Friday

17th Nov 2017

Ticker

EU to extend anti-monopoly laws to Russian gas pipeline

The European Commission is preparing to table a change to its gas market laws on Wednesday that could force Russian firm Gazprom to open up its future Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to EU competitors. "The gas directive in its entirety … will become applicable to pipelines to and from third countries, including existing and future pipelines," the draft proposal, seen by the Reuters news agency, says.

Agenda

EU agencies and eastern neighbours This WEEK

EU ministers will vote on where to relocate two EU agencies from the UK, while later EU leaders will host six eastern European countries in Brussels. Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic awaits his verdict in the Hague.

Opinion

Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

Minimum wages, 'living' wages and a universal basic income are all part of the ongoing mix to find ways to reduce social inequality across the EU.

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