EU proposes more economic breaks for Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 20 (UPI) -- The European Parliament said Thursday it was considering a unilateral move to give Ukraine relief from customs duties.

EU offers medium-term loans to Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 19 (UPI) -- Lending a financial hand to Ukraine is a safeguard that will ensure stability on the European continent, a European monetary official said Wednesday.

New Italian PM Renzi: EU 'is not our enemy'

ROME, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- New Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi challenged "eurosceptics" in a speech before Parliament this week, declaring the European Union "is not our enemy."
Can the new Ukraine succeed?

Can the new Ukraine succeed?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- After the euphoria of a successful popular revolution, Ukraine's problems begin now. And they will be compounded by the competing tug of four great powers.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Europe buys time again

PARIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Claiming triumph in the Iran talks and swallowing disappointment in Ukraine, the Eurozone has also chosen to duck its financial problems yet again.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Europe's blame game

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Casting blame for the Great Recession used to be easy when everyone agreed it was all the fault of the bankers. But now the regulators and officials are blaming each other and the real issues are coming to the surface.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

EU's Olli Rehn lashes out at IMF criticism of Greek bailout

BRUSSELS, June 7 (UPI) -- The European Commission economic chief managing Greece's bailouts said Friday International Monetary Fund criticism of the rescue was not "fair."

European Commission endorses Latvia as eurozone member

BRUSSELS, June 6 (UPI) -- The European Commission says it has endorsed Latvia's application to join the eurozone.

New economic forecast for Europe is grim

BRUSSELS, May 3 (UPI) -- The European Commission, downgrading predictions made in February, said Friday the economy in Europe would shrink through 2013.

Report: France, Italy, losing their edge

BRUSSELS, April 10 (UPI) -- The European Commission said Thursday the economies of Italy and France were struggling with excessive debt and high labor costs.
Jack Lew to press for stimulus in Europe

Jack Lew to press for stimulus in Europe

BRUSSELS, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's two-day trip to Europe will center on increasing demand to stimulate the global economy, a senior official said.

Latvia applies to join eurozone

BRUSSELS, March 6 (UPI) -- Latvia has applied to become the 18th country in the Eurozone.

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Cyprus closer to bailout

BRUSSELS, March 5 (UPI) -- Cyprus has agreed to have its banks audited, a step that could clear the way for a $22.7 billion European Union bailout, officials said.

Unity best option, EU tells Britain

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- The vice president of the European Commission said in London that reform for the European Union is better than repatriation.
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Olli Ilmari Rehn ( pronunciation (helpĀ·info)) (born 31 March 1962) is a Finnish politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs. He had previously served as Commissioner for Enlargement. He has held a variety of political positions in European institutions as well as in Finland.

Born in Mikkeli in Eastern Finland, Rehn studied economics, international relations and journalism at Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. He took a master's degree in political science from the University of Helsinki in 1989, and a PhD from the University of Oxford in 1996 on the subject of "Corporatism and Industrial Competitiveness in Small European States".

Rehn also played football for his hometown club Mikkelin Palloilijat in Finland's top division Mestaruussarja (now Veikkausliiga) in his youth.

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