MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new attempt to woo Ukraine on Thursday after the European Union and United States stepped up efforts to pull Kiev out of its former Soviet master's orbit. A day after European and U.S. Show More Summary
Ashton Claims Ukraine Will Sign EU Agreement Top news: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton claimed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych still intends to sign an association agreement with the European Union after he at first declined...Show More Summary
IN OCTOBER Joaquín Almunia, the European Union’s competition commissioner, suggested that his case against Google, which he initiated in 2010, might at last be drawing to a close. Having rejected one lot of proposals by the search giant to settle the case, Mr Almunia pronounced a revised set to be an improvement. Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (AP) — Two weeks ago, the European Union's foreign policy chief was at a summit in Lithuania, wooing Ukraine's president with offers of preferential dealings with the world's largest trade bloc. This week, she stood in Kiev's Independence Square with protesters bent on ousting the same man.
(BRUSSELS) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych “intends to sign” the far-reaching trade and cooperation agreement with the EU that he rejected only last month, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said Thursday after talks with the embattled leader. Show More Summary
By Juan Cole First, the European Union decided last summer to exclude Israeli Occupation institutions from Israel-EU cooperation initiatives. That is, Israeli institutions are routinely invited to European scientific conferences and projects…
Riot police have reportedly left the square in Kiev that they tried to clear of protesters Tuesday. But U.S. and European Union diplomats say the Ukrainian government needs to do much more to find a peaceful resolution to its crisis. Protesters are angry that their leaders don't want to join the EU.
What will happen when Britain sits down to negotiate a new relationship with the European Union? The Open Europe think tank decided to find out with ‘war games’ in Westminster… Continue reading The post War gaming a better EU deal for Britain appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
( LJUBLJANA, Slovenia) — Slovenia said Wednesday it has enough funds to shore up its indebted banks, indicating the small European Union country will not be seeking an international bailout. The central bank said in a statement “theShow More Summary
(Photo: Oceana in Europe) Deep ocean species grow slowly and produce few offspring, making them very vulnerable to overfishing. But the European Union fleet in the North-East Atlantic fishes down to depths of 1,500 meters, using bottom-fishing gear that destroys thousand-year-old corals and sponge beds. Show More Summary
And another high-profile political leader joins the boycott of Russia for their heinous witch hunt of homosexuals. European Union commissioner Viviane Reding, like German President Joachim Gauck, has publicly announced that she will not be attending the Olympics in Sochi....
LONDON (Reuters) - The 11 European Union countries that have pledged to tax financial transactions will consider excluding several key markets from the levy's scope, an EU document showed.
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Europe's second highest court upheld a decision on Wednesday by European Union regulators clearing Microsoft's $8.5 billion takeover of Skype in 2011, rejecting a challenge by the world's top network equipment maker Cisco Systems...
The European Union plans to introduce origin labeling for pork, poultry, sheep and goat meat that will include information on where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The European Commission said that the rule will allow EU consumers “to know where the meat they buy comes from – a demand they have clearly expressed.” According... Continue Reading
After completing its “first full risk assessment” of aspartame and associated breakdown products, a European Union food-safety group has concluded that the controversial artificial sweetener is safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure. Show More Summary
Just three months before the 2014 WInter Olympics, two European officials announce that Russia's human rights record will keep them away.
Here's a great chart (courtesy of Rafat Ali) of the 2013 European Union Industrial R&D Scoreboard. It shows the world's top 50 companies ranked by their total research & development investment (in euros). The top R&D investor is the German carmaker Volkswagen ( €9.5 billion, $13 billion), which moved up from third place last year. Five U.S. Show More Summary
EU finance ministers meeting late into the night are edging closer to a deal on a new European bank executioner. But as always in the eurozone crisis, ministers have become hung up on small but potential significant details. Officials say the differences are significant enough that a final deal will have to be delayed until next week. Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries edged slowly towards agreeing a scheme to shut failing banks on Tuesday, although a final deal on wider reform to prevent a repeat financial crisis may not be reached until next week.