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The European Union's trade chief is to head to Washington this week hoping to ease tensions with the Trump administration, as both sides continue to spar over digital tax and aircraft subsidies... Read more

The Indonesian government has filed a lawsuit against the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the bloc's plans to phase out the use of palm oil-based biofuels. Indonesia is the world's biggest producer of palm oil but Europe... Read more

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Last week the US Congress passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - which not only increased the Pentagon's budget by $22-billion (€19.7-billion), but also threatened to place sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and... Read more

An agreement has been reached between the US House and the Senate armed services committee on a defence bill that would push the Trump White House to place sanctions on companies that are working with Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company... Read more

As President Donald Trump arrives in London for the NATO summit, in a move that is likely to increase transatlantic economic and political tensions, the US has threatened the EU with a new raft of tariffs in connection with the Airbus subsidies... Read more

Western powers are to hold talks in Brussels later this weeks on ways to curb Chinese dominance of rare earth minerals and other key resources. EU officials will also present their vision for 100% green supply chains... Read more

Automotive companies around the world are awaiting US President Donald Trump's decision on whether or not he is to impose up to 25% tariffs on US imports of cars and auto parts after a review period of 180 days elapsed this week... Read more

The European Steel Association, EUROFER, has said that it plans to raise concerns with the European Commission over the proposed rescue of British Steel by the Chinese industrial conglomerate Jingye that the deal may go against the bloc's... Read more

Over half of manufacturing firms (57%) have been affected by newly imposed sanctions over the past 12 months, according to new research from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global provider... Read more

China and the European Union have reached a deal that protects regional food products, known as geographical indications (GI) in both territories. The agreement covers a list of 100 Chinese delicacies in the EU, including Lapsang Souchong tea... Read more

Next month's possible resumption of peace talks in Cyprus could prove to be an important step towards resolution of the dispute over development of the island's offshore gas reserves and lead to a pause in Turkish drilling in the Cyprus Exclusive... Read more

Croatia is looking to persuade German auto giant Volkswagen to construct its planned €1.3-billion plant in the Balkan country following the car maker's suspension of a final decision about whether or not to build the factory in Turkey... Read more

At its annual summit meeting, the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) and its US counterpart the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have released a joint statement speaking out against the US government's imposition of... Read more

The United States has now received formal authorisation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose tariffs on up to $7.5-billion (€6.79-billion) of imported good from the European Union. The move came following an arbitrator's decision over... Read more

The Cypriot Ministry of Defence has purchased four Israeli drones for €12-million in order to monitor the activities of Turkish drillships operating in the island's waters in the first military acquisition of its kind for Cyprus. The move comes... Read more

The Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline filed a notice on Thursday (26 September), requesting that a tribunal of independent arbiters be assembled to determine where the European Union is in breach of its own obligations under the Energy... Read more

The seventh Euro-Asia Economic Forum began this week in Xi'an, China. Attendees included business leaders, politicians and academics from over 50 countries across Europe and Asia including Germany, France, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan... Read more

Last weekend, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy put rest to any remaining doubts about in which direction the country would be looking under his premiership as he slammed Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline and simultaneously... Read more

The concern about having enough energy to get its population through the winter has become an annual cause for alarm in the EU, given that the bloc has to import most of its energy. This winter, however, looks set to be different... Read more

The world's first floating nuclear reactor power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, has set sail on its maiden voyage from the port of Murmansk, in northern Russia. The vessel is to bring energy to settlements and companies involved in the... Read more

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