Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Central bank acts to steady rouble amid geopolitical isolation

Polish spies return amid east-west tensions

Eastern European intelligence agencies fear Russian interest

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ECB moves house after three-year delay

Costs spiralled to €1.2bn and tower not large enough for all staff

Hungary abandons plan for internet tax

Orban’s announcement follows demonstrations against government

Eurozone inflation edges up in October

Figure remains well below the ECB’s policy target

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Cameron’s EU opt outs to keep Britain in

UK PM’s growing aggression is likely to make for tricky talks with incoming commission president

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered agreement would end months-long standoff

Sistema to return Bashneft stake to Russia

Decision raises concerns over Russia’s investment climate

Putin tries to extend soft power to UK

Russian state-funded station RT vows to critique British politics

Telecoms groups hope for EU rules shift

Industry optimistic about the incoming European Commission

Spanish recovery lays bare social crisis

Concern over the fate of Spain’s long-term unemployed

EU top-up bill row masks payments rise

Net UK contributions almost double to £8bn

Nato jets intercept Russian aircraft

‘Significant military manoeuvres’ conducted in past 24 hours

Europe’s rudderless strategy on boat people

The plight of African refugees should not be ignored

European telecoms: hold the line please

High hopes for deals in markets where competition appears excessive

Largest economies must fix the eurozone

Only peer pressure, opprobrium and fear will shake leaders up, write Olli Rehn and Jean Arthuis

German exports to Russia tumble

Mittelstand businesses rattled by EU restrictions

Eurozone lending conditions improve

ECB survey shows easing of terms on loans to companies

The furious but forgiving Spanish voters

Parties mired in scandal still manage to hang on to power



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