BRUSSELS, March 15 (Reuters) – Inflation pressures in the
euro zone are easing, data showed on Friday, giving governments
and central bankers a touch more leeway for stimulus as the
region’s leaders seek to shift their focus to reviving economic
Modest wage growth and a cooling of food price pressures
drove annual euro zone inflation down to 1.8 percent in
February, its lowest level since mid-2010, the EU’s statistics
office said on Friday.
BRUSSELS, March 14 (Reuters) – The European Union told
Russia on Thursday to drop restrictions on its exports or face a
legal dispute at the World Trade Organisation ahead of meetings
in Moscow next week aimed at dealing with a series of conflicts.
Struggling to narrow differences with Russia on issues
ranging from Syria to energy, the European Commission said a fee
on imported cars flouted WTO rules that Moscow promised to
adhere to when it joined the global trade body last August.
BRUSSELS, March 7 (Reuters) – The head of the European
parliament has come out firmly in favour of a trade deal with
the United States, soothing concerns that the increasingly
influential body could block a deal on which talks are due to
start in June.
Europe and the United States can create a free market of 800
million people and counter the growing power of China through a
transatlantic trade deal, the parliament’s Socialist head Martin
Schulz told Reuters on Thursday.