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    Orbán criticises Commission’s plan for energy union
    Feb23

    Orbán criticises Commission’s plan for energy union

    Hungary and the European Commission appear to be on a collision course on energy issues, a disagreement which could disrupt the European Union’s energy union strategy which is to be adopted on Wednesday (25 February). The Commission said today (23 February) it is examining a deal to award €12 billion in nuclear power contracts to...

    EIB calls for reforms to support Juncker’s investment fund
    Feb23

    EIB calls for reforms to support Juncker’s investment fund

    The head of the European Investment Bank today said that reforms in the European Union member states are “urgently needed” if Jean-Claude Juncker’s €315 billion investment fund is to succeed. Werner Hoyer, the president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), said that there is enough private capital in Europe to support the fund, which is...

    Tusk warns Russia of sanctions
    Feb20

    Tusk warns Russia of sanctions

    Further sanctions against Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine now look likely after Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, condemned “continued ruthless attacks” by “the separatists militarily supported by Russia”. Tusk, who represents the European Union’s 28 member states, said that since Sunday there had...

    Cyprus to strike “significant agreements” with Russia
    Feb19

    Cyprus to strike “significant agreements” with Russia

    Nicos Anastasiades, the president of Cyprus, will fly to Moscow on 25 February to reach what his office describes as “significant agreements” with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cypriot foreign minister, told a Brussels audience on 10 February that speculation that Cyprus would lease military bases to Russia was...

    Russian defence officials added to EU blacklist
    Feb16

    Russian defence officials added to EU blacklist

    The European Union has added three senior Russian defence officials to the list of Russians and Ukrainians barred from entering the EU for undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity. The decision to impose restrictions on the Russian defence officials and 16 other individuals followed the killing of 30 civilians in the southern port city...

    EU views Ukraine deal cautiously
    Feb13

    EU views Ukraine deal cautiously

    Realism tinged with relief was the dominant mood among leaders of the European Union today as they began to absorb the details of an agreement wrung out of the Russian and Ukrainian presidents overnight by the leaders of France and Germany. The mood was set by Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, as she headed into the EU summit in Brussels...

    Greek defiance masks important concessions
    Feb13

    Greek defiance masks important concessions

    Greece’s hated bailout memorandum and the ‘troika’ of officials that enforced it “no longer exist”, Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s new prime minister, declared tonight (13 February) following his first European Council. Yet in the margins of the meeting he authorised Greece’s experts to enter into technical discussions with...

    EU to step up counter-terrorism co-operation
    Feb13

    EU to step up counter-terrorism co-operation

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels today (12 February) called for increased use of existing cross-border co-operation tools to track terrorist fighters returning from fighting in Syria. But they stopped short of calling for a immediate revision of the EU’s Schengen Border Code. Though today’s informal summit was originally supposed to...

    Live blog: EU summit
    Feb12

    Live blog: EU summit

    European leaders are meeting in Brussels today (12 February) to try to hash out solutions to a triumvirate of problems plaguing the European Union – terrorism, the spectre of Greece leaving the eurozone and the deteriorating situation in Greece. Scroll down for live updates and video from the summit. Last night a meeting of eurozone finance...

    What might scare Putin’s regime?
    Feb12

    What might scare Putin’s regime?

    Something must be done. This is something. So let’s do it. That (put crudely) is the way Western foreign policy thinking works when confronted with a tough problem. Two ‘somethings’ were under discussion here at the Munich Security Conference: the Franco-German diplomatic initiative to end the war in Ukraine, and the American idea of...

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