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    Asia and Europe meet in Milan
    Oct16

    Asia and Europe meet in Milan

    ASEM, the Asia-Europe Meeting, has been taking place for the past 18 years, but it has rarely been in the spotlight. Concrete decisions are rare. Ukraine is one of many issues set to be discussed on the sidelines. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    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...

    Russia’s gas fight with Ukraine
    Oct16

    Russia’s gas fight with Ukraine

    Why did Russia cut off Ukraine’s gas and will it turn it back on? …read more Source:...

    Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
    Oct16

    Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise

    Hillary Clinton “is positioning herself to the right of the (Barack) Obama administration on foreign policy issues,” the report notes. Credit: Brett Weinstein/cc by 2.0By Jim LobeWASHINGTON, Oct 15 2014 (IPS)Despite the public’s persistent war weariness, the U.S. defence budget – the world’s biggest by far – may be set to rise...

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