Ukraine and the EU
Latest business news about Ukraine and the European Union.
- Greece-EU clash spreads to Russia sanctions — 28 January 2015, 20:39 CET
Greece has created a new headache for the EU by questioning sanctions against Russia over Ukraine but is unlikely to block them for fear of harming its own debt negotiations, analysts and sources say.
- EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine: sources — 28 January 2015, 20:39 CET
EU foreign ministers will add names to a blacklist of individuals
sanctioned over the Ukraine crisis when they meet Thursday but stop
short of new measures targeting Russia's economy, sources said.
- EU threatens new Russia sanctions over Ukraine violence — 27 January 2015, 17:08 CET
European Union leaders on Tuesday threatened new sanctions against
Russia over a bloody offensive by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian rebels, the
latest bid to pressure a defiant President Vladimir Putin.
- EU ministers to meet on Ukraine crisis Thursday — 25 January 2015, 19:59 CET
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini announced an urgent meeting of European foreign ministers Thursday to map out the bloc's response to the latest violence in Ukraine by pro-Russia separatists.
- EU, NATO call on Russia to end support of Ukraine rebels — 24 January 2015, 22:12 CET
The EU and NATO called on Russia to end its support for rebels in
Ukraine, with Brussels mulling an emergency meeting after at least 30
people were killed in the port of Mariupol in a major escalation of the
- EU mulls emergency meeting over Russia-Ukraine conflict — 25 January 2015, 12:36 CET
The European Union is considering an emergency meeting to discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict after rocket attacks killed at least 30 people
in Ukraine's strategic Maruipol port on Saturday.
- EU warns Russia that Ukraine conflict will hurt relations — 24 January 2015, 21:26 CET
The European Union on Saturday denounced rocket attacks that killed at least 30 people in Ukraine's strategic Mariupol port on Saturday,
warning that the escalation in fighting will harm EU-Russia relations.
- World has duty to ensure Ukraine's 'success': EU — 21 January 2015, 11:08 CET
The European Union has not forgotten Crimea, the bloc's foreign policy
chief insisted Tuesday, stressing the world's "first duty" to Ukraine
was to ensure it becomes a success.
- EU agrees to stick to Russia sanctions policy — 20 January 2015, 15:53 CET
EU foreign ministers agreed Monday there would be no change in the
bloc's Russia policy, including sanctions, as the union's diplomatic
chief warned the Ukraine situation had got "much worse" in recent weeks.
- EU may hive off Crimea from Russia sanctions debate — 15 January 2015, 21:04 CET
The EU should consider leaving the annexation of Crimea out of the
debate over sanctions as part of a move to re-engage with Russia,
according to a policy paper seen on Thursday.
- Gazprom warns EU to link to Turkey pipeline or lose Russian gas — 14 January 2015, 17:47 CET
Russia's Gazprom giant on Wednesday urged the European Union to link up to its planned energy pipeline to Turkey or lose the gas that now
- EU states call for plan to tackle Russian 'propaganda' — 11 January 2015, 14:09 CET
Britain, Denmark, Estonia and Lithuania on Friday urged Brussels in a letter to Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, to prepare an EU-wide plan to tackle Russia's "propaganda campaign" amid tensions over Ukraine.
- EU sees 'positive signs' from Russia over Ukraine — 08 January 2015, 19:09 CET
The European Union sees some "positive signs" from Russia over the
crisis in Ukraine ahead of a mooted summit of key leaders in Kazakhstan,
the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday.
- Juncker announces new EUR 1.8 bn in Ukraine aid — 08 January 2015, 16:55 CET
The EU plans to give Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros to help prop up
an economy hit hard by a protracted conflict with Russian-backed rebels, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday.
- EU chair Latvia says Russia 'more open' to Ukraine solution — 08 January 2015, 15:44 CET
Latvia, which has taken over the rotating EU presidency, on Wednesday
said Russia seemed more open to a negotiated solution over the conflict
in Ukraine, raising the prospect of an easing of sanctions against
- Ukraine signs Westinghouse nuclear fuel deal — 31 December 2014, 23:03 CET
Ukraine on Tuesday sealed an additional nuclear fuel supply deal with US giant Westinghouse in order to ease its energy dependence on Russia.
- EU needs years-long Russia strategy, new leader warns — 19 December 2014, 13:00 CET
The European Union must thrash out a strategy for Russia that lasts for many years, and looks past sanctions that have hammered Moscow's economy, the bloc's new leader Donald Tusk warned Thursday.
- EU could 'de-escalate' sanctions if Russia shifts on Ukraine: France — 18 December 2014, 18:22 CET
The EU could de-escalate sanctions against Russia if Moscow delivers on
commitments to end the crisis in Ukraine, French President Francois
Hollande said Thursday.
- Mogherini urges Putin to make 'radical change' in attitude — 18 December 2014, 17:53 CET
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday urged Russian
President Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in attitude to end
the crisis sparked by Moscow's intervention in Ukraine.
- EU leader wants 'tough, responsible' Russia strategy — 18 December 2014, 17:41 CET
EU president Donald Tusk said leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels on
Thursday must adopt a "tough and responsible" strategy toward Russia
following its intervention in Ukraine.
- EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment — 18 December 2014, 22:01 CET
European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blow-back from Russia's spiralling financial crisis.
- EU approves new Crimea sanctions — 18 December 2014, 13:42 CET
The EU imposed additional sanctions Thursday on Crimea, banning all
investment and cruise ships from its ports to force home the message the
bloc will not recognise Russia's "illegal annexation" of Ukraine
- Merkel says Russia sanctions remain 'unavoidable' — 18 December 2014, 10:57 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Thursday that Europe's goal
remains a free and whole Ukraine and that Western sanctions against
Russia remain unavoidable until that goal is reached.
- EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan — 18 December 2014, 13:13 CET
EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow's actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland's Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk.
- EU 'united' on Ukraine despite split over Russia sanctions — 17 December 2014, 00:37 CET
The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday the 28-nation
bloc would stay united on Ukraine despite pressure from some members to
drop or ease its sanctions on Russia.