Articles by Natalia Drozdiak, Birgit Jennen and Nikos Chrysoloras

EU Begins to Tackle Cyber Warfare with Targeted Sanctions

Taking a firm geopolitical stand, the European Union imposed sanctions on targeted individuals and entities from Russia, China and North Korea in a sign that it was tackling cyber warfare head on. As part of the measures, the six individuals …

Russia Blamed for Massive Cyber Attack Against Nation of Georgia in 2019

Georgia accused Russian military intelligence of organizing a “paralyzing” cyber attack last year and called for a reaction by the international community. Russia’s GRU was behind the “large-scale” October 2019 attack that targeted the presidential administration, various government bodies and …

EU Gives UK Prime Minister Two Extra Weeks to Avoid No-Deal Brexit

European Union leaders staved off the threat of the U.K. crashing out of the bloc without a deal next Friday by giving Theresa May an extra two weeks to work out what to do. At a summit in Brussels on …

Brexit Deadlock Deepens as Hopes Fade for Breakthrough During Crucial Week

The U.K. and the European Union are on course to miss this week’s key milestone on the road to a Brexit deal after talks broke up in stalemate on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said. A weekend of intense …

Brexit Divorce Talks Edge Toward Compromise but Obstacles Remain: UK, EU Officials

Brexit negotiators are edging toward a compromise on the thorniest issue in talks, even as officials on both sides warned that obstacles still stand in the way of a deal. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that a …

EU Eyes Offering `Improved Equivalence’ for UK Financial Services After Brexit

The European Union will consider offering the U.K. “improved equivalence” for financial services after Brexit, according to the bloc’s latest negotiating guidelines, a system Britain has rejected as “wholly inadequate.” The addition to the draft guidelines, obtained by Bloomberg, makes …

Update: UK Prime Minister Rejects EU Draft Brexit Deal as Unacceptable

The European Union presented the U.K. with a draft divorce deal that Theresa May said no British prime minister could ever accept. The pound fell. Brexit talks once again look to be stuck around the intractable issue of the Irish …

China, EU Re-Commit to Paris Climate Agreement – Even if U.S. Withdraws

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the world’s No. 1 polluter will stick to its pledges to tackle global warming, underscoring the risk of U.S. isolation if President Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris climate accord. Li made his comments …

Italian Ferry Fire Under Control, Rescue Effort Continues

Italian rescue teams evacuated 340 passengers amid rough seas and high winds from an Italian ferry after a fire broke out yesterday during a route off the Greek island of Corfu. An operation led by Italy put out the fire …

EU Cyber Watchdog Warns: More Money, Action Needed to Combat Hackers

Banks need to put more money into combating hackers who have the potential to wreak havoc throughout the continent, the director of the European Union’s cybersecurity agency said. “We don’t know if there are criminals trying to attack a power …