Thursday

23rd Feb 2017

Ticker

Report: EU to rule on Gazprom pipeline link

The European Commission will decide on 31 October whether to ease restrictions on the use of gas pipeline between Germany and the Czech Republic by Russia's Gazprom, unnamed sources told Reuters. Gazprom needs access for its Nord Stream II project, a planned pipeline between Russia and Germany that is opposed by Poland and seven other EU nations. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is due to meet Gazprom officials on Wednesday.

Focus

Crowded race to win EU medicines agency

As cities line up to take over the European Medicines Agency some fear a kerfuffle that could destabilise the agency's work and slow down the pace of approving new medicines.

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Fighting environmental injustice in Europe

In the face of new threats from multinational companies, global environmental justice movements are springing into action in an unfamiliar arena - Europe.

News in Brief

  1. Report: Commission gauging EU support for Poland sanctions
  2. Irish PM expected to quit amid police scandal
  3. After Brexit vote, 100,000 UK firms registered in Ireland
  4. Bayrou to support Macron in French presidential election
  5. British by-election tests Ukip strength after Brexit
  6. Romanian parliament buries controversial corruption decree
  7. Dozens drown off Libyan coast
  8. EU ministers approve anti-tax avoidance directive

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