Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicEuropean Union

Topic: European Union

‘Need price cap on all Russian gas imports’, says EU energy chief

Ahead of the European Union energy ministers meet on Friday, Kadri Simson said the bloc was ready to introduce a separate price cap specifically on gas used for power generation.

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

EU ramps up energy infrastructure security after Nord Stream pipelines ‘sabotage’

Denmark & Sweden on Tuesday said big leaks on two Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea were purposely caused. The EU warns of a 'robust, united response' should there be more attacks.

Why the European Union is opening a Silicon Valley ’embassy’

The EU is opening a new office in California’s Silicon Valley, giving European regulators direct access to major digital technology companies—and vice versa.

Will Russia feel the pinch as EU pledges to cut gas use by 15%? Data suggests otherwise

Russia accounted for 43% of gas imported by the EU in 2020 and 45% in 2021 — given the scale of the imports, EU finding a substitute, and quickly, seems highly unlikely.

EU eases some sanctions on Russian assets to tackle global food crisis, open Ukraine port blockade

The European Union loosening sanctions means that banks can now process payments to Russian state-owned entities engaged in the trade of food and fertilisers.

What is Kaliningrad? Unique Russian territory that stirred up tensions between Moscow, EU

On Wednesday, EU member state Lithuania said it would not block the transit of sanctioned goods between Russia and the Russian exclave, Kaliningrad, via rail.

For decades, Putin made Europe dependent on Russia; now he is exploiting those weaknesses

Russia has skirted sanctions due to new buyers like China and soaring energy prices which make up for reduced supply to Europe.

China & 3 EU nations still helping finance Putin’s Ukraine war. Finnish study explains how

Data collected by Centre for Research on Energy & Clean Air shows while Russia has become India’s '2nd biggest' oil source, China & Germany are its primary importers of fossil fuels.

‘Lives up to European values and standards’: EU backs Ukraine’s bid to enter bloc

Meanwhile, a top Russian security officer said the West was trying to ‘turn Eurasia into a region of puppet states at war with each other’.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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