Britain opposes operations to save migrants in Mediterranean

The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to save migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to the country's foreign ministry, prompting concerns this policy will put lives at risk.

(c) EurActiv I 29.10.2014

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race in many years. An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote.

(c) BBC I 27.10.2014

Pro-West parties secure big win in Ukraine election: partial vote count

Pro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count showed on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing people's support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic reforms sought by the West.

(c) Reuters I 27.10.2014

EU leaders adopt 'flexible' energy and climate targets for 2030

EU leaders Thursday night (23 October) committed by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27%.

(c) EurActiv I 24.10.2014

Congolese gynaecologist wins Sakharov Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following the decision yesterday (21 October) by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders.

(c) EurActiv I 22.10.2014

Opinion: Mogherini should appoint special envoy to the Middle East

Federica Mogherini, the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, should appoint a new EU special envoy to the Middle East to engage and have an impact on the peace process in the region, writes Dr Nimrod Goren.

(c) EurActiv I 21.10.2014

Washington introduces Russia-style sanctions against Hungarian officials

The United States said yesterday (20 October) six Hungarians had been banned from entering the US, as a warning to Budapest to reverse policies that threatened to undermine democratic values.

(c) EurActiv I 21.10.2014

EU to uphold Russia sanctions

EU states decided to uphold sanctions on Russia and to better co-ordinate their response to the Ebola crisis at a meeting in Luxembourg on Monday.

(c) EUobserver I 21.10.2014

Opinion: Please, ESDP to confront Ebola now

An EU rapid reaction force ought to be sent to West Africa to join American troops and military doctors on the ground; yet whilst Obama names Ebola Czar, EU responds by scheduling a workshop - Tobias Gräs.

(c) EUobserver I 19.10.2014

Most Malta boat victims were Gaza refugees

Palestinian people fleeing war and poverty in Gaza made up most of the victims in the Malta boat incident last week, in which hundreds were left to die by human traffickers.

(c) EUobserver | 17.09.2014