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EU formally signs post-Brexit trade deal with UK

The European Union’s top officials formally signed the long fought-over post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom on Wednesday. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles …

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EU readies agenda for global change with U.S.

The European Commission and the High Representative put forward a proposal for a new, forward-looking transatlantic agenda.  With a series of initiatives, the 27-nation bloc is seeking to rekindle the decades-old spirit of …

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Why does EU need its own Magnitsky Act?

EU countries have begun talks on which names to hit first with new-model human rights sanctions. The confidential talks come amid preparations to launch the measures next week. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has been …

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Russia is main supplier of gas to EU

Russian pipeline supplies covered 45% of extra-European Union gas imports, according to the European Commission's quarterly report on European gas markets. Russia is followed by Norway (26%). "In the …

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Gazprom starts gas talks in Berlin

The delegation of Gazprom has started consultations on gas with representatives of Germany in Berlin, told reporters. "The Gazprom delegation has arrived at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of …

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New composition of European Commission approved

The European Union parliament has approved incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's new team by a large majority. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of the new commissioners …

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Novak and Sefcovic discuss gas transit via Ukraine

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed gas transit through Ukraine, as well as the relationship between Russia and the European Union within the framework of the BRELL project (single energy system of Belarus, …

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