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    EU warns Russia of military, financial and energy sanctions
    Jul22

    EU warns Russia of military, financial and energy sanctions

    The European Union today (22 July) threatened to limit Russia’s ability to raise funds on Europe’s financial markets and to buy energy and military equipment unless it helps ensure that international investigators gain unfettered access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down on Thursday. The plane was flying over...

    EU tees up more sanctions against Russia
    Jul22

    EU tees up more sanctions against Russia

    A series of fast-developing international crises – in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq – will preoccupy foreign ministers from the European Union’s 28 member states at a meeting in Brussels today. The meeting will begin with talks on the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine on Thursday (17 July) – foreign...

    75% of flights continued flying over Ukraine after warning
    Jul18

    75% of flights continued flying over Ukraine after warning

    Despite a series of escalating flight height restrictions by Ukraine over eastern Ukraine, 75% of flights which use the route continued to fly over the combat area before yesterday’s crash, according to high-level European aviation sources. On 1 July, Ukraine set a restriction over its two eastern provinces, saying that no passenger plane...

    EU calls for immediate investigation into Ukraine air crash
    Jul18

    EU calls for immediate investigation into Ukraine air crash

    European Union leaders have called for an “immediate and thorough investigation” into what caused an airliner en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur to crash in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people on board. The flight, carrying mainly Dutch but also French, British, Belgian and American passengers, crashed...

    Six things we learnt from last night’s European Council
    Jul17

    Six things we learnt from last night’s European Council

    1) Federica Mogherini is a lost cause – Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, is a man in a hurry. He plucked Federica Mogherini out of obscurity in February, when he made her foreign minister. Just four months later, he wanted to make her European Union foreign-policy chief. Not so fast, said at least ten leaders, albeit initially in...

    US and EU strengthen Russian sanctions
    Jul17

    US and EU strengthen Russian sanctions

    The European Union and the United States today (17 Juy) announced new sanctions on Russia, in a bid to help Ukraine in its efforts to quell pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The actions taken by the US, which announced its sanctions shortly before the EU, were particularly notable, with the administration of US President Barack Obama...

    Uncertainty over foreign-policy chief delays start of EU summit
    Jul16

    Uncertainty over foreign-policy chief delays start of EU summit

    The leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union will meet in Brussels later today (16 July) to appoint a successor to the UK’s Catherine Ashton as the EU’s foreign-policy chief. The frontrunner is Federica Mogherini, Italy’s centre-left foreign minister, although opposition to her appointment has gathered strength in...

    Parliament beefs up delegation to United States
    Jul16

    Parliament beefs up delegation to United States

    Members of the European Parliament agreed today (16 July) on the numerical strength of each of its 43 delegations to foreign countries. They will vote tomorrow on which MEPs should be allocated to each delegation. Delegations maintain and develop the Parliament’s international contacts. They are occasionally controversial because their...

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