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- Slovakia, Ukraine could ink gas deal on Monday — 24 April 2014, 22:46 CET
Slovakia and Ukraine could sign a deal on European gas supplies to Kiev
on Monday, they said after talks with the EU in Bratislava.
- Kiev has right to defend its sovereignty: EU — 24 April 2014, 13:52 CET
The European Union said Thursday the Ukrainian government has the right
to defend its sovereignty, but urged all sides to focus on easing the
- West tried to stage 'revolution' in Ukraine: Lavrov — 24 April 2014, 11:37 CET
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday accused the United
States and the European Union of being behind a popular uprising in
Ukraine that ousted pro-Kremlin president Viktor Yanukovych in February.
- Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region longs for recognition — 24 April 2014, 11:18 CET
Like many in Transdniestr, a pro-Russian breakaway region in Moldova, the 28-year-old PR consultant longs for international recognition to end two decades of uncertainty about the region's status.
- Russia offers to host EU, Ukraine gas talks on April 28 — 23 April 2014, 18:10 CET
Russia on Wednesday proposed to host three-way talks on its gas supplies to Europe in Moscow on April 28 with the European Union and Ukraine.
- EU calls for speedy implementation of Ukraine accord — 22 April 2014, 14:05 CET
The European Union called Tuesday on all sides to implement speedily the terms of the Geneva accord aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis.
- Kiev authorities violating Geneva accord: Lavrov — 21 April 2014, 14:46 CET
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused the government in Kiev of breaching an international accord reached last week aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine.
- Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU Commissioner — 20 April 2014, 14:40 CET
EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Sunday that he sees no danger of Europe's access to Russian gas falling victim to possible economic sanctions in the stand-off over Ukraine.
- Nothing should impede normalisation of Russia-West relations: Putin — 19 April 2014, 21:38 CET
President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said nothing should impede the
normalisation of relations between Russia and the West, after ties hit a
post-Cold War low due to the standoff over Ukraine.
- Russia, West still far from breakthrough in Ukraine crisis: analysts — 18 April 2014, 18:48 CET
The four-way agreement on Ukraine thrashed out in Geneva is the first
sign of progress between Russia and the West in a months-long standoff,
but a litany of problems remain unresolved, analysts said.
- Russia's Lavrov announces deal to "de-escalate tensions" in Ukraine — 17 April 2014, 23:12 CET
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday announced a deal had been reached with Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to "de-escalate" dangerously high tensions in the former Soviet republic.
- European Parliament backs economic sanctions against Russia — 17 April 2014, 22:39 CET
The European Parliament called on Thursday for the EU to reinforce
sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis and be prepared to target
- Croatia sees no 2014 growth under new deficit cutting plan — 17 April 2014, 22:05 CET
The EU's newest member Croatia on Thursday announced new measures to bring its deficit target in line with Brussels demands but warned they could hamper already anaemic economic growth.
- EU could boost sanctions on Russia if no progress in Geneva: Hollande — 17 April 2014, 13:47 CET
French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday that EU sanctions on
Russia could be strengthened if there is no progress at talks in Geneva
on the Ukraine crisis.
- EU agrees to talks with Russia on Ukraine gas supply: Barroso — 17 April 2014, 13:17 CET
The European Union said it had agreed Thursday to hold talks with Russia
on its gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, warning Moscow its
reliability as an energy source was at stake.
- Transdniestr leader calls on EU to recognise breakaway region — 16 April 2014, 19:23 CET
The leader of Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday called on the European Union to recognise the statelet as independent to ensure stability in the region amid the standoff between Ukraine and Russia.
- Moldova's Gagauz region faces tough choice between Russia, EU — 16 April 2014, 11:59 CET
With its green hills and sunny vineyards, Gagauzia looks like a haven of
peace, but this Russian-speaking region in Moldova finds itself bitterly
torn between East and West in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
- Ahead of Ukraine talks, what options to end crisis? — 15 April 2014, 16:32 CET
Top diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European
Union plan to meet in Geneva Thursday to try to defuse what has become
one of the worst European security crises in decades.
- Moscow says new Western sanctions would be 'counterproductive' — 15 April 2014, 17:40 CET
Russia insisted Tuesday that any sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis would be "counter-productive" after the European Union expanded the list of those facing asset freezes and visa bans.
- Putin denies interfering in Ukraine as insurgents gain ground — 15 April 2014, 01:22 CET
Russian President Vladimir Putin denied involvement Monday with pro-Russian insurgents gaining ground in eastern Ukraine, but an unconvinced European Union expanded its sanctions on officials accused of trying to break up the ex-Soviet country.
- EU to expand Ukraine sanctions list — 15 April 2014, 01:18 CET
EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to expand the list of those hit with sanctions for their role in the Ukraine crisis but stopped short of harsher measures ahead of a Geneva meeting of top EU, US, Russian and Ukrainian officials this week.
- Canada sees Russia's hand in Ukraine, vows response — 15 April 2014, 01:13 CET
Canada vowed Monday to impose fresh sanctions on Russia in concert with
its NATO allies and blamed Moscow "thugs" for fomenting trouble in
- EU ready to call summit next week to toughen Russia sanctions: France — 15 April 2014, 01:13 CET
The European Union is prepared if needed to call a Ukraine crisis summit
next week to toughen sanctions against Russia, France's Foreign Minister
Laurent Fabius said Monday.
- EU sees Russia's hand in Ukraine and threatens sanctions — 15 April 2014, 01:15 CET
The European Union discussed fresh sanctions against Russia on Monday as foreign ministers angrily blamed Moscow for fomenting trouble in restive eastern Ukraine while holding out hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.
- German scheme to recruit young European job-seekers on ice — 15 April 2014, 01:21 CET
Germany said Monday it was no longer accepting applications for a programme to attract young Europeans to its job market due to overwhelming demand from crisis-ravaged countries.