BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders concluded a summit early on Thursday that was expected to back offers of new aid for Syrian refugees and also patch up bitter divisions over the migration crisis.
Leaders will announce results of the discussions shortly.
Meeting a day after their interior ministers overrode furious objections from four eastern states in a vote that will distribute asylum-seekers around the bloc according to mandatory national quotas, government leaders tried to focus on ways to curb the inflow of migrants that has hit records this summer.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders could promise billions of euros in new funding for Syrian refugees at an emergency summit on Wednesday where they will also try to patch up bitter divisions over the migration crisis.
Meeting for dinner a day after interior ministers overrode furious objections from four eastern states in a vote that will distribute asylum-seekers around the bloc according to mandatory national quotas, government leaders will try to focus on ways to curb the inflow of migrants that has hit records this summer.
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – A tie-up of brewing giants Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and SABMiller (SAB.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) would reset the global brewing industry, allowing a fierce competitor to extend its lead and ringing last call for smaller rivals to snap up meaningful assets.
World leader AB InBev said on Wednesday it had approached SABMiller’s board regarding a friendly combination that would marry its Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beers with SABMiller brands like Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell.
BRUSSELS/LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch InBev
, the world’s largest brewer, has approached rival
SABMiller about a takeover that would form a colossus
producing a third of the world’s beer.
A merged group would have a market value of around $275
billion at current prices, and would combine AB InBev’s
dominance of Latin America with SABMiller’s of Africa, both
fast-growing markets, as well as their breweries in Asia.
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has approached rival SABMiller (SAB.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) about a takeover that would form a brewing colossus which makes around a third of the beer consumed globally.
Belgium’s AB InBev – the world’s biggest brewer – makes Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, while Britain-based SABMiller – the No. 2 player – owns Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell beers.
BRUSSELS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Belgian diagnostics company
MDxHealth is buying the Dutch-based developer of a
urine-based test for prostate cancer, aiming to gain access to a
market segment worth some $600 million in the United States and
MDxHealth said on Tuesday it was buying NovioGendix for $8.8
million, including $5.1 million in stock and $3.3 million in
milestone payments depending on the test’s future success.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states can restrict welfare benefits to people from other EU countries unless they have worked for at least a year in their host nation, the EU’s top court said on Tuesday, in a case brought by Germany and keenly watched in Britain.
Even those actively seeking work in another EU country do not have the right to claim benefits there at the same time, the European Court of Justice said.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union members were on collision course on Monday over proposals to distribute asylum-seekers across the continent, a plan back by safe-haven Germany but resisted by several ex-Communist states in the east.
Interior ministers will meet on Monday afternoon in an emergency council called to deal with the unprecedented influx of migrants, which has overburdened Italy, Greece and Hungary.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – World champion Dafne Schippers proved she will be the sprinter to beat over 200 meters at next year’s Rio Games with victory over Olympic champion Allyson Felix at the Diamond League athletics finale in Brussels on Friday.
The Dutchwoman, a former heptathlete who took the 200m world title in Beijing with the fourth fastest time in history, showed she has finishing speed to pull clear and finish in 22.12 seconds.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU diplomats are set to work through the weekend to try to settle arguments about how to tackle Europe’s refugee crisis before a crunch meeting of interior ministers on Monday.
Donald Tusk, who chairs the European Council of national leaders, warned that he would call them to a summit if there was no solution to a deadlock that has left Greece, Italy and Hungary over-burdened and migrants and refugees, many of them fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan, ignoring EU rules to stream across the continent’s open borders.