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Macron needs to move fast to reform France and keep credibility, says top EU commissioner

France's brand new President Emmanuel Macron needs to move quickly to change the country, according to a top-ranking member of the European Commission.


UK will be at the back of the queue for a trade deal, warns top EU commissioner

Brexit talks are a "very difficult process" but they need to move fast to give enough time for officials to negotiate a trade deal, the vice president of the European Commission has told CNBC.


UK to join back of queue to sign EU trade deal: EU Commission VP

European Commission VP for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen tells CNBC that it remains unclear if the first stage of Brexit talks could be concluded by October.


Europe is going to be better and more prosperous: EU Commission VP

European Commission VP for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen expresses optimism that Brexit could actually revitalize the European project.


Meet the woman taking on Silicon Valley tech giants – one fine at a time

Margrethe Vestager is going after some of the world's most powerful companies for not sticking to EU rules.


FT: The case for stopping Brexit

Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times says the UK should consider a second EU referendum, as people may have been sold a slightly false bill of goods.


If Brexiteers need a real reason to leave the EU, then just look at Italy

As the painful and quite frankly embarrassing stumble out of Europe continues for the U.K., I watch with sadness at the pathetic lack of conviction of both the previous Remain and pro-Leave camps.


Brexit: The haggling begins

Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics says the issue of citizens' rights will be a thorny one as EU negotiators can play hardball.


Is Turkey turning its back on the EU?

Turkey isn't necessarily choosing the East over the West as it makes its decision over capital punishment, says Reva Goujon of Stratfor.


JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: There's been a sea change in EU environment

CNBC's Wilfred Frost provides highlights from JPMogan CEO Jamie Dimon's conference call after the big bank posted earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.