Daily Archives: 14 November 2013

First e-gates land in Brussels

Travelers from the EU arriving from a country not part of the Schengen Agreement will be subject to a scan at Brussels Airport. In the event of doubt regarding their identity, they will need to wait inside a security portal.

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A somewhat suspect German success

The European Commission began the “European Semester” with its economic analysis and examination of imbalances. Friday, it will give its opinions on national budgets.

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Belgium sells its 25% stake in Fortis

Belgium has sold its 25% of Fortis Banque’s capital to BNP Paribas. It had retained that stake after the partial purchase of Belgium’s largest bank by the French group in 2009. The total amount for the transaction: 3.25 billion EUR.

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