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  • EU offers help to curb bloodshed as Ukraine clashes escalate

    News | Europe's East 23-01-2014

    As two months of protests in Kiev escalate into violence, Commission President José Manuel Barroso proposed today (23 January) to send the EU’s top diplomats to Kyiv to help dialogue and calm tensions. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich reportedly accepted the mediation proposal and assured Barroso that he did not foresee the declaration of a state of emergency in Ukraine. 

  • Barroso to Yanukovich: There will be consequences if violence does not stop in Ukraine

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 23-01-2014

    As the situation in Ukraine evolves toward civil war, Commission President José Manuel Barroso proposed on Thursday to send the EU’s top diplomats to Kyiv to help dialogue and calm down the situation. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich reportedly accepted the mediation and assured Barroso that he didn’t foresee to install a state of emergency in Ukraine.

  • EU suspends talks with Ukraine over Association Agreement

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 16-12-2013

    'Work on hold'. With these words, EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Füle announced on Sunday via twitter that Brussels is suspending further talks with Ukraine on a landmark trade and political pact.
    The Commission added that Kiev needs to show a "clear commitment to sign" the deal in order to continue the discussions.

  • EU stops work on Ukraine pact, Washington pushes for sanctions

    News | Global Europe 16-12-2013

    The European Commission announced yesterday (15 December) it was halting work on a landmark trade and political pact with Ukraine, meanwhile details emerged of the sanctions the United States and the EU would impose on President Viktor Yanukovich and oligarchs if there was a crackdown on demonstrators. 

  • Ashton: Ukraine’s President Yanukovich will sign EU deal

     Video | Promoted content | Europe's East 12-12-2013

    As protestors in Kyiv continue to defy police, EU's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said on Wednesday that Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich will sign the Association agreemtn with the EU.
    She also added that the people of Ukraine deserve better than their current situation, while an US envoy spoke for the first time of possible sanctions against Yanukovich's regime.

  • Ashton finally said it: Ukraine ‘deserves better’

    News | Europe's East 12-12-2013

    As protestors in Kyiv continue to defy police, EU’s foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton clearly said yesterday (11 December) that the people of Ukraine deserve better than their current situation, while an US envoy spoke for the first time of possible sanctions against Yanukovich’s regime.

  • Kyiv protestors topple Lenin statue

    News | Europe's East 09-12-2013

    Anti-government protesters toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Ukraine's capital and attacked it with hammers yesterday (8 December) in a symbolic challenge to President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia.

  • Yanukovich flies to China, Russia as Ukraine crisis deepens

    News | China 03-12-2013

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is set to head to China today (3 December), leaving a country plunged into crisis by his decision to forego a free trade deal with the EU under pressure from Russia. After China, Yanukovich will travel to Russia, his prime minister confirmed.

  • 350,000 Kyiv citizens take to streets after Yanukovich’s EU U-turn

    News | Europe's East 02-12-2013

    Ukrainian opposition leaders at a pro-Europe rally of about 350,000 people called yesterday (1 December) for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign. Violent clashes marred the rally between protesters and riot police.

  • Bulgaria’s middle-class rebels press for a ‘normal’ EU state

    News | Elections 02-08-2013

    More than two decades after taking part in pro-democracy protests against Bulgaria's crumbling communist regime, business executive Sasha Bezuhanova feels her life has come full circle.

  • Bulgarian commissioner speaks out after 40 days of protests in her country

    News | Central Europe 24-07-2013

    Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva expressed concern yesterday (23 July) about the political situation in Bulgaria, her home country, where anti-government protests turned violent on their 40th day.

  • Ankara hails EU decision to unfreeze accession talks

    News | Elections 26-06-2013

    EU ministers agreed yesterday (25 June) to open a new chapter in Turkey’s accession negotiations for the first time in three years. Even though talks will not start before October, Ankara reacted positively to the development. EURACTIV Turkey reports.