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Section: European Voice (EU)

    France’s EU fail
    Apr22

    France’s EU fail

    PARIS — French President François Hollande’s attempts to revive Paris’ influence in Brussels have fizzled, and France is at risk of losing yet more ground to Germany if his government doesn’t rediscover an interest in the European Union. The retreat is on display in Europe’s institutions, where French officials occupy...

    Greece beckons at Gazprom
    Apr21

    Greece beckons at Gazprom

    Gazprom and Greece are both in deep trouble with the European Commission, which is one of the reasons that they were making eyes at each other in Athens on Tuesday as they worked to undermine EU energy solidarity by addressing the issue of building a pipeline across the Balkans. The Commission is scheduled Wednesday to unveil a charge sheet...

    Poland snubs France on missile defense deal
    Apr21

    Poland snubs France on missile defense deal

    When you live in a tough neighborhood, it’s always wise to keep your friends happy. And that’s precisely what Poland tried to do Tuesday, carefully doling out two enormous weapons deals that sent an anti-missile air defense system to the US and the purchase of helicopters to a Franco-German consortium. Paris’s warm glow may be...

    Write exactly 600 words so they have no excuse to edit it.
    Apr17

    Write exactly 600 words so they have no excuse to edit it.

    “Write whatever you like, and at exactly 600 words so they have no excuse to edit it.” With those words my friend Robert Cottrell bequeathed me the then “Wi(l)der Europe” column in European Voice. Almost exactly ten years and 300,000 words later, it is time to say goodbye, with a mixture of gratitude and disappointment. The thanks go to my...

    POLITICO announces Chief Germany Correspondent, European Media Reporter and key editors ahead of next week’s launch
    Apr15

    POLITICO announces Chief Germany Correspondent, European Media Reporter and key editors ahead of next week’s launch

    As we approach liftoff in less than a week, take a moment to look around the POLITICO newsroom. You’re now 36 journalists. There are 20 nationalities between you. You call four continents home and speak a dozen languages. You’re a uniquely varied, energetic and smart group of journalists. You’ve come together in just a few weeks...

    Greece close to default
    Apr09

    Greece close to default

    Greece is due to repay to a loan of around €450 million to the International Monetary Fund today (9 April), amid concerns that the Greek government is on the brink of a default and could run out of money this month. Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, flew to the United States on Sunday (5 April) to reassure Christine Lagarde, the...

    MEPs to discuss controversial ‘Armenian genocide’ report
    Apr09

    MEPs to discuss controversial ‘Armenian genocide’ report

    The sensitive subject of how to define the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 killing and the forced relocation of its Armenian subjects will be up for debate at a single-day session of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday (8 April). The resolution, entitled ‘Armenian genocide 100th anniversary’, builds on a report adopted last month...

    Ministers meet to discuss Turkish Stream
    Apr07

    Ministers meet to discuss Turkish Stream

    The foreign ministers of Hungary, Serbia, Greece and Macedonia are meeting in Budapest today (7 April) to discuss possible collaboration with the proposed ‘Turkish Stream’ pipeline bringing Russian gas to Europe via Turkey, bypassing Ukraine. The plan was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Ankara in December, as...

    Ukraine, Russia extend stop-gap gas deal
    Apr07

    Ukraine, Russia extend stop-gap gas deal

    A short-term deal brokered by the European Commission to ensure supplies of gas from Russia to Ukraine has been extended until mid-summer. The extension, which was announced by the Ukrainian gas distributor Naftogaz this morning and has now been confirmed by Gazprom, means that a pricing formula established to cover the winter months – from...

    Commission to review future of Euronews network
    Apr01

    Commission to review future of Euronews network

    The European Commission has opened a talks with Euronews, the pan-European television news channel, about its future. Euronews receives approximately 36% of its funding from the European Union. The review, which over the next several weeks will consider the network’s strategy, follows recent concerns about new investors in the company. The...

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