France aims to lure India away from major arms dealer: Russia – POLITICO

PARIS – Russia’s growing unreliability as an arms supplier presents France with an excellent opportunity to accelerate its moves to penetrate and make New Delhi one of the cornerstones of President Emmanuel Macron’s major strategic push in the Indo-Pacific region. French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu left for India on Sunday to strengthen ties with Paris’ … Read more

Berlin warms to France’s ‘Buy Europe’ plans as global trade rules unravel – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN – Threatened by a new US subsidy package that could hit EU industry, Germany is rolling back long-standing objections to schemes such as France’s Buy Europe Act, which sets out provisions for buying local goods. Berlin’s growing sympathy for the French approach is … Read more

Energy ministers to meet again in December to agree on gas price cap – POLITICO

EU energy ministers will reconvene before Christmas – most likely on December 13 – for the next emergency Energy Council amid widespread disapproval of Brussels’ gas price cap proposal. Ministers meeting for an Energy Council in Brussels on Thursday reached an informal agreement on the less controversial elements of the Commission’s energy crisis package, four … Read more

Overambitious packaging reuse targets shouldn’t prevent recycling – POLITICO

Our sectors – beer, cider, fruit juices, natural mineral waters and soft drinks – have been pioneers in making progress towards environmental sustainability. We are deeply committed to creating a circular economy by reducing, recycling and reusing beverage packaging. This is a complex task for almost every business. We support ambitions to increase reuse. This … Read more

Cold, dark confusion engulfs Ukraine after Putin missile strike – POLITICO

Click play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Jamie Dettmer is opinion editor at POLITICO Europe. LVIV, Ukraine — Inna missed her father’s funeral. The grieving 36-year-old Ukrainian lawyer learned of her death as she boarded a flight to Poland from London’s Heathrow Airport with her two young daughters, aged seven and … Read more