European Union

EU struggles with how to cut off its reliance on Russian gas

On the eve of an emergency meeting to discuss plans to cut EU gas use 15% over the coming months, envoys on Monday were still brokering a possible compromise to keep all nations in line.

published on : 26th July 2022

Ban on gold imports, tightening export controls: EU moves closer to imposing more sanctions on Russia

If no objections are raised by national capitals by early Thursday, it will be published in the official journal, after which details of the limited package will become available.

published on : 21st July 2022

European Union starts membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Any expansion beyond the 27 EU member states is likely to be years off, and both nations were already considered potential candidates 19 years ago.

published on : 19th July 2022

Germany again rejects Russian explanation for gas supply cut 

German officials are concerned that Russia may not resume gas deliveries at all after the scheduled end of that work on Thursday and could cite another alleged technical reason not to do so.

published on : 19th July 2022

Amazon offers concessions to head off European Union antitrust case

Amazon said it has "serious concerns" that new EU digital regulations are "unfairly targeting Amazon and a few other US companies" and disagrees with several of the commission's conclusions.

published on : 14th July 2022

European Union approves fresh aid of 1 billion euros for Ukraine

The planned 1 billion-euro payout is part of this initiative, which comes as Russia makes advances in eastern Ukraine and casualties mount on both sides.

published on : 12th July 2022

EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable in green labelling system

The green labelling system from the European Commission defines what qualifies as an investment in sustainable energy.

published on : 6th July 2022

IEA: High prices, uncertainty will slow growth in gas demand 

The revised forecast is mostly due to expectations of slower economic growth rather than buyers switching from gas to coal, oil or renewable energy. 

published on : 5th July 2022

EU countries approve climate measures after long talks

The 27 EU members found agreement on draft legislation aimed at slashing EU greenhouse gases by at least 55per cent in 2030 compared with 1990 rather than by a previously agreed 40 per cent.

published on : 29th June 2022

EU regulator considers clearing smallpox shot for monkeypox 

In a statement on Tuesday, the EU drug regulator noted that the vaccine, known as Imvanex in Europe but sold as Jynneos in the US, is already cleared for use against monkeypox by American regulators.

published on : 28th June 2022

EU countries prolong Covid-19 certificates amid rising cases

The document attests that a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus or that they have a recent negative test result or have recovered from the infection.

published on : 28th June 2022

India, EU trade talks resume in Delhi after a gap of a decade

India is the EU’s ninth-largest trading partner with 2.4 per cent of the EU’s overall trade.

published on : 27th June 2022

EU countries adopt mandatory gas storage amid Russia's cuts

 A ban on imports of Russian coal will start in August, and an embargo on most oil from Russia will be phased in over the coming eight months.

published on : 27th June 2022

Iran launches rocket as nuclear talks to resume: State TV

Tehran has launched a solid-fueled rocket with a satellite carrier, a day after Iran and the European Union agreed to resume stalled talks over Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

published on : 26th June 2022

Bulgarian lawmakers vote to unblock N Macedonia's EU bid

North Macedonia has held EU candidate status for 17 years and received a green light in 2020 to begin accession talks, although no date was set for the start of negotiations.

published on : 24th June 2022

European Union offers support for Kochi Corp projects

Mayor requests financial aid; French govt to launch edu programme with state institutes

published on : 24th June 2022

Ukraine war: European Union bans Russian lobbyists from its major institutions

The decision is part of the implementation of the sixth set of sanctions adopted by the European Union, which bans all business and public relations consultancy services. 

published on : 23rd June 2022

Ukraine expects European Union member's support for candidacy to join bloc

Deputy PM Olha Stefanishyna said that she's '100 per cent' certain all 27 EU nations will approve making Ukraine a candidate for membership in the bloc during a summit this week.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Europe experiences historic 'early' heatwave; Spain, Germany's wildfire make things worse 

The EU is expanding a shared pool of planes and helicopters on standby this summer to provide cross-border support and is expected to partner with more nations outside the bloc.

published on : 22nd June 2022

'It's just hell there', says Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai; Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

The European Union’s top diplomats gathered in Luxembourg on Monday for talks focused on Ukraine and food security.

published on : 20th June 2022
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