Controversy over citizens' initiative on abortion funding ban

A second citizens' initiative demanding a change in EU law courted controversy on Thursday (10 April) over its proposals to ban funding for abortion and reproductive health services in developing countries.

(c) EurActiv | 11.04.2014

Russia wants seat in a ‘Troika’ to manage Ukraine

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told US Secretary Jack Lew yesterday (10 April) that Moscow was concerned about Ukraine's unpaid debt for supplies of natural gas, but was ready to work with international partners on financial aid for Kyiv.

(c) EurActiv | 11.04.2014

Council of Europe assembly suspends Russia’s voting rights

Russia was suspended from the parliamentary assembly of European human rights watchdog the Council of Europe on Thursday in protest at Moscow's behaviour towards Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.

(c) EurActiv | 11.04.2014

Putin threatens to cut gas to Ukraine, EU countries

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine unless it starts repaying a huge debt and unless the EU agrees to joint talks on its economic future.

(c) EUobserver | 10.04.2014

UK, Poland and Sweden propose EU police mission for Ukraine

The UK, Poland, and Sweden have proposed sending an EU police mission to Ukraine to build up its law enforcement bodies in the wake of February’s revolution.

(c) EUobserver | 10.04.2014

Russia, EU, Ukraine, U.S. to meet in Geneva next week for talks

Russia, the United States, Ukraine and the European Union will hold talks next Thursday in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the crisis in Ukraine, EU diplomats said.

(c) Reuters | 10.04.2014

EU sets up ‘Support Group’ for Ukraine

Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (9 April) the setting up of a ‘Support Group’ which will help support Ukraine and coordinate work with member states, other donors and the International Financing Institutions.

(c) EurActiv | 09.04.2014

US and EU prepare to strike Russian banks, energy firms

The US and EU are preparing to strike at Russian banks, and energy and minerals firms if Russia invades eastern Ukraine.

(c) EUobserver | 09.04.2014

US warns Russia against covert action in Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian agents and special forces yesterday (8 April) of stirring separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to prepare for military action as it had in Crimea.

(c) EurActiv | 09.04.2014

Overseas aid ‘rebounds’ to record high, says OECD

Overseas development aid (ODA) jumped 6.1% last year to reach a record $134.8 (€97.8) billion, according to new figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking a “rebound” after two years of falling donations.

(c) EurActiv | 09.04.2014

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