EU energy ministers hold tense talks on Russian natural gas price cap
24 November 2022 | 2:23 pm
Talks are taking place in Brussels on a proposal to set the ceiling for the price of Russian natural gas at €275 per megawatt hour. The plan has come under criticism from all sides for either being too complicated, too high or unnecessary.
Leaks in Nord Stream gas pipelines likely 'sabotage,' European leaders say. Leaders of several Western countries have said leaks in two Russian gas pipelines are likely the result of sabotage, vowing a strong response as investigations continue.
Rebuilding Ukraine is a "generational task that must begin now," said Germany's Olaf Scholz and the EU's Ursula von der Leyen. Ukrainian and German experts are meeting in Berlin to discuss support for the reconstruction.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant progress on gender equality in the European Union is slower than hoped, the Gender Equality Index reports. The domains of work, education and health were hardest hit.
The EU wants to reduce dependence on incoming Chinese investment. But given the geopolitical turmoil unleashed by the war in Ukraine and technological demands, many ask if it can realistically lay down the law to China.
Kazakhstan is actively seeking closer European Union ties as a result of the war in Ukraine and the ambition is reciprocated by Brussels. But can Astana seize the moment without angering Moscow?
The EU aims for zero harmful pollution in its air, water and soil by 2050. By 2030, the bloc wants to tighten rules that most members already struggle to follow. Critics warn it's still short of WHO guidelines.
Created to reduce the gaps and inequalities between the different regions of the European Union, the bloc's cohesion policy was caught out by the unexpected arrival of Covid-19. But did it fail to act against the pandemic? We take a closer look.
Norway is expected to export nearly 90 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to the European Union, nearly 25% of its expected gas needs this year, according to forecasts from energy consultancy Rystad. Exports to Britain could reach 36 bcm, nearly 50% of the country's total gas demand.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government has firmed up its plans for addressing the energy crisis as the country heads into winter. The plans still need to win the approval of Germany's state leaders.
Federal leaders have approved the implementation of a €49 travel ticket and price brakes on gas and electricity, to help ease the burden on consumers.
A shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Cameroon's main cities is forcing urbanites to use firewood to cook their food. This is bad news for both people and the environment.
As world powers prepare to begin crucial climate talks at the COP27 summit in Egypt, we speak to Chiara Martinelli, director of the Climate Action Network Europe, which describes itself as Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.
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