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.

Highlights

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.

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”.

British MPs vote to recognise Palestine in symbolic move

14.10.14 @ 09:24

British MPs have said the UK should recognise Palestine in a non-binding motion which highlights EU frustration with Israel.

EU considers military response in Africa on Ebola crisis

10.10.14 @ 09:30

EU institutions are analysing potential evacuation of EU citizens from Ebola-hit African states and military operations to restore security in the outbreak zone.

EU enlargement heading into chilly period

08.10.14 @ 15:59

The EU commission is not recommending any fresh steps on Western Balkan enlargement in the next 12 months, with one official saying the policy is in "de facto freeze".

Mogherini more hawkish on Russia in EP hearing

07.10.14 @ 09:29

The EU’s next foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, was more hawkish on Russia in an EU parliament hearing which satisfied most MEPs.

EU puts pressure on Serbia to stop South Stream gas pipeline

07.10.14 @ 09:18

The EU commission is to tell Serbia its accession prospects will suffer if it builds South Stream, Russia's strategic gas pipeline.

South Stream could stop Serbia joining EU, energy chief says

08.10.14 @ 18:35

Serbia has defied EU calls to change the terms of its gas pipeline with Russia, but a European energy chief says it “cannot” join the EU unless it does so.

Kosovo politics holding back EU trials on organ trafficking

08.10.14 @ 09:29

EU efforts to shed light on allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo risk being delayed by a power struggle in Pristina.

International banking giant pressured to block Israel and Russia

07.10.14 @ 09:29

The international wire transfer system Swift will not block Russia or Israel from its services following requests for it to do so.

US diplomat lashes out at Hungary's Orban

03.10.14 @ 09:27

Victoria Nuland, the US' top diplomat on Europe, has indirectly criticised Hungarian leader Viktor Orban for the “cancer” of “democratic backsliding”.