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EU: Encouraging Trade with Iran Crucial to JCPOA

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it is up to Europeans to decide whom they want to trade with. […]

EU “Struggles to Counter US Sanctions on Iran”

European efforts to protect businesses investing in Iran from US sanctions risk leaving executives with the tough choice of whether to obey EU or American rules. The EU is finalizing its plans to mitigate the punitive measures as the Trump administration prepares to impose a new wave of sanctions next month and in November, the […]

Europe Seeking to Activate Accounts for Central Bank

Europe Seeking to Activate Accounts for Iranian Central Bank: Report The French, British and German governments have told Iran they are exploring activating accounts for the Iranian central bank with their national central banks in a bid to open a financial channel to keep alive the Iranian nuclear deal, a report said. The move is […]

EU Firms to get Legal Cover to Operate in Iran

EU Vows to Give its Firms Legal Cover to Operate in Iran EU countries gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal, after a report that the Trump administration has rejected calls by Brussels for an exemption from sanctions. The bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini […]

Protecting EU companies in Iran

Following up on the informal Leaders’ Meeting in Sofia, as well as the Commission’s announcements of 18 May, the European Commission has adopted an update of the Blocking Statute and of the European Investment Bank (EIB)‘s External Lending Mandate. These measures are meant to help protecting the interests of EU companies investing in Iran and to demonstrate the EU’s […]

EU, Iran Working on Details of Direct Money Transfers

The European Union’s energy commissioner said he has submitted the EU proposal for direct transfers of money to Iran’s central bank, adding that the two sides are discussing the plan in details. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Iran’s energy minister in Tehran on Saturday, Miguel Arias Canete highlighted the EU’s efforts to boost […]

How Iran and Europe can Save the Nuclear Deal

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has created an urgency for all other deal signatories to work toward saving the accord. As international companies face a new […]

Iran Nuclear Deal: Reaction from World Leaders

By John Lee. Following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, world leaders have been giving their opinions. Former US President Barack Obama said: “Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated. “At a time when we […]

Can European Business and Tech save Iran Deal?

By Bijan Khajehpour for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. One of the current concerns of international companies planning to do business in Iran is the threat of a US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the reintroduction of US […]

EU considers Connecting Iran to Southern Gas Corridor

The EU is ready to discuss the possibility of connecting Iran to the Southern Gas Corridor, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said at a press conference in Baku. This will also depend on Iran’s strategy, as presently the country mainly focuses on increasing oil export, Sefcovic said Thursday following the Fourth Ministerial […]

Will Brexit jump-start Iran-UK trade?

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Many foreign companies returned to Iran’s largely untapped market after the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015. The landmark deal took effect six months later, and lifted international sanctions in […]

Zarif Hails Strong Consensus on JCPOA in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was solid consensus on the need for preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a meeting he had with the European Union’s diplomatic chief and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Thursday. “Strong consensus in Brussels today,” Zarif said in a Twitter […]

Iran Unveils Plan for Gas Exports to Europe

An Iranian energy official unveiled plans for a major boost to the export of gas through the country’s western distribution network, describing a rise in the pipeline capacity as part of a project to increase gas exports to Iraq, Turkey and Europe. Speaking to Tasnim on Sunday, Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) Managing […]

NITC awarded EU MRV Monitoring Certificate

The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has been certified by EU’s MRV Monitoring Plan for taking effective environmental measures including monitoring and reporting of its fleet’s CO2 emission, an NITC official said. The company’s technical director and head of the fleet operations, Akbar Jebel Ameli, said NITC won the certificate for properly controlling and reporting […]

EU Foreign Policy Chief reveals Iran Deal ‘Secret’

In order to sell the nuclear deal to domestic constituencies and the world, Iran and the P5+1 countries overpromised the benefits of the deal. But, despite public denials by those officials that the nuclear deal would lead to further negotiations over significant geopolitical issues, it did not stop a myriad of analysts and deal skeptics […]

Iran’s Exports to EU Up 107%

The value of Iran’s exports to the European Union (EU) witnessed a significant rise over the first nine months of 2017, a report said. The value of Iran’s exports to the EU from January to September 2017 reached as high as €7.2 billion, showing a 107 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according […]

Iran Looking for New Oil Customers in Europe

An Iranian deputy oil minister unveiled plans for a rise in crude exports to Europe by finding new customers. Speaking to Tasnim, Marzieh Shahdaei said the Oil Ministry is negotiating with new European customers as part of policies to increase crude oil exports to the continent. With the conclusion of the business talks, Europe’s share […]

EU Visitor Impressed by Iran’s Progress in Food Industry

A member of a visiting delegation from the European Union said she was impressed by the level of standard of certain sectors of the food industry in Iran, hailing the country’s advances despite foreign sanctions. A 70-strong delegation from the European Union, led by the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, is […]

EU Commissioner to Help Resolve Iran’s Banking Problems

Visiting European Union Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan vowed to make efforts to help resolve banking problems hampering Iran’s foreign trade with the 28-nation bloc. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Saturday, Hogan highlighted the reasons behind the existence of banking problems hampering Iran-EU trade two years after the Iran […]