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The value of the Euro rose sharply against the US dollar on Friday, in anticipation of a major change in German budgetary policy, which could see the scrapping of a ten-year old zero-deficit policy... Read more

The EU and the US have signed an agreement which will review the amount of hormone-free beef the United States exports to Europe under an existing quota agreement... Read more

The proposed FinEst Bay subsea tunnel project, which will link Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia, via an underwater train link beneath the Gulf of Finland has hit its first obstacle... Read more

The Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has said that it would take a "miracle" for the EU and Switzerland to reach a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has already disrupted cross-border share activity and put a strain on... Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

Neither the UK nor the European Union are ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, according to the findings of a report by an influential business lobby group... Read more

Talks between Ukraine's state-owned Naftogaz and Russia's state-owned Gazprom over gas transit and supplies between the two countries are expected to commence in the near future, Andrei Gerus, a representative of the Ukrainian President, has said... Read more

The European Commission's new Director-General of Trade, Sabine Weyand, has said that while the EU is keen to work alongside Washington on WTO reform and shared challenges to global trade, the bloc would retaliate is the threat to raise tariffs on... Read more

The European Parliament has narrowly voted in support of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President. She will be the first woman to hold the post and the first German in over 50 years. Read more

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given official approval to a new 2,000 km (1,250 mile) tolled motorway across Russia, according to the Vedimosti business newspaper. The privately funded four-lane Meridian Highway will run from the... Read more

A second Turkish ship, named Yavuz, which is planning to drill for oil and gas, arrived in the coastal waters to the northeast of Cyprus on Monday, triggering a vocal protest from Nicosia and causing consternation in Brussels. Politicians in... Read more

The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

The European Union and the South American customs pact Mercosur are now, after two decades of talks, "very close" to agreeing on a free trade accord according to the Brazilian foreign minister. The deal is already being hailed as a significant... Read more

As the dust begins to settle on a European election, the results of which shook up traditional alliances and saw the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) and centre-left Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) lose their... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

Economic analysts in the EU are forecasting a Japanese "spending spree" off the back of a historic trade deal. Businesses in Japan are sitting on over €800-billion combined and it is expected that the European Union will be the most likely target... Read more

Turkey has given support to its drilling vessel off the shores of Cyprus by launching a naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea. The drilling has been deemed as illegal by both the EU and the US... Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time given her support to the idea that Germany would join a pan-European alliance looking to attain carbon neutrality by 2050. The move appears to go against the country's actions at a recent EU... Read more

US President Donald Trump yesterday hailed his country's emergence as "the energy superpower of the world" during a speech at the opening of a new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron, Louisiana... Read more

Two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) orders will be signed in Brussels today by the US energy secretary Rick Perry. The deal is expected to double the US's export capacity to the European Union to an annual amount of 112 million cubic metres as of 2020... Read more

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  • Switzerland's Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis

  • Didier Guillaume

  • Sabine Weyand

  • Ursula von der Leyen

  • Xi Jinping & Vladimir Putin

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