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    1. December 23, 2014

      Greek parliament fails to elect president in second-round vote

      Greece’s parliament failed to elect a new president in Tuesday’s second-round vote, increasing the chances of an early...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not cut...

    1. December 21, 2014

      Samaras in last-ditch bid to avert snap election amid bribe claims

      Antonis Samaras, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, has offered last-minute concessions to persuade opposition lawmakers...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Athens stumbles at first presidential poll hurdle

      Greek lawmakers failed to elect Stavros Dimas as the country’s next president in Wednesday’s first-round vote, but the...

    3. December 16, 2014

      Independent Greeks leader says ‘we want elections’

      There was a time when Panos Kammenos would have been a natural ally for Antonis Samaras, the country’s centre-right prime...

    4. December 12, 2014

      War of words escalates as Samaras strains to keep Syriza at bay

      Greek lawmakers face a tense weekend as they decide whether to rally behind the premier’s presidential candidate or risk...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. November 7, 2011

      Wanted – a prime minister

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

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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