ARTICLES RELATING TO EUROPEAN UNION

Cheap chicken imports affecting the poultry industry

2014-07-07 16:43

SAPA has issued a claim against European countries for dumping massive amounts of cheap produce into South Africa.

First person fitted with artificial heart doing well

2014-02-19 13:00

The first person to be fitted with an artificial heart, designed to beat for several years, is in a satisfactory condition in a Paris hospital.

Olive oil jugs banned on restaurant tables

2013-05-22 09:36

No more olive oil jugs & dipping bowls on restaurant tables in the EU.

Eurozone breakup fades - survey

2013-01-28 18:39

The prospects of a country being forced to leave the 17-state bloc have all but vanished since the middle of last year, a survey shows.

Fresh fears over Spain deficit

2013-01-22 19:41

Fresh worries plague Spain's finances as the EU warned of missed deficit targets after giving 11 countries the green light on taxes for financial transactions.

Summit fatigue leads to bad decisions

2012-11-22 14:34

Europe is governed at night by leaders in an advanced state of exhaustion, disregarding evidence that this can lead to bad decisions, or non-decisions.

Merkel: Germany needs European market

2012-05-20 12:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Germany's economic health depends on that of the European Union, even though exports to the region are at a 20-year low.

Rehn: Budget pact not stupid

2012-05-06 10:59

EU economy commissioner Olli Rehn said a EU pact to fix government finances "was not stupid" as it strikes a balance between necessary fiscal consolidation and growth.

EU to suspend sanctions against Myanmar

2012-04-19 09:59

European Union members have agreed in principle to relax sanctions against Myanmar as recognition of changes made by the military dictatorship.

EU carbon law dealbreaker for climate talks

2012-04-11 12:05

India has warned the European Union that a law penalising airlines for carbon emissions could scupper global talks on climate change.

Iran could ban EU oil exports next week - MP

2012-01-27 12:46

Iran's parliament is to debate a law that could stop oil exports to the European Union as soon as next week, says an MP.

Deutsche Boerse-NYSE deal may hit snags

2012-01-11 18:28

EU regulators are expected to block Deutsche Bourse's takeover of the NYSE as lobbying efforts look set to fail.

Official: EU banks have to raise $140bn

2011-10-23 12:05

European Union finance chiefs are close to agreeing new rules that would force banks to raise €100bn in new capital to be able to sustain worsening turmoil.

German comments take wind out of stocks

2011-10-17 18:21

Stocks slid after an initial rally after the German finance minister dashed hopes of a breakthrough at a eurozone crisis summit this weekend.

EU under pressure to aid ailing banks

2011-10-04 15:41

European ministers are coming under growing pressure to help banks burdened by toxic eurozone debt as Greek default fears choke money markets.

Ireland debt rating cut to junk

2011-07-12 22:13

Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Ireland's bonds to junk status as the eurozone economy struggles to pull out of a financial crisis.

EU scrutinising Libya ceasefire offer

2011-03-18 17:27

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says members of the 27-nation bloc are "looking at the details" of Libya's ceasefire offer.

Somali pirates move further south

2010-12-29 17:06

An EU naval force spokesman says that two ships thwarted attacks off the Mozambican coast last weekend.

EU, SA back African regional integration

2010-09-29 17:53

The European Union and South Africa have expressed their support of the African regional and continental integration agenda.

EU urged to open door to Balkans

2010-06-02 13:07

Sweden and Italy say they will push the European Union to show the "door is open" to the Balkans, despite some members' flagging enthusiasm.

 

Italy vows rigour to change EU fiscal rules

2014-04-09 11:01

Italy's new government has given its clearest indication yet that it plans to push for an easing of European Union fiscal rules after convincing its EU partners.

Latvia becomes 18th EU member

2014-01-02 10:11

Latvia has become the 18th member of the eurozone on January 1, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of the single currency in 1999.

IMF urges EU to clean up banks

2013-03-15 19:38

The European economy must urgently shore up its banks in order to advance toward a banking union, says the International Monetary Fund.

EU carbon market plunge 'a wake-up call'

2013-01-24 18:35

A carbon market price fall to less than €3 should be the final wake-up call both to governments and to the European Parliament, the EU climate commissioner says.

Greece narrows budget deficit to 8%

2013-01-22 15:01

A minister says Greece has narrowed its budget deficit to 8.1% in 2012, marking a rare improvement over targets pledged to its EU-IMF creditors.

EU offers to help Zimbabwe

2012-06-28 17:51

The European Union offered to help Zimbabwe address mounting concerns over graft in its diamond sector, only months after the industry watchdog lifted a ban on sales.

Zim, EU officials to hold sanctions talks

2012-05-06 13:39

Zimbabwe will send government ministers this week to hold talks with European Union officials over sanctions.

EU could review Iran oil ban 'soon'

2012-04-20 12:14

Concern over the impact of an Iranian oil embargo on global crude prices could prompt an assessment in the next two months, says an EU official.

Swiss sanctions exempt Iran central bank

2012-04-18 12:57

Switzerland has extended financial sanctions against Iranian companies and individuals but has not frozen the central bank's assets or imposed an oil embargo.

Aviation firms call on EU to fix carbon spat

2012-03-12 11:24

Heads of top European airlines have urged political leaders to resolve escalating trade dissension over a recently introduced European Union carbon charge.

EU, IMF press Greece on reforms for aid

2012-01-27 11:41

Athens has been given a list of measures it has to adhere to before the European Union and IMF agree on more assistance to help it stave off bankruptcy.

Imperial wins EU approval for German buy

2011-12-23 08:16

Transport group Imperial Holdings has been given clearance to acquire logistics firm Lehnkering Holdings from private equity firm Triton.

EU aims for ban on short-selling, CDS

2011-10-18 11:23

The European Union hopes to finalise a law that could ban some credit default swaps (CDS) to curb what some see as hedge funds bets on the eurozone crisis.

EU targets weak states in aid revamp

2011-10-13 16:30

The EU, which runs the world's largest aid programme, will focus on poorer countries and reduce support to emerging powers like China, Brazil and SA.

Big Four auditors face massive shake-up

2011-09-27 15:49

Under new Eurpean Union proposals, the "Big Four" global auditors could be broken up, leaving them susceptible to takeovers.

Lagarde leads race for top IMF job

2011-05-23 15:25

The Netherlands is the latest European country to endorse French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's candidacy as next International Monetary Fund MD.

Trichet criticises EU spending rules deal

2011-03-15 18:08

The head of the European Central Bank criticised an EU deal on public spending limits and economic surveillance, described by several finance ministers as a historic moment.

Merkel stands firm on EU treaty change

2010-10-28 18:33

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood resolute on twin, contentious demands that she insisted her European Union counterparts meet at a summit that opened on Thursday evening.

EU invites Iceland to membership talks

2010-06-17 16:13

EU leaders have agreed to open membership negotiations with Iceland despite differences over whale hunting and a bank collapse that hit UK and Dutch investors.

All eyes on EU trade talks

2010-04-28 16:21

A new EU trade commissioner may change the negotiations on an economic partnership agreement with southern African countries.

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