Tanja Milevska and Henriette Jacobsen

Global Europe 21-03-2014

While US sanctions Putin’s top aides, EU hesitates at summit

European leaders agreed late last night to broaden the list of Ukrainians and Russians whose assets will be frozen and freedom of movement in the EU restricted as a response to Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula, bringing the number to 33. A so-called "third stage" of sanctions is now also in the pipeline.
Global Europe 20-12-2013

Cameron waters down EU defence ambitions at summit

For the first time in five years, EU leaders dedicated a European Council summit to defence policy, which had been kept under the rug during the economic crisis. The outcome was far less ambitious than some member states may have expected, and leaders said in their final conclusions that they would bring up the issue again in the coming year.