Tuesday

21st Feb 2017

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EU summit starts with no common proposal

The EU budget summit started with almost five hours of delay after a series of bilateral meetings failed to produce a new proposal. EU council chief Herman van Rompuy decided to start the meeting without a paper to underpin the talks, with differences too great among donor countries and beneficiaries.

Column / Crude World

Nordstream 2: Alternative pipeline facts

Arguments put forward by Nord Stream 2's Brussels lobbyist in defence of the Russian-led project are not consistent and ignore some basic facts.

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