No signs Russia might leave WTO

2015-03-24 21:30

Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organisation chief Roberto Azevedo says, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis.

Hard for Greece to avoid privatisation

2015-03-24 10:15

Greece can choose its reforms to unblock loans from international creditors and stave off bankruptcy, but will struggle to avoid privatisations and pension reform.

Portugal's investors feel cost of bank collapse

2015-03-23 11:00

The collapse of one of Portugal's biggest banks has left 5 000 small investors unprotected by European rules with at least €500m of investments high and dry.

EU tells Greece time, patience running out

2015-03-20 10:00

Eurozone leaders have told Greece its leftist-led government must implement agreed reforms to avert a looming cash crunch that could force it out of the euro.

Greece passes anti-poverty bill EU concerns

2015-03-19 16:00

Greek lawmakers this week overwhelmingly passed an anti-poverty bill intended to provide economic support for families suffering financially.

SA cuts citrus exports to Spain

2015-03-18 14:39

South Africa won’t be exporting any citrus to Spain for 2015, the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa says, placing added pressure on the industry.

Philip Stephens: The Great Unwinding – why the risk business is booming

2015-03-17 12:47

Global politics is becoming increasingly unstable and unpredictable, and it seems there is money to be made in understanding geopolitical risk, says an analyst.

EU to help CAR military

2015-03-16 20:25

EU foreign ministers have given the final go-ahead for a mission to help with military reform in the Central African Republic.

EU leaders unlikely to tighten Russia sanctions

2015-03-13 10:45

European Union leaders are unlikely to tighten sanctions on Russia when they meet but will haggle over whether they need to act now to prolong economic sanctions.

Hormone disrupting chemicals may cost EU billions

2015-03-06 16:31

Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the EU some €157bn a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published in a scientific journal.


China tops EU list of most dangerous goods

2015-03-24 21:00

China remains the country producing most of the dangerous consumer products found in the European Union, for a 12th year in a row, says an official.

Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU

2015-03-24 09:15

Brussels has called for 'complete vigilance' to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in Italy, the EU's second biggest producer of olive oil.

EU plans options for backing future Libya government

2015-03-20 13:15

European Union leaders are looking to back UN-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a mission to help provide security.

EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay

2015-03-20 09:30

European Union leaders have agreed that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented.

Greek PM demands EU stop 'unilateral actions'

2015-03-19 09:30

Greek Prime Minister has lambasted European partners for criticising a new anti-poverty law hours before it was voted on.

Tunisia open to discuss EU migration centre plan

2015-03-17 15:43

Tunisia is open to discuss a European Union request to step up migrant reception centres in the country as part of a wider EU initiative to cope with an influx of asylum seekers.

Humanity at 'five to midnight' on climate: EU

2015-03-17 12:17

Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement, the president of the European Parliament says ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year.

Germans favour Grexit - poll

2015-03-13 12:48

More than half of Germans believe debt-stricken Greece should leave the eurozone, amid a flaring war of words between Athens and Berlin.

Zim: EU, US call for return of abducted activist

2015-03-12 12:11

The EU and the US state missions in Zimbabwe have voiced concern over the abduction of an opposition activist as police broke up a march calling for his release.

Taxpayers' money won't fund nuclear - Germany

2015-03-06 13:30

German economy minister has lashed out at the UK's plans to finance new atomic generation, vowing not to use taxpayers' money to fund nuclear power.

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