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Germany's Secretary of the Ministry for Economy and Energy, Thomas Bareiss, has said that the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), which is to carry gas from Azerbaijan to Europe, plays a vital part in Germany and Europe's efforts to beef up their energy... 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

In a vote on Tuesday. the European Parliament gave its backing to France's Christine Lagarde to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB)... Read more

Finance Ministers of the European Union met in Helsinki over the weekend to discuss ways in which environmentally sustainable growth can be financed and supported... 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

Ratification of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur is "hard to imagine" if Brazil continues its failure to contain the fires that are currently devastating large swathes of the Amazon rainforest, said the President of... Read more

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

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