Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defence spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more

Finland urges Turkey, Hungary to swiftly approve Swedish, Finnish NATO bids

Finland urges Turkey, Hungary to swiftly approve Swedish, Finnish NATO bids

HELSINKI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Tuesday urged Hungary and Turkey to swiftly approve the Swedish and Finnish applications for membership of the NATO defence alliance. Hungary and Turkey are the only two remaining NATO members to not yet have ratified the applications. “All eyes are now on Hungary and … Read more

Thousands protest against PM Orban’s government, “runaway inflation”

Thousands protest against PM Orban’s government, “runaway inflation”

Protesters demand higher wages for teachers Orban faces big challenge with inflation topping 20% Pledges economic stability amid slowdown, soaring energy prices Orban was reelected in April elections BUDAPEST, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Thousands of Hungarians including teachers and students marched through Budapest on Sunday to protest against the government, demanding higher wages for teachers … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed

Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed

WARSAW, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday a leak in one of the Druzhba pipelines bringing oil from Russia to Europe hit supplies to Germany and was most likely caused by an accident, as Europe remains on high alert over its energy security. The discovery of the leak in the main route carrying … Read more

Hungarians protest change in abortion rules

Hungarians protest change in abortion rules

BUDAPEST, Sept 28 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 Hungarians protested on Wednesday against a change in abortion rules that took effect on Sept. 15, which women’s rights groups say would “humiliate” and torment women while having no effect on the number of abortions. Under the rules amended by Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, pregnant … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU states start negotiating new package of Russia sanctions 27 member countries split on oil price cap Ukraine: It’s needed to stop ‘blood money’ flowing to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including tighter trade restrictions, … Read more

Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s parliament on Tuesday ratified the entry of Finland and Sweden to NATO, becoming one of the last countries to back the military alliance’s expansion. Finland and Sweden sought to join NATO this year in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NATO’s 30 members have been ratifying their entry since accession … Read more

Hungary PM Orban says EU sanctions on Russia have “backfired”

Hungary PM Orban says EU sanctions on Russia have “backfired”

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUDAPEST, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Hungary should prepare for a prolonged war in neighbouring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday, sharply criticising European Union sanctions imposed on Russia which he said have “backfired”, driving up energy prices. Orban, long at odds with the EU … Read more

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 77th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned … Read more