G7 leaders say they're "ready to take further restrictive measures in order to increase the cost on Russia should its actions so require”.
EU navies are to start training the Libyan coastguard amid concern that the summer could see huge numbers of migrants try to cross the Mediterranean.
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- Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea's seizure
- Dozens dead in two shipwrecks outside Libya
- Slovak PM says his country is no place for Muslims
- Juncker's spin-doctor warns of populist 'horror'
- EU urges Hungary to end discrimination of Roma children
- Majority of voters think UK will stay in EU
- Leading MEP says Greek bailout will not work
Amnesty International has named and shamed 12 EU states for supplying arms to Egypt despite a pledge not to contribute to “internal repression”.
EU and US have voiced hope the release by Russia of a Ukrainian prisoner will help to implement a peace accord. Release comes day after seven Ukrainian soldiers killed.
EU Council president Donald Tusk said the world should show solidarity and help to pay for aid to refugees and encourage regular migration.
The EU Commission on Monday fended off suggestions a decision by a Greek apeals court not to send back a Syrian aslyum seeker to Turkey, because it is not safe, doesn not endanger the EU-Turkey deal.
Swedish and Finnish foreign ministers join Nato meeting in Brussels amid growing alarm on Russia in the two non-aligned states.
EU foreign policy chief Mogherini has predicted the EU will extend economic sanctions on Russia despite “differences” of opinion in Europe.
EU ministers said Turkey must fulfil all conditions before visa regime lifted. Ankara's decision to strip immunity of opposition MPs to be dealt with later.
The German chancellor will meet Turkish president Erdogan amid growing criticism of his increasingly autocratic grip on power.
Sweden and Finland are moving one step closer to Nato-alligned Nordic neighbours at the initiative of US president Obama.
With the July deadline for visa-free travel increasingly unlikely to be met, Turkey's president now says he wants visa-free access by October instead.
President Erdogan said that Turkey would not change terror laws as required by the EU to grant visa liberalisation and said the country needed a presidential regime.
Davutoglu, the architect of the EU-Turkey migrant deal, has resigned in a row with president Erdogan, raising concerns over the future of the pact.
Senior MEPs from the EU parliament’s main groups have urged diplomats to impose sanctions on Russian officials over the killing of anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky.
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