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EU sets new energy savings target at 30%

EU sets new energy savings target at 30%

After months of tough negotiations, the European Commission recommended Wednesday a new energy savings target of 30 per cent so as to combat climate change and ensure self-sufficiency.

EU to hit Russian banks over Ukraine: reports

The European Union may go even further than the United States in hitting Russian banks with sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, curbing their ability to raise funds, reports said on Thursday.

Eurozone economy rebounds, but France lags: survey

The eurozone economy showed signs of a rebound in July after several months of sluggish activity, but France stood out as a laggard, a closely watched survey showed on Thursday.

EU says Ryanair must repay EUR 9.6m in illegal state aid

The European Commission said on Wednesday that low-fare airline Ryanair must repay about 9.6 million euros in illegal state aid it received for its operations in several French regional airports.

Lithuania orders pig cull amid first cases of African swine fever

Lithuania on Thursday destroyed thousands of pigs after confirming its first cases of deadly African swine fever, days after it was detected on farms in EU neighbours Latvia and Poland.


South Stream, a bargaining chip in Russia-EU standoff

South Stream mapSouth Stream, the multi-billion-euro pipeline intended to bring Siberian gas to Europe, has become an economic pawn in the Ukraine crisis, analysts say, after Bulgaria halted work under pressure from Brussels and Washington.

Implementation of the Green Action Plan for SMEs risks to fail

The European Commission has published its new Green Action Plan for SMEs presenting a solid list of actions aimed at improving SMEs' resource efficiency.

European Policy and Funding Advisor

The Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels office is recruiting a European Policy and Funding Advisor to its small team to support the Brussels-based activities of the partnership.

Expats Health Insurance

International health insuranceWorldwide health insurance plans give you peace of mind. American Express International Healthcare Plan offers expatriates the medical cover they require abroad.

Green Employment Initiative

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy.

China: Business Confidence Survey 2014

Business Confidence Survey 2014 - European Union Chamber of Commerce in ChinaBusiness conditions in China are getting tougher and this has led to a further weakening of the financial performance of European companies in the domestic marketplace.