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EU tells Italy to hike retirement age for women

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 women can currently retire at 60. Italy is slowly...

EU seeks to double deposit insurance limit

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 more compensation for investors to a maximum of...

Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload

by Frank L. Fine Until recently, there have been only isolated instances in which information exchanges were caught by the European Commission pursuant to Article 101(1) of the TFEU in the absence of a wider cartel. There is now a wider array of information which, when exchanged, may fall within...