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Nomina sunt consequentia rerum. Names are a consequence of things. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi quotes Emperor Giustiniano and Dante Alighieri to open the paper he wrote together with Europe Minister Sandro Gozi, outlining Italy’s priorities for…

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There has been an important development brewing in the UK’s flagship case against the EU’s proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). We’ve known for some time that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will take a shortened proceeding and rule on …

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The Times’ Juliet Samuel has an interesting story today looking at the progress on bank bail-in rules and resolution funds at the EU level (via some leaked docs relating to the EU’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive). Despite another round of me…

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As we noted in our previous blog post – and as we predicted in our briefing trailing the German elections – Angela Merkel could now well be pushing for so-called ‘reform contracts’ or ‘competitiveness pacts’ (which is what they’re called in the CDU/CSU…

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