Europe's East Archives

  • Stubb after Ukraine ceasefire agreement: ‘We should give peace a chance’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

    Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has warned Russia of a 'frozen relation' with the West if Moscow does not respect the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk on Wednesday.

  • Hollande: ‘Ukraine agreement is a ray of hope’

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

    On his arrival at the European Council, François Hollande called on leaders to remain vigilant on the Ukrainian question, and said that the next hours would be crucial. The French President recognised that "the agreement is no guarantee for long-term success".

  • Ukraine ceasefire agreement ‘absolutely weak’, Grybuskaite says

    Promoted content 12-02-2015

    The peace plan agreed to by France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia in Minsk on Wednesday to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine is a 'weak solution', according to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

  • Tusk after Ukraine ceasefire agreement: “We have to be cautious”

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

    European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that Europe must be 'cautious', after the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed to a ceasefire, in order to put an end to months of violence in eastern Ukraine.

  • Cameron: EU-Greece ‘standoff’ affects the UK’s economy

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

    Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the EU and Greece must find a solution to the Greek crisis, in order to end a “standoff that affects a growing British economy”.

  • Cypriot foreign minister: It’s rubbish to say that we are giving bases to Russia

    Promoted content 10-02-2015

    Asked by EURACTIV to comment on press reports about Cyprus being ready to provide air and maritime bases to Russia, Cypriot foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides branded them “rubbish”.

  • Civilians in eastern Ukraine need protection

    Promoted content 03-02-2015

    On a mission to Ukraine accompanying EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Christos Stylianides on 27 February, EURACTIV saw an NGO-run centre for internally displaced persons in the centre of Dnepropetrovsk, at some 200 km from Donetsk.

  • Klitschko faces anti-war protestors in Kyiv

    Promoted content 03-02-2015

    A pro-Russian, anti-war rally was held in front of Kyiv city hall on Wednesday (28 January), Mayor Vitaly Klitschko faced the protestors and told them not to let themselves be manipulated by hostile propaganda.

  • Abromavicius: Ukraine needs to reform its Achilles heel, Naftogaz

    Promoted content 16-12-2014

    In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Aivaras Abromavicius, the Ukrainian Economy Minister talked about the need for reform in Ukraine.

  • Jaresko: Ukraine needs all the help we can get

    Promoted content 16-12-2014

    In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Natalie Ann Jaresko, the Ukrainian Finance Minister, talked about the cause of the current financial crises in Ukraine and the country's need for continued assistance.

  • The State vs. Adamescu

    Promoted content 01-12-2014

    If Dan Adamescu's allies have it right, the publisher of Romania's leading opposition newspaper, the aptly-titled Romania Libera, is being persecuted by for opposing outgoing prime minister Victor Ponta. The charge?  Publishing a periodical which, for the better part of two decades, has served as an independent platform for investigative journalism in the former communist country. Now awaiting trial on corruption charges, the future does not look bright for the 66-year-old. Jewish entrepeneur. Adamescu's son Alexander spoke to EURACTIV about his father's plight.

  • Turkish EU minister: It is time for the EU to stop being prisoner of the Cyprus question

    Promoted content | Enlargement 13-11-2014

    The Cyprus issue should not take over on EU-Turkish relations. The EU should “look at the forest” where there are “huge benefits”, Turkey’s EU affairs minister Volkan Bozk?r told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.