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    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part I
    Dec29

    A verdict on Italy’s Council presidency: Part I

    This week, Italy hands over the presidency of the Council of Ministers to Latvia, after six months at the helm. In the first of a two-part appraisal of Italy’s presidency, European Voice reporters assess her achievements in domestic policy. Environment: Earlier this month, having presided for the last time over a meeting of the environment...

    What a European gas market might mean
    Dec26

    What a European gas market might mean

    The European energy landscape has changed markedly in 2014. What was unimaginable in 2013 has become possible: Russia might stop gas supplies to European Union countries; the EU might survive the winter without Russian gas; Ukraine might refrain from importing gas from Russia and reform its gas sector; South Stream might be shelved and Russia...

    South Sudan: the tinderbox that could set fire to a whole region
    Dec19

    South Sudan: the tinderbox that could set fire to a whole region

    A few months ago at a high-level United Nations meeting, the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, left no doubt about who he thought was to blame for South Sudan’s current dire situation: the country’s leadership, whose actions had left deep wounds. “Now heal them,” he demanded. At peace talks last month in Ethiopia, those...

    Tusk makes his mark
    Dec19

    Tusk makes his mark

    Donald Tusk took charge of his first European Council on Thursday (18 December), and told EU leaders that they could go home rather than return for a scheduled second day of talks. The new Council president had kept the agenda for his first summit simple, rebuffing efforts to add extra items for discussion and keeping a tight focus on three...

    European Parliament ratifies Georgia deal
    Dec18

    European Parliament ratifies Georgia deal

    The European Parliament today ratified a political and trade agreement between the European Union and Georgia, the last of three similar agreements with neighbours on Europe’s eastern borders. The association agreement was approved by 490 MEPs and opposed by 76, with 57 parliamentarians abstaining. The main opposition came from the...

    EU toughens sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU toughens sanctions on Crimea

    European tour operators will no longer be able to operate in Crimea, the summer playground of generations of Russians and Ukrainians, the European Union’s member states decided today. In addition, EU citizens and EU-based property companies are now prohibited from buying real estate on the peninsula or from buying, financing and providing...

    Small country, big agenda
    Dec18

    Small country, big agenda

    Latvia’s agenda for its presidency of the European Union’s Council of Ministers was being rewritten as European Voice went to press – and it will be amended again in the coming hours. In European politics, a week can be a long time, and such is the case this week. Yesterday (17 December), the new European Commission presented a list...

    A year that changed our world
    Dec18

    A year that changed our world

    Reasons to feel gloomy about 2014 abound. This year marked the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, the shooting down of MH17, and the intensification of Russian hybrid warfare against the West, ranging from increasingly dangerous military-aviation stunts to the unleashing of unparalleled propaganda blasts. Inside Russia, the...

    Court orders EU to drop Hamas from terror list
    Dec17

    Court orders EU to drop Hamas from terror list

    Hamas should not be included on the European Union’s list of terrorist organisations, the EU’s second-highest court ruled today. The General Court of the European Union concluded that the EU had failed to provide adequate evidence to support its designation of the Palestinian movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, as a terrorist...

    EU takes on corporate secrecy
    Dec17

    EU takes on corporate secrecy

    Members of the public will have the right to find out who is behind complex corporate structures, shell companies and letterbox firms, under new rules to combat money laundering and tax avoidance agreed by European Union lawmakers in the early hours of this morning (17 December). Under the deal, member states will be required to maintain central...

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