Ukraine and the EU
Latest business news about Ukraine and the European Union.
- Baltic states jittery over 'unpredictable' Russia — 09 March 2014, 02:37 CET
Standing in the shadow of a massive, grey former KGB building in a busy
Vilnius street, Lithuanian pensioner Rimantas Gucas worries history
could repeat itself if the West fails to stop Russia from absorbing
Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
- Obama, Merkel crank up pressure on Russia — 08 March 2014, 18:09 CET
President Barack Obama hailed the "unified position" of the European
Union and the United States against Russia's incursion into Ukraine
during a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.
- EU observers needed in Ukraine: ministers — 07 March 2014, 15:53 CET
The European Union needs to send observers to Ukraine as soon as possible, foreign ministers from the bloc's 10 eastern European and Nordic members plus Iceland and Norway said Friday.
- Crimea moves to join Russia, US and EU sanction Moscow — 06 March 2014, 22:16 CET
Ukraine stood in danger of breaking apart Thursday after Crimea's
parliament voted to join Russia, triggering Kiev's fury and firming the
threat of harsh sanctions on Moscow by the European Union.
- Europe tells Russia to reverse course or face consequences — 06 March 2014, 20:31 CET
Europe's leaders on Thursday sharply condemned Russia's stand on Ukraine and warned it was readying targeted sanctions within days if Moscow failed to back off and join peace efforts.
- EU says to sign Ukraine association pact before elections — 06 March 2014, 22:05 CET
EU leaders agreed Thursday to sign an association accord with Ukraine before the ex-Soviet state holds elections in May, European Union president Herman Van Rompuy said after an emergency summit on the crisis.
- Crimea parliament decision 'illegitimate': Ukraine PM — 06 March 2014, 17:08 CET
Ukraine interim premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday dubbed as "illegitimate" a request by the local parliament in Crimea to become part of Russia.
- Europe's leaders call for dialogue at Ukraine summit — 06 March 2014, 13:34 CET
Europe's leaders gathered for crisis talks on Ukraine Thursday, pressing Russia to opt for dialogue and de-escalation while warning sanctions were in the offing should Moscow refuse a diplomatic solution.
- Russia trying to redraw Europe borders, Lithuania warns — 06 March 2014, 12:26 CET
A "dangerous" Russia is trying to redraw Europe's borders with its actions in Ukraine, but the continent's leaders still don't understand this, the president of ex-Soviet Lithuania said upon arrival for an EU summit on Thursday.
- Kerry to meet European foreign ministers in Rome on Ukraine — 06 March 2014, 11:17 CET
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his counterparts from
Italy, France and Germany in Rome on Thursday to discuss the crisis in
- Ukraine premier says Russia increasing tensions — 06 March 2014, 11:17 CET
Russia is increasing tensions and provocations in Crimea, Ukraine's
interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday as he prepared to
meet EU leaders holding an emergency summit on the crisis.
- EU freezes assets of ousted Ukraine leader, 17 others — 07 March 2014, 10:47 CET
The European Union on Thursday froze the assets of ousted Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych, ex-premier Mykola Azarov and 16 former ministers, businessmen and security chiefs, all on grounds of fraud.
- Obama calls Cameron on Ukraine — 05 March 2014, 23:01 CET
US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke
by telephone Wednesday, the eve of a meeting of European Union leaders
on how to respond to Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
- European Commission support to Ukraine — 05 March 2014, 22:23 CET
The European Commission agreed on 5 March a package of support identifying a number of concrete measures to assist Ukraine economically and financially. These measures should be seen as the Commission's contribution to a European and international effort to support Ukraine's economic and political reforms, and will be presented to the EU Heads of State and Government ahead of their extraordinary meeting on Thursday 6 March.
- Pro-West leaders may have been behind Kiev snipers: leaked audio — 05 March 2014, 18:48 CET
Estonia's top diplomat told EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in
an audio leaked Wednesday about allegations that Ukraine's pro-Western
leaders may have had a hand in the February 20-21 bloodbath in Kiev.
- EU freezes assets of 18 Ukrainians for corruption — 05 March 2014, 17:37 CET
The European Union decided Wednesday to freeze assets held in the 28-nation bloc by 18 Ukrainians accused of embezzlement.
- European Commission says offering EUR 11 bn to Ukraine — 05 March 2014, 22:24 CET
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso announced Wednesday a massive aid package to Ukraine of "at least 11 billion euros" as the West stepped up plans to help the new government.
- EU to freeze assets of 18 Ukrainians — 05 March 2014, 12:51 CET
The European Union is set to freeze assets held in the 28-nation bloc of 18 Ukrainians involved in violence against protesters in Ukraine last month, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
- Western options in Ukraine crisis — 04 March 2014, 19:47 CET
Western powers seeking to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine face a major diplomatic challenge after Russia's intervention in Crimea placed them on the back foot.
- EU foreign policy chief holds 'useful' talks with Lavrov over Ukraine — 04 March 2014, 19:40 CET
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton held "useful" talks in Madrid Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the spiralling crisis in Ukraine, a European source said.
- EU to help Ukraine pay Russian gas bill — 04 March 2014, 19:43 CET
The European Union will help Ukraine pay the $2.0 billion it owes to Russian gas giant Gazprom, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday, as part of an aid package reportedly worth more than one billion euros.
- Europe less exposed to any Russian gas cut — 04 March 2014, 16:13 CET
Europe may be consuming more Russian natural gas, but it is less exposed to a possible cut of supplies through Ukraine thanks to new pipelines and an exceptionally warm winter.
- EU set to outline aid package for battered Ukraine economy — 04 March 2014, 16:12 CET
The European Commission will offer an aid package reportedly worth more than one billion euros for cash-strapped Ukraine Wednesday, a day before EU leaders gather for a crisis summit.
- Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk to meet EU leaders Thursday in Brussels — 04 March 2014, 13:58 CET
Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will meet EU leaders Thursday ahead of an emergency summit the same day on the crisis in his country, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said.
- EU warns Russia to de-escalate or face sanctions — 03 March 2014, 21:03 CET
The European Union condemned Russia's "acts of aggression" on Monday and warned that EU-Russia ties were at risk failing concrete moves by Moscow to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine by Thursday.