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EU grapples with smugglers as people fleeing conflict face torture

In a large concrete house somewhere near the Egyptian coastal city of Arish, 25-year old Daniel Eyosab had given up on life.

(c) EUobserver | 23.07.2014

EU defends Israel's Gaza incursion

EU countries have defended Israel’s use of force in Gaza, but blamed it for harming peace prospects in the longer term.

(c) EUobserver | 22.07.2014

Leaked paper: EU options on 'stage three' Russia sanctions

Even before the MH17 disaster, EU countries were discussing a potential ban on Russian oil and gas imports if worst comes to worst.

(c) EUobserver | 22.07.2014

EU threatens Russian economy after MH17 disaster

EU foreign ministers on Tuesday (22 July) gave Russia a few days to stop arming Ukrainian rebels, believed responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane, or face sanctions on its financial, high-tech, and defence industries.

(c) EUobserver | 22.07.2014

EU summit may decide only on foreign policy chief

Leaders meeting on Wednesday (16 July) are likely to pick only the new EU foreign policy chief, with a decision on the successor to Council head Herman Van Rompuy “possibly” delayed until autumn.

(c) EUobserver | 13.07.2014

EU blacklists Ukraine rebels, as fighting escalates

The EU on Saturday (12 July) named 11 rebel leaders in east Ukraine who are to face a visa ban and asset freeze.

(c) EUobserver | 13.07.2014

EU sees likelihood of Israeli ground attack on Gaza

EU diplomats believe Israel will launch a ground invasion of Gaza if a Hamas rocket causes serious Israeli casualties.

(c) EUobserver | 11.07.2014

US 'willing to talk' to Germany in latest spy dispute

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold talks with his US counterpart, John Kerry, on the new spy dispute in the coming days, the US State Department has said.

(c) EUobserver | 11.07.2014

Russia seeks new veto on EU-Ukraine pact

Russia is hoping to use new talks on the EU-Ukraine trade treaty to alter the pact and to get a say on when it is implemented.

(c) EUobserver | 10.07.2014

Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo and recent gains against pro-Russia rebels are likely to have a bigger impact on the crisis.

(c) EUobserver | 07.07.2014