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Serbia and Kosovo sign 'landmark' deal

Serbia and Kosovo reached agreement Tuesday (25 August) on key issues for better relations between the two countries, and between Albanian and Serbian people in Kosovo.

(c) EUobserver | 26.08.2015

EU protests Russia’s sentencing of Ukrainian film director

The EU has strongly protested Russia's sentencing of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to twenty years in prison on charges of terrorism, and his co-defendant Oleksandr Kolchenko to ten years

(c) EurActiv | 26.08.2015

Mass protest against TTIP and CETA to take place in Berlin

More than 30 organisations are teaming up for a major demonstration against TTIP and CETA, with concerns ranging from the end of cultural diversity in Europe to devastating effects the deals could have in developing countries.

(c) EurActiv | 26.08.2015

After 7 years of independence, Kosovo will get telephone code

Serbia and its former province of Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of enmity on Tuesday (25 August), signing energy and telecoms agreements, bringing Belgrade closer to joining the European Union.

(c) EurActiv | 26.08.2015

US increases airforce presence in Europe

The US Air Force will "very soon" deploy F-22 fighters jets to Europe, Air Force secretary Deborah James announced Monday (24 August) as part of a plan to increase Nato presence near Russia, while A-10 tankbusters arrived in Estonia on Saturday.

(c) EUobserver | 25.08.2015

Poroshenko: Ukraine's war for independence continues

President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday (24 August) that Ukraine is facing a precarious year struggling to fend off Russian efforts to undermine Kyiv's drive for closer relations with Europe.

(c) EurActiv | 25.08.2015

Merkel and Hollande plan EU-wide response to escalating migration crisis

Two leaders meet in Berlin after Macedonian forces allow migrants through border and up to Serbia, on their way to Hungary – first state in Schengen zone

(c) The Guardian | 24.08.2015

EU hails release of six jailed Belarussian opposition leaders

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.

(c) EurActiv | 24.08.2015

EU agrees to observe historic Myanmar election

The European Union said today (21 August) that it has agreed to send observers to historic upcoming Myanmar elections in an effort to "strengthen democracy" in the former military-run nation.

(c) EurActiv | 21.08.2015

EU tries to clear "fog of confusion" over U.S. trade pact

The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world's biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in secrecy.

(c) Reuters | 21.08.2015