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Energy 18-05-2022

Russia could cut off gas to Finland this week, energy provider says

Russia could cut off gas supplies to Finland this week, Finland's state-owned energy provider Gasum said on Wednesday (18 May), in a row over Moscow's demand for countries to pay for gas in roubles and as Helsinki seeks NATO membership.
Global Europe 17-05-2022

US backs UN push to get Ukraine grain back to global market

The United States supports efforts by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to get Ukrainian grain back into the international marketplace amid the war, the US ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday (16 May).
Global Europe 16-05-2022

EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

EU foreign ministers sought to publicly pressure Hungary on Monday (16 May) to lift its veto on a proposed oil embargo on Russia, with Lithuania saying the bloc was being "held hostage by one member state".
Energy 12-05-2022

Berlin inches closer to expropriating Gazprom assets

Following the Russian announcement of sanctions against 31 European utilities, including Gazprom Germania, the German government is inching closer to expropriating the German Gazprom subsidiary and related assets.
Global Europe 12-05-2022

NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

Finland is expected to announce on Thursday (12 May) its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials said, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance.
Global Europe 12-05-2022

Russia ‘most direct threat to world order’, von der Leyen says at EU-Japan summit

Russia is the "most direct threat" to the international order because of its invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday (12 May) in Tokyo.
Global Europe 12-05-2022

Russia puts sanctions on Gazprom subsidiaries in Europe

Moscow has imposed sanctions on 31 companies, including the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal pipeline, as well as the former German unit of the Russian gas producer Gazprom, whose subsidiaries service Europe's gas consumption.
Global Europe 11-05-2022

Companies hire more lawyers to avoid sanctions-related fines

The deployment of unprecedented sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine war has left companies with a complex legal minefield to navigate, prompting them to hire more lawyers to avoid costly missteps.
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Safe at Home: Cutting Fossil Fuel Imports Through Renovation

Fears of leaving Europeans unable to heat their homes have led to governments allocating billions of euros for energy bill rebates, in some cases even pledging to freeze gas and electricity tariffs. Spending on this scale will not be sustainable...
Global Europe 09-05-2022

Putin to mark WW II victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russia prepared to mark the 9 May anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
Global Europe 07-05-2022

Italy impounds luxury yacht linked to Russian president

The Italian government ordered police on Friday (6 February) to impound a luxury yacht worth some $700 million that has been linked in the media to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Global Europe 06-05-2022

Medvedev hails Orbán’s opposition to EU oil, religious figures sanctions

Former Russian President and current Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's opposition to the proposed EU embargo of oil and sanctions targeting the leader of the Russian church.
Global Europe 06-05-2022

Russia must return over 400 stolen airplanes, MEPs demand

The European Parliament passed on Thursday (5 May) a resolution on the impact of the Russian aggression on the transport and tourism sector, which calls on Russia to return over 400 airplanes leased from foreign companies it has stolen.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

Charles Michel: Sell seized Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine

The EU should confiscate and sell Russian assets it has seized and use the proceeds to rebuild war-scarred Ukraine, EU chief Charles Michel said in an interview published Thursday (5 May).
Technology 05-05-2022

French EU presidency wants ‘proportionate’ fines, extended deadlines in AI Act

The French presidency of the EU Council has made a series of proposals regarding the enforcement of the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act, in a new compromise text seen by EURACTIV.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

Russian ceasefire to begin at besieged Mariupol steel plant

A Russian-announced ceasefire was due to begin Thursday (5 May) at the besieged steel plant in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, to allow civilians to flee even as its defenders vowed to fight to the end.
Global Europe 05-05-2022

Biden to talk with G7 leaders this week about further sanctions on Russia

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (4 May) said he would speak with other leaders from the Group of Seven advanced economies this week about potential additional sanctions against Russia over its continuing and intensifying war in Ukraine.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (3 May), unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is Ukraine's last redoubt in the port city of Mariupol as the European Union prepared to slap oil sanctions on Moscow.
China 03-05-2022

US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

Two months after warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine, senior US officials say they have not detected overt Chinese military and economic support, a welcome development in the tense US-China relationship.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Putin puts West on notice: Moscow can terminate exports and deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin put the West on notice that he could terminate exports and deals, the Kremlin's toughest response yet to the sanctions burden imposed by the United States and allies over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russian clubs banned from next season’s Champions League

Russian clubs have been banned by UEFA from participating in the Champions League and all other European competitions next season, European football's governing body announced on Monday (2 May).
EU-India 02-05-2022

Ukraine on agenda as Indian PM Modi visits Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Europe on Monday (2 May) with New Delhi's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine set to be a key talking point in meetings with regional leaders.
Global Europe 01-05-2022

Russian missiles target Ukraine’s east, south; some civilians leave Mariupol plant

Russia pounded southern and eastern Ukraine with missile strikes on Saturday, Ukrainian officials said, while some women and children evacuated a steel plant in the besieged city of Mariupol where they had holed up for more than a week.
China 28-04-2022

Britain’s Truss tells China its rise depends on playing by the rules

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss warned China that failure to play by global rules would cut short its rise as a superpower, and said the West should ensure that Taiwan can defend itself.