Ombudsman to investigate EU mission in Kosovo

The EU Ombudsman has launched an enquiry into the EU's handling of corruption allegations at Eulex, the EU's rule of law mission in Kosovo, as investigations multiply.

(c) EUobserver I 19.11.2014

Steinmeier pessimistic after talks on Ukraine in Kyiv, Moscow

German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, saw "no reason for optimism" after talks yesterday (18 November) in Moscow and Kyiv on the Ukraine conflict that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and caused a deep rift between Russia and the West.

(c) EurActiv I 19.11.2014

Hong Kong protesters break into government building as tensions flare again

A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door early, and police stopped others forcing their way in as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

(c) Reuters I 19.11.2014

Hungarians protest Orbán’s closeness to the Kremlin

More than 10,000 Hungarians rallied in Budapest yesterday (17 November) to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, accusing him of employing corrupt public servants and cosying up to the Kremlin.

(c) EurActiv I 18.11.2014

Nato warns of Russian military build-up, amid EU peace talks

Nato has again warned of a "build-up" of "Russian forces" in and around Ukraine, one day after EU ministers shied away from Russia criticism.

(c) EUobserver I 18.11.2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.

(c) Reuters I 18.11.2014

Georgian PM reassures EU, NATO of his country’s orientation

Georgia's prime minister Irakli Garibashvili told the European Union and NATO yesterday (17 November) that his country remained firmly committed to integration with both organisations after his dismissal of a pro-Western minister caused a political crisis.

(c) EurActiv I 18.11.2014

Merkel urges Europeans to speed up TTIP talks with US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations on Sunday (16 November) to speed up their negotiations with the United States over a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the US and EU.

(c) EurActiv I 17.11.2014

Putin says he's convinced solution to Ukraine crisis possible

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a German television interview on Sunday (16 November) that he is convinced it should be possible to find a way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, but added he was concerned about the threat of ethnic cleansing.

(c) EurActiv I 17.11.2014

Russia orders out Polish and German diplomats in tit-for-tat expulsions

Russia said on Monday (November 17) that several of its diplomats had been expelled from Poland, and that a number of Polish diplomats had left Russia, after Moscow retaliated against Warsaw. On Saturday, Germany reported that one of its diplomats had ordered to leave the Russian capital, following a German decision to expel a Russian diplomat working in Bonn.

(c) EurActiv I 17.11.2014

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