Bulgarian Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev met with the EU's Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger Thursday (24 April) to discuss the future of the Gazprom-sponsored South Stream gas pipeline. But the two sides offered a widely diverging interpretation of the exchange.
EXCLUSIVE / A group of pro-Europe British Conservatives has decided to launch a new party to stand in the upcoming European elections as an alternative to David Cameron’s Conservatives, and Nigel Farage’sEurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels Thursday (24 April) as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.
Big Internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the Web where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention.
Studies on the impact of shale gas extraction in Europe’s economy and energy security are mushrooming in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The latest from the UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) claims that the development of shale gas in the UK could generate "€40.2 billion” and “create up to 64,000 jobs” in Britain.
Candidates for France's Northwest constituency - from the Greens to the National Front- debated their programmes earlier this month in the Northern city of Arras, offering clashing visions of French politics and society one month ahead of the European elections.
Being able to speak many languages is an important skillset for any high-ranking European politician. When it comes to language skills, some candidates for the presidency of the European Commission have a clear linguistic advantage. EurActiv France reports.
For Germany's centre-right, Europe only plays a supporting role in the EU elections, explained Parliament VP Rainer Wieland. European politics are unimaginable without Angela Merkel, while topics like data protection and Ukraine "do not win elections". EurActiv Germany reports.
Russian oil giant Gazprom has slapped Ukraine energy firm Naftogaz Tursday (24 April) with an additional $11.4 billion gas bill, more than five times its previous claim, increasing pressure on Kyiv, amid the deepest East-West rift since the end of the Cold War.
German firms feared higher competition from companies in new member states after the 2004 Eastern enlargement of the European Union. But ten years later, hardly any of these fears have materialised, a new survey reveals. EurActiv Germany reports.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the centre-right candidate for European Commission president, said on Wednesday (23 April) that renegotiating the UK’s European Union membership would be one of his priorities if he wins the job.
The foreign ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank Walter Steinmeier, reassured Moldova Wednesday (23 April) that the EU stood ready to sign an association agreement with Chisinau this summer, and that the Union supported the country’s territorial integrity.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences yesterday (23 April) to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.
Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Ukrainem and Washington will only wait "days" more for the accord to be implemented, a senior US official said Wednesday (23 April).
Energy efficiency action plans sent to Brussels by EU member states are so lacking in credibility that infringement proceedings should be taken out against 13 of them, according to the first major analysis of compliance efforts with a new European Union law.