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Novak and Sefcovic discuss gas transit via Ukraine

Novak and Sefcovic discuss gas transit via Ukraine

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed gas transit through Ukraine, as well as the relationship between Russia and the European Union within the framework of the BRELL project (single energy system of Belarus, …

Kristalina Georgieva approved as new IMF chief

Kristalina Georgieva approved as new IMF chief

Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva was confirmed as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Georgieva, who was previously chief executive of the World Bank, becomes the first person from an emerging …

Juncker evaluates no-deal Brexit probability

Juncker evaluates no-deal Brexit probability

A deal to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said, The Irish Independent reports. In an …

EU urges Iran to 'reverse' scale-back from JCPOA

EU urges Iran to 'reverse' scale-back from JCPOA

The European Union urged Iran to reverse its scale-back of commitments to the nuclear accord struck with world powers after the Islamic Republic announced it was ending curbs on atomic research. European Commission …

European Commission: no progress on Brexit yet

European Commission: no progress on Brexit yet

The European Union said the British government has made no proposals for ending the Brexit deadlock, with a new round of technical talks aimed at ending the impasse set to take place on Friday. "For the talks to make progress …

CDU chief appointed Germany's defense minister

CDU chief appointed Germany's defense minister

Leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was sworn in as Germany’s new defense minister, following her predecessor Ursula von der Leyen’s election as the …

EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16

EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16

The European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, a parliament spokesman said. Concerns over von der Leyen’s chances of obtaining the endorsement …

Juncker lashes out at EU leaders over top job methods

Juncker lashes out at EU leaders over top job methods

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticized the way European Union leaders chose his successor and others for the bloc's top jobs for the next five years. According to Juncker, "the …