- Commissioner Reding threatens to cash starve Catalonia if it votes to secede from Spain
- Work begins this week on a tram route extension to Piraeus in Greece. Funded by the EU to the tune of €61.5 million
- EU funds a ski slope at a Romanian spa resort
- European Council approves the Commission’s plans to rig the CO2 market, a market that charges consumers €12 billion pa
- Moscow warns Ukraine that they will raise import duties on its goods if Kiev signs a partnership agreement with the EU
- Greek court rules that proposed cuts to retiring civil servants’ lump sum payments are unconstitutional
- OECD report concludes that that one in five European adults has low literacy and numeracy skills
- Vacant office space in the Netherlands rose by 6% to 17% in 2013. What recovery?
- In Brussels, the EU’s backyard, youth unemployment has topped 50%. What recovery?
- To meet its latest funding crisis the Greek finance ministry raids the last remaining cash reserves of state entities
- Under new rules agreed by the EU proceeds from crime can be confiscated WITHOUT a conviction & given to the state
- Sweden set to sue the EU for delaying bans on poisonous chemicals found in everyday items and cosmetics
- David Cameron phoned and congratulated Italy’s third unelected PM in a row
- The EU forces companies to disclose their policies on the environment, respect for human rights and diversity
- John Kerry pledges to help Georgia join the EU.
- Bank of Spain says that wage deflation was TWICE the official figure in 2013. What recovery?
- EU hands €319 million to Portugal, and the amount is criticised for being a drop in the ocean for what is needed
- European Parliament voted not to force liberalisation of Europe’s railways & let national monopolies remain in place
- Spanish political corruption scandal now estimated to involve €11.5 million
- French unemployment hits a record high
- Italian President says that Italy should take more funding from the EU
- In order to pass stress tests Greek banks opt to use lower capital requirement criteria. What could possibly go wrong?
- EU tells Spain that it doesn’t have the right to tax & use the proceeds as it sees fit & makes them hand over €13 billion
- French opposition leader in €8 million scandal
- The EU opens up its borders to 19 new countries
- Survey shows that 20% first time buyers regret buying their homes so why does HMG think Help to Buy scheme is a good idea?
- Brussels is Europe’s 3rd richest city
- Over 1,000 Romanians were found guilty of corruption in 2013
- Cyprus tell the Troika to stroll on
- Germany/US ‘no-spy agreement’ is scrapped
- China, Russia, Belarus have all banned Polish pork after confirmed Swine Fever outbreak. The EU, however, hasn’t.
- In January Finnish unemployment rose again by 0.6% to 8.5%. What recovery?
- Polish MEP and VP of Euro Par J. Protasiewicz in trouble after shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ while drunk in Frankfurt
- Interactive map shows EU youth unemployment rates and amounts of EU cash they receive to deal with it (12% from UK)
- 137 European industry CEOs release letter telling EU that its energy ‘policies’ are coasting jobs
- Newest EU member Croatia stays in recession – data shows the economy shrank 1% in 2013, the FIFTH year in succession