European electricity prices have soared to new records, presaging a bitter winter as Russia's invasion of Ukraine inflicts economic pain across the continent.
Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has hailed Hungary's exemption from an EU Russian oil ban, but analysts warn he has only won more time and will need to adjust to the new reality
In Denmark, large black pipes are about to be buried in a muddy trench, as construction of a gas pipeline from Norway to Poland resumes following Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Finland is the only EU country whose bedrock is known to contain all the major battery minerals, but the prospect of increasing mining in a nation of vast forests and pristine lakes is controversial
Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey over maritime borders and energy exploration after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state
Turkey's push into the Mediterranean featuring gas drilling, tough rhetoric and warships is rooted in a vision of a "Blue Homeland" that targets waters claimed by EU neighbours