The Russian government has approved a draft bill that would allow it to seize foreign state assets, without warning. The move is seen as a tit-for-tat gesture, following Western court cases involving Russian firms.
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held talks on Thursday (23 July) over the conflict in east Ukraine, with all sides calling for the full implementation of a ceasefire deal, the French presidency said.
Following the EU’s failure to introduce neutral tobacco packaging, a group of ten countries has come together to promote the popular measure and counter the influence of Big Tobacco. EurActiv France reports .
United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said during a visit to Brussels on Thursday (23 July) that European leaders need to do more to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).