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A new International Energy Charter fit for the 21st century

The European Energy Charter was first signed in 1991, mainly to connect the resource rich fuel producing regions in Eastern Europe with much-needed Western European investment. But the world has changed a great deal since then,...more »


Brits will be able to vote 'Yes' to the EU

The UK referendum on EU membership will offer voters the option to say ‘Yes’ to staying in the EU. The exact wording of the question has yet to be finalized, but media reports on Wednesday suggested it will be a variation on...more »


Danish PM calls general election for 18 June

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Wednesday (27 May) called a general election, to be held on 18 June. Recent polls suggest the election could become a true thriller. "When I became prime minister four years ago,...more »


EU ministers abandon 0.7% target to uncertain future

EU foreign ministers who met Tuesday (26 May) in Brussels, to prepare for the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa next July, failed to agree on binding dates to reach the spending target of 0.7% of their GNI on...more »


Franco-German eurozone blueprint rattles Cameron

Franco-German attempts to secure changes within the Eurozone without treaty changes threaten to undermine UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s EU reform efforts. French daily Le Monde reported yesterday (26 May) that Franco-German...more »


Mexican Tequila, French Roquefort: Food origins get new protection at WIPO

Mexican Tequila, Italian Parmigiano and French Roquefort - celebrated food products like these, rooted in their geographical origin, will now have more protection from international rivals after talks concluded at the World...more »


Queen to unveil EU referendum plan at parliament opening

Britain's Queen Elizabeth will set out the government's plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday (27 May) as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the...more »

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