Shell & Co ready to defy Poland over Nordstream 2, says Gazprom chief

The international consortium put together to build the Nordstream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany are getting…

Juncker plays WTO card over steel row as Li calls for more EU-China trade

EU-China trade:The president of the European commission has warned China that it must stop dumping cheap…

UK ministers begin post-Brexit trade talks with visits to India and China

post-Brexit trade talks: UK Business Minister Said Javid was due to hold preliminary talks  with government…

EU extends Russian sanctions for another year as Moscow retaliates

EU extends Russian sanctions: EU  yesterday confirmed that it was rolling over the sanctions  that it…

Putin extends EU food embargo

EU food embargo: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning imports of Western food products until…

Brexit expected put brakes on India-EU FTA negotiations

Brexit: UK’s vote to leave the EU is expected to delay Indian attempts to establish a free trade agreement…

EU extends Russian sanctions as Juncker meets Putin in St Petersburg

Russian sanctions: The European Union  yesterday resolved to extend the ban on its members conducting business…

Junker and Putin set to thrash out future of Nord Stream 2 at SPIEF

The future of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline proposed between Russia and Germany  is…

Merkel proposes economic zone stretching from ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend put forward the idea of creating a common economic zone…

Juncker confirms attendance at next month’s St. Petersburg Forum

Both Moscow and Brussels have confirmed that the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend Russia’s…

Putin keeps South Stream pipeline on agenda ahead of Athens visit

South Stream: Russia is still interested in working out a way of building a pipeline along…

US calls on EU to hold fire on Nord Stream 2 to assess security risks

US officials have urged the EU not to rush into the construction of the Nord Stream 2…

Mogherini leads EU delegation to Iran on mission to boost commercial ties

A high-level delegation of eight European Commissioners led by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and…

Russian-EU trade down as Switzerland pushes its way into top three

Russian-EU trade: The volume of trade flowing from Russia to  the EU dropped down to 6% of the…

Gazprom agrees to sell off Latvjias Gaze to comply with EU restrictions

Gazprom has  agreed to sell its 34% share in Latvia’s natural gas distributor Latvijas Gaze in…

EU warns major European banks off placing Russian Eurobonds

A number of large  European banks including BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse Group, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and UBS…

Central & Eastern EU PMs post objection to Nord Stream 2

Eight EU governments have signed a letter objecting to the Nord Stream 2 project that would…

Nord Stream 2 scheduled for 2018 completion

Nord Stream 2 AG, the consortium behind plans to build a second  gas pipeline along the…

Chinese investment in Europe hits record $23bn

Chinese investment in Europe: Combined investment by China’s public and private sectors in Europe hit a…

EC approves Trans Adriatic Pipeline

The European Commission yesterday  approved the Host Government Agreement between Greece and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline…

EU ready to extend Russian sanctions

Russian sanctions: The European Union will extend sanctions against almost 150 Russian officials and pro-Moscow separatists…

Rosneft EU law suit opens in Luxembourg

Rosneft EU law suit: The European General Court (EGC) in Luxembourg  has  started hearing Rosneft’s case against the EU,…

Russia facing EU legal hurdles over Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2:Russia’s plan to build a second natural-gas pipeline to Germany along the bed of…

EU delegation to visit Iran to discuss Southern Gas Corridor

Southern Gas Corridor: The EU is to make its first “technical assessment mission” to Iran next month, its…