SA orange farmers turn east after EU fungus dispute

2015-08-30 13:00

Citrus farmers are turning to new markets in Asia after the European Union temporarily halted imports over concern that a fungal disease would spread to farms in Spain.

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.


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.

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