EU official backs G8 Summit relocation

ROME, April 24 (UPI) -- European External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said Friday she supports moving the G8 Summit to Italy's quake-hit city of L'Aquila.

EU: Israel must commit to peace process

BRUSSELS, April 24 (UPI) -- Closer relations between Israel and the European Union depend on restarting the peace process with the Palestinians, the European Commission said Thursday.

EU, Russia resume talks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The European Union and Russia are set to resume negotiations over a new partnership treaty, officials say.

Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan improve relations

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- For the last 17 months Russia and China have been engaged in a three-way tussle with Western energy companies to develop Turkmenistan's vast natural gas resources.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Leaders from the European Union met with Middle Eastern officials in Brussels to finalize details of the Trans-Arab gas pipeline.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Europe ties Nabucco deals with Turkey and Arab gas, says Russia not involved; Iraq-Iran pipeline tender deadline extended to May 18; TransCanada keen on second Keystone line
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Analysis: EU and Central Asian gas

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The European Union, gazing hungrily at Central Asia's vast oil and natural gas deposits, has long sought to weaken Russia's grip over Caspian exports. Now the EU has succeeded in getting its nose under the Turkmen tent, and in Moscow Gazprom Chief Executive Officer Alexei Miller must be drowning his sorrows, as Russia provides about 40 percent of the EU's natural gas imports.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Alaska gas pipeline gets Conoco, BP, perhaps Exxon on board; Nabucco gets boost with Turkmenistan pledge; Indian official in Pakistan next week to move on two pipeline deals
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

UPI Energy Watch

China to implement joint energy projects In Kazakhstan

Analysis: A second Kosovo in Georgia?

BERLIN, March 26 (UPI) -- Russia and the West could be headed for a showdown over independence claims of two breakaway regions in Georgia.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Correspondent

Report raises climate change risks

BRUSSELS, March 11 (UPI) -- The European Union should boost its civil and military capabilities to deal with security risks brought on by global climate change, a report said.

Analysis: EU hungry for Iraq gas and oil

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Iraq is looking outside its legal and security troubles to establish mutually beneficial energy ties with Europe.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

UPI Energy Watch

Lithuania, Poland in energy talks; EU backs Nabucco Trans-Caspian gas pipeline; Syrian minister on oil, gas production, consumption;
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Iraq and Europe look at gas ties

BRUSSELS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Iraq is moving closer to being a key non-Russian source of Europe's gas as Shell leads oil firms in courting development of a key western gas field.

EU announces Palestinian aid package

BRUSSELS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The European Commission announced the launch of a socio-economic aid package channeling international funds to the building of a Palestinian state.
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Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) shakes hands with European Union External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner in Amman, Jordan on February 28, 2007. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi/Palestinian President's Office)

Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev

JUDr.Benita Ferrero-Waldner (born 5 September 1948) is the European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy and an Austrian diplomat and politician. She is a member of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Born in Salzburg, she took her matura exams in 1966 and then studied law, receiving a doctorate from the University of Salzburg in 1970. Until 1983 she worked in the private sector. Only in 1984 did she enter the diplomatic service. One of her most influential positions was Chef de protocole for Secretary General Boutros-Ghali at the United Nations in New York.

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