ARTICLES RELATING TO EU

Europe's credibility at stake on budget policy

53 minutes ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that it is up to each European country to deliver on its promise of sound budget policies.

EU budget: how much wiggle room is there?

2014-09-30 14:30

Interpreting how much wiggle room the EU treaties offer has become a new source of contention among governments.

Ukraine's winter gas problem may be over

2014-09-26 18:30

The European Union has proposed a gas deal between Ukraine and Russia that would guarantee Ukraine at least 5 billion cubic metres of gas for the next six months.

EU banking watchdog to clamp down on banks

2014-09-26 10:30

The European Union's banking regulator is planning to clamp down next month on banks whose pay policies are designed to sidestep the EU's incoming bonus cap.

Banks must probe stress rumours - watchdog

2014-09-25 19:15

The European Union's markets watchdog has warned banks to investigate any rumours about how they have fared in the central bank's banking sector health check.

Germany wants investment clause scrapped

2014-09-25 18:45

Germany will not sign a trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless an investment protection clause is removed, says Germany's economy minister.

Qatar not a gas 'alternative' to Russia

2014-09-23 14:00

Qatar has no plans to pitch in as an alternative supplier as Europe seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian gas.

Bainimarama becomes Fiji’s prime minister

2014-09-22 11:07

Voreqe Frank Bainimarama has been sworn in as Fiji's prime minister, after his party won the island nation's first general election since he led a military coup in 2006.

Top court rejects Zim’s complaint over EU sanctions

2014-09-18 16:51

The European Union’s top court has rejected the complaint of a Zimbabwean businessman and former government official who was hit by EU sanctions and was briefly detained at a British airport in 2007.

Greenland gets whale hunting quota amid criticism

2014-09-16 12:19

Aboriginal Greenlanders will be allowed to kill more than 200 whales each year from 2015 to 2018 under a subsistence quota granted by the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout

2014-09-15 11:01

An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions.

Scottish independence vote on a knife edge

2014-09-12 13:00

An opinion poll has showed next week's referendum on Scottish independence on a knife edge, with 52% of people against ending the nation's 300-year-old union with the rest of the UK.

EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia

2014-09-12 09:03

The European Union has put a new round of sanctions into effect against Russia, including restrictions on financing for some Russian state-owned companies.

EU countries want UK to stay, except France: poll

2014-09-10 17:02

People in most European Union countries want Britain to stay in the bloc, with the exception of France according to a new poll.

EU delays enforcing new Russia sanctions

2014-09-09 07:56

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Russia but delayed enforcing them to leave time to assess whether a ceasefire in Ukraine is holding.

Russia hits back with hints at flight ban

2014-09-08 16:30

Russia has signalled a ban on Western airlines flying over its territory as part of an "asymmetrical" response to new European Union sanctions.

SA citrus growers suspend EU exports

2014-09-08 12:31

South African citrus producers will voluntarily suspend exports to the European Union in order to comply with EU standards against a fungal disease.

Iran: Nuclear deal possible if world is 'sincere'

2014-09-05 18:09

A top Iranian negotiator says that a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the West remains possible before a November deadline, as long as world powers are sincere during upcoming talks.

International lenders will return to Greece

2014-09-04 17:00

The European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund will return to Greece later to study reform progress.

Ukraine, Russia peace deal grows closer

2014-09-03 16:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to deescalate the conflict.

Europe drafts emergency energy plan

2014-09-01 16:18

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

2014-08-31 11:27

European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Hollande: Russian troops in Ukraine unacceptable

2014-08-28 16:09

President Francois Hollande has described the possible presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine as 'intolerable and unacceptable' and called on Moscow to 'respect the sovereignty of Ukraine'.

EU seeks to secure winter gas supply

2014-08-28 11:25

European Energy Commissioner says it is seeking to fill its gas storage facilities and de-escalate a row between Ukraine and Russia.

EU should ensure Ukraine's gas supply

2014-08-26 10:45

Europe should ensure Ukraine's gas supply if Russia cuts off deliveries, the EU energy commissioner has said ahead of key talks on the raging crisis.

 

Winter season heightens Russia-Europe gas game

2014-10-01 12:30

A cat and mouse game is continuing between Europe and Russia over gas supplies as the continent switches into the winter heating season.

Make-or-break hearings for EU's Juncker team

2014-09-28 14:30

The next 10 days could make or break a plan to reshape the European Union under incoming president Jean-Claude Juncker in an attempt to revive the economy.

No plan to undermine UK on bonus

2014-09-26 17:00

Officials say the decision to move oversight of bankers' pay to the EU's justice portfolio has been made before the nomination of Jonathan Hill.

Mugabe berates US, EU over 'evil sanctions'

2014-09-26 06:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the United States and the European Union should remove what he described as their unilateral and illegal sanctions.

EU likely to keep sanctions on Russia

2014-09-25 19:00

The European Union is likely to keep sanctions on Russia when ambassadors meet to assess progress in implementing Ukraine's peace process, diplomats say.

EU aims for Ukraine-Russia gas deal

2014-09-25 13:16

European Energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he aims to propose an interim solution to the gas price row between Russia and Ukraine.

Foreign ministers urge immediate Libya ceasefire

2014-09-23 12:43

Foreign ministers from 13 countries plus the EU and UN have called for an immediate truce in Libya and backed moves to try end a bitter power struggle between rival governments.

EU, Nato welcome Scotland referendum result

2014-09-19 12:56

Top EU and Nato officials have breathed a sigh of relief at the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on independence, in which a majority voted against separating from the rest of Britain.

EU food producers to help with Russian ban

2014-09-17 13:30

EU officials have agreed new measures to help food producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports.

World lost precious time in Ebola fight

2014-09-15 22:03

The European Union has urged the international community to make up for precious time lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, Nato

2014-09-15 11:00

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillar of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the EU and Nato.

West hits Russia with new sanctions

2014-09-12 09:10

The West has hit Russia with new sanctions over its role in the Ukraine conflict after Kiev admitted losing more ground to the rebels.

Europe aghast at possible Britain break-up

2014-09-11 20:41

Britain's international partners are aghast at the possibility one of the leading Western powers could break up and turn in on itself if Scotland votes for independence.

EU must keep pressure on Russia

2014-09-10 11:30

The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian war because sanctions are having an effect.

EU approves Russian sanctions 'within days'

2014-09-09 05:00

The European Union has agreed to a new wave of sanctions against Russia, but said their entry into force would take a few days.

EU business lukewarm on Russia sanctions

2014-09-08 14:35

WIth the EU on the verge of imposing further economic sanctions against Russia, European employers have reacted unenthusiastically to the prospect.

Ukraine guard: Cease-fire is holding

2014-09-06 13:45

The cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east appears to be holding, despite some violations early on, the head of the country's national guard says.

EU pledges $181m to fight Ebola in West Africa

2014-09-05 14:43

The EU has promised $181m in assistance to bolster the overstretched health sectors of four West African nations struggling to halt the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

New EU Commission urged to boost growth

2014-09-04 11:15

The incoming European Commission should act immediately to boost investment in Europe and work for a new EU treaty permitting closer integration of the eurozone.

EU not ruling out 'worst case scenarios'

2014-09-03 11:30

The European Energy Commissioner has warned that he was not ruling out "worst case scenarios" on Europe's energy security.

Worried EU leaders call jobs, growth summit

2014-09-01 09:45

European Union leaders are set to hold an emergency summit on promoting growth and jobs, highlighting their concerns over the fragile economic recovery.

Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

2014-08-31 07:32

European leaders have named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges.

Ukrainian PM asks to freeze Russian assets

2014-08-28 12:00

Ukrainian Prime Minister has appealed to the United States, European Union and G7 countries to freeze Russian assets.

Hollande to install govt with 'centre-left' agenda

2014-08-26 14:50

France is set to get a new centre-left government, a day after President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls dissolved their 5-month-old Socialist administration following an internal clash.

French govt dissolved amid feud, stagnant economy

2014-08-25 14:43

French President Francois Hollande has dissolved the government after an open feud in his Cabinet over the country's stagnant economy.

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