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Global Europe 04-06-2018

Denmark, Russia lost in translation in the Baltic

Denmark and Russia had a diplomatic clash earlier this year over a report by the Russian public TV channel, NTV. EURACTIV.com looks into the issue as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Brexit 21-12-2017

‘Fact or Fake’: Did Russia influence the Brexit campaign on Twitter?

As Brexit throws up new twists and turns almost every day, EURACTIV's Frédéric Simon goes over some recent allegations about Russian interference in 2016's vote to leave the European Union.
Politics 15-11-2017

Over A Coffee with Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian MEP

Petras Auštrevičius, Lithuanian Liberal MEP, joins EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.
Europe's East 13-11-2017

‘Cold Eastern Winds’: An interview with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, joined Brian Maguire in the EURACTIV Studio to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit declaration, Ukraine’s intense reform process, the challenge of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Brussels, and the risks Russia continues to present along Europe’s Eastern border.
The Presidency: Clear and present dangers
Politics 20-03-2017

The Presidency: Clear and present dangers

The enemy isn’t just at the gates. The enemy is within. Europe is facing multiple fronts in the battle to preserve peace and security for its citizens.
Artis Pabriks over a beer
Global Europe 06-12-2016

Artis Pabriks on Trump, Russia and martial arts

In this episode of our ‘Over A Beer’ video series, EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire chats with Latvian MEP, Artis Pabriks, the European Parliament’s chief rapporteur on CETA, Europe’s controversial trade agreement with Canada.
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Energy 02-06-2015

European Internal Energy Market – Connecting the EU’s ‘energy islands’ in South East Europe

At the end of February 2015, the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union, aimed at ensuring secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for citizens and businesses.
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Energy 20-03-2015

EU links sanctions on Russia to Minsk ceasefire deal

“The duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements,” said EU Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday after EU leaders met for the March EU Council Summit.
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Europe's East 19-03-2015

Ukraine urges EU leaders to back peacekeeping mission in Donbas

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged EU leaders to back Kiev's request to sendi an international peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
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Europe's East 10-03-2015

Russia wants to divide the west, Tusk tells Obama

European Council President Donald Tusk visited the White House on Monday, where he met US President Barack Obama to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Greece and negotiations on the transatlantic trade agreement.
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Europe's East 03-03-2015

Commission condemns Russian travel bans on EU officials

The European Commission condemned on Tuesday (3 March) Russia's refusal to allow senior officials from Poland and Latvia, including an MEP, to enter the country to attend the funeral of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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Energy 03-03-2015

Šef?ovi?: EU gas supply ‘secure’

Commissioner for Energy Union Maroš Šef?ovi? has said that he is 'reassured' that the supply of gas to the EU markets remains 'secure.' Šef?ovi? comments came after he held trilateral gas talks with Russia and Ukraine on Monday.
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Energy 26-02-2015

Will Energy Union give business to abusers of human rights?

Turkey, Algeria, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and “other potential suppliers in the Middle East and Africa” were named in yesterday’s (25 February) Commission communication on Energy Union. EURACTIV understands that Iran and Iraq is also part of the Commission’s long-term thinking, as it searches for alternative suppliers of gas to Russia.  
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Energy 25-02-2015

Šef?ovi? hopes to convince Orbán to disclose energy agreements

On Wednesday (February 25th) the European Commission launched its Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union. One of the key elements of the Energy Union is that member states’ energy deals with non-EU nations should be scrutinised on a mandatory basis by the European Commission before they are signed. Russia has always insisted that those deals are confidential.
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Economy & Jobs 13-02-2015

EU leaders give ‘cautious support’ to Ukraine’s peace plan

On Thursday, EU leaders welcomed the ceasefire agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, but said they gave it 'cautious support.'
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Europe's East 12-02-2015

Juncker: Minsk agreement ‘excellent news’

Speaking to journalists on his arrival to the European Council meeting on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker described the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement as 'excellent news'.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

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

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.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Hollande: ‘Ukraine agreement is a ray of hope’

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".
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Europe's East 12-02-2015

Ukraine ceasefire agreement ‘absolutely weak’, Grybuskaite says

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.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

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

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”.
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Europe's East 10-02-2015

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

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”.
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Europe's East 03-02-2015

Civilians in eastern Ukraine need protection

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.
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Europe's East 03-02-2015

Klitschko faces anti-war protestors in Kyiv

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.
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Energy 15-01-2015

Šef?ovi? ‘very surprised’ at Russia’s decision to cut EU gas supply via Ukraine

EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šef?ovi? said he was 'very surprised' after Russia announced it would shift all its gas transit from Ukraine to Turkey, and that EU customers should buy this gas at the border with Greece.