Hollande calls for special summit on eurozone growth

28.08.14 @ 18:10

French leader Hollande has called for a summit on eurozone growth, warning that “Europe is threatened by a long and possibly interminable stagnation if we do nothing.”


Draghi urges new stimulus to stave off stagnation

25.08.14 @ 09:26

The European Central Bank is preparing to breathe life into the eurozone’s stagnant economy.

Poland demands WTO challenge over Russia food ban

20.08.14 @ 07:45

Poland has made a formal request that the EU take Russia before the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to overturn its ban on EU food and vegetables.

France scraps deficit target, as eurozone recovery halts

14.08.14 @ 19:17

France has all but abandoned a target to shrink its deficit, as the eurozone endured a turbulent day that raised the prospect of a triple-dip recession.

Russia relaxes EU food ban, counts costs

21.08.14 @ 09:27

Russia has said its ban on EU food imports will cost it “hundreds of billions of rubles”, while taking several items off the blacklist.

EU sets aside €125mn to stabilise food prices

18.08.14 @ 17:29

The European Commission has set aside €125 million more for food exporters hurt by the Russia ban.

Tomatoes in line for EU aid on Russia food ban

14.08.14 @ 19:12

Cauliflowers, cucumbers, mushrooms, peppers, and tomatoes are likely next in line for EU commission help on the Russia food ban.

European industrial output slumps

14.08.14 @ 09:26

The eurozone economy is facing another slowdown after figures revealed that industrial output fell for a second successive month.

EU prepares compensation for farmers hit by Russia sanctions

11.08.14 @ 18:20

EU officials will this week draw up a plan to compensate farmers if they are hit by Russia’s ban on food exports.

Italy slips back into recession, Germany rejects France growth appeal

07.08.14 @ 09:24

Italy's economy slipped back into recession Wednesday, while Germany rebuffed French calls to do more for growth. Meanwhile there was relatively good news in bailed-out Ireland.

Juncker praises Greek austerity amid talks to disband troika

05.08.14 @ 09:29

Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday said he did everything in his power to keep Greece within the eurozone during the height of the financial crisis.

German economic slowdown poses risk for EU recovery

13.08.14 @ 09:29

Fears that the eurozone’s recovery could stall have heightened after new German data indicated the bloc’s economic powerhouse is performing at its weakest level since 2012.

EU and US warn Russia against 'humanitarian' invasion of Ukraine

11.08.14 @ 09:29

Western leaders say Russia sanctions will escalate if it "invades" Ukraine under the guise of “humanitarian” aid, as EU food companies count the cost of Russia's import ban.

EU and Canada negotiators reach agreement on trade deal

06.08.14 @ 17:53

The EU and Canada Tuesday reached agreement on a free trade pact which is likely to be a blueprint for a larger such deal with the US.

Hollande: Germany should do more to boost growth

05.08.14 @ 09:25

French President Francois Hollande has said Germany should do more to support growth as his government struggles to bring its budget deficit to within the EU threshold.