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Russia bills Ukraine for gas it didn’t use

2 hours 55 min ago
Russian oil giant Gazprom has slapped Ukraine energy firm Naftogaz Tursday (24 April) with an additional $11.4 billion gas bill, more than five times its previous claim, increasing pressure on Kyiv, amid the deepest East-West rift since the end of the Cold War.

Juncker tells Cameron: I will renegotiate UK membership

5 hours 50 min ago
Jean-Claude Juncker, the centre-right candidate for European Commission president, said on Wednesday (23 April) that renegotiating the UK’s European Union membership would be one of his priorities if he wins the job.

Erdoğan offers ‘condolences’ to Armenian genocide survivors

7 hours 9 min ago
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences yesterday (23 April) to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.

US gives Russia ‘days’ to implement Ukraine agreement

7 hours 25 min ago
Russia has not fulfilled its part of an international agreement to defuse tension in Ukrainem and Washington will only wait "days" more for the accord to be implemented, a senior US official said Wednesday (23 April).

First analysis: EU states energy saving plans ‘not credible’

23 April, 2014 - 17:04
Energy efficiency action plans sent to Brussels by EU member states are so lacking in credibility that infringement proceedings should be taken out against 13 of them, according to the first major analysis of compliance efforts with a new European Union law.

Study: Public-private partnerships threaten smallholders

23 April, 2014 - 16:24
Collaboration between public and private agriculture investment was thought to be beneficial for development. But a recent study focusing on Zambia argues the opposite: most companies simply seek a quick profit, while local smallholders sink further into poverty. EurActiv Germany reports.

Removing barriers to e-invoicing

23 April, 2014 - 13:17
With the EU Parliament's approval of a European standard for e-invoicing in public procurement, we got one step closer to the creation of a true digital single market in Europe. Now, it is time to accelerate the journey towards full digitisation, writes Martin Hurley.

Piazza Schuman!

23 April, 2014 - 12:58
How can we expect Europeans to cherish the European Union and its capital, if the public space that symbolises it is nothing but a shabby roundabout on a traffic axis? And yet former president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, said in 2001 that Rond-point Schuman should become "the meeting point of Europe; the piazza of the continent". Philippe Van Parijs gives his vision on how to embellish the heart of Europe's capital.

Schulz, Juncker tell Van Rompuy ‘the old days are over’

23 April, 2014 - 07:42
The two lead candidates in the race for the European elections have reacted vigorously to statements by Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who scorned the parties’ attempt to put forward candidates for the European Commission's presidency.

US to surrender control of ICANN

23 April, 2014 - 07:10
A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of US spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought, after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control.

Ukraine escalation puts Geneva agreement in jeopardy

23 April, 2014 - 06:55
Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called Tuesday (22 April) for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels, after a local politician from his own party was found dead, displaying signs of torture.

Study: Austerity driving Greeks to commit suicide

22 April, 2014 - 16:14
A direct link ties government austerity measures to a sharp rise in male suicides, according to research carried out at the University of Portsmouth.