Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

A photo taken on September 30, 2014 shows barbed wire set near an underground gas storage in the village of Opari, some 70 kms south-west from Lviv
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Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Sweden vows to increase defence spending

PM’s pledge comes as hunt for foreign submarine enters fifth day

Turkey struggles with Isis reverberations

Ankara’s attitude towards Kobani risks reigniting conflict with Kurds

Franco-Spanish energy spat tests EU

Madrid accuses Paris of protecting its nuclear plants

EU takes step toward rejecting budgets

France and Italy among five states to be asked for more details

James Ferguson illustration

Reform alone is no solution for eurozone

A policy that may work for Germany alone cannot work for an economy more than three times as big

Europe needs will to build energy union

A bitter row between France and Spain exposes the bloc’s inefficiency

Marek Belka
©Pawel Glogowski

Poland criticises eurozone banking union

Central bank intends to keep control of macroprudential policy

Honeywell and DuPont hit by EU antitrust

Collaboration over coolant to meet emissions rules falls foul

EU leans on big banks for bailout fund

System favours Germany and Spain but not France

Epitaph for France does a lively trade

Writing the country off has become a popular national pursuit

Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

Private jet carrying head of French oil group hit snow-clearing machine

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

Markets want more from central bank than just purchase of covered bonds from lenders

EU member states act to curb migrants

London alone in trying to introduce limit on numbers

Baltic security: Tensions on the frontier

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania remain wary that Russia will try to make the region the next conflict hotspot

Berlin and Paris paper over budget cracks

Ministers pledge to boost eurozone investment but keep details to themselves

Eurosceptics seek immigration trap for PM

Cameron to outline policy before Christmas

Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

Shift in policy as US drops weapons to city’s defenders

A challenge to the old guard of finance

The IMF’s strength is its ability to assess countries’ macroeconomic and financial policies



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