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  1. 7 hours ago

    Russia attacks EU sanctions and warns of higher energy bills

    Russia lashed out at the EU for imposing broad sanctions against key sectors of its economy and warned that Europeans would...

  2. July 29, 2014

    London congestion charge to double for diesels

    Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, has announced plans to double the capital’s congestion charge to £20 per day from 2020 for...

  3. July 29, 2014

    Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

    Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

  4. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  5. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  6. Brussels Blog

    July 28, 2014

    Russian sanctions: leaked "phase three" legislation

    A Vienna branch of Sberbank, Russia's largest state-owned bank, which would be covered Although a large chunk of Brussels...

  7. July 27, 2014

    Europeans urge US to push power button on trade deal

    Ask anyone in European business what the most daunting longer-term issues confronting them are and it is unlikely to take...

  8. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  9. July 25, 2014

    Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia

    As the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch air force base in the southern city of...

  10. July 24, 2014

    US says Russia fired artillery into Ukraine

    The US accused Russia on Thursday of firing artillery across the border into eastern Ukraine and said Moscow was planning to...

  11. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine gas deadlock poses latent threat to EU

    While markets have been focused on the latest geopolitical flashpoint involving Russia and Ukraine – the downing of Malaysia...

  12. July 24, 2014

    Russia sanctions: being "insufficiently cautious"

    Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Mistrals… That’s one Twitter parody (of Charles de Gaulle, and a certain pair of...

  13. Brussels Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions memo: the details

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions...

  14. July 23, 2014

    UK energy department reverses Drax biomass decision

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has reversed its decision to exclude Drax Group from receiving an enhanced...

  15. July 23, 2014

    EU energy saving plan targets Russian gas links

    Brussels unveiled a 30 per cent energy efficiency target on Wednesday aimed at weaning Europe off Russian gas, but appeased...

  16. July 23, 2014

    Biomass report adds to debate on power station subsidies

    Burning wood to generate electricity can produce as many of the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change as a...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  18. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  19. July 21, 2014

    Forcing Putin to think again

    Since the start of the Ukraine crisis European governments have been more reluctant than the US to impose sanctions on...

  20. July 19, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks extended for four months

    Iran and six world powers agreed on Friday to a four-month extension to nuclear negotiations after significant gaps remained...

  21. July 17, 2014

    Q&A: The latest western sanctions on Russia explained

    The US has imposed its harshest sanctions yet on Russia to protest at its conduct in Ukraine, targeting big companies such...

  22. July 17, 2014

    Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Nato must focus on the ‘hybrid wars’ being waged on the west

    As Europe’s leaders prepare for their summer break, there is one group that has little prospect of hitting the beach this...

  24. July 15, 2014

    Swedish industrial bellwether SKF struggles amid cautiousness

    Industrial weakness in western Europe weighed on SKF in the second quarter, as the world’s largest producer of ballbearings...

  25. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities made a modest rebound after breaking a two-month winning streak last week. Haven assets were...

  26. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  27. Nick Butler

    July 13, 2014

    It's time for a renewables multinational

    Getty Images Why are renewables moving so slowly? Of course the output of renewable energy is growing in absolute terms and...

  28. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the reaction to Banco Espirito Santo’s problems. NEWS Banco Espírito...

  29. July 11, 2014

    Europe risks ‘significant’ gas shortages this winter

    Europe faces a “significant risk” of gas shortages this winter if there is any disruption to Russian supplies through...

  30. July 9, 2014

    EU energy market: Pipe dream

    Poland’s prime minister, Donald Tusk, has a battle on his hands. In April he proposed a European energy union to address one...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 8, 2014

    Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU gas...

  32. Brussels Blog

    July 7, 2014

    Carbon emissions and the Polish Puzzle

    The Belchatow power station in central Poland, one of the largest coal-burning plants in the world While Brussels winds down...

  33. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  34. July 6, 2014

    Drive towards single European digital economy proposed

    Proposals to support a single European digital economy will be revealed in Venice this week at the first meeting held by the...

  35. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  36. July 4, 2014

    Germany relaxes opposition to fracking 

    Germany is to relax its outright opposition to fracking by allowing field trials of the controversial technology in a step...

  37. July 3, 2014

    France ready to sell corporate stakes to pay down debt

    France has signalled it is ready to sell some of the state’s €100bn corporate shareholdings in companies to help pay down...

  38. Brussels Blog

    July 3, 2014

    EU energy security: in hot water

    When looking for scapegoats for the EU’s energy crisis and our dependence on Russian gas, it is all too easy to attack...

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