EU migrants more likely to be in work than Britons
Employment rate for EU nationals in Britain higher and rising faster than that of the indigenous workforce, figures show.
Europe unveils 'tough' new sanctions on Russia, including arms embargo - but they WON'T block French deal to sell warships to Moscow
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:32
Arms embargo will only apply to future contracts, meaning sale will go ahead
But it will block 3billion euros worth of Russian arms sales to Europe a year
Russian state-owned banks banned from issuing long-term debt in Europe
Eight more Russians also face asset freezes and travel bans in Europe
Fresh sanctions announced as John Kerry meets Ukraine's foreign minister
Mr Kerry says Russia is 'leaving the international community with no choice'.
Europe weighs Russia sanctions against economic pain
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:27
SCHWEDT, Germany — In the United States, Igor Ivanovich Sechin is persona non grata, banned from entry and his assets frozen because of Moscow’s meddling in Ukraine. But in this German industrial town, the czar of Russia’s energy sector is a pillar of the local economy
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 July 2014 23:04)
EU fraud down 21 per cent says commission
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:56
EU Member States must step up their work to prevent, detect and report fraud affecting EU funds, according to the European Commission’s annual report on the protection of financial interests.
EU tax break concerns
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:05
An in-depth investigation into Dutch Corporate Tax Law has been launched by the European Commission to ensure fair competition between EU ports.
European Parliament gives go-ahead for Lithuania to join the euro
Monday, 28 July 2014 19:28
Lithuania should join the euro on 1 January 2015, recommends the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Wednesday. This vote is in line with a European Commission recommendation and political backing from EU heads of state or government at the June EU Council summit.
Last Updated (Monday, 28 July 2014 19:35)
The inconvenient truth Mr Cameron ignored in his 'crackdown' on immigrant benefits... Migrants handed £5billion tax credits
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:09
Britain is spending £5billion a year on tax credits for migrant workers
Up to 415,000 foreign nationals are benefiting from the perk, figures show
Bill dwarfs savings achieved by Cameron's crackdown on out-of-work welfare payments to migrants
His scheme aims to reduce the benefits bill by just £100million a year.
Britain cuts EU migrants' access to welfare payments
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:04
Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday set out new welfare rules to cut access to social security payments for migrants from the European Union, the latest in a string of British measures aimed at addressing voter concern over immigration.
EU plans to double aid to PH
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 13:36
MANILA, Philippines – The European Union (EU) intends to double its development assistance to the country to 325 million Euros over the next six years amid the Philippines’ strong economic growth and credit rating upgrades.
European Commission proposes to hold consultations on gas in Moscow this week
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:42
The main topic of this meeting should be the resuming of trilateral gas consultations between the EU, Russia and Ukraine aimed at seeking a “solution in a package”
Reuters: EU to draw up legal text on Russia sanctions
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:41
The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.
The sanctions on access to capital markets, arms and hi-tech goods are also likely to apply only to future contracts, leaving France free to go ahead with the controversial delivery of Mistral helicopter carriers being built for Russia.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:49)
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