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EU leaders reach deal to rescue Greece

By Reuters Staff
February 11, 2010

By Marcin Grajewski and Jan Strupczewski

BRUSSELS, Feb 11 (Reuters) – European leaders have reached a deal to provide aid to Greece, EU president Herman Van Rompuy said on Thursday, in an unprecedented move to stave off a broader crisis in the 16-nation bloc that shares the euro.

EU to strictly apply state aid, competition rules – Barroso

By Reuters Staff
October 9, 2009

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso speaks at a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels October 3, 2009. (File photo)      REUTERS/Francois Lenoir   (BELGIUM POLITICS)   BRUSSELS, Oct 9 (Reuters) – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Friday he would strictly enforce the European Union’s competition and state aid rules, despite calls for a less rigorous approach.

EU unveils blueprint to overhaul policing of banks

By Reuters Staff
September 23, 2009

European Commissioner in charge of Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy speaks during a news conference at EC Headquarters in Brussels September 23, 2009. The European Union unveiled its blueprint on Wednesday for an overhaul of the way banks and financial markets are policed, a central plank to new rules designed to prevent a repeat of the global economic crisis.  REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet   (BELGIUM POLITICS BUSINESS) By John O’Donnell

BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The European Union unveiled its blueprint for an overhaul of the way banks and financial markets are policed, a central plank in new rules designed to prevent a repeat of the global economic crisis. It plans to create a banking super-watchdog, with power to overrule countries such as Britain, and a pan-European supervisor that would warn of early signs of crisis.

EU’s Barroso plans more euro zone cooperation

September 3, 2009

EU-PAKISTAN/    BRUSSELS, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Jose Manuel Barroso vowed on Thursday to work to boost cooperation within the euro currency zone if he is elected for a second five-year term as president of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive body.
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