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    EU farm ministers call for further compensation
    Sep06

    EU farm ministers call for further compensation

    Agriculture ministers held an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday (5 September) to take stock of the effect of the Russian ban on EU food imports on the EU agricultural sector. Russia banned the import of meat, fruit, vegetables and other foods on 6 August, in retaliation for EU sanctions for Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine....

    The EU’s grand coalition asserts itself
    Sep04

    The EU’s grand coalition asserts itself

    The national leaders of the European Union’s member states agreed last Saturday (30 August) that Donald Tusk should chair their future summits as president of the European Council and that Federica Mogherini should become the Union’s foreign-policy chief. The twin appointment emerged only after two special summits, at the end of July...

    Leaders promise to get tough with Russia
    Sep04

    Leaders promise to get tough with Russia

    Herman Van Rompuy had called the special European Council so that the EU’s national leaders could belatedly agree on who should fill the Union’s remaining top jobs (including his own). But as often happens at EU summits, other issues made their way onto the agenda. Discussion took account of the dramatic developments in Ukraine, where...

    EU to add to sanctions on Russia
    Sep03

    EU to add to sanctions on Russia

    The European Union is poised to tighten sanctions against Russia tomorrow (5 September) in response to an escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, which is already the most serious armed conflict in Europe since NATO’s bombing of Serbia in 1999. After a week of intensive discussions, prompted by more brazen Russian troop movements into eastern...

    EU agriculture ministers to hold emergency meeting
    Sep03

    EU agriculture ministers to hold emergency meeting

    Agriculture ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday (5 September) to take stock of the effect of the Russian ban on EU food imports on the EU agricultural sector. Dacian Cioloş, the European commissioner for agriculture, outlined the impact of the ban on EU agriculture at the meeting of European commissioners today (10...

    Ukraine: ‘permanent ceasefire’ agreed with Russia
    Sep03

    Ukraine: ‘permanent ceasefire’ agreed with Russia

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has announced that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a “permanent ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine, the site of six months of intensifying fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists aided, allegedly, by Russian servicemen. The three-sentence announcement, made shortly...

    Putin-Barroso dispute over alleged ‘take Kiev’ claim
    Sep03

    Putin-Barroso dispute over alleged ‘take Kiev’ claim

    Russia has threatened to release a recording of a disputed phone conversation between Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, and José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, in which Barroso claims the Putin said “if I wanted I could take Kiev in two weeks”. Putin disputes Barroso’s claim, which was made to European...

    EU hurries to strengthen sanctions on Russia
    Sep01

    EU hurries to strengthen sanctions on Russia

    European Union institutions have begun days of intense discussions about a new set of measures intended to persuade Russia to roll back its military activities in Ukraine and to engage in substantive peace talks with Ukraine. Debate about Russia’s increasingly overt engagement in fighting in Ukraine preoccupied the EU’s national...

    MEPs return for committee meetings
    Sep01

    MEPs return for committee meetings

    Members of the European Parliament will this week hold the first committee meetings after the summer break. The Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees met, for the first time since May’s election, in July to elect their chairs and vice-chairs. But most did not engage in any legislative work. This week will see the first...

    Six things to know about the EU’s decision on top jobs
    Sep01

    Six things to know about the EU’s decision on top jobs

    Declaration (1): The grand coalition rules, OK. The two-fold decision was another triumph for the grand coalition of the parties of the centre-right and centre-left that has been extended from the German government in Berlin into the EU’s institutions in Brussels. The centre-right European People’s Party, having secured the...

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