Ecaterina Casinge

Energy 05-09-2014

Parliament reacts to Juncker’s plan to merge energy and climate portfolios

Members of the European Parliament have written to Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker voicing their opposition to the potential merging of the energy and climate change portfolios.
Europe's East 02-09-2014

EU foreign ministers gather in Moldova in show of support

Federica Mogherini, the newly appointed head of the EU diplomatic service, met with several EU foreign affairs ministers in Chisinau, Moldova yesterday (1 September) in a sign of support for the country. This was Mogherini’s first official trip abroad, after being appointed to be the next EU foreign affairs chief.
Agrifood 29-08-2014

Dairy sector to receive emergency EU funding following Russian trade ban

The European Union will use agricultural funds to help EU producers store butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and cheese, to help diminish the impact of the Russian ban on EU food imports, the Commission announced on Thursday (28 August).
Energy 28-08-2014

Gazprom monopoly broken in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has broken Moscow-backed Gazprom’s gas monopoly after completing the first phase of a new pipeline connecting it to the EU energy market.

Commission to help Belgian Ford workers get new jobs

On 22 August, the European Commission proposed funding for redundant car workers in Belgium’s Ford factory to acquire new skills and find new jobs. Based in the Flemish city of Genk, the workers were told in October 2012 that they would be laid off in 2014.

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