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"An exit of Greece from the euro is not without risk"

cep economics expert Kullas: Nobody can predict how capital markets would react to a 'Grexit'

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European Council president Tusk warns vividly against risk of a 'Graccident'

cep economics expert Kullas believes risk is being exaggerated: "A 'Graccident' will not happen"

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ECB says it is well on track to reaching its intended bond buying goal

cep financial market expert Van Roosebeke: German Bundesbank will make losses due to the program. However, sharing of profits and losses between the central banks of the eurozone has not been finally settled yet.

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EU Transport Ministers to discuss opening up domestic rail transport services

cep traffic expert Nader: Will be especially interesting to see under which conditions vertically integrated rail companies will be allowed to further operate

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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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