The leaders of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed in a Brussels meeting Sunday (22 May) to "advance discussions" on a peace treaty over a troubled region that saw a war break out in 2020, the European Council's president said.
European Council President Charles Michel, who made a surprise visit to Odesa on Monday (9 May), was forced to break off a meeting and take cover when missiles again struck the southern Ukrainian city, an EU official said.
A Russian-announced ceasefire was due to begin Thursday (5 May) at the besieged steel plant in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, to allow civilians to flee even as its defenders vowed to fight to the end.
The European Union is considering additional military support to Moldova, to cope with the spillover from Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, European Council President Charles Michel said on a visit to Chisinau on Wednesday (4 May).
European Council President Charles Michel made an effort to open Russian President Vladimir Putin's eyes to his country's losses in Ukraine and to the effect of sanctions in a phone call on Friday (22 April).
Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday (6 April) agreed to peace talks to address tensions over the long-disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, which borders both nations, the office of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said.
EU leaders gathered in Brussels on Thursday (24 March) making no major decisions, the summit being marked by the presence of US President Joe Biden and by a sharp video message by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. EU leaders repeated their...
After hours of debate, EU leaders on Thursday (10 March) stopped short of concrete commitments on Ukraine's appeal for rapid accession to the bloc and differed over the reach of sanctions against Moscow.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday (28 February) submitted an official request to allow his country to gain ‘immediate’ membership under a special fast-track procedure as it defends itself from a Russian invasion. “We ask the European Union for Ukraine’s...
As Russian tanks roll toward Kyiv and with diplomatic options to impact on Moscow waning, the EU leaders made the effort on Thursday night (25 February) to put a brave face and express a message of unity.
**Adds more details on second sanctions package The EU is expected to give political approval to the second package of sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine later on Thursday (24 February), which could include a range of far-reaching measures. However,...
***The story has been updated after the Russian strikes on Ukraine on early Thursday morning and will be continuously updated during the day. The EU is set to hold an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday (24 February) evening, which...
EU and African leaders laid out a number of promises to secure equitable access to vaccines at the end of a two-day summit in Brussels on Friday (18 February). No decision on lifting intellectual property rights was reached, however.
Azerbaijan has released eight Armenian prisoners in an effort to facilitate new talks with France and the European Union on the border conflict between to two central Asian countries, said European Council President Charles Michel on Monday (7 February).
Azerbaijan handed over 10 captured Armenian soldiers to Armenia on Sunday (19 December) for the second time this month following talks last week between both sides and European Council President Charles Michel, the two countries said.
As tensions between Ukraine and Russia are at their highest in years, EU leaders and their Eastern Partnership counterparts met on Wednesday (15 December) for a summit aimed to reaffirm the strategic importance of the region. The EU summit with...
The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, paid a rare official visit to Belgium on Thursday and Friday (25-26 November) in an effort to present his country as a reliable partner to the EU and open the door to new opportunities.