Who is Tusk and what does he mean for the EU?

Today @ 18:44

Some compare Tusk, the new EU Council chief, to Merkel. But unlike her, he has “given up” on Moscow, with Russia relations set to make or break his EU tenure.

Highlights

EU leaders give Putin one-week deadline

31.08.14 @ 02:25

EU leaders have given Russia one week to stop attacking Ukraine or face more sanctions.

EU leaders pick Tusk, Mogherini for top posts

30.08.14 @ 21:43

EU leaders have chosen Polish PM Tusk as the next EU Council president and Italian minister Mogherini as the bloc's foreign affairs chief.

Poroshenko: EU likely to hold off on Russia sanctions

30.08.14 @ 14:41

EU leaders are likely to hold off on extra Russia sanctions until at least next week, Ukraine’s president indicated in Brussels Saturday.

Cameron faces new EU referendum backlash

Today @ 09:22

Cameron is facing a eurosceptic backlash inside his Conservative party, amid reports that up to 100 of his MPs will vote for Britain's withdrawal.

EU expert groups dominated by corporate interest, say NGOs

Today @ 09:09

Pro-transparency groups and trade unions are urging the European Commission to scale back corporate influence on policy-making decisions.

Rasmussen: Ukraine free to seek Nato membership

29.08.14 @ 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.

Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine alienates EU friends

29.08.14 @ 09:30

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

Italy's Mogherini still an option for EU foreign policy job

27.08.14 @ 09:28

Italian foreign minister Mogherini may become the next EU foreign policy chief if Polish PM Tusk or a Baltic leader succeeds Van Rompuy as EU Council president.

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.

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.

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

29.08.14 @ 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.

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.

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