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EU Commission charges Google in antitrust-case

cep expert Bert Van Roosebeke: Under an extreme scenario the Commission could even demand that Google separates the search business from its other businesses by changing ownership

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"Debt default does not automatically mean an exit of Greece from the eurozone"

cep economist Matthias Kullas says the slow progress in the negotiations between Greece and its creditors indicate that the government is actually prepared to allow a debt default

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"Wednesday's press conference will be a tightrope walk for Draghi"

cep economist Van Roosebeke: It will be interesting to see if ECB President Draghi will comment on a possible smaller size or premature end of the bond buying program

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IMF head Lagarde: "Yes, I've got my money back"

cep economist Matthias Kullas says Greece must swiftly come to an agreement with the EU and the IMF over its reform plan if it wants to be able to pay its bills also in the future

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Russia says Greece could become major European gas transit hub

cep energy expert Moritz Bonn doubts that Turkish Stream will prove more lucrative for Gazprom than abandoned South Stream project

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ECB's Mersch: Could trim asset purchasing program if inflation picks up earlier

cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke says Mersch's announcement can contribute to keeping inflation expectations anchored

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EU checks whether Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy illegaly underwriting banks

cep financial market expert Bert Van Roosebeke says question whether deferred tax assets can be core capital is complex

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ECB's Lautenschlaeger doubts effectiveness of bond-buying program

cep economist Matthias Kullas warns that programs also carries large risks

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EU's Sefcovic to broker further gas talks with Russia and Ukraine mid-April

EU Commission Vice President aims to extend discount on Russian gas prices for Ukraine

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Greece fails to reach initial deal on further aid in talks with EU and IMF

cep economist Matthias Kullas tells German national broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that the EU needs to keep the door open for Greece to eventually make the reforms necessary to qualify for further financial aid

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