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      Fighting poverty by mobilising domestic resources

      This year, global leaders could set the world on a path to overcoming extreme poverty by 2030. Achieving this will require...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Germany’s decision on coal brings a clash of wills

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an environmental leader...

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    1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

      The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
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      The conflict betweeen Russia and Ukraine has underlined the competing claims of the EU...
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    1. Nick Butler

      May 24, 2015

      The burning issue of German coal

      The conflict at the heart of Germany’s energy policy is finally coming to a head. Can Germany claim to be an environmental...

    2. May 21, 2015

      National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

      The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide energy...

    3. May 21, 2015

      Coal and gas power dying out in Europe, says energy chief

      Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity...

    4. May 20, 2015

      GE would sell intellectual property rights to secure Alstom deal

      General Electric said on Wednesday that it was willing to sell intellectual property rights to allay European Commission...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Oil market buoyed by product demand

      The oil market is coping with storage capacity limits because demand for products such as petrol has been unexpectedly...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron will put the finishing touches to his cabinet and address newly...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Gazprom announces deal with Ankara to build Black Sea pipeline

      Gazprom says it has reached agreement with Ankara to build a “Turkish Stream” pipeline across the Black Sea, bringing the...

    8. May 7, 2015

      Siemens to cut 4,500 jobs to help turn round power and gas arm

      Siemens plans to cut a further 4,500 jobs to help turn round its power and gas division and other underperforming industrial...

    9. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2015

      Time to end Europe's dependence on Russian energy

      Margrethe Vestager is one of the most influential women in Danish politics but it was her recent decisions as European...

    10. May 2, 2015

      Lithuania accuses Russia of disrupting work on Baltic power cable

      Lithuania has accused Russian warships of interfering with work on an undersea power cable linking it to Sweden that is...

    11. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of renewable...

    12. April 30, 2015

      Plastic recyclers feel the squeeze after oil price crash

      Plastic recyclers struggle with collapse in oil prices When Chris Dow opened his £35m plastic recycling plant in the...

    13. April 29, 2015

      EU launches electricity supplier probe

      The EU has launched an inquiry to determine whether 11 member states are paying illegal subsidies to electricity suppliers...

    14. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    15. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    16. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a decline...

    17. April 22, 2015

      Gazprom and the EU test energy ties that bind

      On the day in October 1973 when Soviet gas started flowing to West Germany diplomats from the two countries gathered in...

    18. April 22, 2015

      Brussels accuses Gazprom over stranglehold

      Brussels has confronted Gazprom over its stranglehold on gas supplies to eastern Europe, accusing the Russian...

    19. April 22, 2015

      Q&A: Gazprom accused

      Brussels is charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position in eastern Europe’s upstream gas market. The formal...

    20. April 21, 2015

      Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

      More than a decade after it started investigating the European gas market, and long after it forced the continent’s biggest...

    21. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    22. April 20, 2015

      EU poised to unveil antitrust charges against Russia’s Gazprom

      Brussels will on Wednesday accuse Russia’s Gazprom of illegal abuse of its dominant position in Europe’s gas market,...

    23. April 20, 2015

      Political parties promise business everything except greater freedom

      Are Nicola Sturgeon and David Cameron twins who were parted in infancy by mischievous goblins? There is some symmetry...

    24. April 15, 2015

      The failed search for a Google deal

      The latest twist in the European Commission’s long-running antitrust case against Google raises the prospect of a sharp turn...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The EU will launch one of the defining antitrust cases of the internet era today,...

    26. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

    27. April 14, 2015

      Business gives lukewarm verdict on Conservative manifesto

      Business has raised questions over David Cameron’s flagship election pledges, even while praising the Conservative party’s...

    28. April 13, 2015

      Gazprom chief warns EU over pricing challenge

      Gazprom, Russia’s state controlled gas exporter, has said attempts by Brussels to crack down on its pricing model will...

    29. Nick Butler

      April 13, 2015

      The EU is quietly shaping its energy union

      An intriguing process has begun in the EU, almost unnoticed outside the small world of Brussels and the shrinking circle of...

    30. April 12, 2015

      Politics, red tape ‘turning EU clean energy into zombie industry’

      The EU’s dysfunctional political system is turning clean energy companies into a “zombie industry” of the living dead, the...

    31. April 12, 2015

      Corruption and incompetence allegations dog Libya’s governments

      Rival Libyan administrations overseeing the war-torn, oil-rich country’s affairs have been accused of financial...

    32. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine opens gas sector to investors with anti-monopoly law

      Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday intended to break monopolies and lure badly needed investment into the...

    33. April 9, 2015

      Shell’s takeover of BG likely to face global antitrust scrutiny

      As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed acquisition of BG Group for £47bn excluding...

    34. April 6, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras’s soft fruit ploy with Moscow set to antagonise EU

      When Alexis Tsipras visits Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin on Wednesday there is a chance the Greek premier’s eastern manoeuvre...

    35. April 5, 2015

      Poland: Barriers to business

      Poland: the battle over Warsaw’s Skra stadium For 90 years, Polish and international athletes have been running, throwing...

    36. April 5, 2015

      Guy Hands attacks Tory stance on wind farms

      Guy Hands, one of the best-known figures in the City of London, says a Labour-Scottish National party majority would be the...

    37. April 3, 2015

      Oil slides after agreement with Iran

      Iran’s agreement on Thursday with world powers over its nuclear activities brings the Opec member closer to achieving its...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. It’s a deal – after eight days of talks negotiators came to anagreement for Iran...

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