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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 says Ryanair must repay EUR 9.6m in illegal state aid

The European Commission says 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.

Russia pressures Ukraine not to sign EU association pact

Russia heaped pressure Wednesday on Ukraine not to ratify a trade pact with the European Union, suggesting Kiev could face a total ban on its food exports.

EBRD bank to stop new investments in Russia

The EBRD bank on Wednesday said it will freeze funding for new projects in Russia in response to sanctions announced by Brussels last week over the Ukraine crisis.

Poland suffers first cases of African swine fever in pigs

Poland has confirmed its first cases of deadly swine fever in domestic pigs, as the World Trade Organisation reviews a Russian embargo on EU pork imports imposed over the disease.


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.