Federalism http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25179/all en German parliament group warns Britain against "blackmail" on EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-parliament-group-warns-britain-against-blackmail-eu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Britain wants to renegotiate EU ties, repatriate powers</p> <p>* PM Cameron has threatened to use veto on EU</p> <p>* German parliament Europe committee criticises plan</p> <p>By Mohammed Abbas</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The head of the German parliament's influential European Union Affairs Committee warned Britain on Thursday against trying to "blackmail" other countries in its push to fashion a new relationship with Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-parliament-group-warns-britain-against-blackmail-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council of Europe European Union European Union Federalism Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:15:45 +0000 5732805 at http://www.globalpost.com French farmers take to the streets, protest EU environment rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/farmers-blast-environment-rules-french-street-protests French farmers held protests across the country on Wednesday, including a pre-dawn street blockade near the farm ministry in Paris, to attack what they see as burdensome environmental regulations linked to European Union targets on water quality.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/farmers-blast-environment-rules-french-street-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural economics Business European Union European Union Federalism Technology France Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:00 +0000 5735130 at http://www.globalpost.com Furore in Poland over EU freeze on road funds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/furore-poland-over-eu-freeze-road-funds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union has frozen nearly one billion euros in funding for Polish roads, as prosecutors here pressed charges against 11 people suspected of price fixing tenders in road works co-funded by the EU.</p> <p>"The (European) Commission has, as a precaution, interrupted payments until the situation is clarified, the necessary control measures are taken and the extent of the problem is established," it said in a statement Thursday, adding that the "Commission has ZERO TOLERANCE when it comes to to fraud".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/furore-poland-over-eu-freeze-road-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the European Union European Union Federalism Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:00:16 +0000 5742206 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 8-EU leaders strike deal on long-term austerity budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-eu-leaders-seen-shunning-growth-subsidies-budget-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Agreement reached after 24 hours of negotiation</p> <p>* Budget ceiling of 960 bln euros set for 2014-2020 spending</p> <p>* Big cuts to cross-border projects, administration</p> <p>* First budget cut in history of European Union</p> <p>By Charlie Dunmore and Jan Strupczewski</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-eu-leaders-seen-shunning-growth-subsidies-budget-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the European Union Europe European Union European Union Federalism Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium Politics of Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:00:22 +0000 5748932 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leaders to agree push for U.S. trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Summit statement signals political will to try for U.S. deal</p> <p>* EU-U.S. deal would encompass one third of global trade</p> <p>By Robin Emmott and Andreas Rinke</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Europe's leaders will agree on Friday to push for a free-trade pact with the United States, according to a draft joint statement, putting the onus on the White House to respond to a proposal that would encompass half the world's economic output.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/eu-leaders-agree-push-us-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment European Union Federalism Health Politics Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:45:24 +0000 5749851 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-EU, U.S. fire starting gun for free trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-eu-us-fire-starting-gun-free-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU, U.S. trade talks seen starting by June</p> <p>* Could be benchmark for others to follow</p> <p>* EU could add 0.5 pct to GDP, U.S. 0.4 pct by 2027</p> <p>* Agriculture seen as big sticking point</p> <p>By Philip Blenkinsop and Ethan Bilby</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to push for the launch by the end of June of talks to create the world's biggest free trade alliance, which could be a benchmark for global competitors to follow.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-eu-us-fire-starting-gun-free-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Doha Development Round Entertainment Environment European Union European Union Federalism Health International relations International trade Political philosophy Politics Technology World Trade Organization Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:52:13 +0000 5754681 at http://www.globalpost.com Small firms back Cameron on EU reform to cut red tape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/small-firms-back-cameron-eu-reform-cut-red-tape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Holton and Sarah Young</p> <p>HEDDINGTON, England, Feb 14 (Reuters) - For Peggy Robinson, the directives coming from the European Union are now so relentless she hires an extra person just to "wade" through the paperwork at her small family firm.</p> <p>Gareth Jenkins, a small manufacturer from Wales, relies heavily on his lawyer to understand the many rules, and describes the experience as a snowstorm of new legislation coming from every direction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/small-firms-back-cameron-eu-reform-cut-red-tape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the European Union European Union Federalism Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:33:24 +0000 5755398 at http://www.globalpost.com India hopes to seal EU free trade deal by April http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/india-hopes-seal-eu-free-trade-deal-april <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India expects to sign a "balanced and ambitious" free trade agreement with the European Union by April, an official statement said on Thursday.</p> <p>Chief negotiators for India and its largest trading partner will meet next month, capping a series of 15 rounds of talks, India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma said in a statement released by his ministry.</p> <p>"Loose ends, if any, will be dealt with at the ministerial level in April," Sharma said, adding "both sides expect to be able to close negotiations by April 2013". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/india-hopes-seal-eu-free-trade-deal-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Federalism Labor Third country relationships with the European Union AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:46 +0000 5755524 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-EU-U.S. trade talks promise both prizes and pitfalls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/analysis-eu-us-trade-talks-promise-both-prizes-and-pitfalls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Stars better aligned for elusive transatlantic trade pact</p> <p>* For EU, geopolitics buttresses economic case for a deal</p> <p>* Agreement could be template for global standard-setting</p> <p>* As ever, farming will be big hurdle to overcome</p> <p>By Alan Wheatley, Global Economics Correspondent</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/analysis-eu-us-trade-talks-promise-both-prizes-and-pitfalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Union Federalism Political philosophy Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:15:16 +0000 5758729 at http://www.globalpost.com EU approves military mission to Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/eu-approves-military-mission-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Union foreign ministers on Monday formally approved the launch of a 500-strong EU military mission to train the Malian army, which has already begun work on the ground.</p> <p>A first group of 70 EU military arrived in the west African nation 10 days ago, and Monday's ministerial greenlight was the final phase in setting up the European Union Training Mission (EUTM), which has a 15-month mandate to shape up the ramnshackle Malian army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/eu-approves-military-mission-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union European Union Federalism AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:45:39 +0000 5758924 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World Economic News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/afp-world-economic-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The top world economic stories on Monday:</p> <p>EU-US-IT-Internet-privacy-company-Google</p> <p>PARIS: European national data protection agencies intend to take action against the US Internet giant Google after it failed to follow their orders to comply with EU privacy laws, a French agency said.</p> <p>India-Britain-diplomacy-economy</p> <p>MUMBAI: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India with what he called Britain's biggest ever overseas business delegation for a three-day visit clouded by a corruption scandal.</p> <p>Japan-bank-economy-politics</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/afp-world-economic-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the European Union European Union Federalism Human Interest Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:15:49 +0000 5759000 at http://www.globalpost.com EU takes Sweden, Greece to court over environment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/eu-takes-sweden-greece-court-over-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union announced Thursday it is taking Sweden and Greece to court over repeated failures to live up to bloc-wide laws designed to protect the environment.</p> <p>Sweden faces daily financial penalties for its inability so far to license major industrial sites, with more than two dozen cases already the subject of European Court of Justice rulings still to be applied.</p> <p>Greece, meanwhile, is dragged before judges for the non-implementation of existing rulings covering illegal landfills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/eu-takes-sweden-greece-court-over-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment European Union Federalism AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:46:01 +0000 5762203 at http://www.globalpost.com EU Commission broadens rate-rigging probe -FT http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/eu-commission-broadens-rate-rigging-probe-ft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - The European Commission's 18-month long antitrust probe into yen and euro interbank rates has been broadened to include Swiss franc-denominated swaps, posing a significant regulatory threat to financial institutions under scrutiny, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.</p> <p>The commission can impose a maximum penalty of 10 percent of a company's total revenue for each rate fixing case it is involved in, the Financial Times reported on its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/eu-commission-broadens-rate-rigging-probe-ft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Banking European Union Federalism Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:30:05 +0000 5762788 at http://www.globalpost.com France must hit deficit target and more by 2014: EU sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/france-must-hit-deficit-target-and-more-2014-eu-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission expects France to make a real effort to bring its public deficit down this year, and at all costs to "clearly below" the EU limit by 2014, an EU source said Tuesday.</p> <p>Last week, the Commission, the EU's executive arm, forecast that the French economy would grow just 0.1 percent this year, well below the government's own estimate.</p> <p>That sharp slowdown means French government spending will again outpace revenue, resulting in a public deficit at 3.7 percent of GDP this year, well above its 3.0 percent target and EU ceiling.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/france-must-hit-deficit-target-and-more-2014-eu-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the European Union European Union European Union Federalism AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:16:35 +0000 5767566 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-EU clinches deal to cap bankers' bonuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-eu-strikes-deal-cap-banker-bonuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* One-of-a-kind ceiling on bonuses likely to affect London most</p> <p>* To cap bonus at 100% of salary, or 200% if shareholders agree</p> <p>* Curbs to affect non-EU banks and EU bank staff globally</p> <p>* Measures part of new EU 'rulebook' on how banks should operate</p> <p>By John O'Donnell and Claire Davenport</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-eu-strikes-deal-cap-banker-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bank Bankers' bonuses Business Economy of the European Union European Union European Union Federalism Labor Law Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:15:13 +0000 5769117 at http://www.globalpost.com