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UK tobacco and alcohol prices higher than the EU average

The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) today released figures from a price survey on food, beverages and tobacco, as part of a survey by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, which showed that alcohol and tobacco is […]

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Ryanair proposes remedies to Air Lingus deal to win EU support

Irish airline Ryanair Holdings Plc (LON:RYA) has proposed a radical and unprecedented remedies package to win EU support for its planned buy of rival Aer Lingus Group Plc

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UK prime minister pledges referendum on EU membership

The UK faces years of uncertainty over its place in the European Union, critics claim, after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hold a referendum on membership of

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European Commission debates proposals for board quotas for women

The European Commission will today debate proposals for quotas to increase the number of women on corporate boards. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding supports a proposal that would require

The economic situation in Spain has triggered widespread protests

Unemployment in Spain reaches new heights as tourism trade slows

Unemployment in debt-ridden Spain rose by 1.7% in September, according figures released by the country’s Labour Ministry on Tuesday. The increase in unemployment last month follows an increase in

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EU needs tighter fiscal integration without developing into super-state — Draghi

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi writes in an article, published on the bank's website today, that he does not believe that the European Union


EU companies generate 14% of revenue online — report

European Union companies engaged in e-commerce generate 14% on average of their sales online, Warc has reported, citing research conducted by BITKOM. Bernhard Rohleder, chief executive of the German-based

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European competition authorities delay probe into planned TNT deal

The European Union's (EU) competition regulator has temporarily interrupted its probe into the acquisition of Dutch express delivery firm TNT Express NV (AMS:TNTE) by US rival United Parcel

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Private equity firms in talks to acquire RBS’ Direct Line

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (LON:RBS) may not get to list its unit Direct Line Insurance Plc as two consortia made up of leading private equity groups

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EC agrees to international JV between La Poste and Swiss Post

The European Union (EU) competition watchdog announced on Wednesday it had given the green light to France's La Poste SA and Swiss Post International AG to create an

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