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Germany and Italy agree to pay for gas in rubles

Germany and Italy agree to pay for gas in rubles

The authorities of Germany and Italy allowed their companies to open accounts in rubles in order to continue paying for Russian gas without violating sanctions against the Russian Federation, Reuters reports, citing sources. According …

Eintracht Frankfurt win Europa League final

Eintracht Frankfurt win Europa League final

Eintracht Frankfurt won their first European title in 42 years by beating Rangers in Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final in Seville. Frankfurt, who also won this tournament when it was called the UEFA Cup in 1980, had to come from …

Baerbock predicts Russia oil sanctions deal within days

Baerbock predicts Russia oil sanctions deal within days

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said she expects the European Union to impose sanctions on Russian oil within the next few days. “We still have to clarify a few things. That won’t happen here today, but I’m …

Siemens to leave Russia, take hefty charge

Siemens to leave Russia, take hefty charge

Siemens will quit the Russian market, it said on Thursday, taking a 600 million euro ($630 million) hit to its business during the second quarter, with more costs to come. During the second quarter Siemens incurred 600 million euros in …

Russia reduces gas supplies to Germany

Russia reduces gas supplies to Germany

Russia reduced natural gas supplies to Germany in retaliation over Europe’s penalties, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said. A unit of Gazprom PJSC that was seized by Germany is no longer receiving all contracted …

World could face worst hunger since World War II

World could face worst hunger since World War II

The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine could lead to an aggravation of the problem of hunger around the world, the head of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and …

Turkmen airlines resume flights to UAE and Germany

Turkmen airlines resume flights to UAE and Germany

Turkmenistan resumes flights to the UAE and Germany, Turkmenportal reports. The global mass vaccination against COVID-19, as well as the improvement of the pandemic situation, helped the country's authorities to make such a …

Macron to meet Scholz in Berlin on May 9

Macron to meet Scholz in Berlin on May 9

French President Emmanuel Macron will head to Berlin on May 9 to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Elysée Palace announced. Macron is visiting the German capital on his first trip abroad after his recent reelection, in line …

German Foreign Minister to arrive in Kyiv

German Foreign Minister to arrive in Kyiv

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will visit Ukraine in the near future. This was announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after talks with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala. He also noted that he considered a telephone conversation …

Scholz wants all Western Balkan states in EU

Scholz wants all Western Balkan states in EU

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he wants all Western Balkans countries to join the EU but that Serbia must press ahead with reforms, including on media freedom, before it can join. “For Serbia, it is important that it …

Scholz: Germany to continue military assistance to Ukraine

Scholz: Germany to continue military assistance to Ukraine

Germany will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine and its decisions will be proportionate and depend on the situation, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. "Germany invariably participates …

Germany says ready to halt Russian oil after EU agrees embargo

Germany says ready to halt Russian oil after EU agrees embargo

Germany threw its weight behind a European Commission proposal to impose a phased-in import ban on Russian oil. The transition period is sufficient to arrange alternatives, Economy Minister Robert Habeck told reporters on Wednesday. He …

Germany to support Finland's decision to join NATO

Germany to support Finland's decision to join NATO

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz assured that Berlin will support the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO as part of strengthening Europe’s defense strategy. Finland and Sweden have the status of NATO partner countries. Currently, …

Germany: Rejection of Russian oil and gas to hit fuel prices

Germany: Rejection of Russian oil and gas to hit fuel prices

The German government considers it possible to reject imports of Russian oil, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said, noting that this could welcome the fuel prices rise. "It cannot be ruled out, among other things, that this will …