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    Five questions for MEPs to ask Maroš Šefčovič
    Oct17

    Five questions for MEPs to ask Maroš Šefčovič

    Maroš Šefčovič had an easy ride at his first hearing earlier this month, when he was the nominee for transport policy. He showed he had mastered the technical aspects of the portfolio and his gentle, pleasant demeanor put MEPs in a relaxed mood. The stakes are higher now that he has been nominated to be a vice-president for the sensitive subject...

    Oettinger says EU in good shape to cope with Russian gas cuts
    Oct16

    Oettinger says EU in good shape to cope with Russian gas cuts

    The European Union could cope if Russia cut off supplies of gas transported through Ukraine this winter, because of measures taken to improve security of supply, Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for energy, said today. Speaking about the results of stress tests carried out by the European Commission into the effect of Russia cutting...

    Juncker takes another gamble
    Oct16

    Juncker takes another gamble

    The European Parliament will today (16 October) clear the way for a revised line-up of European commissioners to be approved next week in Strasbourg so that they can take up office on 1 November as initially planned. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president-elect of the European Commission, yesterday submitted a limited re-shuffle of his line-up to the...

    Ebola joins military crises on foreign ministers’ agenda
    Oct16

    Ebola joins military crises on foreign ministers’ agenda

    The global health scare caused by the accelerating spread of Ebola will top the agenda when foreign ministers from the European Union’s 28 member states meet in Luxembourg on Monday (20 October). Warnings from the World Health Organization that 10,000 people could eventually contract the disease each week, coupled with criticism of the...

    EU leaders to agree on emissions targets
    Oct16

    EU leaders to agree on emissions targets

    Leaders of the European Union’s member states are expected to agree on long-term carbon-emissions targets when they meet for their regular autumn European Council in Brussels next week (23-24 October). The leaders are expected to sign off on a binding target of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 40% from a 1990 baseline. The member states...

    Kazakhstan strikes deal with EU
    Oct16

    Kazakhstan strikes deal with EU

    The European Union and Kazakhstan last week formally concluded talks on an expanded partnership and co-operation agreement, a revision intended to develop a relationship that has in the past seven years seen the EU become Kazakhstan’s leading trading partner. The agreement comes at a time when the crisis in Ukraine and the pending...

    Energy companies warn of cutting ties with Russia
    Oct16

    Energy companies warn of cutting ties with Russia

    The European Union will continue to rely heavily on imports of Russian gas even if it takes measures to diversify sources of supplies. This was the view of a number of major European energy companies speaking at the European Energy 2014 conference jointly organised by European Voice and The Economist on 8 October. The EU has drawn up a series of...

    Oettinger to present energy security stress test results
    Oct16

    Oettinger to present energy security stress test results

    Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for energy (pictured), will today (16 October) present the results of stress tests conducted by the European Commission on how European Union member states would cope with an interruption of gas supplies from Russia. Preliminary results, shared with energy ministers last week, showed that the EU could...

    Grzegorz Schetyna – surprise replacement
    Oct16

    Grzegorz Schetyna – surprise replacement

    Grzegorz Schetyna told journalists on 10 September: “This is a bad moment to change Poland’s foreign minister.” Less than two weeks later, he took over the position from Radek Sikorski, who had held the job since 2007. The crisis in Ukraine was just one reason why Schetyna’s return to government – part of a cabinet reshuffle following...

    Juncker’s flawed second attempt
    Oct15

    Juncker’s flawed second attempt

    Jean-Claude Juncker’s revised proposal for the college of European commissioners is short-sighted and self-serving. It is an understandable response to the rejection of Alenka Bratušek and makes sense when judged from within Brussels in the light of the short-term imperative to get a college approved on 22 October so that it can start work...

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