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EU working 'swiftly' on tougher Russia Ukraine sanctions

EU working 'swiftly' on tougher Russia Ukraine sanctions

The European Union is making swift progress on adopting much tougher economic sector sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, officials said on Friday.

German business 'would back Russia sanctions 100%': report

German industry would support "100 per cent" tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the chairman of a major business lobby, the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, said Friday.

Lenders up pressure on Cyprus to call in bad loans

International lenders put new pressure on Cyprus politicians Friday to agree delayed legislation on foreclosure procedures for bad loans in the latest review of compliance over a multi-billion debt bailout.

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 rejects Swiss request for freedom of movement talks: source

The EU on Thursday formally rejected Switzerland's request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.


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.