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European bank mergers: Domestic or cross-border?

As the European economy recovers from the global financial crisis, bank mergers are back on the agenda. While cross-border mergers have been predicted before, most European bank mergers have been domestic until now. What are the odds of cross-border mergers in the upcoming bank-consolidation wave?

The Transatlantic right has Germany’s Chancellor in its sights

Angela Merkel’s hard-right opponents have a powerful ally in the Trump administration, which apparently sees itself as headquarters of a xenophobic, right-wing International.

Time for a Migration Union?

Despite the political impasse reached among certain EU member state governments in their attempts to reform EU asylum policy, this Policy Insight argues that ‘we’re in this boat together’.

Is Erdogan making the Ottoman Empire great again?

Turkey is leveraging tradition to expand its power in Europe — but the history cuts both ways.

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Scotland will have to rejoin EU after independence referendum

A new state, coming out of a current member state it will have to apply for EU membership.

Spain’s new prime minister aims for regular elections in 2020

Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took over earlier this month after his conservative predecessor lost a no-confidence vote, said he plans to stay in office until the regular ballot scheduled for 2020.

Talks launched for ‘ambitious’ EU-Australia trade deal

EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem met with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday to officially launch negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and Australia.

Is EU retail sector equipped for 21st century?

After a thorough analysis in cooperation with EU countries many regulatory restrictions that hamper innovation and investment in the retail sector have been identified.

The EU’s new ‘carpet bomb’ copyright law under pressure

The European Union's proposed Copyright Directive will be heading to a vote in the European parliament on 20 June, as pressure mounts from tech giants and data rights groups to fight its supposedly blanket terms.

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