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  1. June 25, 2012

    Greek finance minister quits over health

    Greece’s finance minister resigned on Monday on unspecified health grounds after collapsing before he could be sworn in and...

  2. November 7, 2011

    Greek leaders fail to appoint PM

    Greek leaders failed to meet a self-imposed deadline for appointing a new prime minister on Monday after talks stalled with...

  1. November 7, 2011

    Wanted – a prime minister

    Wanted: a temporary prime minister for small eurozone country in distress. Must be an economist with international...

  2. November 6, 2011

    Greece to form coalition government

    The leaders of Greece’s two largest political parties last night decided to form a government of national unity to start...

  3. October 15, 2009

    EU attacks carbon border tax initiative

    Europe's environment chief has expressed reservations about a so-called carbon border tax - tariffs on imports from...

  4. October 13, 2009

    Europe: Prospect of losing leadership position

    Last week, Ed Markey, the US Congressman, conceded something that has become painfully obvious in recent months to even a...

  5. September 23, 2009

    Brussels retreats on bluefin tuna

    The European Commission has pulled back from an effort to restrict the trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna amid resistance from...

  6. September 21, 2009

    José Manuel Barroso: EU still clings to its climate leadership

    Early in September, while stumping for a second term as president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso met a...

  7. September 11, 2009

    US Senate pressed to help set example on emissions curbs

    The US Senate must act quickly to pass carbon-curbing legislation if Washington expects large polluters such as China and...

  8. September 11, 2009

    EU challenges poorer nations to cut emissions for more aid

    The European Union's environment chief challenged developing countries yesterday to agree at the Copenhagen climate summit...

  9. September 10, 2009

    Offer of deal for climate talks

    The European Union’s environment chief challenged developing countries on Thursday to agree at the Copenhagen climate summit...

  10. September 10, 2009

    Brussels moves to protect bluefin tuna

    The European Union yesterday threw its support behind a complete ban on bluefin tuna fishing, recommending that the fish...

  11. September 9, 2009

    Brussels moves to protect bluefin tuna

    The European Union has recommended listing bluefin tuna as an endangered species, starting a process to completely ban trade...

  12. September 9, 2009

    Europe sets out €15bn climate change aid plan

    The European Union is to offer a modest €15bn a year to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change,...

  13. September 9, 2009

    Europe sets out €15bn climate change aid plan

    The European Union is to offer a modest €15bn a year to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change,...

  14. September 8, 2009

    EU sets out €15bn climate aid plan

    The European Union is to offer a modest €15bn a year to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, setting...

  15. June 25, 2009

    EU invests in China carbon capture facility

    The European commission on Thursday announced plans to contribute up to €50m ($70m, £43m) to help China build a facility to...

  16. May 15, 2009

    EU industry emissions fall 3% in 2008

    Greenhouse gas emissions fell last year by 3 per cent among the European Union’s most energy-intensive businesses. The fall...

  17. December 13, 2008

    Brussels aims to set targets on greenhouse gases 10% higher

    Scarcely had European leaders concluded their climate change package yesterday by committing themselves to a 20 per cent...

  18. December 12, 2008

    Europe in line for emissions reprieve

    European industry was on the verge of a big victory in its fight against onerous new environmental policy last night as...

  19. November 6, 2008

    EU plans ban on experiments with great apes

    The European Commission's long-awaited plans to strengthen protection of animals in research across the EU, announced...

  20. November 5, 2008

    Brussels moves on animal testing

    The European Commission’s long-awaited plans to strengthen protection of animals in research across the EU, announced on...

  21. October 18, 2008

    European Commission seeks to halt illegal logging and curb deforestation

    Europe's timber suppliers will have to seek guarantees that their products have been legally harvested, under measures...

  22. October 18, 2008

    Brussels seeks bar on illegal timber

    Europe’s timber suppliers will have to seek guarantees that their products have been legally harvested, under measures...

  23. August 6, 2008

    Boost for emissions trading scheme

    European Union and United Nations systems for tracking the use of carbon credits will be connected before December, a move...

  24. July 24, 2008

    Brussels plans to ban seal trading

    Brussels on Wednesday proposed to outlaw trading in seal products which breach animal welfare standards. The move brought...

  25. May 21, 2008

    Poor practices taint Brazil's ethanol industry

    Luís Oliveira and his gang get up at dawn to take a rickety bus to Fazenda Agua Doce, a sugarcane farm in central São Paulo...

  26. May 20, 2008

    Poor practices taint Brazil’s ethanol exports

    Luís Oliveira and his gang get up at dawn to take a rickety bus to Fazenda Agua Doce, a sugarcane farm in central São Paulo...

  27. May 6, 2008

    Biotech groups await EU rethink on GM crops

    Biotechnology companies, who argue they could help solve the global food crisis, are hoping for a boost on Wednesday as...

  28. April 18, 2008

    MEPs challenge EU biofuels boost

    Leading legislators have mounted a challenge to a controversial European Union plan to increase biofuels use, saying that...

  29. March 28, 2008

    Romania set to ban approved modified corn crop

    Romania intends to join six other European Union members in banning the only genetically modified crop approved for use in...

  30. March 28, 2008

    Romania set to join bans on EU-backed modified crop

    Romania intends to join six other European Union members in banning the only genetically modified crop approved for use in...

  31. February 28, 2008

    Observer: Still rocking

    Who said Brussels wasn't rock'n'roll? Bee Gees star Robin Gibb and U2 singer Bono are among those who have lobbied the...

  32. February 6, 2008

    Costs of climate fight loom over Europe's last wilderness

    Villagers shell almonds in the evening shade as a pensioner wends her way home on a donkey laden with food from the market....

  33. January 21, 2008

    US claims negotiator snubbed in Brussels

    Fresh tensions emerged in transatlantic relations on Monday with US officials suggesting that Washington’s top trade...

  34. January 21, 2008

    Brussels urged to fight climate change with tax

    The European Union should fight climate change with a broad-based carbon tax rather than by setting precise targets for the...

  35. January 21, 2008

    EU urged to use taxes in climate struggle

    The European Union should fight climate change with a broad-based carbon tax rather than by setting precise targets for the...

  36. January 15, 2008

    EU boosts biofuels despite concerns

    Europe is set to press ahead with measures to boost biofuels in spite of battles in Brussels about whether they cause more...

  37. January 15, 2008

    Brussels sticks to biofuels target

    Europe is to press ahead with measures to boost biofuels despite internal battles in Brussels on whether they cause more...

  38. January 14, 2008

    Industry warns on crop fuel targets

    The UK biofuels industry has joined forces with opponents of Europe’s push for a rapid increase in the use of fuels from...

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