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    EU adds to eastern Ukraine blacklist
    Dec01

    EU adds to eastern Ukraine blacklist

    The European Union has barred leading figures in separatist groups active in eastern Ukraine from entering the EU, in the latest round of sanctions prompted by the crisis in Ukraine. The 13 people added to the EU’s blacklist on Saturday (29 November) include a range of self-styled ministers in breakaway areas of the regions of Donetsk and...

    Getting to Yes with Putin
    Nov30

    Getting to Yes with Putin

    In the showdown with Russia over Ukraine, the weaknesses and divisions in European policy have been as encouraging for Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States’ hesitant approach to Syria was. If Europe is to act responsibly, three key concepts should define its policy toward Russia: firmness, clarity, and a willingness to find...

    Yatsenyuk remains Ukraine’s prime minister
    Nov28

    Yatsenyuk remains Ukraine’s prime minister

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk was yesterday confirmed as prime minister of Ukraine by the Ukrainian parliament in a strong show of support by five parties that will on Tuesday become members of the country’s new government. Yatsenyuk, whose Popular Front emerged as the most popular party in parliamentary elections on 26 October, has served as prime...

    Single-sky proposal back on the agenda
    Nov27

    Single-sky proposal back on the agenda

    Transport ministers from the EU’s member states will return to discussions on the Single European Sky (SES), a proposal to unite Europe’s national airspaces, at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (3 December). The discussion will have the limited aim of further developing the initiative, which the European Commission hopes will...

    Russia’s war of nerves
    Nov27

    Russia’s war of nerves

    Ideal adversaries use the tactics we expect, as part of a strategy we understand, and work on a timescale that gives us plenty of time to react. The regime of Vladimir Putin is not stupid and it does none of those things. For a start, it has different priorities to us: it is prepared to accept economic pain, take risks and lie expertly and...

    Van Rompuy’s low-key success
    Nov26

    Van Rompuy’s low-key success

    The manner of Herman Van Rompuy’s departure from office will be of a piece with his five-year tenure of the presidency of the European Council: low-key and understated. It is not his style to hog the limelight, nor to seek to upstage his successor. Van Rompuy has been consistently underestimated and undervalued, and that will remain his...

    EU abstains from UN vote on ‘Nazism’
    Nov24

    EU abstains from UN vote on ‘Nazism’

    The European Union’s member states have abstained en masse from a United Nations resolution against the ‘glorification of Nazism’. In all, 155 countries backed the motion, which was presented by Russia on Friday (21 November) under the title “Glorification of Nazism: inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling...

    EU presses for monitoring of Russia’s border with Ukraine
    Nov18

    EU presses for monitoring of Russia’s border with Ukraine

    The European Union today called on Russia to allow international monitors to be deployed along the length of its border with Ukraine and took a step towards further measures against separatists in eastern Ukraine. They did not, however, indicate any plans to toughen economic sanctions on Russia. Foreign ministers from the EU’s 28 member...

    European Parliament backs Moldova deal
    Nov14

    European Parliament backs Moldova deal

    The European Parliament yesterday ratified a political and trade agreement between the European Union and Moldova, amid warnings from Russia and shortly ahead of parliamentary elections in Moldova. The association agreement, which the EU and Moldova signed in June, was approved by 535 MEPs and opposed by 94 mainly far-right and hard-left MEPs,...

    Mogherini puts focus on Ukraine
    Nov13

    Mogherini puts focus on Ukraine

    Federica Mogherini, the new head of EU foreign and security policy, will for the first time assume the chair of the European Union’s foreign affairs council on Monday and Tuesday (17-18 November), by focusing on Ukraine and reviewing the state of defence co-operation between the EU’s member states. The major immediate decisions on...

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