Rasmussen: Ukraine free to seek Nato membership

Today @ 15:00

Nato has said Ukraine is free to seek membership in the alliance despite Russian opposition, as EU ministers discuss extra sanctions on Russia.

Highlights

Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine alienates EU friends

Today @ 09:30

Germany, France, and Italy have indicated they are willing to impose extra sanctions on Russia due to its overt “invasion” of Ukraine.

Opposition to Mogherini fading in EU capital

28.08.14 @ 18:04

A deal is shaping up for Italian foreign minister Mogherini to become the EU's next foreign affairs chief, provided the PM of Poland or a Baltic leader takes up the EU Council presidency.

Ukraine says Russian invasion has begun

28.08.14 @ 14:21

Ukrainian president Poroshenko has said Russian forces have invaded his country, with Kiev calling for an emergency EU and UN meeting.

Hollande calls for special summit on eurozone growth

28.08.14 @ 18:10

French leader Hollande has called for a summit on eurozone growth, warning that “Europe is threatened by a long and possibly interminable stagnation if we do nothing.”

EU hails 'substantial progress' towards Cuba trade deal

Today @ 09:30

EU and Cuban officials have made “substantial progress” towards agreeing a trade and political co-operation treaty.

Germany and US voice concern on Russian troops in Ukraine

28.08.14 @ 09:16

Germany and the US have lent weight to claims that Russian troops are directly involved in opening up a new front in the Ukraine conflict.

EU mission to help Italy save boat migrants

28.08.14 @ 09:30

The EU is to launch a “Frontex plus” mission in autumn to help Italy on the search and rescue of Mediterranean boat migrants.

Nato chief unveils new plan for eastern Europe

27.08.14 @ 09:30

A summit in Minsk on Tuesday failed to produce a breakthrough on the Ukraine conflict, while Nato announced a bold new plan for eastern Europe.

French government in turmoil over economic policies

26.08.14 @ 07:51

The French PM has tendered the resignation of his cabinet to quell internal criticism of what is being seen as German-imposed austerity.

EU to investigate Galileo launch failure

26.08.14 @ 09:28

The European Commission has set up an inquiry into the failure to correctly launch the latest two satellites of its ill-fated Galileo programme.

Germany to ban EU citizens who abuse welfare system

27.08.14 @ 17:52

Berlin has approved draft legislation aimed at curbing "welfare abuse", including a five year ban for EU citizens who tricked the system in a potential breach of EU law.

Valls picks investment banker as France's new economy minister

27.08.14 @ 09:29

French PM Manuel Valls appointed Emmanuel Macron, a 36-year-old former merchant banker, as his economy minister on Tuesday as part of his new government.

Scottish separatist wins TV debate ahead of referendum

26.08.14 @ 09:30

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond was seen as the winner of a final TV debate before the referendum next month.

Russians, Chinese keen to buy EU passports from Malta

26.08.14 @ 08:30

Russians, Chinese, and people from the Middle East have shown the most interest in Malta's sale of EU passports so far.