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Geopolitics / Europe

Russia's Latest Geopolitical Power Grab Is Going Unnoticed

Russia's Latest Geopolitical Power Grab Is Going Unnoticed

Oct 29, 2018 at 14:30 | Damir Kaletovic

Taking a page from the Chinese book of soft power, Mother Russia is moving in on Serbia with the end goal of state capture—and one of its key weapons in…

What Would A Hard Brexit Mean For British Oil?

What Would A Hard Brexit Mean For British Oil?

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:40 | Haley Zaremba

It’s been more than a year after the groundbreaking Brexit vote, in which the British public decided to leave the European Union in a controversial upset. Despite 14 months of…

Russia And U.S. Meet To Discuss Sanctions, Energy

Russia And U.S. Meet To Discuss Sanctions, Energy

Jun 27, 2018 at 13:41 | RFE/RL staff

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak has met with his U.S. counterpart Rick Perry and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss energy issues and U.S. sanctions on Russia. "We met.…

EU Could Switch To Euros In Oil Trade With Iran

EU Could Switch To Euros In Oil Trade With Iran

May 16, 2018 at 10:45 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The European Union (EU) is considering switching to euros instead of U.S. dollars in the oil trade with Iran, Sputnik reported on Wednesday, quoting a diplomatic source. Europe—collectively one…

Erdogan: Cyprus Oil Drilling Is A Security Threat To East Mediterranean

Erdogan: Cyprus Oil Drilling Is A Security Threat To East Mediterranean

May 14, 2018 at 11:04 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Eastern Mediterranean will face a security threat should Cyprus continue its unilateral operations of offshore oil and gas exploration in the region, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said…

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

Jan 17, 2018 at 15:27 | Ryan Opsal

With many regions skewed toward greater political uncertainty, sources of constancy and dependability are valued commodities…  Once the “sick man” of Europe, Germany has emerged over the past decade…

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

Nov 28, 2017 at 17:59 | Irina Slav

Do you remember who first said anything about extending the oil production cut deal until the end of next year? It wasn’t Saudi Arabia or any other Gulf producer. It…

A Hard Brexit Could Spell Disaster For UK Oil And Gas

A Hard Brexit Could Spell Disaster For UK Oil And Gas

May 05, 2017 at 14:34 | Irina Slav

Oil & Gas UK has painted a grim picture for the British oil industry of what is popularly called a “Hard Brexit”, with the cost of trade in oil and…

What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:05 | Eurasianet

Western media may not be paying much attention to Ukraine now, but this does not mean that the conflict there has been frozen, much less settled. The ceasefire concluded in…

Despite Promises, EU Failing to Deliver on Economic Investment

Despite Promises, EU Failing to Deliver on Economic Investment

Nov 11, 2015 at 11:51 | Christopher Stakhovsky

Politicians have always been known for making promises they failed to keep, especially during electoral campaigns. In the early years of the 20th century, the British…

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