World powers extend Iran deadline, as EU mulls Ashton's future

25.11.14 @ 09:28

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have been extended until July, with the EU wondering whether to keep Ashton in the process.


Danish parliament to vote on Palestine recognition

24.11.14 @ 20:03

Danish MPs are to vote on a resolution instructing the government to recognise Palestine, but Denmark's foreign minister says the time is not right.

EU parliament to vote on Palestine statehood

21.11.14 @ 18:12

MEPs will add their voice to EU pressure on Palestine recognition next week, but diplomats say only the US can make a difference.


For Europe, Iran is more than the nuclear problem

20.11.14 @ 18:45

EU diplomacy on Iran is one of its few successes, but it should look beyond the "nuclear issue", with a special envoy and a delegation in Tehran.

Le Pen borrowed €9mn from Kremlin-linked bank

24.11.14 @ 09:28

Far-right French party Front National borrowed €9 million from a Russian bank, posing questions over its relationship with the Kremlin.

One year after Euromaidan: 13 people dying every day

21.11.14 @ 09:29

One year after Ukraine’s pro-Western revolution - the Euromaidan - began with a Facebook post, people are dying every day in a war with Russia.

Anti-IS coalition heads to Brussels for first meeting

20.11.14 @ 18:15

The 60-odd members of the US-led global coalition to counter the Islamic state is set to meet for the first time in early December in Brussels.

Ombudsman to investigate EU mission in Kosovo

19.11.14 @ 09:30

Europe's watchdog has launched an enquiry into EU handling of corruption allegations at Eulex, its Kosovo law mission, as questions multiply.

Nato warns of Russian military build-up, amid EU peace talks

18.11.14 @ 12:09

Nato has again warned of a “build-up” of “Russian forces” in and around Ukraine, one day after EU ministers shied away from Russia criticism.

EU anti-Ebola funds not reaching aid workers, Red Cross says

17.11.14 @ 19:44

Ebola is flaring up as aid agencies struggle to keep staff on the ground, while EU pledges and donations have yet to appear.

Merkel: Russia cannot veto EU expansion

17.11.14 @ 12:36

Germany has warned that Russia might try to spread its “sphere of influence” to the Western Balkans, while seeking new ways to make peace on Ukraine.

Spanish MPs build EU support for Palestine recognition

18.11.14 @ 22:04

Spanish MPs have backed a non-binding motion to recognise Palestine, as France prepares for a similar move next week.

Mogherini makes light of leaked EU paper on Israel sanctions

18.11.14 @ 09:28

Europe’s foreign relations chief has denied the EU is in talks on Israel sanctions, despite a leaked paper on the issue.

EU countries keen to rebuild Russia relations

17.11.14 @ 19:34

Forty eight hours after Nato said Russia is pouring troops into Ukraine, EU ministers opted to blacklist some “separatists” while trying to restart talks with Moscow.

Ukraine warns EU of 'full-scale' Russian attack

14.11.14 @ 09:29

Ukraine’s envoy to the EU has warned that Russia is preparing a new "full-scale" offensive, in concerns echoed by the US and Nato.