EU and Turkey have struck plan to stem flow of migrants

The European Commission has worked out an action plan with Turkey to stem the flow of refugees to Europe, a German newspaper cited sources in the Commission and the German government as saying on Sunday.

(c) Reuters | 04.10.2015

Paris talks end in Russia-Ukraine 'truce'

Russia-Ukraine talks in Paris ended Friday (2 October) with a deal on rogue elections and weapons pull-backs.

(c) EUobserver | 03.10.2015

EU-mediated talks on Ukraine: Towards a Minsk 3?

France and Germany will, in Paris on Friday (2 October), try to broker lasting peace between Russia and Ukraine in what could amount to a new-model "Minsk" deal.

(c) EUobserver | 02.10.2015

EU silent as Russia intervenes in Syria

Although the EU is directly impacted by the Syrian civil war, absorbing hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict, the bloc remained silent after Russia launched its biggest-ever military operation in the Middle East on Wednesday (30 September).

(c) EurActiv | 01.10.2015

East Ukraine battlefield produces good news ahead of Paris summit

The EU welcomed as a “positive step forward” the agreement reached yesterday (30 September) between Kyiv and insurgents, to withdraw smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine.

(c) EurActiv | 01.10.2015

African nations and donors agree on plan to protect Congo forests

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world, after the Amazon's, to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

(c) EurActiv | 30.09.2015

EU calls Nagorno-Karabakh escalation 'unsustainable'

Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh are reported to be bickering about how many of their soldiers had been killed in recent clashes, stoking fears of a wider conflict breaking out in the South Caucasus.

(c) EurActiv | 29.09.2015

EU to impose sanctions on four Burundi officials close to president

The European Union will impose sanctions on four officials close to Burundi's president Pierre Nkurunziza in protest at his third term in office that has provoked a deep political crisis, diplomatic sources said.

(c) Reuters | 28.09.2015

UN Security Council reform back in the limelight

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with her Brazilian, Indian and Japanese counterparts to discuss the issue of permanent membership on the UN Security Council.

(c) EurActiv | 28.09.2015

Dutch expected to vote on EU-Ukraine treaty

The Dutch electorate is expected to be given the chance to vote on an EU-Ukraine treaty in a referendum, in what would be the first citizen-enforced plebiscite in the country's history.

(c) EUobserver | 28.09.2015