'No one to stay cold', as Russia and Ukraine clinch winter gas deal

Today @ 09:29

Ukraine and Russia have agreed terms on winter gas supplies, but the deal looks unlikely to de-escalate the military conflict despite EU hopes.

Highlights

EU mission in Kosovo rocked by corruption allegations

30.10.14 @ 19:27

The EU’s rule of law mission in Kosovo is fighting to maintain credibility after allegations of bribe-taking and attempts to gag press.

EU-brokered gas talks bedevilled by ‘lack of trust’

30.10.14 @ 09:29

Negotiators are struggling to secure EU winter gas supplies, with Ukraine saying chances of a deal are “pretty high”, but complaining of “lack of trust”.

Irish senators build EU momentum on Palestine recognition

23.10.14 @ 09:28

Irish senators have urged the government to recognise Palestine, as the EU prepares to set out new red lines on Israel relations.

France denies warship delivery, as Russian bombers skirt EU airspace

30.10.14 @ 09:57

France has said it has not yet decided whether to go ahead with a delivery of a warship to Russia, after a Russian minister published an invitation to the delivery ceremony mid-November.

Quarter of a million Ukrainians came to EU last year

23.10.14 @ 09:34

Ukrainians obtained more EU first residence permits last year than any other nationality, according to the EU’s statistical office, Eurostat.

Opinion

EU states should follow Sweden on Palestine

23.10.14 @ 09:24

Israel's ex-ambassador to South Africa tells EUobserver his country is on "the slippery slope of apartheid" by destroying prospects for a Palestinian state.

Former Polish FM causes furore over Russia interview

22.10.14 @ 09:30

He came close to being the EU’s new foreign policy chief, but Sikorski’s political future is in doubt over his handling of a press interview.

EU to uphold Russia sanctions

21.10.14 @ 09:29

EU states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.

EU states to step up Ebola screening in west Africa

17.10.14 @ 09:30

EU countries have agreed to step up Ebola screening at airports in west Africa but not in Europe, despite a British appeal.

Putin says Western sanctions threaten nuclear 'stability'

16.10.14 @ 09:29

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has said the Ukraine crisis threatens nuclear “strategic stability” and global “economic health”.

Still no Russia gas deal as Europe heads into winter

22.10.14 @ 08:37

With temperatures already near freezing in eastern Europe, Ukraine will hold elections on Sunday amid uncertainty on Russian gas supplies.

Putin makes nice on Ukraine at EU-Russia mini-summit

17.10.14 @ 19:55

Putin has told EU leaders he wants pro-Russia rebels to make peace with Ukraine, amid scepticism on his true intentions.

Russian gas less mighty than it looks, EU says

16.10.14 @ 21:55

A Russian gas cut-off would have a “substantial impact”, but even the most vulnerable countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, and Finland - could get through the winter.

Serbia refuses to join EU sanctions on eve of Putin parade

15.10.14 @ 09:26

Serbia has promised not to impose EU-model sanctions on Russia and to go ahead with South Stream on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade.