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Financial Regulatory Developments 25 July - Council of the European Union ... - Lexology (registration)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:19am

Financial Regulatory Developments 25 July - Council of the European Union ...
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Council publishes and adopts UCITS V The Council published the text of the fifth UCITS Directive (UCITS V) in advance of its formal adoption, which it announced on 23 July. (Source: Council Publishes UCITS V). Council publishes and adopts PAD: The ...

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EU takes a close look at its own regulators - Financial News

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:10pm

EU takes a close look at its own regulators
Financial News
A draft Commission report, reviewed by Financial News, has been circulating the industry since late June and it could be finalised as early as late July, according to people familiar with the process. ... For Esma, the agency that has borne most ...

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EU takes a close look at its own regulators - Financial News

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:01pm

Financial News

EU takes a close look at its own regulators
Financial News
A draft Commission report, reviewed by Financial News, has been circulating the industry since late June and it could be finalised as early as late July, according to people familiar with the process. ... For Esma, the agency that has borne most ...

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Ukraine crisis: European Union hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions - Fox News

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:49am

Fox News

Ukraine crisis: European Union hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
Fox News
BRUSSELS – The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed. Among the 15 new people subjected to an ...
EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisisRT
Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU's ResolveNew York Times
EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions planReuters UK
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European Union Is Pushing Forward With Hard-Hitting Sanctions On Russia - Business Insider

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:05am

Business Insider

European Union Is Pushing Forward With Hard-Hitting Sanctions On Russia
Business Insider
It was not immediately clear if the legal text would include all the options identified by the Commission. But EU officials said it would cover all four areas where sanctions have been proposed - restrictions on Russian access to European financial ...

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Moscow, Brussels 'Hostages' to Crisis in Ukraine - EU Diplomat - RIA Novosti

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:52am

Moscow, Brussels 'Hostages' to Crisis in Ukraine - EU Diplomat
RIA Novosti
EU Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives on Thursday agreed to add further Ukrainian and Russian persons and entities to the list of those subject to an asset freeze and a visa ban over their role in the Ukrainian crisis. EU ambassadors are ...

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EU Commission increases food aid to S. Sudan - Sudan Tribune

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:29am

Sudan Tribune

EU Commission increases food aid to S. Sudan
Sudan Tribune
The numbers of people affected are frightening: almost seven million people are at risk of hunger”, said Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union Commissioner for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response. “By signing these ...
South Sudan: Europe increases food aidEU News
EU to increase food aid for South SudanShanghai Daily (subscription)
EU increases food aid to South SudanThomson Reuters Foundation

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Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU's Resolve - New York Times

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:53pm

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Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU's Resolve
New York Times
The entities were likely to include the self-declared republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, and the individuals would probably include additional members of the Security Council of Russia, according to E.U. officials. ... At the same ...
EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisisRT
EU Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis: Next StepsBloomberg
Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on RussiaFinancial Times
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EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis - RT

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:16pm

RT

EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis
RT
“Restricting access to capital markets for Russian state-owned financial institutions would increase their cost of raising funds and constrain their ability to finance the Russian economy,” a 10-page memo presented to the European Commission, said, ...
Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU's ResolveNew York Times
EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions planReuters UK
EU Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis: Next StepsBloomberg
Financial Times -FT.com (blog)
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EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan - Reuters UK

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:50am

Reuters UK

EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions plan
Reuters UK
Talks on the options for stepped-up action drafted by the European Commission will continue on Friday morning, an EU official said, and diplomats said decisions on wider sanctions were likely at the earliest next week. However, the ambassadors did ...
EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisisRT
Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU's ResolveNew York Times
EU Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis: Next StepsBloomberg
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EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia - Financial Times

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:04pm

ABC News

EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia
Financial Times
EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing any new debt or stock issued by Russia's largest banks, according to a proposal seen by the Financial Times. ... memo prepared ...
EU Sanctions Against Moscow 'A Road to Nowhere' - Russia's EU EnvoyRIA Novosti
Russian EU ambassador: EU failing to run off sanction trackITAR-TASS
No quick decision seen on tougher EU sanctions on RussiaYahoo News
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EU approves Greek state rescues of Piraeus, National Bank - Europe Online Magazine

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:15am

Reuters

EU approves Greek state rescues of Piraeus, National Bank
Europe Online Magazine
The European Commission acknowledged that the troubles faced by Piraeus Bank - the country's largest lender - and the National Bank of Greece stemmed "primarily from the sovereign debt crisis and the related exceptionally protracted and deep recession."
State Aid: Commission Approves Restructuring Aid For National Bank Of GreeceInsurance News Net
UPDATE 1-EU clears National Bank of Greece's restructuring planReuters
EU approves overhaul of Greek banksBusiness Spectator

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EU approves overhaul of Greek banks - Business Spectator

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:03am

Reuters

EU approves overhaul of Greek banks
Business Spectator
In both cases, the commission decided that the aid didn't unduly distort the EU's single market or create excessive moral hazard because the banks' difficulties were due to the eurozone debt crisis and subsequent recession, rather than excessive risk ...
EU approves Greek state rescues of Piraeus, National BankEurope Online Magazine
EU clears National Bank of Greece's restructuring planReuters

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EU Approves Overhaul of Greek Banks - Wall Street Journal

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:54am

Wall Street Journal

EU Approves Overhaul of Greek Banks
Wall Street Journal
In both cases, the commission decided that the aid didn't unduly distort the EU's single market or create excessive moral hazard because the banks' difficulties were due to the euro-zone debt crisis and subsequent recession, rather than excessive risk ...

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Protecting the EU financial interests: the states decreased fraudulent activities - The Baltic Course

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:43am

Protecting the EU financial interests: the states decreased fraudulent activities
The Baltic Course
According to the annual reports on protecting the EU's finances, the member states have to adopt all necessary measures to protect the EU budget, and to counter fraud and any other illegal activities affecting the EU's financial interests. The states ...

EU Sanctions Against Moscow 'A Road to Nowhere' - Russia's EU Envoy - RIA Novosti

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

Reuters

EU Sanctions Against Moscow 'A Road to Nowhere' - Russia's EU Envoy
RIA Novosti
For some reason, the EU council did not recall the civilian deaths in Luhansk," Chizhov said. "I understand that the pressure ... Catherine Ashton, EU foreign policy chief, said on Tuesday the European Commission would present new sanctions against ...
Russian EU ambassador: EU failing to run off sanction trackITAR-TASS
EU meeting set to speed, not deepen, sanctions on RussiaReuters
EU to enforce tougher sanctions against RussiaDaily Sabah
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Russian EU ambassador: EU failing to run off sanction track - ITAR-TASS

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:15pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Russian EU ambassador: EU failing to run off sanction track
ITAR-TASS
Let us wait and see what the European Commission's services and the European foreign policy office produce on Thursday, July 24,” he said. Regrettably, political assessments of the Ukrainian crisis are still lopsided. The EU council preferred to turn a ...
EU to look at financial services, defense, energy in Russia sanctionsReuters
The European Commission will shortly begin work on defense sector sanctions ...DefenseNews.com
EU plans further sanctions on RussiansRTE.ie

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EU Council seeks progress on benchmark rules - Financial News

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:20am

Financial News

EU Council seeks progress on benchmark rules
Financial News
Under the European regulatory process, the Council and the European Parliament must each suggest amendments to the Commission proposal before agreeing a common approach. Ahead of the meeting of the Council this Thursday, the Italian presidency ...

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EU meeting set to speed, not deepen, sanctions on Russia - Reuters

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:56am

Reuters

EU meeting set to speed, not deepen, sanctions on Russia
Reuters
"I think the events will serve to speed up sanctions, but as long as no new European council (of leaders) is called, ministers cannot go further even if they want to," another EU diplomat said. The next ... Speaking in parliament on Monday, Dutch Prime ...
Ukraine Separatists Release Bodies and Black BoxesNew York Times
Putinism Thrives on Dirty MoneyWall Street Journal
Europe must impose financial sanctions on RussiaFinancial Times
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European Union Has a Strange Way of Picking Leaders - New York Times

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:34am

Reuters

European Union Has a Strange Way of Picking Leaders
New York Times
Their failure last week to reach a package deal on a new European foreign policy chief, a president of the European Council to act as chairman of their summit meetings, and a permanent chairman for the group of eurozone finance ministers, looked messy ...
'Europe's got talent' or how not to fill top EU jobsCanadian HR Reporter

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