Ukraine and the EU
Latest business news about Ukraine and the European Union.
- Russia confirms will attend gas talks with EU, Ukraine — 27 February 2015, 11:00 CET
Russia has confirmed that it will attend talks with the European Union
and Ukraine on Monday aimed at resolving a bitter gas supply dispute
which threatens deliveries to Europe.
- EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot 'urgently' — 26 February 2015, 15:13 CET
The European Union called on Russia Thursday to "urgently" release
Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75
days on hunger strike to protest her detention.
- EU invites Russia, Ukraine to fresh gas talks — 26 February 2015, 20:09 CET
The EU said it has invited the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers to
Brussels on Monday for talks on resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe.
- Russia's Gazprom threatens to cut off gas to Ukraine, Europe — 25 February 2015, 16:35 CET
Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom warned Tuesday it could cut off gas deliveries to Ukraine within two days, upping the stakes in the
crisis there -- and threatening supplies to the rest of Europe.
- Concern in Britain over diminished role on world stage — 25 February 2015, 18:48 CET
British lawmakers accused the government of failing to show leadership
over Ukraine on Friday in what the opposition Labour party said was "a
growing chorus of concern" about Britain's foreign policy.
- EU head Tusk eyes further sanctions over Ukraine — 20 February 2015, 20:45 CET
EU head Donald Tusk said Friday he was consulting EU leaders on the next steps to take to increase "the costs of aggression" in eastern Ukraine where a ceasefire has failed to stop the fighting.
- Errors over Ukraine 'catastrophic': UK parliament report — 20 February 2015, 12:10 CET
Britain and the European Union are guilty of "sleepwalking" into a
crisis in Ukraine, a scathing report from a British parliamentary
committee said on Friday.
- EU condemns 'clear violation' of Ukraine ceasefire in Debaltseve — 19 February 2015, 11:28 CET
The European Union on Wednesday condemned a rebel offensive against the strategic town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine as a "clear violation" of an internationally-backed ceasefire.
- Fans protest as 'Russian Sinatra' hit by EU sanctions — 17 February 2015, 18:37 CET
Russian MPs spoke out and fans launched a Twitter campaign Tuesday after
the European Union slapped sanctions on a popular singer often compared
to Frank Sinatra who has performed for rebels in eastern Ukraine.
- EU calls for immediate withdrawal of heavy arms in Ukraine — 17 February 2015, 17:49 CET
The European Union on Tuesday called for the immediate pull-back of
heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine and voiced concern
about the surge in fighting in a key flashpoint town.
- EU says 'shooting needs to stop' in Ukraine — 16 February 2015, 13:17 CET
The European Union called Monday for full implementation of a hard-won
Ukraine ceasefire, insisting that "the shooting needs to stop."
- Russia vows to respond to 'illogical' EU sanctions — 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
Moscow said on Monday it would respond to the latest EU sanctions over
the Ukraine conflict which target several prominent figures including a
popular singer, condemning them as "inconsistent and illogical".
- New EU sanctions hit two Russian deputy defence ministers — 16 February 2015, 22:20 CET
The European Union included two Russian deputy defence ministers in its
latest Ukraine sanctions list Monday, hitting them with travel bans and
asset freezes for their role in the conflict.
- EU ready for 'necessary steps' if Ukraine pact breached: Tusk — 12 February 2015, 23:33 CET
The EU warned Russia Thursday it was ready to take further measures in addition to the sanctions it has already imposed if a new Ukraine peace pact is breached, the bloc's president Donald Tusk said.
- EU to go ahead with Ukraine sanctions despite peace deal: sources — 12 February 2015, 22:42 CET
The European Union will go ahead with fresh sanctions against Russian
and Ukrainian individuals despite the signing of a peace deal in Minsk
earlier Thursday, EU sources said.
- Poroshenko says 'not easy' to implement Ukraine peace deal — 12 February 2015, 22:09 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that it would be
hard to make a success of a new peace deal between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists.
- Hollande says 'coming hours decisive' for Ukraine deal — 12 February 2015, 14:17 CET
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the next few hours
would be critical for a new Ukraine peace deal, adding that it was
essential to keep up pressure to ensure the accord's success.
- EU summit start delayed due to Minsk talks — 12 February 2015, 11:58 CET
A European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday has been delayed because of marathon Ukraine peace talks involving the French, German and Ukrainian leaders, a spokesman for EU president Donald Tusk said.
- Fleeing war at home, Ukrainians seek security in Poland — 11 February 2015, 20:32 CET
For a rising number of Ukrainians, Poland is looking like the promised
land as the war at home forces them to seek safe haven in their European Union neighbour.
- Hurt by Russian embargo, Polish farmers hit roads in protest — 11 February 2015, 21:37 CET
Hundreds of Polish farmers on Wednesday tried to block roads with their tractors to the capital Warsaw, demanding government compensation for losses due to a Russian embargo on EU agricultural products.
- Minsk talks 'turning point for good or bad': Mogherini — 11 February 2015, 15:18 CET
EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said AFP on Wednesday that a high-stakes Ukraine peace summit in Minsk would be a turning point in
- Ukrainian President Poroshenko to attend EU summit Thursday — 11 February 2015, 12:48 CET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will attend an EU summit in
Brussels on Thursday to discuss the war in his country, EU President
Donald Tusk said Wednesday.
- Europe's outcast Belarus unlikely star of Ukraine talks — 10 February 2015, 11:37 CET
Political pariah turned would-be peacemaker, Belarussian President
Alexander Lukashenko will bask in the limelight this week when European
leaders desperate to end the Ukraine war are expected to gather in
- EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit — 10 February 2015, 17:56 CET
EU foreign ministers postponed new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a four-way Ukraine peace summit Wednesday, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said.
- EU freezes new sanctions ahead of Ukraine peace summit — 09 February 2015, 14:35 CET
The European Union on Monday put fresh sanctions against Moscow on hold ahead of a summit to thrash out a Ukraine peace plan aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed.