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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.

EU raps Hungary over Ukraine gas cut 26 September 2014, 20:26 CET
The European Union rapped Hungary on Friday for halting the gas supply to neighbouring Ukraine as fresh concerns loomed about a winter energy war with Moscow.

EU condemns Russia for barring MEP 26 September 2014, 20:25 CET
The EU condemned Russia on Friday for barring entry to a Member of the European Parliament who flew to Moscow to observe a trial of a Ukrainian pilot accused of espionage.

Russia says EU mustn't re-export gas to Ukraine: report 26 September 2014, 09:07 CET
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak warned Friday that Europe is contractually not allowed to re-export gas to Ukraine and could see its supplies cut if it did so.

Euro entry to boost Lithuania's security: Katainen 25 September 2014, 18:49 CET
Lithuania, increasingly jittery over Russia's foreign policy, can look forward to a security boost when it joins the eurozone next year, Economic Affairs Commissioner Katainen said Thursday.

Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food 24 September 2014, 21:44 CET
In a Moscow supermarket, there are plenty of imported yoghurts, but the 'best-before' date has long expired on most of them. Russia's ban of food exports from Western countries that imposed sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis is biting.

EU halts aid to cheese makers after compensation claims stink 23 September 2014, 21:38 CET
The EU halted aid to cheese producers on Tuesday hit by a Russian import embargo after what sources said were dubious compensation claims.

EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis 23 September 2014, 17:02 CET
The European Union warned energy giant Russia on Tuesday not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its stand-off with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour's separatist east.