Articles by Lisa Jucca



Globalization Holds Luthiers Hostage

  • 21 July 06
  • Reuters
To craft a violin that will last for centuries, you need red maple, one month of painstaking work and that magic touch that turns wood into the instrument that most resembles the human voice.

UniCredito to Buy HVB in $24.5Bln Bank Deal

  • 14 June 05
  • Reuters
Italy's UniCredito has agreed to buy HVB Group of Germany in what would be Europe's biggest-ever cross-border banking takeover deal, worth nearly 20 billion euros ($24.5 billion).

EU Chief Withdraws Commission

  • 28 October 04
  • Reuters
The incoming head of the European Commission withdrew his proposed EU executive on Wednesday to avoid a humiliating European Parliament defeat, plunging the bloc into an unprecedented political crisis.

EU Approves Oracle's Hostile Bid for Rival

  • 28 October 04
  • Reuters
The European Commission on Tuesday approved Oracle's proposed $7.7 billion hostile takeover of rival business software company PeopleSoft, clearing the last antitrust hurdle to the deal.

EU Sues Berlin Over Volkswagen Law

  • 14 October 04
  • Reuters
The EU Commission on Wednesday dragged Berlin to court over a law that shields carmaking icon Volkswagen from hostile takeovers, the culmination of a long campaign to break down barriers to foreign investment.

Europe Presses Russia on Euro

  • 20 October 03
  • Reuters
The European Union has held informal talks with Russia on its long-sought aim to have Russian oil exports priced in euros.

EU Patent System Gets Go-Ahead

  • 04 March 03
  • Reuters
European Union ministers on Monday endorsed plans for a new EU-wide patent system that would halve the cost of registering new inventions.

EU Ministers Clinch Tax Deal

  • 23 January 03
  • Reuters
European Union finance ministers Tuesday backed a long-awaited plan to tax income from cross-border savings that will help cash-strapped member states boost revenues and stem tax evasion.

EU Battles Bank Secrecy Culture

  • 04 December 02
  • Reuters
European Union finance ministers met Tuesday to try to resolve a long-running dispute over how to stem the hemorrhage of revenues lost to tax evasion.

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