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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual 'State of the European Union' address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

EU plans ‘comprehensive reform’ of electricity market

The EU plans a "deep and comprehensive" reform of the electricity market to cope with an energy crisis sparked by Russia's war in Ukraine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said.
Tourists gather on a bridge overlooking a dam on the Vuoksi river, near the Imatra Rapids in Imatra, Finland, on August 12, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
Tourists gather on a bridge overlooking ... […]

Russian tourists to Finland greeted with Ukrainian anthem

A crowd including Russian tourists gathers in the Finnish town of Imatra as water rushes from a dam to the sound of music. But since the end of July, the show has begun with Ukraine's national anthem.
The EU executive, which tracks the economy for the 27 countries in bloc, said GDP growth in the eurozone would reach 2.6% in 2022 and a sharply lowered 1.4% in 2023. Photo: Andre Pain / AFP
The EU executive, which tracks the econo... […]

EU cuts growth forecasts as war-stoked inflation surges

The European Commission has slashed growth forecasts for the eurozone, saying the consequences from the war in Ukraine were continuing to destabilise the economy because of record high inflation
A view of the centre of Kaliningrad, the largest city in the Russian exclave of the same name, pictured during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament on June 21, 2018. Photo: Patrick Hertzog / AFP
A view of the centre of Kaliningrad, the... […]

Kaliningrad: Russian outpost in the heart of Europe

Situated some 1,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad has been drawn into the war in Ukraine, after Lithuania said it would no longer act as a conduit for sanctioned goods arriving in the territory from the motherland
Smoke rises after explosions hit the Ukrainian capital Kyiv early on June 5, 2022. Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP
Smoke rises after explosions hit the Ukr... […]

War, hunger, Covid-19 cast gloomy shadow over Europe

Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the list of Europe's woes keeps growing as it battles rising food and energy prices and continued disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic