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EU tries to calm market fears over debt crisis
Posted on 5 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission on Wednesday tried to calm fears that Greece's debt crisis is spreading to other European countries, insisting Greece is a "unique case." Presenting a small upward revision to this year's... Read More

EU tells Italy to hike retirement age for women
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (APINTL) The European Commission called on Italy to make an immediate change to rules that allow female civil servants to retire far earlier than their male co-workers. Italian men working in public administration can retire at 65, while... Read More

EU unveils "digital agenda" to increase use of Web
Posted on 19 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to greatly increase the number of Europeans using public and commercial services online over the next decade. Neelie Kroes, the EU commissioner for digital affairs, said 30 percent of... Read More

EU seeks to double deposit insurance limit
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission proposed Monday to double protection for bank account holders across the 27 EU nations guaranteeing them a maximum payout of (EURO)100,000 ($125,700), paid within seven days if their banks fold. It also proposed... Read More