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    EU extends Russian sanctions list
    Jul25

    EU extends Russian sanctions list

    The European Union has agreed to extend its blacklist of Russians subject to sanctions for stoking the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It has also started intense discussions on details of possible restrictions on sophisticated sectors of strategic Russian industries. A meeting of ambassadors of the EU’s member states ended yesterday with...

    Ukrainian government collapses
    Jul24

    Ukrainian government collapses

    Ukraine’s prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, resigned today (24 July) following his failure to push through two pieces of legislation and the decision by two parties to leave the governing coalition. Ukrainian media report that the political parties had been negotiating behind closed doors about the possibility of leaving the government,...

    EU names head of Ukraine mission
    Jul24

    EU names head of Ukraine mission

    The European Union has appointed one of its former special envoys to head its newly established security-sector mission to Ukraine. Kalman Mizsei, who is Hungarian, served as an EU special representative to Moldova in 2007-11 and before that, for five years, as a director for the United Nations Development Programme in Europe and the former...

    ECB board faced with struggling eurozone
    Jul24

    ECB board faced with struggling eurozone

    Worse than expected economic figures for the eurozone in the second quarter of 2014 will weigh heavily on the European Central Bank’s governing council when it meets on 7 August. Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 1.1% in May compared with April, according to Eurostat. Notably, Germany experienced one of the largest slowdowns in...

    Digital and energy reforms head business wish-list
    Jul24

    Digital and energy reforms head business wish-list

    At the outset of a new legislative cycle, European business lobbies, sector-specific trade associations and individual companies are all setting out their recommendations and demands to the new MEPs and the incoming European Commission. There is an element of formalistic ritual to this process. Some of it is about using the external focus to...

    Bulgarian prime minister stands aside
    Jul24

    Bulgarian prime minister stands aside

    Plamen Oresharski yesterday (23 July) formally resigned as Bulgaria’s prime minister, clearing the way for a caretaker government to lead the country to early parliamentary elections – and bequeathing his successor problems that promise a summer of febrile political activity. Oresharski’s last cabinet meeting had been scheduled...

    EU steps up efforts to help Ukraine
    Jul24

    EU steps up efforts to help Ukraine

    The European Union has stepped up its efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with EU foreign ministers warning Russia that it faces economic sanctions unless it does more to stop pro-Russian rebels and unless it co-operates fully with an international investigation into the shooting down last week of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. A...

    EU strikes second regional trade deal in Africa
    Jul24

    EU strikes second regional trade deal in Africa

    The European Union has made a significant breakthrough in its economic relationship with Africa by concluding two regional trade deals encompassing 22 countries, including Nigeria and South Africa, the continent’s largest economies. The deals were each signed within a week of each other, after ten years of negotiations. Together they...

    A decision deferred on the EU’s high representative
    Jul24

    A decision deferred on the EU’s high representative

    The European Union will stumble through the summer without decisions on who will be its next foreign-policy chief and who will take other top posts, after the special European Council convened on 16 July to make these appointments broke down without agreement. The 28 prime ministers and presidents from the member states instead focused on the...

    TTIP tries to weather the mid-way squalls
    Jul24

    TTIP tries to weather the mid-way squalls

    Negotiators from the European Commission and the United States on Friday (18 July) completed another gruelling round of negotiations on the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), the sixth so far. Inside the European Commission’s meeting rooms and in a spillover facility, a specially hired conference hall near Châtelain, the...

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