ARTICLES RELATING TO EU

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.

EU demands 'real-world' fuel test

2014-08-20 13:22

EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require fuel consumption to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, as it seeks to close loopholes that allow automakers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.

Russia may ban car imports if sanctions persist

2014-08-18 14:41

Russia may tighten retaliatory sanctions against Western nations to include a ban on imports of cars, among other things, if the US and the EU impose additional sanctions on Moscow.

EU unity on Russia sanctions fraying

2014-08-15 17:00

European Union foreign ministers have voiced concern at reports that Russian military vehicles had crossed into Ukraine overnight.

Ukrainian parliament backs gas pipeline bill

2014-08-14 15:30

Ukraine's parliament has approved a law to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis.

DRC urged to do more to stop illegal logging

2014-08-13 10:55

The DRC takes pride in recent steps to prevent illegal logging in its vast equatorial forests, but experts argue these measures are far from enough to stop a thriving business.

Israel visitor numbers nosedive

2014-08-11 19:04

Israel's rapidly growing tourism industry has plunged to its lowest level in seven years during its blistering July war with Hamas.

EU seeks to limit Russian food ban impact

2014-08-11 14:34

European Union regulators have begun a product-by-product analysis of the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports.

Russia has reserves to ride out sanctions

2014-08-01 16:15

Mathematically Russia has enough reserves to hold out for at least two years before Western sanctions start to choke the economy.

Ukraine will halt to offensive over MH17 probe

2014-07-31 15:57

Kiev on has announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive in Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of flight MH17.

 

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.

Russian sanctions threaten Europe's farmers

2014-08-18 16:27

As the European Union's second biggest apple producer, Poland has some 700 000 tonnes of the fruit it usually sells to Russia but can't, due to the food embargo.

EU fruit, vegetable growers to get €125m

2014-08-18 13:30

EU farmers will get financial help of up to €125m to help them cope with the impact of Russia's ban on most Western food imports.

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

2014-08-15 14:37

Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokesperson for the prime minister says.

European experts start emergency talks

2014-08-14 15:00

Agricultural officials from all 28 European Union countries began emergency talks to weigh the impact of Russia's ban on Western food imports.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

EC cuts fish quotas for 10 countries

2014-08-11 16:37

The European Commission has cut this year's fishing quotas for 10 member countries, to compensate for overfishing in 2013.

EU: Extremely low chances of Ebola in Europe

2014-08-08 14:02

The EU's executive says the risk of Ebola across the European Union remained 'extremely low' despite the World Health Organisation's decision to declare it an international health emergency.

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

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