Nov 25, 2013 — Last week's decision by the government was seen as a tilt toward Moscow. Russia, angry at Ukraine's talks with the EU, had banned some Ukrainian products and vowed to erect trade barriers if the association agreement went ahead. Ukrainian protesters rallied for a second day in the capital.
Nov 21, 2013 — Seven EU countries said they would form a club to produce military drones. The European project would join drones made by the U.S., Israel and more recently China.
Oct 29, 2013 — Bicycle sales held steady over a six-year period in the European Union, but sales of electric bikes soared. In places like the Netherlands, electric bikes are already the most important sales segment. Overall sales are still low, but their popularity is growing around the world.
Oct 24, 2013 — For the first time on record, bicycles outsold cars in Spain. More bikes than cars were sold in Italy for the first time since World War II. Indeed, bicycle sales have outpaced new-car sales across the Continent. Is it a long-term trend or just a reflection of the recession in much of Europe?
Oct 10, 2013 — The shipwreck off the Italian coast has drawn attention to the thousands of asylum-seekers who try to enter Europe by boat each year. The case has led to calls for a Mediterranean-wide search and rescue mission to intercept boats carrying migrants.
Aug 29, 2013 — The Dutch social affairs minister warned recently about the negative consequences of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. The debate comes as the Netherlands — and Europe — still feels the effects of the global recession.
Aug 21, 2013 — India is struggling — but it's not the only developing nation that's having economic troubles. Brazil, China and Russia are all slowing down. But the U.S., which struggled after the Great Recession, is showing some positive signs.
Jul 8, 2013 — U.S. and EU officials begin talks Monday on a free-trade deal that could create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new trade. But there are deep-seated differences that may make it difficult to reach an accord. Among the most contentious: agriculture and whether genetically modified crops grown in the U.S. will be accepted in Europe.
Jun 18, 2013 — Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.
Apr 22, 2013 — In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.