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

Ukraine gives rebels 'special status', ratifies EU treaty

Ukraine has granted semi-autonomy and amnesty to pro-Russia rebels, the same day as ratifying a strategic EU treaty.

(c) EUobserver | 16.09.2014

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

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