Juncker: We can’t let EU relations with Russia be dictated by US

Europe must improve its relationship with Russia, and should not let this be something decided by Washington, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (8 October).

(c) EurActiv | 09.10.2015

EU and US hail implementation of Ukraine 'truce'

The EU and US have welcomed the halt of rogue elections in Russia-occupied Ukraine, but concessions could harm pro-Western leaders in Kiev. The EU foreign service said on Tuesday (6 October) the election decision "offers renewed hope for a sustainable political settlement".

(c) EUobserver | 07.10.2015

EU starts military operation against ‘mafia of the sea’

A military operation to catch migrant traffickers begins today (7 October), with European warships patrolling international waters in the Mediterranean to arrest smugglers dubbed the "mafia of the sea".

(c) EurActiv | 07.10.2015

Turkey's Erdogan mocks EU over refugees during Brussels trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan mocked European Union overtures for help with its migration crisis during a long-awaited visit to Brussels on Monday (5 October) that in the end was partly overshadowed by Russia's violation of Turkish airspace near Syria.

(c) EurActiv | 05.10.2015

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


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