Poroshenko: Ukraine's war for independence continues

President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday (24 August) that Ukraine is facing a precarious year struggling to fend off Russian efforts to undermine Kyiv's drive for closer relations with Europe.

(c) EurActiv | 25.08.2015

Merkel and Hollande plan EU-wide response to escalating migration crisis

Two leaders meet in Berlin after Macedonian forces allow migrants through border and up to Serbia, on their way to Hungary – first state in Schengen zone

(c) The Guardian | 24.08.2015

EU hails release of six jailed Belarussian opposition leaders

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has released six opposition leaders, including a former presidential rival, less than two months before presidential elections in a move hailed Sunday by the European Union.

(c) EurActiv | 24.08.2015

EU agrees to observe historic Myanmar election

The European Union said today (21 August) that it has agreed to send observers to historic upcoming Myanmar elections in an effort to "strengthen democracy" in the former military-run nation.

(c) EurActiv | 21.08.2015

EU tries to clear "fog of confusion" over U.S. trade pact

The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world's biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in secrecy.

(c) Reuters | 21.08.2015

Juncker to receive Poroshenko on 27 August

European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels next week with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the EU said Friday (21 August).

(c) EurActiv | 21.08.2015

EU worried by ‘provocations’ on Korean border

The EU said today (21 August) it was worried by worsening friction between North and South Korea and called for efforts to avoid "provocations" after the two sides swapped artillery fire.

(c) EurActiv | 21.08.2015

Commission hopes for new trilateral gas talks on Ukraine

The European Commission deplored the collapse of the trilateral gas talks today (20 August), in which it was negotiating Ukrainian gas purchases from Russia, and expressed hopes that a new round could take place in September.

(c) EurActiv | 20.08.2015

Western leaders to ask Poroshenko to deliver on the Minsk agreement

The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Monday (24 August) in a bid to bring an end to a new wave of violence in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. Russia will not participate, and it has been reported that Western leaders will ask Poroshenko to implement the Minsk agreement.

(c) EurActiv | 19.08.2015

EU slams Russian sentencing of Estonian officer

The European Union demanded Russia release an Estonian police officer sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in jail for spying, nearly a year after the EU says Eston Kohver was abducted by Russian agents from Estonia territory.

(c) EurActiv | 19.08.2015

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