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  • EU links sanctions on Russia to Minsk ceasefire deal

    Promoted content | Energy 20-03-2015

    “The duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements,” said EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday after EU leaders met for the March EU Council Summit.

  • No EU-US trade deal by 2015, says TTIP expert

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 19-03-2015

    “I don't think the [TTIP] deal is going to be done in 2015,” said Joseph P. Quinlan, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Ukraine urges EU leaders to back peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    Promoted content | Europe's East 19-03-2015

    Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged EU leaders to back Kiev's request to sendi an international peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russia separatists.

  • Russia wants to divide the west, Tusk tells Obama

    Promoted content | Europe's East 10-03-2015

    European Council President Donald Tusk visited the White House on Monday, where he met US President Barack Obama to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Greece and negotiations on the transatlantic trade agreement.

  • Commission quizzed over EU army

    Promoted content | Defence policy 09-03-2015

    The European Commission today (9 March) fielded questions after the executive's president, Jean-Claude Juncker said an EU army would eventually be needed for the bloc to be taken seriously.

  • Commission condemns Russian travel bans on EU officials

    Promoted content | Europe's East 03-03-2015

    The European Commission condemned on Tuesday (3 March) Russia's refusal to allow senior officials from Poland and Latvia, including an MEP, to enter the country to attend the funeral of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

  • Šef?ovi?: EU gas supply ‘secure’

    Promoted content | Energy 03-03-2015

    Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is 'reassured' that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains 'secure.' Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.

  • AmCham EU Transatlantic Conference 2015

    Promoted content | Trade & Society 27-02-2015

    The AmCham EU Annual Transatlantic Conference will take place on Thursday, 19 March 2015 from 9:00 to 16:00 at The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, in Brussels. The conference will feature a keynote address from The Honorable Anthony Gardner, United States Ambassador to the European Union. The programme will also include Joseph Quinlan, Senior Fellow, Centre for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University who will present the findings of the annual transatlantic economy survey and Carlo Calenda? , Italian Deputy-Minister of Economic Development who will deliver a keynote lunch address.

  • Will Energy Union give business to abusers of human rights?

    Promoted content | Energy 26-02-2015

    Turkey, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and “other potential suppliers in the Middle East and Africa” were named in yesterday’s (25 February) Commission communication on Energy Union. EURACTIV understands that Iran and Iraq is also part of the Commission’s long-term thinking, as it searches for alternative suppliers of gas to Russia.  

  • Šef?ovi? hopes to convince Orbán to disclose energy agreements

    Promoted content | Energy 25-02-2015

    On Wednesday (February 25th) the European Commission launched its Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union. One of the key elements of the Energy Union is that member states’ energy deals with non-EU nations should be scrutinised on a mandatory basis by the European Commission before they are signed. Russia has always insisted that those deals are confidential.

  • EU leaders give ‘cautious support’ to Ukraine’s peace plan

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

    On Thursday, EU leaders welcomed the ceasefire agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, but said they gave it 'cautious support.'

  • Juncker: Minsk agreement ‘excellent news’

    Promoted content | Europe's East 12-02-2015

    Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement as 'excellent news'.