Russia to go ahead with Ukraine food embargo after tripartite talks fail

Ukraine food embargo: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev  yesterday gave the go-ahead for an embargo on Ukrainian…

EU hosts tripartite talks to tackle Russia’s suspension of Ukraine FTA

Ukraine FTA:  Russia, the European Union and Ukraine are scheduled to hold talks in Brussels today which…

Russia suspends FTA with Ukraine as EU agreement looms

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree suspending Russia’s four-year-old FTA with Ukraine from the beginning…

Russian food shortages loom, government body warns

Russian food shortages: Russia could face a deficit of meat and dairy products next year as…

EU relaxes sanctions against Belarus

The European Union has suspended the bulk of its sanctions against Belarus, including an asset freeze…

EU backs Azerbaijan WTO accession efforts

Azerbaijan WTO accession: The European Union is ready to make every effort to help Azerbaijan through the WTO accession process, the…

EU and China team up for 5G development

In what is being hailed as a ‘milestone’, the EU and China have signed an agreement…

Destruction of goods covered by food import ban resumes

Food import ban: After a week’s break, Russia’s state-run health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has resumed its policy of destroying…

Gazprom launches its first European spot gas auction

 Gazprom yesterday launched  its first ever public auction for spot gas supplies in Europe over the winter, in…

Meeting on Ukraine winter gas package set for September

Ukraine winter gas package: A trilateral meeting between Ministers from the EU, Russia and Ukraine could be arranged…

Greece faces snap elections as Tsipras resigns

Tsipras resigns: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday resigned in a bid to strengthen his mandate to…

Greece and Troika agree €86bn bailout terms

Greece and its international lenders clinched a multi-billion-euro bailout agreement today after marathon talks through the night,…

Russian destruction of banned food imports continues

The Russian destruction of banned food imports continued yesterday, with the country’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor destroying…

Russia begins destroying embargoed pork

The first batch of embargoed pork has been destroyed in the southern Russian city of Samara, three days…

Rosneft may sue over losses incurred from sanctions

The Russian oil major Rosneft has not ruled out the possibility of suing over potential losses incurred from…

Farmers plan EU demo as Russian food ban costs put at €5.5bn

With the cost of the  Russian food ban being estimated at around €5.5bn, European farmers have announced that they…

Creditors get ready to open Greek bailout talks

Greek bailout talks: Greece and its creditors are getting ready to open talks to complete a bailout…

Tsipras reshuffles Greek Cabinet

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today reshuffled the Greek Cabinet after 38 members of his ruling Syriza party…

IMF attacks EU over terms of Greek bailout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has attacked the EU over the terms of the Greek bailout…

Grexit avoided as EU and Greece strike deal

Grexit avoided: Eurozone’s  finance ministers have agreed  to  set up a €50bn Greece-based asset fund, half of which will be…

15 states agree reverse flow plan to wean EU off Russian gas

Fifteen countries from central, eastern and southeastern Europe yesterday  pledged to accelerate the construction of the continent’s gas…

MPs prepare to vote amid rumours of Lafazanis resignation

Panagiotis Lafazanis,  leader of Syriza’s Coalition of the Radical Left and currently Greece’s Minister of Productive…

Athens given Sunday deadline to avoid Grexit

Grexit: European leaders gave debt-stricken Athens a final deadline of Sunday to reach a new bailout…

LNG from Iran could reach Europe by next year

LNG from Iran: With negotiators in Vienna racing to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme before…