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EU to finance reforms in Georgia

The European Union will allocate € 40 million to Georgia within the framework of the bilateral cooperation with the republic, the Chairman of the European Commission (EC), Jean-Claude Juncker said today at a joint press briefing with …

EU closes Gazprom case

Russia’s Gazprom has settled its seven-year antitrust case with Brussels, avoiding a fine by promising reforms that European officials hope will make the central and eastern European gas market more competitive. …

Russia may impose sanctions on US exports

Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion combined, filings published by the World Trade Organization showed. Russia said the U.S. plan …

European Parliament election dates revealed

The Council of the European Union adopted a decision setting 23 to 26 May 2019 as the dates for the next European Parliament elections.  The dates were agreed unanimously by the Council after consulting the European …

Comeback of South Stream?

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev expressed hope for direct gas supplies from Russia to this country via the Black Sea. Speaking at the meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, he called …

Anti-Russian sanctions harm Europe - Bundestag

The Bundestag considers the anti-Russian sanctions harmful and finds it necessary to abolish them, the co-chairman of the Left Party faction in the Bundestag, Sarah Wagenkneht suggests. In particular, she called for an end to the "ice age in …

Head of European Commission to visit Tbilisi

The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will visit Tbilisi next week. This is stated in the preliminary program of the European Commission events for the next week. The purpose of the visit is to participate in a …