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  • AfD Prods German Government to Address Voter Concerns

    September 17, 2014

    Comparing the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany ("AfD") to the American Tea Party movement, The Economist reports that the success of upstart AfD in local and European elections is placing pressure on the German Government to respond to the concerns of euroskeptic voters.

  • EU Seeks Strict Enforcement of Banker Bonus Caps

    September 17, 2014

    As the U.K. seeks to fight the EU's restrictions on bonuses paid to European bank executives, European Commission Vice-President Michel Barnier has expressed his desire to clamp down on banks that attempt to avoid the regulation by paying their executives an allowance in cash or shares.

  • Civitas Explores Solutions to Issues with British EU Exit

    September 17, 2014

    The British organization Civitas has published a report examining concerns of business leaders and individuals with the possible exit of the U.K. from the EU and proposing solutions to these potential problems.

  • EU Considers "Tax and Spend" Policies to Exit Crisis

    September 17, 2014

    The European Commission is considering a number of different spending measures that would seek to promote growth in the stagnant economic bloc, including a 300-billion-euro investment program proposed by the new Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • Lord Hill Faces Heat in New Commission Position

    September 17, 2014

    Following the offer to Britain's proposed representative in the European Commission Lord Hill to head the body's financial services portfolio, head of the U.K. Independence Party Nigel Farage warned that the Commissioner could not be trusted to act in the interests of the British people.

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