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European Parliament backs cap on credit and debit card processing fees

cep financial market expert Eckhardt says cap is not a wise measure: May even obstruct market entry for new card schemes

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EU Energy Commissioner Canete urges Germany to move on with grid extension

cep energy expert Bonn: EU internal energy market requires a well developed energy infrastructure both inside Germany as well asl towards its neighbours

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ECB has started to buy first bonds under its massive purchasing program

cep chairman Gerken: Bond purchasing program will only worsen the problems of the Eurozone

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EU states want to to delay the abolition of roaming charges until at least 2018

EU Parliament had approved a "roam-like-at-home" package which would have ended roaming charges from end-2015

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Energy ministers will discuss EU Commission plans for an European energy union

cep energy expert Reichert: For many energy policy issues there exists a chance of finding efficient solutions at the European level

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Plans for road toll remain controversial in German government coalition

cep traffic expert Reichert says the government's draft law for a passenger car toll is violating EU law

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EU Commission wants to integrate the energy markets of the member states

Framework for an Energy Union also aims to increase security of energy supply in the EU

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German Finance Minister Schaeuble tells Greece it has to put numbers to its reforms

cep President Gerken: It has to be feared that Greece will be able to water down many of its refom commitments

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EU's Moscovici threatens sanctions against France over deficit goals

cep expert Kullas: Stability Pact is still not taken seriously by member states

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Hearing on implementation of EU directive on deposit guarantee schemes

cep division head for financial services, Bert Van Roosebeke, will take part as an expert in the hearing in the financial committee of Germany's lower house, the Bundestag

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