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Norway looks to donate $7.3 billion in aid to Ukraine

Feb. 06, 2023 07:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Oil-rich Norway is looking to donate 75 billion kroner ($7.3 billion) to Kyiv as part of a five-year support package that would make the Scandinavian country one of the world’s biggest donors to war-torn Ukraine, the Norwegian government said Monday. ...

EU prepares more Russia sanctions; Kremlin readies offensive

Feb. 03, 2023 15:34 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union will unveil its 10th package of sanctions against Russia on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a senior official from the bloc said in Kyiv on Friday, as Ukrainian forces gird for an expected Russian offensive in...

Russia hits civilian targets anew, EU officials visit Kyiv

Feb. 02, 2023 10:35 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles hit residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city Thursday for the second time in 24 hours, while top European Union officials held talks with the government in Kyiv as the war with Russia approaches its one-year milestone. The latest strikes...

High-level Kyiv visit aims to deepen EU-Ukraine ties

Feb. 02, 2023 04:43 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Senior members of the European Union’s executive branch traveled to Ukraine on Thursday looking to boost relations with the war-torn country and pave the way for it to one day join the bloc, but concerns over corruption and democratic deficiencies remain. European...

EU outlines plan for clean tech future boosted by subsidies

Jan. 17, 2023 15:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union pushed forward on Tuesday with a major clean tech industrial plan which not only should keep the continent in the vanguard of plotting a greener future but also guarantee its economic survival as it faces challenges from China and the United States. ...

Economic woes, war, climate change on tap for Davos meeting

Jan. 16, 2023 10:25 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum is back with its first winter meetup since 2020 in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, where leaders are seeking to bridge political divisions in a polarized world, buttress a hobbling economy and address concerns about a climate change — among...

EU inaugurates first mainland satellite launch port

Jan. 13, 2023 08:06 AM EST

KIRUNA, Sweden (AP) — The European Union wants to bolster its capacity to launch small satellites into space with a new launchpad in Arctic Sweden. European officials and Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated the EU's first mainland orbital launch complex on Friday during a...

EU chief celebrates 'immense achievements' of member Croatia

Jan. 01, 2023 11:27 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The chief of the European Union visited Croatia on Sunday to celebrate the “immense achievements” of the newest EU member nation, which switched to using the euro and joined the world’s largest passport-free travel area on New Year's Day. European...

Germany, France seek to counter US climate aid with own plan

Dec. 19, 2022 11:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France on Monday backed calls to subsidize Europe's green industries in a bid to counter financial aid that the United States has put in place for American manufacturers. The European Union has warned of a possible trans-Atlantic trade war over the U.S....

EU leaders seek to stand up to US and avoid trade war

Dec. 15, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders sought ways Thursday to stand up to the United States over its new green technologies plan that they say unfairly discriminates against Washington's best global ally and demanded the same concessions as American free trade partners Canada and Mexico. ...