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EU Parliament and Council agree to abolish roaming surcharges in EU

cep expert Bert Van Roosebeke cautions that an important detail of the agreement remains unclear

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cep's Gerken believes that Greece and its creditors will come to an agreement

Lueder Gerken argues that both sides stand to lose too much in the case of a failure of the negotiations

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Cameron says he is delighted that EU reform talks are under way

The cep believes, though, that the chances for changes to the EU treaty ahead of Britain's in/out referendum are slim

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European Parliament approved investment plan with large majority

Parliament approved the fund’s rules by 464 votes to 131 with 19 abstentions. The vote marks the end of a rapid legislative process.

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European Parliament will vote this Wednesday on Juncker's investment plan

cep expert Eckhardt argues that the investment plan is solving none of the real problems which stand in the way of higher net investment

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ECB says OMT was created to preserve singleness of monetary policy

ECB Governing Council says it has taken note of the ruling of the European Court of Justice confirming the central bank's OMT asset purchase program

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ECJ rules that OMT bond purchase program of ECB is in line with EU law

ECJ: OMT program for the purchase of government bonds on secondary markets does not exceed the powers of the ECB in relation to monetary policy and does not contravene the prohibition of monetary financing of eurozone member states

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ECJ to issue its ruling on ECB's bond purchasing program on Tuesday

If the European Court of Justice will follow the line of reasoning of the advocate general there will be basically no limits for bond purchases, cep's Bert Van Roosebeke and Oliver Sauer argue

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Britain wants guarantee it won't be penalised for remaining outside of EMU

Chancellor Osborne spells out first changes to EU that British government wants to achieve

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Britain again stresses its desire for EU treaty change

The cep, however, believes it is unlikely that a new EU treaty would be ratified in the 28 member states in time for Britain to hold its planned in/out referendum

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