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Santander Chairman says EU aid agreement paves way for cross-border mergers

21 July 2020, 9:30 PM

 The European leaders’ agreement on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus battered economies should help kick-start cross-border consolidation in Europe and complete the European banking union, Santander Chairman Ana Botin said.

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Germany’s Merkel says EU must prepare for no-deal Brexit

8 July 2020, 2:43 PM

Germany will continue to push to seal a new partnership agreement with Britain by the end of the year but the European Union should prepare for an abrupt split of ties from 2021, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

31 May 2020, 3:41 PM

European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organisation, his spokesman said on Sunday.

George Soros says EU may not survive coronavirus crisis

22 May 2020, 1:43 PM

Billionaire financier George Soros said the European Union could break apart in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic unless the block issued perpetual bonds to help weak members such as Italy.

AU pledges $1.3 million towards COVID-19 health technologies

4 May 2020, 6:17 PM

The African Union has pledged $1.3 million to accelerate development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 essential health technologies.



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