EU lays out impact of sanctions on Russia

2014-04-16 20:26

The European Commission handed documents to member states explaining the potential impact on their economies of imposing stricter sanctions on Russia.

Europe's top banks to cut 80 000 more jobs

2014-04-13 14:53

Europe's largest banks cut their staff by another 3.5% last year and the prospect of a return to pre-crisis employment levels seems far off.

No alternative to Russian gas - Germany

2014-03-28 14:21

There is no sensible alternative to Russian gas to meet Europe's energy needs, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.

Western leaders gather in bid to isolate Russia

2014-03-24 21:52

President Barack Obama has gathered with world leaders, seeking to rally the international community around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.

Bankers behaving badly face bonus clawback

2014-03-13 15:28

Misbehaving bankers and their bosses will have to hand back bonuses up to six years after they pocket them under a rule the Bank of England is proposing.

Blood-free mineral imports

2014-03-05 16:53

Importers of minerals from conflict zones will be able to certify their goods have not financed warlords under a European scheme proposed.

EU-US trade talks face growing hostility

2014-02-28 16:55

Free-trade talks between the United States and the European Union are in danger of being derailed by populist groups, EU ministers and business leaders warn.

Zim wants total removal of EU sanctions

2014-02-18 13:31

A Zanu-PF spokesperson says the EU can't keep President Robert Mugabe on the sanctions list, after suspending restrictions on his close allies.

EU accepts Google anti-trust pledges

2014-02-05 15:40

The European Commission has accepted the latest proposals by Google to remedy complaints that it abuses its dominant position in the Internet search market.

Call for China, EU free-trade deal

2014-01-27 20:29

A top diplomat is calling for China and the European Union to consider a multi-billion-dollar free-trade deal.


EU struggles to unpick gas logistics

2014-04-16 09:51

Unprecedented talks across the European Union show it scrambling for solutions on the ground to break its dependence on Russian gas and help supply Ukraine.

Madagascar eyes economic recovery

2014-03-28 15:56

Madagascar's finance minister forecast its economy could grow by 3% this year and hit 12% in five years' time as the economy still reels from a coup in 2009.

Obama defends mega free-trade deal

2014-03-27 09:45

US President Barack Obama sought to allay fears that a mega EU-US free-trade deal could erode consumer and environmental protections.

Key facts about Europe's banking union

2014-03-20 18:12

Europe will complete a banking union with an agency to shut failing eurozone banks, but there will be no joint backstop for a fund to pay the costs of closures.

EU ready to provide €11bn to Ukraine

2014-03-05 17:38

The European Union is ready to provide €11bn of financial support to Ukraine over the next couple of years via a series of loans and grants.

Report reveals 'extensive' abuse of women in EU

2014-03-05 14:20

A third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and 5% have been raped, a major new study says, uncovering “extensive human rights abuse” throughout the EU.

Cops nab 100+ in EU fraud bust

2014-02-28 15:42

Police have arrested 110 people in Britain, Spain, Serbia and the United States in a swoop targeting financial fraudsters.

EU eyes warmer Cuba ties

2014-02-10 20:00

The European Union has agreed to launch negotiations with Cuba to increase trade and investment, in its most significant diplomatic shift since 2008.

EU corruption costs €120bn a year

2014-02-03 19:38

Corruption across the European Union's 28 countries costs about €120bn per year - a sum equal to the EU's entire annual budget, a top official says.

US: EU members must share risks, costs

2014-01-05 14:03

The banking union being gradually assembled for the fragile eurozone economy must go beyond the planned centralized regulator.

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