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Finland's trade deficit widens in December

In the cepDefault-Index, Finland has exhibited falling creditworthiness since 2013

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Only 22 percent of Britons think proposed EU reform deal is a good one

56 percent of voters surveyed in a You Gov poll for the Times believe the proposed changes to Britain's EU membership terms do not go far enough

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EU Commission's economic outlook remains roughly unchanged

The risk that growth could turn out worse than forecast has risen, though, mainly as a result of external factors, the Commission says


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Cameron faces wrath from fellow Conservatives over EU reform proposals

cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke tells Spiegel Online he doubts that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is getting increasingly emotional,” he notes

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Cameron: Britain could hold EU referendum within a few months

cep expert Bert Van Roosebeke cautions that “it remains to be seen if they can really win the necessary support at the upcoming European Council”

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British government sees "breakthrough" on issue of "emergency brake"

According to The Times, however, Brussels is digging in against a move to allow the “emergency brake” to be applied for longer than four years, while Cameron is insisting that he wants it to last for at least seven years

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"Greece cannot and will not sink refugee boats"

Athens is rejecting accusations by the EU Commission that it is neglecting border protection

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Negotiations on Britain's demands for EU reform enter hot phase

British Prime Minister Cameron will meet EU Council President Tusk and EU Commission President Juncker

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EU Commission: Greece seriously neglected control of EU's external borders

Greece will have three months to implement actions, EU Commission Vice President Dombrovskis says

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Regling sees lengthening maturities and interest deferrals for Greece

The head of Europe’s permanent rescue fund ESM, Klaus Regling, rules out a nominal haircut for Greek debt. cep economist Matthias Kullas thinks this is a mistake

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