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  • BRUSSELS, Dec 3- A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions. But Spain wants Gibraltar airport excluded from EU aviation law until a dispute about...

  • European markets close: Euro's fresh low  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's decision to start sovereign QE in March as the euro hits a 2-year low.

  • You too can be an electronic resident of Estonia Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    The Estonian nation flag flies from the top of the parliament building in Tallinn, Estonia.

    Estonia is offering an electronic residency to entice people to visit and open businesses in the country, the Fiscal Times, reports

  • European markets close: Russia scraps gas pipeline  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a record high for the German Dax and Russia scraps plans for a gas pipeline project.

  • South Stream pipeline to divert to Turkey?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The South Stream pipeline deal is not yet "dead" and the European Union could yet revive it, says Chris Weafer, a founding partner at Macro Advisory.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russian gas producer Gazprom's gas exports to the European Union and Turkey declined by a quarter in November, an industry source told Reuters on Tuesday, underlining the difficulties it faces in its key markets. Gazprom has said it plans to export up to 157 bcm of gas this year to the European Union and Turkey, down from 162 bcm in 2013. The source said...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 2- Russian gas producer Gazprom's pipeline gas exports to the European Union and Turkey fell to 10.5 billion cubic metres in November, down from 14 bcm in the same month last year, an industry source told Reuters on Tuesday. A spokesman for Gazprom declined to comment. Gazprom has said it plans to export up to 157 bcm of gas this year to the European Union...

  • *But EU froze approval process over the crisis in Ukraine. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Dec 2- Russia's $40 billion South Stream gas pipeline project has fallen victim to plunging energy prices, stalling European demand and the political standoff between the European Union and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Russia on Monday said it had scrapped the project to supply...

  • Who is new European Council President?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han profiles the new president of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

  • European markets close: Greece bailout  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the outlook for European oil and gas stocks, and if Greece will exit its bailout early.

  • EU imposes sanctions on Ukraine rebel vote organisers Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Nov 29- The European Union has imposed sanctions on the organisers of rebel elections in eastern Ukraine this month, the bloc said on Saturday, hitting the separatists and their organisations with asset freezes and travel bans. Rebels in eastern Ukraine held their elections on Nov. 2, arguing that the vote was the next step after local referendums in May...

  • European markets close: Oil majors negative  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including euro zone inflation and deflation in Spain.

  • UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was "carefully balanced", says Stephen Booth, research director at Open Europe.

  • UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.

  • WARSAW, Nov 28- Poland's embassy in Algiers is not the grandest posting- the diplomats share the building with their Swedish colleagues to keep costs down- but last year it oversaw the fastest growth in trade of any Polish mission. When Poland joined the European Union a decade ago, it believed it had found its path to prosperity. That Poland and its peers in eastern...

  • Look who wants to break up Google  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    European Union lawmakers are urging regulators to break up Google, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • *Latest setback for Google already mired in privacy, other issues. BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU's regulatory sights since 2010, and is also grappling with...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 27- European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging antitrust regulators to get tough on Google and other Internet search engines and consider breaking them up. The resolution did not mention Google or any specific search engine, though Google is by far the dominant provider of such services in Europe with an...

  • ASTANA, Nov 27- The European Union expects stable gas supplies this winter under a deal by Russia and Ukraine, a senior EU energy official said, even while Moscow has yet to resume shipments and Kiev has yet to pay in advance as agreed. Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement, brokered by the European Commission, at the end of October to cover gas supplies over the...

  • European markets close: EC's 'pea-shooter'  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the German Dax rises for the tenth straight session and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker unveils a "pea-shooter."