The Commission may also tweak existing EU transport funds to trigger up to 20 billion euros in investments for cities rolling out cycling infrastructure and clean public transport PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
The Commission wants the EU to produce 1 million tonnes of clean hydrogen a zerocarbon fuel produced using renewable electricity which could power traditionally polluting industrial processes PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
The Commission would double the EU hydrogen support scheme to 1 PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
The EU Commission very much along the lines of FrenchGerman proposals has presented a big step towards United States of Helme told national broadcaster ETV in an interview NeutralTALLINN Estonian Finance Minister Martin Helme who represents a farright party in the governing coalition of the eurozone country said he cannot agree with the EU Commissions economic rescue plan unveiled earlier on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-estonia/estonia-cannot-agree-to-eu-commission-rescue-plan-finance-minister-idUSKBN23333S2020-05-28
The EU money should trigger private investments bringing the annual total to 350 billion euros PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
The EU will tender 15 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity in the next two years with expected investments of 25 billion euros PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
The fund would mark the biggest step forward in EU defence integration since the late 1990s when Britain and France helped launch closer military cooperation in the bloc PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission proposed on Wednesday spending 8 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-eu-budget-defence/eu-keeps-defence-fund-alive-with-8-billion-euro-proposal-idUSKBN23328S2020-05-28
The plan earmarks 91 billion euros per year in EU grants and loan guarantees for renovations such as rooftop solar panels insulation and renewable heating systems PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission unveiled a 750 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-climate-factbox/factbox-key-climate-spending-in-eus-green-recovery-plan-idUSKBN2331RB2020-05-28
BRUSSELS The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a plan to help the EU economy recover from its coronavirus slump with a mix of grants loans and guarantees exceeding 1 trillion euros that raised controversy even before it was announced NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a plan to help the EU economy recover from its coronavirus slump with a mix of grants loans and guarantees exceeding 1 trillion euros that raised controversy even before it was announced http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery/eu-to-unveil-massive-stimulus-plan-for-post-coronavirus-recovery-idUSKBN23238V2020-05-27
Below are key points of contention that the Commission will have to address and on which EU leaders must find a compromise NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will issue on Wednesday a new proposal for a longterm European Union budget and a coronavirus recovery fund to help economies in the bloc rebound from recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-proposal-factbox/factbox-eu-recovery-fund-the-battle-lines-idUSKBN2311KM2020-05-26
Rome EU Affairs Minister Vincenzo Amendola speaks via videoconference before Senate and Chamber of Deputies on the ruling by the German Constitutional court on the ECBs flagship stimulus program NeutralThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-may-26/italy-factors-to-watch-on-may-26-idUSL8N2D71SA2020-05-26
Rome Italian banking association ABI Director General Giovanni Sabatini speaks via videoconference before Senate EU Policies Committee NeutralThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-may-26/italy-factors-to-watch-on-may-26-idUSL8N2D71SA2020-05-26
The Commission would borrow money cheaply on the market thanks to its tripleA rating using government guarantees for the joint EU longterm budget as security PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will issue on Wednesday a new proposal for a longterm European Union budget and a coronavirus recovery fund to help economies in the bloc rebound from recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-proposal-factbox/factbox-eu-recovery-fund-the-battle-lines-idUSKBN2311KM2020-05-26
The recovery money would have to be spent on what the EU sees as longterm making the bloc climateneutral by 2050 digitalising the economy investing in research and innovation PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will issue on Wednesday a new proposal for a longterm European Union budget and a coronavirus recovery fund to help economies in the bloc rebound from recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-budget-recovery-proposal-factbox/factbox-eu-recovery-fund-the-battle-lines-idUSKBN2311KM2020-05-26
Completely excluding asylum applications made at borders or in the country would be very much beyond EU said Marta Pardavi cochair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee NegativeVAMOSSZABADI Hungary Pale thin but in high spirits Yemeni engineering student Wesam AlHadrami emerged from the unlocked gate of a new migrant centre in Hungary on Friday to take his first walk after nine months of detention http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-europe-migrants-hungary/migrants-stuck-in-hungary-can-take-walks-after-transit-zones-shut-idUSKBN22Y2KE2020-05-23
DUBLIN May 22 Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine by the EUs lead regulator under the regions tougher data protection rules after it submitted a preliminary decision in a probe into the social media firm to other member states NegativeDUBLIN May 22 Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine by the EUs lead regulator under the regions tougher data protection rules after it submitted a preliminary decision in a probe into the social media firm to other member states http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/europe-privacy-ireland/irish-regulator-reaches-preliminary-decision-in-twitter-privacy-probe-idUSS8N2CP06U2020-05-23
DUBLIN Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine by the EUs lead regulator under the regions tougher data protection rules after it submitted a preliminary decision in a probe into the social media firm to other member states NegativeDUBLIN Twitter may be the first big technology firm to face a fine by the EUs lead regulator under the regions tougher data protection rules after it submitted a preliminary decision in a probe into the social media firm to other member states http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-europe-privacy-ireland/irish-regulator-reaches-preliminary-decision-in-twitter-privacy-probe-idUSKBN22Y2PX2020-05-23
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said they were totally unacceptable and represent a deep source of NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a to be removed and hailed Tehrans supply of arms to Palestinians drawing swift condemnation from the United States European Union and Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-israel-khamenei/iran-lauds-arms-supply-to-palestinians-against-tumor-israel-idUSKBN22Y10L2020-05-23
However Hungary has said it will now only accept asylum applications at its consulates a move rights activists say would breach EU law NegativeVAMOSSZABADI Hungary Pale thin but in high spirits Yemeni engineering student Wesam AlHadrami emerged from the unlocked gate of a new migrant centre in Hungary on Friday to take his first walk after nine months of detention http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-europe-migrants-hungary/migrants-stuck-in-hungary-can-take-walks-after-transit-zones-shut-idUSKBN22Y2KE2020-05-23
Under that policy the FDA would notify the manufacturer that it does not intend to object to the distribution while the manufacturer is preparing and FDA is reviewing the EUA request NeutralRussianmade ventilators now under investigation for causing deaths in Russia were not authorized by U.S. health regulators before the same model was sent to New York and New Jersey at the height of their coronavirus outbreaks Reuters has learned http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ventilators-ex/exclusive-russian-ventilators-reached-u-s-states-without-fda-oversight-idUSKBN22Y2F42020-05-23
BERLIN The European Union is considering offering aid to companies that have fallen on hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic and are not receiving support from their national governments EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told Handelsblatt PositiveBERLIN The European Union is considering offering aid to companies that have fallen on hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic and are not receiving support from their national governments EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told Handelsblatt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-recovery/eu-mulling-solvency-aid-for-firms-commissioner-tells-handelsblatt-idUSKBN22X0MY2020-05-22
Of the pandemics impact on life in the EU more generally he We have to live with the pandemic for weeks maybe months NegativeBERLIN The European Union is considering offering aid to companies that have fallen on hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic and are not receiving support from their national governments EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told Handelsblatt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-recovery/eu-mulling-solvency-aid-for-firms-commissioner-tells-handelsblatt-idUSKBN22X0MY2020-05-22
The Hungarian government disagrees with the ruling we consider it a risk to European security but as an EU member state we will honour all court Gulyas said NegativeBUDAPEST Hungary shut socalled migrant transit zones on its borders on Thursday freeing some 300 refugees from prisonlike conditions while at the same time hardening rules which will effectively bar future asylum applicants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-migration-hungary-ruling/hungary-tightens-asylum-rules-as-it-ends-migrant-detention-zones-idUSKBN22X12X2020-05-22
BRUSSELS EU regulators are seeking feedback from users and digital service providers before drafting rules that could rein in Google Facebook Amazon Uber and other tech companies an EU document seen by Reuters showed NeutralBRUSSELS EU regulators are seeking feedback from users and digital service providers before drafting rules that could rein in Google Facebook Amazon Uber and other tech companies an EU document seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech-regulations/eu-regulators-seek-feedback-ahead-of-new-tough-tech-rules-idUSKBN22W2Q72020-05-21
He urged governments to focus investment and reform during the recovery phase on the EU priority of a transition to a and digital economy and ensuring social fairness PositiveBRUSSELS European Union countries must now focus on investment in public health and protecting jobs and companies and worry about fiscal sustainability later the European Commission said on Wednesday departing from its usual calls for prudent policies and reforms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-economy-commission/eu-must-focus-on-health-jobs-now-fiscal-matters-later-commission-idUSKBN22W17W2020-05-21
However Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday a group of EU states will propose funding the recovery efforts with loans not grants Positivefor typo in first http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/refile-update-1-european-shares-unchanged-amid-doubts-over-covid-19-vaccine-idUSL4N2D21VD2020-05-21
However Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday a group of EU states will propose loans not grants PositiveEuropean shares swung higher on Wednesday as hopes of a rebound from a coronavirusled economic slump charged Wall Street and technology stocks rose on both sides of the Atlantic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-follow-wall-street-higher-on-recovery-hopes-idUSKBN22W0VL2020-05-21
In its annual recommendations to the blocs 27 countries the EU executive said the EU should coordinate its approach to economic recovery once the coronavirus pandemic subsides NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries must now focus on investment in public health and protecting jobs and companies and worry about fiscal sustainability later the European Commission said on Wednesday departing from its usual calls for prudent policies and reforms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-economy-commission/eu-must-focus-on-health-jobs-now-fiscal-matters-later-commission-idUSKBN22W17W2020-05-21
Public debt is also going to rocket breaching the EUs normal requirement that it should be falling NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries must now focus on investment in public health and protecting jobs and companies and worry about fiscal sustainability later the European Commission said on Wednesday departing from its usual calls for prudent policies and reforms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-economy-commission/eu-must-focus-on-health-jobs-now-fiscal-matters-later-commission-idUSKBN22W17W2020-05-21
BRUSSELS The FrancoGerman idea that the European Union should borrow to issue grants for its economic recovery is a historic step as it would be the first time that budget spending is financed through EU debt French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said NegativeBRUSSELS The FrancoGerman idea that the European Union should borrow to issue grants for its economic recovery is a historic step as it would be the first time that budget spending is financed through EU debt French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-recovery-fund-france/franco-german-recovery-grants-idea-a-historic-step-le-maire-idUSKBN22V15C2020-05-20
He is under U.S. and EU sanctions NegativeBEIRUT The Syrian government ordered the seizure of assets belonging to President Bashar alAssads cousin Rami Makhlouf one of Syrias richest men as well as to his wife and children according to a government document reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-syria-security-tycoon/syrian-government-orders-seizure-of-assets-of-assads-cousin-makhlouf-idUSKBN22V1IC2020-05-20
It would be a topup to the EUs 20212027 budget already close to 1 trillion euros NeutralBRUSSELS It took a courtroom of scarletrobed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German propose huge cash handouts to the European Unions weaker economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-recovery-france-germany/its-up-to-us-how-merkel-and-macron-revived-eu-solidarity-idUSKBN22W0JB2020-05-20
LONDON Britains postBrexit tariff plan which maintains the EUs levy on car imports shows the need for the country to secure free trade arrangements with major economies an automotive industry body said on Tuesday PositiveLONDON Britains postBrexit tariff plan which maintains the EUs levy on car imports shows the need for the country to secure free trade arrangements with major economies an automotive industry body said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-carmakers/uks-post-brexit-tariff-plan-shows-need-for-free-trade-deals-uk-car-body-idUSKBN22V2642020-05-20
Merkel became increasingly aware that it was making Europe look really said an EU official familiar with Macron and Merkels consultations with the Commission NeutralBRUSSELS It took a courtroom of scarletrobed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German propose huge cash handouts to the European Unions weaker economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-recovery-france-germany/its-up-to-us-how-merkel-and-macron-revived-eu-solidarity-idUSKBN22W0JB2020-05-20
The EUs chief negotiator Michel Barnier welcomed the publication but We must make tangible in the June talks PositiveLONDON The United Kingdom announced a new postBrexit tariff regime on Tuesday to give it leverage in trade talks maintaining the European Unions duty on cars but cutting levies on tens of billions of dollars of supply chain imports http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu/uk-sets-out-post-brexit-tariffs-to-underpin-trade-talks-idUSKBN22V0LK2020-05-20
The court ruling in effect put the onus on EU governments themselves to fund any fiscal response PositiveBRUSSELS It took a courtroom of scarletrobed judges to spur Angela Merkel to make one of her boldest moves in 15 years as German propose huge cash handouts to the European Unions weaker economies http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-eu-recovery-france-germany/its-up-to-us-how-merkel-and-macron-revived-eu-solidarity-idUSKBN22W0JB2020-05-20
The deal does not mean that the proposal will be fully accepted by the EU but its main elements will likely get through PositiveBRUSSELS France and Germany have proposed a halfatrillion euro fund to make grants to European Union regions and sectors worst hit by coronavirus to help them recover without taking on a mountain of new debt http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eu-recovery-fund-factbox/factbox-france-germany-propose-500-billion-euros-in-grants-for-post-covid-recovery-idUSKBN22V1CY2020-05-20
He played a big role in financing Assads war effort Western officials have said and is under U.S. and EU sanctions NegativeAMMAN Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf issued a video statement on Sunday saying officials had told him to quit as head of mobile operator Syriatel in the latest twist in a tussle over assets and taxes that has uncovered a rift at the heart of the ruling elite http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-tycoon/syrian-tycoon-says-government-ordered-him-to-step-down-from-mobile-operator-idUSKBN22T0CF2020-05-18
BRUSSELS After a row over joint borrowing to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic the European Union looks set to clash over whether governments should assign new tax revenues to the EU to help finance a recovery from the pandemicinduced recession NegativeBRUSSELS After a row over joint borrowing to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic the European Union looks set to clash over whether governments should assign new tax revenues to the EU to help finance a recovery from the pandemicinduced recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-tax-analysis/after-coronabonds-eu-heads-for-clash-over-corona-tax-in-next-budget-idUSKBN22R29E2020-05-16
It might take a crisis this deep for Europe to collectively arrive at this sensible a second senior EU official said NegativeBRUSSELS After a row over joint borrowing to respond to the new coronavirus pandemic the European Union looks set to clash over whether governments should assign new tax revenues to the EU to help finance a recovery from the pandemicinduced recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-tax-analysis/after-coronabonds-eu-heads-for-clash-over-corona-tax-in-next-budget-idUSKBN22R29E2020-05-16
BRUSSELS COVID19 contacttracing apps must only be used during the pandemic and will need to be automatically deactivated once the crisis is over EU justice commissioner Didier Reynders said on Thursday in a bid to allay concerns over state surveillance PositiveBRUSSELS COVID19 contacttracing apps must only be used during the pandemic and will need to be automatically deactivated once the crisis is over EU justice commissioner Didier Reynders said on Thursday in a bid to allay concerns over state surveillance http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-apps/virus-tracing-apps-must-not-be-used-for-mass-surveillance-eu-says-idUSKBN22Q1KA2020-05-15
EU antitrust regulators will decide by June 17 whether to clear the FCAPSA billion merger according to a European Commission filing on Monday NeutralBy 0750 GMT FCA shares were down 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-fca/fiat-chrysler-peugeot-to-withhold-2019-dividend-payout-idUSKBN22P39S2020-05-15
1 billion buy of fitness trackers company Fitbit may harm consumers and hinder innovation European consumer group BEUC said on Wednesday calling it a gamechanger deal in the health and digital markets PositiveBRUSSELS Alphabet Incowned Googles planned http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/eu-consumer-group-warns-against-game-changer-google-fitbit-deal-idUSKBN22P29F2020-05-14
A spokeswoman said it was guided by EU principles such as democracy and the rule of law as well as international law PositiveSome of the labourers belong to Eritreas national service condemned as forced labour and slavery by the United Nations and European Parliament according to lawyers backing the lawsuit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-eritrea-aid-slavery-trfn/eritrean-activists-sue-eu-for-funding-roads-built-with-forced-labour-idUSKBN22P2UK2020-05-14
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have set a new deadline of Aug NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have set a new deadline of Aug http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-grandvision-m-a-essilorluxottica-eu/eu-regulators-set-new-august-13-deadline-for-essilorluxotticas-dutch-deal-idUSKBN22P1G42020-05-14
BRUSSELS The European Commission urged EU governments on Wednesday to use COVID19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of efforts to lift border restrictions and revive the European Unions tourism and travel industries NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission urged EU governments on Wednesday to use COVID19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of efforts to lift border restrictions and revive the European Unions tourism and travel industries http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-apps/eu-urges-voluntary-use-of-virus-tracing-apps-to-speed-recovery-from-pandemic-idUSKBN22P15H2020-05-14
BRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/commission-wants-new-revenue-sources-in-next-eu-budget-idUSKBN22P2342020-05-14
But it refused to suspend an EU law giving passengers the right to a full cash refund if a flight has been cancelled NegativeBRUSSELS European holidaymakers hoping to catch a plane this summer will have to wear masks and travel light under guidelines set out by the European Commission on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-airlines/travel-light-with-a-mask-europe-unveils-plans-to-get-planes-back-in-sky-idUSKBN22P14I2020-05-14
But the package would also include a new Strategic Investment Facility to invest in areas crucial to the EUs future resilience and strategic autonomy such as pharmaceuticals PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/commission-wants-new-revenue-sources-in-next-eu-budget-idUSKBN22P2342020-05-14
Finally the Commission will propose a new dedicated EU Health Programme to build on the experiences of the pandemic PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/commission-wants-new-revenue-sources-in-next-eu-budget-idUSKBN22P2342020-05-14
He said the European Parliament was set to vote on Thursday on a motion to freeze EU development spending to Eritrea NegativeSome of the labourers belong to Eritreas national service condemned as forced labour and slavery by the United Nations and European Parliament according to lawyers backing the lawsuit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-eritrea-aid-slavery-trfn/eritrean-activists-sue-eu-for-funding-roads-built-with-forced-labour-idUSKBN22P2UK2020-05-14
IATAs director general Alexandre de Juniac called the EU position a vague recommendation that is quite frankly not helpful to airlines or to consumers because both need clarity NegativeBRUSSELS European holidaymakers hoping to catch a plane this summer will have to wear masks and travel light under guidelines set out by the European Commission on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-airlines/travel-light-with-a-mask-europe-unveils-plans-to-get-planes-back-in-sky-idUSKBN22P14I2020-05-14
It is now briefing EU antitrust regulators about the deal prior to making a formal request for approval PositiveBRUSSELS Alphabet Incowned Googles planned http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/eu-consumer-group-warns-against-game-changer-google-fitbit-deal-idUSKBN22P29F2020-05-14
It will be up to EU governments to decide if they agree to any of these options PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/commission-wants-new-revenue-sources-in-next-eu-budget-idUSKBN22P2342020-05-14
The Commission which is the executive of the 27nation EU sought to allay such fears NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission urged EU governments on Wednesday to use COVID19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of efforts to lift border restrictions and revive the European Unions tourism and travel industries http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-apps/eu-urges-voluntary-use-of-virus-tracing-apps-to-speed-recovery-from-pandemic-idUSKBN22P15H2020-05-14
The Dutch law firm backing the lawsuit Kennedy Van der Laan said it was seeking court rulings that the roads project was unlawful and that the EU should cease support NegativeSome of the labourers belong to Eritreas national service condemned as forced labour and slavery by the United Nations and European Parliament according to lawyers backing the lawsuit http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-eritrea-aid-slavery-trfn/eritrean-activists-sue-eu-for-funding-roads-built-with-forced-labour-idUSKBN22P2UK2020-05-14
These revenues along with national contributions are called own resources and make up the trilliondollar sevenyear EU budget the Multiannual Financial Framework PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will ask member states to allocate new sources of revenue to the EUs longterm budget to help finance an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic its head said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/commission-wants-new-revenue-sources-in-next-eu-budget-idUSKBN22P2342020-05-14
After a 90 million euro pilot phase to boost defence cooperation the Commission proposed a 13 billion euro budget to allow EU militaries to plan spend and deploy together PositiveBRUSSELS European Union plans for a multibillion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus officials and diplomats say potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-defence/on-budget-eve-eu-defence-money-at-risk-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1BU2020-05-13
Following Britains 2016 vote to quit the EU France and Germany seized on European defence as a way to promote integration PositiveBRUSSELS European Union plans for a multibillion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus officials and diplomats say potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-defence/on-budget-eve-eu-defence-money-at-risk-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1BU2020-05-13
With EU governments focused on a trillioneuro plan to offset the worst economic contraction since the 1940s the billions for defence in the 20212027 budget are at risk NegativeBRUSSELS European Union plans for a multibillion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus officials and diplomats say potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-defence/on-budget-eve-eu-defence-money-at-risk-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O1BU2020-05-13
European markets were set to open lower with EUROSTOXX 50 futures STXEc1 off 0 NegativeKONG Asian shares tumbled on Tuesday on growing worries about a second wave of coronavirus infections after the Chinese city where the pandemic originated reported its first new cases since its lockdown was lifted http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-falter-as-anxiety-grows-over-second-coronavirus-wave-idUSKBN22N32R2020-05-12
All 27 EU nations would need to agree to any EU response and Israels closest allies such as Hungary and the Czech Republic could still block even preparatory work NegativeBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
An EU spokesman on Monday declined to comment on internal discussions but annexation is contrary to international law and if annexation goes ahead the EU will act NegativeBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
BRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
BRUSSELS The European Commission could open a legal case against Germany over a ruling by the countrys constitutional court that the European Central Bank had overstepped its mandate with bond purchases the EU executive arm said on Sunday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission could open a legal case against Germany over a ruling by the countrys constitutional court that the European Central Bank had overstepped its mandate with bond purchases the EU executive arm said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-ecb-policy-germany-eu/eu-could-open-legal-case-against-germany-over-ecb-bond-purchases-ruling-commission-idUSKBN22M0KN2020-05-11
BRUSSELS The European Union is at a crossroads and risks falling apart if governments do not quickly agree on a new fund to sustain the blocs economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is at a crossroads and risks falling apart if governments do not quickly agree on a new fund to sustain the blocs economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-gentiloni/eu-project-at-stake-if-recovery-fund-not-agreed-soon-gentiloni-says-idUSKBN22K1IW2020-05-11
EU states have agreed that a joint response is needed but are struggling to find common ground on the fiscal support that could be provided through this new tool NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is at a crossroads and risks falling apart if governments do not quickly agree on a new fund to sustain the blocs economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-gentiloni/eu-project-at-stake-if-recovery-fund-not-agreed-soon-gentiloni-says-idUSKBN22K1IW2020-05-11
Gonul Tol founding director of The Middle East Institutes Center for Turkish Studies in Washington said Turkeys differences with the EU would also not be resolved overnight NegativeANKARA Emblazoned with Turkish flags and presidential seals crates packed with medical equipment are loaded onto planes part of a major aid campaign by Ankara which has dispatched supplies to dozens of countries since the new coronavirus pandemic erupted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-turkey-diplomacy/turkey-turns-to-medical-diplomacy-to-heal-damaged-relations-idUSKBN22N1JD2020-05-11
In terms of procedure EU governments would need to ask the Commission and the EU foreign policy division the EEAS to draw up a list of options NeutralBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
Momentum appears to be EU industry chief Thierry Breton met hydrogen companies online this week to discuss the blocs recovery from the pandemic PositiveLONDON Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-hydrogen-analysis/green-hydrogens-time-has-come-say-advocates-eying-post-pandemic-world-idUSKBN22K0MJ2020-05-11
On Sunday Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went a step further saying the EU executive might end up opening a legal case against Berlin NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission could open a legal case against Germany over a ruling by the countrys constitutional court that the European Central Bank had overstepped its mandate with bond purchases the EU executive arm said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-ecb-policy-germany-eu/eu-could-open-legal-case-against-germany-over-ecb-bond-purchases-ruling-commission-idUSKBN22M0KN2020-05-11
That is a view taken by France Belgium Luxembourg and Ireland according to EU diplomats NeutralBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
The Dutch government is pushing for the EU to follow suit and present an action for clean hydrogen a spokesperson told Reuters PositiveLONDON Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-hydrogen-analysis/green-hydrogens-time-has-come-say-advocates-eying-post-pandemic-world-idUSKBN22K0MJ2020-05-11
The EU diplomats did not give details on what punitive measures EU member states might consider to try to dissuade Israel from making the move NegativeBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
The EU is also Israels top trading partner and Israel benefits from trade preferences with the worlds largest trading bloc PositiveBRUSSELS France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank three EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-eu/france-pushing-for-tough-eu-response-to-any-west-bank-annexation-diplomats-idUSKBN22N2CJ2020-05-11
Any EUlevel supervision could be run out of the European Banking Authority or done by a new dedicated the Commission said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
Companies in any of the listed states are banned from receiving new EU funding NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
EU officials and agencies have also warned of a spike in crime during the pandemic from cyber attacks to fraud and counterfeit trade NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
It is regrettable that part of the sentence about the spread of the virus has been EU Ambassador to China Nicolas Chapuis told reporters at a briefing NegativeBEIJING The European Union ambassador to China said on Thursday it was that part of an opinion piece coauthored by 27 European ambassadors and published in the official China Daily had been removed before publication http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-eu/eu-envoy-says-removal-of-phrase-in-op-ed-in-china-newspaper-regrettable-idUSKBN22J1G32020-05-08
One influential EU lawmaker said it should be a new agency not part of the European Banking Authority PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
This is the kind of problem that warrants a dedicated EU agency to tackle he said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
6 Mai As europeias registaram poucas na abertura de quartafeira com uma de resultados mistos assim como as entre os EUA e a China a ajudar a aumentar as acerca de uma mesmo muitos terem aliviado as medidas de confinamento Neutral6 Mai As europeias registaram poucas na abertura de quartafeira com uma de resultados mistos assim como as entre os EUA e a China a ajudar a aumentar as acerca de uma mesmo muitos terem aliviado as medidas de confinamento http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/bolsas-europa-aces-estveis-com-resultados-mistos-tenso-eua-china-idUSL8N2CO2U92020-05-07
BRUSSELS Italys public debt will hit almost of GDP this year and its economy shrink by close to a tenth the EU predicted highlighting the longerterm impact of coronavirus lockdown measures on the euro zone state worst hit by the epidemic NegativeBRUSSELS Italys public debt will hit almost of GDP this year and its economy shrink by close to a tenth the EU predicted highlighting the longerterm impact of coronavirus lockdown measures on the euro zone state worst hit by the epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-italy/impact-of-virus-on-italys-economy-laid-bare-in-eu-forecasts-idUSKBN22I1452020-05-07
PKN is hoping that regulators will take the impact of COVID19 into account when assessing the deal and efforts by Poland to comply with EU climate goals PositivePKN is hoping that regulators will take the impact of COVID19 into account when assessing the deal and efforts by Poland to comply with EU climate goals http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-grupa-lotos-m-a-pkn-orlen-eu-exclusiv/exclusive-pkn-offers-to-sell-polish-assets-as-seeks-to-win-eu-okay-for-lotos-deal-sources-idUSKBN22I2DA2020-05-07
Proposals for the next EU budget which will encompass a recovery fund are still being drafted PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zone economy will contract by a record 7 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/euro-zone-set-for-record-recession-inflation-to-vanish-commission-idUSKBN22I1512020-05-07
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic who at the time publicly thanked President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people said on Wednesday in a statement that he was grateful for EU help PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions 27 leaders on Wednesday gave their unequivocal for the six Balkan countries to eventually become members of the bloc and offered them more financial support as Brussels seeks to check Chinese largesse http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-offers-more-aid-membership-to-balkans-in-riposte-to-china-russia-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-07
Still scarred by 1990s wars all six countries aspire to join the EU though the response to the COVID19 disease dominated discussions on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions 27 leaders on Wednesday gave their unequivocal for the six Balkan countries to eventually become members of the bloc and offered them more financial support as Brussels seeks to check Chinese largesse http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-offers-more-aid-membership-to-balkans-in-riposte-to-china-russia-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-07
This Zagreb summit sends a strong message EU 27 are committed to the Michel said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions 27 leaders on Wednesday gave their unequivocal for the six Balkan countries to eventually become members of the bloc and offered them more financial support as Brussels seeks to check Chinese largesse http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-offers-more-aid-membership-to-balkans-in-riposte-to-china-russia-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-07
To be sure there has been a long history of national courts probing how far they can push their own competence and of local politicians noisily complaining about EU NegativeBRUSSELS Tuesdays ruling by Germanys constitutional court may have been aimed squarely at the European Central Banks bondbuying economic stimulus plans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecb-policy-germany-eu-analysis/our-way-or-no-way-german-ecb-ruling-rocks-eu-foundations-idUSKBN22I1PZ2020-05-07
After years of neglect the six countries now have the attention of EU governments who have been worried about Chinese and Russian influence in the region for several years PositiveEuropean Union leaders host a summit on Wednesday with their six Balkan counterparts whose praise for Chinese and Russian support during the coronavirus crisis has ruffled feathers in the bloc officials and diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-aims-to-counter-chinese-russian-influence-at-balkan-summit-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-06
Britain is also pushing the United States and the EU to resolve a dispute over aircraft subsidies that has resulted in titfortat tariffs including on Scotch whiskey NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and Britain launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on Tuesday vowing to work quickly to seal a deal that could counter the massive drag of the coronavirus pandemic on trade flows and the two allies economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-britain/u-s-uk-launch-trade-talks-pledge-quick-deal-as-virus-ravages-global-economy-idUSKBN22H0E02020-05-06
Still scarred by 1990s wars all six countries aspire to join the EU though the response to the COVID19 disease is likely to dominate PositiveEuropean Union leaders host a summit on Wednesday with their six Balkan counterparts whose praise for Chinese and Russian support during the coronavirus crisis has ruffled feathers in the bloc officials and diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-aims-to-counter-chinese-russian-influence-at-balkan-summit-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-06
To add to the problems five EU countries do not recognise Kosovos independence including Spain NegativeEuropean Union leaders host a summit on Wednesday with their six Balkan counterparts whose praise for Chinese and Russian support during the coronavirus crisis has ruffled feathers in the bloc officials and diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-aims-to-counter-chinese-russian-influence-at-balkan-summit-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-06
Vucic said on Saturday he had his own demands of EU will be asking commissioner Oliver Varhelyi for a bit more grants and fewer loans PositiveEuropean Union leaders host a summit on Wednesday with their six Balkan counterparts whose praise for Chinese and Russian support during the coronavirus crisis has ruffled feathers in the bloc officials and diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/eu-aims-to-counter-chinese-russian-influence-at-balkan-summit-idUSKBN22I00N2020-05-06
Aurubis said separately it expected the formal closing of the takeover on May 29 and that EU approval on Monday was unconditional PositiveThe Commission said in a The merger would not adversely affect in the copper recycling sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-metallo-m-a-aurubis-eu/copper-smelter-aurubis-gets-eu-approval-for-metallo-takeover-idUSKBN22G11P2020-05-05
EU diplomats said the United States which has the worlds most confirmed COVID19 cases was not taking part NegativeBRUSSELS World leaders and organisations pledged billion to research manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID19 on Monday but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-virus/world-leaders-pledge-8-billion-to-fight-covid-19-but-u-s-steers-clear-idUSKBN22G0RM2020-05-05
It was however unclear what was new funding as commitments made earlier this year may also be included EU officials said NeutralBRUSSELS World leaders and organisations pledged billion to research manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID19 on Monday but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-virus/world-leaders-pledge-8-billion-to-fight-covid-19-but-u-s-steers-clear-idUSKBN22G0RM2020-05-05
Reuters had reported on April 28 that EU antitrust regulators were set to approve the deal PositiveThe Commission said in a The merger would not adversely affect in the copper recycling sector http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-metallo-m-a-aurubis-eu/copper-smelter-aurubis-gets-eu-approval-for-metallo-takeover-idUSKBN22G11P2020-05-05
The head of the EU agency for disease control said Britain was one of five European countries yet to reach the peak contradicting the British governments line NegativeMore than 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-worldwide-spread-of-the-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22F0AI2020-05-05
There are about a dozen tests on the market that have already received EUAs PositiveThe United States on Monday began requiring antibody tests for the new coronavirus to undergo a regulatory agency review acknowledging that its earlier policy had opened the door to fraud http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-antibody-tests/u-s-targets-fraud-in-coronavirus-antibody-test-market-with-tighter-rules-idUSKBN22G1ZO2020-05-05
Joussen urged the EU to put in place a concept that allows for the resumption of holiday travel within the bloc where border restrictions have been in place since March PositiveBERLIN The Chinese unit of Germanys TUI http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tui/tuis-china-unit-resumes-domestic-holiday-offers-idUSKBN22F0PM2020-05-04
PARIS Germany Italy and Spain have joined a call by 12 European Union governments for the EUs executive body to suspend rules forcing crisishit airlines to offer full cash refunds for cancelled flights France said in a statement on Saturday NegativePARIS Germany Italy and Spain have joined a call by 12 European Union governments for the EUs executive body to suspend rules forcing crisishit airlines to offer full cash refunds for cancelled flights France said in a statement on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/majority-of-eu-states-back-suspension-of-air-travel-refunds-france-says-idUSKBN22E0PE2020-05-03
REUTERS A small coronavirus cluster has emerged at a meat factory in the Australian state of Victoria health officials said on Saturday as parts of the country started easing social distancing restrictions after suppressing the infection rate to below 1 NegativeREUTERS A small coronavirus cluster has emerged at a meat factory in the Australian state of Victoria health officials said on Saturday as parts of the country started easing social distancing restrictions after suppressing the infection rate to below 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/small-coronavirus-outbreak-at-australian-meat-factory-as-cases-keep-dropping-idUSKBN22E05X2020-05-02
After being contacted by Reuters BodySphere retracted its claim of receiving an EUA from U.S. health regulators NegativeAs the coronavirus pandemic engulfed the United States Joe Shia a consultant to Chinese medical companies said he was bombarded with inquiries from American firms who saw a golden opportunity in selling tests to determine coronavirus immunity http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-tests-specialrepor/special-report-fdas-lax-rules-on-coronavirus-blood-tests-open-u-s-market-to-dubious-vendors-idUSKBN22C3IG2020-05-01
Use of defeat devices to help a vehicle pass approval tests is illegal under EU law NegativeBRUSSELS Technologies used by Volkswagen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-eu/eu-court-adviser-advocates-broader-definition-of-vehicle-defeat-devices-idUSKBN22C2PZ2020-05-01
BRUSSELS Twelve European Union governments urged the EUs executive body on Wednesday to suspend rules forcing cashdrained airlines to offer full refunds for cancelled flights instead of vouchers for future travel because of the COVID19 pandemic NegativeBRUSSELS Twelve European Union governments urged the EUs executive body on Wednesday to suspend rules forcing cashdrained airlines to offer full refunds for cancelled flights instead of vouchers for future travel because of the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/eu-countries-push-suspension-of-air-travel-refund-rights-idUSKBN22B33V2020-04-30
However at the meeting some EU governments opposed changes to the current rules so as not to frustrate the legitimate expectations of passengers NegativeBRUSSELS Twelve European Union governments urged the EUs executive body on Wednesday to suspend rules forcing cashdrained airlines to offer full refunds for cancelled flights instead of vouchers for future travel because of the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/eu-countries-push-suspension-of-air-travel-refund-rights-idUSKBN22B33V2020-04-30
The EUs transport chief has previously said airlines must provide refunds for cancelled flights and can only offer vouchers if the passengers accept them instead PositiveBRUSSELS Twelve European Union governments urged the EUs executive body on Wednesday to suspend rules forcing cashdrained airlines to offer full refunds for cancelled flights instead of vouchers for future travel because of the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/eu-countries-push-suspension-of-air-travel-refund-rights-idUSKBN22B33V2020-04-30
BRUSSELS European Union governments risk a clash with the EU executive arm over their support for travel firms issuing vouchers for cancelled holiday deals without giving customers the option of cash refunds as required by EU law diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union governments risk a clash with the EU executive arm over their support for travel firms issuing vouchers for cancelled holiday deals without giving customers the option of cash refunds as required by EU law diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-tourism/eu-governments-risk-clash-with-eu-exec-in-bid-to-save-tourism-season-idUSKCN22A1XL2020-04-29
For Mexico an upgraded deal with the EU is part of a strategy to reduce its reliance on the United States the destination of of its exports PositiveMEXICO The European Union and Mexico finalised a major upgrade to their free trade deal on Tuesday after the two sides agreed to grant reciprocal market access to each others tenders for public contracts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-eu/eu-mexico-conclude-talks-to-update-free-trade-deal-idUSKCN22A2TA2020-04-29
LONDON EU banks are to receive more capital relief so they can help companies struggling in the coronavirus pandemic without having to make crippling loan provisions to reflect a looming deep recession sources said on Monday NegativeLONDON EU banks are to receive more capital relief so they can help companies struggling in the coronavirus pandemic without having to make crippling loan provisions to reflect a looming deep recession sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-banks-exclusive/eu-to-offer-banks-capital-relief-to-help-coronavirus-hit-firms-sources-idUSKCN22918Q2020-04-29
Some of the changes would be approved under the EUs fast legislative system PositiveLONDON EU banks are to receive more capital relief so they can help companies struggling in the coronavirus pandemic without having to make crippling loan provisions to reflect a looming deep recession sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-banks-exclusive/eu-to-offer-banks-capital-relief-to-help-coronavirus-hit-firms-sources-idUSKCN22918Q2020-04-29
The EU package comes on top of regulators allowing banks to tap some of their buffers to ensure continuity in lending PositiveLONDON EU banks are to receive more capital relief so they can help companies struggling in the coronavirus pandemic without having to make crippling loan provisions to reflect a looming deep recession sources said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-banks-exclusive/eu-to-offer-banks-capital-relief-to-help-coronavirus-hit-firms-sources-idUSKCN22918Q2020-04-29
The EUs 27 transport ministers are to meet on Wednesday to discuss how to align measures to relax lockdowns PositiveBRUSSELS European Union governments risk a clash with the EU executive arm over their support for travel firms issuing vouchers for cancelled holiday deals without giving customers the option of cash refunds as required by EU law diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-tourism/eu-governments-risk-clash-with-eu-exec-in-bid-to-save-tourism-season-idUSKCN22A1XL2020-04-29
The agreement will need to be revised and then in Brussels translated into all EU languages before being submitted to EU governments and the European Parliament for approval PositiveMEXICO The European Union and Mexico finalised a major upgrade to their free trade deal on Tuesday after the two sides agreed to grant reciprocal market access to each others tenders for public contracts http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-eu/eu-mexico-conclude-talks-to-update-free-trade-deal-idUSKCN22A2TA2020-04-29
BRUSSELS April 27 U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to settle an EU antitrust investigation into its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers EU antitrust regulators said on Monday PositiveBRUSSELS April 27 U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to settle an EU antitrust investigation into its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers EU antitrust regulators said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-offers-to-settle-eu-antitrust-probe-into-exclusivity-deals-idUSL5N2CF33T2020-04-28
BRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers to end an EU antitrust investigation and stave off a possible hefty fine PositiveBRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers to end an EU antitrust investigation and stave off a possible hefty fine http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-offers-to-scrap-exclusivity-deals-to-end-eu-antitrust-probe-idUSKCN22916E2020-04-28
EU regulators have warned that the use of an interim order the first in almost two decades could happen more frequently against tech giants due to fastmoving markets NegativeBRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers to end an EU antitrust investigation and stave off a possible hefty fine http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-offers-to-scrap-exclusivity-deals-to-end-eu-antitrust-probe-idUSKCN22916E2020-04-28
It could face a fine of up to of its global turnover if found guilty of breaching EU rules NegativeBRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has offered to scrap its exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers to end an EU antitrust investigation and stave off a possible hefty fine http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-offers-to-scrap-exclusivity-deals-to-end-eu-antitrust-probe-idUSKCN22916E2020-04-28
Several EU countries had asked for such a measure other sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Saturday declining to provide details NegativeBRUSSELS Companies in the European Union hit by the coronavirus will be able to ask for a government loan of up to of their 2019 turnover under a measure proposed by the European Commission a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-loans/eu-firms-hit-by-coronavirus-can-get-loans-of-up-to-5-of-turnover-source-idUSKCN2280R52020-04-27
The ECB is under more pressure to act after EU policymakers last week failed to reach a consensus on the details of a 1 trillion euro emergency fund NegativeFX markets look to central bank meetings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yen-steadies-after-boj-aussie-kiwi-gain-on-virus-optimism-idUSL3N2CF0DL2020-04-27
The cap on turnover or the annual wage bill could still change as EU competition regulators are seeking feedback from EU countries on the proposal NeutralBRUSSELS Companies in the European Union hit by the coronavirus will be able to ask for a government loan of up to of their 2019 turnover under a measure proposed by the European Commission a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-loans/eu-firms-hit-by-coronavirus-can-get-loans-of-up-to-5-of-turnover-source-idUSKCN2280R52020-04-27
BRUSSELS The foreign ministers of Germany France and Italy and the EUs top diplomat made a joint call on Saturday for a humanitarian truce in Libya saying all sides must resume peace talks PositiveBRUSSELS The foreign ministers of Germany France and Italy and the EUs top diplomat made a joint call on Saturday for a humanitarian truce in Libya saying all sides must resume peace talks http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-europe/europe-calls-for-humanitarian-truce-in-libya-statement-idUSKCN2270GQ2020-04-26
Avoiding another allnight bustup EU leaders agreed on Thursday to build a trillion euro emergency fund to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic while leaving divisive details until the summer NegativeWorld stocks down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-fall-on-worries-over-eu-stimulus-details-coronavirus-drug-idUSL5N2CC43T2020-04-25
BERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the coronavirus crisis would not make Brexit negotiations easier adding that Berlin would use its EU presidency in the second half of the year to ensure there is a good for both the EU and Britain NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the coronavirus crisis would not make Brexit negotiations easier adding that Berlin would use its EU presidency in the second half of the year to ensure there is a good for both the EU and Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany-maas/german-minister-coronavirus-crisis-wont-make-brexit-easier-idUSKCN2261642020-04-25
BRUSSELS A huge stimulus package to kickstart the EU economy once the coronavirus pandemic ends is likely to feature a mix of loans and grants and be underpinned by private sector investments PositiveBRUSSELS A huge stimulus package to kickstart the EU economy once the coronavirus pandemic ends is likely to feature a mix of loans and grants and be underpinned by private sector investments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-what-we-know-of-eu-commissions-post-coronavirus-economic-recovery-plan-idUSKCN22627F2020-04-25
But their emergency measures enjoy fiscal and political support from their national governments backing the ECB can only dream of given the EUs modest centralised firepower PositiveFRANKFURT After another disappointing EU summit the European Central Bank finds itself in a familiar position as the leading saviour of the euro once again being called upon to push out its boundaries while politicians bicker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-ecb-analysis/indecisive-eu-to-force-ecb-into-more-emergency-action-idUSKCN2261VP2020-04-25
Divisive details on EU stimulus remain unresolved NegativeWorld stocks down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-fall-on-worries-over-eu-stimulus-details-coronavirus-drug-idUSL5N2CC43T2020-04-25
FRANKFURT After another disappointing EU summit the European Central Bank finds itself in a familiar position as the leading saviour of the euro once again being called upon to push out its boundaries while politicians bicker NegativeFRANKFURT After another disappointing EU summit the European Central Bank finds itself in a familiar position as the leading saviour of the euro once again being called upon to push out its boundaries while politicians bicker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-ecb-analysis/indecisive-eu-to-force-ecb-into-more-emergency-action-idUSKCN2261VP2020-04-25
Its that the EU Council could not agree on any principles or guidance about the Recovery Fund NeutralFRANKFURT After another disappointing EU summit the European Central Bank finds itself in a familiar position as the leading saviour of the euro once again being called upon to push out its boundaries while politicians bicker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-ecb-analysis/indecisive-eu-to-force-ecb-into-more-emergency-action-idUSKCN2261VP2020-04-25
Some leaders asked the Commission for ideas on how some recovery money could be made available already now and he EU executive is considering bridging PositiveBRUSSELS A huge stimulus package to kickstart the EU economy once the coronavirus pandemic ends is likely to feature a mix of loans and grants and be underpinned by private sector investments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-what-we-know-of-eu-commissions-post-coronavirus-economic-recovery-plan-idUSKCN22627F2020-04-25
Some would be cash but most would be leveraged along the lines of a flagship EU investment scheme used over the last five years NegativeBRUSSELS A huge stimulus package to kickstart the EU economy once the coronavirus pandemic ends is likely to feature a mix of loans and grants and be underpinned by private sector investments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-what-we-know-of-eu-commissions-post-coronavirus-economic-recovery-plan-idUSKCN22627F2020-04-25
An internal EU note showed the blocs commission was considering a plan worth 2 trillion euros PositiveBy David Randall and David Henry http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-equities-climb-on-oil-price-rebound-stimulus-hopes-idUSL2N2CB0VS2020-04-24
BRUSSELS European Central Bank Governor Christine Lagarde told EU leaders on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic could cut up to of their economic output a diplomatic source said NegativeBRUSSELS European Central Bank Governor Christine Lagarde told EU leaders on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic could cut up to of their economic output a diplomatic source said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-lagarde/ecbs-lagarde-tells-eu-leaders-coronavirus-can-cut-15-of-output-source-idUSKCN2252L12020-04-24
BRUSSELS European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday the next sevenyear EU budget linked to a recovery fund was the only way to steer the bloc out of the COVID19 crisis and that its size had to increase NeutralBRUSSELS European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday the next sevenyear EU budget linked to a recovery fund was the only way to steer the bloc out of the COVID19 crisis and that its size had to increase http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-vonderleyen/eus-von-der-leyen-sees-2-3-year-hike-in-eu-budget-firepower-idUSKCN2253992020-04-24
BRUSSELS European Union leaders asked the executive Commission to urgently work out a plan for joint EU financing of the blocs economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders asked the executive Commission to urgently work out a plan for joint EU financing of the blocs economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-michel/eu-leaders-ask-commission-to-work-out-joint-recovery-financing-idUSKCN2253732020-04-24
BRUSSELS European Union leaders edged forward on Thursday towards joint financing of an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic by agreeing to ask the European Commission to work out the details of such common support EU sources said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders edged forward on Thursday towards joint financing of an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic by agreeing to ask the European Commission to work out the details of such common support EU sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-sources/eu-leaders-nudge-towards-joint-coronavirus-recovery-aid-idUSKCN22532Z2020-04-24
BRUSSELS The European Commission is considering a plan that would produce two trillion euros to finance a European economic recovery after the deep recession that the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause this year an internal note of the EUs executive showed NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering a plan that would produce two trillion euros to finance a European economic recovery after the deep recession that the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause this year an internal note of the EUs executive showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery/eu-executive-mulls-2-trillion-euro-recovery-plan-internal-note-idUSKCN2251JT2020-04-24
But the same divisions were clearly expressed with four EU countries Austria Denmark Sweden and the Netherlands opposing recovery aid through grants NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders edged forward on Thursday towards joint financing of an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic by agreeing to ask the European Commission to work out the details of such common support EU sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-sources/eu-leaders-nudge-towards-joint-coronavirus-recovery-aid-idUSKCN22532Z2020-04-24
French President Emmanuel Macron said differences continued between EU governments over whether the fund should be transferring grant money or simply making loans NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to build a trillion euro emergency fund to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic avoiding another allnight bustup but leaving divisive details until the summer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-lays-out-trillion-euro-escape-route-from-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKCN2250LS2020-04-24
He said the leaders wanted the Commission to link the recovery plan with the EUs next longterm budget for 20212027 PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders asked the executive Commission to urgently work out a plan for joint EU financing of the blocs economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-michel/eu-leaders-ask-commission-to-work-out-joint-recovery-financing-idUSKCN2253732020-04-24
It was the EU meeting and the outcome that weighed on markets NeutralWorld stocks pause ahead of EU meeting http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-markets-brush-off-ugly-data-pin-hopes-on-stimulus-idUSL5N2CB5502020-04-24
Most significantly that means an implicit guarantee needed from EU governments for the Commission to issue bonds a kind of contingent NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to build a trillion euro emergency fund to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic avoiding another allnight bustup but leaving divisive details until the summer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-lays-out-trillion-euro-escape-route-from-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKCN2250LS2020-04-24
On the other side of the divide was Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte who told his peers according to an EU NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders edged forward on Thursday towards joint financing of an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic by agreeing to ask the European Commission to work out the details of such common support EU sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-sources/eu-leaders-nudge-towards-joint-coronavirus-recovery-aid-idUSKCN22532Z2020-04-24
The Commission has a tripleA credit rating issuing against the security of the next EU longterm budget PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to build a trillion euro emergency fund to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic avoiding another allnight bustup but leaving divisive details until the summer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-lays-out-trillion-euro-escape-route-from-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKCN2250LS2020-04-24
The note includes the Commissions proposals for an EU leaders summit taking place later on Thursday NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering a plan that would produce two trillion euros to finance a European economic recovery after the deep recession that the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause this year an internal note of the EUs executive showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery/eu-executive-mulls-2-trillion-euro-recovery-plan-internal-note-idUSKCN2251JT2020-04-24
The note said both the EUs next longterm budget for 20212027 and a new fund called the Recovery Instrument would be used to kickstart growth PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering a plan that would produce two trillion euros to finance a European economic recovery after the deep recession that the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause this year an internal note of the EUs executive showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery/eu-executive-mulls-2-trillion-euro-recovery-plan-internal-note-idUSKCN2251JT2020-04-24
World stocks pause ahead of EU meeting NeutralWorld stocks pause ahead of EU meeting http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-markets-brush-off-ugly-data-pin-hopes-on-stimulus-idUSL5N2CB5502020-04-24
BRUSSELS April 22 EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday told Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to make sure that mobile apps to limit the spread of coronavirus work on its iPhones and other devices amidst the companys spat with France on its privacy safeguards NegativeBRUSSELS April 22 EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday told Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to make sure that mobile apps to limit the spread of coronavirus work on its iPhones and other devices amidst the companys spat with France on its privacy safeguards http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-apple-eu/eus-breton-urges-apple-to-work-with-bloc-amid-french-spat-on-virus-app-idUSL5N2CA7J42020-04-23
BRUSSELS The European Union has urged the United States to ease its sanctions on Iran and approve economic aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic but its calls were rejected the EUs top diplomat said on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has urged the United States to ease its sanctions on Iran and approve economic aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic but its calls were rejected the EUs top diplomat said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-eu/eu-regrets-u-s-refusal-to-allow-economic-aid-for-iran-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKCN22431Y2020-04-23
But the EU official preparing the leaders summit said there was still real in some member states to back the Commissions recovery fund proposal PositiveBRUSSELS It may take European Union countries until the summer or even longer to agree on how exactly to finance aid to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic as major disagreements persist a bloc official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-eu-official/eu-misunderstandings-push-back-deal-on-coronavirus-economic-recovery-idUSKCN22413I2020-04-23
EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean said on Wednesday that measures under consideration would include the wearing of masks and disinfection of planes and airports NeutralThe European Commission will next month present a set of rules for the safe reopening of air travel when coronavirus lockdowns end including social distancing in airports and planes while some U.S. airlines are taking their own protective measures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-airlines/eu-says-air-travel-will-need-social-distancing-u-s-airlines-taking-their-own-steps-idUSKCN2242132020-04-23
EU leaders will discuss this option on April 23 although they are unlikely to make a decision immediately NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to revive its economy after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-23
Eunomias 2018 study concluded that 500000 tonnes of microplastics are generated from tyres in the EU every year accounting for potentially the largest source of microplastics in the aquatic environment NegativeSINGAPORE A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union has led the billionayear tyre industry to fight back http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tyres-plastic-environment-insight/tyre-industry-pushes-back-against-evidence-of-plastic-pollution-idUSKCN22413H2020-04-23
However markets are wary because it is uncertain how far EU governments will cooperate in financing the recovery from what is sure to be a deep recession NegativeOil turmoil rattles FX market http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-edges-higher-against-oil-currencies-as-energy-markets-shaken-idUSL3N2CA4M42020-04-23
My hope is to make progress in June said the EU official who is involved in preparing the leaders summit PositiveBRUSSELS It may take European Union countries until the summer or even longer to agree on how exactly to finance aid to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic as major disagreements persist a bloc official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-eu-official/eu-misunderstandings-push-back-deal-on-coronavirus-economic-recovery-idUSKCN22413I2020-04-23
Officials from the EU will discuss the blocs response to the economic damage caused by the coronavirus later on Thursday NegativeOil turmoil rattles FX market http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-edges-higher-against-oil-currencies-as-energy-markets-shaken-idUSL3N2CA4M42020-04-23
The annual interest to be paid on the perpetual bonds would be covered by new EU taxes like that planned on emissions or a single market tax PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to revive its economy after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-23
The euro was rangebound before an EU meeting tomorrow to discuss financial aid in the euro zone PositiveDollar index down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-eases-as-oil-rebound-soothes-nerves-idUSL5N2CA4R82020-04-23
The executive European Commission has instead proposed a compromise that could see it raise funds against the EUs joint coffers to provide up to 1 PositiveBRUSSELS It may take European Union countries until the summer or even longer to agree on how exactly to finance aid to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic as major disagreements persist a bloc official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronarivus-eu-official/eu-misunderstandings-push-back-deal-on-coronavirus-economic-recovery-idUSKCN22413I2020-04-23
The next 20212027 budget could redirect funds from less productive areas to focus them on industrial digital and green policy to help the EU economy modernise after the slump PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to revive its economy after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-23
The scheme which would provide around 2 to 4 trillion euros for the recovery over two to four years would depend on EU governments providing implicit guarantees PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to revive its economy after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery-explai/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-23
The two did not talk about any specific case an EU official said NeutralBRUSSELS April 22 EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday told Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook to make sure that mobile apps to limit the spread of coronavirus work on its iPhones and other devices amidst the companys spat with France on its privacy safeguards http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-apple-eu/eus-breton-urges-apple-to-work-with-bloc-amid-french-spat-on-virus-app-idUSL5N2CA7J42020-04-23
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Europe to remain united in overcoming the effects of the coronavirus pandemic speaking on the eve of an EU summit to discuss a huge but divisive economic stimulus package PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Europe to remain united in overcoming the effects of the coronavirus pandemic speaking on the eve of an EU summit to discuss a huge but divisive economic stimulus package http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-pope/pope-on-eve-of-summit-urges-fractured-eu-to-find-unity-over-coronavirus-idUSKCN2240Y02020-04-23
A dedicated EUwide fleet renewal scheme for all vehicle categories would be needed to help relaunch demand for the latest vehicle ACEA said in a statement PositiveThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
Addressing the Italian Senate Conte said the future of the EU depended on it finding sufficient common resources to tackle the crisis and welcomed recent proposals from France and Spain PositiveROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he did not believe European Union leaders will reach a final solution over how to help the blocs economies recover from the coronavirus crisis when they meet by videoconference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-italy/italy-pm-says-eu-summit-unlikely-to-reach-final-deal-on-stimulus-idUSKCN22320V2020-04-22
But he warned that the Commissions Green Deal plan to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 is not a luxury that can be tossed aside because of the pandemic NegativeThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
EU climate commissioner Frans Timmermans said on Tuesday the bloc could heed both calls NeutralThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
European carmaker lobby ACEA called last week for EU measures to stir vehicle sales NegativeThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday signalled readiness to help jumpstart economic growth through a bigger EU budget and the issuance of joint debt via the Commission PositiveBRUSSELS Squabbling European Union states are moving closer to agreeing to use their joint longterm budget to restart economic growth hit by the coronavirus pandemic but the blocs summit on Thursday will defer any final decision on contentious details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-edges-toward-proxy-debt-for-virus-recovery-but-no-swift-deal-in-sight-idUSKBN2230LW2020-04-22
Meanwhile politicians investors and campaigners are piling pressure on the EU to use green investments to restart growth and deliver on climate targets PositiveThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
Since the epidemic began EU states have already clashed repeatedly over their response from fighting over medical equipment to disagreeing over ways of cushioning the immediate economic hit NegativeBRUSSELS Squabbling European Union states are moving closer to agreeing to use their joint longterm budget to restart economic growth hit by the coronavirus pandemic but the blocs summit on Thursday will defer any final decision on contentious details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-edges-toward-proxy-debt-for-virus-recovery-but-no-swift-deal-in-sight-idUSKBN2230LW2020-04-22
Timmermans said the EU would have an open ear and an open for industries facing serious challenges PositiveThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
We see the automotive industry asking us to help them by helping households to afford a new Timmermans said in a videocall with EU lawmakers NegativeThe European Unions chief climate official said on Tuesday there could be green conditions attached to any car scrappage schemes set up by the bloc to revive vehicle demand following the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-climate/eu-climate-chief-sees-green-strings-for-car-scrappage-schemes-idUSKCN2233382020-04-22
With Italian bond yields up again on Tuesday bond markets have been testing the ECBs resolve to contain a rise in Romes borrowing costs amid dithering by EU politicians PositiveBRUSSELS Squabbling European Union states are moving closer to agreeing to use their joint longterm budget to restart economic growth hit by the coronavirus pandemic but the blocs summit on Thursday will defer any final decision on contentious details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-edges-toward-proxy-debt-for-virus-recovery-but-no-swift-deal-in-sight-idUSKBN2230LW2020-04-22
During a preparatory discussion with EU national envoys on Monday the blocs executive estimated the global outbreak could wipe off as much as a tenth of the continents economic output NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders meeting via videocall on Thursday are not expected to make any final decisions on exactly how to finance economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic diplomats and officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-heads-unlikely-to-make-final-call-on-coronavirus-economic-recovery-on-thursday-sources-idUSKBN2230LW2020-04-21
If the EU fails to reach an agreement this week there could be more downside risks for the euro some analysts say NegativeHistoric collapse in oil futures http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-resumes-ascent-as-oil-and-north-korea-keep-investors-on-edge-idUSL4N2C90MV2020-04-21
Meanwhile Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte on Monday repeated calls for the EU to issue common euro zone bonds to demonstrate the blocs solidarity NeutralU.S. crude frontmonth drops to record low http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-sink-after-historic-u-s-oil-rout-idUSL1N2C81U32020-04-21
Members of the EU are struggling to reach consensus on how to financially support countries hardest hit but the virus such as Italy and Spain NegativeHistoric collapse in oil futures http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-resumes-ascent-as-oil-and-north-korea-keep-investors-on-edge-idUSL4N2C90MV2020-04-21
European stocks were headed for a strong start however with the panregion EUROSTOXX 50 futures STXEc1 up 1 PositiveKONG Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday amid expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home the damage done by the global virus lockdowns while a glut of supply sent U.S. crude spiraling to 20year lows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-turn-cautious-u-s-crude-crushed-idUSKBN22201K2020-04-20
He said the funds could be raised via the EUs next multiannual budget PositiveBERLIN The European Unions Economics Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told German magazine Der Spiegel that aid worth around 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-aid/eu-economics-chief-1-5-trillion-euros-in-aid-could-be-needed-to-tackle-coronavirus-idUSKBN2220E42020-04-20
Among EUs largest economies production in Germany and France was higher in February than in January although the rate of increase slowed NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone industrial production dipped slightly in February the month before coronavirus restrictions were widely introduced in Europe due to reverses in capital and consumer durable goods after a sharp overall rise in January http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-industrialoutput/euro-zone-industry-output-dips-in-february-on-eve-of-virus-measures-idUSKCN21Y14I2020-04-17
Many EU governments have also offered stopgap moratoriums such as repayment holidays state guarantees and other relief measures for companies and individuals to prevent the banking system from collapsing PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to endorse a loosening of rules to allow banks to keep credit flowing to the economy as the coronavirus epidemic stifles business activity across the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-lending/eu-ministers-to-back-looser-rules-to-keep-bank-credit-flowing-to-economy-idUSKCN21Y2HZ2020-04-17
The European Commission further said mobile apps should be based on anonymized data and work with other apps in other EU countries PositiveBRUSSELS Apps to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus should not collect user location data the European Commission said on Thursday as Apple Inc and Google weighed whether to work with virus apps that use location tracking http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-tech/apple-google-weigh-location-tracking-rules-as-eu-seeks-privacy-based-virus-apps-idUSKCN21Y1HL2020-04-17
U.S. and EU antitrust authorities have already given their approval for the deal which is expected to close before April 27 2020 PositiveU.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp said on Thursday Chinese authorities had approved its http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mellanox-m-a-nvidia-china/nvidia-gets-chinas-go-ahead-for-6-9-billion-mellanox-deal-idUSKBN21Y30C2020-04-17
EU leaders are expected to discuss next week whether to develop a financial vehicle to borrow funds on capital markets and then use them to attract private money for investment PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should use its longterm budget to drive economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak two top officials with the bloc said on Wednesday likely triggering more internal battles over who pays for it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/next-budget-must-be-europes-answer-to-coronavirus-crisis-eu-chiefs-say-idUSKCN21X1892020-04-16
EU leaders will discuss this option although they are unlikely to make a decision on it on April 23 PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to get the economy back on its feet next year after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest ever recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-16
My advice would be to seek ways in which this element of uncertainty is reduced in the interests of everybody of the UK of the EU the whole world NegativeLONDON April 16 Britain should ask for an extension to its postBrexit transition period to ease uncertainty at a time when the world economy is being hammered by the coronavirus pandemic the head of the International Monetary Fund said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-eu-imf/imf-boss-says-uk-should-seek-longer-brexit-transition-idUSL9N2BQ0072020-04-16
National leaders of the EU member states will debate the matter by videolink on April 23 NeutralROME Joint debt issuance by euro zone countries remains an option for tackling economic fallout from the coronavirus epidemic the chairman of the blocs finance ministers Mario Centeno said in a newspaper interview http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-centeno/coronabonds-still-an-option-to-tackle-crisis-eurogroup-head-to-paper-idUSKCN21X0LG2020-04-16
The Brusselsbased EU executive also called on member states to coordinate their gradual easing of lockdowns to prevent any new spikes of the coronavirus epidemic NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should use its longterm budget to drive economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak two top officials with the bloc said on Wednesday likely triggering more internal battles over who pays for it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/next-budget-must-be-europes-answer-to-coronavirus-crisis-eu-chiefs-say-idUSKCN21X1892020-04-16
The budget has proven to be the best instrument for cohesion and von der Leyen said using EU jargon for levelling up differences between richer and poorer states PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should use its longterm budget to drive economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak two top officials with the bloc said on Wednesday likely triggering more internal battles over who pays for it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/next-budget-must-be-europes-answer-to-coronavirus-crisis-eu-chiefs-say-idUSKCN21X1892020-04-16
The negotiating dates were agreed at a meeting between EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Frost which was described in the statement as PositiveLONDON Britain and the European Union agreed dates for three weeklong negotiating rounds to reach a postBrexit deal on their future relationship a joint statement said on Wednesday with a highlevel review of progress in June http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-negotiations/uk-and-eu-agree-three-negotiating-rounds-for-post-brexit-deal-idUSKCN21X2CS2020-04-16
The scheme which would provide around 4 trillion euros for the recovery over four years would depend on EU governments providing implicit guarantees PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is looking at ways to get the economy back on its feet next year after what is expected to be the 27nation blocs deepest ever recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-recovery/explainer-how-the-eu-can-finance-economic-recovery-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-idUSKCN21X2BU2020-04-16
Von der Leyen also appeared to suggest a bigger EU budget would remove the need for jointlyissued debt by euro zone governments which the Netherlands and Germany oppose NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should use its longterm budget to drive economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak two top officials with the bloc said on Wednesday likely triggering more internal battles over who pays for it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/next-budget-must-be-europes-answer-to-coronavirus-crisis-eu-chiefs-say-idUSKCN21X1892020-04-16
Von der Leyen said that the EU executive should run any such recovery fund a contentious idea given that it would contain EU states money NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union should use its longterm budget to drive economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak two top officials with the bloc said on Wednesday likely triggering more internal battles over who pays for it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-budget/next-budget-must-be-europes-answer-to-coronavirus-crisis-eu-chiefs-say-idUSKCN21X1892020-04-16
EUROSTOXX 50 futures and FTSE futures were both barely changed NeutralYORK Asian share markets took a breather on Wednesday as warnings of the worst global recession since the 1930s underlined the economic damage already done even as some countries tried to reopen for business http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-consolidate-china-cuts-another-interest-rate-idUSKCN21X0012020-04-15
On the manufacturing side it actually has been recovering quite well surprisingly EU Chamber of Commerce President Joerg Wuttke said at an online news briefing PositiveBEIJING Manufacturing in China the original epicentre of the COVID19 pandemic has largely recovered but now shutdowns in the rest of the world are threatening the supply of key parts and demand a European business group in China warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-business/chinese-manufacturing-recovering-but-demand-now-a-concern-eu-business-group-idUSKCN21V10C2020-04-14
The European Unions competition chief told the Financial Times that member countries should buy stakes in companies to counter the threat of Chinese takeovers with her comments coming as the EU formulates plans to protect its businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak NegativeThe European Unions competition chief told the Financial Times that member countries should buy stakes in companies to counter the threat of Chinese takeovers with her comments coming as the EU formulates plans to protect its businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-antitrust-eu/eus-vestager-says-eu-nations-should-buy-stakes-to-block-chinese-takeovers-ft-idUSKCN21U0TI2020-04-13
BRUSSELS The European Commission in charge of EU state aid rules approved on Saturday a 50 billion euro Belgian loan guarantee scheme that aims to support companies during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission in charge of EU state aid rules approved on Saturday a 50 billion euro Belgian loan guarantee scheme that aims to support companies during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-belgium/eu-approves-50-billion-euro-belgian-state-aid-for-coronavirus-hit-firms-idUSKCN21T0NW2020-04-12
The European Commission has imposed provisional antidumping duties on some stainless steel products from China Indonesia and Taiwan according to the official EU journal nearly eight months after launching a probe into lowprice imports NegativeThe European Commission has imposed provisional antidumping duties on some stainless steel products from China Indonesia and Taiwan according to the official EU journal nearly eight months after launching a probe into lowprice imports http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-steel-dumping/eu-puts-anti-dumping-duties-on-stainless-steel-from-china-indonesia-and-taiwan-idUSKCN21T0GY2020-04-12
BRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic PositiveBRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-analysi/congratulations-its-a-fudge-eu-crisis-deal-leaves-much-unresolved-idUSKCN21S1J22020-04-11
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will hold a video conference on April 23 to discuss the economic response to coronavirus the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Friday a day after EU finance ministers agreed on halfatrillion euros worth of support for their coronavirusbattered economies PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will hold a video conference on April 23 to discuss the economic response to coronavirus the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Friday a day after EU finance ministers agreed on halfatrillion euros worth of support for their coronavirusbattered economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-leaders-to-hold-coronavirus-video-conference-on-april-23-idUSKCN21S1B52020-04-11
DUBLIN Britain appears to be sticking to its plan to seek a free trade deal with the EU by the end of 2020 even though formal talks have been postponed due to the coronavirus Irelands finance minister said after talks with his British counterpart PositiveDUBLIN Britain appears to be sticking to its plan to seek a free trade deal with the EU by the end of 2020 even though formal talks have been postponed due to the coronavirus Irelands finance minister said after talks with his British counterpart http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-ireland/britain-sticking-to-eu-deal-timeline-irish-finance-minister-says-after-talks-idUSKCN21S1992020-04-11
EU leaders will have to explore the setting up of a temporary Recovery Fund to ensure a robust European economic recovery in all Member the statement said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will hold a video conference on April 23 to discuss the economic response to coronavirus the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Friday a day after EU finance ministers agreed on halfatrillion euros worth of support for their coronavirusbattered economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-leaders-to-hold-coronavirus-video-conference-on-april-23-idUSKCN21S1B52020-04-11
Still the agreement was a moment of relief for the EU after weeks of rows that had exposed the blocs disunity in the face of the coronavirus crisis PositiveBRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-analysi/congratulations-its-a-fudge-eu-crisis-deal-leaves-much-unresolved-idUSKCN21S1J22020-04-11
The country plans to join both the ERM2 and the EUs banking union simultaneously PositiveSOFIA Bulgaria will speed up its plans to join the euro zone and apply for membership by the end of April in a process that should help the Balkan country recover from the coronavirus pandemic Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bulgaria-eurozone/bulgaria-to-apply-to-join-euro-zones-waiting-room-by-end-april-idUSKCN21S15V2020-04-11
The deal on EU coronavirus economic rescue agreed by the blocs finance ministers also deferred to national leaders whether innovative financial should be used to finance recovery PositiveBRUSSELS European Union countries on Thursday evening agreed the emergency credit lines from the euro zones bailout fund will be available until COVID19 crisis is a draft of their deal read http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-text/key-eu-states-agree-coronavirus-economic-rescue-text-of-draft-deal-idUSKCN21R3E02020-04-11
Key to spurring that activity will be a muchanticipated EUVietnam Free Trade Agreement said Thayer which Vietnams rubber stamp National Assembly will ratify later this month PositiveHANOI Vietnam is challenging Chinas dominance of coronavirus diplomacy with the donation of medical supplies to Europe and Southeast Asia and even winning plaudits from U.S. President Donald Trump for a shipment of protective suits http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-vietnam-diplomacy/vietnam-challenges-chinas-monopoly-on-virus-diplomacy-idUSKCN21S0CH2020-04-10
The package would bring the EUs total fiscal response to the epidemic to 3 NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday on halfatrillion euros worth of support for their coronavirusbattered economies but left open the question of how to finance recovery in the bloc headed for a steep recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-ministers-agree-half-a-trillion-euro-coronavirus-rescue-plan-idUSKCN21R0S42020-04-10
BRUSSELS Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID19 pandemic the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EUwide waiver of refund obligations NegativeBRUSSELS Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID19 pandemic the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EUwide waiver of refund obligations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/airlines-must-refund-flights-cancelled-because-of-coronavirus-eu-idUSKCN21Q2L22020-04-09
BRUSSELS European Union governments and institutions are likely to agree on Thursday on steps that could boost the EUs fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic to 3 PositiveBRUSSELS European Union governments and institutions are likely to agree on Thursday on steps that could boost the EUs fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic to 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-factbox/factbox-europe-eyes-worlds-biggest-fiscal-support-package-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Q25V2020-04-09
BRUSSELS Generic drugmakers will be allowed to cooperate to supply hospital medicines for COVID19 patients without fear of breaching the blocs competition rules EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday PositiveBRUSSELS Generic drugmakers will be allowed to cooperate to supply hospital medicines for COVID19 patients without fear of breaching the blocs competition rules EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-antitrust/generic-drugmakers-win-eu-okay-to-cooperate-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN21Q1FR2020-04-09
Below is a list of EU measures compiled on the basis of a draft statement by euro zone finance ministers seen by Reuters on NeutralBRUSSELS European Union governments and institutions are likely to agree on Thursday on steps that could boost the EUs fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic to 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-factbox/factbox-europe-eyes-worlds-biggest-fiscal-support-package-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Q25V2020-04-09
But he was adamant this did not amount to direct financing of governments which is forbidden under the EU Treaty NegativeIt would be irresponsible of euro zone countries to leave the European Central Bank alone in the fight against an economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak ECB policymaker Martins Kazaks said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone-ecb/irresponsible-of-governments-to-leave-ecb-alone-in-virus-fight-kazaks-idUSKBN21Q11A2020-04-09
EU finance ministers are also planning on setting up a Recovery Fund that would help finance the blocs rebound from the deep recession expected in 2020 PositiveBRUSSELS European Union governments and institutions are likely to agree on Thursday on steps that could boost the EUs fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic to 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-factbox/factbox-europe-eyes-worlds-biggest-fiscal-support-package-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Q25V2020-04-09
Euro dented after EU fails to agree on more policy steps NegativeHopes of pandemic peak support risksensitive currencies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-risk-currencies-buoyed-by-cautious-hopes-pandemic-is-peaking-idUSL3N2BX0552020-04-09
He cited institutional resistance and bureaucratic infighting in the EUs complex structures to his proposal for a big scientific programme to fight the coronavirus NegativeBRUSSELS The president of the European Unions main science organisation has quit the post he took up only in January the European Commission said amid controversy over the blocs response to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-scientist/head-of-eus-top-science-body-quits-amid-coronavirus-controversy-idUSKBN21Q11H2020-04-09
The Commission is setting up an EU reserve of critical medicines and medical gear to address future needs NegativeBRUSSELS The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday urged European Union states to lift export bans on medicines to avoid causing shortages in the bloc as it tackles the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-drug/eu-urges-states-to-lift-drug-export-bans-to-prevent-shortages-idUSKCN21Q2OT2020-04-09
The EU support would back up national measures but the overall fiscal effort may not be enough to meet total financing needs the officials said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Central Bank told euro zone finance ministers that the bloc may need fiscal measures worth up to 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone/ecb-urges-measures-worth-1-5-trillion-euros-this-year-to-tackle-virus-crisis-sources-idUSKBN21Q0UB2020-04-09
The European Commission the EU executive has allowed EU governments to hand out subsidised loans grants and defer tax payments to thousands of companies PositiveBRUSSELS Generic drugmakers will be allowed to cooperate to supply hospital medicines for COVID19 patients without fear of breaching the blocs competition rules EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-antitrust/generic-drugmakers-win-eu-okay-to-cooperate-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN21Q1FR2020-04-09
Valean acknowledged the liquidity problems but said EU governments have other ways to help which the Commission the EU executive is monitoring NeutralBRUSSELS Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID19 pandemic the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EUwide waiver of refund obligations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/airlines-must-refund-flights-cancelled-because-of-coronavirus-eu-idUSKCN21Q2L22020-04-09
Valean told Reuters that EU law could not be altered easily NegativeBRUSSELS Airlines must reimburse customers for flights cancelled because of the COVID19 pandemic the European Union transport chief said on Wednesday rejecting calls by carriers to relax EU rules and allow an EUwide waiver of refund obligations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-transport/airlines-must-refund-flights-cancelled-because-of-coronavirus-eu-idUSKCN21Q2L22020-04-09
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators want to know if Facebooks online marketplace benefits unfairly from its treasure trove of data according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters a sign that they are building up a case against the U.S. social media giant NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators want to know if Facebooks online marketplace benefits unfairly from its treasure trove of data according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters a sign that they are building up a case against the U.S. social media giant http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/eu-antitrust-regulators-raise-more-questions-about-facebooks-online-marketplace-idUSKBN21P22J2020-04-08
EMini futures for the 500 recovered from an early drop to rise while EUROSTOXX 50 futures eased 0 PositiveSYDNEY Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors tempered their optimism about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-turn-mixed-oil-rebounds-in-choppy-trade-idUSKBN21P3KH2020-04-08
It is the same as during the great crisis in the Josep Borrell the EUs top diplomat told el Mundo on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers hope to agree on Tuesday on half a trillion euros worth of economic aid to finance recovery from the coronavirus a discussion that has sown divisions as the bloc struggles with the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone/eu-ministers-hope-to-agree-to-half-a-trillion-euro-coronavirus-rescue-idUSKBN21P17H2020-04-08
The EU competition enforcer has another separate investigation targeting Facebooks data collection and how the company monetises the data NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators want to know if Facebooks online marketplace benefits unfairly from its treasure trove of data according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters a sign that they are building up a case against the U.S. social media giant http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/eu-antitrust-regulators-raise-more-questions-about-facebooks-online-marketplace-idUSKBN21P22J2020-04-08
The ministers meet via videoconference from 1400 GMT on Tuesday to prepare a list of ideas for further economic aid that EU leaders might then endorse NeutralBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers hope to agree on Tuesday on half a trillion euros worth of economic aid to finance recovery from the coronavirus a discussion that has sown divisions as the bloc struggles with the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone/eu-ministers-hope-to-agree-to-half-a-trillion-euro-coronavirus-rescue-idUSKBN21P17H2020-04-08
Mastercard said it disagreed with the assessment that the deal could have an adverse impact in the United Kingdom or any EU country NegativeThe U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nets-m-a-mastercard-eu/mastercards-scandinavian-e-pay-deal-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-idUSKBN21O18U2020-04-07
Mastercard will now have to gain EU approval for the transaction the Commission said in a statement NeutralThe U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nets-m-a-mastercard-eu/mastercards-scandinavian-e-pay-deal-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-idUSKBN21O18U2020-04-07
SOFIA European Union member Bulgaria banned entry to its territory to citizens from around the globe except for 19 EU member states as it battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus its health minister said on Monday NegativeSOFIA European Union member Bulgaria banned entry to its territory to citizens from around the globe except for 19 EU member states as it battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus its health minister said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bulgaria-borders/bulgaria-bans-entry-to-foreigners-from-almost-all-the-world-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21O2ML2020-04-07
The EU antitrust watchdogs preliminary review of mergers takes 25 working days which can be extended to about four months if there are serious concerns NegativeThe U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nets-m-a-mastercard-eu/mastercards-scandinavian-e-pay-deal-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-idUSKBN21O18U2020-04-07
The European Commission which acts as the EUs antitrust enforcer said it had accepted a request from Austria Denmark Finland Norway Sweden and Britain to take over the case NeutralThe U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nets-m-a-mastercard-eu/mastercards-scandinavian-e-pay-deal-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-idUSKBN21O18U2020-04-07
The U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter PositiveThe U.S. payments group disagreed with the EUs assessment and said it hoped to finalise the deal by the end of the second quarter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nets-m-a-mastercard-eu/mastercards-scandinavian-e-pay-deal-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-idUSKBN21O18U2020-04-07
There have been complaints in Spain and Italy about a perceived slowness among less hardhit EU member states to provide assistance in curbing the pandemic NegativeMADRID The rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Sunday as the country suffering from one of the worlds worst outbreaks of the pandemic began its fourth week under a neartotal lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/spains-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-by-674-but-pace-keeps-slowing-idUSKBN21N0C22020-04-06
BRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Friday requests from EU countries and Britain to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on imported medical devices and protective equipment to help fight the coronavirus epidemic PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission approved on Friday requests from EU countries and Britain to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on imported medical devices and protective equipment to help fight the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-customs/eu-waives-customs-duties-vat-on-imports-of-medical-equipment-idUSKBN21L1TD2020-04-04
Under EU guidelines loosened for the crisis stateguaranteed loans must not exceed a quarter of 2019 revenue 4 NegativeAir FranceKLM is in talks with banks to receive up to 6 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airfrance-bailout/exclusive-air-france-klm-in-talks-on-multibillion-euro-state-backed-loan-package-idUSKBN21L16F2020-04-04
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have halted their investigation into world No NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have halted their investigation into world No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-s-m-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu/eu-antitrust-regulators-pause-hyundai-daewoo-deal-probe-idUSKBN21K1KK2020-04-03
BRUSSELS The next EU budget should take the form of a new Marshall to stoke Europes recovery from the coronavirus crisis European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS The next EU budget should take the form of a new Marshall to stoke Europes recovery from the coronavirus crisis European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-vonderleyen/next-eu-budget-should-be-marshall-plan-for-europe-eus-von-der-leyen-idUSKBN21K1EJ2020-04-03
EU consumers should be able to sue carmakers in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union said on Thursday NegativeEU consumers should be able to sue carmakers in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-eu/eu-consumers-may-be-able-to-bring-dieselgate-claims-in-home-court-adviser-idUSKBN21K1F12020-04-03
In addition to the framework the EU should be reflecting on longterm instruments that would be useful to restart the economy after the crisis PositivePARIS The European Union should mobilise all of its existing crisis measures in response to the coronavirus outbreak and come up with new joint mechanisms to finance the recovery Frances finance minister said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone-france/eu-should-use-all-means-available-in-coronavirus-crisis-france-idUSKBN21K1N12020-04-03
In some cases virushit companies have delayed responding to requests for information a factor now taken into account by the EU watchdog NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have halted their investigation into world No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-s-m-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu/eu-antitrust-regulators-pause-hyundai-daewoo-deal-probe-idUSKBN21K1KK2020-04-03
The EU has since cracked down on immigration fortifying its external borders and offering money and aid to countries such as Turkey to help prevent migrants from heading to Europe PositiveBRUSSELS The European Unions top court ruled on Thursday that Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-east-ruling/top-eu-court-says-eastern-states-broke-law-by-refusing-to-host-refugees-idUSKBN21K0YA2020-04-03
The European Commission proposed measures to protect the EU economy including a shorttime work scheme and easier access to funds for farmers and fishermen PositiveThe U.S. economy likely shed jobs in March abruptly ending a historic 113 straight months of employment growth as stringent measures to control the coronavirus shuttered businesses and factories confirming a recession is underway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21L0L82020-04-03
There are no exports to the EU at this time NegativeBUENOS AIRES Shipments of beef from Argentinas famed cattle ranches to the European Union have plunged to almost zero amid the global coronavirus outbreak while sales to top buyer China have tumbled from last years levels industry officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-argentina-meat-exc/exclusive-argentina-beef-shipments-to-eu-china-stall-amid-virus-idUSKBN21L0G52020-04-03
Wealthy northern European states such as Germany also criticised the excommunist east for refusing to help while continuing to benefit from generous EU financial aid NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions top court ruled on Thursday that Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-east-ruling/top-eu-court-says-eastern-states-broke-law-by-refusing-to-host-refugees-idUSKBN21K0YA2020-04-03
984 million people in the wider EU were unemployed in February declines of respectively 88000 and 62000 respectively NegativeBRUSSELS Unemployment in the euro zone fell to a 12year low in February the month before coronavirus containment measures began to be introduced widely across Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-unemployment/euro-zone-jobless-rate-hits-12-year-low-on-eve-of-virus-measures-idUSKBN21J4VQ2020-04-02
BRUSSELS Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks EU documents show NegativeBRUSSELS Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks EU documents show http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-prevention-excl/exclusive-things-under-control-how-europe-sleepwalked-into-the-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21J6FF2020-04-02
BRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton says he does not see any ulterior motive behind Huawei and other Chinese companies donations of face masks to the bloc and that solidarity is the best way to tackle the global coronavirus outbreak PositiveBRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton says he does not see any ulterior motive behind Huawei and other Chinese companies donations of face masks to the bloc and that solidarity is the best way to tackle the global coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-huawei-tech/eu-industry-chief-sees-no-quid-pro-quo-in-chinese-firms-mask-diplomacy-idUSKBN21J6C82020-04-02
BRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
Chinese online retailer Alibaba and other Chinese companies have also given face masks and medical supplies to coronavirushit EU countries while the Chinese government has provided protective gear PositiveBRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton says he does not see any ulterior motive behind Huawei and other Chinese companies donations of face masks to the bloc and that solidarity is the best way to tackle the global coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-huawei-tech/eu-industry-chief-sees-no-quid-pro-quo-in-chinese-firms-mask-diplomacy-idUSKBN21J6C82020-04-02
EU unity has already been tested by the epidemic with governments squabbling over medical equipment and emergency checks on what are normally Europes open internal borders NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
Given the uncertainty over how deep the diseaseinduced economic slump would be the EU ambassadors on Wednesday considered fleshing out a shorter emergency budget for a year or two instead NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
It is about ensuring that all EU countries can have it and ease pressure on the official said NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
JOHANNESBURG African finance ministers want International Monetary Fund World Bank and EU support for bilateral multilateral and commercial debt relief amid the coronavirus crisis the UN Economic Commission for Africa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG African finance ministers want International Monetary Fund World Bank and EU support for bilateral multilateral and commercial debt relief amid the coronavirus crisis the UN Economic Commission for Africa said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-finmins/africa-seeks-imf-world-bank-eu-backing-on-debt-relief-idUSKBN21J4YT2020-04-02
National EU envoys debating the package on Wednesday said the 27 leaders should only meet again once the ministers have found common ground PositiveBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
Now EU states are facing a massive shortage of testing kits and launched a joint procurement scheme on March 18 NegativeBRUSSELS Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks EU documents show http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-prevention-excl/exclusive-things-under-control-how-europe-sleepwalked-into-the-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21J6FF2020-04-02
Risks that healthcare systems might exceed their capacity were considered low to in midFebruary by the EU agency for disease control which relies on assessments by individual member states NegativeBRUSSELS Barely a month before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks EU documents show http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-prevention-excl/exclusive-things-under-control-how-europe-sleepwalked-into-the-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21J6FF2020-04-02
The Commission could use its borrowing ability again to fund a shorttime work scheme modelled on the German plan if it gets the goahead from EU governments NegativeBRUSSELS With the euro zone economy in need of help from the coronavirus pandemic officials have until April 9 to design a package that satisfies members with completely opposing those calling for joint debt issuance and those fiercely against it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-eurozone-explai/explainer-euro-zone-eyes-package-to-support-economy-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5BW2020-04-02
The EU would borrow against guarantees given by member states PositiveBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
The proposal might find favour in Italy Spain France and other countries which last week demanded a common debt instrument issued by an EU institution to fight the economic downturn NegativeBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
The total sum of guarantees needed from governments would be 25 billion euros a proposal to be discussed by EU finance ministers next week PositiveBRUSSELS With the euro zone economy in need of help from the coronavirus pandemic officials have until April 9 to design a package that satisfies members with completely opposing those calling for joint debt issuance and those fiercely against it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-eurozone-explai/explainer-euro-zone-eyes-package-to-support-economy-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J5BW2020-04-02
We dont want to see a repetition of heated one senior EU diplomat told the closeddoor meeting according to diplomatic sources briefed on it PositiveBRUSSELS The EU executive proposed on Wednesday a wagesubsidy scheme to encourage employers to cut workers hours rather than their jobs amid the coronavirus epidemic a plan that could be worth 100 billion euros in borrowing guaranteed by all EU countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-work/eu-exec-proposes-shorter-work-hours-to-prevent-layoffs-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21J58Y2020-04-02
EU competition enforcers now want to know what happened the people said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union antitrust regulators have asked Daimler Continental and other car parts makers for details of failed mediation talks with Nokia in a patent licensing fee dispute http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-eu-antitrust-nokia-daimler/eu-antitrust-watchdogs-quiz-daimler-others-on-failed-nokia-fee-talks-idUSKBN21I21S2020-04-01
Robert Nijhout executive director at the International Credit Insurance Surety Association said discussions were taking place about the issue at national and EU level NeutralEuropean Union states are giving guarantees to credit insurers in a bid to keep coronavirushit companies afloat as some firms cut cover for trade involving bloc members such as Italy and Spain sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-credit-insurance/eu-states-step-in-where-trade-credit-insurers-fear-to-tread-idUSKBN21I2FR2020-04-01
BRUSSELS The European Union is likely to focus on tools offered by the euro zones ESM bailout fund and the European Investment Bank in its economic response to the coronavirus epidemic so that they can be used quickly EU officials said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is likely to focus on tools offered by the euro zones ESM bailout fund and the European Investment Bank in its economic response to the coronavirus epidemic so that they can be used quickly EU officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone-options/europe-aims-for-quick-economic-response-to-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21H1N02020-03-31
EMini futures for the 500 ESc1 were flat EUROSTOXX 50 futures STXEc1 rose 0 PositiveKONG Asian shares were set to close out a calamitous quarter by eking out a small rally on Tuesday as factory data from China held out the hope of a revival in activity even as much of the rest of the world shut down http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/china-pmi-offers-tiny-relief-to-asia-as-stocks-head-for-dire-end-to-quarter-idUSKBN21I02G2020-03-31
Earlier on Monday sources said that EU antitrust regulators will in coming days warn PKN Orlen that its bid for Lotos could harm competition NegativeEarlier on Monday sources said that EU antitrust regulators will in coming days warn PKN Orlen that its bid for Lotos could harm competition http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-grupalotos-m-a-pkn-orlen-eu/polands-pkn-upholds-plan-to-buy-lotos-awaits-further-eu-decisions-idUSKBN21H21K2020-03-31
European banking officials say the EU guidance on IFRS 9 remains conceptual while U.S. authorities have been blunter and more forceful NeutralLONDON The United States has given banks a twoyear break from provisions for loans soured by the coronavirus pandemic seeking to keep credit flowing while borrowers struggle to stay afloat as economic activity grinds to a halt http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-banks-accounts-exp/explainer-the-transatlantic-divide-on-how-banks-handle-coronavirus-loans-idUSKBN21H2H92020-03-31
In Britain which has now left the EU the decline was less marked by just 3 NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone sentiment suffered its steepest ever monthly decline in March as the coronavirus led to declining confidence among consumers and all sectors of the economy in many cases even before crippling lockdowns were imposed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-sentiment/euro-zone-sentiment-in-record-plunge-as-coronavirus-strikes-idUSKBN21H14M2020-03-31
LONDON British and EU officials are holding informal talks on the future relationship a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday repeating that Britain is still working towards the end of this year to end a transition period PositiveLONDON British and EU officials are holding informal talks on the future relationship a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday repeating that Britain is still working towards the end of this year to end a transition period http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-talks/uk-eu-holding-informal-talks-on-future-relationship-pms-spokesman-idUSKBN21H1SW2020-03-31
She added to Prime Minister Sanchezs calls for the EU to react saying we need a Europe in which workers rights are NeutralMADRID Spain prepared to enter its third week under neartotal lockdown on Sunday as the government approved a strengthening of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus and the death toll rose by 838 cases overnight to 6528 http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain/spain-toughens-restrictions-as-coronavirus-death-toll-surges-idUSKBN21G0C02020-03-30
EU leaders failed to agree a plan on Thursday but gave themselves two more weeks to work out details NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone officials have two weeks to come up with a way to support the economy during the coronavirus epidemic that satisfies members with completely opposing those calling for joint debt issuance and those fiercely against it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-eurozone-explai/explainer-euro-zone-options-for-economic-support-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN21E3172020-03-28
EU leaders failed to agree on coordinating their response to the crisis NegativeLONDON Latest on the http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-snapshot/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-coronavirus-idUSKBN21E1HU2020-03-28
European shares closed in the red on Friday after EU lawmakers failed to agree on a coronavirus rescue package and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he had been infected NegativeEuropean shares closed in the red on Friday after EU lawmakers failed to agree on a coronavirus rescue package and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he had been infected http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-fall-after-three-day-rally-but-mark-best-week-since-2011-idUSKBN21E1262020-03-28
The Commission could use that mechanism again if EU governments agree to set aside EU budget guarantees this year and in the EUs next longterm budget of 20212027 PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone officials have two weeks to come up with a way to support the economy during the coronavirus epidemic that satisfies members with completely opposing those calling for joint debt issuance and those fiercely against it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-eurozone-explai/explainer-euro-zone-options-for-economic-support-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN21E3172020-03-28
The EU had previously teamed up with Norway and Canada to form a separate appeals body that could resolve disputes PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union China and 14 other World Trade Organization members agreed on Friday on a temporary mechanism to resolve trade disputes after U.S. action rendered the WTO incapable of acting as the arbiter of global trade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-wto/eu-china-and-14-others-agree-stop-gap-fix-for-wto-crisis-idUSKBN21E2I02020-03-28
The European Central Bank chief urged EU leaders to act more decisively as the bloc feuds over how far to go to cushion the economic hit of the pandemic NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21E0IN2020-03-28
BRUSSELS The European Union is prioritizing maintaining open borders for goods to flow and the hunt for a vaccine against the coronavirus European Council president Charles Michel said in a video conference of EU leaders PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is prioritizing maintaining open borders for goods to flow and the hunt for a vaccine against the coronavirus European Council president Charles Michel said in a video conference of EU leaders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-michel/eu-prioritizing-free-goods-flow-vaccine-search-eu-council-head-idUSKBN21D3QC2020-03-27
But senior EU and NATO diplomats and officials see the assistance less as generosity and more as a geopolitical move asserting Russian power and extending influence NegativeRussias military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Unions failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir Putin a publicity coup at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-eu/russian-aid-to-italy-leaves-eu-exposed-idUSKBN21D28K2020-03-27
European stocks reversed course to end higher on Thursday tracking gains on Wall Street while investors awaited a vote by EU lawmakers on emergency funds to cushion the blow from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeEuropean stocks reversed course to end higher on Thursday tracking gains on Wall Street while investors awaited a vote by EU lawmakers on emergency funds to cushion the blow from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-stocks-close-third-straight-day-higher-emergency-fund-vote-eyed-idUSKBN21D0XZ2020-03-27
Italy has been thankful for the Russian decontamination units and army medical staff sent over the past four days contrasting it with a piecemeal response by EU states PositiveRussias military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Unions failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir Putin a publicity coup at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-eu/russian-aid-to-italy-leaves-eu-exposed-idUSKBN21D28K2020-03-27
Russia the worlds fifthlargest emitter of greenhouse gases after China the United States the EU and India did not officially join the Paris Agreement until September 2019 NegativeUnder the plan Russia would not become carbonneutral until late this century and only if it implements the cleanest growth scenario outlined http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-climate-change-russia-economy-trfn/fossil-fuel-giant-russia-tiptoes-towards-low-carbon-future-idUSKBN21D3672020-03-27
The Italians made a general request for assistance and the Russians are sending military doctors and military equipment by military a senior EU diplomat said PositiveRussias military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Unions failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir Putin a publicity coup at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-eu/russian-aid-to-italy-leaves-eu-exposed-idUSKBN21D28K2020-03-27
Whats at stake is the survival of the European French President Emmanuel Macron told his EU counterparts NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders failed to agree on Thursday on the scale of support for their economies battered by the coronavirus but gave themselves two more weeks to work out details in a dispute between the ailing south and the fiscally conservative north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-summit/eu-leaders-agree-on-more-time-to-decide-coronavirus-economic-rescue-idUSKBN21D2JO2020-03-27
When asked if Russia expected Italy to return the favor by trying to get EU sanctions lifted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the notion as absurd NegativeRussias military planeloads of aid to Italy to combat the spread of coronavirus have exposed the European Unions failure to provide swift help to a member in crisis and handed President Vladimir Putin a publicity coup at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-eu/russian-aid-to-italy-leaves-eu-exposed-idUSKBN21D28K2020-03-27
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have opened a full investigation into Johnson Johnsons acquisition of Takeda Pharmaceuticals surgical patch product TachoSil concerned that the deal could lead to reduced choice and higher prices for customers NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have opened a full investigation into Johnson Johnsons acquisition of Takeda Pharmaceuticals surgical patch product TachoSil concerned that the deal could lead to reduced choice and higher prices for customers http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-takeda-pharma-m-a-johnson-johnson-eu/eu-says-johnson-johnsons-deal-for-takeda-patch-may-harm-competition-idUSKBN21C2GY2020-03-26
BRUSSELS Leaders of nine EU countries including France Italy and Spain called on the bloc to agree on a common debt to raise funds to support the health industry in combating the coronavirus as well as the broader economies according to a letter seen by Reuters NegativeBRUSSELS Leaders of nine EU countries including France Italy and Spain called on the bloc to agree on a common debt to raise funds to support the health industry in combating the coronavirus as well as the broader economies according to a letter seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-letter/nine-eu-leaders-call-for-joint-debt-issuance-for-coronavirus-spending-idUSKBN21C1SC2020-03-26
European Union states need 10 times as much personal protective equipment and other medical devices than traditional supply chains can provide an internal EU document showed on Wednesday NegativeCoronavirus cases across the globe jumped on Thursday as Japan planned to set up a special virus task force and New Zealand went under lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21D0HT2020-03-26
The EU competition enforcer said high development costs meant rivals would find it difficult to enter the market NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have opened a full investigation into Johnson Johnsons acquisition of Takeda Pharmaceuticals surgical patch product TachoSil concerned that the deal could lead to reduced choice and higher prices for customers http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-takeda-pharma-m-a-johnson-johnson-eu/eu-says-johnson-johnsons-deal-for-takeda-patch-may-harm-competition-idUSKBN21C2GY2020-03-26
BRUSSELS Cargo shipping companies will be exempt from antitrust rules against anticompetitive agreements for a further four years until 2024 because this leads to lower prices and better consumer services EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday PositiveBRUSSELS Cargo shipping companies will be exempt from antitrust rules against anticompetitive agreements for a further four years until 2024 because this leads to lower prices and better consumer services EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-antitrust-shipping/cargo-shipping-to-keep-eu-antitrust-exemption-until-2024-idUSKBN21B1GZ2020-03-25
BRUSSELS The European Union has asked Greece to move migrants most at risk of contracting the coronavirus from overcrowded camps on its Mediterranean islands the EUs top migration official told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has asked Greece to move migrants most at risk of contracting the coronavirus from overcrowded camps on its Mediterranean islands the EUs top migration official told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-greece-migratio/eu-asks-greece-to-move-migrants-most-at-risk-from-coronavirus-out-of-crowded-camps-idUSKBN21B2Y12020-03-25
Following a consultation launched last year the EU competition watchdog said feedback showed the regulation still offers benefits to the liner shipping industry PositiveBRUSSELS Cargo shipping companies will be exempt from antitrust rules against anticompetitive agreements for a further four years until 2024 because this leads to lower prices and better consumer services EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-antitrust-shipping/cargo-shipping-to-keep-eu-antitrust-exemption-until-2024-idUSKBN21B1GZ2020-03-25
If Congress were to approve OTT regulation similar to that of the EU or Canada we would work with independent producers to comply with local content the spokesman said PositiveMEXICO CITY March 24 Mexican senators are set to vote Tuesday on a proposal that would force streaming platforms like Netflix Inc and Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mexico-netflix/mexican-senate-to-vote-on-proposal-to-compel-netflix-amazon-to-boost-local-content-idUSL1N2BH0YB2020-03-25
The consortia block exemption regulation results in efficiencies for carriers that can better use vessels capacity and offer more the EU competition enforcer said PositiveBRUSSELS Cargo shipping companies will be exempt from antitrust rules against anticompetitive agreements for a further four years until 2024 because this leads to lower prices and better consumer services EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-antitrust-shipping/cargo-shipping-to-keep-eu-antitrust-exemption-until-2024-idUSKBN21B1GZ2020-03-25
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers formally endorsed on Monday the suspension of EU limits on governments borrowing to give the 27 EU countries a free hand in fighting the disastrous effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers formally endorsed on Monday the suspension of EU limits on governments borrowing to give the 27 EU countries a free hand in fighting the disastrous effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-limits/governments-endorse-suspension-of-eu-limits-on-borrowing-amid-epidemic-idUSKBN21A2VZ2020-03-24
EU finance ministers will hold the teleconference at 1730 GMT on Tuesday NeutralBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss European Commission proposals to make use of the blocs bailout fund to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a teleconference on Tuesday evening the Commission said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eurozone-esm/euro-zone-to-discuss-bailout-fund-use-in-coronavirus-fight-on-tuesday-idUSKBN21A1Z52020-03-24
BRUSSELS Facebook will downgrade video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Europe the latest U.S. tech giant to respond to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeBRUSSELS Facebook will downgrade video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Europe the latest U.S. tech giant to respond to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-facebook/facebook-to-cut-video-streaming-quality-in-virus-hit-europe-idUSKBN2190VH2020-03-23
EU industry chief Thierry Breton has urged streaming platforms to free up bandwidth for healthcare and distance learning for thousands of children sent home by closing schools NeutralBRUSSELS Facebook will downgrade video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Europe the latest U.S. tech giant to respond to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-facebook/facebook-to-cut-video-streaming-quality-in-virus-hit-europe-idUSKBN2190VH2020-03-23
BRUSSELS The European Union executive moved to formalize a deal reached by EU finance ministers on March 5 to suspend EU budget rules that limit borrowing giving hardesthit Italy and other governments a free hand to fight the coronavirus NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union executive moved to formalize a deal reached by EU finance ministers on March 5 to suspend EU budget rules that limit borrowing giving hardesthit Italy and other governments a free hand to fight the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-fiscal/eu-executive-moves-to-formalize-suspension-of-eu-budget-rules-idUSKBN2180DR2020-03-22
Dombrovskis said the Commission is accelerating work on an EUwide scheme to help the unemployed scheduled for presentation in the fourth quarter NegativeROME Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday taking the toll in the worlds hardesthit country to almost 5000 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-italy/italy-coronavirus-deaths-jump-by-almost-800-government-shuts-most-workplaces-idUSKBN21811C2020-03-22
The document did not specify any cultural objects but an EU diplomat said it was added at the request of Greece with support from Italy NeutralATHENS Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuriesold dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Brexit negotiations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-marbles-greece/greece-says-marbles-return-not-linked-to-brexit-talks-idUSKBN20D1YF2020-03-22
A spokesman said the decision includes Britain which is leaving the EU and will initially be for 30 days NegativeBRUSSELS YouTube and Amazon Prime will sacrifice streaming quality in the EU to help avert internet gridlock as tens of millions of Europeans confined by the coronavirus outbreak switch to working from home http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-exclusive/youtube-amazon-prime-forgo-streaming-quality-to-relieve-european-networks-idUSKBN2170OP2020-03-21
BRUSSELS YouTube and Amazon Prime will sacrifice streaming quality in the EU to help avert internet gridlock as tens of millions of Europeans confined by the coronavirus outbreak switch to working from home NegativeBRUSSELS YouTube and Amazon Prime will sacrifice streaming quality in the EU to help avert internet gridlock as tens of millions of Europeans confined by the coronavirus outbreak switch to working from home http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-exclusive/youtube-amazon-prime-forgo-streaming-quality-to-relieve-european-networks-idUSKBN2170OP2020-03-21
Carriers have been told by the EU not to prioritise traffic as this would violate its net neutrality rules NegativeBRUSSELS YouTube and Amazon Prime will sacrifice streaming quality in the EU to help avert internet gridlock as tens of millions of Europeans confined by the coronavirus outbreak switch to working from home http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-exclusive/youtube-amazon-prime-forgo-streaming-quality-to-relieve-european-networks-idUSKBN2170OP2020-03-21
The EU halted its investigation into the case on March 2 while waiting for the companies to provide requested information NegativeThe European Commission which opened a fullscale investigation on Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-grandvision-m-a-essilorluxottica-eu/eu-regulators-target-essilorluxottica-deal-impact-in-britain-italy-idUSKBN21729N2020-03-21
7 already available to build the reserve and could use another 40 million euros if EU governments and lawmakers backed the extra spending PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Thursday to set up a stockpile of face masks intensive care equipment and other essential medical gear to tackle shortages in Europe in the face of booming demand caused by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-supplies/faced-with-shortages-eu-plans-stockpiling-medical-gear-idUSKBN2162662020-03-20
Among the gear that the EU intends to stockpile is reusable masks vaccines drugs laboratory supplies and intensive care medical equipment such as breathing ventilators NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Thursday to set up a stockpile of face masks intensive care equipment and other essential medical gear to tackle shortages in Europe in the face of booming demand caused by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-supplies/faced-with-shortages-eu-plans-stockpiling-medical-gear-idUSKBN2162662020-03-20
EU countries have introduced national lockdowns closing bars restaurants and cinemas and calling off events that bring together large numbers of people NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has responded to the coronavirus seen by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the biggest challenge since World War Two with a wide range of measures to limit the spread of the disease and the resulting economic damage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-measures-factbo/factbox-europeans-ask-what-has-eu-done-for-us-answer-2-5-trillion-euro-stimulus-idUSKBN2162JP2020-03-20
EU leaders closed Europes external borders for 30 days with an option to extend that NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has responded to the coronavirus seen by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the biggest challenge since World War Two with a wide range of measures to limit the spread of the disease and the resulting economic damage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-measures-factbo/factbox-europeans-ask-what-has-eu-done-for-us-answer-2-5-trillion-euro-stimulus-idUSKBN2162JP2020-03-20
More than a dozen EU countries have tightened or even shut borders that are usually open and uncontrolled in response to the spreading epidemic NegativeBRUSSELS Restrictions imposed by some European Union countries at their borders with other member states in response to the coronavirus outbreak are disrupting food supplies representatives of the industry and farmers said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-food/coronavirus-border-curbs-disrupt-eu-food-supplies-industry-idUSKBN2161OQ2020-03-20
The EU is paying of the costs of flying back EU nationals from around the globe PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union has responded to the coronavirus seen by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the biggest challenge since World War Two with a wide range of measures to limit the spread of the disease and the resulting economic damage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-measures-factbo/factbox-europeans-ask-what-has-eu-done-for-us-answer-2-5-trillion-euro-stimulus-idUSKBN2162JP2020-03-20
The EUs chief negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier said on Thursday he had tested positive for COVID19 NegativeThe worlds richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-20
The actual purchase of needed equipment would be carried out by one of the 27 EU states which will also host the stockpile PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Thursday to set up a stockpile of face masks intensive care equipment and other essential medical gear to tackle shortages in Europe in the face of booming demand caused by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-supplies/faced-with-shortages-eu-plans-stockpiling-medical-gear-idUSKBN2162662020-03-20
The new strategic reserve would be complementary to joint procurement efforts which are underway the EU commissioner for crisis management Janez Lenarcic told a news conference NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Thursday to set up a stockpile of face masks intensive care equipment and other essential medical gear to tackle shortages in Europe in the face of booming demand caused by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-supplies/faced-with-shortages-eu-plans-stockpiling-medical-gear-idUSKBN2162662020-03-20
The stockpile will be funded almost entirely with EU money with a small fraction being covered with national resources of EU states PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Thursday to set up a stockpile of face masks intensive care equipment and other essential medical gear to tackle shortages in Europe in the face of booming demand caused by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-supplies/faced-with-shortages-eu-plans-stockpiling-medical-gear-idUSKBN2162662020-03-20
They urged EU countries and institutions to prepare contingency plans for possible shortages of workers NegativeBRUSSELS Restrictions imposed by some European Union countries at their borders with other member states in response to the coronavirus outbreak are disrupting food supplies representatives of the industry and farmers said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-food/coronavirus-border-curbs-disrupt-eu-food-supplies-industry-idUSKBN2161OQ2020-03-20
To keep goods flowing in the internal EU market of 450 million people the Commission has proposed fast lanes for lorries carrying merchandise across borders PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union has responded to the coronavirus seen by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the biggest challenge since World War Two with a wide range of measures to limit the spread of the disease and the resulting economic damage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-measures-factbo/factbox-europeans-ask-what-has-eu-done-for-us-answer-2-5-trillion-euro-stimulus-idUSKBN2162JP2020-03-20
We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to standard definition by the company said in a statement NegativeThe move came after Breton spoke to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-exclusive/exclusive-youtube-to-reduce-streaming-quality-in-europe-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN2170OP2020-03-20
BRUSSELS EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton has called on video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Alphabet unit YouTube to take measures to prevent internet gridlock caused by people teleworking and streaming at home due to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeBRUSSELS EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton has called on video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Alphabet unit YouTube to take measures to prevent internet gridlock caused by people teleworking and streaming at home due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-internet/eu-wants-streaming-platforms-to-ease-internet-gridlock-amid-virus-crisis-idUSKBN2153RV2020-03-19
EU leaders have been conferring by videoconferences since early March NeutralBRUSSELS Russian media have deployed a significant disinformation against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus generate panic and sow distrust according to a European Union document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F2020-03-19
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed to what he said was the lack in the EU document of a specific example or link to a specific media outlet NegativeBRUSSELS Russian media have deployed a significant disinformation against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus generate panic and sow distrust according to a European Union document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F2020-03-19
The Commission and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications will set up a special reporting mechanism to monitor the internet traffic situation in each EU country NeutralBRUSSELS EU Industry Chief Thierry Breton has called on video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Alphabet unit YouTube to take measures to prevent internet gridlock caused by people teleworking and streaming at home due to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-internet/eu-wants-streaming-platforms-to-ease-internet-gridlock-amid-virus-crisis-idUSKBN2153RV2020-03-19
The EU and NATO have previously accused Russia of covert action including disinformation to try to destabilize the West by exploiting divisions in society NegativeBRUSSELS Russian media have deployed a significant disinformation against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus generate panic and sow distrust according to a European Union document seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F2020-03-19
The tool is compliant with EU privacy rulebook the General Data Protection Regulation which restricts the processing of sensitive personal data without its owners explicit consent NegativeMobile carriers are sharing data with the health authorities in Italy Germany and Austria helping to fight coronavirus by monitoring whether people are complying with curbs on movement while at the same time respecting Europes privacy laws http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-europe-telecoms/european-mobile-operators-share-data-for-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN2152C22020-03-19
As EU transport ministers prepared to discuss financial support the Airlines for Europe group called for widespread tax deferrals to ensure that as many airlines as possible the crisis PositiveAirlines demanded urgent tax relief to avoid multiple bankruptcies as coronavirus disruption continued its spread across the global industry on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/coronavirus-stricken-airlines-call-for-state-aid-to-avert-ruin-idUSKBN21433Y2020-03-18
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will on Tuesday discuss how to prevent hostile U.S. takeovers of EUbased research firms at the forefront in developing drugs and vaccines against the coronavirus officials said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will on Tuesday discuss how to prevent hostile U.S. takeovers of EUbased research firms at the forefront in developing drugs and vaccines against the coronavirus officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-usa/eu-seeks-to-prevent-u-s-takeovers-of-coronavirus-research-firms-idUSKBN2142G12020-03-18
EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan had hoped to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during a visit this week but the trip was canceled amid concerns about the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is expected to increase U.S. tariffs on Airbus planes by on Wednesday U.S. and European officials say dealing a further blow to U.S. airlines already hammered by sharp drops in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu-aircraft/u-s-to-boost-tariffs-on-airbus-planes-wednesday-adding-pressure-on-airlines-idUSKBN2143MF2020-03-18
European Union transport ministers will hold a videoconference on Wednesday an EU official said NeutralAirlines demanded urgent tax relief to avoid multiple bankruptcies as coronavirus disruption continued its spread across the global industry on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/coronavirus-stricken-airlines-call-for-state-aid-to-avert-ruin-idUSKBN21433Y2020-03-18
Many other companies are an EU official told Reuters referring to the agenda of the EU leaders videoconference NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders will on Tuesday discuss how to prevent hostile U.S. takeovers of EUbased research firms at the forefront in developing drugs and vaccines against the coronavirus officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-usa/eu-seeks-to-prevent-u-s-takeovers-of-coronavirus-research-firms-idUSKBN2142G12020-03-18
Rome has issued similar calls for joint EU funding during previous crises usually running into opposition from the blocs most powerful economy and paymaster Germany NegativeItalys prime minister on Tuesday declared coronavirus was causing a socioeconomic as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing frontier curbs of their own http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/europe-grapples-with-socio-economic-tsunami-of-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21426H2020-03-18
Slovakia Slovenia and Hungary have not formally informed the EU about such moves despite pursuing them meaning the real number is likely higher NeutralItalys prime minister on Tuesday declared coronavirus was causing a socioeconomic as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing frontier curbs of their own http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/europe-grapples-with-socio-economic-tsunami-of-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21426H2020-03-18
The EUs executive European Commission warned member states that this was just the beginning of the crisis and Germany said it would run for months rather than diplomats said NegativeItalys prime minister on Tuesday declared coronavirus was causing a socioeconomic as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing frontier curbs of their own http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/europe-grapples-with-socio-economic-tsunami-of-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21426H2020-03-18
The blocs antitrust chief proposed allowing governments to offer grants or tax advantages of up to 500000 euros to ailing companies though some EU countries want Brussels to go further PositiveItalys prime minister on Tuesday declared coronavirus was causing a socioeconomic as European leaders agreed to seal off external borders but many countries thwarted solidarity by imposing frontier curbs of their own http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/europe-grapples-with-socio-economic-tsunami-of-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN21426H2020-03-18
At their videoconference on Monday EU finance ministers are also expected to discuss a package of financial measures proposed by the EU Commission on Friday NeutralBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-finance-ministers-to-discuss-role-for-rescue-funds-fiscal-bazooka-against-virus-idUSKBN2131UA2020-03-17
BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-finance-ministers-to-discuss-role-for-rescue-funds-fiscal-bazooka-against-virus-idUSKBN2131UA2020-03-17
BRUSSELS The EU economy is likely to shrink this year as a result of the coronavirus a European Commission document showed but officials said internal Commission estimates were more pessimistic and pointed to a recession of even 2 NegativeBRUSSELS The EU economy is likely to shrink this year as a result of the coronavirus a European Commission document showed but officials said internal Commission estimates were more pessimistic and pointed to a recession of even 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-gdp/eu-economy-likely-to-shrink-1-in-2020-because-of-coronavirus-commission-idUSKBN2132RN2020-03-17
BRUSSELS The European Union could provide 2840 billion euros immediately to support small and mediumsized companies hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic the European Investment Bank said in a letter to EU finance ministers PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union could provide 2840 billion euros immediately to support small and mediumsized companies hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic the European Investment Bank said in a letter to EU finance ministers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-eib/eu-could-muster-28-40-billion-euros-immediately-to-support-firms-hit-by-epidemic-eib-idUSKBN2132FL2020-03-17
Both sources expected EU leaders to discuss the matter during a video conference on Tuesday on the health crisis NegativeBRUSSELS Europe is looking to ban foreign nationals from coming into the Schengen open border zone two sources said as the continent scrambles to contain the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-schengen/europe-looks-to-suspend-incoming-travel-over-coronavirus-sources-idUSKBN2132HY2020-03-17
Centeno said EU budget rules the Stability and Growth Pact which normally put limits on government spending and borrowing to safeguard the euro would be suspended for now NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers pledged on Monday an commitment to fight the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic saying they would do whatever it takes and more to restore confidence and a rapid recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-response/euro-zone-pledges-whatever-it-takes-to-fight-coronavirus-effects-idUSKBN21300F2020-03-17
EU finance ministers were planning a coordinated economic response to the virus which the European Commission says could push the European Union into recession NegativeCoronavirus fears led to a historic drop in U.S. stocks shut borders and disrupted daily life around the world as governments took increasingly drastic measures to try to reduce the severity of the global outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/coronavirus-causes-historic-market-drop-global-scramble-to-contain-invisible-enemy-idUSKBN2130EQ2020-03-17
In addition the ministers pledged to make full use of increased state spending for various welfare benefits deployed during economic downturns or what the EU calls automatic stabilizers PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers pledged on Monday an commitment to fight the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic saying they would do whatever it takes and more to restore confidence and a rapid recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-response/euro-zone-pledges-whatever-it-takes-to-fight-coronavirus-effects-idUSKBN21300F2020-03-17
Officials admitted that extraordinary options were being considered given the exceptional circumstances with both the 27country EU and 19member euro zone economies expected to tip into recession this year NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-finance-ministers-to-discuss-role-for-rescue-funds-fiscal-bazooka-against-virus-idUSKBN2131UA2020-03-17
Some economists believe the economic challenge facing the 27nation EU and the euro zone could be bigger than the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis that hit Europe in 2008 NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers pledged on Monday an commitment to fight the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic saying they would do whatever it takes and more to restore confidence and a rapid recovery http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-response/euro-zone-pledges-whatever-it-takes-to-fight-coronavirus-effects-idUSKBN21300F2020-03-17
The COVID19 crisis is estimated to have a very large detrimental economic impact on the EU and euro the Commission document said NegativeBRUSSELS The EU economy is likely to shrink this year as a result of the coronavirus a European Commission document showed but officials said internal Commission estimates were more pessimistic and pointed to a recession of even 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-gdp/eu-economy-likely-to-shrink-1-in-2020-because-of-coronavirus-commission-idUSKBN2132RN2020-03-17
The talks will be held amid calls from EU lawmakers to allow an exceptional use of the European Stability Mechanism to tackle the unprecedented health and economic crisis NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-finance-ministers-to-discuss-role-for-rescue-funds-fiscal-bazooka-against-virus-idUSKBN2131UA2020-03-17
These measures need to be approved by governments and EU lawmakers NeutralBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday the possible use of an EU emergency fund worth more than 400 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy/eu-finance-ministers-to-discuss-role-for-rescue-funds-fiscal-bazooka-against-virus-idUSKBN2131UA2020-03-17
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers plan to agree on Monday on a coordinated economic response to the coronavirus pandemic with the European Commission forecasting the effects of the virus could push the EU into a recession PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers plan to agree on Monday on a coordinated economic response to the coronavirus pandemic with the European Commission forecasting the effects of the virus could push the EU into a recession http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-response/eu-plans-to-agree-coordinated-economic-coronavirus-response-on-monday-idUSKBN21300F2020-03-16
She cited Germanys foreign trade law under which Berlin can examine takeover bids from nonEU socalled third countries if national or European security interests are at PositiveBERLIN Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-usa/germany-tries-to-halt-u-s-interest-in-firm-working-on-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN2120IV2020-03-16
Guineas first case was an employee of the European Union delegation who had selfisolated after she felt ill upon returning from Europe the EU delegation said NegativeNAIROBI Kenya Ethiopia Sudan Guinea and Mauritania all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday giving the disease a foothold in 19 countries on the African continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya/kenya-ethiopia-join-expanding-list-of-african-states-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN2100W32020-03-14
They are required to inform the EU umbrella body the European Securities and Markets Authority NeutralItaly and Spain imposed trading curbs on stock markets banning shortselling of dozens of stocks to stem a market rout triggered by the coronavirus outbreak that saw European stock exchanges post their worstever daily losses http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks-short-selling/italy-spain-curb-trading-to-stem-coronavirus-market-crash-idUSKBN2101LN2020-03-14
Under EU law national authorities have the power to introduce such bans NegativeItaly and Spain imposed trading curbs on stock markets banning shortselling of dozens of stocks to stem a market rout triggered by the coronavirus outbreak that saw European stock exchanges post their worstever daily losses http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks-short-selling/italy-spain-curb-trading-to-stem-coronavirus-market-crash-idUSKBN2101LN2020-03-14
Under EU rules hedge funds and others who engage in short selling have to notify the markets watchdog when they take bigger short positions NegativeItaly and Spain imposed trading curbs on stock markets banning shortselling of dozens of stocks to stem a market rout triggered by the coronavirus outbreak that saw European stock exchanges post their worstever daily losses http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks-short-selling/italy-spain-curb-trading-to-stem-coronavirus-market-crash-idUSKBN2101LN2020-03-14
A ruling in the parallel EU case is expected in coming months NeutralWashington state on Thursday moved to formally repeal an aerospace tax break that benefited U.S. planemaker Boeing and avert looming European Union tariffs on U.S. goods http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-usa-aircraft-boeing/washington-state-repeals-pro-boeing-tax-break-u-s-hopes-to-avoid-eu-tariffs-idUSKBN20Z39A2020-03-13
Among EUs largest economies Italy was the best performer in January with a 3 PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone industrial production leapt in January by far more than expected official estimates released on Thursday show in a sign that a recovery in the bloc was underway before the coronavirus began hitting the economy last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-industrialoutput/euro-zone-industry-output-jumped-in-january-before-virus-blow-idUSKBN20Z1DU2020-03-13
The move threatens a timeline which many in the EU thought was already optimistic with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeking a new deal by the end of the year NegativeLONDON Britain and the European Union agreed to cancel facetoface trade negotiations planned for next week in London due to the coronavirus outbreak the UK government said on Thursday adding however that alternatives were being explored http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-talks/eu-uk-face-to-face-brexit-trade-talks-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z35P2020-03-13
As well as the EU the latest decision includes Switzerland India Pakistan Sri Lanka the Philippines Sudan Ethiopia South Sudan Eritrea Kenya Djibouti and Somalia NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia has extended flight and travel bans over coronavirus fears to include the European Union and 12 other countries after announcing 24 new cases overnight to bring its total to 45 state media reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/saudi-arabia-widens-travel-ban-to-europe-others-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z03K2020-03-12
EU authorities should enable a moratorium to help keep cash flowing to sound borrowers facing temporary challenges due to coronavirus the EBF said Negativeitem that ran late Wednesday with no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/health-coronavirus-banks-eu/rpt-update-1-banks-urge-eu-to-ease-capital-rules-to-fight-coronavirus-fallout-idUSL8N2B516H2020-03-12
EU investment of billion is at risk on 7 NegativeLONDON Nearly billion of investment in coal power capacity worldwide is at risk because it is cheaper to generate electricity from new renewables research by think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-coal-power/nearly-640-billion-coal-investments-undercut-by-cheap-renewables-research-idUSKBN20Z0012020-03-12
Greece says it has a duty to protect the EU border PositiveTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greek security forces on Wednesday of behaving like Nazis for using force against migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/turkeys-erdogan-accuses-greece-of-nazi-tactics-against-migrants-at-border-idUSKBN20Y14V2020-03-12
No comment was immediately available on the decision from the EU delegation in Washington NeutralWASHINGTON The United States did not coordinate on a sweeping restriction on European travel aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus with European officials before U.S. President Donald Trump announced it late on Wednesday a European diplomat said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-reaction/u-s-did-not-coordinate-notify-eu-about-travel-restriction-diplomat-idUSKBN20Z0F72020-03-12
The EBF said that other types of buffers imposed by national regulators on top of EU minimum requirements could also be eased Neutralitem that ran late Wednesday with no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/health-coronavirus-banks-eu/rpt-update-1-banks-urge-eu-to-ease-capital-rules-to-fight-coronavirus-fallout-idUSL8N2B516H2020-03-12
The trip is said one of the EU officials NeutralWASHINGTON The European Unions top trade official has canceled plans to visit the United States and Canada next week as concerns escalate about the fastspreading coronavirus two EU officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-hogan/eus-hogan-cancels-trip-to-u-s-canada-over-coronavirus-concerns-eu-officials-idUSKBN20Y3DC2020-03-12
WASHINGTON The European Unions top trade official has canceled plans to visit the United States and Canada next week as concerns escalate about the fastspreading coronavirus two EU officials said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The European Unions top trade official has canceled plans to visit the United States and Canada next week as concerns escalate about the fastspreading coronavirus two EU officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-hogan/eus-hogan-cancels-trip-to-u-s-canada-over-coronavirus-concerns-eu-officials-idUSKBN20Y3DC2020-03-12
34billion euro EU antitrust fine levied for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals NegativeLUXEMBOURG Intel on Tuesday said EU antitrust regulators got it wrong when they fined the chipmaker 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-intel-antitrust/intel-says-flawed-eu-antitrust-decision-underpins-1-2-billion-fine-idUSKBN20X1FV2020-03-11
ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would not stop migrants trying to cross Turkeys border into Greece despite EU pressure to do so but he also announced a summit next week in Istanbul with European leaders to seek a solution to the crisis NegativeANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would not stop migrants trying to cross Turkeys border into Greece despite EU pressure to do so but he also announced a summit next week in Istanbul with European leaders to seek a solution to the crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/turkey-defies-eu-pressure-to-shut-border-says-to-host-migration-summit-idUSKBN20X1012020-03-11
EU antitrust enforcers however are concerned that the deal between two global leaders in an already concentrated and capacityconstrained market could push up prices for cruise ships NegativeItaly sees the deal by Europes largest shipyard as an opportunity to create a European industrial champion in the shipbuilding industry to stave off competition from Asia and other regions http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chantiers-m-a-fincantieri-eu/without-strong-concessions-fincantieris-chantiers-deal-faces-eu-veto-sources-idUSKBN20X30U2020-03-11
Qualcomm has challenged a 997millioneuro EU fine for paying iPhone maker Apple to use only its chips blocking out rivals such as Intel NegativeLUXEMBOURG Intel on Tuesday said EU antitrust regulators got it wrong when they fined the chipmaker 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-intel-antitrust/intel-says-flawed-eu-antitrust-decision-underpins-1-2-billion-fine-idUSKBN20X1FV2020-03-11
This is a tough year for the Moroccan he said as demand from the EU Moroccos main trading partner dwindles as a ramification of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeRABAT Moroccos economic growth is expected to be revised downwards to near in 2020 from an initial forecast of 3 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-growth/drought-coronavirus-to-slow-moroccos-economic-growth-to-near-2-planning-agency-chief-idUSKBN20X3442020-03-11
An EU official said the call was likely to take place on Tuesday NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders are set to hold a teleconference to discuss a coordinated EU response to the coronavirus outbreak the president of the European Council Charles Michel said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-talks/eu-leaders-set-to-hold-emergency-talks-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20W1PP2020-03-10
At the same time the EU is trying to support Greece where it says some 42000 refugees and migrants are stuck on the islands including about 5500 unaccompanied children NegativeBRUSSELS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sought more European support on Monday over the war in Syria and for hosting millions of refugees but was told he must first stop encouraging migrants to cross into Greece http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-vonderleyen/eu-tells-turkey-to-pull-migrants-back-from-greek-border-idUSKBN20W1AU2020-03-10
BRUSSELS European Union leaders are set to hold a teleconference to discuss a coordinated EU response to the coronavirus outbreak the president of the European Council Charles Michel said on Monday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders are set to hold a teleconference to discuss a coordinated EU response to the coronavirus outbreak the president of the European Council Charles Michel said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-talks/eu-leaders-set-to-hold-emergency-talks-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20W1PP2020-03-10
BRUSSELS The European Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider calling off this weeks plenary session of the EU assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak two officials said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Monday to consider calling off this weeks plenary session of the EU assembly due to the coronavirus outbreak two officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-parliament/eu-parliament-to-consider-calling-off-session-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20W19R2020-03-10
Brexit poses further challenges for global banks with EU authorities still not decided on whether the likes of Goldman can trade EU stocks and bonds outside the bloc NegativeLONDON Goldman Sachs named top trader Michael Daffey as global markets chairman on Monday with a remit to strengthen key client relationships as the Wall Street giant tries to remodel its trading business in Europe after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-goldman-sachs-daffey-exclusive/exclusive-goldman-turns-to-veteran-daffey-to-navigate-post-brexit-markets-idUSKBN20W23V2020-03-10
All scheduled meetings including EU trade ministers talks on March 12 will go ahead and no decision have been taken on a reduced the email said PositiveBRUSSELS A second coronavirus case was detected at the Council of the European Union in Brussels last week and 46 staff were asked to stay at home and monitor their health according to an email sent seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-belgium/eu-council-suffers-second-coronavirus-case-idUSKBN20V0OJ2020-03-09
BRUSSELS The European Council said on Sunday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Brussels on March 9 to discuss EUTurkey matters including Syria and migration PositiveBRUSSELS The European Council said on Sunday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Brussels on March 9 to discuss EUTurkey matters including Syria and migration http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/turkish-president-erdogan-to-visit-brussels-march-9-idUSKBN20V0PA2020-03-09
Erdogan is due to meet Charles Michel who chairs summits of EU leaders and Ursula von der Leyen president of the EUs executive Commission PositiveISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Greece on Sunday to open your to refugees trying to enter the European Union from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from the EU at talks on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/erdogan-to-discuss-migrant-crisis-with-eu-urges-greece-to-open-your-gates-idUSKBN20V0M02020-03-09
ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Greece on Sunday to open your to refugees trying to enter the European Union from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from the EU at talks on Monday NegativeISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Greece on Sunday to open your to refugees trying to enter the European Union from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from the EU at talks on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/erdogan-to-discuss-migrant-crisis-with-eu-urges-greece-to-open-your-gates-idUSKBN20V0M02020-03-09
The Council which hosts ministerial meetings and EU summits has a staff of around 3000 PositiveBRUSSELS A second coronavirus case was detected at the Council of the European Union in Brussels last week and 46 staff were asked to stay at home and monitor their health according to an email sent seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-belgium/eu-council-suffers-second-coronavirus-case-idUSKBN20V0OJ2020-03-09
COPENHAGEN Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei is confident some European telecoms firms will choose it to provide 5G technology for their core networks the firms chief representative to the EU Abraham Liu told Reuters on Friday PositiveCOPENHAGEN Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei is confident some European telecoms firms will choose it to provide 5G technology for their core networks the firms chief representative to the EU Abraham Liu told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-eu/huawei-confident-it-will-supply-core-network-technology-to-european-operators-idUSKBN20T1AV2020-03-07
In addition to measures adopted by EU states to safeguard growth the EU is considering targeted measures for sectors most in need which include tourism transport and carmakers PositiveBRUSSELS European Union officials are considering temporarily suspending its rules on state subsidies and financial support to economic segments hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eu-support/eu-may-waive-state-subsidy-rules-to-bolster-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN20T1XN2020-03-07
One of those rescued by the coastguard said he was undaunted by his failed effort to reach EU territory NegativeDIKILI Turkey Turkeys coastguard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coastguard vessels http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-syria-security-turkey-coastguard/turkish-coastguard-rescues-120-migrants-off-western-coast-idUSKBN20T2E32020-03-07
The EAEU has been courting Uzbekistan since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in 2016 following the death of veteran leader Islam Karimov who showed no willingness to join PositiveTASHKENT Uzbekistan will become an observer in the Russialed Eurasian Economic Union before deciding if it wants to become a full member of the trade bloc the Tashkent government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-uzbekistan-russia-trade/uzbekistan-to-become-observer-in-russia-led-trade-bloc-idUSKBN20U0E22020-03-07
The EU could offer more money beyond the 6 billion euros PositiveKASTANIES Turkey The European Union on Friday pleaded with migrants on the Turkish border to stop trying to cross into Greece but dangled the prospect of more aid for Ankara as a standoff between Greek riot police and refugees entered a second week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-greece/migrant-crisis-at-greek-turkish-border-in-second-week-eu-mulls-more-aid-idUSKBN20T0PX2020-03-07
The EU is also considering granting full flexibility from EU fiscal rules for states that need to spend more to combat the crisis NegativeBRUSSELS European Union officials are considering temporarily suspending its rules on state subsidies and financial support to economic segments hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eu-support/eu-may-waive-state-subsidy-rules-to-bolster-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN20T1XN2020-03-07
The EU official also said the European Investment Bank could offer further funding to sectors in need of immediate help for instance through guarantees for liquidity financing to smaller firms PositiveBRUSSELS European Union officials are considering temporarily suspending its rules on state subsidies and financial support to economic segments hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eu-support/eu-may-waive-state-subsidy-rules-to-bolster-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN20T1XN2020-03-07
The EU suspended parts of its state aid framework during the crisis to allow governments to bail out banks NegativeBRUSSELS European Union officials are considering temporarily suspending its rules on state subsidies and financial support to economic segments hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eu-support/eu-may-waive-state-subsidy-rules-to-bolster-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN20T1XN2020-03-07
With a population of 34 million Uzbekistan could potentially become the secondbiggest consumer market in the EAEU after Russia PositiveTASHKENT Uzbekistan will become an observer in the Russialed Eurasian Economic Union before deciding if it wants to become a full member of the trade bloc the Tashkent government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-uzbekistan-russia-trade/uzbekistan-to-become-observer-in-russia-led-trade-bloc-idUSKBN20U0E22020-03-07
BRUSSELS European Union states are mulling radical measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak including the mobilization of retired healthcare workers and medical students to help hospitals handle growing numbers of patients an EU official said on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union states are mulling radical measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak including the mobilization of retired healthcare workers and medical students to help hospitals handle growing numbers of patients an EU official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-workers/eu-eyes-mobilization-of-retired-medical-workers-students-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S25A2020-03-06
EU health ministers are due to discuss the coronavirus outbreak at a meeting in Brussels on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union states are mulling radical measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak including the mobilization of retired healthcare workers and medical students to help hospitals handle growing numbers of patients an EU official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-workers/eu-eyes-mobilization-of-retired-medical-workers-students-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S25A2020-03-06
Rabobanks Elwin said the EU would probably have two quarters of zerotonegative growth with some countries showing negative growth in 2020 NegativeEuropean shares snapped a threeday gaining streak on Thursday as concerns over the scale of economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak overtook optimism over support from monetary stimulus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-back-in-red-as-virus-fears-persist-miners-lead-losses-idUSKBN20S0TP2020-03-06
The choice of individual government responses rather than a panEU one was for now more convenient to speed things up NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is giving governments all the fiscal leeway they need to individually deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus and may decide on a more concerted stimulus if the economy suffers severely officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-rules/unshackled-by-eu-countries-have-fiscal-freedom-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S1SZ2020-03-06
But EUs ties with Turkey a NATO ally are strained over human rights and security issues as well as Ankaras hydrocabons drilling in east Mediterranean NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
EU member states are divided over Turkey NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
He said EU officials were overly worked about threats to transatlantic ties which he said were as strong as ever NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration would face resistance from the U.S. Congress if it tried to push through a mini trade deal with the European Union that did not include agriculture U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-senators-trade-advice-to-eu-keep-calm-and-put-agriculture-on-the-table-idUSKBN20R39I2020-03-05
He said Turkey does not consider its decision to encourage migrants to cross over into the EU as political as some European officials have said NegativeISTANBUL Turkey said on Wednesday it was preparing a case in the European Court of Human Rights over Greeces treatment of migrants and added the EU has so far made no concrete offer to deal with thousands trying to enter the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/turkey-prepares-human-rights-case-over-greeces-treatment-of-migrants-idUSKBN20R2UP2020-03-05
Human rights groups decried Athens hardnosed action on the border and its decision to suspend accepting asylum claims but the EU expressed solidarity with Greece NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
ISTANBUL Turkey said on Wednesday it was preparing a case in the European Court of Human Rights over Greeces treatment of migrants and added the EU has so far made no concrete offer to deal with thousands trying to enter the bloc NegativeISTANBUL Turkey said on Wednesday it was preparing a case in the European Court of Human Rights over Greeces treatment of migrants and added the EU has so far made no concrete offer to deal with thousands trying to enter the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-eu/turkey-prepares-human-rights-case-over-greeces-treatment-of-migrants-idUSKBN20R2UP2020-03-05
In a joint statement EU ministers recognized the increased migratory burden and risks Turkey is but also denounced Turkeys use of migratory pressure for political purposes NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
That came after Turkey citing the latest fighting in Syria backed away from a 2016 deal with the EU to keep refugees and migrants away from Europe NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
The U.S. Fed and Canadas central bank have already announced rate cuts and EU finance ministers said they stood ready to take policy action NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone growth is likely to be slower in 2020 than the 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eurozone-growt/coronavirus-likely-to-dampen-euro-zone-growth-in-2020-eu-executive-idUSKBN20R2Y22020-03-05
The document prepared for a teleconference of EU finance ministers did not give a new growth forecast for the 19 countries sharing the euro noting the many uncertainties PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone growth is likely to be slower in 2020 than the 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-eurozone-growt/coronavirus-likely-to-dampen-euro-zone-growth-in-2020-eu-executive-idUSKBN20R2Y22020-03-05
The right to asylum does not mean that Erdogan can send how many migrants he wants into the European EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told journalists on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
This situation at EUs external borders is not they said in calling on Ankara to stick to the 2016 pact NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
With bitter divisions damaging the blocs unity the EU turned to Turkey to prevent arrivals in the first place and put itself at the mercy of Erdogan NegativeBRUSSELS European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syrias Idlib but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx of migrants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-turkey/in-a-bind-over-turkey-eu-finds-money-to-contain-immigration-idUSKBN20R2AF2020-03-05
A fourth EU official confirmed the call could prepare the ground for a possible fiscal response of EU countries but stressed the steps would be decided at national level NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are unlikely to decide on any concrete action in response to the coronavirus outbreak at their teleconference on Wednesday as the call is meant to be mainly a stocktaking exercise three EU finance officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-coronavirus-health-eu-economy/no-action-seen-at-wednesday-eu-finance-ministers-coronavirus-call-officials-idUSKBN20Q1D92020-03-04
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are unlikely to decide on any concrete action in response to the coronavirus outbreak at their teleconference on Wednesday as the call is meant to be mainly a stocktaking exercise three EU finance officials said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are unlikely to decide on any concrete action in response to the coronavirus outbreak at their teleconference on Wednesday as the call is meant to be mainly a stocktaking exercise three EU finance officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-coronavirus-health-eu-economy/no-action-seen-at-wednesday-eu-finance-ministers-coronavirus-call-officials-idUSKBN20Q1D92020-03-04
Essentially the responses will come from member one EU official said NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are unlikely to decide on any concrete action in response to the coronavirus outbreak at their teleconference on Wednesday as the call is meant to be mainly a stocktaking exercise three EU finance officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-coronavirus-health-eu-economy/no-action-seen-at-wednesday-eu-finance-ministers-coronavirus-call-officials-idUSKBN20Q1D92020-03-04
I dont expect any decisions to be made just a second EU official said NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are unlikely to decide on any concrete action in response to the coronavirus outbreak at their teleconference on Wednesday as the call is meant to be mainly a stocktaking exercise three EU finance officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-coronavirus-health-eu-economy/no-action-seen-at-wednesday-eu-finance-ministers-coronavirus-call-officials-idUSKBN20Q1D92020-03-04
Out of the 144000 charging points available across the EU more than are in the Netherlands in Germany in France and in the United Kingdom according to ACEAs website PositiveFRANKFURT Carmakers are under pressure in Europe to sell more electric cars or face huge fines for breaching new emissions rules aimed at tackling global warming http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autoshow-geneva-carbon-explainer/explainer-why-automakers-are-on-a-drive-to-sell-electric-cars-in-europe-idUSKBN20Q1MM2020-03-04
Apple Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Starbucks and scores of other multinationals have also been caught in the EU crackdown in recent years over their tax deals with countries in the bloc NegativeBRUSSELS Amazon will on Thursday seek to overturn an EU order to repay about 250 million euros in back taxes to Luxembourg at Europes secondhighest court one of a series of highprofile cases marking the blocs crackdown on unfair tax deals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-amazon-com-taxavoidance/amazons-fight-against-277-million-eu-tax-order-kicks-off-in-court-on-thursday-idUSKBN20P1F52020-03-03
BRUSSELS Amazon will on Thursday seek to overturn an EU order to repay about 250 million euros in back taxes to Luxembourg at Europes secondhighest court one of a series of highprofile cases marking the blocs crackdown on unfair tax deals NegativeBRUSSELS Amazon will on Thursday seek to overturn an EU order to repay about 250 million euros in back taxes to Luxembourg at Europes secondhighest court one of a series of highprofile cases marking the blocs crackdown on unfair tax deals http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-amazon-com-taxavoidance/amazons-fight-against-277-million-eu-tax-order-kicks-off-in-court-on-thursday-idUSKBN20P1F52020-03-03
BRUSSELS European Union regulators will in June set out proposals to tackle Chinese statebacked companies enjoying an unfair advantage versus their European counterparts EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday following calls from Germany and France NegativeBRUSSELS European Union regulators will in June set out proposals to tackle Chinese statebacked companies enjoying an unfair advantage versus their European counterparts EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday following calls from Germany and France http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust/eus-vestager-to-set-out-plans-to-tackle-chinas-state-backed-firms-idUSKBN20P2RF2020-03-03
EU experts have so far agreed that turning people potentially infected with the virus back at borders could help spread the disease but this position is subject to weekly reviews NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is considering measures to protect its economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak top officials said on Monday as health risks in Europe were raised to high after the virus spread to most countries in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/eu-ready-to-loosen-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-bites-economy-idUSKBN20P1KL2020-03-03
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also said Turkey should not express its dissatisfaction with the EU on the back of refugees NegativeGreece A young Syrian boy died on Monday after being pulled from the sea when a boat capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos Greek officials said the first reported fatality since Turkey opened its border last week to let migrants reach Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-greece/child-drowns-at-sea-off-greece-in-first-fatality-after-turkey-opens-border-idUSKBN20P1BG2020-03-03
Germany and France have led calls to EU antitrust regulators to do more to secure a level playing field for European companies competing with Chinese firms NegativeBRUSSELS European Union regulators will in June set out proposals to tackle Chinese statebacked companies enjoying an unfair advantage versus their European counterparts EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday following calls from Germany and France http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust/eus-vestager-to-set-out-plans-to-tackle-chinas-state-backed-firms-idUSKBN20P2RF2020-03-03
In an extraordinary conference call on Wednesday EU finance ministers will discuss immediate actions at national level to reduce risks of an economic crisis Gentiloni said NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is considering measures to protect its economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak top officials said on Monday as health risks in Europe were raised to high after the virus spread to most countries in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/eu-ready-to-loosen-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-bites-economy-idUSKBN20P1KL2020-03-03
Johnson the face of Britains campaign to leave the EU has repeatedly said the ability to strike new trade deals with other countries is a major benefit of Brexit PositiveLONDON Britain on Monday unveiled its mandate for trade talks with the United States with Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to drive a hard bargain in negotiations that are set to test the two allies special http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/britain-vows-hard-bargain-in-list-of-demands-for-u-s-trade-deal-idUSKBN20O2BV2020-03-03
LONDON British trade minister Liz Truss said she wanted with the United States to agree to the removal of retaliatory tariffs on some British and U.S. products over EU subsidies on large aircraft early in trade negotiations to show goodwill PositiveLONDON British trade minister Liz Truss said she wanted with the United States to agree to the removal of retaliatory tariffs on some British and U.S. products over EU subsidies on large aircraft early in trade negotiations to show goodwill http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa-talks-tariffs/uk-wants-retaliatory-tariffs-removed-early-on-in-u-s-trade-talks-truss-idUSKBN20P2RV2020-03-03
Last month the two countries together with Italy and Poland urged Vestager to come up with proposals to revamp EU antitrust rules by the end of June NegativeBRUSSELS European Union regulators will in June set out proposals to tackle Chinese statebacked companies enjoying an unfair advantage versus their European counterparts EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday following calls from Germany and France http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust/eus-vestager-to-set-out-plans-to-tackle-chinas-state-backed-firms-idUSKBN20P2RF2020-03-03
The health council could be held in parallel with an extraordinary meeting of EU migration ministers an EU official said NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union is considering measures to protect its economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak top officials said on Monday as health risks in Europe were raised to high after the virus spread to most countries in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/eu-ready-to-loosen-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-bites-economy-idUSKBN20P1KL2020-03-03
Then the EU introduced temporary exceptions to rules on state subsidies which allowed member countries to support their economies more freely PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is considering measures to protect its economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak top officials said on Monday as health risks in Europe were raised to high after the virus spread to most countries in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/eu-ready-to-loosen-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-bites-economy-idUSKBN20P1KL2020-03-03
To coordinate the EU reaction to the outbreak EU health ministers will gather in Brussels on Friday for an extraordinary meeting the second this year to address the coronavirus crisis NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is considering measures to protect its economy against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak top officials said on Monday as health risks in Europe were raised to high after the virus spread to most countries in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu/eu-ready-to-loosen-purse-strings-as-coronavirus-bites-economy-idUSKBN20P1KL2020-03-03
Britain also plans to begin negotiating deals with the United States Japan Australia and New Zealand in the coming months alongside talks with the EU on future relations PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned he would drive a hard bargain with the United States in upcoming trade talks as the government sets out its negotiating position on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/britain-vows-to-drive-hard-bargain-in-u-s-trade-talks-idUSKBN20O2BV2020-03-02
The EU its relations with Turkey tense over President Tayyip Erdogans crackdown on dissent and hydrocarbon drilling off Cyprus scrambled to respond to the new migrant crisis NegativeGreece Greek police fired tear gas to repel hundreds of stonethrowing migrants who tried to force their way across the border from Turkey on Sunday with thousands more behind them after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-greece/migrants-clash-with-greek-police-at-border-after-turkey-opens-floodgates-idUSKBN20O1EF2020-03-02
Turkeys borders to Europe were closed to migrants under the accord between the TurkishEU deal that halted the 201516 migration crisis when more than 1 million people crossed into Europe PositiveTurkey shot down two Syrian warplanes over Idlib on Sunday and struck a military airport well beyond its frontlines in a sharp escalation of its military operations following the death of dozens of Turkish soldiers last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-turkey/turkey-strikes-syrian-planes-and-airports-escalating-idlib-fight-idUSKBN20O1KN2020-03-02
Greece has asked for an emergency meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers to discuss the migrant issue a diplomatic source said NegativeKASTANIES Greece Greek police fired teargas to push back hundreds of stonethrowing migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey on Saturday as a crisis over Syria shifted onto the European Unions doorstep http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-greece/greece-pushes-back-migrants-after-turkish-border-onslaught-idUSKBN20N0GE2020-03-01
Matovic 46 told Reuters last week he wanted to be a conciliatory voice toward the EU within Visegrad PositiveBRATISLAVA Slovak opposition led by the Ordinary People party won an emphatic victory in the countrys parliamentary election as voters angry with graft routed the ruling centreleft Smer that has dominated the political scene for over a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-slovakia-election/slovak-anti-corruption-opposition-parties-score-emphatic-election-win-idUSKBN20O15D2020-03-01
Predictions that the farright antiEU and antiNATO Peoples Party could make strong gains were not borne out and the party won just over PositiveBRATISLAVA Slovak opposition led by the Ordinary People party won an emphatic victory in the countrys parliamentary election as voters angry with graft routed the ruling centreleft Smer that has dominated the political scene for over a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-slovakia-election/slovak-anti-corruption-opposition-parties-score-emphatic-election-win-idUSKBN20O15D2020-03-01
The head of the blocs executive European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said the EU was ready to involve its border agency Frontex to help control the land border PositiveISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had asked President Vladimir Putin for Russia to stand aside in Syria and let Turkey fight Syrian government forces alone after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed this week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security/turkeys-erdogan-asks-russia-to-step-aside-in-syria-idUSKBN20N0EU2020-03-01
Talks on a broader UKEU free trade deal start next week amid recriminations from both sides PositiveConstructive discussions with European Union competition regulators regarding the purchase of Refinitiv are underway with Schwimmer saying he expects to submit a formal application in March for approval http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lse-results/london-stock-exchange-on-track-to-close-refinitiv-deal-as-clearing-jumps-idUSKCN20M0VF2020-02-29
The EU said that Ankara had made no formal announcement of any change in policy at the border NeutralOUTSIDE SARAQEB Refugees in Turkey headed toward European frontiers on Friday after an official said the borders had been thrown open a response to the escalating war in Syria where 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by Russianbacked Syrian government troops http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security/turkey-says-it-will-let-refugees-into-europe-after-its-troops-killed-in-syria-idUSKCN20L0GQ2020-02-29
We continue to see growth in volumes coming out of EU domiciled customers NeutralConstructive discussions with European Union competition regulators regarding the purchase of Refinitiv are underway with Schwimmer saying he expects to submit a formal application in March for approval http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lse-results/london-stock-exchange-on-track-to-close-refinitiv-deal-as-clearing-jumps-idUSKCN20M0VF2020-02-29
BRUSSELS Granting British financial firms access to the EU market is not part of the talks starting next week the blocs executive European Commission said NegativeBRUSSELS Granting British financial firms access to the EU market is not part of the talks starting next week the blocs executive European Commission said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-commission/eu-says-equivalence-for-financial-services-not-part-of-trade-talks-with-uk-idUSKCN20L1TH2020-02-28
Bankers say the EU is likely to grant only temporary access while euro activities are relocated from London to the bloc NeutralLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
Barnier said on Wednesday that UK financial firms that want certainty in their relations with EU customers can set up subsidiaries in the bloc which over 300 have done PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
Britain also said it should not be required to follow EU standards and that the agreement with the EU should not constrain its tax sovereignty in any way PositiveLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
Britain and the EU had already agreed to assess each other for financial market access by the end of June and both sides restated this on Thursday PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
Britain said it wants legally binding obligations on access to the EU financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve PositiveLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
Britains future trade deal with the EU should facilitate auto trade based on international standards on vehicle safety and environmental protection PositiveLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
But a senior aide to Michel Barnier the EUs chief trade negotiator said last week that completing assessments in June would not mean an actual decision on access NegativeLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
Markus Ferber a senior German centerright member of the European Parliament which can veto an EUUK trade deal said EU and UK rules would evolve over time PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
The EU has spoken only of cooperation in financial regulation PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
The UK is open to negotiating a Security of Information Agreement covering classified information if the EU requires it PositiveLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
The government said the agreement must respect Britains status as an independent coastal state and cover access to UK and EU waters fishing opportunities and future cooperation on fisheries management NeutralLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
The mandate says that Britain has left the bloc with the same rules as in the EU thereby providing a strong for concluding the assessments on time PositiveLONDON Britain has unveiled a tough negotiating mandate for talks with the European Union underlining its desire for future economic and political independence that pits London on a collision course with Brussels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-mandate-factbox/factbox-what-britain-wants-from-the-eu-on-trade-idUSKCN20L1VD2020-02-28
The mandate says that Britain has left the bloc with the same rules as those obtaining in the EU thereby providing a strong for concluding assessments on time PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
This would factor in progress on a wider UKEU free trade agreement in obtaining access to UK sectors such as fisheries the aide said PositiveLONDON Britain said on Thursday it wanted legally obligations on access to the European Union financial market coupled with arrangements for maintaining trust as rules evolve http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britian-eu-banks/britain-wants-binding-obligations-on-access-to-eu-financial-market-idUSKCN20L1CP2020-02-28
WASHINGTON The European Union hopes to deescalate trade tensions with the United States but wants Washington to lower steel tariffs or make another goodwill gesture after a series of concessions by Brussels in recent years a top EU lawmaker said Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The European Union hopes to deescalate trade tensions with the United States but wants Washington to lower steel tariffs or make another goodwill gesture after a series of concessions by Brussels in recent years a top EU lawmaker said Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-looking-for-positive-signal-from-u-s-on-trade-eu-lawmaker-idUSKCN20L3CD2020-02-28
BRUSSELS Italy and other euro zone countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak are expected to benefit from waivers under EU fiscal rules that will allow them to spend more to tackle the emergency the blocs economics commissioner said on Wednesday PositiveBRUSSELS Italy and other euro zone countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak are expected to benefit from waivers under EU fiscal rules that will allow them to spend more to tackle the emergency the blocs economics commissioner said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-eu-economy/eu-open-to-more-spending-in-countries-hit-by-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20K1IY2020-02-27
Diverging approaches across the EU should be she said adding the EU executive was ready to coordinate responses PositiveROME European Union countries should coordinate their responses to the outbreak of the coronavirus to avoid diverging approaches the EUs Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told reporters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-coronavirus/eu-calls-for-coordinated-european-response-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN20K1MH2020-02-27
In annual recommendations to all EU countries the executive Commission said the 27nation bloc would only be successful if all its members focused on making growth sustainable PositiveBRUSSELS Productivity is not growing fast enough in the European Union investment is still too low and public debt remains high in countries most in need of reducing it the European Commission said on Wednesday as it outlined a growth strategy for the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-reforms/eu-faces-productivity-debt-reduction-investment-challenges-commission-idUSKCN20K1FV2020-02-27
More spending is seen as the most likely reaction by EU governments against the virus outbreak rather than more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank NegativeBRUSSELS Italy and other euro zone countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak are expected to benefit from waivers under EU fiscal rules that will allow them to spend more to tackle the emergency the blocs economics commissioner said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-eu-economy/eu-open-to-more-spending-in-countries-hit-by-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20K1IY2020-02-27
ROME European Union countries should coordinate their responses to the outbreak of the coronavirus to avoid diverging approaches the EUs Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told reporters PositiveROME European Union countries should coordinate their responses to the outbreak of the coronavirus to avoid diverging approaches the EUs Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told reporters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-coronavirus/eu-calls-for-coordinated-european-response-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN20K1MH2020-02-27
The blocs economy would benefit from more spending in Germany and other countries with large savings the EU has repeatedly said PositiveBRUSSELS Italy and other euro zone countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak are expected to benefit from waivers under EU fiscal rules that will allow them to spend more to tackle the emergency the blocs economics commissioner said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-eu-economy/eu-open-to-more-spending-in-countries-hit-by-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20K1IY2020-02-27
Under EU rules highdebt member states like Italy are required to keep a lid on their spending and to lower debt NegativeBRUSSELS Italy and other euro zone countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak are expected to benefit from waivers under EU fiscal rules that will allow them to spend more to tackle the emergency the blocs economics commissioner said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-eu-economy/eu-open-to-more-spending-in-countries-hit-by-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20K1IY2020-02-27
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have set a new July 9 deadline for their decision on world No NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators have set a new July 9 deadline for their decision on world No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-s-m-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu/eu-sets-july-9-deadline-for-decision-on-1-8-billion-hyundai-daewoo-deal-idUSKCN20I25A2020-02-26
Asked about commitments to ensure a playing field between Britain and the EU as part of a future trade relationship the spokesman NeutralLONDON Britains proximity to the European Union does not mean there is a need for trade restrictions between the two Prime Minister Boris Johnsons spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson/uk-eu-proximity-is-not-a-reason-to-restrict-trade-pm-johnsons-spokesman-idUSKCN20I1V62020-02-25
The EU competition watchdog will now seek feedback from rivals and customers before deciding whether to clear the deal demand more concessions or open a fullscale investigation NeutralThe EU competition watchdog will now seek feedback from rivals and customers before deciding whether to clear the deal demand more concessions or open a fullscale investigation http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-raytheon-m-a-utc-eu/united-technologies-raytheon-offer-eu-concessions-over-120-billion-merger-deal-idUSKCN20I15N2020-02-25
LONDON Britain will underline its desire for a Canadastyle trade deal with the EU when formal talks start next month Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Downing Street office said on Saturday PositiveLONDON Britain will underline its desire for a Canadastyle trade deal with the EU when formal talks start next month Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Downing Street office said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu-trade/uk-to-press-for-canada-style-trade-deal-with-eu-when-talks-start-in-march-idUSKCN20G0TY2020-02-23
Macron also voiced support for the fishing sector which risks losing current access to British waters as the EU negotiates a new relationship with Britain NegativePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to safeguard European farm subsidies secure compensation for wine producers hit by U.S. tariffs and defend fishermen in talks with Britain as Frances farming world faces an uncertain year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-agriculture-show/macron-vows-to-defend-french-farmers-fishermen-in-uncertain-year-idUSKCN20G0EY2020-02-23
Macron spent over 12 hours at the Paris farm show a major event for politicians in the EUs biggest agricultural economy PositivePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday promised to safeguard European farm subsidies secure compensation for wine producers hit by U.S. tariffs and defend fishermen in talks with Britain as Frances farming world faces an uncertain year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-france-agriculture-show/macron-vows-to-defend-french-farmers-fishermen-in-uncertain-year-idUSKCN20G0EY2020-02-23
BRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the twoday summit of EU leaders failed to agree on the blocs next budget from 2021 NegativeBRUSSELS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the twoday summit of EU leaders failed to agree on the blocs next budget from 2021 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-merkel/differences-too-big-says-merkel-as-eu-budget-summit-fails-idUSKBN20F2MK2020-02-22
BRUSSELS The Netherlands is willing to pay more into the next EU budget but the figures must take into account the Brexit hole Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after the blocs national leaders failed to agree on their joint spending from 2021 in two days of fraught talks PositiveBRUSSELS The Netherlands is willing to pay more into the next EU budget but the figures must take into account the Brexit hole Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after the blocs national leaders failed to agree on their joint spending from 2021 in two days of fraught talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-rutte/dutch-pm-says-next-eu-budget-must-acknowledge-brexit-gap-idUSKBN20F2OC2020-02-22
SE is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its billion buy of a stake in petrochemicals group Saudi Basic Industries Corp 2010 PositiveBRUSSELS World No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sabic-m-a-saudi-aramco-eu-exclusive/exclusive-aramco-to-win-unconditional-eu-clearance-for-69-billion-sabic-deal-sources-idUSKBN20F2BJ2020-02-22
As the budget is rather tight own new resources for the EU would mitigate the pressure while paying into the ecological and digital transition NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders start two days of tough talks on Thursday on a joint sevenyear budget from 2021 and must work out how to fill a 75 billion euro hole left by Britains departure just as they face costly climate migration and development challenges http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-squabble-over-blocs-budget-for-2021-27-idUSKBN20E1TW2020-02-21
BRUSSELS EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 202127 budget that was left with a 75 billion euro NegativeBRUSSELS EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 202127 budget that was left with a 75 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget/summit-standoff-as-eu-leaders-grapple-with-brexit-sized-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2UW2020-02-21
Britain which left the EU last month was the secondbiggest net contributor to the budget after Germany NegativeBRUSSELS EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 202127 budget that was left with a 75 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget/summit-standoff-as-eu-leaders-grapple-with-brexit-sized-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2UW2020-02-21
But lets be realistic Britain has left the EU and we are in a new position PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders start two days of tough talks on Thursday on a joint sevenyear budget from 2021 and must work out how to fill a 75 billion euro hole left by Britains departure just as they face costly climate migration and development challenges http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-squabble-over-blocs-budget-for-2021-27-idUSKBN20E1TW2020-02-21
It doesnt solve an important issue for us which is the EUs own revenues NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders start two days of tough talks on Thursday on a joint sevenyear budget from 2021 and must work out how to fill a 75 billion euro hole left by Britains departure just as they face costly climate migration and development challenges http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-squabble-over-blocs-budget-for-2021-27-idUSKBN20E1TW2020-02-21
It is always up to the companies to notify transactions with an EU dimension to the European it said NeutralBRUSSELS Alphabet Incowned Googles http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/eu-privacy-body-warns-of-privacy-risks-in-google-fitbit-deal-idUSKBN20E1J92020-02-21
It spends money on subsidies for EU farmers on equalising living standards across the bloc border management research security and various foreign aid programmes PositiveBRUSSELS EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 202127 budget that was left with a 75 billion euro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget/summit-standoff-as-eu-leaders-grapple-with-brexit-sized-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2UW2020-02-21
ROME The expected rebound of the Italian French and German economies after the slowdown in the end of 2019 is now uncertain following coronavirus the EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni told Italian radio NegativeROME The expected rebound of the Italian French and German economies after the slowdown in the end of 2019 is now uncertain following coronavirus the EU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Paolo Gentiloni told Italian radio http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-economy-gentiloni/eus-gentiloni-says-expected-rebound-in-italy-france-germany-now-uncertain-idUSKBN20E0YX2020-02-21
Such access is worrying the EU privacy watchdog said NegativeBRUSSELS Alphabet Incowned Googles http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/eu-privacy-body-warns-of-privacy-risks-in-google-fitbit-deal-idUSKBN20E1J92020-02-21
Today and for several weeks now one of the worst humanitarian dramas has been Macron told reporters as he arrived at an EU summit in Brussels PositiveAZAZ Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops in northwest Syria on Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation of an intense battle over the last rebel bastions Russian and Turkish officials said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security/flare-up-in-fighting-in-northwest-syria-pulls-in-russian-turkish-forces-idUSKBN20E1912020-02-21
5 billion euros from selling EU carbon permits last year PositiveBRUSSELS EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over the blocs next sevenyear budget a hole of up to 80 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-climatechange-factbox/factbox-how-the-next-eu-budget-will-tackle-climate-change-idUSKBN20D2V42020-02-20
BRUSSELS EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over the blocs next sevenyear budget a hole of up to 80 billion euros NeutralBRUSSELS EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over the blocs next sevenyear budget a hole of up to 80 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-climatechange-factbox/factbox-how-the-next-eu-budget-will-tackle-climate-change-idUSKBN20D2V42020-02-20
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EUs 20212027 budget as Britains exit leaves a 75 billion euro hole in the blocs finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050 NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EUs 20212027 budget as Britains exit leaves a 75 billion euro hole in the blocs finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-leaders-to-clash-over-money-as-brexit-blows-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2V02020-02-20
DUBLIN The first draft decisions by Irelands data privacy regulator on probes into some of the worlds biggest technology firms will go for consultation with other EU regulators this year the lead watchdog for the bloc said on Thursday NegativeDUBLIN The first draft decisions by Irelands data privacy regulator on probes into some of the worlds biggest technology firms will go for consultation with other EU regulators this year the lead watchdog for the bloc said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-europe-privacy-ireland/irish-regulator-readies-draft-decisions-in-first-big-tech-privacy-probes-idUSKBN20E00H2020-02-20
EU leaders will discuss the idea of a tax on plastic waste that would go to EU coffers and sharing some profits from trading carbon emission permits PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EUs 20212027 budget as Britains exit leaves a 75 billion euro hole in the blocs finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-leaders-to-clash-over-money-as-brexit-blows-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2V02020-02-20
It said in January nonEU ownership had fallen to 39 NegativeIn an endorsement of the AngloSpanish group just weeks before its founder Willie Walsh steps down Qatar said on Wednesday the move showed its support for IAG and its strategy http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iag-qatar-stake/qatar-airways-spends-600-million-to-lift-stake-in-ba-owner-to-25-idUSKBN20D0Q22020-02-20
It spends money on subsidies for EU farmers on equalizing living standards across the bloc border management research security and various nonEU aid programs PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EUs 20212027 budget as Britains exit leaves a 75 billion euro hole in the blocs finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-leaders-to-clash-over-money-as-brexit-blows-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2V02020-02-20
LISBON EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Swedens Ericsson NeutralLISBON EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Swedens Ericsson http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-huawei-portugal/u-s-urges-eu-to-use-5g-by-ericsson-nokia-samsung-seen-on-par-with-huawei-idUSKBN20D1NH2020-02-20
Michel also wants all EU spending to be consistent with the Paris Agreement goals which aim to cap global warming at 1 PositiveBRUSSELS EU leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over the blocs next sevenyear budget a hole of up to 80 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-climatechange-factbox/factbox-how-the-next-eu-budget-will-tackle-climate-change-idUSKBN20D2V42020-02-20
One possibly controversial proposal calls for doing away with EU rules against anticompetitive data sharing NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data hoping that pooling the regions deep industrial expertise will help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon Valley and statebacked Chinese heavyweights http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech/eu-bets-on-industrial-data-new-rules-to-catch-up-in-global-tech-idUSKBN20D00V2020-02-20
The budget is the most tangible expression of key areas on which the EU members must focus over the next seven years and their willingness to stump up NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will clash this week over the EUs 20212027 budget as Britains exit leaves a 75 billion euro hole in the blocs finances just as it faces costly challenges such as becoming carbon neutral by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-leaders-to-clash-over-money-as-brexit-blows-hole-in-budget-idUSKBN20D2V02020-02-20
The document did not specify any cultural objects but an EU diplomat said it was added at the request of Greece with support from Italy NeutralATHENS Greece distanced itself on Wednesday from suggestions that it planned to drag a centuriesold dispute over the return of the Parthenon marbles into Brexit negotiations http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-marbles-greece/greece-says-marbles-return-not-linked-to-brexit-talks-idUSKBN20D1YF2020-02-20
The plans come alongside moves by some EU countries to introduce digital taxes on major U.S. tech companies steps condemned by Washington as tantamount to protectionism NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data hoping that pooling the regions deep industrial expertise will help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon Valley and statebacked Chinese heavyweights http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-tech/eu-bets-on-industrial-data-new-rules-to-catch-up-in-global-tech-idUSKBN20D00V2020-02-20
The shift prompted by Britains exit from the EU will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement NegativeSAN FRANCISCO Google is planning to move its British users accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead the company confirmed late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-google-privacy-eu/google-plans-to-move-uk-users-accounts-outside-eu-jurisdiction-idUSKBN20E08W2020-02-20
A document showed on Tuesday that European Union finance ministers have added the territory to the EUs blacklist of tax havens along with Panama the Seychelles and Palau NegativeFRANKFURT British overseas territory the Cayman Islands the United States and Switzerland do most to help the globes richest citizens hide and launder money according to a ranking published on Tuesday by a group pushing for reform http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-companies-tax/cayman-islands-tops-ranking-of-money-hideouts-idUSKBN20C2BO2020-02-19
An EU overhaul on digital taxes has however failed in past years due to opposition from Ireland and other lowtax countries NegativeBRUSSELS A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a safe plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-gentiloni/eu-tax-commissioner-slams-u-s-plans-on-tech-tax-idUSKBN20C2A92020-02-19
EU Commissions vicepresident Valdis Dombrovskis said the change of tack was due to last years slowdown and a weak outlook for 2020 and beyond NegativeBRUSSELS The euro zone should be ready to spend more if a downturn hits its economy Germanys finance minister and his counterparts in the bloc said on Tuesday in a first cautious hint at stepping up public investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-economy/in-change-of-tack-euro-zone-and-germany-back-fiscal-boost-to-tackle-downturns-idUSKBN20C19I2020-02-19
EU citizens will not need a visa to enter Britain as a visitor for up to six months PositiveLONDON Britain will prioritize access for highskilled workers from around the world in its postBrexit pointsbased immigration system the government said on Tuesday setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on cheap labor from http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu-immigration/uk-seeks-to-attract-high-skilled-workers-with-points-based-immigration-system-idUSKBN20C2OB2020-02-19
He reiterated that if no compromise was reached at global level by the end of the year the EU Commission would propose changes at EU level NegativeBRUSSELS A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a safe plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-gentiloni/eu-tax-commissioner-slams-u-s-plans-on-tech-tax-idUSKBN20C2A92020-02-19
Le Maire said the EU should make it easier to invest public resources in green projects that could facilitate the transition towards a more sustainable economy PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zone should be ready to spend more if a downturn hits its economy Germanys finance minister and his counterparts in the bloc said on Tuesday in a first cautious hint at stepping up public investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-economy/in-change-of-tack-euro-zone-and-germany-back-fiscal-boost-to-tackle-downturns-idUSKBN20C19I2020-02-19
One of the possibly controversial proposals calls for doing away with EU competition rules against anticompetitive data sharing NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will on Wednesday launch the first of a raft of proposals to help European companies exploit their rich trove of industrial data and at the same time rein in online giants Facebook Inc Alphabet Incs Google and Amazon http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-tech/eu-to-unveil-plans-to-boost-european-firms-rein-in-u-s-tech-giants-idUSKBN20D00V2020-02-19
A source close to Siemens said there was no sign the firm was planning any type of counterbid given EU regulators tough stance on its previous attempts NeutralFrances Alstom SA has agreed to buy the rail division of Canadas Bombardier Inc for up to 6 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-m-a-alstom/alstom-to-buy-bombardier-rail-unit-for-up-to-6-7-billion-idUSKBN20B0LR2020-02-18
BRUSSELS EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europes standards not the other way round as he criticized the U.S. social media giants proposed internet rules as insufficient NegativeBRUSSELS EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europes standards not the other way round as he criticized the U.S. social media giants proposed internet rules as insufficient http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-facebook/eu-industry-chief-tells-facebook-to-adapt-to-eu-not-other-way-round-idUSKBN20B1D52020-02-18
Britain left the EU last month and the two sides will now start negotiating a new relationship from trade to security PositiveEuro draws fire as focus shifts to economic outlook http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-edges-lower-on-economic-pessimism-aussie-hit-by-rate-outlook-idUSL4N2AI0GT2020-02-18
EU justice chief Vera Jourova who also met Zuckerberg was equally adamant on Facebooks role in the fight against online hate speech disinformation and election manipulation NegativeBRUSSELS EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europes standards not the other way round as he criticized the U.S. social media giants proposed internet rules as insufficient http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-facebook/eu-industry-chief-tells-facebook-to-adapt-to-eu-not-other-way-round-idUSKBN20B1D52020-02-18
LONDON Britain does not need any special arrangements in its future relationship with the European Union Prime Minister Boris Johnsons spokesman said on Monday adding that it wants a trade agreement similar to other deals the EU has struck NeutralLONDON Britain does not need any special arrangements in its future relationship with the European Union Prime Minister Boris Johnsons spokesman said on Monday adding that it wants a trade agreement similar to other deals the EU has struck http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-trade/britain-doesnt-need-anything-special-from-eu-trade-deal-pm-johnsons-spokesman-idUSKBN20B14C2020-02-18
Pound slips on worries about relations with EU NegativeEuro draws fire as focus shifts to economic outlook http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-edges-lower-on-economic-pessimism-aussie-hit-by-rate-outlook-idUSL4N2AI0GT2020-02-18
Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Europe adviser David Frost said on Monday Britain would not be threatened into following EU rules to win a free trade agreement with the bloc NegativeEuro draws fire as focus shifts to economic outlook http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-euro-edges-lower-on-economic-pessimism-aussie-hit-by-rate-outlook-idUSL4N2AI0GT2020-02-18
The EU document said higher public spending would have to comply with EU fiscal rules which limit deficits to of gross domestic product among other requirements NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers discussed ways to pursue a more growthfriendly fiscal policy mix on Monday in a potential nudge to Germany and the Netherlands to spend more as fears of a downturn grow in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup/euro-zone-ministers-discuss-fiscal-boost-options-as-virus-worries-weigh-idUSKBN20B13K2020-02-18
The French government which had criticized the EUs veto on the Siemens merger welcomed the transaction PositiveFrances Alstom SA has agreed to buy the rail division of Canadas Bombardier Inc for up to 6 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-m-a-alstom/alstom-to-buy-bombardier-rail-unit-for-up-to-6-7-billion-idUSKBN20B0LR2020-02-18
The companies have informally briefed EU antitrust regulators on the deal according to sources familiar with the matter PositiveFrances Alstom SA has agreed to buy the rail division of Canadas Bombardier Inc for up to 6 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-m-a-alstom/alstom-to-buy-bombardier-rail-unit-for-up-to-6-7-billion-idUSKBN20B0LR2020-02-18
We expect it to be a temporary Centeno told reporters in Brussels adding that the EU should carefully assess developments also for the longterm NeutralBRUSSELS Feb 17 The head of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno said on Monday he expected the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the euro zone economy to be temporary http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-health-eurozone-economy/coronavirus-impact-on-euro-zone-economy-to-be-temporary-centeno-idUSB5N27Y0112020-02-18
Europe has to develop an appetite for the EUs foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told the Munich Security Conference stressing that did not only mean military power NeutralMUNICH European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy the EUs top diplomat said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-europe/eu-must-develop-appetite-for-power-borrell-says-idUSKBN20A0BX2020-02-17
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he wanted EU foreign ministers to make a decision on Monday on their role in monitoring the embargo NegativeMUNICH An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account a senior U.N. official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-libya/u-n-says-libya-arms-embargo-a-joke-demands-accountability-idUSKBN20A09X2020-02-17
MUNICH European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy the EUs top diplomat said on Sunday NegativeMUNICH European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy the EUs top diplomat said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-europe/eu-must-develop-appetite-for-power-borrell-says-idUSKBN20A0BX2020-02-17
Next month will see the formal launch of negotiations on a new relationship after Britain left the EU at the end of January NeutralLONDON British consumers face higher prices and reduced availability of goods if the government fails to agree pragmatic solutions with the European Union on regulatory checks at ports in any postBrexit deal the retail industrys lobby group warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu-retail/uk-shoppers-face-pain-without-comprehensive-post-brexit-trade-deal-brc-idUSKBN20B00C2020-02-17
With new leadership in Brussels the EU has launched into a flurry of diplomacy since January particularly on the Middle East PositiveMUNICH European Union governments need to be willing to intervene in international crises or risk prolonging paralysis in their foreign policy the EUs top diplomat said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-germany-security-europe/eu-must-develop-appetite-for-power-borrell-says-idUSKBN20A0BX2020-02-17
EU officials had no immediate comment on Fridays news NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. government on Friday said it would increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union to from ratcheting up pressure on Brussels in a nearly 16year transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-raises-tariffs-on-european-aircraft-in-ongoing-dispute-over-subsidies-idUSKBN20900L2020-02-16
EU officials have said they want to negotiate with Washington but will not be bullied into submission NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. government on Friday said it would increase tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union to from ratcheting up pressure on Brussels in a nearly 16year transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-raises-tariffs-on-european-aircraft-in-ongoing-dispute-over-subsidies-idUSKBN20900L2020-02-16
In November the WTO rules tax breaks surrounding the development of the Boeing 777X the subject of the EUs second case did fall into the more severe category NegativeThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
MUNICH Feb 15 French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that if the results of an EU Commission report in March on North Macedonia and Albania were positive he would back opening negotiations for them to join the bloc PositiveMUNICH Feb 15 French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that if the results of an EU Commission report in March on North Macedonia and Albania were positive he would back opening negotiations for them to join the bloc http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/germany-security-macron-balkans/macron-opens-door-to-north-macedonia-albania-eu-accession-talks-idUSL8N2AF08K2020-02-16
The EU appeals this decision but the WTO does not change its stance in a followon ruling published the same year NeutralThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
The EU loses an appeal and is given until December to comply NegativeThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
The U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal PositiveThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
The United States announced it would raise tariffs on aircraft imported from the EU to from NegativeThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
WTO appeal judges reverse the ruling that the 777X tax breaks are in the column bringing an abrupt halt to the EUs second case NegativeThe U.S. government on Friday raised tariffs on aircraft imported from the European Union ratcheting up pressure on the EU to resolve an epic 16yearold dispute over support for airplane makers and raising the stakes in broader talks to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-timeline/timeline-highlights-of-the-16-year-airbus-boeing-trade-war-idUSKBN20901R2020-02-16
6 EU antitrust fine prompting a judge to ask how a rich company can miss a relatively paltry amount NegativeLUXEMBOURG Google on Friday attacked what it called an eyecatching 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-protests-eye-catching-2-6-billion-eu-fine-judge-disagrees-idUSKBN2081JB2020-02-15
EU antitrust regulators should also have taken into account the companys efforts to settle the case with concessions before they changed tack in 2015 and sanctioned Google Thomas said NegativeLUXEMBOURG Google on Friday attacked what it called an eyecatching 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-protests-eye-catching-2-6-billion-eu-fine-judge-disagrees-idUSKBN2081JB2020-02-15
He declined to comment on the implications of the EU review beyond saying Embraer would cooperate NeutralSINGAPORE Some of the worlds biggest aircraft buyers are urging the European Union to clear Boeings tieup with Embraer fearing Embraers commercial aviation business would struggle on its own now Airbus has swallowed its main competitor in regional jets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-singapore-airshow-embraer-exclusive/exclusive-jet-buyers-back-boeing-embraer-deal-as-airbus-expands-reach-idUSKBN2081T62020-02-15
His proposal keeps funds for equalising living conditions across the 27 EU countries at of the total the same as the 20142020 budget PositiveBRUSSELS The chairman of the European Unions leaders proposed on Friday filling the hole left by Britain in the blocs next longterm budget with revenue from a new tax on plastics and funds from trading carbon emissions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget-official/plastics-tax-carbon-trading-cash-to-cover-eus-brexit-gap-officials-say-idUSKBN2081V82020-02-15
Its difficult to see how this proposal will form a basis for one EU diplomat from the net contributor countries said of Michels proposal NegativeBRUSSELS The chairman of the European Unions leaders proposed on Friday filling the hole left by Britain in the blocs next longterm budget with revenue from a new tax on plastics and funds from trading carbon emissions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget-official/plastics-tax-carbon-trading-cash-to-cover-eus-brexit-gap-officials-say-idUSKBN2081V82020-02-15
The EU has said that if there is no deal at the G20 level its 27 countries would come up with digital tax system of their own PositiveWe look forward to ambitious fair effective nondiscriminatory and workable global solutions and will redouble our efforts towards a consensusbased solution to deliver this global goal in 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-g20/europe-wants-g20-to-make-taxing-digital-giants-top-priority-this-year-idUSKBN2081HC2020-02-15
The sparring underlines the battle ahead for the worlds most popular internet search engine with two other challenges against EU antitrust enforcers to be heard in the coming months PositiveLUXEMBOURG Google on Friday attacked what it called an eyecatching 2 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-protests-eye-catching-2-6-billion-eu-fine-judge-disagrees-idUSKBN2081JB2020-02-15
There is also an increase in spending on defence and on exerting the EUs influence in the world PositiveBRUSSELS The chairman of the European Unions leaders proposed on Friday filling the hole left by Britain in the blocs next longterm budget with revenue from a new tax on plastics and funds from trading carbon emissions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-budget-official/plastics-tax-carbon-trading-cash-to-cover-eus-brexit-gap-officials-say-idUSKBN2081V82020-02-15
BRUSSELS The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products NegativeBRUSSELS The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/mad-cow-fright-keeps-eu-cautious-on-food-rules-idUSKBN2070NJ2020-02-14
The EU bans imports of meat treated with growth hormones or poultry washed with peracetic acid often dubbed chicken NegativeBRUSSELS The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/mad-cow-fright-keeps-eu-cautious-on-food-rules-idUSKBN2070NJ2020-02-14
The distinction is important highlighting the precautionary that guides EU food safety law PositiveBRUSSELS The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/mad-cow-fright-keeps-eu-cautious-on-food-rules-idUSKBN2070NJ2020-02-14
Washington points to inconsistencies EU salad leaves are regularly washed with chlorine and says EU rules are a smokescreen for protectionism NegativeBRUSSELS The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/mad-cow-fright-keeps-eu-cautious-on-food-rules-idUSKBN2070NJ2020-02-14
BRUSSELS Major European cities are asking the European Union for direct access to funds in the blocs next longterm budget to help the EU reach its goal of becoming neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 a letter showed on Wednesday PositiveBRUSSELS Major European cities are asking the European Union for direct access to funds in the blocs next longterm budget to help the EU reach its goal of becoming neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 a letter showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-cities/mayors-of-15-major-eu-cities-ask-for-funds-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKBN2062252020-02-13
Meanwhile Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy appears to be and EU officials see only impact on Europe so far NeutralWorld markets started shrugging off the worst of the coronavirus impact last week and stock markets have since reached record highs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-markets-q-a/new-coronavirus-what-markets-should-watch-now-idUSKBN20621L2020-02-13
Our efforts can only succeed if the EU puts regulatory and financial mechanisms in place that provide the necessary means for local authorities to the mayors letter said PositiveBRUSSELS Major European cities are asking the European Union for direct access to funds in the blocs next longterm budget to help the EU reach its goal of becoming neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 a letter showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-cities/mayors-of-15-major-eu-cities-ask-for-funds-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKBN2062252020-02-13
Sources previously said it may need to sell some assets to win the blessing of EU competition authorities PositiveEuronext said at the time it was also in talks with BME with a view to a potential bid without saying how much it was prepared to bid http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-euronext-results-bme-holding/euronext-says-still-analyzing-whether-to-bid-for-madrid-bourse-idUSKBN2062LA2020-02-13
Under the current plan the EU wants to earmark around 250 billion euros PositiveBRUSSELS Major European cities are asking the European Union for direct access to funds in the blocs next longterm budget to help the EU reach its goal of becoming neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 a letter showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-cities/mayors-of-15-major-eu-cities-ask-for-funds-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKBN2062252020-02-13
17 EU officials said on Tuesday days before the two Commissioners present proposals to rein in U.S. tech giants and Chinese rivals NeutralBRUSSELS Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet the EUs digital and industry chiefs on Feb http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-facebook/zuckerberg-to-meet-eu-commissioners-ahead-of-antitrust-proposals-idUSKBN2051OV2020-02-12
BRUSSELS Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet the EUs digital and industry chiefs on Feb PositiveBRUSSELS Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet the EUs digital and industry chiefs on Feb http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-facebook/zuckerberg-to-meet-eu-commissioners-ahead-of-antitrust-proposals-idUSKBN2051OV2020-02-12
EU officials say they are trying to move the relationship forward in a manner PositiveWASHINGTON An emboldened President Donald Trump has set his sights on restructuring the more than trillion U.S. trade relationship with the European Union raising the specter of another major trade war as the global economy slows and he seeks reelection http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-europe-analysis/as-trump-takes-aim-at-eu-trade-european-officials-brace-for-fight-idUSKBN2051AK2020-02-12
EU regulators said this penalty was for Googles favoring its own price comparison shopping service to the disadvantage of smaller European rivals NegativeThe company will lay out its arguments against a 2 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust/google-takes-on-eu-in-court-over-record-antitrust-fines-idUSKBN2052SY2020-02-12
The EU needs the support of all 27 member countries to restart the maritime patrols NeutralItaly is prepared to consider a resumption of maritime patrols in the Mediterranean a senior official said but diplomats said Austria is sticking to its objections in a blow to European efforts to uphold a U.N. arms embargo on Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/austria-blocking-eu-libya-sea-patrols-over-migrants-diplomats-say-idUSKBN2052HL2020-02-12
The EUs military mission Operation Sophia stopped deploying ships last March after Italy facing an antiimmigrant backlash said it would no longer receive those rescued at sea NegativeItaly is prepared to consider a resumption of maritime patrols in the Mediterranean a senior official said but diplomats said Austria is sticking to its objections in a blow to European efforts to uphold a U.N. arms embargo on Libya http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/austria-blocking-eu-libya-sea-patrols-over-migrants-diplomats-say-idUSKBN2052HL2020-02-12
BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers are set to agree this month a more growthfriendly fiscal policy three EU officials said on Friday a change from current targets that would pave the way for more spending in Germany amid fears of a downturn PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers are set to agree this month a more growthfriendly fiscal policy three EU officials said on Friday a change from current targets that would pave the way for more spending in Germany amid fears of a downturn http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-budgets/euro-zone-getting-ready-to-spend-more-to-boost-flagging-economy-sources-idUSKBN20121L2020-02-08
Other net budget contributors do not want to pay more to fill it while the beneficiaries argue that EU support for farmers or to reduce development inequalities is a must NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders and institutions went into a frenzy of meetings this week to start the toughest job the bloc faces this agreeing on a sevenyear budget that for many is the most tangible sign of what a united Europe will look like after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-goes-into-meeting-frenzy-ahead-of-february-20-summit-on-next-seven-year-budget-idUSKBN20124K2020-02-08
Other two senior EU officials confirmed the preliminary compromise which needs to be formalized by euro zone finance ministers at a meeting in Brussels on Feb PositiveBRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers are set to agree this month a more growthfriendly fiscal policy three EU officials said on Friday a change from current targets that would pave the way for more spending in Germany amid fears of a downturn http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-budgets/euro-zone-getting-ready-to-spend-more-to-boost-flagging-economy-sources-idUSKBN20121L2020-02-08
The EU last week said members should decide for themselves what part Huawei can play in their 5G networks resisting pressure from Washington for an outright ban NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and the European Union could team up to counter the dominance of Chinas Huawei Technologies in nextgeneration 5G telecoms technology but not if Washington continues to threaten tariffs against Brussels a senior German conservative lawmaker said late on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu/u-s-europe-could-team-up-on-5g-but-not-if-trade-war-under-way-german-lawmaker-idUSKCN20206G2020-02-08
These are the most difficult negotiations we are a senior EU official involved in the process said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders and institutions went into a frenzy of meetings this week to start the toughest job the bloc faces this agreeing on a sevenyear budget that for many is the most tangible sign of what a united Europe will look like after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-goes-into-meeting-frenzy-ahead-of-february-20-summit-on-next-seven-year-budget-idUSKBN20124K2020-02-08
Three EU officials said on Friday that the blocs finance ministers were set to agree a more growthfriendly fiscal policy PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders and institutions went into a frenzy of meetings this week to start the toughest job the bloc faces this agreeing on a sevenyear budget that for many is the most tangible sign of what a united Europe will look like after Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget/eu-goes-into-meeting-frenzy-ahead-of-february-20-summit-on-next-seven-year-budget-idUSKBN20124K2020-02-08
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose Section national security tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union is on pause amid attempts to reach a U.S.EU trade deal PositiveWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose Section national security tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union is on pause amid attempts to reach a U.S.EU trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-autos-kudlow/u-s-section-232-auto-decision-on-hold-for-possible-u-s-eu-trade-deal-kudlow-idUSKBN2011Y62020-02-08
Demand for chlorpyrifos is expected to drop further amid regulatory restrictions including an EU decision to ban uses of the pesticide Corteva said PositiveCHICAGO Corteva Inc will stop producing the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos by the end of the year the company said on Thursday removing the worlds largest manufacturer of a chemical that has been linked to low birth weight reduced IQ and attention disorders in children http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-corteva-agriculture-pesticide/corteva-to-stop-making-pesticide-linked-to-kids-health-problems-idUSKBN20023I2020-02-07
Analysts said the EU investigation was unlikely to slow Qualcomms progress in the radio frequency chip market NegativeQualcomm Inc on Wednesday detailed the first significant sales gains from a new category of chip it is selling to mobile phone makers but also disclosed that an antitrust investigation has started around those chips http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-qualcomm-eu/eu-investigates-qualcomm-over-radio-frequency-chips-idUSKBN1ZZ3382020-02-06
BRUSSELS Euro zone producer prices fell in December on the year for the fifth consecutive month but their drop was slower than in November estimates from the EU statistics office showed on Tuesday NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone producer prices fell in December on the year for the fifth consecutive month but their drop was slower than in November estimates from the EU statistics office showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-ppi/euro-zone-producer-prices-fall-at-slower-pace-in-december-idUSKBN1ZY14D2020-02-05
CALAIS France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a dutyfree zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs PositiveCALAIS France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a dutyfree zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-dutyfree/french-port-town-dreams-of-becoming-post-brexit-duty-free-haven-idUSKBN1ZY1TU2020-02-05
EU rules allow private individuals to carry unlimited amounts of alcohol and cigarettes across the blocs internal borders provided they are not for resale PositiveCALAIS France Authorities in Calais are lobbying the French government to create a dutyfree zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France if a future trade deal between Britain and the EU heralds a return of trade tariffs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-dutyfree/french-port-town-dreams-of-becoming-post-brexit-duty-free-haven-idUSKBN1ZY1TU2020-02-05
Here is the Are we going to insist that the EU does everything that we do as the price of free Are Of course not PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his negotiating terms for trade talks with the European Union in a speech in London on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-highlights/highlights-pm-johnson-says-uk-doesnt-need-eu-rules-for-a-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1I62020-02-05
The basic resources sector which consists of several Chinafocused miners was the best performer among EU regional subindexes adding about 1 Positivea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/european-shares-rise-in-early-trade-resources-lead-idUSL4N2A423T2020-02-05
We are not leaving the EU to undermine European standards PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his negotiating terms for trade talks with the European Union in a speech in London on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-highlights/highlights-pm-johnson-says-uk-doesnt-need-eu-rules-for-a-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1I62020-02-05
We want a Canadastyle deal there are ways in which Canada and the EU can look at issues that arise as between them over state aid or the environment PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his negotiating terms for trade talks with the European Union in a speech in London on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-johnson-highlights/highlights-pm-johnson-says-uk-doesnt-need-eu-rules-for-a-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1I62020-02-05
A deeper trading relationship on the lines of the free trade agreement the EU has with Canada PositiveLONDON Britain set out the type of deal it wants with the European Union on Monday defining postBrexit relations between the worlds fifth largest economy and its biggest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-terms-factbox/what-britain-wants-johnson-outlines-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1QE2020-02-04
Access to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday NeutralAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would be prepared to back changes to the European Unions Lisbon Treaty the blocs legal cornerstone if need be adding that the EU27 must become more competitive now that Britain has left PositiveBERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would be prepared to back changes to the European Unions Lisbon Treaty the blocs legal cornerstone if need be adding that the EU27 must become more competitive now that Britain has left http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany/merkel-prepared-for-eu-treaty-changes-as-brexit-requires-bloc-to-be-more-competitive-idUSKBN1ZX1RP2020-02-04
BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
Barnier also urged cooperation with Britain on financial services but stressed that would need to preserve the EUs NegativeAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
Britain and the EU should be able to share intelligence and jointly tackle irregular migration PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
Britain and the EU will lose privileged access to their respective financial markets when the Brexit transitional period expires at the end of December NegativeAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
Britain is currently operating under EU rules during a timelimited transition period NeutralLONDON Britain set out the type of deal it wants with the European Union on Monday defining postBrexit relations between the worlds fifth largest economy and its biggest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-terms-factbox/what-britain-wants-johnson-outlines-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1QE2020-02-04
Britain should respect EU personal data protection laws PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
Britain will also have to assess whether to grant access to EU financial firms to UK customers under the same equivalence system it has introduced into British law NeutralAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now set to negotiate a trade deal with the EU with sources suggesting he will consider a looser agreement rather than follow EU rules PositiveEuropean shares inched up on Monday recovering from their worst week in nearly seven months as jitters remained over the economic fallout from a virus outbreak in China http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-inch-up-as-coronavirus-concerns-discourage-big-moves-idUSKBN1ZX0UT2020-02-04
But even when equivalence does exist the EU will remain free to grant access or not to specific sectors PositiveAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
Feb 3 European shares opened a tad higher on Monday as investors were relieved that the UK finally exited the EU although concerns over the growing Chinese coronavirus dampened enthusiasm Negativea live blog on European stocks type in an Eikon news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/european-shares-inch-higher-on-brexit-relief-coronavirus-fears-cap-gains-idUSL4N2A32DG2020-02-04
Spooked by the uncertainty of the trade talks and of the equivalence regimes many banks asset managers insurers and trading platforms based in Britain have already opened EU hubs NegativeAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
Sterling tumbles after UK PM takes tough line in EU talks Negativeheadline and paragraph 1 show yen down not http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/corrected-forex-chinas-yuan-weakens-but-falling-yen-points-to-risk-recovery-idUSL8N2A32WX2020-02-04
The Agreement should provide a pathway for the mutual recognition of UK and EU qualifications underpinned by regulatory cooperation so that qualification requirements do not become an unnecessary barrier to trade PositiveLONDON Britain set out the type of deal it wants with the European Union on Monday defining postBrexit relations between the worlds fifth largest economy and its biggest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-terms-factbox/what-britain-wants-johnson-outlines-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1QE2020-02-04
The EU wants no tariffs or quotas in trade in goods but also no dumping NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
The EU wants reciprocal visafree travel social security coordination and rules for students and youth exchanges PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
The EU wants to make sure Britain will not undercut EU companies by lowering labor environmental tax and state aid standards it was obliged to uphold as an EU member PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
The EU will consider whether our economic partnership will be accompanied by Barnier told a news conference in Brussels PositiveAccess to the European Union market for Britainbased financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finance/eu-says-financial-relations-with-uk-will-be-linked-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1U82020-02-04
The U.S. medical equipment maker Danaher got conditional EU approval in December for the deal after agreeing to sell five businesses to address worries about competition PositiveThe U.S. medical equipment maker Danaher got conditional EU approval in December for the deal after agreeing to sell five businesses to address worries about competition http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ge-danaher-southkorea/danaher-gets-conditional-south-korean-regulatory-nod-for-21-billion-ge-biopharma-unit-deal-idUSKBN1ZY09D2020-02-04
The agreement should include significant reciprocal commitments on the temporary entry and stay of individuals so that both EU and UK nationals can undertake shortterm business trips to supply services PositiveLONDON Britain set out the type of deal it wants with the European Union on Monday defining postBrexit relations between the worlds fifth largest economy and its biggest trading partner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-terms-factbox/what-britain-wants-johnson-outlines-post-brexit-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZX1QE2020-02-04
The deal should include aviation to ensure that planes keep flying between Britain and the EU and that all EU airlines are treated equally and not discriminated against PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
The future agreement should establish cooperation between Britain and EU agencies for law enforcement and judicial cooperation Europol and Eurojust PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
Where a dispute requires interpretation of EU law it would only be done by the EUs top court NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday published a negotiating mandate for EU governments to endorse on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-factbox/what-the-eu-wants-commission-outlines-post-brexit-deal-with-london-idUSKBN1ZX2GO2020-02-04
BRUSSELS The head of the European Unions foreign service Josep Borrell will travel to Iran next week to meet the countrys leaders in a bid to reduce tensions in the Middle East the EU said in a statement on Sunday PositiveBRUSSELS The head of the European Unions foreign service Josep Borrell will travel to Iran next week to meet the countrys leaders in a bid to reduce tensions in the Middle East the EU said in a statement on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-eu/eus-foreign-policy-chief-to-travel-to-iran-in-de-escalation-mission-idUSKBN1ZW0BK2020-02-03
British negotiators hope that threats of tougher checks if a deal is not agreed could make the EU more willing to agree to Britains terms the Telegraph said NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose full customs and border checks on all European Union goods entering Britain from next year in an attempt to increase pressure on the bloc in trade talks The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-checks/uks-johnson-plans-full-border-checks-on-eu-goods-telegraph-idUSKBN1ZV37H2020-02-03
The European Commission the EUs executive considers a current account surplus of as sustainable over the longterm when measured by the size of a countrys economy PositiveBERLIN Germanys current account surplus remained the worlds largest last year despite trade tensions the Ifo economic institute will say on Monday in an estimate likely to renew criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkels fiscal policies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-economy-currentaccount-exclus/exclusive-germany-ran-worlds-largest-current-account-surplus-in-2019-ifo-idUSKBN1ZW0UZ2020-02-03
Under previous government plans for a nodeal Brexit last year where Britain left the EU abruptly without any trade deal only a small proportion of goods would have been checked NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose full customs and border checks on all European Union goods entering Britain from next year in an attempt to increase pressure on the bloc in trade talks The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-checks/uks-johnson-plans-full-border-checks-on-eu-goods-telegraph-idUSKBN1ZV37H2020-02-03
We are leaving the EUs customs union and single market NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose full customs and border checks on all European Union goods entering Britain from next year in an attempt to increase pressure on the bloc in trade talks The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-trade-checks/uks-johnson-plans-full-border-checks-on-eu-goods-telegraph-idUSKBN1ZV37H2020-02-03
Johnson is due to give a major speech on trade on Monday following Britains departure from the EU on Friday after nearly 50 years of membership NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would consider a looser trade agreement with the European Union similar to the blocs ties with Australia rather than follow EU rules to reach a closer deal a government source said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu/uk-open-to-looser-australia-style-trade-deal-with-eu-source-idUSKBN1ZV3ZN2020-02-02
LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would consider a looser trade agreement with the European Union similar to the blocs ties with Australia rather than follow EU rules to reach a closer deal a government source said on Saturday NeutralLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would consider a looser trade agreement with the European Union similar to the blocs ties with Australia rather than follow EU rules to reach a closer deal a government source said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-eu/uk-open-to-looser-australia-style-trade-deal-with-eu-source-idUSKBN1ZV3ZN2020-02-02
BRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the blocs decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei while showing no signs of any change in the EUs stance PositiveBRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the blocs decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei while showing no signs of any change in the EUs stance http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-eu-usa/eu-welcomes-pompeos-5g-comments-no-sign-of-change-to-huawei-stance-idUSKBN1ZU1IH2020-02-01
LONDON A Brexit supporter burned a European Union flag beside Downing Street in central London on Friday as others jeered at proEU demonstrators in the final hours before the United Kingdom is due to leave the bloc NegativeLONDON A Brexit supporter burned a European Union flag beside Downing Street in central London on Friday as others jeered at proEU demonstrators in the final hours before the United Kingdom is due to leave the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-flag/brexit-supporter-burns-eu-flag-near-downing-street-in-london-idUSKBN1ZU2922020-02-01
On Tuesday Britain which is about to exit the EU granted Huawei a limited role in its 5G network PositiveBRUSSELS EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the blocs decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei while showing no signs of any change in the EUs stance http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-eu-usa/eu-welcomes-pompeos-5g-comments-no-sign-of-change-to-huawei-stance-idUSKBN1ZU1IH2020-02-01
On the white cliffs of Dover the The UK has left the was projected between a British and an EU flag NeutralLONDON The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain future with Brexiteers claiming victory and popping champagne corks for an independence they said marked a new era for the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/brexit-at-last-britain-leaves-the-eu-as-champagne-corks-fly-idUSKBN1ZU1T82020-02-01
Another European diplomat said EU capitals would stand united on fisheries as they did on the Irish border during negotiations on a withdrawal agreement PositiveBOULOGNESURMER France For the British government a successful Brexit means reasserting economic sovereignty and landing a trade deal with Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-fisheries/the-french-fishermen-who-could-sink-britains-post-brexit-ambitions-idUSKBN1ZT1X12020-01-31
As soon as the United Kingdom formally leaves the EU on Jan NegativeLONDON Brexit is the United Kingdoms biggest geopolitical move in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-changes-explainer/explainer-through-the-brexit-looking-glass-what-changes-and-what-stays-the-same-idUSKBN1ZT2JH2020-01-31
BRUSSELS EU lawmakers overwhelmingly called on Thursday for rules to establish a common charger for all mobile device makers across Europe a drive that iPhone maker Apple has criticised NegativeBRUSSELS EU lawmakers overwhelmingly called on Thursday for rules to establish a common charger for all mobile device makers across Europe a drive that iPhone maker Apple has criticised http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-regulations-chargers/eu-lawmakers-with-eye-on-apple-call-for-common-mobile-charger-idUSKBN1ZT1VV2020-01-31
Brexit strained the bonds which tie the United Kingdom England and Wales voted to leave the EU but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay NegativeLONDON The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bulging to do list for what he has cast as a new for the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-challenges/new-dawn-brexit-to-do-list-money-charming-trump-and-making-friends-idUSKBN1ZT19M2020-01-31
Britains Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is however looking at how being independent of the EU could give it a freer hand to improve its systems company sources say PositiveLONDON Its 2023 http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-drugtrials-insight/on-eve-of-brexit-britain-faces-critical-test-to-defend-drug-trial-crown-idUSKBN1ZT0L32020-01-31
But French fishermen wont accept that and they have pressuring Brussels via French President Emmanuel Macron to withhold the trade deal unless Britain lets EU trawlers fish its waters NegativeBOULOGNESURMER France For the British government a successful Brexit means reasserting economic sovereignty and landing a trade deal with Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-fisheries/the-french-fishermen-who-could-sink-britains-post-brexit-ambitions-idUSKBN1ZT1X12020-01-31
By the time Britain has fully left the EU after the transition period researchers on the BEACON trial will hope to be embarking on phase III testing NegativeLONDON Its 2023 http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-drugtrials-insight/on-eve-of-brexit-britain-faces-critical-test-to-defend-drug-trial-crown-idUSKBN1ZT0L32020-01-31
EU countries have until April to implement the guidelines and June to report on their progress PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged the European Union to exclude suppliers from all parts of 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-usa/pompeo-urges-eu-to-exclude-high-risk-suppliers-from-5g-networks-idUSKBN1ZT2WS2020-01-31
European bourses looked set to open firmer with EUROSTOXX 50 futures up 0 PositiveSYDNEY Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Friday as investors clutched at hopes China could contain the coronavirus even as headlines spoke of more cases and mounting deaths http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-struggle-for-footing-after-fraught-week-idUSKBN1ZU01N2020-01-31
Fishing is a tiny contributor to the EUs economy providing only 180000 jobs NeutralBOULOGNESURMER France For the British government a successful Brexit means reasserting economic sovereignty and landing a trade deal with Europe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-fisheries/the-french-fishermen-who-could-sink-britains-post-brexit-ambitions-idUSKBN1ZT1X12020-01-31
Nationalists in Scotland are increasingly pressing for a new independence vote there while the Brexit saga has fueled talk in Northern Ireland of reunification with EUmember Ireland PositiveLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail Brexit day on Friday as the dawn of a new and pledge to unite Britain in an address to the nation which he hopes will draw a line under years of angry debate over the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/dawn-of-a-new-era-uks-johnson-respectfully-marks-brexit-day-idUSKBN1ZT3532020-01-31
On the day the United Kingdom ends its more than 40year membership of the EU Johnson the face of the Brexit campaign wants to avoid seeming triumphalist NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail Brexit day on Friday as the dawn of a new and pledge to unite Britain in an address to the nation which he hopes will draw a line under years of angry debate over the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/dawn-of-a-new-era-uks-johnson-respectfully-marks-brexit-day-idUSKBN1ZT3532020-01-31
Owned by EU governments the EIB finances its activity by borrowing cheaply on the market thanks to its AAA rating NeutralBRUSSELS The European Investment Bank is likely to borrow some 50 billion euros on the market in 2020 roughly the same as in 2019 and increase its financing of projects to fight climate change above the share of 2019 the banks president said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-eib/eib-to-borrow-some-50-billion-euros-in-2020-invest-one-third-in-green-projects-idUSKBN1ZT25N2020-01-31
Pompeo praised the EUs Network Information Security Cooperation Group recommended measures to mitigate security risks networks PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged the European Union to exclude suppliers from all parts of 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-telecoms-5g-usa/pompeo-urges-eu-to-exclude-high-risk-suppliers-from-5g-networks-idUSKBN1ZT2WS2020-01-31
The EU has indicated it will use the threat of restricting access for Britains biggest export industry as leverage for wider demands such as fishing access to UK waters NegativeLONDON The United Kingdom leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a bulging to do list for what he has cast as a new for the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-challenges/new-dawn-brexit-to-do-list-money-charming-trump-and-making-friends-idUSKBN1ZT19M2020-01-31
The EU wants to promote crossborder online trade to boost economic growth and catch up with the United States and Asia in this fastgrowing business area PositiveBRUSSELS NBCUniversal was fined 14 http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-antitrust-nbcuniversal/nbcuniversal-fined-16-million-for-illegal-sales-curb-in-eu-idUSKBN1ZT1EG2020-01-31
The government will be looking for the EU to make what is known as an ruling to allow those firms to continue trading with the bloc PositiveLONDON Brexit is the United Kingdoms biggest geopolitical move in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-changes-explainer/explainer-through-the-brexit-looking-glass-what-changes-and-what-stays-the-same-idUSKBN1ZT2JH2020-01-31
The sectors future access to investors in the EU will be one of the first issues to be discussed and must be finalised by the end of June NegativeLONDON Brexit is the United Kingdoms biggest geopolitical move in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-changes-explainer/explainer-through-the-brexit-looking-glass-what-changes-and-what-stays-the-same-idUSKBN1ZT2JH2020-01-31
There will in effect be no change for Britains vast financial services industry dealing with customers in the EU for the next 11 months because of the transition period PositiveLONDON Brexit is the United Kingdoms biggest geopolitical move in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-changes-explainer/explainer-through-the-brexit-looking-glass-what-changes-and-what-stays-the-same-idUSKBN1ZT2JH2020-01-31
time on Friday and put away with the flags of nonEU countries NeutralLONDON The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-union/brexit-day-united-kingdom-casts-off-from-the-european-union-idUSKBN1ZU0032020-01-31
The election result has brought shortterm certainty in the form of an 11month transition period that begins when Britain formally leaves the EU at 2300 GMT on Friday NegativeLONDON The Bank of England appears close to cutting interest rates for the first time in more than three years in Governor Mark Carneys final policy vote on Thursday the day before Britain leaves the European Union http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-boe/bank-of-england-rate-cut-hangs-in-balance-at-carneys-last-policy-meeting-idUSKBN1ZT00Z2020-01-30
Trade talks with every major power including the EU loom while there is little clarity on what the United Kingdoms pitch to global investors will be PositiveLONDON The United Kingdom leaves the European Union an hour before midnight on Friday casting off into an uncertain Brexit future that also challenges Europes postWorld War Two project of forging unity from the ruins of conflict http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-preview/into-the-brexit-unknown-a-dis-united-kingdom-exits-the-european-union-idUSKBN1ZS20L2020-01-30
BRUSSELS Europes luxury brands want EU regulators to take a tougher line against online retailing giants like Amazon and Alibaba on issues like data protection and counterfeiting the head of a leading industry group said NegativeBRUSSELS Europes luxury brands want EU regulators to take a tougher line against online retailing giants like Amazon and Alibaba on issues like data protection and counterfeiting the head of a leading industry group said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-digital-tax-luxury/europes-luxury-brands-want-tougher-rules-for-tech-rivals-idUSKBN1ZR1LQ2020-01-29
BRUSSELS The European Unions highest court ruled on Tuesday that Italy had infringed EU law by not paying on time private companies that worked the state and that it should be doing so within 30 to 60 days NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions highest court ruled on Tuesday that Italy had infringed EU law by not paying on time private companies that worked the state and that it should be doing so within 30 to 60 days http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-italy-ruling/eu-top-court-italy-must-pay-companies-within-30-to-60-days-idUSKBN1ZR0S62020-01-29
The Commission said it had activated the EU civil protection mechanism following a request from France NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Tuesday it would help fund two aircraft to bring European Union citizens back from Wuhan the Chinese city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-eu-repatriation/eu-to-co-fund-two-planes-to-repatriate-citizens-from-chinas-wuhan-idUSKBN1ZR26T2020-01-29
Across the EU no government has yet imposed an outright ban on Huawei PositiveBERLIN Britains decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications of reliance on Chinese technology http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-europe-usa-huawei-explainer/as-britain-decides-europe-grapples-with-huawei-conundrum-idUSKBN1ZR00B2020-01-28
BRUSSELS EU antitrust enforcers will rule by Feb NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust enforcers will rule by Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-raytheon-m-a-utc-eu/eu-to-rule-on-120-billion-united-technologies-raytheon-deal-by-february-28-idUSKBN1ZQ18W2020-01-28
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will decide by Feb NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators will decide by Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sabic-m-a-aramco-eu/eu-antitrust-regulators-to-rule-on-69-billion-aramco-sabic-deal-by-february-27-idUSKBN1ZQ12N2020-01-28
Barnier said that while Brussels was willing to be flexible and pragmatic in trade talks Britains choices have made frictionless trade with the EU impossible PositiveThe European Union will never never compromise on the integrity of its single market its chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain on Monday saying London must now face reality after underestimating the costs of leaving http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-nireland-barnier/eu-tells-uk-it-will-never-never-never-compromise-on-single-market-idUSKBN1ZQ27C2020-01-28
The EU antitrust watchdog can clear the deal with or without concessions during its preliminary review or open a fivemonth long investigation into the deal if it has deep concerns NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust enforcers will rule by Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-raytheon-m-a-utc-eu/eu-to-rule-on-120-billion-united-technologies-raytheon-deal-by-february-28-idUSKBN1ZQ18W2020-01-28
Companies in other sectors especially those with a lot to lose if Britain and the EU do not reach a trade deal this year remain cautious NegativeLUTON England At Bruderer UK a small firm selling metalstamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London business kicked into high gear right after Prime Minister Boris Johnsons big election win last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-economy/after-brexit-settling-election-uk-firms-see-business-bounce-idUSKBN1ZP0IM2020-01-27
Immediately after the shock decision by British voters to leave the EU in 2016 the PMIs suggested the economy was nosediving only to stabilize soon afterwards NegativeLUTON England At Bruderer UK a small firm selling metalstamping machines from an industrial estate just north of London business kicked into high gear right after Prime Minister Boris Johnsons big election win last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-economy/after-brexit-settling-election-uk-firms-see-business-bounce-idUSKBN1ZP0IM2020-01-27
BRUSSELS The EU plans to adopt more protectionist antitrust rules and encourage businesses to share data as part of an industrial policy overhaul aimed at giving European companies a sharper edge in global markets a strategy document seen by Reuters shows PositiveBRUSSELS The EU plans to adopt more protectionist antitrust rules and encourage businesses to share data as part of an industrial policy overhaul aimed at giving European companies a sharper edge in global markets a strategy document seen by Reuters shows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-industrialpolicy/eu-plans-more-protectionist-antitrust-rules-data-sharing-in-policy-shake-up-idUSKBN1ZO0NC2020-01-26
Mnuchin said he wanted to narrow the U.S. trade deficit with the EU but that differences between the blocs member states would complicate negotiations NegativeLONDON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain soon to be out of the European Union would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britains finance minister on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-mnuchin/u-s-treasury-chief-mnuchin-says-optimistic-about-u-s-uk-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZO0GJ2020-01-26
One of the challenges of dealing with the EU is even within the EU they have different he added NegativeLONDON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain soon to be out of the European Union would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britains finance minister on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-mnuchin/u-s-treasury-chief-mnuchin-says-optimistic-about-u-s-uk-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZO0GJ2020-01-26
The EU will mobilize all relevant tools including rulemaking standards international financial instruments trade agreements public procurement and intellectual property rights to leverage its strengths and the document said PositiveBRUSSELS The EU plans to adopt more protectionist antitrust rules and encourage businesses to share data as part of an industrial policy overhaul aimed at giving European companies a sharper edge in global markets a strategy document seen by Reuters shows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-industrialpolicy/eu-plans-more-protectionist-antitrust-rules-data-sharing-in-policy-shake-up-idUSKBN1ZO0NC2020-01-26
This strategy sets the contours of a new and assertive industrial policy what will enable the EU to remain a global economic it added PositiveBRUSSELS The EU plans to adopt more protectionist antitrust rules and encourage businesses to share data as part of an industrial policy overhaul aimed at giving European companies a sharper edge in global markets a strategy document seen by Reuters shows http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-industrialpolicy/eu-plans-more-protectionist-antitrust-rules-data-sharing-in-policy-shake-up-idUSKBN1ZO0NC2020-01-26
Washington is threatening to put tariffs on products from the EUs member states if they follow through with a plan to introduce a new tax on U.S. tech giants NegativeLONDON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain soon to be out of the European Union would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britains finance minister on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-mnuchin/u-s-treasury-chief-mnuchin-says-optimistic-about-u-s-uk-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZO0GJ2020-01-26
While Mnuchin conceded that Britain may need to finalize some issues with the EU before it could discuss them with Washington he didnt see this leading to a delay PositiveLONDON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he was optimistic the United States and Britain soon to be out of the European Union would strike a trade deal this year and that he had discussed it with Britains finance minister on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-mnuchin/u-s-treasury-chief-mnuchin-says-optimistic-about-u-s-uk-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZO0GJ2020-01-26
A third EU diplomat said he still hoped the list of sanctioned Crimean officials would be approved early next or the matter would have to go before EU ambassadors NegativeBRUSSELS Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russiaannexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons three diplomatic sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-sanctions-russia-turkey/cyprus-accused-of-blocking-new-russia-sanctions-amid-turkey-spat-idUSKBN1ZN29E2020-01-25
BRUSSELS Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russiaannexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons three diplomatic sources said NegativeBRUSSELS Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russiaannexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons three diplomatic sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-sanctions-russia-turkey/cyprus-accused-of-blocking-new-russia-sanctions-amid-turkey-spat-idUSKBN1ZN29E2020-01-25
Britain will leave EU on Jan NegativeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain The Times newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/uk-to-use-high-tariff-threat-to-raise-pressure-in-trade-negotiations-the-times-idUSKBN1ZO01Y2020-01-25
In an EU exit strategy committee meeting held on Thursday ministers agreed that the tariffs should be put out for consultation according to the report NegativeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain The Times newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/uk-to-use-high-tariff-threat-to-raise-pressure-in-trade-negotiations-the-times-idUSKBN1ZO01Y2020-01-25
The Balkan country declined to join its NATO and EU allies in expelling Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018 NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in espionage and gave them 48 hours to leave the Balkan country the foreign ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-bulgaria-russia/bulgaria-expels-two-russian-diplomats-for-espionage-idUSKBN1ZN10K2020-01-25
The EU had previously teamed up with Norway and Canada to form a separate appeals body that could resolve disputes PositiveThe European Union China and 15 other World Trade Organization members agreed on Friday to create a temporary mechanism to settle trade disputes after U.S. action rendered the WTO incapable last month of acting as the umpire of global trade http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-wto/eu-china-and-15-others-agree-temporary-fix-to-wto-crisis-idUSKBN1ZN0WM2020-01-25
The UK will largely replicate the EU tariff schedule which will be published and lodged at the World Trade Organisation according to the newspaper NegativeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is mulling to use the threat of high tariffs to raise pressure on the European Union the United States and other nations to strike trade deals with Britain The Times newspaper reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-trade-usa/uk-to-use-high-tariff-threat-to-raise-pressure-in-trade-negotiations-the-times-idUSKBN1ZO01Y2020-01-25
BRUSSELS iPhone maker Apple on Thursday pushed back against EU lawmakers call for a common charger warning the move could hamper innovation create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers NegativeBRUSSELS iPhone maker Apple on Thursday pushed back against EU lawmakers call for a common charger warning the move could hamper innovation create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-apple-charger/apple-pushes-back-against-eu-common-charger-warns-of-innovation-risks-idUSKBN1ZM2EV2020-01-24
If the future relationship treaty only deals with purely EU competencies like trade or fisheries it could be ratified by the European Parliament only making the process faster and simpler PositiveBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
Ross speaking on Fox Business Network echoed that sentiment on the timeline but said it was more complicated working with the EU given the number of countries involved NegativeThe Trump administration expects to secure trade deals with the European Union and Britain this year but not India top U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade/u-s-officials-see-eu-british-trade-deals-in-2020-not-india-idUSKBN1ZM2352020-01-24
The EU does not want to replicate its arrangement with Switzerland with which it has more than 100 bilateral agreements to cover various aspects of the relationship PositiveBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
The EU is worried that once out of the bloc Britain may try to undercut EU firms by lowering labour or environmental standards or by subsidising certain industries NegativeBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
The European Commission which acts as the executive for the EU has been pushing for a common charger for more than a decade PositiveBRUSSELS iPhone maker Apple on Thursday pushed back against EU lawmakers call for a common charger warning the move could hamper innovation create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-apple-charger/apple-pushes-back-against-eu-common-charger-warns-of-innovation-risks-idUSKBN1ZM2EV2020-01-24
The U.S. is the main export destination for EUmade cars PositiveEuphoric stock markets celebrated the ChinaU.S. trade truce by marking record highs but European auto shares continue to suffer reflecting the stress the industry is under and fears U.S. President Donald Trump will target Europe next http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-europe-stocks-autos/underperforming-euro-auto-shares-reflect-fear-of-new-front-in-u-s-trade-wars-idUSKBN1ZM2QE2020-01-24
The idea is to have one treaty by end2020 which would also have a governance structure and an openness to add supplementary an EU diplomat involved in the talks said PositiveBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
The more aligned Britains rules are with the EUs the better access it will have to the EUs single an EU official said PositiveBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
Usually in the EU things dont get moving until there is a real the diplomat said on Thursday NeutralBRUSSELS Wrapping up even a bare deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and with so little time to get it done a painful Brexit on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-future/even-bare-bones-eu-uk-deal-will-be-complex-tough-to-clinch-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZM2K52020-01-24
Britain will remain a member of international financial standard setters after Brexit whose norms typically form the basis for national or EU laws that Britain has often or toughened up PositiveLONDON Britains regulators should have a formal role after Brexit to keep the financial sector globally competitive and less prone to international norms an industry think tank said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-banks/finance-wants-competitiveness-role-for-uk-watchdogs-after-brexit-idUSKBN1ZM0072020-01-23
EU would do better to exert its sovereignty PositiveDUBAI Irans president told European powers on Wednesday not to copy the United States by undermining Tehrans strained nuclear pact with world powers and said Tehran would not seek nuclear weapons whether or not the deal survived http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-tells-europe-not-to-follow-u-s-by-undermining-nuclear-pact-idUSKBN1ZL1TR2020-01-23
Former German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen succeeded JeanClaude Juncker at the end of 2019 as the EUs top official becoming the first woman to hold the post PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union if the bloc doesnt agree to a trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-davos-meeting-trump-trade/trump-threatens-big-tariffs-on-car-imports-from-eu-idUSKBN1ZL1GK2020-01-23
Haber told an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies the EU would respond in the same dimension and the same vein PositiveWASHINGTON The European Union is as strong economically as the United States and will respond to any additional U.S. tariffs with duties of its own on U.S. products Germanys ambassador to the United States Emily Haber said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-will-respond-in-kind-to-new-u-s-tariffs-german-ambassador-to-u-s-idUSKBN1ZL2FH2020-01-23
In a separate interview in Davos with Fox Business Network Trump said the tariffs on EU cars could amount to NegativeDAVOS Switzerland U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union if the bloc doesnt agree to a trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-davos-meeting-trump-trade/trump-threatens-big-tariffs-on-car-imports-from-eu-idUSKBN1ZL1GK2020-01-23
Javid also said at Davos that a new trade deal with the EU was Britains first ahead of a deal with the United States PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance Americas global trade relationships http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-deals/after-china-trade-deal-europe-and-uk-next-on-trumps-to-do-list-idUSKBN1ZL2TJ2020-01-23
Javid said a new trade deal with the EU was Britains first as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set an endofyear deadline for postBrexit transition arrangements PositiveDAVOS Switzerland U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the worlds biggest technology firms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-davos-meeting-tax/u-s-and-britain-trade-threats-in-tech-tax-row-idUSKBN1ZL28M2020-01-23
The EU will respond to any additional tariffs with duties of its own Germanys ambassador to the United States Emily Haber said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance Americas global trade relationships http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-deals/after-china-trade-deal-europe-and-uk-next-on-trumps-to-do-list-idUSKBN1ZL2TJ2020-01-23
The European Unions Green Deal should be used to strengthen the EUs industrial base and the global competitiveness of its automobile industry PositiveBRUSSELS The auto industry faces further consolidation and jobs will migrate to lowercost countries as companies struggle to develop cleaner vehicles in an economic downturn European Auto Industry President Mike Manley said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-electric-acea/auto-industry-seen-consolidating-as-falling-demand-higher-costs-bite-idUSKBN1ZL2HG2020-01-23
The threat prompted a response from Germanys ambassador to the United States Emily Haber that the EU could also impose duties on U.S. products NegativeEuropean shares reversed course and edged lower on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union pushing automobile stocks to a threemonth low http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-drop-from-record-high-on-threat-of-u-s-auto-tariffs-idUSKBN1ZL0U42020-01-23
UK parliament cleared the withdrawal agreement bill that will allow UK to leave the EU on January 31 and the legislation could receive royal assent as early as Thursday PositiveJan 23 The following are the top stories in the Financial Times http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-press-ft/press-digest-financial-times-jan-23-idUSL4N29S0A82020-01-23
UK rulemaking in isolation could also have implications for access to EU investors after Brexit said Lucy Fergusson lead author of the IRSG report and a lawyer at Linklaters NegativeLONDON Britains regulators should have a formal role after Brexit to keep the financial sector globally competitive and less prone to international norms an industry think tank said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-banks/finance-wants-competitiveness-role-for-uk-watchdogs-after-brexit-idUSKBN1ZM0072020-01-23
BRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday for a free trade agreement struck with Vietnam the blocs most comprehensive such pact with a developing country and a sign that Europe has an appetite for a more expansive trade policy PositiveBRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday for a free trade agreement struck with Vietnam the blocs most comprehensive such pact with a developing country and a sign that Europe has an appetite for a more expansive trade policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-vietnam-trade/eu-lawmakers-give-initial-backing-to-vietnam-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZK0V32020-01-22
Europes vast manufacturing sector sank into recession last year mostly on waning export demand for cars raising pressure on EU officials to agree to a deal NegativeDAVOS Switzerland U.S. President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone on trade talks with Europe on Tuesday but kept the threat of new car tariffs firmly on the table http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-davos-meeting-trump-tariffs/trump-has-very-good-trade-talks-with-europe-keeps-tariff-threat-on-table-idUSKBN1ZK27N2020-01-22
The EUVietnam agreement is the European Unions second deal with a member of the Association of Southeast Asian nations after Singapore and one of few with a developing country PositiveBRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday for a free trade agreement struck with Vietnam the blocs most comprehensive such pact with a developing country and a sign that Europe has an appetite for a more expansive trade policy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-vietnam-trade/eu-lawmakers-give-initial-backing-to-vietnam-trade-deal-idUSKBN1ZK0V32020-01-22
Trumps threat to put tariffs on a key European export has triggered a strong rebuke from European officials and companies which are major employers in the EU bloc NegativeDAVOS Switzerland U.S. President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone on trade talks with Europe on Tuesday but kept the threat of new car tariffs firmly on the table http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-davos-meeting-trump-tariffs/trump-has-very-good-trade-talks-with-europe-keeps-tariff-threat-on-table-idUSKBN1ZK27N2020-01-22
BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether Chinas Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germanys 5G network sources involved in their talks said PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether Chinas Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germanys 5G network sources involved in their talks said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-tech-5g-germany/merkel-seeks-to-delay-german-huawei-position-until-after-march-eu-summit-sources-idUSKBN1ZJ1MS2020-01-21
BRUSSELS Jan 20 The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facialrecognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes Positivelead paragraph adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/google-eu/update-1-alphabet-ceo-backs-temporary-ban-on-facial-recognition-technology-over-misuse-worry-idUSL8N29P35N2020-01-21
BRUSSELS The European Commission will this year begin to assess the green transition of EU states as part of its monitoring of national budgets a top official said in a new sign of the blocs commitment to meet ambitious climate goals PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will this year begin to assess the green transition of EU states as part of its monitoring of national budgets a top official said in a new sign of the blocs commitment to meet ambitious climate goals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup-gentiloni/eu-to-add-vetting-of-climate-results-to-fiscal-monitoring-idUSKBN1ZJ1VB2020-01-21
BRUSSELS The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access but it will not meet Beijing halfway EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access but it will not meet Beijing halfway EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china/eu-wont-meet-china-halfway-in-investment-talks-eu-trade-chief-idUSKBN1ZJ1CG2020-01-21
For the first time in the commissions economic monitoring of national budgets we will have a green variable which is very EU economics commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told reporters PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will this year begin to assess the green transition of EU states as part of its monitoring of national budgets a top official said in a new sign of the blocs commitment to meet ambitious climate goals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup-gentiloni/eu-to-add-vetting-of-climate-results-to-fiscal-monitoring-idUSKBN1ZJ1VB2020-01-21
Hogan said the EU and China were making progress in the negotiations although he was not satisfied with the latest offer from Beijing PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access but it will not meet Beijing halfway EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china/eu-wont-meet-china-halfway-in-investment-talks-eu-trade-chief-idUSKBN1ZJ1CG2020-01-21
Hogan told a conference held by business lobby group BusinessEurope that the EU wanted to see concrete from China on opening up its markets PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union wants to agree a deal with China this year to protect foreign investment and increase investment market access but it will not meet Beijing halfway EU trade chief Phil Hogan said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china/eu-wont-meet-china-halfway-in-investment-talks-eu-trade-chief-idUSKBN1ZJ1CG2020-01-21
Merkel is also planning an EUChina summit when Germany takes the rotating EU presidency in the second half of this year PositiveBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether Chinas Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germanys 5G network sources involved in their talks said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-tech-5g-germany/merkel-seeks-to-delay-german-huawei-position-until-after-march-eu-summit-sources-idUSKBN1ZJ1MS2020-01-21
That could come as part of a review of EU fiscal rules that Brussels plans to unveil in February PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission will this year begin to assess the green transition of EU states as part of its monitoring of national budgets a top official said in a new sign of the blocs commitment to meet ambitious climate goals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-eurogroup-gentiloni/eu-to-add-vetting-of-climate-results-to-fiscal-monitoring-idUSKBN1ZJ1VB2020-01-21
The takeup of the technology is expected to be on the agenda when EU leaders gather in Brussels in March NeutralBERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether Chinas Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germanys 5G network sources involved in their talks said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-huawei-tech-5g-germany/merkel-seeks-to-delay-german-huawei-position-until-after-march-eu-summit-sources-idUSKBN1ZJ1MS2020-01-21
Dublin is also a popular location for UKbased insurers and asset managers that need an EU hub reflecting the strong ties between the two countries PositiveLONDON More than a thousand banks asset managers payments companies and insurers in the European Union plan to open offices in postBrexit Britain so they can continue serving UK clients regulatory consultancy Bovill said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-britain-eu-banks/a-thousand-eu-financial-firms-plan-to-open-uk-offices-after-brexit-idUSKBN1ZJ00D2020-01-20
More than 300 financial firms in Britain have opened EU hubs to continue serving clients in the bloc after Brexit according to a recent survey from New Financial think tank PositiveLONDON More than a thousand banks asset managers payments companies and insurers in the European Union plan to open offices in postBrexit Britain so they can continue serving UK clients regulatory consultancy Bovill said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-britain-eu-banks/a-thousand-eu-financial-firms-plan-to-open-uk-offices-after-brexit-idUSKBN1ZJ00D2020-01-20
LONDON Finance minister Sajid Javid is aiming to roughly double Britains underlying rate of economic growth after it leaves the European Union but will not champion big manufacturing sectors that want to stick to EU rules NeutralLONDON Finance minister Sajid Javid is aiming to roughly double Britains underlying rate of economic growth after it leaves the European Union but will not champion big manufacturing sectors that want to stick to EU rules http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-politics-javid/javid-aims-to-double-uk-growth-after-brexit-ft-idUSKBN1ZH0AV2020-01-19
WASHINGTON Donald Trump is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos Switzerland next week three sources said on Friday as tensions mount between the allies over tariff threats and the U.S. president faces an impeachment trial at home PositiveWASHINGTON Donald Trump is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos Switzerland next week three sources said on Friday as tensions mount between the allies over tariff threats and the U.S. president faces an impeachment trial at home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-eu/trump-eu-chief-to-meet-in-davos-as-u-s-tariffs-loom-over-digital-tax-sources-idUSKBN1ZH01D2020-01-19
Former EU agriculture commissioner Hogan said he had worked with Lighthizer in the past to successfully resolve a dispute over hormonefree beef PositiveWASHINGTON European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan said his meetings with senior U.S. officials marked a good to resetting trade ties with Washington but there was more work to do http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eus-hogan-says-bid-to-reset-trade-ties-with-u-s-off-to-good-start-idUSKBN1ZG05A2020-01-18
He said titfortat tariffs would harm both sides but the EU would respond if Washington slapped tariffs on EU products in the aircraft subsidy case NegativeWASHINGTON European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan said his meetings with senior U.S. officials marked a good to resetting trade ties with Washington but there was more work to do http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eus-hogan-says-bid-to-reset-trade-ties-with-u-s-off-to-good-start-idUSKBN1ZG05A2020-01-18
PARIS Facebooks billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked the boss of Frances antitrust watchdog which is set to help review EU rules has told Reuters NegativePARIS Facebooks billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked the boss of Frances antitrust watchdog which is set to help review EU rules has told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-france-competition/lessons-to-be-learned-from-facebooks-whatsapp-deal-french-watchdog-says-idUSKBN1ZG15R2020-01-18
With a new European Commission in place antitrust authorities in Brussels are preparing for an indepth review of EU competition rules NeutralPARIS Facebooks billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked the boss of Frances antitrust watchdog which is set to help review EU rules has told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-france-competition/lessons-to-be-learned-from-facebooks-whatsapp-deal-french-watchdog-says-idUSKBN1ZG15R2020-01-18
BRUSSELS Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100billioneuro EU fund designed to help coaldependent regions move towards a greener economy European Commission data showed on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100billioneuro EU fund designed to help coaldependent regions move towards a greener economy European Commission data showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-transition-money/poland-and-germany-to-be-top-beneficiaries-of-100-billion-euro-eu-climate-fund-idUSKBN1ZF1HZ2020-01-17
Building on these existing provisions the future regulatory framework could go further and include a timelimited ban on the use of facial recognition technology in public the EU document said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses according to proposals seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-ai/eu-mulls-five-year-ban-on-facial-recognition-tech-in-public-areas-idUSKBN1ZF2QL2020-01-17
In a attempt to get Warsaw on board the European Commission the EU executive announced the details of the Just Transition Fund earlier this week PositiveBRUSSELS Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100billioneuro EU fund designed to help coaldependent regions move towards a greener economy European Commission data showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-transition-money/poland-and-germany-to-be-top-beneficiaries-of-100-billion-euro-eu-climate-fund-idUSKBN1ZF1HZ2020-01-17
Poland has welcomed the fund and said the EU proposal on its distribution showed the EU recognised its special situation PositiveBRUSSELS Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100billioneuro EU fund designed to help coaldependent regions move towards a greener economy European Commission data showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-transition-money/poland-and-germany-to-be-top-beneficiaries-of-100-billion-euro-eu-climate-fund-idUSKBN1ZF1HZ2020-01-17
The EU Commission said new tough rules may have to be introduced to bolster existing regulations protecting Europeans privacy and data rights PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses according to proposals seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-ai/eu-mulls-five-year-ban-on-facial-recognition-tech-in-public-areas-idUSKBN1ZF2QL2020-01-17
The EU must reconsider its modus operandi towards China and put more emphasis on reciprocity and BusinessEurope said in a report addressed to the European Commission and EU governments NegativeBRUSSELS European companies called on European Union policymakers on Thursday to toughen their approach to China to secure a level playing field for European businesses http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-china-business/european-firms-call-for-tougher-eu-approach-to-china-idUSKBN1ZF24D2020-01-17
The European Union will check to see whether a major deal struck by the United States and China complies with global trade rules the EUs trade chief said on Thursday NeutralThe European Union will check to see whether a major deal struck by the United States and China complies with global trade rules the EUs trade chief said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-eu/devil-is-in-the-detail-eu-says-will-check-u-s-china-deal-idUSKBN1ZF1RD2020-01-17
The document also suggested imposing obligations on both developers and users of artificial intelligence and that EU countries should appoint authorities to monitor the new rules PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses according to proposals seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-ai/eu-mulls-five-year-ban-on-facial-recognition-tech-in-public-areas-idUSKBN1ZF2QL2020-01-17
Across the EU airlines have historically been big recipients of state aid NeutralLONDON The British government defended a rescue deal for privately owned regional airline Flybe after the owner of rival British Airways filed a complaint with European Union regulators on Wednesday calling it a blatant misuse of public http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-flybe-funding/uk-defends-throwing-flybe-a-lifeline-after-rivals-complain-idUSKBN1ZE0QJ2020-01-16
Commission decisions over euro zone countries budgets are taken together by Gentiloni and the EU executives deputy vicepresident Valdis Dombrovskis PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that Portugals draft budget for 2020 that envisages a small surplus was nevertheless at risk of breaking European Union fiscal rules because of insufficient progress in reducing its structural deficit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-portugal-budget/in-blow-to-eurogroup-head-eu-commission-criticizes-portugals-budget-idUSKBN1ZE1IU2020-01-16
Commissions role here is to talk about EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova told the European Parliament NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday it would not tolerate distortion of historic facts after Russia suggested Poland was partly responsible for starting World War Two and said it would challenge disinformation wherever it occurred http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-eu-poland-russia/eu-raps-russia-for-saying-poland-helped-start-world-war-two-idUSKBN1ZE2J42020-01-16
Euro zone countries that fail to meet EU fiscal targets can be fined although this has never happened yet NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Wednesday that Portugals draft budget for 2020 that envisages a small surplus was nevertheless at risk of breaking European Union fiscal rules because of insufficient progress in reducing its structural deficit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-portugal-budget/in-blow-to-eurogroup-head-eu-commission-criticizes-portugals-budget-idUSKBN1ZE1IU2020-01-16
Talks between EU and U.S. trade representatives in Washington this week will be in the spotlight given the strained relations between the two over U.S. tariffs and aircraft subsidy disputes NegativeEuropean shares ended flat on Wednesday as investors held back from making any big bets ahead of the signing of a Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-end-flat-with-focus-on-u-s-china-trade-deal-signing-idUSKBN1ZE0TR2020-01-16
The European Union should move to force Chinese companies that access the EU procurement market to operate under the same restrictions that EU companies do in China it added NegativeBEIJING Chinas Belt and Road Initiative an investment plan aiming to connect Europe with Asia is sidelining European companies and Brussels should review its competition law to level the playing field a business lobby said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-europe-silkroad/european-firms-get-crumbs-from-chinas-belt-and-road-business-group-idUSKBN1ZF08O2020-01-16
A Polish government spokesman said in response to the Commission action that the EU had no grounds to question Polands judiciary reforms NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Polands Supreme Court in a major blow to the eurosceptic Polish government which immediately questioned the move http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-judges-injunction/eu-executive-asks-eu-top-court-to-suspend-work-of-polands-supreme-court-disciplinary-chamber-idUSKBN1ZD29I2020-01-15
BRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Polands Supreme Court in a major blow to the eurosceptic Polish government which immediately questioned the move NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Polands Supreme Court in a major blow to the eurosceptic Polish government which immediately questioned the move http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-judges-injunction/eu-executive-asks-eu-top-court-to-suspend-work-of-polands-supreme-court-disciplinary-chamber-idUSKBN1ZD29I2020-01-15
BRUSSELS The European Commission will discuss on Tuesday whether to ask the European Court of Justice the EUs top court for an injunction against a Polish law that would allow the ruling party to discipline judges questioning government reforms NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission will discuss on Tuesday whether to ask the European Court of Justice the EUs top court for an injunction against a Polish law that would allow the ruling party to discipline judges questioning government reforms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-ruleoflaw/eu-executive-may-seek-injunction-against-polish-law-muzzling-judges-idUSKBN1ZD1EV2020-01-15
BRUSSELS The European Unions executive arm the European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to grant an injunction against a Polish law that would discipline judges who question the governments changes to the legal system NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions executive arm the European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to grant an injunction against a Polish law that would discipline judges who question the governments changes to the legal system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-judges-injunction/eu-executive-to-ask-eu-top-court-for-injunction-on-polish-law-muzzling-judges-idUSKBN1ZD22P2020-01-15
STRASBOURG France The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a climate as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal PositiveSTRASBOURG France The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a climate as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/eu-sets-out-trillion-euro-plan-to-avert-climate-crash-idUSKBN1ZD00H2020-01-15
The Commission is closely monitoring the EU executive arm said in the statement NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission decided on Tuesday to ask the EUs top court to suspend the functioning of the disciplinary chamber of Polands Supreme Court in a major blow to the eurosceptic Polish government which immediately questioned the move http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-poland-eu-judges-injunction/eu-executive-asks-eu-top-court-to-suspend-work-of-polands-supreme-court-disciplinary-chamber-idUSKBN1ZD29I2020-01-15
The EU is in the last stretch of talks on the size and spending goals of its next longterm budget from 2021 to 2027 PositiveSTRASBOURG France The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a climate as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/eu-sets-out-trillion-euro-plan-to-avert-climate-crash-idUSKBN1ZD00H2020-01-15
The EU last year hailed a breakthrough in talks with China on industrial subsidies and believes Beijings desire to keep the WTO afloat may make it more flexible PositiveBRUSSELS The United States the European Union and Japan proposed new global trade rules on Tuesday to curb subsidies they say are distorting the worldwide economy with China their clear target http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-wto-subsidies/u-s-eu-japan-agree-new-subsidy-rules-with-china-trade-in-focus-idUSKBN1ZD1RM2020-01-15
They also mark a note of harmony in U.S.EU relations strained by U.S. tariffs and disputes over aircraft subsidies and EU auto exports NegativeBRUSSELS The United States the European Union and Japan proposed new global trade rules on Tuesday to curb subsidies they say are distorting the worldwide economy with China their clear target http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-wto-subsidies/u-s-eu-japan-agree-new-subsidy-rules-with-china-trade-in-focus-idUSKBN1ZD1RM2020-01-15
This would only make sense if the big subsidisers were on an EU source said NeutralBRUSSELS The United States the European Union and Japan proposed new global trade rules on Tuesday to curb subsidies they say are distorting the worldwide economy with China their clear target http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-wto-subsidies/u-s-eu-japan-agree-new-subsidy-rules-with-china-trade-in-focus-idUSKBN1ZD1RM2020-01-15
BRUSSELS New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions European campaign group Transport and Environment said on Monday calling on EU lawmakers to make emissions testing and regulations stricter NegativeBRUSSELS New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions European campaign group Transport and Environment said on Monday calling on EU lawmakers to make emissions testing and regulations stricter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-emissions-diesel/new-diesel-cars-exceed-particle-limits-eu-environmental-group-idUSKBN1ZB0PT2020-01-14
Rotenberg is not subject to EU sanctions over Russias role in Ukraine but European banks must comply with the U.S. sanctions in order to do business with U.S. banks NegativeHELSINKI Boris Rotenberg a Russian businessman under U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine conflict due to his close ties with President Vladimir Putin on Monday lost a discrimination lawsuit he filed in a Finnish court against four Nordic banks http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-finland-russia-sanctions/rotenberg-loses-sanctions-suit-against-nordic-banks-idUSKBN1ZC19L2020-01-14
STRASBOURG France The European Commission will propose on Tuesday how the EU can pay for shifting the regions economy to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 while protecting areas and industries most dependent on coal from taking the brunt of changes aimed at preventing climate change PositiveSTRASBOURG France The European Commission will propose on Tuesday how the EU can pay for shifting the regions economy to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 while protecting areas and industries most dependent on coal from taking the brunt of changes aimed at preventing climate change http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/eu-to-unveil-financial-plan-to-shift-to-green-economy-idUSKBN1ZD00H2020-01-14
The Japan embassy in Washington and the EU delegation had no immediate comment on the trilateral talks PositiveWASHINGTON Top trade officials from the United States Japan and the European Union will huddle in Washington on Tuesday to address nonmarketoriented trade policies and subsidies by China a day before Washington and Beijing finalize a preliminary trade deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-eu-japan/u-s-japan-eu-to-meet-on-china-ahead-of-wednesday-trade-deal-signing-ustr-idUSKBN1ZD01N2020-01-14
European airlines should avoid Iranian airspace until further notice the EU Aviation Safety Agency said expanding on earlier advice that airlines should not overfly Iran below 25000 feet NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/disastrous-mistake-iran-acknowledges-shooting-down-ukrainian-airliner-idUSKCN1ZA04Y2020-01-12
PARIS European airlines should avoid Iranian airspace until further notice the EU Aviation Safety Agency said on Saturday following Irans admission that its armed forces inadvertently shot down a Ukrainian airliner earlier in the week NegativePARIS European airlines should avoid Iranian airspace until further notice the EU Aviation Safety Agency said on Saturday following Irans admission that its armed forces inadvertently shot down a Ukrainian airliner earlier in the week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-airspace/easa-urges-airlines-to-avoid-iranian-airspace-idUSKBN1ZA0RF2020-01-12
BRUSSELS EU foreign ministers backed away on Friday from any immediate response to Irans decision to intensify its enrichment of uranium instead repeating their call for Tehran to respect the limits of a 2015 nuclear arms control accord NeutralBRUSSELS EU foreign ministers backed away on Friday from any immediate response to Irans decision to intensify its enrichment of uranium instead repeating their call for Tehran to respect the limits of a 2015 nuclear arms control accord http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/fearing-nuclear-proliferation-europe-scrambles-to-calm-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1Z902W2020-01-11
BRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers did not consider on Friday triggering a dispute resolution process under the nuclear 2015 deal that could lead to renewed United Nations sanctions on Tehran the EUs top diplomat said on Friday PositiveBRUSSELS European Union foreign ministers did not consider on Friday triggering a dispute resolution process under the nuclear 2015 deal that could lead to renewed United Nations sanctions on Tehran the EUs top diplomat said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe-borrell/eu-did-not-discuss-process-leading-to-u-n-sanctions-on-iran-borrell-idUSKBN1Z926L2020-01-11
In Brussels EU foreign ministers joined by NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg were meeting on Friday to find ways to push the United States and Iran away from open conflict PositiveCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
We still need to focus minds but its probably coming an EU diplomat said NeutralBRUSSELS EU foreign ministers backed away on Friday from any immediate response to Irans decision to intensify its enrichment of uranium instead repeating their call for Tehran to respect the limits of a 2015 nuclear arms control accord http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/fearing-nuclear-proliferation-europe-scrambles-to-calm-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1Z902W2020-01-11
Companies handling personal data are required to protect confidentiality and need to put appropriate security measures in place to comply with stringent EU data protection rules PositiveEastern Europe is a new frontier for private medical care and insurers and tech startups are racing to steal a march on their rivals by harnessing the regions health data http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-easteurope-health-data-analysis/gold-rush-race-is-on-for-health-data-in-east-europes-frontier-market-idUSKBN1Z80MV2020-01-10
Johnson is adamant that the freetrade deal he wants can be negotiated in time but his EU counterparts are less convinced NegativeLONDON Lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday which will allow Britain to leave the European Union on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/uk-lawmakers-back-eu-exit-deal-turning-page-on-brexit-crisis-idUSKBN1Z81EO2020-01-10
The EU has not specifically prohibited trade of Venezuelan gold NegativeCARACAS Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday urged the European Union to officially label as blood the precious metal informally mined in the countrys southern jungles as he seeks to increase pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics/venezuelas-guaido-seeks-eu-blood-gold-designation-for-informal-mining-idUSKBN1Z82HP2020-01-10
They voted 330 to 231 in favor of the European Union Bill which implements an exit deal agreed with the EU last year NeutralLONDON Lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday which will allow Britain to leave the European Union on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/uk-lawmakers-back-eu-exit-deal-turning-page-on-brexit-crisis-idUSKBN1Z81EO2020-01-10
She noted that the further Britain diverges from the EU the less access it will have to the blocs single market NegativeLONDON Britain will find it basically to negotiate all aspects of its future relationship with the European Union by the end of this year the head of the European Commission said on Wednesday adding that both sides must pick priorities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-vonderleyen/basically-impossible-to-agree-full-eu-uk-deal-by-year-end-eu-head-idUSKBN1Z71MQ2020-01-09
The ministry official said Duponts Korean subsidiary currently produces photoresists but not ones needed to make chips with an advanced technique known as extreme ultraviolet or EUV lithography PositiveSEOUL South Korea said on Thursday DuPont will invest million in the country to produce advanced photoresists and other materials by 2021 a move that will help reduce its reliance on Japan for the products used in semiconductor manufacturing http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-southkorea-japan-dupont-de/amid-trade-row-with-japan-south-korea-gains-dupont-investment-to-make-chip-materials-idUSKBN1Z805B2020-01-09
A company in Belgium called Institute for Radioelements or IRE wants the HEU to make the isotopes NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Energy Department has waived a ban on licenses for the export of weaponsgrade uranium for making medical isotopes which critics said raises proliferation risks and undermines companies that are converting to safer materials http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-uranium/u-s-delays-ban-on-licenses-for-bomb-grade-uranium-exports-for-two-years-idUSKBN1Z62JE2020-01-08
PARIS The United States and China are the worlds leaders in harvesting and exploiting personal data and the European Union must make sure the same thing does not happen when it comes to businesstobusiness data the new EU commissioner for the internal market said NegativePARIS The United States and China are the worlds leaders in harvesting and exploiting personal data and the European Union must make sure the same thing does not happen when it comes to businesstobusiness data the new EU commissioner for the internal market said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-data/europeans-should-control-their-b-to-b-data-says-eu-commissioner-idUSKBN1Z62OQ2020-01-08
The EU countries want the International Atomic Energy Agency to first verify Irans latest announcements on enrichment EU officials and diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS Germanys foreign minister called on Tuesday for European powers to forge a joint response to Irans decision to scrap limits imposed on its nuclear enrichment under an arms control accord but stopped short of calling for renewed U.N. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-britain-eu/germany-urges-europe-to-respond-to-irans-nuclear-violations-idUSKBN1Z60ZI2020-01-08
The EU talks were to have taken place in Libya but the Tripoli government asked for them to be postponed according to two EU diplomats NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain France Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday Turkeys plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya saying foreign interference there was exacerbating instability http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/european-powers-condemn-turkish-plans-to-send-troops-to-libya-idUSKBN1Z618D2020-01-08
The fires have already emitted 400 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and produced harmful pollutants the EUs Copernicus monitoring program said NegativeSYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged foreign tourists not to be deterred by deadly wildfires that have razed large swathes of the country and sent smoke palls as far as South America even as authorities warned of revitalized blazes http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-australia-bushfires/australian-leader-urges-tourists-not-be-deterred-by-bushfires-crisis-idUSKBN1Z62MQ2020-01-08
Turkey is nominally a candidate to join the EU though accession talks have long stalled due to disagreements over human rights Cyprus and other issues NegativeBRUSSELS The European Unions top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain France Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday Turkeys plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya saying foreign interference there was exacerbating instability http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-eu/european-powers-condemn-turkish-plans-to-send-troops-to-libya-idUSKBN1Z618D2020-01-08
With or without the EUV license ASML expects its Chinese sales to increase in 2020 as it continues to ship earliergeneration equipment PositiveFRANCISCO The Trump administration mounted an extensive campaign to block the sale of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lobbying the Netherlands government and White House officials sharing a classified intelligence report with the countrys Prime Minister people familiar with the effort told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asml-holding-usa-china-insight/trump-administration-pressed-dutch-hard-to-cancel-china-chip-equipment-sale-sources-idUSKBN1Z50HN2020-01-07
Maas has proposed to EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell that a meeting of the blocs foreign ministers be brought forward to this week to agree on a common approach PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
Expelling diplomatic officials is an extreme and unfriendly measure that should be saved for grave the EU said in a statement NegativeLA PAZ The European Union said on Tuesday it was deeply about Bolivias expulsion of Spanish officials caught up in an escalating diplomatic row between Mexico and the interim conservative administration in La Paz http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-bolivia/eu-criticizes-bolivias-expulsion-of-spanish-diplomats-idUSKBN1YZ13N2020-01-01
The EU said it was deeply concerned over the increasing diplomatic and has demanded further explanation from the Anez government NegativeLA PAZ The European Union said on Tuesday it was deeply about Bolivias expulsion of Spanish officials caught up in an escalating diplomatic row between Mexico and the interim conservative administration in La Paz http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-bolivia/eu-criticizes-bolivias-expulsion-of-spanish-diplomats-idUSKBN1YZ13N2020-01-01





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Hogan who was promoted from the role of EU farm chief this month spoke to U.S. trade before Christmas he told the Irish Times newspaper PositiveDUBLIN The European Unions new trade commissioner Irishman Phil Hogan was quoted on Monday as saying he would seek a reset of trade relations on a number of contentious issues when he meets his U.S. counterpart for the first time next month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-trade/eu-seeks-reset-in-trade-talks-with-u-s-trade-chief-hogan-idUSKBN1YY0KK2019-12-31
The Russian investigation follows a case against the company in the European Union where it last week committed to bring its practices in line with EU consumer law NegativeMOSCOW Russias Federal Antimonopoly Service has opened an investigation into hotel reservation website Booking http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-booking-hldg-russia/russian-competition-watchdog-opens-investigation-into-booking-com-idUSKBN1YY11I2019-12-31
The rise was helped by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyens saying the EU may need to extend the deadline for talks about a new trade relationship with Britain PositiveGlobal shares reach record highs on trade optimism http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-shares-hit-record-highs-in-festive-cheer-idUSL8N2911DT2019-12-28
Airbus has held several contacts with officials probing the deal and incoming CEO Guillaume Faury met the EUs Competition Commissioner in March people familiar with the talks said PositiveOriginally set for 2019 the BoeingEmbraer deal was delayed after the Commission decided in October to deepen a competition probe now scheduled to end in late February http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-embraer/new-boeing-boss-faces-eu-pressure-over-embraer-tie-up-sources-idUSKBN1YS0T82019-12-25
Shipments of EU alcohol had been stranded in containers and warehouses while some brands had run out of stock according to the letter seen by Reuters NegativeWhat started as a spat with the European Union over Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute with imported European spirits and now dairy products caught in the crossfire http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-indonesia-palm-eu/european-liquor-off-the-menu-in-indonesia-as-trade-row-escalates-idUSKBN1YQ00I2019-12-22
Britain will leave the EU at the end of January and has set December 2020 as a hard deadline to reach a trade agreement Neutraloil gold settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-extend-record-rally-sterling-endures-rough-week-idUSL1N28U1462019-12-21
March Talks with the EU on a free trade agreement expected to begin and the March European Council meeting should be a good point to gauge the mood music PositiveRUCTIONS http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-themes/take-five-ding-dong-markets-merrily-on-high-idUSKBN1YO1KZ2019-12-21
ISTAT releases December consumer and business confidence data November nonEU foreign trade data NeutralThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/italy-factors-dec-20/italy-factors-to-watch-on-dec-20-idUSL8N28T46S2019-12-20
LUXEMBOURG Agreements that let Facebook and other firms send European citizens data to the United States and other countries are valid a key EU court adviser said on Thursday although he left room for such transfers to be blocked if European data protection standards are not met in countries receiving the information NegativeLUXEMBOURG Agreements that let Facebook and other firms send European citizens data to the United States and other countries are valid a key EU court adviser said on Thursday although he left room for such transfers to be blocked if European data protection standards are not met in countries receiving the information http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-privacy-eu/facebook-eu-user-data-transfer-contracts-are-legal-but-risks-ahead-eu-court-adviser-idUSKBN1YM2M12019-12-20
LUXEMBOURG U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations as the EUs top court ruled it was an online platform and not a property agent PositiveLUXEMBOURG U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations as the EUs top court ruled it was an online platform and not a property agent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-airbnb/airbnb-wins-fight-to-remain-exempt-from-european-property-rules-idUSKBN1YN12A2019-12-20
Reuters had exclusively reported on Wednesday that both companies were set to win the EU regulatory antitrust approval for the deal PositiveReuters had exclusively reported on Wednesday that both companies were set to win the EU regulatory antitrust approval for the deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mellanox-m-a-nvidia-eu/nvidia-mellanox-technologies-win-eu-approval-for-6-8-billion-deal-idUSKBN1YN2RR2019-12-20
Some EU businesses may not be able to use certain U.S. providers for outsourcing anymore because US surveillance laws requires these companies to disclose data to the National Security Agency NegativeLUXEMBOURG Agreements that let Facebook and other firms send European citizens data to the United States and other countries are valid a key EU court adviser said on Thursday although he left room for such transfers to be blocked if European data protection standards are not met in countries receiving the information http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-privacy-eu/facebook-eu-user-data-transfer-contracts-are-legal-but-risks-ahead-eu-court-adviser-idUSKBN1YM2M12019-12-20
The court also faulted France for not notifying the European Commission the EU executive of the requirement for Airbnb to hold an estate agents professional licence NeutralLUXEMBOURG U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations as the EUs top court ruled it was an online platform and not a property agent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-airbnb/airbnb-wins-fight-to-remain-exempt-from-european-property-rules-idUSKBN1YN12A2019-12-20
BRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Nvidia is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its PositiveBRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Nvidia is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-mellanox-m-a-nvidia-eu-exclusive/exclusive-nvidia-to-win-unconditional-eu-okay-for-6-8-billion-mellanox-buy-sources-idUSKBN1YM29H2019-12-19
Dec 18 An Italian law that forced Vivendi to freeze twothirds of its stake in Italian broadcaster Mediaset breaches European Union rules the EU Advocate General said on Wednesday Negativestories adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-court-vivendi-mediaset/update-1-italys-freeze-on-vivendis-mediaset-stake-breaches-eu-law-court-adviser-idUSL8N28S3J62019-12-19
EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic will also meet German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier ahead of the threeway gas talks PositiveBRUSSELS The next round of talks between the European Union Ukraine and Russia to agree a deal on gas transit will take place in Berlin on Thursday the European Commission said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-ukraine-gas-deal/ukraine-russia-gas-talks-set-for-berlin-on-thursday-eu-commission-idUSKBN1YM1AG2019-12-19
Manuel Campos SanchezBordona advocate general to the EU court said national legislation could prevent ownership being too concentrated but said such laws must be proportionate Positivestories adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-court-vivendi-mediaset/update-1-italys-freeze-on-vivendis-mediaset-stake-breaches-eu-law-court-adviser-idUSL8N28S3J62019-12-19
Vivendi had challenged Italys communications regulators decision on its Mediaset and Telecom Italia stakes in an Italian court which referred the case to the EU court Negativestories adds http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-court-vivendi-mediaset/update-1-italys-freeze-on-vivendis-mediaset-stake-breaches-eu-law-court-adviser-idUSL8N28S3J62019-12-19
But this would overstep a red line for the EU which would then restrict access to its market to protect its own producers NegativeLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
EMini futures for the 500 were little changed while EUROSTOXX 50 futures fell 0 NegativeNikkei hovers near 2019 highs as markets consolidate http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-eke-out-another-peak-pound-fears-brexit-redux-idUSL4N28S03Y2019-12-18
Early EU responses to the move were guarded NeutralLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliffedge at the end of 2020 to demand the EU give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months PositiveSYDNEY Asian stocks camped out at 18month peaks on Wednesday having climbed for five straight sessions while the British pound was licking fresh wounds as revived Brexit fears came back to haunt it http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-take-a-breather-pound-cant-shake-brexit-jinx-idUSKBN1YM01C2019-12-18
Much of the EUs internal and extend freight trade went by sea and European shipping companies regularly purchased vessels from Hyundai and Daewoo PositiveBRUSSELS World No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-daewoo-s-m-m-a-hyundaiheavyinds-eu/hyundais-1-8-billion-deal-with-daewoo-hits-eu-antitrust-hurdle-idUSKBN1YL1MI2019-12-18
One EU diplomat said Johnsons proposed deadline would leave both sides worse off NegativeLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
Sabine Weyand directorgeneral of the EUs trade department told a European Policy Centre think tank seminar that negotiations would have to focus on those issues vital to prevent another cliffedge NegativeLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
The EU hopes to start the trade talks with Britain by March while Britain said it wants to start as soon as possible PositiveLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
With absolute clarity on the timetable we are working to the UK and the EU will be able to get on with Johnsons spokesman said PositiveLONDON Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliffedge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-threatens-brexit-cliff-edge-to-force-eu-trade-deal-by-december-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-18
Brussels is also considering whether to link access to EU budget funds of which Poland is a big beneficiary to the rule of law and democratic standards NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic standards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judges/eu-to-check-whether-polish-bill-on-judges-undermines-court-independence-idUSKBN1YK1NZ2019-12-17
But this would be crossing a red line for the EU which would restrict access to its market to protect its own producers NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliffedge at the end of 2020 to push for the European Union to give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/johnson-uses-uk-law-to-demand-eu-trade-deal-by-end-of-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-17
Organizations that compile and publish market indexes outside the European Union were in February given an extension to the end of 2021 to comply with the EUs benchmark regulation PositiveHONG KONG Banks and asset managers that use Asian benchmarks like the Hang Seng or Nikkei indices face a perfect with two major regulatory changes slated to take effect the same day a financial industry group said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-asia-regulation-benchmarks/asian-financial-firms-face-benchmark-aggedon-as-tough-eu-rules-near-idUSKBN1YL0AX2019-12-17
The CJEU will issue its ruling on Dec NeutralBRUSSELS Is it an online booking Or a real estate U.S. homesharing site Airbnb will on Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-airbnb/airbnb-online-service-or-property-agent-eu-court-to-rule-december-19-idUSKBN1YK1WS2019-12-17
The Commission will analyze the legislation proposed in particular its compliance with EU law regarding judicial he said NeutralBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic standards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judges/eu-to-check-whether-polish-bill-on-judges-undermines-court-independence-idUSKBN1YK1NZ2019-12-17
The EU has launched a ruleoflaw investigation that could in theory lead to Poland losing its EU voting rights NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic standards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judges/eu-to-check-whether-polish-bill-on-judges-undermines-court-independence-idUSKBN1YK1NZ2019-12-17
The EU insists it will not seal a trade deal with a large economically powerful neighbour without solid provisions to guarantee fair competition NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliffedge at the end of 2020 to push for the European Union to give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/johnson-uses-uk-law-to-demand-eu-trade-deal-by-end-of-2020-idUSKBN1YK25G2019-12-17
We have already referred Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU regarding its new disciplinary regime for judges in he added NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission said on Monday it would closely examine whether a new Polish draft law undermines the independence of the judiciary amid tensions between Brussels and Warsaw over democratic standards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-poland-judges/eu-to-check-whether-polish-bill-on-judges-undermines-court-independence-idUSKBN1YK1NZ2019-12-17
6 already allotted to fund Syrian refugees in Turkey and speed up the flow of that money the Turkish foreign ministrys EU point person said on Saturday NegativeISTANBUL The European Union should spend more than the 6 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-refugees-funds/turkish-official-says-eu-should-boost-funding-of-syrian-refugees-idUSKBN1YI0D02019-12-15
LONDON Queen Elizabeth will set out on Thursday Prime Minister Boris Johnsons legislative agenda following his election victory including a pledge to bring the EU Withdrawal Agreement bill back to parliament before Christmas his office said on Saturday NeutralLONDON Queen Elizabeth will set out on Thursday Prime Minister Boris Johnsons legislative agenda following his election victory including a pledge to bring the EU Withdrawal Agreement bill back to parliament before Christmas his office said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu-parliament/queen-elizabeth-to-set-out-uk-pm-johnsons-agenda-on-thursday-idUSKBN1YI0L82019-12-15
The EU which set up the funding in 2015 says more than 5 PositiveISTANBUL The European Union should spend more than the 6 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-turkey-refugees-funds/turkish-official-says-eu-should-boost-funding-of-syrian-refugees-idUSKBN1YI0D02019-12-15
All EU countries except Poland endorsed on Thursday the 2050 date by which Europe is to be the first continent that is neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions PositiveBRUSSELS Poland needs information on how much money it can expect from the EU to support its energy transition before signing up for the EUs goal of being climate neutral in 2050 the head of the European Commission said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-poland-fund/poland-needs-transition-money-details-before-2050-climate-pledge-idUSKBN1YH03F2019-12-14
BRUSSELS Poland needs information on how much money it can expect from the EU to support its energy transition before signing up for the EUs goal of being climate neutral in 2050 the head of the European Commission said NegativeBRUSSELS Poland needs information on how much money it can expect from the EU to support its energy transition before signing up for the EUs goal of being climate neutral in 2050 the head of the European Commission said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-poland-fund/poland-needs-transition-money-details-before-2050-climate-pledge-idUSKBN1YH03F2019-12-14
BRUSSELS Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday that Britains election results according to exit polls meant Brexit would now materialize and that time was short to seal a new relationship deal between the EU and Britain PositiveBRUSSELS Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday that Britains election results according to exit polls meant Brexit would now materialize and that time was short to seal a new relationship deal between the EU and Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-election-eu-sweden/sweden-pm-brexit-will-happen-now-little-time-for-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YH0152019-12-14
But even though this is a slimmed down wishlist EU leaders failed to agree any of the three elements on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders postponed on Friday a package of reforms to safeguard the euro zone from a new crisis giving finance ministers another six months to work out compromises in discussions that have dragged on since June 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-eurozone/eu-leaders-postpone-euro-zone-reform-until-june-2020-idUSKBN1YH1VQ2019-12-14
Finland which holds the rotating EU presidency proposed the money should be part of wider EU funding to equalise living standards between Europes poorest and richest regions PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders postponed on Friday a package of reforms to safeguard the euro zone from a new crisis giving finance ministers another six months to work out compromises in discussions that have dragged on since June 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-eurozone/eu-leaders-postpone-euro-zone-reform-until-june-2020-idUSKBN1YH1VQ2019-12-14
It is a very clear result it will not change by tomorrow Lofven told reporters on leaving an EU summit in Brussels that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson skipped NeutralBRUSSELS Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday that Britains election results according to exit polls meant Brexit would now materialize and that time was short to seal a new relationship deal between the EU and Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-election-eu-sweden/sweden-pm-brexit-will-happen-now-little-time-for-trade-deal-idUSKBN1YH0152019-12-14
The Commission has said it will start work immediately on a levy on imports with higher carbon footprints than EUmade products PositiveArcelorMittal also said it aimed to publish a target for the whole group in the middle of next year http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-arcelormittal/arcelormittal-aims-for-30-cut-in-emissions-in-europe-by-2030-idUSKBN1YH1F82019-12-14
The EUs executive European Commission will nonetheless deploy its new Green plan in the coming weeks President Emmanuel Macrons office said despite Poland being left out for now PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders agreed on Friday to work towards the objective of convincing Poland to back a deal on climate neutrality by 2050 at a summit in June next year the French presidency said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-deal/eu-can-deploy-green-deal-despite-poland-left-out-of-2050-target-france-idUSKBN1YH0192019-12-14
The case has implications for companies because the transfer measures are essential in ensuring the free flow of data to nonEU countries said Jamie Drucker at UKbased law firm Bristows PositiveBRUSSELS Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems sevenyear battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-privacy-eu/facebook-privacy-activist-schrems-battle-nears-end-on-dec-19-idUSKBN1YH1Z72019-12-14
Thursday was the last day to offer concessions if these were required to address any EU antitrust concerns NeutralNvidia known for its powerful gaming graphics chips declined to comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mellanox-m-a-nvidia-eu/u-s-chipmaker-nvidia-offers-no-concessions-to-eu-to-ease-through-6-8-billion-mellanox-deal-idUSKBN1YH0ZL2019-12-14
Warsaws discussions about introducing nuclear energy in the largest excommunist EU country have not yet been settled partly due to high costs NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union left Poland out of a 2050 climate neutrality agreement on Friday after hours of summit haggling with three poorer eastern member states that demanded more funds for economic transition and support for nuclear power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-eu/eu-leaves-poland-out-of-2050-climate-deal-after-standoff-idUSKBN1YG01I2019-12-14
We encourage work to be taken forward on all these issues and will come back to them at the latest in June EU leaders said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders postponed on Friday a package of reforms to safeguard the euro zone from a new crisis giving finance ministers another six months to work out compromises in discussions that have dragged on since June 2015 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-eurozone/eu-leaders-postpone-euro-zone-reform-until-june-2020-idUSKBN1YH1VQ2019-12-14
31 Britain will enter a transition period during which it will negotiate a new relationship with the remaining 27 EU states NeutralLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party will win a resounding victory in Britains election with a parliamentary majority of 86 seats an exit poll showed on Thursday empowering him to deliver Brexit on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-election/britain-brexit-bound-as-johnson-set-for-big-parliamentary-majority-idUSKBN1YG2O52019-12-13
BRUSSELS European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate the EUs longterm budget Brexit the euro zone and Russia sanctions among others NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate the EUs longterm budget Brexit the euro zone and Russia sanctions among others http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-meet-in-brussels-to-discuss-climate-budget-brexit-idUSKBN1YG17Y2019-12-13
It is very good what was presented yesterday a Green New Deal at EU level to mobilize resources and convert to green energies PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate the EUs longterm budget Brexit the euro zone and Russia sanctions among others http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-meet-in-brussels-to-discuss-climate-budget-brexit-idUSKBN1YG17Y2019-12-13
It is very important that we as the EU move effectively steps for reaching climate neutrality PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate the EUs longterm budget Brexit the euro zone and Russia sanctions among others http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-highlights/highlights-eu-leaders-meet-in-brussels-to-discuss-climate-budget-brexit-idUSKBN1YG17Y2019-12-13
Its going to be a long said an EU diplomat four hours after the 27 leaders had gathered NegativeBRUSSELS Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic clashed with Western European nations on Thursday over the EUs bold new push for climate neutrality by 2050 demanding funds for their energy transition to lower emissions and a role for nuclear power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-climate-change-eu/east-west-row-upsets-eus-grand-climate-plan-idUSKBN1YG01I2019-12-13
With this tax revision I believe we managed to raise a flag so that Japan can lead America and EU on 5G Amari said PositiveTOKYO Japan unveiled tax measures on Thursday aimed at encouraging companies to spend their cash piles on startups and other investments and stimulating a slowing economy while also helping firms to compete with Chinas advance in 5G technology http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-japan-economy-tax/japan-tax-revision-targets-corporate-cashpile-to-spur-spending-5g-investment-idUSKBN1YG0JI2019-12-13
BRUSSELS European Union leaders will extend on Thursday sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and Moscows involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine a senior EU official said on Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will extend on Thursday sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and Moscows involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine a senior EU official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-eu-sanctions/eu-to-roll-over-sanctions-against-russia-over-ukraine-idUSKBN1YF1EQ2019-12-12
BRUSSELS The European Union is ready to start negotiations on its future relationship with Britain as soon as Britain leaves the bloc a senior EU official said on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of EU leaders on Brexit on Friday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union is ready to start negotiations on its future relationship with Britain as soon as Britain leaves the bloc a senior EU official said on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of EU leaders on Brexit on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-future/eu-ready-to-start-talks-on-future-with-britain-immediately-after-brexit-eu-official-idUSKBN1YF1F12019-12-12
Finland which currently holds the rotating EU presidency proposed the budget be 1 NeutralBRUSSELS The leaders of 27 European Union countries will try to narrow their differences over the blocs next longterm budget at a summit on Thursday but the discussions are likely to drag well into 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-budget-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-talks-on-next-eu-long-term-budget-idUSKBN1YF1SG2019-12-12
However Harings said Aurubis remains extremely that the EU will approve the Metallo deal by early April 2020 PositiveHamburgbased Aurubis is also considering more takeovers especially in the recycling sector Harings said with possibilities in North America and Asia http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aurubis-copper/aurubis-hopes-to-sell-rolled-copper-division-in-2020-idUSKBN1YF1AM2019-12-12
The EU also wants to spend NeutralBRUSSELS The leaders of 27 European Union countries will try to narrow their differences over the blocs next longterm budget at a summit on Thursday but the discussions are likely to drag well into 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-budget-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-talks-on-next-eu-long-term-budget-idUSKBN1YF1SG2019-12-12
The EU budget gets its money NeutralBRUSSELS The leaders of 27 European Union countries will try to narrow their differences over the blocs next longterm budget at a summit on Thursday but the discussions are likely to drag well into 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-budget-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-talks-on-next-eu-long-term-budget-idUSKBN1YF1SG2019-12-12
The EU is asking very detailed questions about the Metallo deal and approval is taking longer than expected he said NeutralHamburgbased Aurubis is also considering more takeovers especially in the recycling sector Harings said with possibilities in North America and Asia http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aurubis-copper/aurubis-hopes-to-sell-rolled-copper-division-in-2020-idUSKBN1YF1AM2019-12-12
The two biggest items in the EU budget which together account for some 7080 percent of spending NeutralBRUSSELS The leaders of 27 European Union countries will try to narrow their differences over the blocs next longterm budget at a summit on Thursday but the discussions are likely to drag well into 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-budget-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-talks-on-next-eu-long-term-budget-idUSKBN1YF1SG2019-12-12
the EUs external policy like development aid for EU neighbours migration issues outside the EU and help for countries preparing to join the bloc PositiveBRUSSELS The leaders of 27 European Union countries will try to narrow their differences over the blocs next longterm budget at a summit on Thursday but the discussions are likely to drag well into 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-budget-explainer/explainer-what-is-at-stake-in-talks-on-next-eu-long-term-budget-idUSKBN1YF1SG2019-12-12
Brussels is also considering tying adherence to the rule of law and democratic standards with access to EU budget funds already set to shrink when Britain leaves the 28country bloc NegativeWARSAW Some European city mayors whose national governments are in conflict with Brussels could seek ways to access European Union funds directly the mayor of Polands capital Warsaw said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-cities/as-governments-clash-with-brussels-some-cities-hope-to-claim-eu-funds-idUSKBN1YE1Y32019-12-11
Macron urged other EU leaders to remain united and rigorous in the defence of our PositivePARIS French President Emmanuel Macron said Britain and the European Union should push on with Brexit after the UKs general election on Thursday and that maintaining the unity of the remaining members was paramount http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-macron/frances-macron-lets-press-on-with-brexit-after-uks-election-idUSKBN1YE1I42019-12-11
The EU is likely to welcome consolidation that helps make its capital market more efficient and reduce reliance on London even if it is being driven by a U.S. exchange PositiveChicagoheadquartered Cboe said it was paying cash but declined to say how much http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-euroccp-m-a-cboe-glo-markets/cboe-buys-euroccp-to-bolster-dutch-eu-base-after-brexit-idUSKBN1YE0JK2019-12-11
The aim would be to counter carbon whereby EU industries are penalized by cheaper imports from countries that apply less strict rules to tackle climate change PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission plans a carbon border tax aimed at shielding European steel producers and other energyintensive industries against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-eu-carbontax-explainer/explainer-what-an-eu-carbon-border-tax-might-look-like-and-who-would-be-hit-idUSKBN1YE1C42019-12-11
The company may consider strategic alternatives for both its U.S. and EU businesses if Brinavess fails to get Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Louise Chen said in a note NegativeIndependent experts to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday voted against Correvio Pharma Corps drug to correct irregular rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart in adult patients the latest setback to the companys efforts to market a potential blockbuster in the country http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-correvio-pharma-fda/correvio-suffers-fresh-blow-as-heart-drug-fails-to-win-fda-panel-backing-idUSKBN1YE2GH2019-12-11
The mayors consider themselves more proEU and politically liberal than their respective national governments some of which have clashed with Brussels over EU rules and standards PositiveWARSAW Some European city mayors whose national governments are in conflict with Brussels could seek ways to access European Union funds directly the mayor of Polands capital Warsaw said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-cities/as-governments-clash-with-brussels-some-cities-hope-to-claim-eu-funds-idUSKBN1YE1Y32019-12-11
The plan could initially be tested on industries including steel cement and aluminum a second EU document said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission plans a carbon border tax aimed at shielding European steel producers and other energyintensive industries against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-eu-carbontax-explainer/explainer-what-an-eu-carbon-border-tax-might-look-like-and-who-would-be-hit-idUSKBN1YE1C42019-12-11
Under EU regulations steel mining and cement are among EU sectors that benefit from free carbon allowances until 2030 because they are deemed at risk of carbon leakage PositiveBRUSSELS The European Commission plans a carbon border tax aimed at shielding European steel producers and other energyintensive industries against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-eu-carbontax-explainer/explainer-what-an-eu-carbon-border-tax-might-look-like-and-who-would-be-hit-idUSKBN1YE1C42019-12-11
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager however welcomed the mediation efforts saying the postponement of the court hearing was a positive move PositiveBRUSSELS Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-antitrust-nokia-daimler/nokia-halts-legal-action-against-daimler-with-mediation-offer-in-patent-row-idUSKBN1YD1EN2019-12-10
In 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to end glyphosate use in France within three years like Austria going beyond an EU decision to extend its use for five years PositivePARIS Frances health and environment agency said on Monday it was banning dozens of glyphosatebased weedkillers most of the volume of such products sold in France ruling there was insufficient data to exclude health risks http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-france-glyphosate/france-to-ban-dozens-of-glyphosate-weedkillers-amid-health-risk-debate-idUSKBN1YD1BG2019-12-10
LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bolster his argument on Tuesday for leaving the European Union early next year urging voters to return him to power so Britain can rip up the EU rule book and write a new one for NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bolster his argument on Tuesday for leaving the European Union early next year urging voters to return him to power so Britain can rip up the EU rule book and write a new one for http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-election-johnson/we-can-rip-up-the-eu-rule-book-pm-johnson-tells-uk-voters-idUSKBN1YD2FA2019-12-10
Sources had told Reuters that EU competition enforcers had been poised to open an investigation into the matter until Nokia made the mediation offer PositiveBRUSSELS Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-antitrust-nokia-daimler/nokia-halts-legal-action-against-daimler-with-mediation-offer-in-patent-row-idUSKBN1YD1EN2019-12-10
The EU has already reached agreements with Canada and Norway to subject any appeals to ad hoc adjudication by former Appellate Body members PositiveGENEVA The fate of the World Trade Organizations top court was effectively sealed on Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow it to continue trade officials said although the WTO chief vowed to find a solution http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-wto/u-s-seals-demise-of-wto-appeals-bench-trade-officials-idUSKBN1YD1S02019-12-10
The EU would continue supporting efforts to unblock Appellate Body appointments while preparing its own contingency measures Machado said PositiveGENEVA The fate of the World Trade Organizations top court was effectively sealed on Monday after the United States said it would not back a proposal to allow it to continue trade officials said although the WTO chief vowed to find a solution http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-trade-wto/u-s-seals-demise-of-wto-appeals-bench-trade-officials-idUSKBN1YD1S02019-12-10
The CJEU usually takes 18 months to issue a judgment NeutralIreland which supported Luxembourg in the case also appealed a person familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-fiat-taxes/fiat-appeals-to-europes-top-court-against-33-million-eu-tax-order-idUSKBN1YB0G52019-12-08
BRUSSELS A group of European Union countries is calling for the bloc to cast a wider net when listing tax havens and to consider imposing stricter sanctions for countries facilitating tax avoidance according to an EU document and an EU official NegativeBRUSSELS A group of European Union countries is calling for the bloc to cast a wider net when listing tax havens and to consider imposing stricter sanctions for countries facilitating tax avoidance according to an EU document and an EU official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-to-consider-tougher-tax-haven-listing-idUSKBN1YA1QQ2019-12-07
It also screens only nonEU countries saying its 28 states were already applying high standards against tax avoidance NeutralBRUSSELS A group of European Union countries is calling for the bloc to cast a wider net when listing tax havens and to consider imposing stricter sanctions for countries facilitating tax avoidance according to an EU document and an EU official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-to-consider-tougher-tax-haven-listing-idUSKBN1YA1QQ2019-12-07
MAIDSTONE England Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would have enough time to strike an agreement with the European Union about future trade ties and reach similar deals with other countries after its scheduled departure from the EU on Jan PositiveMAIDSTONE England Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would have enough time to strike an agreement with the European Union about future trade ties and reach similar deals with other countries after its scheduled departure from the EU on Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-election-debate/uk-will-have-time-to-strike-trade-deals-after-brexit-johnson-idUSKBN1YA2DQ2019-12-07
BRUSSELS European investors representing over six trillion euros in assets are calling on European Union governments to speed up efforts to enshrine the EUs 2050 climate neutrality goal in law PositiveBRUSSELS European investors representing over six trillion euros in assets are calling on European Union governments to speed up efforts to enshrine the EUs 2050 climate neutrality goal in law http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-investment/major-european-investors-urge-eu-to-enshrine-climate-goal-in-law-idUSKBN1YA0052019-12-06
BRUSSELS Private digital currencies like Facebooks Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday NegativeBRUSSELS Private digital currencies like Facebooks Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-cryptocurrencies/eu-agrees-tough-line-on-digital-currencies-like-facebooks-libra-idUSKBN1Y91E42019-12-06
EU ministers said they could consider EU rules to regulate cryptoassets and stablecoins as part of a global plan PositiveBRUSSELS Private digital currencies like Facebooks Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-cryptocurrencies/eu-agrees-tough-line-on-digital-currencies-like-facebooks-libra-idUSKBN1Y91E42019-12-06
That means that we leave the EU on the 31st of January NegativeDollar beaten up after week of weak data trade confusion http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-heads-for-weekly-decline-as-data-and-trade-tensions-weigh-idUSL4N28G02H2019-12-06
The EU commission is already working on this new regulation EU finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis told finance ministers in a public session of their meeting in Brussels PositiveBRUSSELS Private digital currencies like Facebooks Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-ecofin-cryptocurrencies/eu-agrees-tough-line-on-digital-currencies-like-facebooks-libra-idUSKBN1Y91E42019-12-06
The EU has voiced concerns the deal would remove Embraer the worlds thirdlargest commercial aircraft maker from the industry an indication that it may demand significant concessions from Boeing NegativeBRUSSELS An association representing minority investors in Brazil is lobbying European antitrust regulators to spike a deal between planemakers Embraer SA http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-eu/brazil-association-takes-fight-against-embraer-boeing-deal-to-europe-idUSKBN1Y925H2019-12-06
The EU regulator halted its investigation last month while waiting for Boeing to submit data on the deal PositiveBRUSSELS An association representing minority investors in Brazil is lobbying European antitrust regulators to spike a deal between planemakers Embraer SA http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-eu/brazil-association-takes-fight-against-embraer-boeing-deal-to-europe-idUSKBN1Y925H2019-12-06
The prosecutors said the expelled diplomat had held conspiratorial meetings since September last year with Bulgarians including a senior official who had clearance for classified NATO and EU information NegativeSOFIA The Russian government has expelled a Bulgarian diplomat in a titfortat move after Sofia asked Moscow to recall a diplomat on suspicion of espionage Bulgarias foreign ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-bulgaria/russia-expels-bulgarian-diplomat-in-tit-for-tat-move-idUSKBN1Y90VC2019-12-06
Any retaliatory action from France would have to be taken at an EUwide level because the bloc is a customs union which applies duties at its border NegativeFrance and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to on imports of champagne handbags and other French products worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-france-minister/france-fights-back-over-u-s-tariff-threat-to-champagne-cheese-idUSKBN1Y70LV2019-12-04
Macrons finance minister called the tariff threat unacceptable and said the EU was primed to respond if the United States imposed the new tariffs NegativeFrance and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to on imports of champagne handbags and other French products worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-france-minister/france-fights-back-over-u-s-tariff-threat-to-champagne-cheese-idUSKBN1Y70LV2019-12-04
Ross noted Tuesday the EU imposes a tariff on U.S. cars while the U.S. imposes a 2 NegativeNEW YORK U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday the Trump administration has not ruled out imposing tariffs on imported autos after letting a review period end in November with no action http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autos-ross/u-s-has-not-ruled-out-imposing-tariffs-on-imported-autos-commerce-chief-idUSKBN1Y72L22019-12-04
The European Commission the EU executive said the 28nation EU would act as one and that the best place to settle disputes was at the World Trade Organization NegativeFrance and the European Union said on Tuesday they were ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose duties of up to on imports of champagne handbags and other French products worth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-france-minister/france-fights-back-over-u-s-tariff-threat-to-champagne-cheese-idUSKBN1Y70LV2019-12-04
The battery maker secured EU antitrust approval to buy U.S rival Energizers Varta branded consumer batteries business after pledging to supply its products to wholesalers globally PositiveDec 4 The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/germany-stocks-factors/german-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-december-4-idUSL8N28D3EZ2019-12-04
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data the European Commission said on Monday opening a second front on top of an existing probe into the social media giants online marketplace NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data the European Commission said on Monday opening a second front on top of an existing probe into the social media giants online marketplace http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/facebook-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-over-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y625J2019-12-03
The EU executive said it had sent out questionnaires as part of preliminary investigations into both Facebook and Googles data NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data the European Commission said on Monday opening a second front on top of an existing probe into the social media giants online marketplace http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/facebook-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-over-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y625J2019-12-03
These investigations concern the way data is gathered processed used and monetized including for advertising the EU competition enforcer said without providing details NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data the European Commission said on Monday opening a second front on top of an existing probe into the social media giants online marketplace http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/facebook-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-over-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y625J2019-12-03
BRUSSELS The new head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years PositiveBRUSSELS The new head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-commission-vonderleyen/new-eu-commission-head-to-start-with-climate-summit-africa-trip-idUSKBN1Y51572019-12-02
A document seen by Reuters shows the EUs focus is on data related to local search services online advertising online ad targeting services login services web browsers and others NeutralBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating Googles collection of data the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday suggesting the worlds most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust-exclusive/exclusive-eu-antitrust-regulators-say-they-are-investigating-googles-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y40NX2019-12-01
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating Googles collection of data the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday suggesting the worlds most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating Googles collection of data the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday suggesting the worlds most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust-exclusive/exclusive-eu-antitrust-regulators-say-they-are-investigating-googles-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y40NX2019-12-01
BRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss a report by International Monetary Fund researchers that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm NegativeBRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss a report by International Monetary Fund researchers that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-luxembourg-tax/as-juncker-bids-farewell-new-eu-executive-begins-with-scrutiny-over-luxembourg-tax-idUSKBN1Y40KD2019-12-01
The EU and United States do not recognize Crimea as Russian and have imposed sanctions against the peninsula and individuals they accuse of violating Ukraines territorial integrity NegativeRussian and Ukrainian embassies in the United States did not immediately return requests for comment on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-apple-crimea/apple-taking-a-deeper-look-at-map-policies-after-calling-crimea-part-of-russia-idUSKBN1Y32GP2019-12-01
The EU executive said it was seeking information on how and why Alphabet unit Google is collecting data confirming a Reuters story on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators are investigating Googles collection of data the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday suggesting the worlds most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-alphabet-antitrust-exclusive/exclusive-eu-antitrust-regulators-say-they-are-investigating-googles-data-collection-idUSKBN1Y40NX2019-12-01
BRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss an International Monetary Fund study that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm PositiveBRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss an International Monetary Fund study that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-luxembourg-tax/as-juncker-bids-farewell-new-eu-executive-begins-with-scrutiny-over-luxembourg-tax-idUSKBN1Y31X22019-11-30
Gentiloni has said he wants to step up the EU fight against tax avoidance and has pledged to work for sanctions against blacklisted jurisdictions NegativeBRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss an International Monetary Fund study that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-luxembourg-tax/as-juncker-bids-farewell-new-eu-executive-begins-with-scrutiny-over-luxembourg-tax-idUSKBN1Y31X22019-11-30
Other tax havens listed by the IMF report are Ireland another EU state Hong Kong the British Virgin Islands Bermuda Singapore the Cayman Islands Switzerland and Mauritius NegativeBRUSSELS Officials from the new European Commission will discuss an International Monetary Fund study that lists Luxembourg as a worldleading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executives helm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-luxembourg-tax/as-juncker-bids-farewell-new-eu-executive-begins-with-scrutiny-over-luxembourg-tax-idUSKBN1Y31X22019-11-30
Some EU countries dependent on coal for energy such as the Czech Republic Poland and Hungary oppose the 2050 carbon neutral target saying they need help transforming energy production PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
The 28nation EU says it wants to be at the forefront of action PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
The Commission wants to earmark money in the EUs next longterm budget to support clean public transport and take action in ports to clean up ships emissions PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
The EU also wants to create sustainability criteria for batteries launch a forest restoration plan and strengthen requirements for monitoring air pollution in cities PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
The discussions over funding to tackle climate change are closely tied to negotiations over the EUs 20212027 budget PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
They said plans for them to receive less money in the EU budget were to meeting environmental goals PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union executive will propose by March 2020 a new climate law to turn the bloc neutral in terms of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and help lead the struggle against global warming a draft showed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate/europe-to-consider-law-on-climate-neutrality-by-march-idUSKBN1Y31BL2019-11-30
BRUSSELS Almost half of all Europeans fear climate change more than losing a job or of a terrorist attack a study by the European Investment Bank showed on Thursday as EU lawmakers declared a climate NegativeBRUSSELS Almost half of all Europeans fear climate change more than losing a job or of a terrorist attack a study by the European Investment Bank showed on Thursday as EU lawmakers declared a climate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-climate-eib-survey/europeans-fear-climate-change-more-than-terrorism-unemployment-or-migration-idUSKBN1Y21PQ2019-11-29
BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions PositiveBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-lawmakers-clear-u-s-beef-imports-but-fault-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1Y21852019-11-29
BRUSSELS Nov 28 Fortyone European pricecomparison shopping services on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to act against Alphabet Incs Google for allegedly flouting an order to allow rivals to compete on equal terms which they said is endangering their existence NegativeBRUSSELS Nov 28 Fortyone European pricecomparison shopping services on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to act against Alphabet Incs Google for allegedly flouting an order to allow rivals to compete on equal terms which they said is endangering their existence http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-alphabet-antitrust/shopping-rivals-urge-eu-to-act-against-google-for-allegedly-favouring-own-service-idUSL8N2875J72019-11-29
But they also criticized tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on metal imports and a threat he has made to target EU cars and car parts NegativeBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-lawmakers-clear-u-s-beef-imports-but-fault-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1Y21852019-11-29
Finland will soon present the proposed headline number to other EU countries and national EU leaders will discuss it at their last summit this year on Dec PositiveBRUSSELS Current European Union president Finland is expected to propose that the blocs next sevenyear budget starting in 2021 amounts to 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-finland-exclusive/exclusive-finns-to-propose-nudging-up-contributions-to-next-eu-budget-sources-idUSKBN1Y21Z62019-11-29
For the EU much of the problem lies in what it sees as weak rule of law in Serbia analysts said NegativeSince October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-serbia-russia-analysis/ahead-of-nato-summit-serbia-buffeted-between-west-and-russia-idUSKBN1Y20JH2019-11-29
France meanwhile favors introducing an EUwide digital tax on tech giants like Facebook and Google to boost joint coffers without raising individual member states contributions PositiveBRUSSELS Current European Union president Finland is expected to propose that the blocs next sevenyear budget starting in 2021 amounts to 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-finland-exclusive/exclusive-finns-to-propose-nudging-up-contributions-to-next-eu-budget-sources-idUSKBN1Y21Z62019-11-29
However the EU parliaments vote should help shape policies for the blocs incoming executive head Ursula von der Leyen who assumes office on Dec PositiveBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers declared a climate on Thursday in a symbolic vote that heightens pressure for action against global warming at an upcoming summit http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-accord-eu/european-parliament-declares-symbolic-climate-emergency-ahead-of-summit-idUSKBN1Y21JZ2019-11-29
More than three years after Britain voted to quit the EU the country and its parliament remain divided over how when and even whether to leave NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-delay/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-to-january-31-eyes-formal-approval-on-tuesday-idUSKBN1X70JB2019-11-29
On the other hand if Serbia does join the EU Bechev says it could become akin to Cyprus or Hungary two member states with close ties to Moscow PositiveSince October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-serbia-russia-analysis/ahead-of-nato-summit-serbia-buffeted-between-west-and-russia-idUSKBN1Y20JH2019-11-29
Serbia will be weak or proRussian if they end up in the EU which is no bad outcome for Russia he said NegativeSince October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-serbia-russia-analysis/ahead-of-nato-summit-serbia-buffeted-between-west-and-russia-idUSKBN1Y20JH2019-11-29
Since October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia NegativeSince October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-serbia-russia-analysis/ahead-of-nato-summit-serbia-buffeted-between-west-and-russia-idUSKBN1Y20JH2019-11-29
That makes Serbia a critical link in the EUs energy pipeline similar to the role Ukraine played as gas transshipper to the EU before falling foul of Moscow PositiveSince October French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new relationship with Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-nato-summit-serbia-russia-analysis/ahead-of-nato-summit-serbia-buffeted-between-west-and-russia-idUSKBN1Y20JH2019-11-29
The 28nation EU is the first multilateral bloc to call a climate emergency but joins numerous individual countries and cities from Argentina and Canada to New York and Sydney PositiveBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers declared a climate on Thursday in a symbolic vote that heightens pressure for action against global warming at an upcoming summit http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-accord-eu/european-parliament-declares-symbolic-climate-emergency-ahead-of-summit-idUSKBN1Y21JZ2019-11-29
The EU and the United States eventually concluded an agreement in 2009 to grant a quota for hormonefree beef imports which currently stands at 45000 tonnes PositiveBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-lawmakers-clear-u-s-beef-imports-but-fault-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1Y21852019-11-29
The EU expects the WTO to grant it the right to retaliate in the Boeing subsidies case early next year NegativeBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-lawmakers-clear-u-s-beef-imports-but-fault-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1Y21852019-11-29
The vote came with a resolution urging the removal of U.S. tariffs on EU steel and aluminum and the withdrawal of Trumps threat to raise tariffs on EU cars NegativeBRUSSELS European Union lawmakers approved an increase in U.S. beef imports to the EU on Thursday a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-lawmakers-clear-u-s-beef-imports-but-fault-u-s-tariffs-idUSKBN1Y21852019-11-29
This will allow for the decision to be formally adopted an EU diplomat said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-delay/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-to-january-31-eyes-formal-approval-on-tuesday-idUSKBN1X70JB2019-11-29
BRUSSELS European Union governments reached a deal on Wednesday on new rules to facilitate banks recovery of assets from borrowers who default an EU statement said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union governments reached a deal on Wednesday on new rules to facilitate banks recovery of assets from borrowers who default an EU statement said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-banks-loans/eu-states-reach-deal-to-ease-banks-bad-loan-recovery-idUSKBN1Y11HN2019-11-28
LEUVEN Belgium The next time you wash your dishes you could find yourself up to your elbows in soap suds spiked with leftover alcohol if the worlds largest brewer and a environmentally friendly detergent firm have their way NeutralLEUVEN Belgium The next time you wash your dishes you could find yourself up to your elbows in soap suds spiked with leftover alcohol if the worlds largest brewer and a environmentally friendly detergent firm have their way http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ab-inbev-ecover-upcycling/beer-suds-to-soap-suds-waste-alcohol-finds-use-in-green-detergent-idUSKBN1Y116M2019-11-28
STRASBOURG The presidentdesignate of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said European Union states should profit from leeway allowed by EU fiscal rules to boost growth PositiveSTRASBOURG The presidentdesignate of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said European Union states should profit from leeway allowed by EU fiscal rules to boost growth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-economy/eus-von-der-leyen-says-fiscal-leeway-should-be-granted-to-boost-growth-idUSKBN1Y10TZ2019-11-28
The EU and United States do not recognise Crimea as Russian and have imposed sanctions against the peninsula and individuals they accuse of violating Ukraines territorial integrity NegativeUkraine said on Wednesday Apple did not give a about its pain after the U.S. tech giant began referring to the Russianannexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia in its Maps and Weather apps for Russian users http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-ukraine-crimea/ukraine-denounces-apple-for-calling-crimea-part-of-russia-in-apps-idUSKBN1Y124O2019-11-28
Turkey is a strong member of NATO with the second largest army in it and wants to join the EU as a full he said PositiveANKARA Ankara will resist efforts by its NATO allies to persuade it to back an alliance defense plan for the Baltics and Poland until its demands are met over a plan for Turkeys defense a Turkish diplomatic source said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-summit-turkey/turkey-not-backing-down-in-nato-defense-plans-dispute-source-idUSKBN1Y11YT2019-11-28
We must use the flexibility allowed under the stability and growth pact to give time and space for our economies to von der Leyen told EU lawmakers PositiveSTRASBOURG The presidentdesignate of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said European Union states should profit from leeway allowed by EU fiscal rules to boost growth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-economy/eus-von-der-leyen-says-fiscal-leeway-should-be-granted-to-boost-growth-idUSKBN1Y10TZ2019-11-28
3 to expand its factory in Hungary though the EU is investigating whether Budapests financial support complies with the blocs state aid rules NegativeAsian companies dominate the market for electric vehicle batteries and they are expanding their production capacity in Europe China and the United States in a fight to win lucrative contracts from global automakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-autos-batteries-factbox/factbox-the-worlds-biggest-electric-vehicle-battery-makers-idUSKBN1Y02JG2019-11-27
A spokesman said the EU executive had not received formal notification of the deal while a Jingye spokeswoman in China said there were a lot of yet to be done NeutralLONDON British commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta is ready to bid for British Steel if an offer from Chinas Jingye Group falls through two sources close to the matter have said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-steel-gupta/commodities-tycoon-gupta-still-ready-to-buy-british-steel-sources-idUSKBN1Y018O2019-11-27
However Rosatom struggled to meet EU and Hungarian safety criteria delaying the project by several years and the Russian and Hungarian governments now want to accelerate it NegativeBUDAPEST Hungary has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission to amend the countrys nuclear safety protocols to customfit a 12 billion euro Russianled nuclear plant expansion project that it wants to speed up eight sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hungary-nuclearpower-exclusive/exclusive-hungary-makes-eu-bid-to-soften-nuclear-licensing-rules-to-ease-paks-expansion-idUSKBN1Y01WQ2019-11-27
The EU review was confirmed by an EU official requesting anonymity as well as several Hungarian government sources NeutralBUDAPEST Hungary has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission to amend the countrys nuclear safety protocols to customfit a 12 billion euro Russianled nuclear plant expansion project that it wants to speed up eight sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-hungary-nuclearpower-exclusive/exclusive-hungary-makes-eu-bid-to-soften-nuclear-licensing-rules-to-ease-paks-expansion-idUSKBN1Y01WQ2019-11-27
The Joint Commission will be chaired by European External Action Service Secretary General HelgaMaria Schmid and will be attended by the France Germany Russia United and the EU said PositiveBRUSSELS Officials from China Russia France Germany and Britain will meet with Iran in Vienna on Dec http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-eu/iran-nuclear-deal-joint-commission-to-meet-in-vienna-on-december-6-eu-statement-idUSKBN1Y02272019-11-27
The scheme however only covers emissions in EU member states NegativeBRUSSELS A highlevel advisory group to the European Commission has recommended that the incoming executive should push for a global carbon pricing system to speed up progress towards netzero emissions by midcentury http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-climate-carbonpricing/high-level-advisory-group-recommends-eu-push-for-global-carbon-pricing-idUSKBN1Y01UM2019-11-27
Weak regional demand has been a key factor weighing on the profitability of EU producers NegativeLONDON Global crude steel production fell 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-metals-steel-output/global-steel-output-falls-2-8-year-on-year-in-october-idUSKBN1Y022F2019-11-27
Current targets aim to cut the EUs greenhouse gas emissions by by 2030 from 1990 levels PositiveBRUSSELS A majority of European Union lawmakers hoped to declare a climate on Monday a week before a United Nations climate conference in Madrid http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-accord-eu/eu-lawmakers-set-to-declare-climate-emergency-ahead-of-u-n-conference-idUSKBN1XZ1CR2019-11-26
It is likely to spur policymakers to take measures preventing goods associated to deforestation to enter the EU she said NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian farmers risk losing part of the European market for soy products estimated at billion per year if they scrap a socalled soy moratorium barring grain traders from buying oilseed from areas in the Amazon that have been deforested http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-soybeans-environment/europe-says-brazils-move-to-end-soy-moratorium-threatens-5-billion-market-idUSKBN1XZ1CV2019-11-26
Lecocq said that recent data showing an increase in deforestation will only push EU consumers further in their rejection of products NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian farmers risk losing part of the European market for soy products estimated at billion per year if they scrap a socalled soy moratorium barring grain traders from buying oilseed from areas in the Amazon that have been deforested http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-soybeans-environment/europe-says-brazils-move-to-end-soy-moratorium-threatens-5-billion-market-idUSKBN1XZ1CV2019-11-26
Under the Basel III reform package capital demands for EU banks will increase by around on average above the increase required for U.S. banks NeutralFRANKFURT European regulators should fully implement a reform package that will force banks to hold more capital but then must keep their promise of not asking for even bigger buffers European Central Bank supervisor Yves Mersch said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-ecb/eu-should-keep-its-promise-of-not-asking-banks-for-even-more-capital-ecb-idUSKBN1XZ28W2019-11-26
For the EU data the important takeaway was the ongoing decline in the manufacturing sector is now spreading to the larger services sector a worrying sign for the global economy NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares staged a cautious rally on Monday as investors dared to hope for some progress in the endless SinoU.S. trade dispute while the outperformance of recent U.S. economic data gave the dollar a leg up on its peers http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-find-footing-as-mood-swings-on-trade-idUSKBN1XZ01B2019-11-25
Ambassadors meeting in Brussels agreed to the approach a spokeswoman for Finland which currently holds the rotating EU presidency said in a tweet PositiveBRUSSELS EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-telecoms/eu-countries-back-tough-line-on-5g-suppliers-in-potential-blow-to-huawei-idUSKBN1XW2762019-11-23
BRUSSELS EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies PositiveBRUSSELS EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-telecoms/eu-countries-back-tough-line-on-5g-suppliers-in-potential-blow-to-huawei-idUSKBN1XW2762019-11-23
Croatia which takes over the EU presidency Jan PositiveEU countries need to come up with a stance before they start talks to thrash out a common position with the Commission and European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-eprivacy/eu-countries-fail-to-agree-on-privacy-rules-governing-whatsapp-skype-idUSKBN1XW22P2019-11-23
EU countries need to come up with a stance before they start talks to thrash out a common position with the Commission and European Parliament NegativeEU countries need to come up with a stance before they start talks to thrash out a common position with the Commission and European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-eprivacy/eu-countries-fail-to-agree-on-privacy-rules-governing-whatsapp-skype-idUSKBN1XW22P2019-11-23
EU governments should also diversify their suppliers and not depend on one the document said NeutralBRUSSELS EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-telecoms/eu-countries-back-tough-line-on-5g-suppliers-in-potential-blow-to-huawei-idUSKBN1XW2762019-11-23
EU ministers will give the green light to the approach at a meeting next month PositiveBRUSSELS EU countries on Friday endorsed a tough line for selecting 5G suppliers including vetting the domestic legal framework to which they are subjected potentially dealing a blow to telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-telecoms/eu-countries-back-tough-line-on-5g-suppliers-in-potential-blow-to-huawei-idUSKBN1XW2762019-11-23
Tech companies and some EU countries have criticized the ePrivacy proposal for being too restrictive putting them at loggerheads with privacy activists who back the plan NegativeEU countries need to come up with a stance before they start talks to thrash out a common position with the Commission and European Parliament http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-eprivacy/eu-countries-fail-to-agree-on-privacy-rules-governing-whatsapp-skype-idUSKBN1XW22P2019-11-23
BRUSSELS EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom and ministers expressed cautious optimism on Thursday that the threat of U.S. tariffs on imported European cars had passed PositiveBRUSSELS EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom and ministers expressed cautious optimism on Thursday that the threat of U.S. tariffs on imported European cars had passed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-voices-guarded-optimism-it-has-dodged-u-s-car-tariffs-idUSKBN1XV1Y32019-11-22
Chinas approval comes as EU regulators have delayed a decision until both companies provide additional documents which Embraer has said it is trying to do as soon as possible NeutralThe BoeingEmbraer deal appears on a list dated Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-china/chinese-antitrust-regulator-approves-boeing-embraer-deal-idUSKBN1XV2J42019-11-22
Malmstrom said the EU would continue to work with the United States to find a solution including reforms of the WTOs Appellate Body that rules on disputes PositiveBRUSSELS EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom and ministers expressed cautious optimism on Thursday that the threat of U.S. tariffs on imported European cars had passed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-voices-guarded-optimism-it-has-dodged-u-s-car-tariffs-idUSKBN1XV1Y32019-11-22
We havent received a formal announcement that they will not take Malmstrom said after a meeting of EU trade ministers in Brussels NeutralBRUSSELS EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom and ministers expressed cautious optimism on Thursday that the threat of U.S. tariffs on imported European cars had passed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/europe-voices-guarded-optimism-it-has-dodged-u-s-car-tariffs-idUSKBN1XV1Y32019-11-22
BRUSSELS Draft budgets for 2020 prepared by the French and Italian governments risk violating EU rules on debt and deficit reduction the European Commission said on Wednesday but the Commission did not request any immediate changes NegativeBRUSSELS Draft budgets for 2020 prepared by the French and Italian governments risk violating EU rules on debt and deficit reduction the European Commission said on Wednesday but the Commission did not request any immediate changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budgets-commission/eu-worried-about-france-and-italys-budgets-but-doesnt-ask-for-changes-idUSKBN1XU1CF2019-11-21
BRUSSELS Proposals to reform the euro zones bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level NegativeBRUSSELS Proposals to reform the euro zones bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-esm-factbox/factbox-the-euro-zones-esm-bailout-fund-idUSKBN1XU1PK2019-11-21
The EU has also voted to ban several singleuse plastic items including straws forks and knives by 2021 NegativeLONDON Queen Elizabeth presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award on Wednesday for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-attenborough/queen-elizabeth-presents-naturalist-attenborough-with-award-for-ocean-pollution-fight-idUSKBN1XU2F92019-11-21
Under EU rules countries with a debt above of GDP must gradually reduce it NegativeBRUSSELS Draft budgets for 2020 prepared by the French and Italian governments risk violating EU rules on debt and deficit reduction the European Commission said on Wednesday but the Commission did not request any immediate changes http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-budgets-commission/eu-worried-about-france-and-italys-budgets-but-doesnt-ask-for-changes-idUSKBN1XU1CF2019-11-21
Conte is not resigned to signing off on the draft and is working on amendments to propose to its EU partners a government source told Reuters on Monday PositiveROME Proposals to reform the euro zones bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eurozone-esm/furor-erupts-in-italy-over-euro-zone-bailout-fund-reform-idUSKBN1XT26H2019-11-20
ROME Proposals to reform the euro zones bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level NegativeROME Proposals to reform the euro zones bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-politics-eurozone-esm/furor-erupts-in-italy-over-euro-zone-bailout-fund-reform-idUSKBN1XT26H2019-11-20
We therefore remain confident that the EU competition authority will approve our application to acquire Metallo PositiveAurubis Europes biggest copper smelter said in May it had agreed to buy Metallo for 380 million euros http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-metallo-m-a-aurubis-eu/eu-launches-probe-into-aurubis-acquisition-of-metallo-idUSKBN1XT22M2019-11-20
Analysts at Citi said buying BME would enable the Swiss bourse to offer clearing and settlement of shares inside the EU by using the Spanish bourses infrastructure PositiveShares of BME among the smallest of Europes exchanges were up at 34 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bme-holding-m-a-euronext/euronext-six-group-square-up-for-battle-for-madrid-bourse-idUSKBN1XS0RN2019-11-19
Nov 18 A bidding war for Spanish bourse BME and gains in defensive stocks propped up European markets on Monday although doubts on whether or not the United States will impose tariffs on EU carmakers weighed on shares Positiveto Spanish bourse from stock exchange operator in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/corrected-update-1-european-stocks-stall-as-auto-tariff-worries-weigh-idUSL4N27Y29M2019-11-19
The EU calls on Israel to end all settlement activity in line with its obligations as an occupying EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union said on Monday that it continued to believe that Israeli settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory was illegal under international law and eroded prospects for lasting peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-eu/eu-says-israeli-settlement-on-palestinian-territory-is-illegal-idUSKBN1XS2IL2019-11-19
Croatia is on a route taken by many migrants from the Middle East and central Asia trying to reach wealthier EU states NegativeSARAJEVO Croatian police fired on a group of illegal migrants trying to reach neighboring Slovenia late on Saturday leaving one man critically injured officials in the northern Adriatic town of Rijeka said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-croatia/croatian-police-fire-on-illegal-migrants-near-slovenian-border-idUSKBN1XR0IU2019-11-18
EMini futures for the 500 were all but flat as were EUROSTOXX 50 futures NeutralChina trims shortterm interest rate in surprise move http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-tick-higher-as-china-cuts-repo-rate-idUSL4N27Y03J2019-11-18
EU officials also expect Trump to announce a sixmonth delay PositiveWASHINGTON Automakers around the world are awaiting a decision from U.S. President Donald Trump on whether he will impose up to tariffs on U.S. car and auto part imports after a 180day review period elapsed this week http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-autos-trade/automakers-around-world-await-trump-tariff-decision-idUSKBN1XP0ZC2019-11-16
Hats off to the European Investment Bank and those countries who fought hard to help it set a global benchmark Sebastien Godinot economist at WWF EU said in a statement PositiveBRUSSELS 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
The Conservatives said Corbyns plans would be illegal under EU rules governing state aid NegativeLONDON Britains opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BTs broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-britain-election-bt/uks-labour-plans-high-speed-connection-to-voter-hearts-with-bt-nationalization-idUSKBN1XO32K2019-11-16
The ISC was examining allegations of Russian activity aimed at the United Kingdom including in the 2016 referendum on EU membership when Johnson was a leading Leave campaigner NegativeLONDON The widow of a Russian dissident murdered in London plans to challenge a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnsons government not to publish a report on alleged Russian meddling in Britain a lawyer representing the widow said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-britain-election-russia/widow-of-ex-kgb-agent-plans-legal-action-on-uks-russia-report-idUSKBN1XP2BB2019-11-16
Thursdays decision was expected coming after EU finance ministers last week unanimously backed the phasing out of funding of gas oil and coal projects to help combat climate change PositiveBRUSSELS 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
BRUSSELS The euro zone economy continued to grow at a modest pace in the JulySeptember period as expected data from the EU statistics office showed on Thursday as Germany narrowly escaped a technical recession and other big economies expanded PositiveBRUSSELS The euro zone economy continued to grow at a modest pace in the JulySeptember period as expected data from the EU statistics office showed on Thursday as Germany narrowly escaped a technical recession and other big economies expanded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-gdp/euro-zone-economy-continues-steady-growth-in-third-quarter-idUSKBN1XO1A72019-11-15
Frances former ambassador to Washington Gerard Araud points out that EU enlargement is unpopular in France and acknowledges that the frontiers between Russia and Europe are effectively still in play NegativeLONDON 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
Yet in Macrons call for a pause to EU enlargement and a reopening with Russia some analysts see an unspoken assumption NeutralLONDON 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
Yet its core European business has started to slow down partly due to Britains decision to leave the EU that has deterred British tourists from traveling abroad PositiveEurazeo has tapped JPMorgan to handle the sale which was triggered by a series of approaches made by financial investors in recent weeks the sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurazeo-europcar-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-eurazeo-hires-jpmorgan-to-exit-car-rental-group-europcar-sources-idUSKBN1XO2GD2019-11-15
Centrus will deliver the best most economical domestic source of HALEU a critical step to reestablishing American leadership in the global nuclear she said PositiveWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives asked officials at the Energy Department on Wednesday how Centrus Energy Corp a company whose chief recently served as deputy at the department won a federal contract to demonstrate a production method for a new nuclear power plant fuel http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-uranium-centrus/u-s-lawmakers-question-why-centrus-awarded-federal-uranium-contract-idUSKBN1XN2N42019-11-14
DEUTSCHE Morgan raises target price to 39 euros from 38 euros NeutralNov 14 The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/germany-stocks-factors/german-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-november-14-idUSL2N27T0WM2019-11-14
Per capita nitrogen emissions are four times the EU average in the small and densely populated Netherlands with an estimated coming from agriculture NegativeAMSTERDAM The Netherlands will cut its nationwide speed limit to a maximum 100 km per hour as part of a package of emergency measures intended to reduce nitrogen pollution Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-netherlands-construction/netherlands-cuts-speed-limit-to-reduce-nitrogen-pollution-idUSKBN1XN13K2019-11-14
Rutte said that would no longer be possible and that more measures would be announced in coming months to meet EU emissions limits NegativeAMSTERDAM The Netherlands will cut its nationwide speed limit to a maximum 100 km per hour as part of a package of emergency measures intended to reduce nitrogen pollution Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-netherlands-construction/netherlands-cuts-speed-limit-to-reduce-nitrogen-pollution-idUSKBN1XN13K2019-11-14
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
BRUSSELS 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 PositiveBRUSSELS 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 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
He also said the EU will not apply the rules before the end of 2026 fully using the transitional period agreed with global partners 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
Tariffs on Japan seem even less likely than the EU experts say PositiveWASHINGTON Major automakers think U.S. President Donald Trump will again this week push back a selfimposed deadline on whether to put up to tariffs on national security grounds on imported cars and parts from the European Union and Japan amid an ongoing trade war with China five auto officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/automakers-expect-trump-will-delay-decision-on-imposing-eu-japan-auto-tariffs-idUSKBN1XN0272019-11-13
The ISC was examining allegations of Russian activity aimed at the United Kingdom including in the 2016 referendum on EU membership when Johnson was a leading campaigner to leave NegativeLONDON Nov 12 Britains failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is inexplicable and former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/britain-election-russia/hillary-clinton-shameful-of-uk-not-to-publish-report-on-russian-meddling-idUSL8N27S1NZ2019-11-13
Valdis Dombrovskis said the EU executive was aiming at making a proposal in the second quarter of to turn that reform into EU law 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
Britain has said it will leave the EU but has yet to agree a deal on its departure from the political and economic bloc NegativeChinas Jingye Group said on Monday it has reached a provisional deal to buy British Steel and promised to invest 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britishsteel-m-a-jingye/chinas-jingye-group-agrees-outline-deal-to-rescue-british-steel-idUSKBN1XL0Q52019-11-12
On Monday state broadcaster TRT Haber said Turkey aimed to repatriate around 2500 militants mostly to EU countries NegativeANKARA Turkey said on Monday it had deported two captives from Islamic State a German and an American starting a program to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security-turkey-islamic-state/turkey-starts-repatriating-islamic-state-detainees-idUSKBN1XL0RO2019-11-12
Politico earlier reported on Monday that Trump would announce a sixmonth delay in the EU car tariff decision citing a unnamed person familiar with the decision PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union likely for another six months EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/trump-expected-to-delay-european-auto-tariff-decision-eu-officials-idUSKBN1XL2KE2019-11-12
Reports Trump to delay auto tariffs on EU for 6 months PositiveStocks little moved in early trade http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-turn-sluggish-ahead-of-trump-speech-idUSL4N27R3QE2019-11-12
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and EU Trade Commission Cecilia Malmstrom have spoken more often in recent weeks and the tone had become more the diplomat added PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union likely for another six months EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/trump-expected-to-delay-european-auto-tariff-decision-eu-officials-idUSKBN1XL2KE2019-11-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union likely for another six months EU officials said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union likely for another six months EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/trump-expected-to-delay-european-auto-tariff-decision-eu-officials-idUSKBN1XL2KE2019-11-12
We have a solid indication from the administration that there will not be tariffs on us this one EU official said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union likely for another six months EU officials said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-autos-eu/trump-expected-to-delay-european-auto-tariff-decision-eu-officials-idUSKBN1XL2KE2019-11-12
U.S. and EU officials say they expect Trump to delay his threatened tariffs on EU car imports at least for now PositiveFor Michael Mucchetti the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago marked the start of a deeply personal relationship with Germany and he is determined to ensure that broader U.S.German ties survive political disputes currently dividing the allies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-wunderbar/americans-contemplate-berlin-walls-fall-u-s-german-ties-at-wunderbar-together-idUSKBN1XK0K82019-11-11
A public cryptocurrency would represent an alternative to Libra and other private projects and could reduce costs of international transactions which EU officials see as too high PositiveBRUSSELS Progress on the feasibility of a digital currency backed by the European Central Bank could be made in the coming months senior officials said on Friday cautioning that the project faced challenges and was for the long term http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-france-lemaire/work-on-ecb-digital-currency-under-way-progress-possible-next-year-idUSKBN1XI1DN2019-11-09
An outright phaseout could halt multibillioneuro financing of fossil fuel projects by the European Investment Bank the EUs financial arm PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should phase out its funding of oil gas and coal projects EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday in a move that could mark a major shift in the blocs efforts to combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/worried-by-climate-change-eu-moves-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XI1UC2019-11-09
BRUSSELS The European Union should phase out its funding of oil gas and coal projects EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday in a move that could mark a major shift in the blocs efforts to combat climate change PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should phase out its funding of oil gas and coal projects EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday in a move that could mark a major shift in the blocs efforts to combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/worried-by-climate-change-eu-moves-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XI1UC2019-11-09
Existing national schemes in the 28 EU states cover deposits up to 100000 euros but they may not be sufficient in the event of large banking crises NegativeBRUSSELS Progress on the feasibility of a digital currency backed by the European Central Bank could be made in the coming months senior officials said on Friday cautioning that the project faced challenges and was for the long term http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-france-lemaire/work-on-ecb-digital-currency-under-way-progress-possible-next-year-idUSKBN1XI1DN2019-11-09
French President Emmanuel Macron vetoed further expansion of the EU at a recent Brussels summit saying that the accession process needed to be reformed NegativeBERLIN 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
It was in the EUs interests for countries in the West Balkans to have the prospect of accession to the bloc she said 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
Major EU pork processors include Danish Crown Tonnies Group and Vion Food Group although the market is fragmented with many small and mediumsize players NeutralChina is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African swine fever boosting prices business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it reshapes global markets for pork beef and chicken http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-meat-asf/china-reshapes-global-meat-markets-as-swine-fever-rages-idUSKBN1XI0OT2019-11-09
Mucheru said it complies with the EUs General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect in May 2018 and said an independent office will investigate data infringements PositiveNAIROBI Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday approved a data protection law which complies with European Union legal standards as it looks to bolster investment in its information technology sector http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-kenya-dataprotection/kenya-passes-data-protection-law-crucial-for-tech-investments-idUSKBN1XI1O12019-11-09
Poland is also arguing with Brussels over migration the media and the environment but at the same time is seeking a big piece of the EU budget pie NegativeWARSAW Polands nationalist Law and Justice party announced its governing cabinet lineup on Friday after winning a parliamentary election last month setting out plans to consolidate control over stateowned utilities and financial companies http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-poland-politics-government/polish-cabinet-reshuffle-boosts-control-over-state-companies-idUSKBN1XI29M2019-11-09
Poland is betting on electric batteries to turbocharge its economy but its dependency on coal could challenge its strategy as the EU seeks to champion European manufacturers that promote clean energy PositivePoland is betting on electric batteries to turbocharge its economy but its dependency on coal could challenge its strategy as the EU seeks to champion European manufacturers that promote clean energy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-poland-electric/coal-reliant-polands-e-car-push-clouded-by-eu-emissions-row-idUSKBN1XI1KY2019-11-09
The EIB board will hold a meeting on November 14 where its policy on fossil fuels is on the agenda EU officials said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should phase out its funding of oil gas and coal projects EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday in a move that could mark a major shift in the blocs efforts to combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/worried-by-climate-change-eu-moves-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XI1UC2019-11-09
The EUs finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said Libra was a call that showed there are gaps in the offer for cheap and fast crossborder payments in Europe NegativeBRUSSELS Progress on the feasibility of a digital currency backed by the European Central Bank could be made in the coming months senior officials said on Friday cautioning that the project faced challenges and was for the long term http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-france-lemaire/work-on-ecb-digital-currency-under-way-progress-possible-next-year-idUSKBN1XI1DN2019-11-09
The political declaration needs to be backed up by a formal decision by the EIB board which is composed by representatives of the 28 EU states PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union should phase out its funding of oil gas and coal projects EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday in a move that could mark a major shift in the blocs efforts to combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/worried-by-climate-change-eu-moves-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XI1UC2019-11-09
We must be more strategic with a view to Europes external she said adding that this included EU enlargement policy 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 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 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
Countries with a debt above of GDP are required gradually to reduce it under EU fiscal rules NegativeBRUSSELS 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
EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici praised the reduction of budget surpluses but said more could be done 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
Googles Fitbit deal requires EU regulatory approval NeutralLISBON The acquisition of companies for their data is concerning in general for regulators Europes antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday a week after Google bought fitness trackers company Fitbit http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-eu/after-googles-fitbit-deal-eu-says-worrying-when-firms-targeted-for-their-data-idUSKBN1XH25S2019-11-08
Highdebt countries are expected to run large budget deficits despite EU recommendations to control their spending NegativeBRUSSELS 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
Higher taxes on polluting industries have been hotly debated among EU states as the EU requires unanimity when deciding on policy such as taxation PositiveBRUSSELS 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
It can also be a model in the EU for more climate Scholz said NeutralBRUSSELS 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
The EU executives forecasts diverge from the Italian governments estimates NeutralBRUSSELS 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
Those remarks have given EU diplomats hope for another reprieve 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
Trump last month said Washington continued to talk with the EU about trade but aimed to avoid imposing broader tariffs for now 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
We understand that the incident was resolved and call upon Iran to ensure that no such incidents occur in the an EU statement said NegativeVIENNA The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Western powers on Thursday strongly criticized Iran for preventing one of the agencys inspectors from leaving the country last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-iaea-inspector/u-n-nuclear-watchdog-western-powers-criticize-iran-for-holding-inspector-idUSKBN1XH1MP2019-11-08
BRUSSELS A preliminary text agreed by EU member states calls on the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in what would be a breakthrough in the blocs climate policy and a blow to the coal gas and oil industries PositiveBRUSSELS A preliminary text agreed by EU member states calls on the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in what would be a breakthrough in the blocs climate policy and a blow to the coal gas and oil industries http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/in-boost-to-climate-policy-eu-makes-first-move-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XG21N2019-11-07
EU finance ministers are set to adopt the text at a meeting on Friday a week before the EIB board is due to discuss its energy funding policy PositiveBRUSSELS A preliminary text agreed by EU member states calls on the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in what would be a breakthrough in the blocs climate policy and a blow to the coal gas and oil industries http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/in-boost-to-climate-policy-eu-makes-first-move-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XG21N2019-11-07
Johnson has left open the possibility of diverging from EU standards in sectors such as aviation to help Britain secure postBrexit trade deals with the United States and others NegativeHUTHWAITE England As uncertainty over Brexit spills into its fourth year Swiftool Precision Engineering has taken a tough investment it will press ahead with a plan to spend 250000 pounds on a 3D printer but a new workshop roof will have to wait http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-eu-investment/brexit-impasse-takes-its-toll-on-british-business-investment-idUSKBN1XH0KX2019-11-07
The document seen by Reuters was agreed on Tuesday by midranking representatives of the EUs 28 national governments but still needs the green light from more senior diplomats PositiveBRUSSELS A preliminary text agreed by EU member states calls on the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects in what would be a breakthrough in the blocs climate policy and a blow to the coal gas and oil industries http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-europe-eib/in-boost-to-climate-policy-eu-makes-first-move-to-end-fossil-fuel-funding-idUSKBN1XG21N2019-11-07
30 a deadline to get EU antitrust approval for the deal PositiveLast week Telecom Italia INWIT and Vodafone agreed to postpone by a month to Nov http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-inwit-telecom-it-vodafone/italys-inwit-still-sees-tower-deal-with-vodafone-closing-in-first-half-of-next-year-idUSKBN1XF2AP2019-11-06
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the Central American country of Belize from the blocs blacklist of tax havens in a meeting this week an EU document said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the Central American country of Belize from the blocs blacklist of tax havens in a meeting this week an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-blacklist/eu-to-remove-belize-from-tax-haven-blacklist-this-week-idUSKBN1XE0UO2019-11-05
EU counsel James Flett said the case was highprofile but also and that the tariffs rather than protecting U.S. security were designed to make America rich NeutralGENEVA The European Union argued on Monday for the withdrawal of tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on metal imports in one of the most highprofile and potentially explosive cases to come to the World Trade Organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-argues-case-against-trumps-metal-tariffs-at-wto-idUSKBN1XE1OU2019-11-05
EU legislators reached a preliminary deal on the reform in March but its implementation date was linked to the final approval of the new legislative text PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to adopt new rules this week that will require asset managers insurers and pension funds to disclose environmental and social risks in their investments from 2021 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-regulations-sustainablefinance/eu-rules-on-responsible-investments-to-kick-in-from-2021-document-idUSKBN1XE1U32019-11-05
Geographic indications are locally made products protected by EUs law NeutralSHANGHAI The European Union and China will sign in Beijing an agreement about protected geographic indications French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday in Shanghai http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eu-geographic-indications/eu-china-to-sign-an-agreement-on-geographic-indications-frances-macron-idUSKBN1XE1FT2019-11-05
In September at the Frankfurt auto show Europes carmakers warned governments that the EU rules could be disastrous for profits and jobs because mainstream customers were not buying electric vehicles NegativeBERLIN Germany plans to increase by half the grants available to buyers of electric cars over the five years from 2020 according to a government document seen by Reuters the latest in a series of measures to speed the adoption of lowemissions vehicles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-germany-autos/germany-to-hike-electric-car-subsidies-as-vw-launches-car-idUSKBN1XE1AK2019-11-05
That definitive green light will come on Friday when EU finance ministers gather in Brussels for a regular meeting an EU document released on Monday said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to adopt new rules this week that will require asset managers insurers and pension funds to disclose environmental and social risks in their investments from 2021 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-regulations-sustainablefinance/eu-rules-on-responsible-investments-to-kick-in-from-2021-document-idUSKBN1XE1U32019-11-05
The magnitude of the challenges posed by China by far exceeds any complaints we may have with the EU Japan or Korea about trade he said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States risks becoming increasingly isolated unless it works with allies to oppose Chinas predatory economic policies according to a new report that maps out a comprehensive strategy of U.S. partial from China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-report/u-s-needs-allies-in-fight-against-china-report-idUSKBN1XF0IE2019-11-05
Truly the change in the EU position is a one of its lawyers said NeutralGENEVA The European Union argued on Monday for the withdrawal of tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on metal imports in one of the most highprofile and potentially explosive cases to come to the World Trade Organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-eu/eu-argues-case-against-trumps-metal-tariffs-at-wto-idUSKBN1XE1OU2019-11-05
Since this fair is supposed to demonstrate Chinas openness well lets prove it with access to its agrobusiness market and progress on the EUChina the adviser added PositiveFrench President Emmanuel Macron will seek to make China deliver on promises to grant more access to foreign companies eyeing agribusiness and finance advisers said ahead of his arrival in Shanghai for a giant import fair http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-france/in-china-macron-wants-to-take-beijing-at-its-word-on-free-trade-idUSKBN1XD07N2019-11-04
Those remarks have given EU diplomats hope for another reprieve but they say they remain on guard PositiveThe United States may not need to impose tariffs on imported vehicles later this month after holding good with automakers in the European Union Japan and Korea U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-autos/u-s-may-not-need-to-impose-auto-tariffs-this-month-bloomberg-citing-ross-idUSKBN1XD0C32019-11-04
Trump said Britains exit from the EU must be structured to facilitate continued trade between Britain and the United States NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded U.S.UK trade after Britain leaves the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-election-trump/trump-wades-again-into-uk-politics-tells-johnson-farage-to-unite-idUSKBN1XD0HA2019-11-04
U.S. President Donald Trump last month said Washington continued to talk with the EU about trade but aimed to avoid imposing broader tariffs for now PositiveThe United States may not need to impose tariffs on imported vehicles later this month after holding good with automakers in the European Union Japan and Korea U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-usa-trade-autos/u-s-may-not-need-to-impose-auto-tariffs-this-month-bloomberg-citing-ross-idUSKBN1XD0C32019-11-04
But more needs to be done in connection to the EUChina Comprehensive Investment Agreement said the statement NegativeSHANGHAI The European Union said that China should make rapid and substantial improvements to the business environment or risk promise fatigue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-expo/on-eve-of-china-import-fair-eu-warns-of-promise-fatigue-idUSKBN1XC02P2019-11-02
The EU urges China to show more ambition and genuine effort towards rebalancing and level playing it added NegativeSHANGHAI The European Union said that China should make rapid and substantial improvements to the business environment or risk promise fatigue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-expo/on-eve-of-china-import-fair-eu-warns-of-promise-fatigue-idUSKBN1XC02P2019-11-02
The EU would like China to reduce barriers resulting from Chinas cyber security schemes particularly with respect to cryptography virtual private network usage cross border data transfer and localization requirements NegativeSHANGHAI The European Union said that China should make rapid and substantial improvements to the business environment or risk promise fatigue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-trade-expo/on-eve-of-china-import-fair-eu-warns-of-promise-fatigue-idUSKBN1XC02P2019-11-02
The EUwide goal for CO2 emissions over the next 10 years is a cut PositiveTHE HAGUE The Netherlands one of the European Unions biggest polluters looks set to miss its own target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade its main environmental advisory body said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climate-change-netherlands/dutch-climate-plans-will-miss-targets-advisory-body-idUSKBN1XB3YO2019-11-02
The United States has previously warned Britain that keeping close ties with the EU after Brexit might prevent it from striking a future bilateral trade agreement with Washington NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his Brexit deal would give Britain full after it leaves the European Union a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said it might hinder a future trade agreement between the United States and Britain http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-election-johnson/johnson-asked-about-trump-doubts-on-brexit-deal-says-uk-has-full-control-idUSKBN1XB4TU2019-11-02
With the new EUcommission there will be a new she said NeutralNEW DELHI German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday there was a need for a fresh attempt to restart talks on finalizing a free trade agreement between India and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-india-germany/germanys-merkel-renews-push-for-fta-with-india-pledges-green-funds-idUSKBN1XC03X2019-11-02
An EU official said the surgery had been scheduled for weeks and Juncker has not been allowed to take any flights NegativeBRUSSELS JeanClaude Juncker the outgoing head of the European Unions executive Commission is to undergo aneurysm surgery on Nov 11 the Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker/eu-commission-head-juncker-to-undergo-aneurysm-surgery-on-nov-11-idUSKBN1XA1SN2019-11-01
BRUSSELS Facebooks online marketplace has attracted scrutiny from EU antitrust regulators who are seeking details about its role visavis rivals in online classified ads a questionnaire seen by Reuters showed NegativeBRUSSELS Facebooks online marketplace has attracted scrutiny from EU antitrust regulators who are seeking details about its role visavis rivals in online classified ads a questionnaire seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-facebook-antitrust/facebook-in-eu-antitrust-crosshairs-online-marketplace-now-under-scrutiny-idUSKBN1XA2D62019-11-01
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
EU rules state that compensation must be guaranteed before building near nature reserves which in the tiny Netherlands is almost everywhere PositiveAMSTERDAM A sixyear construction boom in the Netherlands is set to end next year a research firm said on Thursday as uncertainty over European Union rules on nitrogen emissions delays thousands of building projects across the country http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-netherlands-construction/dutch-construction-boom-set-to-end-as-eu-nitrogen-rules-bite-idUSKBN1XA1GI2019-11-01
In a statement on their website the Commission said the amount of gas projects on the list is in line with the role of gas when meeting the EUs decarbonization objectives PositiveBRUSSELS 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
It noted that the EU is currently on track to deliver a reduction by 2030 and that the bloc cut its emissions by two percent between 2017 and 2018 NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is currently nearly on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions by below 1990 levels by 2030 but still needs much work the European Environment Agency said in a report published Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-climate-report/eu-nearly-on-track-for-2030-emission-cuts-significant-work-still-needed-agency-idUSKBN1XA28M2019-11-01
Juncker 64 a former Luxembourg prime minister and a veteran EU politician has been in charge of the powerful EU executive for the last five years NegativeBRUSSELS JeanClaude Juncker the outgoing head of the European Unions executive Commission is to undergo aneurysm surgery on Nov 11 the Commission said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker/eu-commission-head-juncker-to-undergo-aneurysm-surgery-on-nov-11-idUSKBN1XA1SN2019-11-01
Puissesseau said customs checks would be inevitable if Britain left the EUs single market and customs union but that Calais was ready and dismissed talk of nightmarish congestion NegativeCALAIS France Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to take Britain out of the European Union do or on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-calais/were-fed-up-never-ending-brexit-wears-thin-in-french-port-city-idUSKBN1XA1YC2019-11-01
The EU security commissioner Julian King told Reuters last month that at least 1300 EU citizens more than half children were held in Syria and Iraq NegativeBRUSSELS A Brussels court has ordered Belgium to repatriate from Syria within 75 days a woman whose husband fought for Islamic State and her children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-belgium/court-orders-belgium-to-take-back-woman-and-children-from-syria-idUSKBN1XA2B82019-11-01
The move was partly aimed at addressing concerns about the fate of hundreds of EU citizens who fought for Islamic State and are now detained in Iraq and Syria NegativeBRUSSELS A Brussels court has ordered Belgium to repatriate from Syria within 75 days a woman whose husband fought for Islamic State and her children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-belgium/court-orders-belgium-to-take-back-woman-and-children-from-syria-idUSKBN1XA2B82019-11-01
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.S. and EU lawmakers over how the political consultancy obtained the personal data of 87 million Facebook users from a researcher NegativeLONDON Facebook has agreed to pay a 500000 pound fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica Britains information rights regulator said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-facebook-privacy-britain/facebook-agrees-to-pay-uk-fine-over-cambridge-analytica-scandal-idUSKBN1X913O2019-10-31
Sofia did not join NATO and EU allies in expelling Russian diplomats over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England last year NegativeSOFIA Bulgaria said on Wednesday it had declined a visa to the incoming defense at the Russian embassy in Sofia a day after expelling another Russian diplomat over spying allegations http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-bulgaria/bulgaria-denies-visa-to-russian-attache-after-expelling-diplomat-over-spying-idUSKBN1X91WD2019-10-31
The EU competition enforcer will decide by March 17 whether to clear or block the deal NeutralItaly is hoping the deal will help Fincantieri Europes biggest shipyard ward off competition from Asia and other regions http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chantiers-m-a-fincantieri-eu/fincantieris-bid-for-french-shipyard-investigated-by-eu-antitrust-regulators-idUSKBN1X927V2019-10-31
A report on Romes compliance with EU rules will be issued on October 20 EU officials said alongside reports on the budgets of other euro zone countries NeutralBRUSSELS 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
Analysts at consultancy CRU said a 20 euros a tonne EU carbon price adds 42 euros a tonne to the marginal cost for European steel manufacturers NegativeLONDON 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
But Germany the EUs largest economy has resisted changes fearing they could reduce pressure on countries with large public debts such as Italy and Greece to pursue structural reforms 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
Earlier this month Atos chose its finance chief Elie Girard to lead the company after CEO Thierry Breton was put forward as a candidate for Frances next EU commissioner NeutralThe financial payments sector has been at the centre of mergers and acquisition activity in recent years with companies seeing higher activity but also increasing regulatory scrutiny http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-atos-worldline/frances-atos-to-sell-part-of-minority-stake-in-payments-company-worldline-idUSKBN1X825V2019-10-30
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
LONDON 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 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
Last week another EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici ruled out a repeat of last years clash when Brussels requested changes to the Italian budget amid a row that rattled markets 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
Many banks operating in Britain have opened European Union hubs in cities like Frankfurt to ensure continuity of service for EU customers after Britain leaves the bloc PositiveLONDON Banking in Britain paid 40 billion pounds in taxes in the last financial year with half from foreign lenders underscoring the need for a government rethink on taxes to keep London competitive after Brexit UK Finance said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-britain-banks-tax/uk-banks-urge-government-to-ease-tax-burden-as-brexit-beckons-idUSKBN1X900O2019-10-30
Recently several detention centers have been closed following international pressure and migrants intercepted at sea by Libyas EUbacked coastguard have been freed rather than being taken to detention centers NegativeTRIPOLI Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city witnesses and the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-libya/migrants-released-amid-fighting-in-libyan-capital-seek-refuge-with-u-n-idUSKBN1X82MK2019-10-30
The Commission is actively monitoring the development of mobile payment solutions the behaviour by operators active in the payments sector including mobile the EU competition enforcer said PositiveRegulators wanted to know if Apple has rejected merchant apps as incompatible with the terms and conditions for integrating Apple Pay in their apps http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-apple-antitrust/apple-pay-in-eu-antitrust-spotlight-as-regulators-seek-details-idUSKBN1X829Y2019-10-30
The EU ETS is the most developed system of charging polluters for emissions although China the worlds biggest polluter expects the first trade on a national emissions scheme next year 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
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
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
With the euro zones economy slowing the rationale of fiscal rules that were hastily tightened after the EU debt crisis of 201012 is now widely questioned 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
EU approves Brexit extension to 31 Jan 2020 PositiveFocus turns to Fed decision http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-u-s-china-trade-hopes-boost-stocks-dollar-eases-idUSL2N27D0O42019-10-29
Fernandez has said he wants to renegotiate parts of the EU agreement that do not suit Argentina which could delay its ratification with lengthy new rounds of talks NegativeBRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina who Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a red sets the stage for a runin between South Americas two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-argentina-election-brazil/lefts-win-in-argentina-strains-brazil-ties-deepens-regional-divide-idUSKBN1X71IJ2019-10-29
He said however that industrial groups on both sides will try to the governments in an effort to insulate their exports and the EUMercosur agreement NegativeBRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina who Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a red sets the stage for a runin between South Americas two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-argentina-election-brazil/lefts-win-in-argentina-strains-brazil-ties-deepens-regional-divide-idUSKBN1X71IJ2019-10-29
I would also urge EU member states to make clear that a further extension after 31st January is not possible NegativeLONDON The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would push on with his bid to end Britains political paralysis with an election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-as-british-parliament-blocks-december-election-idUSKBN1X70NT2019-10-29
If no EU country objects within 24 hours by Tuesday afternoon the delay will have been formally adopted PositiveLONDON The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would push on with his bid to end Britains political paralysis with an election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-as-british-parliament-blocks-december-election-idUSKBN1X70NT2019-10-29
More than three years after Britain voted to quit the EU the country and its parliament remain divided over how when and even whether to leave NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-delay/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-to-january-31-eyes-formal-approval-on-tuesday-idUSKBN1X70JB2019-10-29
Nevertheless we in the EU are fully prepared for any scenario NeutralBRUSSELS Russia and Ukraine need a sense of urgency in their talks on gas transit for Europe the European Unions energy chief Maros Sefcovic said after the latest round of talks he chaired in Brussels on Monday failed to yield progress http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-ukraine-gas-sefcovic/russia-ukraine-gas-talks-need-sense-of-urgency-eus-sefcovic-idUSKBN1X71T82019-10-29
This unwanted prolongation of the UKs membership of the EU is damaging to our he said NegativeLONDON The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would push on with his bid to end Britains political paralysis with an election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-as-british-parliament-blocks-december-election-idUSKBN1X70NT2019-10-29
This will allow for the decision to be formally adopted an EU diplomat said PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-delay/eu-agrees-brexit-delay-to-january-31-eyes-formal-approval-on-tuesday-idUSKBN1X70JB2019-10-29
31 Johnson said it was up to the EU to decide on an extension NeutralBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Friday to Londons request for a Brexit deadline extension but set no new departure date giving Britains divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnsons call for a snap election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-extension-but-sets-no-date-as-uk-squabbles-over-election-idUSKBN1X32PJ2019-10-26
Asked if there would be a decision on granting the extension and its length by EU ambassadors meeting in Brussels today a senior EU diplomat It is difficult to imagine NegativeBRUSSELS European Union governments are unlikely to decide on Friday whether to grant Britains requested for an extension of the Brexit deadline and will probably postpone decision until Monday senior EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-extension/eu-officials-doubtful-of-brexit-extension-decision-on-friday-idUSKBN1X40VT2019-10-26
BRUSSELS European Union governments are unlikely to decide on Friday whether to grant Britains requested for an extension of the Brexit deadline and will probably postpone decision until Monday senior EU diplomats said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union governments are unlikely to decide on Friday whether to grant Britains requested for an extension of the Brexit deadline and will probably postpone decision until Monday senior EU diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-extension/eu-officials-doubtful-of-brexit-extension-decision-on-friday-idUSKBN1X40VT2019-10-26
Oct 25 Ratings agency Standard Poors affirmed Italys sovereign credit rating at on Friday with a negative outlook citing the new governments aim to coordinate economic and fiscal policies with its EU partners NegativeOct 25 Ratings agency Standard Poors affirmed Italys sovereign credit rating at on Friday with a negative outlook citing the new governments aim to coordinate economic and fiscal policies with its EU partners http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/italy-ratings-sp/sp-affirms-rating-on-italy-idUSL3N27A4M92019-10-26
The EU envoys had been due to discuss the length of a third delay to Brexit but diplomats decided to hold off to let events play out in London PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Friday to Londons request for a Brexit deadline extension but set no new departure date giving Britains divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnsons call for a snap election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-extension-but-sets-no-date-as-uk-squabbles-over-election-idUSKBN1X32PJ2019-10-26
The EU is intent on preventing the most damaging nodeal split but it is also tired of the intractable divorce NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union agreed on Friday to Londons request for a Brexit deadline extension but set no new departure date giving Britains divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnsons call for a snap election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/eu-agrees-brexit-extension-but-sets-no-date-as-uk-squabbles-over-election-idUSKBN1X32PJ2019-10-26
We are confident that the authorities will respond swiftly and wisely to legitimate aspirations of the Lebanese the EU statement said PositiveBEIRUT Lebanons Hezbollah movement warned on Friday that a power vacuum could tip the country into civil war suggesting that adversaries including the United States and Israel were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations to provoke conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-lebanon-protests-scuffles/hezbollah-warns-of-chaos-civil-war-in-lebanon-idUSKBN1X41IV2019-10-26
6 to ratify an agreement he settled with the EU last week PositiveLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/british-pm-johnson-calls-for-december-12-election-to-break-brexit-deadlock-idUSKBN1X30T12019-10-25
Ante Rinne prime minister of Finland which now holds the rotating presidency of the bloc said maybe EU countries backed an extension for London PositiveHELSINKI 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
Both fear a nodeal exit that would almost certainly hurt global growth and create a potentially deeper EU crisis NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/british-pm-johnson-calls-for-december-12-election-to-break-brexit-deadlock-idUSKBN1X30T12019-10-25
EU member states on Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to grant Britain a threemonth Brexit extension NegativeSterling down but well off session lows http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-sterling-pares-losses-after-pm-calls-for-election-sp-500-up-idUSL2N2791EG2019-10-25
However two of the sources said the EU Commissions initial reaction had not been positive which could delay the latest cleanup to the first half of 2020 NegativeHowever two of the sources said the EU Commissions initial reaction had not been positive which could delay the latest cleanup to the first half of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-banks-monte-dei-paschi/eu-wary-of-italys-plan-to-spare-monte-paschi-from-loan-losses-sources-idUSKBN1X31NQ2019-10-25
She said the EU had to consider whether to grant Britain an extension a discussion she said looks really and if so for how long 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
The EU parliaments prize named after the late Russian dissident Andrei Sakharov has been awarded annually since 1988 to honor individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms PositiveThe European Parliament awarded its annual prize for the defense of human rights on Thursday to jailed ethnic Uighur economics professor Ilham Tohti angering Beijing which called him a criminal and a terrorist http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-eu/eu-awards-jailed-uighur-activist-rights-prize-angering-china-idUSKBN1X316V2019-10-25
The principle is take deal off the table the EU answers tomorrow then we can Corbyn told reporters NegativeLONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Thursday for a general election on Dec http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu/british-pm-johnson-calls-for-december-12-election-to-break-brexit-deadlock-idUSKBN1X30T12019-10-25
story is refiled to spell out status of Serbias EU bid paragraph NeutralRussia said on Thursday a division of its S400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia underlining Moscows wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-serbia-missiles/russia-sends-s-400-missile-defense-systems-to-serbia-for-military-drill-idUSKBN1X30VE2019-10-25
31 deadline leaving EU leaders to consider whether to grant Britain a further threemonth Brexit extension NegativeTexas Instruments warning hits chipmakers http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/update-2-european-shares-nudge-up-earnings-a-mixed-bag-idUSL3N2783202019-10-24
BELFAST Irelands foreign minister said he thinks Britain will be offered a flexible extension that could trigger Brexit well ahead of the new deadline but that the views of all EU member states were first needed PositiveBELFAST Irelands foreign minister said he thinks Britain will be offered a flexible extension that could trigger Brexit well ahead of the new deadline but that the views of all EU member states were first needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-extension/brexit-extension-likely-to-be-flexible-irish-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1X21SP2019-10-24
Lets wait and see how that develops and lets also wait and see whether there are issues with other EU leaders PositiveBELFAST Irelands foreign minister said he thinks Britain will be offered a flexible extension that could trigger Brexit well ahead of the new deadline but that the views of all EU member states were first needed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-extension/brexit-extension-likely-to-be-flexible-irish-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1X21SP2019-10-24
Oct 23 European shares struggled to make headway on Wednesday as investor concerns about a further delay to Britains departure from the EU offset gains for Londons exporterheavy FTSE 100 from a weaker pound and some decent corporate earnings NegativeTexas Instruments warning hits chipmakers http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/update-2-european-shares-nudge-up-earnings-a-mixed-bag-idUSL3N2783202019-10-24
Things could change very quickly today depending on the EU Cole said adding he did not see much downside risk now that a nodeal Brexit was off the table PositiveYen franc gain on renewed Brexit jitters http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-brexit-confusion-rattles-fx-markets-boosts-yen-idUSL5N27824O2019-10-24
Things could change very quickly today depending on the EU Cole said referring to how much EU leaders would be prepared to extend the Brexit deadline beyond Oct PositiveBrexit developments sap share rally pound yanked off http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-sapped-by-tech-problems-and-brexit-snags-idUSL5N2783DK2019-10-24
Brussels sent similar warnings to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire saying under the existing draft budget that Paris would breach EU rules on public debts 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
But it now seems unlikely that Britain will crash out of the EU on Oct NegativeTOKYO U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as revenue warnings from Texas Instruments raised worries about the global tech sector and after British lawmakers forced the government to hit the pause button on the latest Brexit deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-slip-on-brexit-snag-texas-instruments-revenue-woes-idUSKBN1X202O2019-10-23
Croatia has taken the measures to ensure that the necessary conditions are met join the EU commissioner for migration Dimitris Avramopoulos told a news conference in Strasbourg 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
European Union governments widened the EU ban on pesticides linked to harming bees after deciding not to renew their approval for Bayers insecticide known as thiacloprid NegativeOct 23 The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/germany-stocks-factors/german-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-october-23-idUSL5N2772DX2019-10-23
France foresees no structural improvement next year contrary to EU requests for an improvement worth 0 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
The EU executive has also issued budget warnings to Finland over its spending and to Spain Portugal and Belgium who have submitted incomplete budget plans because of recent elections 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
30 on Monday a high unmoved by House of Commons Speaker John Bercows decision not to immediately allow a vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal as investors thought a nodeal exit from the EU would be averted NegativeLONDON Sterling traded around http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-sterling-open/pound-holds-near-1-3-as-brexit-deal-vote-blocked-idUSKBN1X00T52019-10-22
40 threshold will depend on the discussions on the future arrangement with the EU and the UKs own growth Jen added PositiveLONDON Sterling traded around http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-sterling-open/pound-holds-near-1-3-as-brexit-deal-vote-blocked-idUSKBN1X00T52019-10-22
Analysts have said any BritishEU agreement that avoids a nodeal Brexit should boost economic growth and oil demand PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices fell nearly on Monday after comments from a U.S. official fed concerns surrounding the U.S.China trade war adding to worries that a slowing global economy would reduce demand for oil http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-fall-1-as-global-demand-concerns-grow-idUSKBN1X002G2019-10-22
The EDPS said such solutions should be extended to all public and private bodies in the EU and also to individuals PositiveWe are committed to helping our customers comply with GDPR Regulation and other applicable a Microsoft spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-dataprotection-microsoft/eu-data-watchdog-raises-concerns-over-microsoft-contracts-idUSKBN1X00WF2019-10-22
The government has reiterated that Britain will leave the EU on Oct 31 NegativeLONDON Sterling traded around http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-sterling-open/pound-holds-near-1-3-as-brexit-deal-vote-blocked-idUSKBN1X00T52019-10-22
Backed by the EU the African Development Bank and the World Bank the project will help boost trade in the region he said PositiveWASHINGTON Somalia will press ahead with poverty reduction efforts and a major regional ports and corridors initiative if international creditors forgive the countrys billion debt this February as expected the countrys finance minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-somalia/somalia-aims-to-reduce-poverty-pump-up-infrastructure-after-debt-erased-idUSKBN1WZ0ON2019-10-21
EU Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told Reuters on Friday that Brussels would ask Italy for over its budget intentions NeutralROME The European Union needs looser budgetary policies and an overhaul of its fiscal rulebook the blocs designated economics commissioner said in an article published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-commissioner/eus-incoming-economy-chief-calls-for-less-restrictive-budget-policies-idUSKBN1WZ0ET2019-10-21
PM Johnson sends EU unsigned letter seeking Brexit extension NeutralSterling falls 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-sterling-slips-from-5-mth-high-after-brexit-plan-hits-snag-idUSL3N2750AT2019-10-21
The EU which has grappled with the tortuous Brexit crisis since Britons voted to leave in a 2016 referendum was clearly bewildered by the contradictory signals from London NegativeLONDON The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/brexit-will-happen-on-oct-31-despite-pms-unsigned-delay-request-uk-says-idUSKBN1WY0Q62019-10-21
The EU will play for time rather than rush to decide on Johnsons reluctant request to delay Brexit again diplomats with the bloc said after a 15minute meeting on Sunday NegativeOct 21 Gold prices held ground above an ounce in early Asian trade on Monday as uncertainties swirled over Brexit delay though a firmer dollar weighed on the safehaven metal http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-precious/precious-gold-holds-steady-above-1490-on-brexit-uncertainties-idUSL3N2760872019-10-21
Tusk said he had received the request from Johnson and would start consulting EU leaders on how to react NeutralLONDON The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu/brexit-will-happen-on-oct-31-despite-pms-unsigned-delay-request-uk-says-idUSKBN1WY0Q62019-10-21
Writing in Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore Paolo Gentiloni said that while the EUs deficit and debt rules must not be ignored they needed to be reviewed and NegativeROME The European Union needs looser budgetary policies and an overhaul of its fiscal rulebook the blocs designated economics commissioner said in an article published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-budget-commissioner/eus-incoming-economy-chief-calls-for-less-restrictive-budget-policies-idUSKBN1WZ0ET2019-10-21
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
Scholz said concerns over Britains impending departure from the EU and the blocs trade dispute with the United States were clearly dampening global economic growth NegativeWASHINGTON The collateral damage of the United States trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-imf-worldbank-trade/fallout-from-trumps-trade-wars-felt-by-economies-around-the-world-idUSKBN1WY0PZ2019-10-20
extension can only be granted by he added referring to a decision by the remaining 27 EU members NeutralBRUSSELS Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday afternoon that Britain has not yet made any request to delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a vote in the UK parliament that means he is obliged to seek a postponement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/irelands-varadkar-says-no-british-request-to-delay-brexit-yet-idUSKBN1WY0GZ2019-10-20
BAYEUX France The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power PositiveBAYEUX France The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-television-game-of-thrones-tapestry/fire-and-thread-bayeux-inspired-game-of-thrones-tapestry-unveiled-in-france-idUSKCN1VY2C72019-10-19
BRUSSELS Italys Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November after the EU blocked the beginning of negotiations with the two Balkan countries PositiveBRUSSELS Italys Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November after the EU blocked the beginning of negotiations with the two Balkan countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-conte/eu-talks-over-enlargement-to-balkans-should-restart-in-november-italys-pm-idUSKBN1WX1OH2019-10-19
BRUSSELS The European Union is working on measures to compensate sectors hit by tariffs imposed by the United States over illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft industry Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is working on measures to compensate sectors hit by tariffs imposed by the United States over illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft industry Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-trade/eu-looking-to-compensate-sectors-for-u-s-tariffs-italian-pm-idUSKBN1WX1Q12019-10-19
Carmakers also face billions of euros in fines if they fail to comply with EU emissions targets by 2021 NegativeThe company also said its operating margin was set to come in at versus a previous goal as it struggles to keep a lid on research and development costs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-renault-results/renault-shares-slump-as-profit-warning-deepens-carmakers-problems-idUSKBN1WX0O62019-10-19
European Council President Donald Tusk who chaired the EU gathering regretted a had been made 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
Fifteen international beverage groups on Friday urged the U.S. and EU governments to end the tariffs NegativeWASHINGTON European officials struck a measured tone on Friday after the United States imposed new and tariffs on some European Union goods over aircraft subsidies with a top German official warning against steps that could escalate the tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-usa/eu-looks-beyond-new-tariffs-to-bigger-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WX2EV2019-10-19
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped EU leaders could review the matter at a summit next year when Croatia holds the EUs rotating presidency PositiveMacron 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
Giuseppe Conte told a news conference on Friday that a decision by EU leaders at a summit earlier on Friday not to begin talks was a historic NegativeBRUSSELS Italys Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November after the EU blocked the beginning of negotiations with the two Balkan countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-conte/eu-talks-over-enlargement-to-balkans-should-restart-in-november-italys-pm-idUSKBN1WX1OH2019-10-19
He was echoed by European Council President Donald Tusk who said the veto at an EU summit on starting accession talks with the two Balkan countries was a PositiveBRUSSELS 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
His position frustrated other leaders because Macron had long urged the EU to think strategically and go beyond internal squabbles envoys said 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
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday said the EU was working on measures to compensate sectors hit by the new U.S. duties and limit damages for those directly hit NegativeWASHINGTON European officials struck a measured tone on Friday after the United States imposed new and tariffs on some European Union goods over aircraft subsidies with a top German official warning against steps that could escalate the tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-usa/eu-looks-beyond-new-tariffs-to-bigger-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WX2EV2019-10-19
Macron 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 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
Macron said EU countries could show more meaningful support for the region with investments and by deepening cultural ties PositiveMacron 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
The WTOs dispute settlement body on Monday cleared Washington to take the record countermeasures against the EU and Airbusproducing countries Britain France Germany and Spain NegativeWASHINGTON European officials struck a measured tone on Friday after the United States imposed new and tariffs on some European Union goods over aircraft subsidies with a top German official warning against steps that could escalate the tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-wto-aircraft-usa/eu-looks-beyond-new-tariffs-to-bigger-trade-deal-idUSKBN1WX2EV2019-10-19
We are working within the European Union for compensatory measures to limit damages for those directly by the new sanctions Conte told reporters after an EU summit NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is working on measures to compensate sectors hit by tariffs imposed by the United States over illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft industry Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-trade/eu-looking-to-compensate-sectors-for-u-s-tariffs-italian-pm-idUSKBN1WX1Q12019-10-19
BS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were very close to the final of Brexit with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the last steps to take PositiveBS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were very close to the final of Brexit with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the last steps to take http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-final/eus-tusk-says-very-close-to-final-stretch-on-brexit-idUSKBN1WW2FT2019-10-18
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the EU had agreed a new Brexit deal but he still faces resistance from other parties in parliament PositiveLONDON Britains impending departure from the European Union is creating expansion opportunities for specialist general insurers who buy up and manage policies closed to new customers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-britain-eu-insurance-legacy/brexit-may-spur-more-deals-in-legacy-general-insurance-policies-idUSKBN1WW2CV2019-10-18
But after weeks of negotiations British and EU leaders welcomed an agreement being struck Negativegold oil settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-sterling-rise-on-long-awaited-brexit-deal-idUSL2N2721ID2019-10-18
Finlands midway solution has displeased most of the 27 EU states EU officials said anticipating long negotiations before a compromise can be reached PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders will discuss a new budget plan on Friday that could allow the bloc to spend up to 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-summit-budget/eu-leaders-discuss-1-2-trillion-post-brexit-budget-idUSKBN1WX0BZ2019-10-18
Once Britain does leave the EU its economic growth is expected to slow which is likely to be a negative for sterling in the longer term analysts warn NegativeSterling on the up after new Brexit deal reached http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-sterling-holds-gains-near-5-month-top-on-brexit-deal-but-hurdles-remain-idUSL3N2724ZK2019-10-18
Sterling jump as UK and EU agree new Brexit deal PositiveSterling jump as UK and EU agree new Brexit deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-european-markets-roar-approval-at-new-brexit-deal-idUSL5N2723Q92019-10-18
Still after weeks of negotiations an agreement being struck was welcomed by British and EU leaders NegativeSterling 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 Finnish proposal which cuts spending on farmers and poorer regions has managed to unite the divided EU leaders in its criticism NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders will discuss a new budget plan on Friday that could allow the bloc to spend up to 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-eu-summit-budget/eu-leaders-discuss-1-2-trillion-post-brexit-budget-idUSKBN1WX0BZ2019-10-18
Whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal or under a socalled hard Brexit British insurers selling policies into the EU will need a local subsidiary and vice versa NegativeLONDON Britains impending departure from the European Union is creating expansion opportunities for specialist general insurers who buy up and manage policies closed to new customers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-britain-eu-insurance-legacy/brexit-may-spur-more-deals-in-legacy-general-insurance-policies-idUSKBN1WW2CV2019-10-18
YORK Several U.S. boutique investment banks are looking to hire senior staff in Paris in the wake of Britains departure from the EU and have poached bankers from Frances most established advisory firms including Lazard sources told Reuters PositiveYORK Several U.S. boutique investment banks are looking to hire senior staff in Paris in the wake of Britains departure from the EU and have poached bankers from Frances most established advisory firms including Lazard sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boutique-banks-france-m-a/u-s-boutique-banks-woo-french-bankers-in-paris-advisory-push-sources-idUSKBN1WW2LV2019-10-18
28 after Bloomberg reported British and EU negotiators were close to a Brexit draft deal PositiveSterling shares in British banks and even German and Irish government bonds are among the financial assets most sensitive to Brexit developments as longrunning negotiations on Britains departure from the European Union enter a crucial week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-markets-graphic/seismograph-brexit-sensitive-financial-prices-in-critical-week-idUSKBN1WT22D2019-10-17
Another key issue will be the EUs budget for 20212027 called the Multiannual Financial Framework with the biggest problem how to cover the shortfall when Britain leaves NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders twoday summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by lastgasp efforts to seal a deal on Britains exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues from the crisis in the Middle East to the blocs budget http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/last-gasp-brexit-deal-set-to-dominate-fraught-eu-summit-idUSKBN1WV2WC2019-10-17
Avramopoulos was speaking after Barnier updated all 28 EU commissioners in Brussels on Brexit NeutralBRUSSELS The European Unions Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the blocs executive arm on Wednesday that a number of significant remained unresolved in lastditch talks with Britain European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-avramopoulos/number-of-significant-issues-to-resolve-in-brexit-talks-eus-avramopoulos-idUSKBN1WV1B22019-10-17
BRUSSELS A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed for a second time on Wednesday to 1700 GMT three diplomats with the bloc said as lastditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on NegativeBRUSSELS A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed for a second time on Wednesday to 1700 GMT three diplomats with the bloc said as lastditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-postponement/eu-brexit-briefing-delayed-again-to-1700-gmt-diplomats-idUSKBN1WV1X12019-10-17
BRUSSELS A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed to 1500 GMT on Wednesday from 1200 GMT two diplomats with the bloc said as lastditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on NegativeBRUSSELS A debriefing for EU states on the latest on Brexit has been delayed to 1500 GMT on Wednesday from 1200 GMT two diplomats with the bloc said as lastditch talks between Brussels and London on sealing a divorce deal dragged on http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-delay/brexit-debriefing-meeting-delayed-to-1500-gmt-eu-diplomats-idUSKBN1WV1FC2019-10-17
BRUSSELS Talks between British and EU negotiators on Brexit will resume in Brussels after a lunch break a UK spokesman said as lastditch efforts dragged on to seal a divorce deal this week before Britain is due to leave the bloc on Oct NegativeBRUSSELS Talks between British and EU negotiators on Brexit will resume in Brussels after a lunch break a UK spokesman said as lastditch efforts dragged on to seal a divorce deal this week before Britain is due to leave the bloc on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-resuming/eu-british-brexit-talks-to-resume-in-brussels-uk-spokesman-idUSKBN1WV1MB2019-10-17
BRUSSELS Talks between the EU and Britain to seal a Brexit divorce deal this week have hit a according to sources in the bloc PositiveBRUSSELS Talks between the EU and Britain to seal a Brexit divorce deal this week have hit a according to sources in the bloc http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-standstill/brexit-talks-hit-standstill-over-future-trade-deal-dup-eu-sources-idUSKBN1WV15A2019-10-17
BRUSSELS 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 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
Britain and Brussels are in 11th hour talks to try to reach a deal ahead of an EU summit beginning on Thursday PositiveSome Britons living in the Europe Union are worried about losing access to free healthcare after Brexit opening up a potentially lucrative new market for European health insurers http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-britain-eu-health-insurance/brexit-healthcare-fears-fuel-expatriate-insurance-interest-in-europe-idUSKBN1WV28R2019-10-17
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the EU with or without a deal by the end of October NegativeLONDON Uncertainty surrounding Britains exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion euros and is putting off international researchers from coming to Britain a leading institution said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-science/brexit-hits-uk-science-funding-deters-international-researchers-idUSKBN1WV29X2019-10-17
Differences over plans for the EUs first enlargement since 2013 will be exposed at the summit with France determined that Albania and North Macedonia are not ready for membership talks PositiveBRUSSELS European Union leaders twoday summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by lastgasp efforts to seal a deal on Britains exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues from the crisis in the Middle East to the blocs budget http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/last-gasp-brexit-deal-set-to-dominate-fraught-eu-summit-idUSKBN1WV2WC2019-10-17
EU exporters to Britain were interested in the insurance in addition to UK buyers Marriage said PositiveLONDON Companies are stepping up purchases of insurance to protect themselves against insolvencies in Britain industry sources say in part due to concerns about the impact of Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-insurance-credit/brexit-insolvency-fears-boost-demand-for-trade-credit-insurance-idUSKBN1WV1XH2019-10-17
Earlier this month the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that charging additional tariffs on European imports could instantly resolve trade issues between the United States and European Union but he was not ready to add levies at this point http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-eu/trump-broaches-tariffs-to-solve-u-s-eu-trade-problems-but-says-would-be-too-harsh-idUSKBN1WV2D22019-10-17
However if there is no more healthcare after Brexit I will be adds the 72yearold who is among more than a million Britons living in the EU and facing uncertainty NegativeSome Britons living in the Europe Union are worried about losing access to free healthcare after Brexit opening up a potentially lucrative new market for European health insurers http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-britain-eu-health-insurance/brexit-healthcare-fears-fuel-expatriate-insurance-interest-in-europe-idUSKBN1WV28R2019-10-17
It cited data from an EUrun scheme known as the Marie Curie which is designed to help scientists relocate to foreign institutions PositiveLONDON Uncertainty surrounding Britains exit from the European Union has hit science funding to the tune of almost half a billion euros and is putting off international researchers from coming to Britain a leading institution said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-science/brexit-hits-uk-science-funding-deters-international-researchers-idUSKBN1WV29X2019-10-17
The Commission said Broadcom has 30 days to comply with the order which is valid for up to three years an estimate of how long the EU investigation will take PositiveBRUSSELS 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
The EU is the top foreign investor in Turkey PositiveISTANBUL The Turkish defense industry will not be hit by embargoes or bans on arms sales the head of the presidencys Defense Industries Directorate was quoted as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-eu-turkey-arms/arms-sales-bans-will-not-impact-turkeys-defense-industry-industry-head-idUSKBN1WV2G82019-10-17
The EUs trade deficit with China grew to 127 NegativeBRUSSELS Euro zone inflation dropped to its slowest pace in nearly three years in September more than previously estimated the European Union statistics agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-economy-inflation-final/euro-zone-inflation-drops-more-than-foreseen-trade-surplus-widens-idUSKBN1WV1112019-10-17
The leaders will also contend at the summit with other challenges facing the EU which has been torn in recent years by euroscepticism and economic disparities NegativeBRUSSELS European Union leaders twoday summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by lastgasp efforts to seal a deal on Britains exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues from the crisis in the Middle East to the blocs budget http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/last-gasp-brexit-deal-set-to-dominate-fraught-eu-summit-idUSKBN1WV2WC2019-10-17
The summit will also be a chance for EU leaders to find common ground on climate targets ahead of a U.N. summit in Chile in December NeutralBRUSSELS European Union leaders twoday summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by lastgasp efforts to seal a deal on Britains exit from the bloc despite a raft of other pressing issues from the crisis in the Middle East to the blocs budget http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit/last-gasp-brexit-deal-set-to-dominate-fraught-eu-summit-idUSKBN1WV2WC2019-10-17
The two sides must clinch a deal before or during an EU summit on Oct PositiveSterling shares in British banks and even German and Irish government bonds are among the financial assets most sensitive to Brexit developments as longrunning negotiations on Britains departure from the European Union enter a crucial week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-markets-graphic/seismograph-brexit-sensitive-financial-prices-in-critical-week-idUSKBN1WT22D2019-10-17
BERLIN Some progress has been made in talks over Britains departure from the European Union a senior German government official said on Tuesday but warned that London still had further to move in the EUs direction to secure a deal PositiveBERLIN Some progress has been made in talks over Britains departure from the European Union a senior German government official said on Tuesday but warned that London still had further to move in the EUs direction to secure a deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany-talks/london-must-move-further-to-get-brexit-deal-german-official-idUSKBN1WU1JC2019-10-16
Britain and the EU have put measures in place to ensure that flights can continue in any exit scenario PositiveLONDON Leaving the European Union without a deal at the end of this month will force businesses to navigate an unprecedented set of challenges from potential blockages at ports to the introduction of paperwork and tariffs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu-companies-factbox/factbox-how-are-businesses-preparing-for-a-no-deal-brexit-idUSKBN1WU26C2019-10-16
But France ignored the broad support among EU states to give green lights to the countries sitting in a strategic region on the blocs doorstep NegativeLUXEMBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting membership talks with North Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/macron-on-course-for-clash-with-merkel-over-eu-talks-with-balkan-hopefuls-idUSKBN1WU1562019-10-16
EU to determine whether to put deal before EU leaders summit PositiveMSCI exJapan Nikkei jump on positive Brexit news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-cheered-by-brexit-deal-hopes-sterling-shines-idUSL3N27050E2019-10-16
Euro zone government bonds sold off after media reports that UK and EU negotiators were close to a draft deal on Brexit boosted investors risk appetite Positiveoil gold settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-jump-on-report-brexit-deal-may-be-close-oil-slips-idUSL2N2701382019-10-16
Its very important to give a political signal that enlargement is not said George Ciamba Romanias EU minister PositiveLUXEMBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting membership talks with North Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/macron-on-course-for-clash-with-merkel-over-eu-talks-with-balkan-hopefuls-idUSKBN1WU1562019-10-16
LUXEMBOURG There are reasons for cautious optimism on reaching a deal between the European Union and Britain on a divorce agreement Polands Europe minister Konrad Szymanski told reporters on Tuesday on entering a meeting of EU ministers PositiveLUXEMBOURG There are reasons for cautious optimism on reaching a deal between the European Union and Britain on a divorce agreement Polands Europe minister Konrad Szymanski told reporters on Tuesday on entering a meeting of EU ministers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-poland/reasons-for-cautious-optimism-on-brexit-talks-polish-minister-idUSKBN1WU0JX2019-10-16
PARIS France is pushing for the creation of a Europeanwide regulator of digital platforms such as Google to sanction possible abuse of power a French presidency official said on Tuesday citing a dispute over EU copyright law as an example PositivePARIS France is pushing for the creation of a Europeanwide regulator of digital platforms such as Google to sanction possible abuse of power a French presidency official said on Tuesday citing a dispute over EU copyright law as an example http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-google/france-to-redouble-efforts-to-create-eu-tech-regulator-after-copyright-spat-idUSKBN1WU1YO2019-10-16
SYDNEY Oct 16 Asian shares took off on Wednesday and sterling held near sixmonth highs as Britain and the EU made headway on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders summit though it remained unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on Oct NeutralMSCI exJapan Nikkei jump on positive Brexit news http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-cheered-by-brexit-deal-hopes-sterling-shines-idUSL3N27050E2019-10-16
Sterling rose to its highest level against the dollar and the euro since May after Bloomberg said British and EU negotiators were closing in on a draft Brexit deal Positiveoil gold settlement http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-jump-on-report-brexit-deal-may-be-close-oil-slips-idUSL2N2701382019-10-16
The EU has many doubts about the tariff plan saying the system is too complicated untested and not detailed enough at this stage NegativeDUBLIN The small Northern Irish party supporting Britains minority government insisted on Tuesday that the region must remain within the United Kingdom customs union as part of any Brexit deal and not have to follow tariffs set by the European Union http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-nireland/dup-leader-says-no-to-mooted-brexit-compromise-on-tariffs-idUSKBN1WU2LE2019-10-16
The EU will determine whether a deal is fit to be put to Thursdays leaders summit for consideration PositiveAsian shares inched higher while sterling came off fivemonth highs in volatile trade on Wednesday as investors looked to whether Britain can secure a deal to avoid a disorderly exit from the European Union http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-tick-up-sterling-off-five-month-peak-as-crunch-brexit-talks-eyed-idUSKBN1WV01L2019-10-16
The official also said that Michel Barnier the EUs chief Brexit negotiator would brief the blocs heads of state and governments on the progress made on Wednesday afternoon PositiveBERLIN Some progress has been made in talks over Britains departure from the European Union a senior German government official said on Tuesday but warned that London still had further to move in the EUs direction to secure a deal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-germany-talks/london-must-move-further-to-get-brexit-deal-german-official-idUSKBN1WU1JC2019-10-16
The six Balkan countries of Albania Bosnia Kosovo Macedonia Montenegro and Serbia all of which apart from Albania emerged from the 1990s disintegration of Yugoslavia are considered future EU members NegativeLUXEMBOURG French President Emmanuel Macron was headed for a clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week after Paris was isolated on Tuesday in opposing starting membership talks with North Macedonia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-balkans/macron-on-course-for-clash-with-merkel-over-eu-talks-with-balkan-hopefuls-idUSKBN1WU1562019-10-16
The work continues there is still a possibility for a a third EU diplomat said PositiveLUXEMBOURG The European Unions Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough three diplomatic sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-diplomats/eus-barnier-says-he-needs-brexit-text-agreed-tuesday-to-recommend-deal-at-summit-sources-idUSKBN1WU12C2019-10-16
There is a deadline today evening to agree on legal one senior EU diplomat said as Barnier was debriefing the room PositiveLUXEMBOURG The European Unions Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough three diplomatic sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-diplomats/eus-barnier-says-he-needs-brexit-text-agreed-tuesday-to-recommend-deal-at-summit-sources-idUSKBN1WU12C2019-10-16
1214 said Richard Stables chief executive of British price comparison site Kelkoo which is on the EU competition enforcers side 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
64 EU antitrust fine will be played out over three days in February 2020 at Europes secondhighest court according to parties involved in the case PositiveBRUSSELS 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
BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators on Monday voiced doubts whether Budapests plan to grant 108 million euros NegativeBRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators on Monday voiced doubts whether Budapests plan to grant 108 million euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-samsungsdi-hungary/eu-to-investigate-hungarian-state-aid-for-samsung-sdis-battery-cell-plant-idUSKBN1WT16M2019-10-15
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
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to strike an exit deal at an EU summit on Thursday and Friday to allow an orderly departure on Oct NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks and the pound gained on Tuesday as investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance of avoiding a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-pound-rise-on-cautious-brexit-deal-hopes-idUSKBN1WU0362019-10-15
However diplomats from the EU have indicated they are pessimistic about Johnsons proposed solution for the border and want more concessions NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks and the pound gained on Tuesday as investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance of avoiding a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-pound-rise-on-cautious-brexit-deal-hopes-idUSKBN1WU0362019-10-15
Hungary has refused to take in people fleeing Syrias eightyearold civil war and blocked an EU statement last week criticizing Turkey two diplomats said NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria prompting condemnation from Ankara even as they stopped short of a blocwide embargo against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-france/eu-governments-limit-arms-sales-to-turkey-but-avoid-embargo-idUSKBN1WT0M42019-10-15
Lawyer Thomas Hoeppner who is advising three other parties on the EU side also confirmed the dates 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 EU asset freezes and travel bans are likely to target the Turkish military and captains of the drilling ships two EU diplomats said NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria prompting condemnation from Ankara even as they stopped short of a blocwide embargo against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-france/eu-governments-limit-arms-sales-to-turkey-but-avoid-embargo-idUSKBN1WT0M42019-10-15
The Turkish government said it fully rejected and the decisions taken and calls made by the EU on the two issues NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria prompting condemnation from Ankara even as they stopped short of a blocwide embargo against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-france/eu-governments-limit-arms-sales-to-turkey-but-avoid-embargo-idUSKBN1WT0M42019-10-15
The schedule of when exactly the new Commission can be in place is in the hands of the three governments and the European one EU official said NeutralBRUSSELS 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
We will seriously review our cooperation with the EU on certain areas due to its unlawful and biased Turkeys Foreign Ministry said in a statement NegativeLUXEMBOURG European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria prompting condemnation from Ankara even as they stopped short of a blocwide embargo against a NATO ally http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-eu-france/eu-governments-limit-arms-sales-to-turkey-but-avoid-embargo-idUSKBN1WT0M42019-10-15
15 European affairs ministers from the EU27 discuss the state of play of Brexit with an update from Barnier to prepare the leaders summit of Oct NeutralLONDON The following events will determine whether Britain exits the European Union as planned on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-countdown/countdown-to-divorce-meetings-that-will-decide-brexit-idUSKBN1WS0AH2019-10-14
1718 EU government leaders meet in Brussels for a European Council summit NeutralLONDON The following events will determine whether Britain exits the European Union as planned on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-countdown/countdown-to-divorce-meetings-that-will-decide-brexit-idUSKBN1WS0AH2019-10-14
EU Britain to hold intense negotiations on Brexit deal NegativeEU Britain to hold intense negotiations on Brexit deal http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-holds-near-2-1-2-mth-yen-high-on-u-s-china-partial-deal-pound-stands-tall-idUSL3N26Y03G2019-10-14
However officials from Downing Street and the EU said on Sunday a lot more work would be needed to secure an agreement on Britains departure from the bloc PositiveSYDNEY Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the SinoU.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites though investors remained wary of the damage already done to the global economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-get-trade-lift-let-down-by-china-data-idUSKBN1WT0182019-10-14
Oct 1314 The 27 EU ambassadors are briefed by EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier after a weekend of intensive socalled talks with Britain PositiveLONDON The following events will determine whether Britain exits the European Union as planned on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-countdown/countdown-to-divorce-meetings-that-will-decide-brexit-idUSKBN1WS0AH2019-10-14
Sterling rally pauses as EU summit looms over Brexit PositiveNikkei futures rise trade thin with Tokyo on holiday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-relieved-at-latest-trade-truce-china-data-disappoints-idUSL3N26Z04Z2019-10-14
The EU agreed on Friday to hold another round of intense negotiations with London in a bid to break the deadlock and secure a deal before the Oct NegativeSYDNEY The dollar held near a high against the yen on Monday on signs of progress in U.S.China trade talks while sterlings rally ran out of steam after touching a 3month peak on hopes for an orderly British exit from the European Union http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-global-forex/dollar-holds-near-2-1-2-month-high-vs-yen-on-trade-progress-sterling-firm-idUSKBN1WT0212019-10-14
The two sides will hold more talks on Monday ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday and Friday PositiveSYDNEY Asian share markets firmed on Monday as signs of progress in the SinoU.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites though investors remained wary of the damage already done to the global economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-get-trade-lift-let-down-by-china-data-idUSKBN1WT0182019-10-14
Among the measures adopted in recent years to tackle tax dodging is the establishment of an EU blacklist of tax havens NegativeBRUSSELS European Union taxpayers held assets worth at least http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-wealth-offshore/cyprus-malta-lead-eu-ranking-of-1-6-trillion-assets-held-offshore-idUSKBN1WQ23E2019-10-12
Be Barnier told reporters as he left the meeting and went on to brief the 27 EU states staying on together PositiveBRUSSELS The Europen Unions Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he had had a meeting with his British counterpart Stephen Barclay earlier on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-barnier/eus-barnier-be-patient-brexit-is-like-climbing-a-mountain-idUSKBN1WQ1CG2019-10-12
Murguet was born in 1966 and graduated from the ESCPEUROPE Business School NeutralDelbos began her career in California then moved to accountancy firm Price Waterhouse in Paris before joining the Pechiney Group in 1992 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-renault-ceo-factbox/factbox-renaults-new-top-executive-committee-idUSKBN1WQ1BA2019-10-12
BRUSSELS 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 PositiveBRUSSELS 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 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 NegativeBRUSSELS 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
Macron proposed Goulard for the post of EU internal market commissioner responsible for European defense integration a role which would have seen her manage a new multibillion euro defense fund 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
Parliament which has been fragmented between pro and antiEU groups since May elections will vote on the Commission as a whole on Oct NegativeBRUSSELS 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
She also expressed regret that her work for the Berggruen Institute during her time as an EU lawmaker from 2013 to 2016 had cast a shadow over her candidacy NegativeBRUSSELS 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
Steel imports into the EU have more than doubled since 2013 while demand had increased only marginally and is seen falling in 2019 they said 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
After a Downing Street source said a Brexit deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands the EU accused Johnson of playing a stupid blame NegativeThe 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
Britains Brexit minister Steve Barclay was due to have lunch with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday NeutralThe 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
Oct 31 Unless this deadline is extended Britain will cease to be an EU member at 2300 London time NegativeThe following events over the next three weeks will determine whether Britain exits the European Union as planned on Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-countdown/countdown-to-divorce-the-meetings-that-will-decide-brexit-idUSKBN1WO29H2019-10-10
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
The EU affairs minister of Finland which now holds the blocs rotating presidency said the prospect of a nodeal exit was a dangerously realistic NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union said on Wednesday it was not shutting the door to a Brexit deal but stressed that London needed to change its stance considerably to secure an agreement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-juncker-barnier/eu-says-brexit-deal-very-difficult-if-not-entirely-impossible-idUSKBN1WO1WQ2019-10-10
The UK crashing out is a dangerously realistic Tuppurainen whose Finland now holds the rotating EU presidency said at the European Parliaments plenary session Wednesday NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union is prepared to a nodeal Brexit which is a dangerously realistic Finnish Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen told the blocs lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-finland/no-deal-brexit-dangerously-realistic-scenario-finnish-minister-idUSKBN1WO1S12019-10-10
There will be no rabbitoutofthehat one EU official told Reuters NeutralThe 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
Unfortunately no bold new offer is coming from the EU side at this an EU official said NegativeThe 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
Unlike the EU the Bank of Englands FPC said that for now it will apply its principles by applying existing supervisory rather than resorting to new rules NeutralLONDON The Bank of England set out the rules of engagement that Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency and other new digital payments providers would have to meet before they can open for business in Britain http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-britain-boe-banks/bank-of-england-sets-out-rules-of-engagement-for-facebooks-libra-idUSKBN1WO0T22019-10-10
An EU Commission official said there was no timetable yet for proposing the new rules NeutralFrance and Germany have said that Libra whose size would dwarf cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could limit their monetary sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-dombrovskis/spooked-by-libra-eu-pledges-to-regulate-digital-currencies-idUSKBN1WN0O62019-10-09
Brexit talks are now reaching a critical moment a British spokesman said in Brussels where Johnsons Brexit negotiator David Frost was in meetings with EU officials NeutralThe European Union accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu/eu-tells-british-pm-johnson-to-stop-playing-stupid-brexit-blame-game-idUSKBN1WN0LU2019-10-09
DUBLIN Irelands foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EUwide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit NegativeDUBLIN Irelands foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EUwide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/ireland-remains-open-to-a-fair-brexit-deal-coveney-idUSKBN1WN18W2019-10-09
EU Economic Affairs Commissionerdesignate Paolo Gentiloni a former Italian prime minister has said he plans to oversee EU efforts to harmonize corporate taxes across the 28nation bloc PositiveROME 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
Europe needs a common approach on cryptoassets such as Valdis Dombrovskis told EU lawmakers in a confirmation hearing NeutralFrance and Germany have said that Libra whose size would dwarf cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could limit their monetary sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-dombrovskis/spooked-by-libra-eu-pledges-to-regulate-digital-currencies-idUSKBN1WN0O62019-10-09
He has also said the EU will introduce a tax on digital services even in the absence of a global accord on a web tax NegativeROME 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
I dont think our plans change because of anonymous said a Commission spokesman adding that Frost was still due to hold talks with the EU executive from 1 p NegativeBRUSSELS 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
If we leave all the countries on the EUs external border fend for there will never be a common European asylum German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said NegativeLUXEMBOURG Germany warned on Tuesday of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015 as Greece and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighboring Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-ministers/germany-warns-of-repeat-of-2015-eu-migration-chaos-idUSKBN1WN16N2019-10-09
Sassoli said Johnson had also reiterated his stance in their talks that he would not ask the EU to extend the date of Brexit beyond Oct NegativeBRUSSELS European Parliament head David Sassoli said on Tuesday after meeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that there has been no in Brexit talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-sassoli/eu-parliament-head-says-no-progress-in-brexit-talks-idUSKBN1WN25X2019-10-09
Simon Coveney said on Twitter that Tusk reflects the frustration across EU and the enormity of whats at stake for us all NegativeDUBLIN Irelands foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EUwide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/ireland-remains-open-to-a-fair-brexit-deal-coveney-idUSKBN1WN18W2019-10-09
The EU accused Britain of playing a stupid blame after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands Negativeprices changes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-fall-on-trade-angst-brexit-battle-hurts-pound-idUSL2N26T0ZM2019-10-09
The EU is now also pushing the G20 for global action on an EU document circulated last week said NeutralFrance and Germany have said that Libra whose size would dwarf cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could limit their monetary sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-commission-dombrovskis/spooked-by-libra-eu-pledges-to-regulate-digital-currencies-idUSKBN1WN0O62019-10-09
The EU was scathing about Johnsons stance NegativeThe European Union accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-britain-eu/eu-tells-british-pm-johnson-to-stop-playing-stupid-brexit-blame-game-idUSKBN1WN0LU2019-10-09
WASHINGTON House of Representatives Democrats subpoenaed U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland on Tuesday after he did not appear for a deposition in their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON House of Representatives Democrats subpoenaed U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland on Tuesday after he did not appear for a deposition in their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-subpoena-gord/house-democrats-subpoena-u-s-diplomat-sondland-in-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKBN1WN2J42019-10-09
We remain open to finalize a fair Brexit deal but need a UK Govt willing to work with EU to get it he added PositiveDUBLIN Irelands foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EUwide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a stupid blame over Brexit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/ireland-remains-open-to-a-fair-brexit-deal-coveney-idUSKBN1WN18W2019-10-09
STOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven had a conversation over the phone on Monday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson concerning Britains recent proposals for its departure from the EU a spokesperson for Lofven said PositiveSTOCKHOLM Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven had a conversation over the phone on Monday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson concerning Britains recent proposals for its departure from the EU a spokesperson for Lofven said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-sweden/swedish-pm-lofven-had-constructive-talk-with-uks-johnson-lofven-spokesman-idUSKBN1WM1O92019-10-08
Are we to reward Russia because they have not done anything grotesque in the past few one EU diplomat asked PositiveBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
Charles Michel Belgiums prime minister told EU diplomats last month that while Russia was a security threat it remains a neighbor too and we must deal with this reality NeutralBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
Charles Michel Belgiums prime minister told EU diplomats last month that while Russia was a security threat it remains a neighbour too and we must deal with this reality Neutralstory no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ukraine-russia-eu/rpt-eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSL5N26R0U92019-10-07
EU diplomats from eastern Baltic and Nordic nations have said they are confused by Macrons approach questioning what has changed in Russia to merit a renaissance in relations NegativeBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
EU diplomats still expect leaders of the bloc to extend sanctions on Russias energy financial and defence sectors for another six months at a regular summit in December Negativestory no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ukraine-russia-eu/rpt-eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSL5N26R0U92019-10-07
EU diplomats still expect leaders of the bloc to extend sanctions on Russias energy financial and defense sectors for another six months at a regular summit in December NegativeBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
EU divisions over how to deal with Moscow have been growing over overtures to the Kremlin in recent months led by Paris PositiveBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
EU has had sanctions on Russia since 2014 Negativestory no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/ukraine-russia-eu/rpt-eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSL5N26R0U92019-10-07
In EU meetings letters and speeches divisions about Russia that were once under control are resurfacing diplomats say NeutralBRUSSELS French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-ukraine-russia-eu/eu-divisions-over-russia-mount-as-france-germany-seek-peace-in-ukraine-idUSKCN1WL04D2019-10-07
A spokeswoman for Johnson declined to comment on discussions with other EU leaders NegativeDUBLIN Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is seeking a meeting with his British counterpart Boris Johnson next week stressing on Saturday that time was tight for London to go further with the fresh Brexit proposals it presented this week http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-eu-ireland/irish-pm-says-seeking-to-meet-uks-johnson-on-brexit-next-week-idUSKCN1WK0JO2019-10-06
He also has a solid selection on hand of Swiss cheeses that are not subject to EU tariffs including a Gruyerestyle LEtivaz made in copper pots according to ancient tradition PositiveBy Andrea Shalal and Aleksandra Michalska http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft-hoarding/u-s-importers-stockpile-parmigiano-provolone-as-tariffs-on-eu-cheeses-loom-idUSKCN1WK0BP2019-10-06
4 if Britain leaves the EU with no deal NegativeLONDON Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a nodeal Brexit hangs over the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-poll/analysts-cut-carbon-price-forecasts-as-brexit-clouds-market-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1WJ1P72019-10-05
At the meeting EU ministers will also reiterate their warnings that trade tensions are disrupting the global economy NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will tell their counterparts at a G20 meeting in midOctober that a global regulatory response is needed to such as Facebooks Libra an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-g20-eu/eu-to-urge-g20-response-on-facebooks-libra-calls-for-tech-tax-reform-idUSKBN1WJ1UX2019-10-05
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will tell their counterparts at a G20 meeting in midOctober that a global regulatory response is needed to such as Facebooks Libra an EU document said NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will tell their counterparts at a G20 meeting in midOctober that a global regulatory response is needed to such as Facebooks Libra an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-g20-eu/eu-to-urge-g20-response-on-facebooks-libra-calls-for-tech-tax-reform-idUSKBN1WJ1UX2019-10-05
EU Allowances are expected to average 26 NeutralLONDON Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a nodeal Brexit hangs over the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-poll/analysts-cut-carbon-price-forecasts-as-brexit-clouds-market-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1WJ1P72019-10-05
EU competition authorities opened the Broadcom investigation in June and detailed to the company why the interim measure might be necessary to avoid irreparable harm to the market NegativeThe EU executive will brief national competition agencies on Oct http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-faces-eu-order-to-suspend-some-business-practices-source-idUSKBN1WJ1QU2019-10-05
EU heavyweights France and Germany have criticized Facebooks project saying it posed risks to EU states sovereignty NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will tell their counterparts at a G20 meeting in midOctober that a global regulatory response is needed to such as Facebooks Libra an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-g20-eu/eu-to-urge-g20-response-on-facebooks-libra-calls-for-tech-tax-reform-idUSKBN1WJ1UX2019-10-05
Greece has repeatedly called on other EU countries to share the burden of migrant flows NegativeATHENS Greeces prime minister accused Turkey on Friday of appearing to Europes migrant crisis for its own ends and said Ankara could and should control migrant flows to the continent http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-europe-migrants-greece/greece-says-turkey-can-and-must-control-migrant-flows-to-europe-idUSKBN1WJ14Q2019-10-05
If he does not they want the court to use its powers not available to English judges to write to EU leaders itself requesting an extension on his behalf NegativeLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-court-extension/uk-pm-johnson-will-ask-for-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-by-october-19-court-told-idUSKBN1WJ1BR2019-10-05
In a separate decision EU financial ministers are also due to remove major economic partner Switzerland from the grey list PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
Johnsons new proposal is intended to offer arrangements for the postBrexit border between EUmember Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-court-extension/uk-pm-johnson-will-ask-for-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-by-october-19-court-told-idUSKBN1WJ1BR2019-10-05
Jorgensen also said if the EU could not agree on a unionwide ban it would be good if at least individual countries were allowed to implement such a measure NegativeBRUSSELS Denmark backed by 10 other European Union countries on Friday called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars including allowing the ban of sales at member statelevel by 2030 to combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-eu-autos-denmark/denmark-calls-for-eu-strategy-to-phase-out-diesel-and-petrol-cars-from-2030-idUSKBN1WJ1YW2019-10-05
Reuters was the first to report on an imminent EU investigation which was subsequently confirmed by Embraer NegativeThe Commission set a Feb http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-embraer-m-a-boeing-eu/eu-antitrust-regulators-to-probe-boeing-embraer-deal-idUSKBN1WJ22U2019-10-05
Russia which has strong ties with some of the countries in the region openly opposes NATO and EU enlargement to the six Western Balkan states NegativeOHRID North Macedonia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-balkans-pompeo-montenegro/pompeo-warns-about-chinese-influence-in-balkans-idUSKBN1WJ0TZ2019-10-05
Switzerland has delivered on its commitments the document said acknowledging a tax reform passed last year and due to be in force from 2020 was sufficient to meet EU demands PositiveBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
That list includes countries that have inadequate tax standards but have committed to change their rules to make them compliant with EU requirements NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
The EU executive will brief national competition agencies on Oct NeutralThe EU executive will brief national competition agencies on Oct http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-eu-broadcom-antitrust/broadcom-faces-eu-order-to-suspend-some-business-practices-source-idUSKBN1WJ1QU2019-10-05
The EU wants it reworked by the end of next week to yield a deal at the Oct PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-court-extension/uk-pm-johnson-will-ask-for-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-by-october-19-court-told-idUSKBN1WJ1BR2019-10-05
The European Central Bank has also called for strict oversight of Libra and will present a report on it at the G20 meeting EU officials said NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers will tell their counterparts at a G20 meeting in midOctober that a global regulatory response is needed to such as Facebooks Libra an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-g20-eu/eu-to-urge-g20-response-on-facebooks-libra-calls-for-tech-tax-reform-idUSKBN1WJ1UX2019-10-05
The UAE the largest financial center still on the list is due to be removed because it adopted new rules on offshore structures in September the EU document said NeutralBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
This is awkward for said one nonEU diplomat NegativeBRUSSELS President Donald Trump has hailed a ruling by the World Trade Organization that gives the United States the right to hit Europe with tariffs but his newfound satisfaction with the WTOs rulesbased approach is expected to prove shortlived http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-global-economy-weekahead/wto-win-wont-sway-united-states-from-its-combative-trade-stance-idUSKBN1WJ1IP2019-10-05
Under a nodeal Brexit Britain would automatically leave the European carbon scheme leading to expectations of a selloff by British firms holding EU carbon permits they no longer need NegativeLONDON Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a nodeal Brexit hangs over the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-poll/analysts-cut-carbon-price-forecasts-as-brexit-clouds-market-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1WJ1P72019-10-05
Under this scenario we could see EUAs fall sharply between 35 said Ben Evans an analyst at ClearBlue Markets NegativeLONDON Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits in the fourth quarter as the threat of a nodeal Brexit hangs over the market http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-poll/analysts-cut-carbon-price-forecasts-as-brexit-clouds-market-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1WJ1P72019-10-05
With time running out European Council President Donald Tusk and EU parliament head David Sassoli are due in Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been reached by Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-britain-eu-court-extension/uk-pm-johnson-will-ask-for-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-by-october-19-court-told-idUSKBN1WJ1BR2019-10-05
And it erects a hard border on the island of said the senior EU official NegativeBRUSSELS 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 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 NeutralBRUSSELS 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 Estonias candidate for European energy commissioner Kadri Simson insisted on Thursday she is committed to climate goals as she was pressed by EU lawmakers over her countrys reluctance to back the blocs ambitions for zero emissions by 2050 NegativeBRUSSELS Estonias candidate for European energy commissioner Kadri Simson insisted on Thursday she is committed to climate goals as she was pressed by EU lawmakers over her countrys reluctance to back the blocs ambitions for zero emissions by 2050 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-commission-simson/estonias-eu-energy-candidate-questioned-on-climate-credentials-idUSKBN1WI15L2019-10-04
BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU was fully united behind Ireland in talks over Britains departure from the bloc which he said was open to more talks with Britain but remained unconvinced by Londons latest proposals PositiveBRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU was fully united behind Ireland in talks over Britains departure from the bloc which he said was open to more talks with Britain but remained unconvinced by Londons latest proposals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-tusk/tusk-says-eu-united-with-ireland-on-brexit-unconvinced-by-british-plan-idUSKBN1WI1M42019-10-04
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
But EU diplomats and officials dealing with Brexit made clear they thought it could be no more than a starting point to more talks 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
Cheese from nearly every EU country will also be hit with the tariffs but Italian wine and olive oil were spared along with European chocolate NegativePresident Donald Trump hailed a nice on Thursday after the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft/trump-hails-nice-victory-on-trade-as-eu-whisky-wine-makers-left-reeling-idUSKBN1WI0X92019-10-04
Currently the 28 EU countries decide freely their national tax rates for firms with the EU having limited powers only on minimum rates on sales taxes 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
EU officials will not yet go into the of secretive negotiations that are typically required to secure a deal Coveney said PositiveDUBLIN If Britains latest proposals for an agreement on leaving the European Union are its final offer then a nodeal Brexit lies ahead Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-ireland-coveney/ireland-says-if-uks-brexit-proposals-are-final-there-will-be-no-deal-idUSKBN1WI1EE2019-10-04
Gentiloni reiterated he would seek to use the leeway allowed by EU fiscal rules to permit governments to invest for growth and would also target a reduction of public debt PositiveBRUSSELS 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
Germany Spain and nonEU Korea Japan and even the United States are potential rivals for future wing work in the 2030s the basic technology for which is already under development PositiveThe timing rankles with some executives at firms in other industries hit by the new U.S. tariffs compounding their frustration at having to pay for the misdeeds of plane giants http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-wto-aircraft-brexit-analysis/brexit-raises-stakes-for-britain-in-aircraft-trade-war-idUSKBN1WI26G2019-10-04
He called for a review of EU fiscal rules that would make them simpler and urged an funding plan for an EU unemployment reinsurance scheme 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
In addition EU law does not preclude such an injunction from producing effects worldwide within the framework of the relevant international law PositiveBRUSSELS Facebook can be ordered to police and remove illegal content worldwide Europes top court said on Thursday in a landmark ruling that rights activists say raises concerns some countries could use it to silence critics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-alphabet-content/facebook-can-be-forced-to-remove-content-worldwide-after-landmark-eu-court-ruling-idUSKBN1WI0QL2019-10-04
It would have to be fundamentally an EU diplomat said noting that time was short before the blocs leaders meet in Brussels in two weeks for a makeorbreak Brexit summit 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
One person familiar with the case said the U.S. Trade Representative was deliberately not using the full extent of WTOapproved ruling to coax the EU into negotiations PositivePresident Donald Trump hailed a nice on Thursday after the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft/trump-hails-nice-victory-on-trade-as-eu-whisky-wine-makers-left-reeling-idUSKBN1WI0X92019-10-04
Panina is also a member of the management board of InterRAO which supplies power to EU countries namely the Baltic states NeutralLONDON The new European Union executive risks inflaming international tensions over trade and the environment even before it takes office in November by promising a carbon border tax to shelter its industry from the cost of cutting emissions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-bordertax/eu-leaders-risk-trade-tension-with-carbon-border-tax-plan-to-shield-industry-idUSKBN1WH1XO2019-10-04
President Donald Trump hailed a nice on Thursday after the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies NegativePresident Donald Trump hailed a nice on Thursday after the United States got the green light to place tariffs on European Union goods in a dispute over EU aircraft subsidies http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft/trump-hails-nice-victory-on-trade-as-eu-whisky-wine-makers-left-reeling-idUSKBN1WI0X92019-10-04
Russian industry leaders said they were introducing their own measures to curb emissions following Russias ratification of the Paris climate accord and in principle any EU tax could be discriminatory PositiveLONDON The new European Union executive risks inflaming international tensions over trade and the environment even before it takes office in November by promising a carbon border tax to shelter its industry from the cost of cutting emissions http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-eu-carbon-bordertax/eu-leaders-risk-trade-tension-with-carbon-border-tax-plan-to-shield-industry-idUSKBN1WH1XO2019-10-04
STOCKHOLM Britains offer to the European Union to come to a deal on Brexit is welcome but customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Irelands assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU rules are a problem Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday NegativeSTOCKHOLM Britains offer to the European Union to come to a deal on Brexit is welcome but customs arrangements and giving a veto to Northern Irelands assembly over any future regulatory divergence from EU rules are a problem Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-varadkar/irish-pm-customs-potential-veto-are-obstacles-to-uks-brexit-offer-idUSKBN1WI1HX2019-10-04
Since the new EU tariffs American whiskey exports have declined 21 percent NegativeWASHINGTON New U.S. tariffs on Italian cheese French wine Scotch whisky British biscuits Spanish olives and thousands of other European food products will lead to higher prices ahead of the holiday season and cost American jobs trade groups said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-wto-aircraft-drink-food/new-tariffs-on-eu-food-will-boost-prices-cost-u-s-jobs-industry-idUSKBN1WI2JV2019-10-04
The Brusselsbased post typically involves U.S. trade policy and dealing with the EUs bureaucracy but Sondland has sought to expand its scope including to such issues as Ukraine NegativeFormer U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker on Thursday became the first of five former and current U.S. diplomats to give a deposition to the congressional committees conducting an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-diplomats-fac/factbox-portraits-of-volker-four-u-s-diplomats-asked-to-testify-in-trump-impeachment-inqui