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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

With protectionist policies increasingly threatening free trade agreements and associated increases in taxes and tariffs, the globalisation of the last 20 years looks to be in reverse gear. Read more

European companies are interested in being involved in China's ambitious globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but first more information and transparency is needed before any real commitment can be made, according to European Commission... Read more

European companies will begin to invest more in the homegrown workforce as the US moves further towards protectionism and the appeal of China wears off according to one of the continent's leading industrialists in an interview with the... Read more

The European Union has been preparing for a possible trade war with the US in the ongoing dispute over Boeing subsidies. This week, the European Commission published a preliminary list of US products amounting to almost $20-billion (€17.7-billion). Read more

Nord Stream 2 has filed the third application in two years for a gas pipeline through its territory in waters to the south of the island of Bornholm, which is located between Sweden and Poland in the Baltic Sea, close to the Polish border... Read more

Following negotiations that have been "difficult", in the words of EU Council President Donald Tusk, the EU-China summit held in Brussels this week has concluded with a joint statement saying that both sides would “establish a political mechanism... Read more

At today’s CECE press conference, the European association of construction machinery manufacturers made it clear that 2018 was the strongest year for the construction equipment sector after the economic crisis. Releasing today a special video-... Read more

In a move that has surprised and dismayed many in the oil industry, Norway's largest party has withdrawn support for explorative drilling off the coast of the Lofoten islands inside the Arctic circle. Read more

"China and Europe are both partners for win-win economic cooperation and contributors to world peace and stability," wrote Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in the German newspaper Handelsblatt ahead of a summit this week aimed at solidifying ties... Read more

Stephen Phipson, the CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation in the UK, has written an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May and the Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn calling for the revocation of Article 50 if the government is... Read more

The controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which was set to start pumping 55 billion cubic metres of gas between Russia and Germany by the end of the year, has hit a setback after Denmark's Energy Agency (DEA) requested the company... Read more

Work is underway to expand the energy exchange market in Turkey in order to bring in more players from across Europe said Fatih Donmez, Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister. Read more

On the same day that UK Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Brussels to ask for an extension to Article 50, the clause in the EU's Lisbon Treaty that allows to country to leave the bloc, Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation, released a... Read more

Gas and oil pipelines have long been a source of political contention and accusations of cronyism, hypocrisy, and pandering to dictators are pretty much de rigeur when any pipeline gets underway. Read more

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