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OpinionEU and Ukraine: too busy to protect gay rights?

23.04.14 @ 14:14

The new Ukrainian government has just made a u-turn on protecting gay rights and the European Commission is playing along. The Ukrainian cabinet recently submitted a package of bills needed to implement the first phase ...

EU ElectionsEU elections may strengthen Putin in Europe

23.04.14 @ 09:29

Far-right parties are set to do well in next month’s elections to the European Parliament, a fact that has thrown a spotlight on their links with the Kremlin. A recent study by the Budapest-based Political Capital ...

US to send 600 troops to Baltics, Poland amid Ukraine tensions

23.04.14 @ 09:16

The US Tuesday (22 April) announced it is sending hundreds of troops for military exercises to four countries in Eastern Europe to assure them of its commitment to the region's defence amid ongoing tension in Ukraine. ...

EU countries to boost defence budgets in light of Ukraine

16.04.14 @ 09:29

Military chiefs have said the Ukraine crisis is a “wake-up call” for EU countries’ defence spending, as the US backed Ukraine’s use of force in eastern regions. Speaking to press after a regular meeting of EU defence ...

AgendaBanking union dominates final EP session This WEEK

14.04.14 @ 09:29

Crucial laws for the EU's banking union will headline proceedings in Strasbourg this week as MEPs gather there for the parliament's final session before May's European elections. On Tuesday (15 April) deputies will ...

Three EU countries back Ukraine's use of force

14.04.14 @ 09:26

Lithuania, Luxembourg and Sweden have explicitly backed Ukraine’s right to use force against pro-Russian separatists. Lithuania’s UN envoy, Raimonda Murmokaite, and her Luxembourg counterpart, Olivier Maes, made the ...

UK, Poland and Sweden propose EU police mission for Ukraine

10.04.14 @ 09:22

The UK, Poland, and Sweden have proposed sending an EU police mission to Ukraine to build up its law enforcement bodies in the wake of February’s revolution. “Re-establishing confidence in the rule of law in Ukraine ...

Two more Ukrainians try to get off EU blacklist

08.04.14 @ 20:04

Two more Ukrainians under an EU asset freeze - the former president’s son, Oleksandr Yanukovych, and businessman Serhiy Kurchenko - have filed objections with the EU Council in Brussels. Diplomatic contacts said the ...

EU and US agree Ukraine talks with Russia

08.04.14 @ 09:29

The EU, Russia, Ukraine and the US are to hold joint talks in the next 10 days, amid fresh EU division on how to handle the crisis. US state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told press in Washington on Monday (7 April) ...

EU ElectionsPoland's ruling party back in the lead after Ukraine crisis

07.04.14 @ 18:10

The Ukrainian crisis has been a gamechanger in Poland's European election campaign – Donald Tusk's PO was set to lose; it is now back in the lead. Twenty-seven percent of Poles say they would vote for the centre-right ...

Donetsk seizure raises concern of Ukraine escalation

07.04.14 @ 09:29

A Crimea-type operation in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday (6 April) has raised concerns Russia is about to escalate the crisis. Some 200 masked men from a group calling itself the “Rossiyskiy Sektor” used stun ...

Ukraine's ex-PM trying to get his EU money back

03.04.14 @ 19:46

Diplomats have revealed that the former Ukrainian regime members trying to get off an EU visa ban and asset freeze are ex-PM Mykola Azarov and his son Oleksii. Three diplomatic sources told this website on Thursday (3 ...

OpinionProspects for a better Ukraine

02.04.14 @ 14:12

Walking across Kiev’s Maidan square in mid-March this year, the barricades covered by banners and flowers reminded me of Cairo’s Tahrir square in 2011. Both now have their place in history for popular uprisings against ...

Draft EU blacklist names Putin's dog

01.04.14 @ 09:21

A draft EU blacklist to be implemented in case of further escalation in Ukraine contains Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s pet labrador. The text – seen by EUobserver – designates the 14-year old animal, Koni, also known ...

Germany ready to reinforce Nato-Russia borders

31.03.14 @ 09:27

Germany has said its air force is ready to increase security on Nato’s border with Russia, despite Moscow’s promise not to escalate the crisis in Ukraine. A German defence ministry spokeswoman told the Reuters news ...

OpinionA 10-step plan to making the EU a strategic actor

31.03.14 @ 08:30

The European Union’s awkward efforts to shape events in Ukraine and to deter Russia from taking actions that threaten the EU’s interests and values there, like the EU’s massive failures in the former Yugoslavia two ...

OpinionDenouncing myths on Nato and Ukraine

28.03.14 @ 18:33

Lately, there has been a great deal of analytical effort in Western media denouncing Russian propaganda on Ukraine. Very substantial, timely and informative stories deny the Russian narrative of "the Western-sponsored ...

Gas Princess and Chocolate King to battle for Ukraine

28.03.14 @ 09:27

Former Ukraine PM Yulia Tymoshenko has said she will run for president, but her star is on the wane, while oligarch Petro Poroshenko is rising. “We need genuine reforms, not imitations . . . I will serve, I will be a ...

Nato general warns about Moldova, Baltics

23.03.14 @ 22:42

Nato’s top general, Philip Breedlove, has warned that Russia has amassed enough troops on the eastern Ukrainian border for a new invasion and said Nato will mobilise troops to defend the Baltics if need be. "The force ...

EU and Ukraine sign 2% of association treaty

21.03.14 @ 16:46

EU and Ukrainian leaders have described as “historic” the signature of what amounts to 2 percent of an association and free trade treaty. The 28 EU Prime Ministers and Presidents, Ukraine’s interim PM, and top EU ...

Putin redraws map of Europe

18.03.14 @ 18:33

Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (18 March) signed a treaty annexing the Ukrainian region of Crimea, shortly before the Russia-Ukraine confrontation claimed its first casualty. He justified the step in a long ...

Ukraine pariahs hire lobby firm in EU capital

18.03.14 @ 09:51

At least two people on the EU’s Ukraine blacklist have recruited a lobby firm in Brussels to get them off the hook. The German company, Alber & Geiger, calls itself a “lobbying law firm” and has offices in Berlin and ...

Doing business with Russia: A German dilemma

17.03.14 @ 18:25

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a cautious politician. A natural scientist by formation, she never goes for bold statements unless they have been carefully weighed beforehand. By her standards, the speech in the ...

In pictures: How Kiev's pro-EU protest became an anti-war movement

17.03.14 @ 14:31

Canadian photojournalist Christopher Bobyn spent the week after ex-president Viktor Yanukovych's ousting in Kiev on 22 February documenting the evolution of the Maidan from a pro-EU demonstration, to a revolutionary ...

OpinionWhy does Putin want Crimea anyway?

17.03.14 @ 09:30

Why is a world leader prepared to risk international opprobrium and, possibly, crippling economic sanctions for an obscure piece of land? Russian President Vladimir Putin has already burnt the $54 billion he spent on ...

Crimea: EU poised to respond with 'limited’ Russia sanctions

17.03.14 @ 09:24

EU ambassadors late on Sunday (16 March) agreed to impose a “limited” set of visa bans and asset freezes on Russia in reaction to the referendum in Crimea. A diplomatic source said the late night meeting in Brussels “ ...

EU undecided on Russia sanctions ahead of Crimea vote

14.03.14 @ 20:15

Ukraine’s ambassador to the EU has appealed for European unity ahead of Sunday’s (16 March) “referendum” in Crimea. Kostyantin Yeliseyev told EUobserver on Friday that all 28 EU countries must put pressure on Moscow to ...

AgendaRussia sanctions to dominate this WEEK

14.03.14 @ 20:11

Possible EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine are set to dominate this week's agenda as heads of state and government gather in Brussels to discuss the implications of the referendum in Crimea. The EU leaders plan ...

Europe looking at alternatives to Russian gas

14.03.14 @ 20:04

EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday (20-21 March) will look at ways to lower the bloc's dependence on Russian gas, as they prepare economic sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine. "The European Council ...

EU diplomats start putting names on Russia blacklist

13.03.14 @ 14:36

EU countries have started talks on who to blacklist for Russia’s invasion of Crimea, but few think it will make Russian leader Vladimir Putin retreat. The EU on Wednesday (12 March) agreed to impose visa bans and asset ...

Merkel: Comparing Crimea to Kosovo is 'shameful'

13.03.14 @ 11:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (13 March) told the Bundestag it is "shameful" to compare the independence of Kosovo with the referendum for independence in Crimea and called on Russia to stop its actions in ...

Russia invites EU far-right to observe Crimea vote

13.03.14 @ 10:22

The Russian government has invited some of Europe's far-right parties to observe this weekend's referendum in Crimea. The leader of France’s National Front party, Marine Le Pen, told press at the European Parliament in ...

First part of EU-Ukraine treaty to enter into life in June

11.03.14 @ 18:33

The European Commission has offered to drop import duties for most Ukrainian goods in a move to enter into life in June and to save Ukrainian businesses €500 million a year. Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso noted on ...

Khodorkovsky: Putin fears Ukraine 'revolution'

11.03.14 @ 09:26

Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said the Kremlin fears the Ukrainian revolution, but warned Ukraine not to expect too much help from the West. The 50-year-old businessman, who currently lives ...

OpinionOn 'doing' Ukraine

07.03.14 @ 18:38

Ukraine is not funny. Except, perhaps, on Russian TV, but in a black way. Last November it said the EU association treaty will force Ukrainian mums and dads to give their children for adoption to EU homosexuals. Now it ...

Centre-right leaders give Ukraine hope of EU membership

07.03.14 @ 17:56

EU centre-right leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel and Poland's Donald Tusk, have given the strongest support so far for Ukraine's hopes to join the EU one day. A resolution adopted by the European People’s ...

'Putin will go as far as the West allows him to'

07.03.14 @ 09:19

Despite their personal differences, Ukrainian opposition leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and Vitali Klitschko put up a united front at a meeting of centre-right EU leaders on Thursday (6 March), warning the West against ...

EU leaders freeze Russia visa talks, threaten trade sanctions

06.03.14 @ 20:15

EU leaders have suspended talks on visa-free travel with Russia and threatened asset freezes and economic sanctions if the situation in Ukraine gets worse. The immediate cost of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea - ...

Ukraine PM, EU leaders taking soft line on Crimea

06.03.14 @ 16:20

Ukraine’s interim leader has urged the UK and US to protect its territorial integrity, but indicated the Ukrainian army will not act unless Russian forces move beyond Crimea. Speaking to press in Brussels at an ...

Crimea 'votes' to join Russia as EU leaders meet

06.03.14 @ 12:55

MPs in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea region said it should become part of Russia as EU leaders arrived for an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday (6 March). The decree by the devolved parliament said the ...

OpinionRussia and the Budapest memorandum

06.03.14 @ 09:52

The Budapest Memorandum of 5 December 1994 - officially the Memorandum on Security Assurances in Connection with Ukraine's Accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - was signed by the ...

EU not expected to impose tough sanctions on Russia

06.03.14 @ 09:40

EU countries are not expected to impose tough sanctions on Russia when leaders meet for an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday (6 March). The event comes after EU foreign ministers said on Monday the Union will “ ...

Barroso proposes €11bn to 'stabilise' Ukraine

05.03.14 @ 13:40

European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso has proposed almost €11 billion in new money to help stabilise post-revolutionary Ukraine. With EU leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday (6 March) to discuss ...

EU to approve €1.1bn Ukraine aid package

05.03.14 @ 09:30

The European Commission will officially agree to offer Ukraine €1.1 billion in emergency aid on Thursday (5 March), officials told EUobserver. The move amounts to a top-up of €500 million to a previous offer of €610 ...

UK leak indicates limits of EU action on Ukraine

04.03.14 @ 09:29

A leaked British document indicates that Europe is less likely than the US to react forcefully to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The leak took place in London on Monday (3 March), when a freelance photographer, Steve Back ...

ECB monitoring effects of Ukraine confrontation

04.03.14 @ 09:18

The European Central Bank (ECB) is monitoring the possible economic effects of the Ukraine-Russia crisis, ECB chief Mario Draghi told EU lawmakers on Monday (3 March). During a hearing at the European Parliament that ...

Ukraine crisis: EU threatens asset freeze on Russian officials

03.03.14 @ 20:27

EU foreign ministers have threatened asset freezes against Kremlin officials unless Russia pulls back in Ukraine, but left the final decision up to EU leaders on Thursday (6 March). The statement by ministers on Monday ...

OpinionUkraine: The Empire strikes back

03.03.14 @ 19:06

Two months ago the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, warned his EU colleagues that after the Olympic Games in Sochi are over Russia intends to actively intrude in Ukrainian affairs. Did he have intelligence about ...

EU to urge Russia to withdraw troops, drafts potential sanctions

03.03.14 @ 16:21

EU countries plan to urge Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine and to threaten sanctions if it does not comply. According to a draft statement being debated at a snap EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on ...

OpinionThe future of freedom in the post-Soviet world

03.03.14 @ 11:39

On a hot summer day in August, now almost six years ago, after having enjoyed a picnic with friends on one of the picturesque lakes which make Berlin suburbs so lovely, my cell phone started ringing off the hook. It was ...