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Von der Leyen pledges social and climate reforms ahead of crunch EU vote

Jul 15 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union's nominee to head its executive Commission proffered economic, environmental and social reforms in a bid for support from a lukewarm EU parliament in a confirmation vote taking place on Tuesday.

Von der Leyen pledges social and climate reforms ahead of crunch EU vote

Jul 15 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union's nominee to head its executive Commission proffered economic, environmental and social reforms in a bid for support from a lukewarm EU parliament in a confirmation vote taking place on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Von der Leyen pledges social and climate reforms ahead of crunch EU vote

Jul 15 2019

* Lawmakers to vote on her in secret ballot on Tuesday (Adds Portuguese prime minister, Merkel comments, officials)

EU Commission president nominee says open to further Brexit extension

Jul 15 2019

BRUSSELS The choice of EU leaders for European Commission president said on Monday she would support giving Britain more time to negotiate its exit from the bloc as part of a series of promises to persuade a lukewarm EU parliament to back her in the post.

Explainer: Von der Leyen's rocky path to confirmation as EU Commission chief

Jul 12 2019

BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers are likely to confirm Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as president of the bloc's executive Commission in a secret ballot next Tuesday, but there is a risk she could fall short of the absolute majority she needs.

Explainer: Von der Leyen's rocky path to confirmation as EU Commission chief

Jul 12 2019

BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers are likely to confirm Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as president of the bloc's executive Commission in a secret ballot next Tuesday, but there is a risk she could fall short of the absolute majority she needs.

IMF sees prolonged anemic growth in euro zone, urges ECB stimulus

Jul 11 2019

BRUSSELS The euro zone economy faces rising risks stemming from trade tensions, Brexit and Italy, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday in an annual report, where it also backed the European Central Bank's (ECB) plans for fresh stimulus.

EU mulls adding Saudi Arabia to money-laundering gray list

Jul 11 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union is preparing an overhaul of its listing of countries that pose money-laundering risks, an EU confidential document shows, a review that could allow Saudi Arabia to be moved to a new gray list after having been briefly blacklisted.

Euro zone growth, inflation outlook cut as risks from U.S. trade grow

Jul 10 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission lowered its estimates on Wednesday for euro zone growth and inflation, saying uncertainty over U.S. trade policy posed a major risk to the bloc.

EU's 2018 bank stress test too mild, spared weaker states: auditors

Jul 10 2019

BRUSSELS Last year's European Union bank stress test did not appropriately reflect systemic risks, EU auditors said on Wednesday, a shortfall that may have produced misleading results for some lenders, especially those in weaker states.

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