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Ticker EU urged to regulate crypto currencies

11. Jan, 09:29
European regulation of crypto currencies such as Bitcoin may be needed to protect consumers, prevent money laundering, terror financing and to stop diverging national regulations from creating unfair competition, the European Banking Authority has advised. In a new report the EU's banking watchdog said that the European Commission should carry out further analysis to determine the appropriate EU-level response.

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Focus Italy takes China's new Silk Road to the heart of Europe 22. Mar, 17:58
While Italy's government signs memorandum to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, its traditional allies in Europe and the US are worried about its implications.

Analysis What EU leaders agreed on climate - and what they mean 22. Mar, 17:02
At EU summit in Brussels, EU leaders said it was important that the EU create a long-term climate action strategy - but refrained from going into details.

Agenda Copyright and (another) new Brexit vote This WEEK 22. Mar, 15:18
The UK parliament will likely hold a third vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal next week, determining the UK's departure from the bloc. In the meantime, the controversial copyright reform will be on the EU parliament's agenda.

EU avoids Brexit crash, sets new date for 12 April 22. Mar, 07:53
12 April is the new deadline for the UK to decide how it wants to leave the EU. Revoking Article 50 and a long extension also remain on the table.

EUobserved Campaigning commissioners blur the lines 21. Mar, 17:52
EU commissioners campaigning for a national post have to take a leave of absence - while those running for an EU job do not. This distinction undermines the effort to close the gap between EU and national politics.

Slovakia puts squeeze on free press ahead of election 21. Mar, 17:14
Smer, Slovakia's ruling party, wants the country's media to give politicians a right-of-reply, or face stiff fines. Advocates of a free press are alarmed, and it poses a problem for the European Commission, whose vice-president is a Smer presidential candidate.

News in Brief
  1. Today, 17:07 EU leaders at summit demand more effort on disinformation
  2. Today, 09:21 Report: Corbyn to meet May on Monday for Brexit talks
  3. Today, 09:03 Petition against Brexit attracts 2.4m signatures
  4. Today, 09:02 Study: Brexit to cost EU citizens up to €40bn annually
  5. Today, 08:59 NGOs demand France halt Saudi arm sales
  6. Today, 08:58 Report: Germany against EU net-zero emissions target
  7. 21. Mar, 20:55 Former top EU official takes job at law firm
  8. 21. Mar, 18:26 Draft text of EU summit has Brexit extension until 22 May
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  1. Today, 17:58 Italy takes China's new Silk Road to the heart of Europe
  2. Today, 17:02 What EU leaders agreed on climate - and what they mean
  3. Today, 15:18 Copyright and (another) new Brexit vote This WEEK
  4. Today, 07:53 EU avoids Brexit crash, sets new date for 12 April
  5. 21. Mar, 17:52 Campaigning commissioners blur the lines
  6. 21. Mar, 17:14 Slovakia puts squeeze on free press ahead of election
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