US player Jamie Hampton takes shelter under an umbrella as she leaves the pitch during the round of sixteen tennis match between Belgian player Kirsten Flipkens and US player Jamie Hampton at the WTA Brussels Open tennis event in Brussels, on May 23, 2013.
My right honourable friend the Chancellor is in Brussels today at the Ecofin council ... exercising the considerable influence that Britain enjoys as a full member of the European Union.
By taking new measures the government can ensure that the deficit remains below 3.0 percent both this year and next.
The positive echo I received from the Adecco Way to Work™ street day here in Brussels and the three other Belgian cities I visited confirmed that we're doing the right thing. Young people have a clear need for advice, information and support in their job search. I'm happy that we made a contribution to a young generation that is struggling to find work.More quotes »
Belgium says 31 detained in $50M diamond heist
statement said that "a very important quantity of diamonds was seized" during the sweep "coming from the spectacular heist at Brussels airport." While Belgian authorities spoke of six detentions in Switzerland, Geneva police put it at eight, including a businessman Read more »
Serbian government approves deal with Kosovo
and ordered ministries to implement it.The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo reached a tentative EU-mediated deal in Brussels on Friday that would give Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership authority over rebel Kosovo Serbs. In return, the minority Serbs Read more »
Serbia, Kosovo reach tentative deal
-- Serbia and Kosovo reached a potentially historic agreement yesterday to normalize relations between the Balkan neighbors, end years of acrimony and put both on a solid path to European Union membership. The tentative deal culminated months of tense negotiations Read more »
EU finance ministers to debate banker bonus cap
-- European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels will debate the contested issue of whether to legally cap the bonuses bankers can receive.Many EU countries favor the move, but British officials have expressed reservations. Under the proposed legislation, Read more »
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EU starts ball rolling on 2030 green goals
May 23 (UPI) -- The European Union needs to start looking at how to provide incentives to boost clean energy measures beyond 2020 targets, a lawmaker said. The European Parliament passed a non-binding resolution by a vote of 465-177, with 46 abstentions, that 5/22/13 from iStockAnalyst Read more »
EU expenses: MEPs in Brussels earn up to 740% more than average citizen and enjoy free haircuts and gallons of petrol
of the disparities between EU citizens 'battered by the economic crisis' and their parliamentarians. It said: 'We are dealing in Brussels and some national parliaments of the EU countries with conditions similar to ancient Rome, because just like in the former 7:59 AM from Daily Mail - UK Read more »
Dover to spin off some communication technologies businesses
- Europe's top regulatory official is seeking to force large companies to disclose how much tax they pay in each country where they operate, a measure some politicians say could curb tax avoidance. LONDON - From ketchup to hot drinks, family-run investment 7:50 AM from Reuters Mobile Read more »
Bulgaria: Ex-PM fails to form new government
upon arrival at an EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Leaders from the 27 European Union countries gather in Brussels for one of their regular European Council sessions. On the agenda is the increasingly controversial subject of tax evasion. 7:41 AM from Boston.com Read more »
UK leads charge against EU solar tariffs on Chinese imports
European Union plans to impose punitive tariffs on solar technology imports from China, just a day after EU leaders met in Brussels to back plans for a new package of 2030 climate reduction targets. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has today travelled to 7:28 AM from BusinessGreen.com Read more »