Greece’s Mitsotakis Fends Off Accusations His Government Spied on Rivals

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #greece, #international-relations, #new-democracy-greece, #pasok-panhellenic-socialist-movement, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #ukraine, #wireless-communications, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Erdogan and Putin: Complicated Relations With Mutual Benefits

Turkey needs Russian cash, gas and business as Erdogan looks to a dicey election and a new incursion in Syria, while Moscow needs friends to try to evade Western sanctions.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-sea, #currency, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-union, #grain, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #syria, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Iran Weighing ‘Final’ E.U. Offer on Nuclear Deal

Tehran has dropped a key demand that stalled the talks for months, but it now has a new one.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #nuclear-weapons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Spain Limits Air-Conditioning to Save Energy

The country this week became the latest to announce restrictions, in part to promote energy efficiency but also to reduce consumption of Russian gas.

#air-conditioning, #european-union, #heating, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #spain

Irish Farmers Help Save a Bird Whose Calls Used to Herald Summer

The corncrake’s cry, thought to be loud and harsh, is a poignant reminder for older people of the advent of warmer weather. Efforts are underway to preserve its call for younger generations.

#agriculture-and-farming, #birds, #county-cork-ireland, #county-mayo-ireland, #european-union, #ireland

U.S. Bid to Cap Russian Oil Prices Draws Skepticism Over Enforcement

The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

Germans Tip-Toe Up the Path to Energy Savings

Local leaders find themselves at the front line of Europe’s conservation efforts, fearing a Russian gas cut. It’s not an easy place to be.

#augsburg-germany, #bavaria-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #heating, #international-relations, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #siemens-ag, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Crops ‘Stored Everywhere’: Ukraine’s Harvest Piles Up

Farmers who have lived under the risk of Russian missile attacks have their doubts about an international agreement to ease a blockade on grain shipments through the Black Sea.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-sea, #europe, #european-union, #grain, #ports, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Germany Counts on Chilled Gas to Keep Warm Over Winter

As Russia squeezes the flow of natural gas, German officials are urgently turning toward an option they had earlier disregarded: liquefied natural gas.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #natural-gas, #north-sea, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #uniper-se, #wilhelmshaven-germany

Facing ‘Putin’s Energy Blackmail,’ Europe Agrees to Cut Russian Gas Use

Holding together despite some nations’ dependence on Russia, the European Union agreed to make voluntary savings mandatory if the Kremlin suddenly decides to turn off the taps over its invasion of Ukraine.

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Russia Cuts Gas Flow to Europe, Intensifying Fears It Is Weaponizing Fuel

On the eve of a European Union meeting to debate a gas conservation plan to make the bloc less vulnerable to a Russian squeeze, Moscow slashed the flow to Germany.

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Russia Announces Deeper Cuts in Natural Gas Flows to Germany

Gazprom, Russia’s state energy giant, said it would halve the amount of gas it sends to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, bringing it down to 20 percent of capacity.

#europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

The downfall of Italy’s prime minister has raised concerns across Europe about the power of populist movements and whether they will erode unity against Russian aggression.

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With Russian Cutoff Feared, Europeans Are Told to Curb Natural Gas Use

The European Union’s executive branch says member countries must cut consumption by 15 percent between now and the springtime to stave off a major crisis as Russia weaponizes its exports.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula

Draghi Demands Unity to Stay On as Italy’s Prime Minister

Days after Mario Draghi tendered his resignation, the Italian leader offered a way out of political crisis. Now it depends on the parties to accept or reject it.

#brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #conte-giuseppe, #democratic-party-italy, #draghi-mario, #elections, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #international-relations, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mattarella-sergio, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #renzi-matteo, #salvini-matteo

Italy Is Haunted by the Pain of Past Economic Crises

As the European Central Bank prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, the challenges for one of the bloc’s largest economies balloon again.

#credit-and-debt, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-central-bank, #european-union, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #italy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression

How Joe Manchin Left a Global Tax Deal in Limbo

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen’s signature achievement is in jeopardy if the United States cannot ratify the tax agreement that she brokered.

#corporate-taxes, #corporations, #european-union, #federal-budget-us, #federal-taxes-us, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #tax-shelters, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

Heat waves in Europe threaten crops at a time when the grain from Ukraine remains blocked.

#drought, #european-union, #france, #malnutrition, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #wheat

Italy’s Crisis Redoubles European Foreboding

Europe is being tested, not only in its united front to Russia, but in the very resilience of its democracies, as nationalist forces sympathetic to Russia remain untamed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #draghi-mario, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #euro-currency, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-relations, #italy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Mission Impossible? Officials Wrangle to Free Ukraine’s Grains

Locked in talks for months with little success, negotiators are set to meet in Istanbul on Wednesday. Failure could intensify a food crisis already being felt around the world.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #food, #food-insecurity, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-nations

Boris Johnson May Be Fading Out, but Not the Divisions He Stoked

Long after he is gone, his successors will be wrestling over his signature project, Brexit, and the insoluble issues it raised.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris

Boris Johnson Leaves a Mixed Legacy With His Brexit Gambit

Departure from E.U. is a clear negative for the U.K. economy, but it could have been worse.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

At Europe’s Largest Port, Russia Sanctions Meet Their Toughest Test

The Dutch port of Rotterdam and its staff are at the front line of enforcing the European Union’s restrictions on trade with Russia. It’s no easy task.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-commission, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #ports, #rotterdam-netherlands, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shell-plc, #van-beurden-ben, #von-der-leyen-ursula

Are Gas and Nuclear Energy Green? European Lawmakers Say Yes.

The decision is likely to reverberate far beyond Europe’s borders and set a benchmark that could be replicated around the world.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #europe, #european-commission, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nuclear-energy, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test

Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test

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Imagine an online world where what users want matters, and interoperability reigns. Friends could choose whichever messaging app they like and seamlessly chat cross-app. Any pre-installed app could be deleted on any device. Businesses could finally access their Facebook data, and smaller tech companies could be better positioned to compete with giants. Big Tech could even face consequences for not preventing the theft of personal info.

As the US struggles to pass legislation to protect Internet consumers, in the EU, these ideals could become reality over the next few years. EU lawmakers today passed landmark rules to rein in the power of tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook (Meta), and Microsoft, establishing a task force to regulate unfair business practices in Big Tech.

Amazon said that the company plans to evolve with Europe’s “regulatory landscape” and review what the new legislation means for Amazon, its customers, and its partners. None of the other Big Tech companies mentioned immediately responded to a request for comment for this story.

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#alphabet, #apple, #european-union, #facebook, #google, #meta, #microsoft, #policy

Is gas green?

Climate advocates are warning against a European proposal to subsidize the fossil fuel.

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At Comedy Shows in Lviv, Crowds Look for Humor Amid a Deadly War

At the Cultural Defense shows in Lviv, comedians and audiences look for humor amid a deadly conflict. Don’t mind the air raid alarms.

#comedy-and-humor, #cult-comedy-hall, #european-union, #lviv-ukraine, #maksym-kravets, #oleksandr-dmytrovych, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #theater, #vadym-dziunko, #youtube-com

Google hit with more privacy complaints for “deceptive” sign-up process

Google hit with more privacy complaints for “deceptive” sign-up process

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More than a billion people worldwide have signed up for Google accounts, clicking through screens promising that “your personal info is private and safe.” This week, Google’s sign-up process came under fire when European Union consumer rights groups issued new privacy complaints suggesting that the opposite is true—that Google intentionally designs default settings to deceive new users into granting permissions to harvest and share a broad swath of personal info.

“The language Google uses at every step of the registration process is unclear, incomplete, and misleading,” the European consumer organization BEUC told Reuters. BEUC is helping to coordinate a potential civil lawsuit in Germany and several new complaints to data-protection authorities from consumer rights groups in France, Greece, the Czech Republic, Norway, and Slovenia.

The key issue in these complaints is how hard Google makes it for account users to choose privacy-friendly options. It’s much easier, the consumer groups argue, to set up an account to share personal info than to protect it. As Tech Crunch reported, Google designed a one-click “express personalization” option allowing data tracking, while “manual personalization” requires 10 clicks to turn off tracking.

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#data-protection, #european-union, #google, #policy, #privacy

Patient and Confident, Putin Shifts Out of Wartime Crisis Mode

Cloistered and spouting grievances at the start of the war on Ukraine, the Russian leader now appears publicly, projecting the aura of a calm, paternalistic leader shielding his people from the dangers of the world.

#caspian-sea, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peter-the-great-1672-1725, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

NATO Summit Aside, Europe Has an America Problem

Relying on the United States is ultimately a losing proposition.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

As Russia Chokes Ukraine’s Grain Exports, Romania Tries to Fill In

With famine threatening millions, Europe is intent on finding alternatives to one of world’s biggest food exporters, whose landlocked crop is stranded by war.

#agriculture-and-farming, #europe, #european-union, #food, #grain, #ports, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #wheat

Russia’s Blockade of Ukraine Is ‘War Crime,’ Top E.U. Official Says

The remarks by the official, Josep Borrell Fontelles, were among the strongest language from a Western leader in describing the Kremlin’s tactics to subjugate Ukraine.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-sea, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #donbas-ukraine, #drueke-alex, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #huynh-andy-tai-ngoc, #kaliningrad-russia, #lithuania, #odessa-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

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New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

#brussels-belgium, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dominika-lasota, #eastern-europe, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-council, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #metsola-roberta, #michel-charles-1975, #morawiecki-mateusz, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strasbourg-france, #thunberg-greta, #total-sa, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wiktoria-jedroszkowiak, #youth

France and Germany Stand With Ukraine, and Putin Can Wait

Seeking to overcome tensions with Kyiv, President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany backed away from Moscow diplomacy, at least for now.

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Europe Offers Ukraine a Hope of Joining the E.U., but Not a Vast Arsenal

In their first wartime visit to Kyiv, the leaders of France and Germany countered doubts about their commitment to Ukraine defeating Russia, but did not promise the weapons Ukrainians have called for.

#draghi-mario, #european-union, #iohannis-klaus-w, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #medvedev-dmitri-a, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #italy, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

U.S. and Allies Pledge Additional Arms for Ukraine, but Kyiv Wants More

Some NATO countries are wary of sending heavy weapons, hoping for a negotiated truce, but the alliance insists publicly that it is committed to helping Ukraine defeat Russia.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #weapons, #zelensky-volodymyr

With Northern Ireland and Migrants, Johnson Swings Cudgel of Survival Politics

Critics say the British leader’s hardened stances on Northern Ireland and immigration are cynical pandering to the pro-Brexit Tories he needs to stay in power.

#asylum-right-of, #conservative-party-great-britain, #europe, #european-union, #geidt-christopher, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #northern-ireland, #patel-priti-1972, #rwanda

On Russia, Europe Weighs Competing Goals: Peace and Punishment

Arming Ukraine is not turning the tide. Is the answer vastly more weapons, as Ukraine says, or a bitter truce?

#donbas-ukraine, #draghi-mario, #european-union, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds

Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kyiv-ukraine, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yellen-janet-l

Tough Questions for West as Ukraine Cities Teeter

Sievierodonetsk is nearly encircled. Lysychansk may be next. The momentum of the war has shifted, and Ukraine’s allies may soon start rethinking their goals.

#donbas-ukraine, #european-union, #luhansk-ukraine, #lysychansk-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine

Subsidized Ocean Fishing Threatens the Sea’s Bounty

With help from their governments, fishing boats are able to range farther, remain at sea longer and catch more fish.

#china, #european-union, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #oceans-and-seas, #pew-charitable-trusts, #russia, #seafood, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #world-trade-organization

Momentum in Ukraine Is Shifting in Russia’s Favor

With the Ukrainians running short of guns and ammunition, and pressures growing on Western governments, Moscow’s fortunes may be rising.

#european-union, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #zelensky-volodymyr

Shortage of Artillery Ammo Saps Ukrainian Frontline Morale

Shells for Soviet-era weapons are running short, and powerful Western weapons are not arriving fast enough to make up the difference, giving Russia a big advantage in artillery.

#defense-and-military-forces, #donbas-ukraine, #european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine

The Ukraine War Still Holds Surprises. The Biggest May Be for Putin.

Russia’s president probably feels that he’s calling all the shots. But big wars are strange things that can take totally unpredicted turns.

#european-union, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

iPhones will be required to use USB-C charging by 2024 under EU policy

Extreme close-up photograph of USB cable.

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The European Union (EU) has reached an agreement that will make USB-C charging no longer just a convenience but a requirement for iPhones and all other mobile phones by the fall of 2024. The plan extends to additional consumer electronics using wired charging, including digital cameras, tablets, and, at a later date, laptops.

Today’s announcement shows the EU Parliament and Council agreeing to terms for universal USB-C charging, something the parliament has spent 10 years arguing for. In September, the European Commission announced its intent to enact legislation requiring USB-C charging. The next step will be for the EU Parliament and Council to formally approve the agreement.

Once approved, the policy will also apply to handheld video game consoles, e-readers, earbuds, headphones, and headsets. Products in the named categories “that are rechargeable via a wired cable will have to be equipped with a USB Type-C port, regardless of their manufacturer,” the EU Parliament said in today’s announcement.

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#apple, #european-union, #iphone, #policy, #smartphones, #tech, #usb

We Can’t Be Ukraine Hawks Forever

A hawkish policy has worked so far. A hawkish grand strategy is still unrealistic.

#europe, #european-union, #kyiv-ukraine, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Putin’s Ukraine War Woke Up Europe

Europe is more united than ever in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

#bucha-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #morawiecki-mateusz, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Forces Battle for Ukraine City, as E.U. Ratchets Up Responses

As Russian forces advanced into Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine’s allies promised increased aid, a sharp drop in Russian oil imports and efforts to ship Ukrainian grain out of the country.

#brussels-belgium, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #grain, #orban-viktor, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity