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EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified

Italy is responding to China’s Covid surge with mandatory testing – but the EU will not follow suit.

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Energy giant ExxonMobil sues EU to block energy windfall tax

The US company says the levy on its profits will discourage future investment in Europe.

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EU nations agree gas price cap to shield consumers

The cap will kick in if prices breach 180 euros per megawatt hour for three days running.

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Twitter condemned by UN and EU over reporters’ ban

The United Nations joins the EU in warning Elon Musk over a “disturbing” move to suspend journalists.

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EU corruption scandal: MEP denies Qatar bribery after €1.5m seized

Eva Kaili, one of four suspects, is stripped of her role as vice-president of the European Parliament.

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EU corruption scandal puts democracy under attack – European Parliament head

Four people have been arrested over accusations Qatar bribed officials to try to win influence.

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EU must act over distortions from US climate plan – von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen says the EU must act amid concerns within the bloc over US climate legislation.

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Ukraine war: EU set to approve cap on price of Russian oil

The European Union agrees a cap of $60 a barrel on exported Russian crude, after Poland gave its backing.

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No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights

EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.

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Malta moves to ease EU’s last total ban on abortion

The reform would allow doctors to terminate a pregnancy if a mother’s life or health were at risk.

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Gas taps can be still turned on to EU, says Vladimir Putin

The Russian president says the “ball is in the EU’s court”, but Germany quickly rejects the offer.

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EU leaders asked to agree on capping gas prices

At a summit in Prague on Friday, 27 leaders will consider how to protect consumers from soaring bills.

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Bulgarian election: Russia overshadows vote in EU’s poorest country

Energy tops the agenda in Bulgaria’s election and Russia’s war and its gas play a big role.

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EU agrees windfall tax on energy firms

The EU has agreed to implement levies on energy firms which are benefiting from soaring gas prices.

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Ukraine war: Putin not bluffing about nuclear weapons, EU says

The EU’s warning comes after Russia’s president said he could use “all the means available to us”.

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Viktor Orban: Hungary ‘autocracy’ verdict from EU correct, say activists

The EU voted on Thursday to condemn Hungary’s government, saying it was not a full democracy.

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Ukraine war: EU moves to cut peak electricity use by 5%

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen also calls for windfall taxes on energy companies in a keynote speech.

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EU plans Russian gas price cap despite Putin threat

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says the EU must cut Russia’s war revenues.

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Ukraine war: Russians to pay €45 more to enter EU under new rules

Russians will also face a lengthier application process under new EU proposals.

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Ukraine war: Russia to keep key gas pipeline to EU closed

The announcement comes shortly after the G7 agrees to cap the price of Russian oil in support of Ukraine.

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EU faces awful winters without gas cap – minister

Calls mount for an EU-wide cap on the price of gas and for it not to dictate the price of electricity.

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Serbia-Kosovo ID document row settled, says EU

Tensions have been rising over disagreements including the movement of citizens across the border.

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Sewage in sea: French appeal to EU over UK discharges of waste

The UK is threatening health on the French coast as raw sewage is dumped in the sea, French MEPs say.

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Malta: The only EU country where abortion is illegal leaves women scared

Malta is the only EU state with a total ban on abortion, but some believe change could be coming.

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Gazprom stops Latvia’s gas in latest Russian cut to EU

The EU rejects Russia’s demand that member states pay for Gazprom gas in roubles, not euros.

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EU allows get-out clause in Russian gas cut deal

EU members agree to reduce gas use, but some including Ireland, Malta and Cyprus can seek exemptions.

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Gazprom: Nord Stream 1 supply to EU to be cut further

Gazprom announces another drastic cut in supplies as the EU tries to replenish stores for winter.

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EU told to prepare for Russian gas shut-off

Countries urged to cut use by 15% until March, with the target becoming mandatory if Russia halts supplies.

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EU awards Ukraine and Moldova candidate status

President Zelensky calls it a “unique and historical moment…Ukraine’s future is within the EU.”

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Ukraine moves one step closer to EU membership

The European Commission backs Ukraine’s candidate status, but says the country must make changes.