EU summit may decide only on foreign policy chief

Leaders meeting on Wednesday (16 July) are likely to pick only the new EU foreign policy chief, with a decision on the successor to Council head Herman Van Rompuy “possibly” delayed until autumn.

(c) EUobserver | 13.07.2014

EU blacklists Ukraine rebels, as fighting escalates

The EU on Saturday (12 July) named 11 rebel leaders in east Ukraine who are to face a visa ban and asset freeze.

(c) EUobserver | 13.07.2014

EU sees likelihood of Israeli ground attack on Gaza

EU diplomats believe Israel will launch a ground invasion of Gaza if a Hamas rocket causes serious Israeli casualties.

(c) EUobserver | 11.07.2014

US 'willing to talk' to Germany in latest spy dispute

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will hold talks with his US counterpart, John Kerry, on the new spy dispute in the coming days, the US State Department has said.

(c) EUobserver | 11.07.2014

Russia seeks new veto on EU-Ukraine pact

Russia is hoping to use new talks on the EU-Ukraine trade treaty to alter the pact and to get a say on when it is implemented.

(c) EUobserver | 10.07.2014

Several EU states impose arms ban on Russia

Most of the EU’s top arms exporters have imposed a ban on sales to Russia, but Ukraine’s military embargo and recent gains against pro-Russia rebels are likely to have a bigger impact on the crisis.

(c) EUobserver | 07.07.2014

Ukrainian troops take back territory from separatists

Ukraine's government said it would quickly seize more territory from pro-Russian separatists after re-taking their stronghold of Slaviansk in what President Petro Poroshenko called a turning point in the fight for control of the country's east.

(c) EurActiv | 07.07.2014

German-US relations strained by new spy scandal

Relations between Germany and the US are being strained by a new scandal after the arrest of a German spy who was allegedly also working for the American intelligence services.

(c) EUobserver | 07.07.2014

East Ukraine fighting continues despite ceasefire

Fighting flared between Ukrainian and pro-Moscow separatist forces, both sides reported Sunday (22 June), further straining a unilateral ceasefire declared by Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin pressed Kyiv to talk to the rebels.

(c) EurActiv | 23.06.2014

Belarus releases top human rights defender

Belarus human rights defender Ales Bialiatski was released from prison on Saturday (21 June) after spending almost three years in a penal colony on charges of tax evasion.

(c) EUobserver | 23.06.2014

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