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Merkel urges Putin to support solution to Ukraine gas dispute 24 October 2014, 15:52 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone call Friday to throw his weight behind a quick resolution of an ongoing gas dispute with Ukraine as winter looms.

Russia seizes banned EU meat disguised as chewing gum 24 October 2014, 16:35 CET
Russian customs officers are struggling to digest a new smuggling scam after some 600 tonnes of banned meat from Europe were discovered disguised as other items such as chewing gum.

Russian banks take EU to court over sanctions 24 October 2014, 17:11 CET
Three of Russia's biggest lenders said Friday that they are taking the EU to court over sanctions imposed on them as part of measures aimed at forcing Moscow's cooperation in the Ukraine crisis.

Russia-Ukraine gas talks falter, new meeting next week 22 October 2014, 11:21 CET
EU-brokered crunch talks to resolve the bitter gas price dispute between Russia and Ukraine failed on Tuesday, as a new meeting was set for next week amid fears Moscow could halt crucial energy supplies to Europe this winter.

High-stakes Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks begin in Brussels 21 October 2014, 17:51 CET
Russia, Ukraine and the EU began crunch gas talks on Tuesday to resolve a bitter price dispute and end fears that Moscow could halt crucial energy supplies to Europe this winter.

EU sees less violence in eastern Ukraine 20 October 2014, 22:50 CET
The European Union said Monday it believed a ceasefire and peace plan have helped reduce fighting between government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine but condemned continued violations of the accord.

Russia bans animal fats, offal from EU 20 October 2014, 18:34 CET
Russia said on Monday it will ban European Union meat products including pork, chicken and beef fats and offal, widening a ban on European food imports in a tit-for-tat trade spat.

Putin calls on Europe to help Ukraine pay gas debts 17 October 2014, 19:52 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on Europe to help Kiev cover its gas debts with Moscow following talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko.

Russia's Rosneft takes EU to court over sanctions 17 October 2014, 19:54 CET
Russian oil giant Rosneft and a close associate of President Vladimir Putin are fighting the EU in court over sanctions imposed on some of Russia's biggest companies, an official website indicated Friday.

EU hopeful of Ukraine progress after Putin talks 17 October 2014, 11:12 CET
European Union leaders expressed optimism on the chances of progress towards a resolution of the deadly crisis in Ukraine after talks in Milan with Vladimir Putin on Friday.

EU confident of winter gas deal despite Russia row 17 October 2014, 11:01 CET
The European Union hopes a deal can be reached with Russia and Ukraine at talks next week to avoid gas shortages this winter, energy commissioner Guenter Oettinger said on Thursday.

West to learn if sanctions softened Russia on Ukraine 12 October 2014, 12:57 CET
Western allies should learn in the next few days if their punishing sanctions on Russia have softened its stance on Ukraine enough to justify lifting the drag on Europe's increasingly fragile economic recovery.

Russia agrees to EU-Ukraine gas talks October 21 in Berlin 10 October 2014, 16:55 CET
Russia on Friday agreed to take part in a fresh round of gas talks with the EU and Ukraine in Berlin on October 21 aimed at settling a dispute over gas deliveries.

EU proposes October 21 for Ukraine-Russia gas talks 09 October 2014, 16:27 CET
The European Union has proposed fresh talks on October 21 with Russia and Ukraine to settle their ongoing dispute over gas deliveries, an EU official said on Thursday.

Russian 'bear' needs firmness and tact, says EU's Mogherini 06 October 2014, 23:27 CET
The European Union's incoming foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the Russian "bear" needed to be handled with a mixture of firmness and tact.

Ukraine reports Norway gas deal to counter Russian cut 04 October 2014, 00:52 CET
Ukraine said on Friday it had struck a gas deliveries deal with Norway's energy giant Statoil aimed at helping it avert the consequences of a months-long cut in Russian supplies.

EU worried by new Ukraine fighting despite truce 02 October 2014, 19:37 CET
The European Union expressed concern Thursday about new fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed both civilians and soldiers despite a truce agreed last month between pro-Russian rebels and government troops.

EU-brokered Ukraine-Russia gas talks postponed 02 October 2014, 17:41 CET
A new round of EU-brokered gas talks in Brussels aimed at settling a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia have been postponed, officials and sources said on Thursday.

EU, Ukraine plot next move in gas war with Russia 02 October 2014, 11:11 CET
Crisis-hit Ukraine and the European Union will try on Thursday to forge a joint stance at crunch talks with Russia in the latest gas war with its westward-leaning neighbour.

Barroso warns Putin against new Ukraine trade barriers 01 October 2014, 16:07 CET
European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso warned Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday not to impose new trade measures against Kiev, saying it would threaten an agreement with Russia to delay a landmark EU-Ukraine pact.

New Ukraine-Russia gas talks in Brussels this week: sources 30 September 2014, 22:09 CET
A new round of EU-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia aimed at restoring Kiev's gas supplies during winter will take place in Brussels at the end of this week, sources said Tuesday.

EU keeps Russia sanctions as clashes resume in Ukraine 30 September 2014, 22:05 CET
The European Union on Tuesday decided to keep in place biting economic sanctions on Russia over its alleged backing of pro-Kremlin insurgents who have largely ignored a four-week Ukrainian truce.

EU gives more aid to farmers hurt by Russia sanctions 30 September 2014, 22:12 CET
The European Union introduced a new aid package on Tuesday worth 165 million euros to help farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but tightened up on dubious compensation claims.

EU unveils interim deal for ending Russia-Ukraine gas war 28 September 2014, 11:27 CET
The European Union on Friday unveiled an interim deal meant to end Russia's latest gas war with Ukraine which could see a return of supplies to the crisis-hit nation and a renewal of trust between the rival neighbours.

EU rejects Putin demand for Ukraine deal changes 26 September 2014, 14:32 CET
The European Union said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev's consent.