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Nato describes Russia and Islamic State as main threats

Nato has described Russia and Islamic State (IS) as the main threats to Western security, but says it can still talk to Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine.

(c) EUobserver | 16.09.2014

EU commission creates new foreign policy cell

The EU foreign relations chief is to move her office back to the European Commission to steer a cell of top officials on external policy.

(c) EUobserver | 11.09.2014

NATO summit pledges ‘tangible’ support to Ukraine

NATO demanded yesterday (4 September) that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine, as US President Barack Obama and his Western allies vowed to support Kyiv and buttress their own defences against Russia in the biggest strategic shift since the Cold War.

(c) EUobserver | 05.09.2014

EU aid to Palestine ‘cannot continue indefinitely’ without results

European frustration with the glacial pace of moves to Palestinian statehood could lead to the bloc’s aid contributions to the region becoming unsustainable in as little as 3-4 years, officials say.

(c) EurActiv | 05.09.2014

EU, US to tighten Russia sanctions

The EU and the US are to announce tighter Russia sanctions on Friday (5 September), with the EU’s draft legal texts - seen by EUobserver - targeting state-owned banks, oil technologies and defence goods.

(c) EUobserver | 05.09.2014

Opinion: EU top jobs: of dwarfs and giants

Advertising guru and successful entrepreneur David Ogilvy recruits executives according to the following principle: "If we only hire people smaller than us, we will be a company of dwarfs. If, however, we hire people who are taller, we will be a company of giants."

(c) EUobserver | 29.08.2014

Russia's 'invasion' of Ukraine alienates EU friends

Germany, France, and Italy have indicated they are willing to impose extra sanctions on Russia due to its overt “invasion” of Ukraine.

(c) EUobserver | 29.08.2014

Italy's Mogherini still an option for EU foreign policy job

Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini may become the next EU foreign policy chief if Polish PM Donald Tusk or a Baltic leader succeeds Herman Van Rompuy as EU Council president.

(c) EUobserver | 27.08.2014

Nato chief unveils new plan for eastern Europe

A summit in Minsk on Tuesday (26 August) failed to produce a breakthrough on the Ukraine conflict, while Nato announced a bold new plan for eastern Europe.

(c) EUobserver | 27.08.2014

Official report: Russia is a threat to Bulgaria

Russian propaganda, especially via Bulgarian political and economic personalities, and the media, puts the economic and energy security of the country to the test, and undermines its defence capacities, a report published on the website of the Bulgarian defence ministry says.

(c) EurActiv | 27.08.2014